FREE Innovation Group events
Batch production in the school environment: An introduction to mould making, with a focus on non-toxic plastics
Date: Postponed – date to be confirmed for September/October 2012
Venue: University College School, Frognal, London, NW3 6XH
Course leader: Michael Cloke
Advances in materials available to practicing designers and makers are constantly occurring, and many of these processes are not accessible to students. Modern plastics provide learners with the opportunity to experience thermosetting plastics first hand and use them to generate batch producible products of potential commercial quality, in an environment free from highly toxic fumes.
With a practical focus this event will look at using non-toxic plastics in a school workshop environment, and suggest possible projects with a batch production theme.
Objectives – what will delegates gain
• Knowledge and understanding of a range of plastics and how to use them safely in a workshop environment.
• Mould making tips and tricks.
• Project ideas with a focus towards the manufacturing aspect of GCSE written papers.
• Free resources will be provided, to support the integration of non-toxic plastics into the school workshop.
Course start and end times:
Arrive at 1630 for coffee; event runs from 1700 to 1900.
Please report to the reception upon arrival.
Transport details and Map
Nearest Stations: Finchley Road and Frognal (Overground), Hampstead (Northern Line).
If travelling by car, please enter NW3 6XH into your sat nav, alternatively follow this link for a map www.maps.google.com/maps?q=NW3+6XH
How to book – Limited places
To book a place, please e-mail
providing your full name, email and school address and phone number by Friday 15th June 2012.
There is no fee to attend this meeting, but if you have booked and find you cannot attend, please cancel your place as soon as possible to allow others to take your place.
This event is free
It is supported by the Design and Technology Association and the James Dyson Foundation. It is part of a series of events by the Innovation Group. Look out for other events.