RM

Design and technology revision year 9

 

Boards

 

Properties

 

Common use

 

Corrugated card

A strong and light weight material

Made up of two or more layers

Available in different thicknesses

Packaging found in a pizza box

Used for large items that need protecting

 

Duplex board

A thin board which often has one side that is suitable for printing on

Food packaging

 

Foil lined board

A board with on side covered in aluminium foil, making it a good insulator

Takeaway or ready meal packaging

 

Foam core board

Two pieces of board with a core of foam to increase the thickness

This board however is very lightweight

Model making

 

Inkjet card

Treated so that it can be used in all inkjet printers

Printing in inkjet printers

 

Solid white board

Top quality cardboard

Smooth and white

Good for printing on

Book covers

 

Hard wood

 

Properties

 

Common uses

 

Ash

Tough and flexible

Wide grained

Finishes well

Sports equipment

Ladders

 

Beech

Hard and strong

Close grain

Prone to wrapping and splitting

Furniture

Children’s toys

Bench tops

Tool handles

 

Mahogany

Strong and durable

Available in wide planks

Fairly easy to work

Panelling and good quality furniture

 

Oak

Hard and tough

Open grain

Can be finishes to a high quality

Timber framed buildings

Flooring

 

Balsa

 

Strong and durable

Lightweight

Easy to work

Model making

 

Softwood

Properties

Common uses

 

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RM

Design and technology revision year 9

 

Boards

 

Properties

 

Common use

 

Corrugated card

A strong and light weight material

Made up of two or more layers

Available in different thicknesses

Packaging found in a pizza box

Used for large items that need protecting

 

Duplex board

A thin board which often has one side that is suitable for printing on

Food packaging

 

Foil lined board

A board with on side covered in aluminium foil, making it a good insulator

Takeaway or ready meal packaging

 

Foam core board

Two pieces of board with a core of foam to increase the thickness

This board however is very lightweight

Model making

 

Inkjet card

Treated so that it can be used in all inkjet printers

Printing in inkjet printers

 

Solid white board

Top quality cardboard

Smooth and white

Good for printing on

Book covers

 

Hard wood

 

Properties

 

Common uses

 

Ash

Tough and flexible

Wide grained

Finishes well

Sports equipment

Ladders

 

Beech

Hard and strong

Close grain

Prone to wrapping and splitting

Furniture

Children’s toys

Bench tops

Tool handles

 

Mahogany

Strong and durable

Available in wide planks

Fairly easy to work

Panelling and good quality furniture

 

Oak

Hard and tough

Open grain

Can be finishes to a high quality

Timber framed buildings

Flooring

 

Balsa

 

Strong and durable

Lightweight

Easy to work

Model making

 

Softwood

Properties

Common uses

 

Comments

No comments have yet been made