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Exploring Design, Technology, and Engineering is an exciting introductory technology education text that provides in-depth coverage of the content defined in the Standards for Technological Literacy. Coverage includes the impacts of technology, technological systems, the history of technology,applying technology, and the designed world (agriculture and biotechnology, construction, manufacturing, information and communication, transportation, energy and power, and medical technology). This edition includes updated information o job skills, technological needs and wants, and technologicalimpacts.
Provides thorough coverage of manufacturing as it relates to the Standards for Technological Literacy.
Processes of Manufacturing provides comprehensive instruction in the various methods of processing metals, plastics, ceramics, and composite materials. The book devotes several chapters each to the major processes used in manufacturing today: casting and molding, forming, separating,conditioning, assembling, and finishing. A final section provides students with an introduction to such process design and control topics as sequencing of operations, automating processes, and quality control. The book is extensively illustrated with photos and a large number of line drawings that clearly convey the details of important processes.
The book helps students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live.
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