An introduction to thermoplastics

The differences between thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics are explained.

Designing and making a plastic chair

A look at the design and production of a plastic chair.

Designing and manufacturing mountain bikes

The main stages in the design and manufacture of mountain bikes.

How 3D printing works

A guide to understanding the processes involved in 3D printing.

How die casting works

A guide to understanding the processes involved in die casting.

How injection moulding works

A guide to understanding the processes involved in injection moulding.

How metal lathes work

A guide to understanding the processes involved in using a metal lathe.

How sand casting works

A guide to understanding the processes involved in sand casting.

Hybrid air-breathing jet engines for space travel

The development of a hybrid jet/ rocket engine for a reusable space craft.

7 learner guides

We have a selection of learner guides