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3D Scanning

This video from Boxford demonstrates 3D scanning and reverse engineering of products using a 3D scanning machine. The 3D scanning machine is shown followed by the object, an ornamental cat, which is to be reverse engineered. Full 360 degree laser scanning of the ornament is performed. The scanned object is then...

Lean manufacturing

This film looks at how Brompton Bicycle introduced a system of lean manufacturing to manage production. This enables them to eliminate the waste by looking at every aspect of the design from the customer’s point of view and also reducing lead times. The film also explores the...

Investigating careers in Airbus

In this resource careers in Airbus are explored, including in particular the engineering roles that are available. Students are able to see the wide number of roles that Airbus needs to function as a company, but how the Engineering roles are critical and numerous within the organisation. Several case studies of...

Investigating Airbus

Students find out about the Airbus company and its structure. To begin their prior knowledge of aircraft is considered through their ability to name parts of an aeroplane. They find out where airbus is based around the world and the type of work it undertakes. Airbus’ employee numbers and how they contribute to the...

Engineering Sectors

Students use the resource to look at some of the sectors in Engineering including Aerospace, Automotive, Communications, Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, Environmental, Transport, Rail & Marine Engineering.

Through production of a written research piece, supported by information...

Engineering employers

Students are given introduction to a selection of Engineering employers. They consider some of the key employers that work in engineering sectors. Students complete a card sort activity of work undertaken by the companies that matches their logo from the Aerospace, Automotive, Communications, Electrical/Electronic...

Great British Designs

This is a classroom presentation / posters that remind pupils that great British designs are all around them!

What is engineering?

This resource provides an introduction to engineering for primary children. It can be used for a whole school assembly with follow-on inquiry work, or with one class, and would be suitable for working with a STEM Ambassador.  The resource aims to break down preconceptions about engineering, looks at what...

Community STEM Clubs poster

STEM Clubs are not just for schools! They are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This poster is for anyone wishing to advertise a STEM Club in their local communities, be it a one-off session or recurring club; in a library or...

“Aerospace and aeronautical engineering covers the design and engineering of the systems, equipment and components that make up flying vehicles such as aeroplanes, helicopters, spacecraft and rockets.” Tomorrow’s Engineers: From Idea to Career

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