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Study Module Development
Introduction to Modules.
During the life of this project each institution is working on a series of trial modules related to their particular areas of expertise and available facilities. This number will be augmented as the project progresses. When complete, the package is intended to form the basis of the European Centre for Timber and Colour Technology and Transnational Training outlined in the Project.
These modules are currently under continuous evolution being monitored and tested through student mobility to evaluate the viability within the project guidelines.

AUTOCAD 2000
This module provides a teaching guide together with examples and excercises to enable the learning of the basic principles.

TIMBER TECHNOLOGY
This module provides the opportunity understand and recognise the structure of different species of hardwoods and softwood, backed up by timber laboratory facilities.

COLOUR
This module is divided into three parts.
Linseed oil, Staining Techniques and the Application of Waterbased Binders for underpainting purposes

MULTI-MATERIAL EXPLORATION
This module provides the opportunity to combine a variety of materials in a single product. The materials include wood, stone, metal and ceramic. The material combinations available vary with facilities and raw materials available at the different institutions, e.g. Finnish Soapstone.

IDEA GENERATION
This provides a paradigm for both idea generation and design development. Within this module students are encouraged to use a range of creative drawing techniques from a variety of stimuli to produce exciting design solutions.
Design solutions are then transferred via a number of formats e.g. Rhino software, to enable the production of finished artifacts.

COMPWOOD TECHNOLOGY
This module in the form of manual developed by Compwood Machines Ltd enable those using the material to benefit from existing research.

WOOD BENDING TECHNOLOGY
This is a teaching module to enable the student to understand the basic principles and practical use of compressed wood.
The module covers the history, development, practical applications and technology relating to the 'Compwood' process.
This process involves the longitudinal compression of solid timber to render the wood bendable without steaming. The potential of this process and it's positive benefits provided the catalyst for the development of this Project.

CNC DATA TRANSFER
Alpha-CAD enables the student working in computer-aided design to establish direct contact with CNC machinery available in many of the partner institutions.