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OPTION C: CAD/CAM C8 – Social, Moral, Economic, and Environmental Aspects

OPTION C: CAD/CAM C8 – Social, Moral, Economic, and Environmental Aspects

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Option C: CAD/CAM

Option C: CAD/CAMC8 Social, Moral, Economic, and Environmental AspectsDiscuss how CAD allows for working 24 hours a day every day across time zones.Consider global communication systems and how these can be used to enable 24hour working in different nations.

Discuss how CAD allows for flexibleworking in any location.Consider the use of laptops, mobile communication systems and the ability to work while on the move.

Outline how CAD has changed the role of the designer in the design process.A designer multi-tasks, For exampleCreates a variety of modelsIntegrates the business of design with the creative aspects.

Outline how CAD has changed the nature of the designerclient relationship.Closer relationshipExchange of information and ideasClient more involved in the design process.

CAD has changed the nature of design education.More scope for studentsFor exampleSophisticated modelling techniques.

The effect of CAM on the labour force.ConsiderUnemployment24hour working.

CAM has changed the type and range of product.Consider accuracySophisticationReliability.

Some products are manufactured by CAM while others may be made using traditional manufacturing techniques.Consider costs Complexity of outcomeFlexibility of workforceAssemblyThe use of mechanization.

Discuss how rapid prototyping andother CAM techniques reduce the useof natural resources.ConsiderAdditive manufactureReduced research and developmentThe manufacture of sample goods to be used in trials.

Implications of computerized manufacture on the infringement of copyright and patent laws.Include ease of copyingSecurityChanging designs.