This unit broadens the student’s understanding of the use and properties of materials in product design. There is a particular emphasis upon new and emerging materials and processes and volumes of production. Lectures cover the following areas of study; comparative assembly techniques, automated assembly, recycling and disassembly, surface treatments, guidelines for designing mouldings; fastening and joining techniques.
Maggie Phoeng, BIC pen cap
Sarah Mote and Holly Squirrel, "Illuminate" laser cut lamp
Jarrod Burge and Lachlan Marshall, "Centipede" laser cut lamp