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New technologies in design and engineering

This presentation can be used to introduce new and disruptive technologies to engineering students. It was based on BTEC Engineering but would also be relevant to GCSE Design and Technology / engineering. It contains an overview of hydrogen fuel cells, optic fibres, blended wing bodies, surface nanotechnology,...

Sustainability in D&T

This is a presentation that I use to introduce the topic of sustainability for design and technology. It contains an overview of 5 R', some industry examples and a number of short activities for the students to try.

The advantages and disadvantages of robotics in industry

This resource introduces the topic of robots in engineering. It contains an overview of different types of robots and sets up a debate amongst teams about the advantages and disadvantages of robots in industry

From Cradle to Grave: Product Lifecycles

This resource challenges students to produce a life-cycle assessment for a mobile phone and its packaging, and then to suggest improvements to the design and materials in order to reduce its impact on the environment. Students assess materials acquisition, materials processing and manufacturing. The resource also...

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