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.
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.
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.
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.
Foundry designs creative software technologies used to deliver award-winning visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. Our software advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders across the globe.
Working with the worlds leading brands, Foundry's tools including Modo and Colorway, are used by footwear, electronics, automotive and consumer product designers. Our focus is photo-realistic, immersive experiences and we are a leader in the Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality spaces.
Here at Foundry we believe education is the key to a thriving and innovative artistic community -
visit www.foundry.com to learn more.
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.
Making the Future with 3D Printing
GoPrint3D provide 3D printing products and services to the education sector. They help schools, colleges and universities find the most suitable 3D printing solution for them.
GoPrint3D have worked with the National STEM Learning Centre (another Corporate Member) to deliver training courses to teachers on 3D printing since 2014.
Their products and services include:
GoPrint3D is a trading name of Express Group Ltd.
Heart Educational Design and Technology supplies stock over 13,000 materials and resources for D&T in schools, colleges and universities.
We match any other educational suppliers prices. With 29 years’ experience and next day delivery as standard.
Please visit our website or call us on 01162 744 744
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Heart Educational Sewing, Textiles and Crafts supplies stock over 8,000 products, including Sewing Machines, Fabrics, Threads and thousands more textile crafts ranges suitable for use in schools, colleges and universities.
Talk to the experts for free advice and techniques or call to book a free appointment at your school.
Please visit our website or call us on 01162 744 744
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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.
HPC Laser is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of CO2 laser cutting and engraving machines. Established in 2006, our team of skilled engineers have delivered, installed, serviced and supported over 4500 Laserscript machines across the UK to secondary schools, colleges, universities, signmakers, trophy engravers and hobbyists.
Our CO2 machines range from 35W to 220W and bed sizes from 300mm x 200mm to 2500mm x 1500mm.
Many of our models are available with laser upgrade options depending upon the material and thicknesses to be processed and our clever modular design allows our larger machines to be part-disassembled to fit through a single doorway.
All our PRO machines are covered by a 1 year ONSITE warranty and options are available to extend up to 3 years.
We offer a full range of machine accessories such as water chillers, fume filters, attachments for engraving rotary components and a full range of laser compatible sheet products.
All of our customers benefit from free of charge lifetime telephone support and onsite engineer support is always available for more complex issues.
We offer free live demonstrations at our Halifax showroom where prospective customers are able to see our machines processing their designs and their materials.
To explore our products and services please visit the HPC Laser Ltd 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.
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.
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.
Ostia Tools purchases unused, surplus, broken, end of life or beyond economical repair tools, machinery and equipment from schools, colleges and universities across the UK.
Where possible, Ostia Tools aims to get the equipment back into schools and our approved used equipment will always be cheaper than buying new.
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.
Information and FAQ’s about selling equipment from the department can be found here.
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.
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”
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 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.
Trend is a well established company that has been designing and developing router technologies since 1955 and during this time they have built a recognised brand with a strong reputation for high quality.
Trend operates in three key market segments:
Trend offers a wide range of fully guarded CNC routing machines. From Mini desktop versions with easy to use software, ideal for Education and Home use. To High Performance, floor mounted machines with improved routing productivity for Industrial and Business use. These machines coupled with Trend’s comprehensive range of router cutters, ensures the right tool is available to suit the requirements of any application.
Trend has also developed a range of custom jigs to enable customers to achieve routing tasks that would normally require much more specialist machinery. Examples include worktop jigs for kitchen fitting, mortise and tenon jigs for joinery applications, letterbox jigs and hinge jigs for door hanging.
With a full range of routing accessories Trend provides the customer with a “one stop shop” solution to their routing needs.
First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley for more than two decades. Triumph produces 15 different models, from the iconic Triumph Bonneville to the technology packed Triumph Tiger 1200.
Triumph builds around 67,000 bikes a year with over 700 dealers worldwide, employing 2,000 staff worldwide across 9 sites, including manufacturing at Hinckley and Thailand and CKD facilities in Brazil and India. There are approximately 300 design engineers based at the Head Quarters in Hinckley, with the majority of the design work in the UK.
The Triumph Design Awards is a competition open to 16-18 year olds to encourage and celebrate creative thinking, innovative problem solving and the ability to produce feasible solutions to real world challenges. Student submit a project they’ve been working on, such as their school coursework that meets the competition brief: “To use the power of design and engineering to solve a real world problem”.
We’re committed to encouraging young people to innovate and get excited by the thought of an idea evolving into a real life product. We want young design engineers to develop their engineering potential, and recognise that design engineering is an exciting and useful career that has helped shape the world we know.
Design Engineers from Triumph shortlist 25 finalists to exhibit their work at the national final, during which all entrants have the opportunity to present their design ideas to Senior and Chief Engineers from the Design Department at Triumph.
Trotec has been leading the field in the manufacture of laser cutters for over 20 years. With its manufacturing facility in Austria, Trotec takes pride in developing reliable, efficient and easy-to-use technology which is accessible to all. Alongside the advanced Speedy range of flatbed lasers which are chosen by many of the UK's leading universities, Trotec's rayjet series provides a more cost-effective solution which is often a better fit for primary and secondary education budgets.
In addition to UK customer service and a network of highly trained support engineers, Trotec also manufacture and supply a vast range of materials from acrylics, laser ply and MDF to plastic laminates and metal sheets. Trotec provides an all-encompassing solution of advice and support along with robust, safe and reliable laser cutting solutions for Schools. Colleges and Universities across the UK and Ireland.
For advice, more information or to arrange a visit to one of our laser workshops, please call 0191 580 1182 or email email@example.com.
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.
Wool4School is an annual student design competition encouraging budding fashion designers to show the UK what they’re made of. Wool4School is open to all sixth form school students aged between 16-18 or College of Further Education. The competition invites students to design a multi-functional outfit which truly highlights innovation and creativity whilst using a minimum 80% wool. The outfit must contain a minimum of one piece with a maximum of four pieces.
First launched in Australia in 2012, Wool4School has gone on to involve more than 85,000 students globally, not only learning the fundamentals of fashion design but also exploring the benefits and versatility of wool and the fabrics it creates. By putting wool into the minds of the UK’s future fashion designers, Wool4School encourages students to think innovatively and creatively.
The Woolmark Company is a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation, a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian wool on behalf of about 60,000 woolgrowers that help fund the company.
Following a degree in Civil Engineering and 10 years in construction management I turned to teaching Design Technology with a PGCE from St Luke’s College, University of Exeter. Teaching in 2 Isle of Wight schools led to the role of Assistant Head at South Hunsley in East Yorkshire. As assistant head I developed the then specialism of Technology and Engineering before moving to the Humberside Engineering Training Association to manage regional STEM projects including STEM Ambassadors, GreenSTEM for the Future, SMartFutures and Champions for Wind. As a teacher I was a Gatsby Teacher Fellow, SSAT Lead Practitioner, Edexcel and OCR Moderator at Levels 2 and 3 and the common thread through all these was the passion that underpinned my support of young people in finding out what how exciting their future careers could be.
In 2015 I set up UKSTEM Ltd to continue the STEM work. Now in its fourth year with a growing turnover and project base I launched the Global STEM Award, a new programme to motivate and reward learners in finding out about their future through STEM activities. Reception to the award has been fantastic with partners: University of Wolverhampton, Denford, Children’s University, Mindsets (UK) Ltd, Big Bang and the University of Hull Sparkfund.
International training work has been carried in Dubai, UAE (JSS International) and is currently going on in Wuhan, China with both teacher training and resource provision to China and UK based STEM camps for Chinese students.
For more information please visit https://www.ukstem.uk/
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