Design & Technology eLearning
Focus Educational Software Resources
These interactive Design Technology resources are suitable for whole class teaching or individual study. They are tried and tested, having been developed over 15 years by experienced UK teachers. Available as Windows PC software (choose between single or site licences), or online with an annual subscription (DT Online Resource Pack). Site licences cover unlimited users within a school. The online annual subscription (DT Online Resource Pack) covers all of the titles and also includes home use at no extra cost.
Metals Manufacturing Processes
This resource covers the main techniques involved in
manufacturing metal based products, bringing examples of industrial processes into the classroom. Each topic contains an animation of the process, detailed information, video clips and photos which can be printed out or pasted into other applications. There are built-in tests enabling students to quickly access their understanding of a topic area.
Processes include: Sand casting, Die Casting, Investment Casting, Sheet Metal Bending, Punching, Presswork, Drilling Jigs, Spinning, Welding, CNC Machining, Plasma Cutting.
Design Technology: Metals Manufacturing Processes Windows Software Single User Licence
Order Code: OS100U
Design Technology: Metals Manufacturing Processes Windows Software Site Licence
Order Code: OS100S
Exceptionally clear 3D models of 37 traditional joints,
linked information pages and 80+ photos make this the ideal resource for students learning about joints and where they should be used in project work. Images and photos can be pasted into design folders with guidance given as to how the information should be evaluated.
Topic Areas Covered Include: Chairs, Tables, Cabinets, Table Tops, Drawers and Boxes, Doors and Panels. Joint Features Include: Dowel, Bridle, Mitre, Halving, Mortise & Tenon, Housing, Dovetail, Butt, Edge-to-Edge, etc.
Design Technology: Wood Joints Windows Software Single User Licence
Order Code: OS102U
Design Technology: Wood Joints Windows Software Site Licence
Order Code: OS102S
This resource covers all major types of mechanisms
and their practical application. Each mechanism is clearly explained through 3D animations, photographs, video and text. When used as a self-study package for learning the theory of mechanisms, students can work at their own pace, checking progress as they go through on-screen tests.
Topics include: Motion, Gear Systems, Pulley Systems, Lifting Systems, Screw Threads, Levers, Linkages, Cams & followers, Crank & slider, Sprockets & chain, Ratchet & Pawl, Moments Equilibrium, Shafts & Couplings, Bearings & Lubrication, Clutches & Brakes.
Design Technology: Mechanisms Windows Software Single User Licence
Order Code: OS104U
Design Technology: Mechanisms Windows Software Site Licence
Order Code: OS104S
An exciting interactive resource designed to aid the
teaching of Fairground Ride control projects. High quality 3D animations of 18 amusement park rides are available in addition to photographic images, written descriptions and videos. At the click of a button the internal mechanism of each ride can be revealed. The resource is structured to encourage students of all abilities to conduct research into the design of ride layouts, mechanisms and electric circuits.
Topic Areas Covered: 3D Amusement Park Ride Simulations, Pulley Systems, Types of Motion, Gear Systems, Switching Circuits, Technical Vocabulary, On-Screen Testing.
Design Technology: Fairground Rides Windows Software Single User Licence
Order Code: OS106U
Design Technology: Fairground Rides Windows Software Site Licence
Order Code: OS106S
Plastics Manufacturing Processes
Based on real-life production facilities, this resource
successfully brings industry into the classroom. Each topic has an animation of the process and a wealth of detailed information and photographs. Once a topic has been studied, an on-screen test allows students to assess their knowledge and understanding. A great way to teach the theory of manufacturing in plastics.
Featured Processes include: Blow Moulding, Calendering, Compression Moulding, Injection Moulding, Extrusion, Line Bending, Rotational Moulding, Vacuum Forming.
Design Technology: Plastics Manufacturing Processes Windows Software Single User Licence
Order Code: OS101U
Design Technology: Plastics Manufacturing Processes Windows Software Site Licence
Order Code: OS101S
Resistant Materials 2 Database
This resource includes information and prices for the
majority of materials, components and fittings found in Resistant Materials design projects. Students can Browse, Search and Evaluate materials and produce accurate Cutting Lists and Project Costings. Findings can be saved and printed out for direct inclusion into design folders. New materials and price updates can all be added by the teacher.
Database categories include: Metals/Plastics/Wood, Man-made boards; Catches, Locks & Stays, Electronic Components, Handles & Knobs, Hinges, Hooks & Eyes, Knock-down Fittings, Nails, Rivets, Screws, Nuts, Bolts & Washers.
Design Technology: Resistant Materials 2 Windows Software Single User Licence
Order Code: OS103U
Design Technology: Resistant Materials 2 Windows Software Site Licence
Order Code: OS103S
By bringing examples of industrial practice into
the classroom, this innovative and unique resource shows how the company designs, prints, packages and advertises one of its products using three industry standard printing processes – offset lithography, screen printing and flexography.
Topics include: Brochure Artwork, Imposition & Colour Separation, Plate Setting & Processing, 4 Colour Printing Process, Folding, Stitching, Trimming, Screen Production, Packaging, Cost of Production, etc.
Design Technology: Graphic Products Commercial Printing Processes Windows Software Single User Licence
Order Code: OS105U
Design Technology: Graphic Products Commercial Printing Processes Windows Software Site Licence
Order Code: OS105S
This resource is designed to aid the teaching of Moving
Toy and Automata projects and is great fun to use! It is structured to encourage students of all abilities to conduct their own investigations into the basic principles of mechanisms. It combines seven topic areas with detailed analyses of 21 real-life automata.
Topic Areas Covered Include: Types of Motion, Gear Systems, Levers, Linkages, Pulley Systems, Cams and Followers, Technical Vocabulary.
Design Technology: Mechanical Toys Windows Software Single User Licence
Order Code: OS107U
Design Technology: Mechanical Toys Windows Software Site Licence
Order Code: OS107S
Focus DT Online Resource Pack Cloud Subscription
The Focus DT Online Resource Pack Cloud Subscription gives unlimited online access to all of the above titles both at school and at home for all teachers and students. No installation required. iPad, Android, PC & MAC compatible (internet connection required). New titles and updates included at no extra cost. (For login information please include the email address of the Head of DT and/or Network Manager with your order.)
DT Online Resources Pack, 1 Year Site Licence. Includes Smart, Modern & Composite Materials, DTVideo Clips Library, Flatpack Furniture & KDF, Focus on Product Analysis, Focus on Energy Use and Environment, Focus on Wood Joints, Focus on Food: From Cow to Consumer, Focus on Mechanical Toys, DT Materials Database, Focus on Mechanisms, Focus on Graphic Products, Focus on Fairground Rides, Focus on Key Stage 1 DT, Focus on Plastics, Focus on Metals, C.A.T. Energy Trumps
Order Code: OS120S1