GENERAL SUBSTRUCTURE COURSES
Tables, linear systems, geometrical shapes, functions, trigonometry. Derivatives and their applications in finding maximum and minimum values, areas and volumes in the production and control of reserves.
Means of free-hand drawing, free-hand mapping with lines and creating geometrical forms, symmetry and prospect. Drawing linear models, level, solids and embossed objects. Shading-coloring–positioning a group of objects. Drawing imaginative objects or other, pieces of furniture or sculpture, or other.
INTRODUCTION TO WOOD PROPERTIES
Density (calculation, factors, variability), hygroscopicity (calculation, absorption, moisture equilibrium), shrinkage and swelling (calculation, anisotropy, practical importance), thermal properties (specific heat, thermal conductivity). Wood as an energy source. Mechanical properties of wood (strength to tension, compaction, bending, shocking, rupture, hardness). Acoustical and electrical properties of wood. Biological factors for wood deterioration (bacteria, fungi, insects, sea microrganisms). Wood structure faults.
ΤECHNICAL DRAWING Ι
Intoduction to Technical Drawing, intruments and drawing materials, various types and line widths of drawingς, technical drawing of letters and numbers, drawing scale, geometric constructionsς, projection types, various objects drawing, furniture items and smple furnitures through vertical projection method. Dimensions placement technique.
ΤECHNICAL DRAWING ΙΙ
Sections (generally, types of sections, designing of sections), tolerances, symbolisms of materials and elements (symbolism of solid wood, of wood products, associated materials of furniture manufacturing). Axonometric projection, types of axonometric projection, designing of objects and furnitures in various types of axonometric projection.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Ι
Information technology science. Δομή ενός υπολογιστικού συστήματος. Hardware categories (prossesor, memory, input/output units). System and application software. Data security. Information Systems. Computer networks and application. Internet servises. Internet security. Electronic commerce. Familiarization with the user interface. File managment, text editing, internet use and use of e-mail.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ΙΙ
Spread sheets, presentations, introduction to Data Bases (DB), DB models, DB Managment Systems, (DBMS), DBMS Architechture, Relational DBMS, Entity Relashionship Model, intruduction to SQL. intruduction to multimedia, compression, text, sound, image, video.
SPECIFIC SUBSTRUCTURE COURSES
General principles (general rules, design, formation, calculation, techno-economical control of construction). Units - types of fatigue (tension, compaction, bending, cutting, twisting, flexion, composite fatigue, safety and allowable tensions, calculation of endurance). Standardisation-fitting-elements of joints (elements of dismantle-able and nondismantle-able joints). Elements of circular motion (axles, spindles, joints, bases, and calculations). Elements of transmission (straps, pulleys, cogwheels, chain-movement, calculations). Elements of traction (steel wires, common ropes, and calculations). Metal processing machines. General presentation of wood processing machines.
Influence on furniture of all the styles, and namely the following: Minoan, Mycenaean, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Old Christian, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, French style, English style, Rustic, Spanish, German, Scandinavian, Modern style.
NON WOOD FURNITURE MATERIALS
Introduction - Materials - Types of Materials. Organic polymers - Definitions (polymerization, polymers) - Methods of producing polymers. Classification of Polymers. Sort properties. Categories Polymers - Definitions (thermoplastic, thermosetting, Elastomers). General Properties of Polymers, Advantages and Disadvantages of Polymers. Use of polymers as adhesives, bonding - Terminology during welding. Thermoplastic Polymers, Composition and structure of thermoplastic polymer (polyethylene (PE), Polystyrene (PS), Methyl Polymethakrylikos or acrylic glass (PMMA), polycarbonates (PC), polyvinyl chloride (PVC)). The thermoplastic polymers as adhesives (vinyl glues (PVA), Thermodialyomenes Adhesives (Hot Melt), Polyacryl glues). Composition and structure thermoset Polymer (Epoxy resins (EP), polyurethane (PU), phenol, Aminoplastika). The thermosetting polymers as adhesives (urea - formaldehyde, melamine - formaldehyde, Epoxy Adhesives, Polyurethane Adhesives, Adhesives Phenol - Formaldehyde, Resins Urea - Formaldehyde, Resins Rezorsinis - Formaldehyde). Composition and structure of elastomers (silicones, glues elastomeric polymers). Metals and Metal Alloys, Properties of Metals, Technological Classification of Metals. Iron, iron. Pig iron. Steel, Steels Classification. Metal corrosion, factors affecting corrosion, methods of protection against erosion. Copper and its alloys (Bronze - Bronze - Neargyros). Aluminum and its alloys (AlMgSi - Duralumin). Ceramics, composition and structure definitions. Comparisons of Ceramic Faced Metal. Common Glass - Common Types of Glass. Composites, Description, Composition and structure of Composite Materials (Heraklith - Formica - Corian).
FURNITURE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY Ι
During this course students learn the meaning of the design of furniture and the possibility of transferring these projects into production. It is the introduction to different types of furniture available and the materials used in their manufacture. The course is starting to familiarize students in both theory and practice with hand tools. By using these simple tools and begin the construction of the first connection between the wood. Then taught the method of transport projects on the ground through the construction of the panel material and cutting plans. Finally the construction is very simple furniture.
WOOD TECHNOLOGY ΙΙ
Raw and supplementary materials, manufacturing technology, properties, advantages and applications of products: plywood, particleboards, fibreboards (insulation boards, LDF, MDF, HDF), laminated wood, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Oriented Strand Board (OSB). Wood and panel board covering with veneers and plastic covers.
WOOD TECHNOLOGY ΙΙΙ
Raw and supplementary materials, manufacturing technology, properties, advantages and applications of products: Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL), composite wood from Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL), laminated lumber of trapezoidal cut, Scrimber type wood beams, type I cut wood beams, plywood from laminated strands of compact wood, composite plywood. Wood products covering panels for structures-frames etc. Simple and complex floors-floorboards. Standards for wood products.
ENGLISH (technical terms)
Alphabet, grammar, vocabulary, phrases, colloquialisms, simple documents, technical terminology, simple technical documents for the understanding of technical terms and vocabulary, in depth analysis of technical terminology and more complex documents, reading of technical documents related with wood, furniture, wood constructions, marketing and quality of such products. Translations of technical documents.
FURNITURE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY ΙΙ
During this course students learn the use of various equipment and machinery for the manufacture of furniture. It is the introduction of more modern forms of wiring. In this lesson ends and the first contact with hand tools once during the work and the most difficult of them. The use of these tools and machines is the most complex furniture using solid wood. This course is given and three projects producing furniture.
FURNITURE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY ΙΙΙ
The main theme of this course is the chair. In this context we are analyzing both the different types of chairs available and changes it saw in the course. Also developing the details that need to be in the design and methods of wiring used. A large part is devoted to the anthropometric data play an important role in the shaping of the chair. At the end of the course is presented and two different chair designs that are finally made during the workshop.
FURNITURE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY ΙV
WOOD CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
The main part of this course are the window frames. Analyze the different types of frames and how their construction. A key part and accessories are the frames and the way of support to the various construction works. During the workshops students undertake to design and build teams divided into doors or windows. Finally there is a reference to the sofa construction.
Chemical composition and isolation of the constituents of wood. Cellulose (chemistry, role, properties, products). Hemicelluloses (chemistry, role, properties, products). Lignin (chemistry, role, properties, products). Extracts (role, products). Resin and ritinefsi. Paper and Pulp. Special Products xyloplakon. Recycling old wood. Thermoplastic wood products. Chemical and thermal modification of wood & new products. Acidity of wood and effects applications. Pyrolysis products of wood. Products of new welding technologies and hot pressing of wood. New chemicals (colored fiber boards, thermowood, compreg, staypak, permagrain, lignofol, bio-oil, jicwood).
CAD FOR FURNITURE PRODUCTION ΙΙ
Basic principles of three-dimensional electronic design. Coordinate systems
(Cartesian, polar and spherical coordinates, import marks, etc.). Skins - basic imaging tools. Design basic geometric solids (parallelepiped, cylinder, cone, etc.). Logic operations between solid (intersection, union, subtraction, etc.). Surface design.
CAD FOR FURNITURE PRODUCTION ΙΙΙ
Basic principles of photorealism. Creation - Application materials in 3D models. Lighting and technical implementation of a 3D model. Printing techniques and presentation of full employment.
FURNITURE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ΙΙ
Further analysis of the concept of Industrial Design and duties of an Industrial Designer. Analysis of specific products, in relation to aesthetics, the target users - customers, materials and production methods to research and view slides. Principles of Ergonomics and Anthropometrics. Design Work (Projects) in which students are invited to design products that provide solutions to problems and better meet the needs of modern man. Although these tasks include: 1. Analysis and definition of the product and the User and Market Research 2. Analysis of Instrument Product - User 3. Creative ideas through sketches and models, 4. Edit Form aesthetically and ergonomically, 5. Evaluation and justification of Ideas, 6. Selection of Materials, 7. Finish line and Photorealistic Drawings 8. Final Model construction or actual product (if possible) and 9. Analysis of Production Process - Assembly etc. For each task students create folders (Portfolio) containing all of each task.
FURNITURE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ΙΙΙ
Presentations of contemporary and important products and analyze them in all respects (Form-Color-Ergonomics-functionality, materials, etc.). Presentations modern industrial designers and their work with student participation in research. Presentations of new materials and possible applications. In addition, design project where students are invited to design a piece of furniture using the methodology of Indust. Planning and experience acquired in the course of Indust. Design I & II work, the integration must be built in the original standard and can be used. Furniture will be exhibited in exhibitions organized by or involving the school students have to create portfolio containing all of their work in this design work.
CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE DESIGN PROGRAMS I & ΙΙ
Teaching commercial program for furniture design. Methods and systems design in two dimensions. Exact design, coordinate systems. Three-dimensional design tools. Solid customization, generating surfaces. Interaction of 3d objects. Photorealism, material properties and textures. Select type of lighting scenes. Movement and characteristics of digital camera. Through the presentation, direction and production of video.
PROGRAMMING OF CNC MACHINES
FURNITURE REPAIRING, MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION
Students exercise on software which is for programming machines like CNC (work center, terminals, etc). Students design furniture or other wooden products through programs and machines CNC that are commonly used in the Greek market and implemented by the Greek wood and furniture manufacturing companies.
Tools and materials for repairing, restoration and maintenance of old furniture, wood carvings, wooden works of arts, and wood structures. Repairing and restoration methods of old furniture. Repairing methods for wooden floors and for fighting decay due to wood worms in old wooden floors. Precautionary floor maintenance. Maintenance methods for old furniture and wooden works of art. Maintenance methods of external frames, roofs, balconies and other external wooden structures. Precautionary wood and wood structures maintenance prior to finishing. Wood preservatives for the precautionary and suppressive treatment of fungi and insects. (water soluble, oil soluble preservatives, poisonous gases, smokers).
Types of structural constructions, scaffolding, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, pergolas, fences, and roofs. Wood types and products used in structural constructions. Production, maintenance and repair technology, dimensions, static calculations. Wooden frame houses, log houses. Wall, floor, ceiling, roof-foundation structural sandwiches, available types, manufacturing technology, maintenance, repair, static calculations.
It is a six-month course during which students attend lectures and seminars given by experienced and specialised scientists and enterprise staff from the wood-furniture sector. The subjects of the lectures are relevant to matters concerning the organisation of wood-furniture enterprises, the design of furniture and wood structures, the production technology of furniture and wood structures, modern materials and wood products, varnish, paints, tapestry materials etc., modern machinery and CAD-CAM systems. During the course, students are taught methods of composing studies, project reports and research projects. In the framework of the course, students in cooperation with the supervising professors of other courses, choose the subject of their degree thesis. The chosen subject must be relative to the complete and standard design and production technology of various types of furniture or to the application of new materials and production technology methods for furniture and wood structure that he/she will manufacture in the Department’s laboratories.
COURSES ON ADMINISTRATION, ECONOMICS, LEGISLATION & HUMAN SCIENCES
The modern business concepts, elements which characterize, its components and its environment, the operational functions in place. Structural shapes, forms of business. The meaning and scope of the organization and administration (management). Managers and their role. The basic functions of management, the importance of the historical development, current trends. The meaning and importance of strategy, types of strategy. The concept, nature and planning processes. Objectives, mission, vision, resistance to change. The decision-making methods and techniques. Organizational structure of the operation, segmentation, groups, fundamental principles. Developing human resources, recruitment and personnel selection, motivation, education and evaluation. Changes and incentives. The leadership skills and tasks of the leader of activities, and communication channels. Control, information technologies, information systems, new technologies and management. Total Quality Management.
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Micro and macro economic elements: Basic concepts of political economy, laws of supply and demand curves change and elasticities of supply and demand. Business Economics and wood furniture: definitions, basic functions, production process, inputs, productivity, economic principle, product, mathematics in economic enterprises. Depreciation: Depreciation definitions and conditions, time of useful life, residual value calculation depreciation, amortization method. Costing of production and wood furniture: types of costs, labor costs, materials and production overhead, interest costs and time machines, parts and costing methodologies, analysis of production jobs, relationships between production costs for wood products and furniture in the net and gross income, and production volume and profit, break-even analysis.
MARKETING OF WOOD AND FURNITURE PRODUCTS
Introduction to Marketing. The role, functions and key environmental marketing companies and wood furniture. Development of new wood products and furniture. Life cycle of wood products and furniture. Market Segmentation - Identify the target market. Furniture distribution channels and factors that affect them. Advertising companies and wood furniture and selection criteria. Forward sales and technical enterprises of wood and furniture. Pricing products and wood furniture - pricing strategies and tactics, choice of an appropriate pricing method. Marketing research firms and wood furniture (necessity, process market research, questionnaires). Implement strategic marketing firms and wood furniture. Contact us - examples - Case studies.
TECHNICAL LEGISLATION AND SAFETY
Introduction on law. Elements of General Urban Right. Significance and discriminations in work conditions. Depending work. Object and content on working right. Convention and relation during work. Operation and solution of legal problems. Wage policies by a special protective arrangement. Hygiene and safety conditions during work. Legislative fields. The system of prevention and responsibility. Working accident and professional illnesses.
HISTORY OF ARTS
Prehistoric era, world evolution of art, Hellenistic era, Roman era, Eastern art (Buddhism), Early Christian era, Byzantine era, Early Islamic era, Middle ages, 15th century, Renaissance, 17th century, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Eastern traditions, Impressionism, Primal alternativism, 1910- 1919 era, post World War I to World War II era, Modern art. Decorative elements, sculptures, wood sculptures-carvings, etc from all eras of the history of arts.
IDENTIFICATION OF WOOD
Wood macroscopic features. Wood grain, texture, colour and appearance. Keys for identification. Exercises and lab tests with naked-eye and microscopic identification of the most important Greek and tropical wood species.
History of cutting tools for woodworking. Materials technology wood. Cutting Technology. Design and manufacture of cutting tools for woodworking (cutting disks, heads, trimming, shaving heads, milling heads, cutting heads - formatting, boring).
INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Innovation: key concepts - key types of innovation, other classifications, sources of origin requirements to innovation, the network organization. The diffusion of innovation, the dynamics of innovation, models of successful product innovation, a crucial role. Innovation is a business process. Managing innovation. The national innovation system. Structures and institutions supporting innovation activity. Benchmarking and innovation. Peer research - industry. The system R & D for industrial innovation. Technology parks, incubators, technology transfer from universities and institutes. Patents. The innovativeness of Greek enterprises and businesses especially wood - furniture. Definition of Entrepreneur, Characteristics of a successful businessman. Reasons for failure of new businesses. Rules to survive. Business Plan - pension - evaluation and implementation stages of. Decision-making - a feasibility study.
FURNITURE DESIGN PROGRAMS
Teaching commercial program for furniture design. Methods and systems design in two dimensions. Exact design, coordinate systems. Three-dimensional design tools. Solid customazation, generating surfaces. Interaction of 3d objects. Photorealism, material properties and textures. Select type of lighting scenes. Movement and characteristics of digital camera. Through the presentation, direction and production of video.
FURNITURE & COLOUR
Chromatology, colour and furniture, combination of different pieces of furniture vs. place, position and vs. interior decoration in a specific indoor environment.
Reference to CNC programming. Cartesian Coordinate System level (two dimensions) and space (three dimensions). Absolute and relative coordinates. Introduction to Databases in the furniture and wood. Collect and organize data of furniture and timber. Benefits Database. Objects and functions of a database. Relationship tables and referential integrity. Sharing Database. Data protection. Data Bases in the furniture and wood. Queries with aggregates (eg total, number) and criteria. Designing forms and reports. Macros and actions. Handling data using modules.
Numbers. Plural form. Personal pronoun. Possessive adjectives. The verbs: to be, to have. Tenses: Present Continuous, Simple Present. Prepositions of place. Questions. Adjectives. Comparative adjectives.