Young Technologist's Handbook

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Produced for the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP), this book contains a comprehensive selection of useful descriptions and reference information on the properties of materials, manufacturing processes, ergonomics and electronics. This pulls together a wide range of data into a single publication, accessible to students aged 14 and above.

The handbook also includes worked examples showing how quantitative data can be applied in design and technology. A section illustrates a variety of 'throwaway' products as examples of advanced engineering. They are readily available products, such as the pull-top can, stapler, plastic drinks bottle and ball pen which are an excellent starting point for considering products and applications. The book contains several sections.

General Introduction Symbols and their use Decimal prefixes Units of measurement Conversions

Measurement Systems Measuring length Maths help

Introduction to Materials Some physical properties of materials Manufacturing techniques Notes on the impact of manufacturing

Manufacturing techniques for metals

Casting Sintering Machining Sheet metal forming Joining and fastening

Manufacturing techniques for plastics

Moulding Vacuum forming Notes on the impact of manufacturing

Toxicity of materials Byproducts Disposal and recovery of materials


Small miracles of technology The PET bottle Aluminium drinks can Disposable ball point pen Disposable stapler Torch bulb Tape cassette Lightweight headphones

TEP Data sheets Including: Resistors Transistors Integrated circuits Capacitors Diodes Thyristors Miniature DC electric motor Piezo electric transducers Shape memory alloy

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