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3D Printing In Schools and Colleges: Managing the Risks
Over the past couple of years we have been developing new guidance for 3D printing: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was involved with CLEAPSS in producing this guidance. HSE endorses the guidance, as it follows a sensible and proportionate approach to managing health and safety.

The new guidance is made publicly available via our site: 3D-printing-in-schools-and-colleges-managing-the-risks.
Futureminds 09 (autumn 2018)
The Autumn edition of Futureminds is now online. It’s the biggest edition yet, with articles about:
  • Mobile kitchens in primary classrooms
  • Painting a mural
  • Working with power tools
  • Collaborative D&T projects to make a penny whistle
  • Drone racing
  • Careers in textiles
  • Resources for food teaching

And lots of other news, including the 'small print' which has some H&S information about pressure vessels and COSHH, as well as our technician job service.

Futureminds 08 (summer 2018)
This summer 2018 edition has articles about drones from Airgineers and Skillsupply, 3D printing from Learnbylayers, the future of textiles from the Textiles Academy, food science from the Food Teachers Centre and the Institute of Food Science and Technology, how to make stuff and save money from TechSoft and some H&S tips from our small print.
Futureminds 7
The spring 2018 edition of Futureminds is now available.There are a wide range of interesting articles and some advice on H&S in the small print section.Read about how to manage the NEA in the new GCSE, some developments in textiles and food training, a report from a technician about CPD and updates about Art and Design support.
New Ceramics Document
We have recently published a new document collecting together and updating our advice regarding the use of ceramics in school:GL245 Ceramics in school
This contains:
  • Hazards and Risks
  • Glazes
  • Clays
  • Kilns
  • Outdoor Kilns
  • Ceramics Machines and Equipment
  • Hand tools and other Equipment
Schools where ceramics is part of the curriculum, in D&T or Art and Design, should be aware of the latest guidance, contained in this new publication.
Latest FutureMinds
The summer term copy of FutureMinds is now available from the website tab above. It has a number of interesting articles from a range authors:
  • Robots in the curriculum
  • Techsoft talks about Finite Element Analysis
  • Non-specialist Food Teachers support
  • Preparing for the new D&T GCSE
  • GoPrint 3D give examples of projects using new technologies
  • Foodoppi an Irish, online food resource
  • Landrover 4x4 competition
  • Material technology - metal coatings
  • Top tips for the new GCSE
  • The Smallprint 
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