A1 Technologies have just introduced a new 3 D printer, the Maxit, which they claim can be assembled from the kit within four hours. The Maxit is said to be extremely reliable and the kit is price at £995 and a complete 3D studio, including the Chameleon 3D Design and David 3D laser scanner as well as a Maxit, is available for under £2,000.
HPC Laser recently handed over a laser to Sarita Sharp and Annabel Ashwell of the Mandeville School, Aylesbury.
The laser was a prize for the winners of the HPC competition to find the school or college which made the strongest case for the FREE machine.
The winning school was chosen by Andrew Morton of ICHF, the organisers of the Design and Technology Show, based on their letter. The prize was presented by Chris Jacobs of HPC Laser.
In the light of proposed curriculum changes Eptsoft have added STEM software to its title for science, technology, engineering and maths.
This highly interactive software includes around a thousand topics ready for full screen IWB technology.
Developed to resemble a colourful interactive text book page on the screen, individual values can be inserted from traditional text book examples, enabling students to interactively explore the book’s topics in a more interesting and enjoyable way.
The Eptsoft STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths V10 is available as a downloadable evaluation package on this website.
IWB market leader SMART Technologies has introduced the Podium 518 and 524 interactive pen displays which provide the functionality of a SMART board interactive whiteboard, optimised for individual use and enables teachers and lecturers to turn any classroom into an interactive collaboration space.
Because the tethered pen is the point of contact, users can rest their hand on the interactive display while writing notes or interacting with the content while the smooth tilt stand enables users to adjust the angle for a more natural writing experience.
Lasers were a main feature on the stands at the recent D+T Show.
Specialist suppliers such as CTR Lasers, HPC Laser, Laserite, Solar Laser Systems, and Trotec were busy offering their machines.
Major equipment suppliers also offered a wide range of different lasers..
These companies included Boxford. C.R.Clarke, Denford, EMCO, Technology Supplies and TechSoft.
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Dena of Barnsley has developed an ‘end of life’ tyre recycling technology which creates a wood replacement product while using zero emissions and zero waste.
Dena Technology uses nanoparticles of rubber to produce a new wood replacement product.
The organisation claims the end product can be used to produce over 120 different wood replacement products including outdoor flooring, roofing tiles, construction sheets and outdoor furniture.
Already, there is interest from education. For more information contact: Dena Sulaiman on email@example.com
‘IDEAL FOR USE WITH VAC-FORMERS ‘
Formech have recently developed a manually operated roller press – the MRP500 – for the education market. It is said to be ideal for use with vacuum formers.
For more information contact Formech on 01582 469 797
Education secretary Michael Gove warns teachers a strike on June 30 will damage their reputation and alienate the public. He said he would to everything in his power to encourage schools to keep open.
IN THE “ KEEP D+T A STATUTORY SUBJECT CAMPAIGN “,DATA LAUNCHES A MANIFESTO.
DATA has launched a manifesto to keep D +T a statutory subject. In the manifesto a host of influential people pledge their support to the campaign to keep D +T mandatory.
In the May issue of Technology in Education DATA CEO Richard Green stresses the subject has reach a critical, but exciting point in its development. In the National Curriculum currently under review, Design and Technology should stay a statutory subject for all pupils aged 5 to 14, he urges.
Students need to do more to prepare themselves for the workplace
Students want universities to better explain employability skills and to provide more support to help develop them develop these important competencies according to a CBI/National Union of Students survey published recently and reported in the May issue of Technology in Education.
The survey of 2,614 students showed that over half (57%) want universities to help them with skills such as customer awareness, team working, and self management.
Sir James Dyson recommends D+T remains a statutory subject
Dyson recommends D+T should be renamed “ Design Engineering Technology “ and should be reclassified as a STEM subject.
These suggestions came in an exclusive interview he gave to Technology in Education published in the May issue – on page 34.
He strongly advocated that Design and Technology should stay a statutory subject within the national curriculum currently under review.