Teaching Resources , Pen Manufacture Enterprise
The materials in this book were generously provided by Kip W. Christensen, PhD, Technology and Engineering Education at Brigham Young University. This guide was adapted by Kip from a manufacturing unit he teaches as part of a technology education course in manufacturing materials and processes.
One way educators often partially meet these standards is through teaching a unit in which students manufacture pens using a wood lathe and other machines. Students enjoy making pens because they are fun to turn and are a useful product. They take great pride in the pens they have made. Teachers like teaching pen-making because it is an inexpensive activity that gives students several meaningful educational experiences in a short period of time. As part of a unit on manufacturing, pen-making allows the students to use several different machines (band saw, sander, drill press, lathe, power hand drill), and processes (cutting, sanding, drilling, turning, finishing). In addition, students can use a variety of materials (typically various woods, plastics, or polymer/wood composites), and do simple assembly.
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