Manufacturing is the large-scale production of products or goods that are then sold on to a customer. Industries that require qualified manufacturing graduates include space, music, nuclear, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and automation and robotics. The total value of UK manufacturers’ product sales was £400.8 billion in 2021, an increase of £34.5 billion (9%) from £366.4 billion in 2020, but this remains lower than the 2019 total of £402.2 billion. The manufacture of food remains the largest division (making up 20% of total sales); the manufacture of furniture (£7.8 billion) and the manufacture of wood and wood products (£9.0 billion) showed the largest proportional increases in sales, up by 22% and 21%, respectively. In this project area you will learn about how you take a design and create the process for turning it into a product, from the selection and ordering of materials to the quality control of the finished product.

  1. Introductory Sessions (2hrs)
    Driving Question: How is a gaming console manufactured?
    Part 1: What are the key processes of building a games console?
    Part 2: Work out how to rebuild the console
  2. Project (20hrs)
    Project Brief
    Driving Question: How do you design the manufacturing process to create a product?

Immersion Event: Unbuild a Gadget
Prototype Electronics Video
Prototype Electronics Video 2
-Prototype Electronics Full Process Video
Taking apart an Android Phone and Putting it back together
-Parts List
-Research Parts Guide

Part 1: A deeper look into Manufacturing and the roles available
TASK: Create a report on the jobs available in the sector
-Introductory Slides
-Meet the Job videos:
-Here are a couple of very helpful websites to research careers in the sector:

Part 2a: Materials and Procurement
TASK: Create a slideshow of required parts and their use
-Customer Drawing and Requirements
-Procurement Staff Video
-List of Parts
PCB Board Components – 101
Solder SMD using SMD/SMT Stencil!

Part 2b: Production and Assembly Planning
TASK: Create a Process Flow chart
-Production Design Staff Video
-Production Process Key Questions
-Process Flow Chart Example
-List of required machines
How Its Made: Computer Circuit Boards
-Machines Explained
-Flowchart Exercise
-Flowchart Answers

Part 2c: The Importance Quality Control
TASK: Create a Quality Control checklist
-Quality Control Staff Video
BBC Guide to Quality Control
5 Ways Quality Control Inspectors Use QC Checklists
Production and Quality
IPC Standards of Quality

Part 2d: Engineering Drawings
TASK: Create a No Fit Drawing
-The Prototype Electronics Guide to No Fit Drawings Video

Part 3: Presentation
TASK: Present your overall Manufacturing Plan and Design

Final Evaluation

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