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.
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Our membership has grown exponentially from 8000 members to over 32,000, as teachers are reaching out for our support to deliver inspiring and innovative Design and Technology in their schools. Join us as a corporate member and get noticed by over 32,000 teachers in D&T and engineering departments actively looking for the services your company can offer.
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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
We provide professional and efficient assistance in all things D&T, covering predominantly the South of England but always willing to travel further afield.
BMS are a family run business lead by David and Tom Wiltshire who along with their experienced engineers have collectively clocked up over 100 years in the industry.
Our overall goal is to develop and maintain a long-lasting customer relationship with the school and to help student and teachers remain confident and safe in their working environments.
Offering everything from Annual Machinery Servicing, LEV Testing, Inspections, Dust/Fume Extraction, Follow-up safety work, Call outs/Repairs, Complete Workshop Consultation’s and Workshop design and installations.
BMS are a one stop solution for all your D&T workshop requirements and needs.
For more information visit https://bmtm.co.uk/ or phone 01225 705321
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.
We are proud to be the fastest growing independent Co2 Laser repairs and servicing company in the UK. We provide a professional onsite service to over 300 schools, colleges & universities across the UK and Ireland. Our engineers have experience on all brands of laser machines including Trotec, HPC, Boxford, Denford, Epilog, Pure Laser, Piranha, Mantech and many more.
We offer annual servicing plans and replacement parts for your laser machine, as well as full training for new members of staff and guidance on monthly machine maintenance, helping you to keep your machine running at its best.
If you are experiencing any issues with your laser or if you would like an annual service, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
For more information please visit us at www.co2laserrepairs.co.uk
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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. See some F1 case studies here.
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. email@example.com
For more information please visit the Design and Technology Service website.
Eduqas is part of WJEC, offering Ofqual reformed qualifications to all schools and colleges in England.
Eduqas delivers a personal service to every teachers. This includes face-to-face teacher training, free digital resources and direct access to subject experts for each reformed qualification.
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.
Dryad Education, the new home of Specialist Crafts and Heart Educational, 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
Dryad Education 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
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 Logistics website.
Hobarts is one of the UK’s most established suppliers of Laser cutting and marking systems, laserable materials, fume extraction and 3D printers and consumables.
Hobarts has been a Universal Laser Systems distributor for over 25 years and has established a nationwide support network to compliment the extensive installed base here in the UK and across Europe. For the last 6 years Hobarts has been the number one distributor in Europe, The Middle East and Africa. All of our technicians are all factory trained and all have valid DBS checks.
With a large selection of laser suitable materials for all laser types and budgets, Hobarts offer a comprehensive solution for laser processing to both Education and Industry.
As an official distributor of BOFA International fume extraction systems, Hobarts offer a wide range of extraction solutions to suit all laser applications and processes.
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
Our mission is to offer a range of products which inspire creative learning, work and play.
HUE’s products are easy-to-use, affordable and perfect for classroom teaching, remote and blended learning, online tutoring, homeschooling, library makerspaces and summer camps.
The award-winning Plug & Play HUE HD Pro document camera and visualiser (Full HD1080p) incorporates a solid base, flexible neck, built-in LED lights and high-quality noise cancelling microphone. With the wide-angle lens you can capture a full A4 or US letter page (maximum A3). The camera comes with its own HUE Intuition software to take and annotate images, record video and flip/mirror the camera feed.
The HUE HD camera (HD 720p) is renowned worldwide as an economic and portable USB camera for the classroom, home, and office use.
HUE Animation Studio is a STEM.org approved educational kit popular with teachers, parents, and children. It includes the HUE HD camera, a single-user license of HUE Animation stop-motion software and the 64-page HUE Book of Animation full of tips and ideas.
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a UK-based not for profit organisation responsible for maximising opportunities for students around the world to learn with the BBC micro:bit.
The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.
As a Foundation, our mission is to ‘inspire every child to create their best digital future’. We do this by helping children participate in the digital world, with a particular focus on girls and those from disadvantaged groups.
We work in collaboration with educators to create and curate exceptional curriculum materials, training programmes, classroom tools and free resources.
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.
For more information please visit Mindsets' website.
Nortek Group are long standing manufacturers of educational furniture. We have historically invested heavily in product design and development, providing innovative and leading edge solutions, catering for the changing needs of education and in particular Design Technology & Engineering.
We provide a free-of-charge room planning service to our customers, and we use AutoCad Inventor 3D software to produce plans from the data produced at the consultation stage, or to link straight into existing plans in 2D format as well.
We benefit from paying attention to our customers' needs and many of our products have been designed as a result of that interchange of ideas.
This means we offer a range of products which are innovative and most importantly, application targeted to maximize the practical benefits of their use.
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”
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.
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 laser engravers which are chosen by many of the UK's leading universities, Trotec's R-series laser cutters provides a more cost-effective solution which is often a better fit for primary and secondary education budgets.
In addition to UK-based 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 cutters for schools, colleges and universities across the UK and Ireland.
For advice, more information or to arrange a visit to one of our laser showrooms, please call 0191 580 1182 or contact Trotec Laser.
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 the UKStem website
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. Our aim is to empower and enrich learners with design-led skills and understanding for the 21st century and inspire the next generation of artists, creatives, designers and innovators.
We work with schools across the UK to support the creative curriculum and give students the skills, knowledge and practical experience required for success in the 21st century.
We support teachers to develop their skills and knowledge in the classroom through CPD and online resources, working in collaboration with ITT providers, exam boards and Subject Associations.
Our national schools challenge, V&A Innovate, gives KS3 students the chance to design a solution to a real-world problem.
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VEX Robotics is educational robotics for everyone and we are proud to be the only educational robotics company to span the full continuum from Reception through to University. Our hope is that what you discover in VEX Robotics is a complete solution of tools, curriculum, and professional development within one ecosystem, supporting you and your students every step of the way.
Beyond science and engineering principles, VEX Robotics solutions encourage creativity, teamwork, leadership, passion, and problem-solving among groups. That’s why VEX is committed to advancing robotics education as leaders in STEM, making it easy to implement and providing you with all the support you need.
As well as classroom use, VEX Robotics works in partnership with the REC Foundation to deliver educational robotics competitions all over the UK. Students from age 8 to 18 can compete and prepare themselves to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.
Find out more at www.vexrobotics.com
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.
Warco have been supplying quality machinery and tools to education customers since 1975.
As the leading UK supplier of lathes and milling machines, Warco have supplied and installed machinery for schools, colleges and universities across the country. Academic facilities relying on Warco machines include Cambridge University, Oxford University, Eton College, University College London, as well as new build academies and UTCs such as the JCB Academy.
No project is seen as too big or too small, they work closely with facilities to provide tailored solutions and can handle all aspects of machinery installation. Warco are best known for metalworking equipment, with a large range of machinery and tools available to help train the next generation of engineers.
For more information including product details, please visit the Warco website and dedicated Warco education section.
For details of D&T installations, please see the Warco news page.
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