Basic Technology (Introductory Technology)

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Tools and materials for house wiring

When it comes to house wiring, there are several tools and materials you may need. Here’s a list of common tools and materials used for house wiring: Top Electrical Tools List Pliers Screwdrivers and nut drivers Wire strippers Utility Knife Fishing tools Measuring devices Labeling machines Power drills and drivers, hammer/drills Power saws Voltage Detectors/ […]

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Motion in Engineering

Motion can be defined as the movement of a body (object) from one point to another with the application of force. Types of Motion At this level, the two types of motion to be considered are Linear Motion and Rotary Motion. Linear Motion: This is the motion of a body moving in a straight line.

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Wood Work Project

Woodworking is a craft that involves shaping, carving, and constructing objects using wood as the primary material. It is a versatile and rewarding hobby that allows individuals to create functional and decorative items with their own hands. Woodworking can range from simple projects like building a birdhouse or a small box to more complex endeavors

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A window is an opening in a wall, door, roof or vehicle that allows the passage of light, sound, and air. Modern windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material, a sash set in a frame[1] in the opening; the sash and frame are also referred to as a window.[2]

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Building Components (Foundation)

A foundation (or, more commonly, base) is the element of an architectural structure which connects it to the ground and transfers loads from the structure to the ground. Foundations are generally considered either shallow or deep. Foundation engineering is the application of soil mechanics and rock mechanics (Geotechnical engineering) in the design of foundation elements

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Wood Processing

The major wood product categories are sawntimber, wood-based panels, woodchips, paper and paper products and miscellaneous others including poles and railway sleepers. During the last several decades, forest product processing technologies have undergone extraordinary advances in some of the above categories. Improvements have been achieved in terms of recovery rates, higher qualities in terms of

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Rubber and plastics

Rubber vs. Plastic In the past, people have seen the progress of technology. From the simple usage of wood and cement to the invention of metal, mankind has really made great progress to become what they are today. Along with this progress are some changes to their lifestyle. These changes were brought about by the

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Properties of ceramics and glass

Ceramic Material Characteristics Ceramics and glasses are inorganic, nonmetallic materials consisting of metallic and nonmetallic elements bonded primarily with ionic and covalent bonds. These high strength bonds give rise to the special characteristics of these materials. They occupy a unique place in the spectrum of engineered materials offering many desirable alternatives to the metals and

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Metals – Ferrous and Non Ferrous 1. Metals. Exercise 1: Make a list of all the different metals that you know about. 2. Metals. Two main groups, 1.Ferrous. 2.Non-Ferrous. 3. Metals Ferrous Pure Ferrous Metals Non Ferrous Ferrous Alloys Pure Non Ferrous Metals Copper Non Ferrous Alloys Alum. Brass Bronze Solder Zinc Tin High Speed Steel Copper

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Properties of metals

Differences and similarities between metals and non-metals Properties: Metals: Non-metals: Strong Brittle Malleable and ductile Brittle React with oxygen to form basic oxides React with oxygen to form acidic oxides Sonorous Dull sound when hit with hammer High melting and boiling points Low melting and boiling points Good conductors of electricity Poor conductors of electricity

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identification of wood up vote13down voteaccepted Hardwood is usually from a deciduous tree and softwood is usually from a coniferous one. Hardwoods typically have a higher density(hence hardwood). For the most part that is the general accepted (although broad) definition and yes there are several exceptions. Little more than that please Much like identifying wood species; determining

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Properties of materials

What is wood? You often hear people grumbling about money and all kinds of other things that “don’t grow on trees”; the great thing about wood is that it does grow on trees—or, more specifically, in their trunks and branches. Structure of wood Take a tree and peel off the outer “skin” or bark and what you’ll find is

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Workshop safety

Rules and Regulations 1) Never work alone in the workshop, work at least in pairs. This is so because in case of industrial/workshop accident the other partner will be a helper (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) it’s all about Teamwork. 2) Think about what you are doing; think before you start a job and during the entire time

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Work Shop Safety

Workshop rules and safety considerations Workshop safety is everyone’s responsibility, the following rules have been put in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Please read the safety rules carefully before entering the workshop. Workshop rules Student affected by drugs or alcohol are not permittedin the workshop Students with any health problems that

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Technology (“science of craft”, from Greek τέχνη, techne, “art, skill, cunning of hand”; and -λογία, -logia[2]) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, and the like, or it can be embedded in machines to allow for operation without detailed knowledge of their workings.   The simplest form

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Orthographic Drawing

Imagine you are shopping for a chair to go in your living room. You find the perfect one, but it is way too expensive. Fortunately, you have a cousin that builds furniture. Maybe he can build the chair for you! Describing the chair over the phone was more than a challenge. Your cousin suggests you

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Perspective Drawing

A mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one point on a horizon line… Although this definition sounds complicated, the concept is relatively simple. One point perspective is a drawing method that shows how things

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Oblique Drawing

Definition of oblique drawing  a projective drawing of which the frontal lines are given in true proportions and relations and all others at suitable angles other than 90 degrees without regard to the rules of linear perspe ‘Cabinet Oblique’ In Cabinet obliquethe scale (depth) is halved whilst in Cavalier oblique the depth scale is the same as

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Drawing Practices

Isometric drawing; A pictorial representation of an object in which all three dimensions are drawn at full scale rather than foreshortening them to the true projection. An isometric drawing looks like an isometric projection but all its lines parallel to the three major axes are measurable. Isometric drawing, also called isometric projection, method of graphic representation of

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Metal Processing

Metal Alloys An alloy is a material made by melting one or more metals together with other elements. This is an alphabetical list of alloys grouped according to the base metal of the alloy. Some alloys are listed under more than one element, since the composition of the alloy may vary such that one element is

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