is a net?
A net is often called a development
net. It is a flat two dimensional shape, which
contains score lines and when is folded and glued
together forms a three dimensional shape. Nets
are often used for packaging items such as orange
cartons, point of sale display units, tissue boxes
and so on.
When a net is made it is important
that the net keeps some symmetry. All opposite
edges must be equal so that when you fold them
together they are the same length. Nets also need
flaps or tabs, these flaps or tabs are drawn on
the outside of the nets and are glued under the
net to keep it together. Please look below at
the net and made up box.
When nets are made in industry they
are printed on printing presses and wasted space
costs money! So when the nets are up on the printing
press they are put into a pattern called tessellation
in order to reduce waste. The nets are then cut
out with a tool called a die cutter. The die cutter
stamps out the net, then creasing bars are used
to fold the net into its required shape. Glue
is then added by machine to produce the final
Have a look at these nets so you
get an idea of what they are and what can be made.
free net examples from pete jvisser >>
||Mr DT says 'Read
the text above and then answer these questions
below'. Write your answers on a sheet of paper,
dont forget to write your name on the sheet!:-
1). What is a net?
2). What are nets often used for?
3). How are nets made in industry?
4). Please draw the net above, then cut it
out and make it!