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NYSCATE Module Guide - Design for Manufacture

NYSCATE Module Guide - Design for Manufacture

This module is one of the results of a project that was initially providing workshops in the areas of materials/manufacturing and information technologies to secondary school technology teachers through a program that brings together community college technical experts, high school teacher/leaders, and university pedagogical experts. By exploring the best way to manufacture an item, this module provides students with the opportunity to learn at a variety of levels about design for manufacturing. At the first, most obvious level, students learn about different manufacturing technologies, materials, assembly techniques, finishing, and packaging. Students also have opportunities to apply and sharpen specific skills and concepts in science and mathematics, and to use their reasoning and creative skills. At a higher, more important level, students gain an understanding of learning-by-doing and learning-by-necessity. These important concepts are used in the real-world working environment. The big picture is that students learn important, fundamental concepts about what engineering is. They learn about evaluating different parameters and making trade-offs to determine the best way...


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