Wood, Metal, Plastic
The 'Collins Real-World Technology' series is intended for students aged 14 to 19 studying design and technology subjects for National Curriculum, GCSE, Standard Grade and vocational courses. Through a series of selected industrial examples, these books relate the knowledge, skills and techniques required by students to industrial and commercial practices. This enables students' technological experiences to be firmly placed within a real-world context. The industrial examples show how manufacturers regularly employ specialised skills and techniques in their everyday work and show how these are clearly related to the students' own work.
'Working With Materials: Wood, Metal, Plastic' contains all the knowledge and skills that students need for working with resistant materials. Throughout, techniques are linked to examples from the real world, which highlight the relevance of students' work to industrial manufacturing. The industrial examples range from specialist joinery to precision engineering and plastic injection moulding. There is a perspective on manufacturing in the real world, properties of materials are investigated, and there is comprehensive coverage of the forming and fabricating processes.