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Manufacturing Technology Learning Modules - Sharing of Resources for School Outreach



C. D. Lovett


This Technology Learning Module project has demonstrated that it is practical to develop a learning module that uses learned fundamentals and apply those fundamentals to an application that is linked to real world significance. This project is non-intrusive because the student does not have to learn a lot of new things in order to participate in the project-based activities; Instead they build on what they have already learned. Activities performed in the projects enhances students' ability to visualize conceptual designs and help them to plan their designs within a coordinate system. During the project-based activities the students learn some of the basics of machining processes and numerical control programming. Students excitement comes from the viewing the simulation of the machining process and the receiving of their machined wax-blocks provides efficiency in sharing of resources and an additional level of excitement for the students. This author believes that this Manufacturing Technology Learning Module Project is adaptable to after school programs and will seek opportunities to implement this project in an appropriate after school program.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6313
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geometry, learning-modules, machining, math-club, nc-programming, school outreach, simulation, training


Lovett, C. (1999), Manufacturing Technology Learning Modules - Sharing of Resources for School Outreach, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created April 1, 1999, Updated October 16, 2008