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Product design- key terms
Terms in this set (36)
Mass production 'printing' method with water transferring picture onto the material
Used to cut out things being batch produced
The limit that you can go up to for the specification
Checks the systems that make the products (before, during and after)
Guaranteed the accuracy of a product
A group of techniques used to quickly create a scale model
A material made up from different materials to create new materials with improved properties
Intention to make builds for disabled and non disabled people
Development of products over time to make things easier to use
The needs and requirements from the market
When research and development in new tech drives the development of new products eg. iPhone
When a product is deliberately designed to have a specific life span eg. Phone chargers
How a product functions efficiently with a specific person with the weight and handling eg. Tin opener
The study of sizes of people in relationship to products eg. Chair sizes in a school to fit everyone
'One off' production
The manufacture of a single product eg. Famous landmarks
The manufacture of lots of the same product at once
Used to ensure the safety of employees when manufacturing a product, to see if employees know what they are doing
Materials with properties that react to changes in their environment eg. Thermochromic plastic changes color when temperature increases
Man made materials developed recently eg. Kevlar
The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular organization
The fairly priced trading between developed countries and developing countries
indicates that the product can be recycled. Sometimes used with a percentage to say how much of the product is recyclable.
Do not litter (symbol)
The Green Dot
It is a symbol used on packaging in many European countries and signifies that the producer has made a financial contribution towards the recovery and recycling of packaging.
The Forest Stewardship Council
logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests independently certified in accordance with the rules of the FSC.
A consumer symbol. It means that consumers can be assured that a toy which bears the Lion Mark has been made by a member who believes in making good quality, safe toys.
is most frequently used to identify products where safety is paramount, such as crash helmets, smoke alarms and flood defences.
process used to print small runs of prints. It can be used to print on fabric, plastic, timber and metal
Used in the industry to print on plastic film or paper eg. Carrier bags
A form of stamping where part of a surface is raised above the surrounding area
Uses of embossing
-a surface finish on paper/card
-emphasis as part of the design
-improve quality of product
A common finishing process use on a wide variety of material
A computer printer which uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as plastic, card, paper and fabric
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