The Introduction to Design and Manufacture Project consists of three lessons that introduce vacuum forming, designing for manufacture and making a product using the Mayku FormBox. This pack designed, for children aged 11-14, consists of three lessons and includes printable lesson plans that you can use to get your class making in minutes. Lessons include full step by step guides with images, downloads and links.
Introduction to Design and Manufacture Project for the Mayku FormBox consists of the following lessons:
- Lesson 1 – Introduction to vacuum forming.
Give students a basic understanding of the different kinds of plastics and manufacturing methods associated with them. Focus in on the vacuum forming process and how the FormBox works to change the properties of plastics.
- Lesson 2 – Designing for manufacture.
Give students a basic understanding of manufacturing at scale. Provide some context for the way manufacturing is changing in the 21st century. Teach students the fundamental design considerations required for Vacuum Forming. Explain why these are necessary.
- Lesson 3 – Make your product.
Students are tasked with designing and making their own objects with the FormBox using the knowledge learnt in the previous lessons.