Teacher stuff...
chart of production

chart of production

one off production handout

one off production handout

scale of production

scale of production PowerPoint

RM Projects KS3
Ipod Amp Project
Frame Project
Storage Box
Pewter Casting Project
Coat Hook Project
Puzzle Project
Mechancal Toy Project
Food Technology KS3
Food Year7
Food Year 8
Food Year 9
Food History
Graphics Projects KS3
Board Game Project
Pop-Up Card & Nets Project
History of Design
Textiles Projects KS3
Sock Creature
Bag Project
Cushion Project
Hat Project
Textiles Theory
D of E
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
production methods lesson plan
Production methods lesson plan






Student stuff...
marking out jig

marking out jig

mass production handout
mass production handout
continuous production handout







GCSE Food Coureswork
Analysing the Brief
Design Page
Production Plan
Quality of Manufacture
Test and Evaluate
Theory Powerpoints
Food Revision
Food Quiz Box





logoWelcome to Jigs & Templates

Jigs and templates are designed to increase production, and produce further products to the same dimensions and shape as the original. They make products consistent.
To produce an accurate template in paper, I would suggest a drawing done on 2D design. The printed design could then be stick on you wood/metal or plastic lightly with a prit stick, and then cut out carefully.
Remember! A jig or template that helped you glue up a corner of your project, or helped you assemble your project, could also be used as a quality control check (QC) or as a systems and control device. Photograph it and include it in your flow chart.

What is ‘Scale of Production’

Single Item Production or ‘One off’
Specialist bicycle manufacturers make hand make bicycles for professional cyclists or for people who have the money to pay for a 'one off'. A carpenter designer may be commissioned to design and make a coffee table for a restaurant, this is single item production.

Batch and Mass Production
Furniture Manufacturers often make furniture in batches. That is to say, a particular design may be manufactured two hundred times and then the production line will be switched to manufacture a different design. Companies that batch produce items are usually capable of switching what they manufacture quite quickly.

Continuous Production
Companies such as those manufacturing products such as shampoos and soft drinks tend to keep the production lines operating for twenty four hours a day and every day of the week. This keeps a constant supply of the product which is then transported to shops and distributors.