DIY Material Testing Machine – Great Student Project in Materials and Structures.

Just a short post to share an excellent resource and idea for a small project in the new Topic 4: Raw Material to Final Product which encompasses much of the old units of Materials and Structures - with the following areas :- Mechanical properties: tensile and compressive strength, stiffness, toughness, ductility, elasticity, plasticity, Young’s modulus, stress and strain This blog post will take you to a project to produce a DIY Material testing machine to be able to measure the “Charpy ...

Design Technology – New Syllabus September 2014 – Initial Views and Thoughts

When a new syllabus is developed by the IB organisation and DT subject leaders it always meets with a great deal of trepidation and worry that the changes may not be for the better? The can be no doubting the positives that come with a development and update cycle of 6/7 years - and this is especially true of the Design Technology curriculum due to the amount of change and development that happens within the world of design in such ...