Alubind is an exciting Year 8 project which develops creativity, metalworking skills, and an understanding of 'Informalism' as a design philosophy. This project has a very high completion rate and students are delighted to take home and continue to use the final product. No prior metalworking knowledge is required, but by the end of the project students will have developed valuable skills and an appreciation of how the study of as design style help them develop design ideas.

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Our aim is to support teachers with all the resources needed to successfully run this unit of work in their classrooms. We provide all the materials and the less common equipment as well as classroom video, teaching notes and student sheets.

Materials And Equipment

  • Drilling machines
  • Work benches
  • Work vices
  • Pop rivet guns
  • Hammers
  • Clamps
  • Centre punches
  • Abrasive papers
  • Wire brush drill attachment (optional)
  • Metal polishes
  • De-burring tool (optional)
  • Sheet metal folder (optional)
  • Aluminium front piece
  • Aluminium back piece
  • d-clips
  • piano hinge
  • pop rivets - small head
  • pop rivets - large head
  • A5 paper

Pop Rivets – Small Head

Code: ABRS

4mm pop rivets for general use. Specifically for the Alubind project …

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Attaches to the inside back of the Alubind to hold the paper in place…

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Piano Hinge – 25m Roll


Purchase this in a bulk roll and then cut to any size you need.

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A5 Paper – 500 Sheets

Code: ABA5

Packet of A5 paper. Once students have completed …

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Piano Hinge


Purchase these pre-cut hinges specifically for the Alubind project …

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Alubind – Back Piece

Code: ABBP

Back aluminium panel for the alubind project comes with a protective sheet on one side …

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Alubind – Front Piece

Code: ABFP

Front aluminium panel for the alubind project …

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Pop Rivets – Large Head

Code: ABLR

4mm pop rivets for the Alubind project and the Photon Factor project. Box of 1000 …

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Alubind Teaching Resource Pack

Code: ABCV

This pack includes teacher’s notes, student worksheets and classroom video…

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