We work with businesses of all types within the D&T sector, who contribute to schools and help teachers and pupils with their understanding of what is required in a commercial and technologically developing world.
The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) represents the leading aluminium packaging producers and reprocessors in the UK. We are working to meet, and exceed, government recycling targets for aluminium packaging. In 2015 55% of all aluminium packaging sold in the UK was collected for recycling. Across Europe the industry aims to reach 70% recycling by 2020.
We developed the Alu D&T Challenge as part of our efforts to achieve these targets. We want to enthuse and educate tomorrow’s engineers, designers, consumers and recyclers about the versatility of aluminium, and the contribution this endlessly recyclable metal can make to a sustainable lifestyle. We have run the Challenge on behalf of the UK aluminium industry since 2012.
The Alu D&T Challenge supports the D&T curriculum for 11-14 year olds. The free online resource, available to download on www.learningaluminium.co.uk, contains lesson plans, stimulus sheets and guidance for teachers. It includes design briefs based on challenges faced by designers, engineers and manufacturers in industry today.
Each autumn term schools can enter their pupils’ designs in a national competition to win team and individual prizes for the students and their school. Winners and their teachers are invited to a celebration event in the spring term.
The Alu D&T Challenge is available on our online education hub, www.learningaluminium.co.uk, which also features free resources for students from seven to 14 years of age. These include the Aluminium Life Cycle, a cross-curricular resource linked to D&T, English and ICT.
CadCam Technology provide a comprehensive advice service for schools and colleges that are considering addressing the technology issues relating to laser cutting and marking within the education curriculum. This service comes as part of our ongoing commitment to help in the development and training of our UK industrial future.
More information can be found on the CadCam Technology website.
Axminster Tools & Machinery have over 40 years experience supplying to over 15000 education customers. With a dedicated team backed by in-house experienced technical support, we will ensure that our education customers are guided through the regulations and requirements, including BS4163, so that you get the right tool or machine, delivered and installed by Axminster.
Our customers can also request a free visit from one of our Technical Field Support Team. Based throughout the UK, this experienced team bring a wealth of knowledge in tools and machinery, installations, and regulation requirements.
For further information please visit http://www.axminster.co.uk/
Find out about Axminster’s student card scheme, visit http://www.axminster.co.uk/education
Boxford has been making machine tools for schools, colleges, universities and engineering training centres all over the world for more than 70 years. We're proud that so many innovators and engineers throughout the world got their first experience of machining on a Boxford machine. Our unrivalled knowledge in manufacturing CADCAM machines and the most intuitive and easiest to use software available encourages students to get hands on experience of precision machining allowing their good ideas to become reality at the touch of a button. Whether it's turning, milling, routing, lasering, or plasma cutting, Boxford machines are renowned for providing accuracy, speed, reliability, and value for money. Your students' futures, shaped by our experience.
For more information please visit the Boxford Ltd website.
The Chilled Food Association represents manufacturers of chilled prepared foods predominantly supplying the major retailers in the UK's ca. £9 billion retail market. CFA was formed in 1989 to establish and promote best hygienic practice standards. Membership is granted only to those businesses demonstrating commitment to CFA's various guidelines and compliance with hygiene standards by successful audit. CFA's website carries information on food safety, HACCP, market data, position statements, technical reference documents and presentations.
For more information please visit the Chilled Food Association website.
Designers and manufacturers of thermoforming and plastic fabrication equipment
For more information please vistit the CR Clarke & Co website.
A British manufacturer, with a world-wide reputation for quality and technological excellence, Denford manufactures CAD/CAM/CNC solutions for education and training, including CNC mills, lathes, routers and a PCB engraver, together with 2D & 3D design software – all of which are a familiar feature in Design & Technology and Engineering laboratories around the world. In addition to these core products, Denford also supplies a range of laser cutters, 3D printers and 3D scanning solutions to suit a variety of educational requirements.
Denford is also ‘Proud Founder and Sponsor’ of the “F1 in Schools STEM Challenge” – the world’s most exciting STEM-based educational project - showing the company’s dedication and commitment to encouraging and promoting student selection and enjoyment of STEM based subjects.
For more information, please visit the Denford Ltd website www.denford.co.uk
We are a specialist provider of innovative School D&T workshop solutions, from Annual Machinery Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs to full workshop design and installation, including LEV systems and machinery safety upgrades, complying with BS4163-2007 and PUWER Regulations 1998. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit the Design and Technology Service website.
Low cost, high quality exhibition displays backed by a fast reliable service.
For more information please visit the Discount Display website.
Emco supplies CNC machine tools, and Z Corporation 3D Printing machines to education. Emco provides training, consumables and servicing, to offer a complete service to our customers.
For more information please visit the EMCO website.
Suppliers for schools, colleges and universities of hot metal and heat treatment equipment, turnkey workshop design, gas proving and interlocking systems and education health & safety solutions
For more information please visit the Flamefast (UK) Ltd website.
Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity with an outstanding track record in kick starting careers in engineering. We help unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the excitement of our unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car.
Teams of students aged 9 to 25 from across the globe compete at Greenpower events in the UK, and in countries worldwide. The annual International Final takes place at the UK’s Rockingham Motor Speedway.
Greenpower opens doors to international career and study opportunities in STEM. We help discover the talent of the future and enable young people to develop a skillset in global demand.
www.greenpower.co.uk for further information.
Hindleys is one of the leading suppliers of materials and resources for D&T in Schools, Colleges and University departments.
For more information please visit the Hindleys website.
Suppliers of design & technology and science equipment, providing turnkey solutions and LEV H&S testing; products include forges, fume/dust extractions, kilns, woodworking machines, PCB equipment, gas safety systems, metal finishing and CNC machines.
For more information please visit the HME Technology website.
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited is the company responsible for developing and promoting HS2, the UK’s proposed high-speed railway. HS2 will connect London to Birmingham from 2026, Crewe by 2027 and then along a Y-shaped route to Manchester and Leeds from 2033. It will provide fast, frequent and reliable services for over 100 cities and towns, including eight of the UK’s largest cities. HS2 will be a catalyst for growth across Britain, opening up local and regional markets, attracting investment and improving skills and job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people across the whole country.
We are the official government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom.
We promote innovation by providing a clear, accessible and widely understood IP system, which enables the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas.
For more information please visit the Intellectual Property website.
Klick Technology is a highly reputable provider of furniture and associated building services to the education sector. Our reputation for durable products, quality workmanship and proven project management expertise spans over 25 years. We offer standard food technology rooms or stainless steel commercial catering facilities and are specialists in offering turnkey refurbishment packages for these and all types of rooms, providing everything from lighting to flooring. This service offers reassurance to clients seeking the convenience of one point of contact. We also produce a wide range of furniture products which cater for the diverse requirements of the curriculum area from electronics, through graphics and design, to drawing, modelling, making and testing.
For more information please visit the Klick Technology Ltd website.
Since 1979 we have been providing award-winning, world-class active learning solutions for technical education.
Today we create complete systems combining digital cloud content and tailor-made hardware kits that deliver innovative, inspiring learning in science, technology and engineering.
At LJ Create our mission is to enable learners throughout the world to achieve their full potential in a wide range of science and engineering areas by providing teaching solutions for schools and further education.
Our practical and innovative topic-specific solutions enable learners to achieve a firm foundation for their future, allowing them to grow and evolve in a way that meets their learning needs.
We help practitioners derive benefits in terms of learning outcomes and school management. We create more opportunities in science, engineering, and technology based curricula to enable learning for life.
Today LJ Create employs a diverse range of staff who are dedicated to our company vision. With bases in the UK and USA we are able to impact considerable human and technological resources on our business.
More information can be found on the LJ Create Website
Mindsets Ltd is a leading manufacturer and supplier of educational science and technology resources, including smart materials and innovative low-cost resources to enhance practical work in science and design and technology. Mindsets is a not-for-profit company and is a subsidiary of Middlesex University.
For more information please visit Mindsets' website.
STEM Learning is the largest provider of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers support to schools, colleges and other groups working with young people across the UK.
Supported by a partnership of Government, learned bodies, charitable trusts and employers, STEM Learning is dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects, and increasing the numbers progressing in STEM studies and into STEM-related careers post-16.
We enable design and technology teachers, technicians and others working with young people to engage with:
Visit www.stem.org.uk to browse our catalogue of CPD, view and download free resources, join our design and technology communities or find out more about how you can work with a STEM Ambassador or start a STEM Club.
OCR is a leading UK awarding body, committed to providing qualifications that engage learners of all ages at school, college, in work or through part-time learning to achieve their full potential.
We work with a range of education providers including schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions in the public and private sector. Over 13,000 centres choose our qualifications including Cambridge Nationals.
We develop our qualifications in close consultation with teachers, industry leaders and government. We support providers to deliver our qualifications and ensure our customers have access to a range of support materials.
One Touch Laser has a wealth of experience in supplying and supporting CAD/CAM equipment within education and industrial establishments.
As a company we are committed to providing high quality products that offer excellent precision, performance and reliability. A combined solution that supports the needs of all of our clients.
With advances in technology occurring so frequently nowadays it’s hard to know what equipment you need and that’s where we can help. We are continuously looking at innovative technology and as new products develop we assess them on an individual basis and if they suit our customers and their potential requirements then we will offer to supply them. If there is a particular piece of equipment you are looking for then please let us know and we will investigate it for you.
Our speciality began with the supply of Universal Laser cutting and engraving machines but as our portfolio has expanded so has our knowledge and expertise of the other products we supply which inlcude:
Ostia Tools purchases unused, surplus, broken or beyond economical repair tools, machinery and equipment from schools, colleges and universities across the UK.
We believe we can provide the best price for your equipment and our team of removers can deactivate and disconnect all equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Selling redundant equipment is a great way to increase departmental budgets.
For more information about our service please visit our website
To find out more about what we buy visit the Ostia Tools website
Pearson in education
Pearson is the world's leading education company. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, our curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programmes help to educate millions of people worldwide - more than any other private enterprise.
For more information please visit the Pearson website.
A world leader in design, engineering and product development software, PTC is proud to be working with the Design & Technology Association helping to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers.
PTC’s Academic Programme provides middle and high schools with a comprehensive package including:
Give your students access to the tools the professionals use. To sign up, and for more information please visit the PTC website.
RJH machines symbolise Performance, Quality and Safety in education. They are manufactured in the UK and have been designed specifically for use by students in D&T workshops. The range covers Grinders, Polishers, Bandfacers, Drills and Vacuum Form Trimming & Finishing Machines, and includes the renowned “Antelope” and “Gerbil” machines”
Catering clothing, embroidery, workwear, professional knives, catering equipment and textbooks. Russums has worked in education supplies for over 40 years and offers an extensive choice of products and brands. Chefs jackets, trousers and aprons start in XXS sizes, with discounted prices for education customers and all the small equipment you'll need for a teaching or commercial kitchen.
For more information please visit the Russums website.
The SOLIDWORKS innovation platform supports teaching and learning from KS2 to Higher Education.
Apps for Kids provides bite-size experiences of the design process to a generation of young creators. Our ecosystem of apps allows creations to grow from one app to another, evolving as they are developed. Video
SOLIDWORKS Education Edition provides powerful, engaging, hands-on software for students to understand and develop designs for the real world. The integrated 3D software, curriculum, and lessons make design development easy to learn, easy to teach, and exciting to use.
An Education Edition license is built around the concept of providing ALL Students and Staff with access to the full capabilities of SOLIDWORKS whether they are on campus or at home. To support Students and Staff there is curriculum and on-line training (MySolidWorks) for them to use. To recognise the achievements of Students and Staff and to help them distinguish themselves from their peers we also offer a unique portfolio of Certifications.
SOLIDWORKS also supports startup companies through the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program which offers software, training, and co-marketing resources to help their idea become a product and their product become a business. Video
Studica offers a wide range of Educational D&T products such as Solidworks, Siemens PLM, XYZPrinting and PTC Creo; allowing your students to use technology, to learn to design and make what they need. As well as this; Studica offers engineering focused STEM solutions; allowing your students to learn specification aligned STEM concepts such as Aerospace Technology, Sustainable Energy, Forces and Propulsion and more. With our range of Tetrix Robotics, your students can design and build Robots, using a coding language and controller of their choice, to be as versatile as possible. Tetrix Robotics is used for teaching robotics in the classroom as well as competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and the World Robotics Olympiad (WRO). Tetrix was originally built for Lego and is fully compatible with Mindstorms EV3; but can be used with other controllers like Arduino, National Instrument’s ‘myRIO’ as well as the Raspberry Pi and more. Studica is a proud sponsor and worldwide product supplier for the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition and official supplier for many leading design and technology brands such as Unity, fischertechnik , XYZPrinting, Solidworks, Siemens PLM, FUZE, Matrix Formula All Code, Pololu, and Parallax.
Technology Supplies are the leading supplier of innovative Design & Technology products, services and solutions. With a wealth of experience spanning nearly 30 years, Technology Supplies has built an outstanding worldwide reputation for being a one stop shop, supplying quality and affordable products, serving all areas of the education sector, from primary schools to universities. Going from strength to strength since its establishment, Technology Supplies has developed its portfolio from initially supplying materials for use in the Design and Technology curriculum to now include supplies for Food Technology, Textiles, Art, Graphics and Engineering, whilst consistently providing an excellent after care service.
Boasting a wide global customer base, Technology Supplies also offers a full project management, installation and maintenance service for brand new or refurbished workshops, supported by a team of highly trained engineers, helping schools and other education facilities comply with Health and Safety obligations.
Technology Supplies has successfully supported the International Design Technology market for over 20 years. During this time we have established ourselves as the leading provider to schools, colleges & Universities around the globe with the supply and installation of quality and innovative products and Equipment. We are always looking to work closely with local distributors and have built some excellent partnerships in markets in the Middle East, Africa & Asia.
For more information please visit the Technology Supplies Ltd. website.
TechSoft UK Ltd has been supplying CAD and CAD/CAM equipment to schools since 1987. TechSoft’s 2D Design software is in use in most schools in the country providing easy output to knife cutters, laser cutters, millers, routers, CNC lathes, etc. TechSoft are the education dealer for SolidWorks software which is used in over 1000 U.K. schools and colleges, providing an intuitive and powerful 3D CAD tool for creating full 3D designs which can then be realised on 3D printers or millers. TechSoft’s textiles department is overflowing with ideas for the use of CAD/CAM together with embroidery machines, knife cutters, laser cutters and sublimation. TechSoft also supply manual machines for D&T departments and are frequently involved in whole department new builds and refurbishments. Finally, TechSoft’s sales and training team spends pretty much every day in schools, colleges and universities, working with teachers in every part of the country to provide training, inspiration and advice about CAD/CAM systems and how best to incorporate them into the Design and Technology curriculum.
For more information please visit the Techsoft website.
Founded by the IEE and IIE, a community of those engaged or interested in engineering, computing and technology, and an essential knowledge network for this community and beyond
For more information please visit the IET website.
The Learning Resources® Ltd journey began in 1994, when our Managing Director established Learning Resources UK from his home in Norfolk on behalf of our parent company, based in Vernon Hills, Chicago, to provide high quality educational products to schools and homes across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company continued to grow and in 2009 the business acquired Educational Insights, based in Los Angeles, California with the common aim in delivering fun and experiential learning experiences for children.
At Learning Resources we believe we all learn better when our hands and minds work together, it’s the way we all learn from the time we are born. By moving and manipulating the world around us, we make sense of our environment and how things work. When children engage in hands-on learning they develop critical problem solving and strategic thinking skills to use for a lifetime. Our ethos is centred around the development of products that will change children’s lives for the better, providing endless opportunities to inspire learning through hands-on active play. We are passionate about education and believe that in delivering a high quality product, we can enable a child to discover the world around them, through exploration, imagination and most importantly fun – igniting a love of learning to last a lifetime.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association is a trade association for companies working in the engineering-based manufacturing sector. Many of its members are involved in the construction and supply of manufacturing technology; items such as machine tools, cutting tools, metrology(measuring) equipment and CAD/CAM software. Other members deploy these technologies, and some are involved in providing services to the industry.
Our key activities as an Association are:
For more information please visit The Manufacturing Technologies Association website.
TTS resources are ideal for teaching the curriculum while helping develop children’s designing and practical skills!
TTS have offered a large range of Primary Design and Technology resources for over 30 years, championing that this inspiring, rigorous and practical subject be offered to all children, at all ages.
In order to support you in delivering your lessons, TTS work with the “experts” to offer you a full range of resources that are fit for purpose in your school.
Whether specialist or non-specialist, TTS offer everything from Felt to Cooking equipment to Class kits covering KS1 and KS2.
TTS recognise budgets are constantly being stretched, so you can now be assured our prices represent best value for money, without compromising quality.
Workshop Safety & Maintenance UK Ltd operates 24/7 NATIONWIDE and OVERSEAS. We are a specialist provider for Servicing, Maintenance, Repairs, Installation, LEV Extraction testing and Refurbishment of machinery. Services provided are: Safety & compliance auditing , Preventative & reactive maintenance, Annual or 3 Year Fixed Price service contracts for Design & Technology equipment (reports included) and priority call outs for contracted clients, Repairs & upgrades to machinery, full refurbishments of machines, Laser & CAD/CAM machinery servicing & repair, LEV Testing, Inspection & Certification, PAT, Workshop Design & Consultation, Project Management Service, Certification, Familiarisation of machinery, Storage. Free technical advice is only a phone call away; Quotations supplied FOC, Competitive rates. All works are carried out to a high standard adhering to current regulations applicable to the specific task being undertaken.
Personal service from Professional, Experienced & Qualified Engineers is our guarantee. Our motto is never a problem, only a ‘challenge’. Email the sales team for more details.
For more information please visit the Workshop Safety & Maintenance UK Ltd website.
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