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ERIC Number: EJ1049342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Plastic Drill Bits
Roman, Harry T.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v73 n3 p31-32 Nov 2013
This article encourages students to think multidimensionally and in a multidisciplinary fashion with this challenge, and choose a team that can support this kind of thinking. Presented is a challenge in which a major home improvement company makes tools and accessories for use by experienced and new homeowners. This company would like to provide low-cost products, using simple materials. Having identified drill bits as an item they would like to provide with a new "twist" [pun intended], they wish to make a line of drill bits made of plastic or plastic alloyed with other materials. Their reasoning is that these drills could be used with most light-duty applications such as drilling through drywall, soft woods, and other simple materials. The students' job is to assemble a team of coworkers and develop ideas and concepts for plastic drill bits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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