Asdfghjkl Essay

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RM/Graphics and CAD CAM 1) Computers are used in the design and manufacture of RM and graphics products. Computer Aided Design (CAD) can be used to design printed materials to be used with graphic products, logos, prototypes. Name and describe 2 computer programmes which exemplify CAD 2D design is another CAD where you can have many types of drawings in a 3-D format. Google’s Sketch up is a CAD where you can build something in 3D and use it for interior design. (4 marks) 2) Pick TWO pieces of equipment that are used in the manufacture of RM/Graphics products form the list below: CNC Milling Machine Laser Cutter Rapid Prototyping CNC Router Vinyl Cutter You must explain how these work (how they manufacture products) including any specialist tooling that they use. What sort of products are they used to make and what materials can be used with them? Put this in your own words as simply as possible, using number order or sketches where appropriate. Vinyl cutter – vinyl cutters are more commonly known as cutting plotters. Cutting plotters use knives to cut into a piece of material (such as paper or vinyl) that is lying on the flat surface area of the plotter. It is achieved because the cutting plotter is connected to a computer, which is equipped with specialized cutting design or drawing computer software programs. Those computer software programs are responsible for sending the necessary cutting dimensions or designs in order to command the cutting knife to produce the correct project cutting needs. In recent years the use of cutting plotters (generally called die-cut machines) has become popular with home enthusiasts of paper crafts such as cardmaking and scrapbooking. Such tools allow desired card shapes to be cut out very precisely, and repeated perfectly identically. Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques

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