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3D Printers<br /> New Cube and CubeX 3D Printers<br /> <br /> Revolutionary desktop 3D printing simplified! The Cube and CubeX are the latest “buzz” in 3D printing and are ideal for teaching STEM/ STEAM. These award-winning desktop 3D printers are simple to use and low cost. The Cube, for only $1,299, provides plug-and-play simplicity, Wi-Fi, and Mac/PC compatibility. The CubeX, starting at $2,499, delivers big, multicolor, high-quality parts—FAST. Awarded “Most Reliable” and “Easiest to Use” by Make magazine and “CNET Best of CES Award for Hottest Emerging Tech.”<br /> <br /> Technology Education Concepts, Inc.<br /> www.TECedu.com/www.classroom3Dprinters.com<br /> info@TECedu.com • 800-338-2238<br /> <br /> Automotive Technology<br /> Electricity Training Activities<br /> <br /> Do you teach Electronics, Electricity, HVAC, or Automotive Technology? Still using old methods to teach modern technology? Interactive software makes learning exciting. Topics from Ohm’s law to op amps and digital troubleshooting are covered. Use your current textbooks and curriculum. Activities provide immediate feedback and grading. Learning activities are constructed using random variables to assure varied experiences. Use on computers/networks on campus or students can use it at home. $229 for unlimited site licenses! Funding often available through Carl Perkins, your media center, or library. Software is excellent for retention, individualization, and remediation. Download trial software programs from our website.<br /> <br /> ETCAI Products<br /> 800-308-0154 • Fax 901-861-0233<br /> info@etcai.com • www.etcai.com<br /> <br /> Aeronautics/ Aviation<br /> Wright Brothers Design Challenge™ with PowerPole<br /> <br /> Using Kelvin’s Wright Brothers Design Challenge with PowerPole (#851507), students turn a foam tray, toy motor, and propeller into a model airplane! Students in middle school and up can learn about aeronautics and problem solving with Kelvin’s unique PowerPole Challenge. Compete to build the lightest and the most innovative planes! Visit www.kelvin.com for more information.<br /> <br /> Kelvin<br /> www.kelvin.com<br /> <br /> Building Trades & Construction<br /> Construction Master Pro—Advanced Construction-Math Calculator<br /> <br /> Calculated Industries’ Construction Master Pro is used in education and training courses throughout the country to help students learn construction principles and develop applied math skills. Educational packages include calculators, workbooks, user guides, PC emulators, how-to YouTube videos, and more. To learn about our special, affordable educational pricing and free educator resources, please call or email our training department.<br /> <br /> Calculated Industries<br /> 800-854-8075, ext. 6260<br /> training@calculated.com<br /> www.calculated.com/education<br /> <br /> CAD<br /> Beginning AutoCAD 2014 Exercise Workbook<br /> <br /> New to AutoCAD? Want to brush up on the basics? Looking for a no-nonsense, easy-to-follow text or just want to learn AutoCAD quickly and easily? Then here’s the book for you! Updated for AutoCAD 2014 and 2014 LT, it covers Autodesk 360 Cloud, Design Feed Palette, Multiple File Tabs Control, Arc Reverse Direction Option, and Command Line Options. AutoCAD 2014 30-day trial version included on enclosed DVD.<br /> <br /> Industrial Press Inc.<br /> 212-889-6330 • www.industrialpress.com<br /> info@industrialpress.com<br /> <br /> CAD/CAM<br /> Get the Best of Both Worlds with Mastercam for SolidWorks!<br /> <br /> Mastercam for SolidWorks combines the world’s leading modeling software with the world’s most widely-used CAM software.* Program your parts directly in SolidWorks, then bring in your favorite Mastercam toolpath strategies and machine your part—all without leaving SolidWorks. This allows you to leave your file in SolidWorks with the full history tree.<br /> <br /> Mastercam for SolidWorks includes a suite of the most sought-after cutting strategies, including High-Speed Machining (HSM) toolpaths. In addition, Mastercam for Solid- Works delivers a powerful set of automated toolpaths that get parts off the machine faster, with little or no hand work.<br /> <br /> For more information, go to www.mastercamforsolid works.com or contact your local Mastercam reseller.<br /> <br /> *Source: CIMdata, Inc.<br /> Mastercam is a registered trademark of CNC Software, Inc. ©Copyright<br /> 1983-2013. All rights reserved. SolidWorks is a registered trademark of DS<br /> SolidWorks Corporation.<br /> <br /> MasterCam<br /> 800-ASK-MCAM • www.mastercamforsolidworks.com<br /> <br /> CNC<br /> Incorporate CNC into STEM, FIRST, PLTW, and Skills USA Programs<br /> <br /> Educators around the world know that Tormach PCNC mills offer the best value for incorporating CNC methodologies in their STEM, FIRST, PLTW, and Skills USA programs. Unlike tabletop mills earmarked for educational purposes, Tormach PCNC mills are real tools used in industries of all sizes around the world for prototyping, R&D, and small-scale manufacturing. Students can cut real parts and learn lessons using a CNC mill they may encounter on the job some day.<br /> <br /> Now you can bring in real-world materials like steel, aluminum, and titanium and make whatever inspires the students. From bicycles to combat robots and formula cars, the design constraints have just been lifted. Tormach PCNC mills use industry standard G-code and work with all the popular digital design tools (CAD/CAM).<br /> <br /> Tormach offers a complete line of accessories, including automatic tool changers, 4th-axis, Tormach Tooling System quick-change tool holders, and much, much more. Affordable Tormach PCNC mills start for as little as $6,800 and are sold direct or through select value-added educational resellers. CNC training workshops are available at our main office in Wisconsin. Visit us at www.tormach.com/ education to learn more.<br /> <br /> Tormach LLC<br /> www.tormach.com/education<br /> info@tormach.com<br /> <br /> CNC<br /> MAXNC Educational Bundle<br /> Have you been thinking of teaching CNC at your school but can’t afford it? Need more capacity in your CNC lab? Want your students to learn how to machine metal? Need a professional, yet affordable, easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn CAD/CAM package?<br /> <br /> CNC mill and accessories:<br /> • MAXNC 10 CL vertical mill—12" X slide<br /> • EC-2 embedded computer<br /> • Precision milling vise 2.5" jaw opening<br /> • Set of 2 ER-16 spindle wrenches<br /> • Set of 6 ER-16 collets<br /> • Set of 6 end mills<br /> • Edge finder<br /> • Set of 2 T-nuts<br /> • Set of 2 clamps<br /> <br /> CAD-CAM software and training material:<br /> • BobCAD-CAM V25 express license<br /> • BobCAD-CAM V25 training professor book and video series (e-book, 4 CD video box/127 videos, corresponding CAD files)<br /> <br /> Optional enclosure and coolant pump: $995.00<br /> • Full polypropylene/polyethylene enclosure with safety interlock, coolant sump<br /> • G code-controlled coolant pump (M08 / M09)<br /> <br /> Other configurations available!<br /> <br /> Ximotion LLP<br /> 480-940-9414 • www.maxnc.net<br /> <br /> CO2 Cars<br /> Create Perfectly Round Wheels for Model Cars<br /> <br /> The wheel-molding process isn’t perfect—but that’s no reason your wheels can’t be! This simple tool makes it easy to create perfectly round wheels for your CO2 dragsters and other model cars. Place the wheel on the lathe and press the run button while moving the cutting tool back and forth across the wheel. Then adjust the lathe’s gauge to the tire as needed. Requires a standard 120V wall outlet. For use with standard-size dragster wheels (approximately 35 to 40 mm). For more information contact:<br /> <br /> Pitsco Education<br /> 800-835-0686 • www.pitsco.com<br /> <br /> CO2 Cars<br /> Kel-Air No CO2 Dragster Launcher with ClassView Timer<br /> <br /> Kelvin’s Kel-Air No CO2 Electronic Dragster Launching System (#841564) is an economical alternative to dragster launching in the classroom! The 24-foot-long track adds to the excitement as students use compressed air to launch their dragsters. Combine it with the Kelvin ClassView Timer (#841618) and display mph and km/h speed calculations for 1 or 2 lanes! For more information, see www.kelvin.com.<br /> <br /> Kelvin • www.kelvin.com<br /> <br /> Electricity/Electronics<br /> Electronics/Electricity Training Activities<br /> <br /> Do you teach Electronics, Electricity, HVAC, or Automotive Technology? Still using old methods to teach modern technology? Interactive software makes learning exciting. Topics from Ohm’s law to op amps and digital troubleshooting are covered. Use your current textbooks and curriculum. Activities provide immediate feedback and grading. Learning activities are constructed using random variables to assure varied experiences. Use on computers/ networks on campus or students can use it at home. $229 for unlimited site licenses! Funding often available through Carl Perkins, your media center, or library. Software is excellent for retention, individualization, and remediation. Download trial software programs from our website.<br /> <br /> ETCAI Products<br /> 800-308-0154 • Fax 901-861-0233<br /> info@etcai.com • www.etcai.com<br /> <br /> Heat Treating<br /> Space-Saving Dual Chamber Furnaces<br /> <br /> Lucifer’s Red Devil Dual Chamber Furnaces, with hardening chamber above tempering oven for complete heat treating, feature easy-to-replace heating elements, digital controllers, energy-efficient lightweight firebrick insulation, and a safety microswitch on horizontal swing doors. Upper hardening chamber heats to 2,200°F and lower draw chamber to 1,200°F with recirculating fan for uniform heat. Prewired, easy to install, ready for connection to power supply. An excellent, economical introduction to metallurgy.<br /> <br /> Lucifer Furnaces, Inc.<br /> 800-378-0095<br /> info@luciferfurnaces.com<br /> www.luciferfurnaces.com<br /> <br /> Engineering Math<br /> Trigonometry for Engineering Technology<br /> <br /> Designed to teach the fundamentals to students new to the subject, Trigonometry for Engineering Technology uses mechanical, civil, and architectural applications to enhance explanations of real-world scenarios. Open format enables its use as a workbook either in class or independent study. The book thoroughly covers right-angle trigonometry as well as oblique triangle calculations and graphing trigonometric functions. Answers and solutions to the exercises included.<br /> <br /> Industrial Press Inc.<br /> 212-889-6330<br /> www.industrialpress.com<br /> info@industrialpress.com<br /> <br /> HVACR<br /> Computer-based HVACR Simulators<br /> <br /> Since 1992, Simutech Systems has been providing computerbased HVACR simulators to secondary and postsecondary schools. Our easy-to-use software provides students realistic “hands-on” HVACR service training and theory-of-operation, which greatly enhances students’ retention level and interest. Using computerized fault-insertion and on-screen instrumentation and diagnostic charts, students learn how to properly troubleshoot and repair various HVAC and refrigeration systems. Instructors are provided with numerous reports to help track students’ progress. Simutech’s simulators help to meet accreditation standards for PAHRA and HVAC Excellence.<br /> <br /> Simutech Systems, Inc.<br /> 800-648-6209 • Fax 503-649-8972<br /> tdsales@simutechsystems.com • www.simutechsystems.com<br /> <br /> Machining & Metalworking<br /> Machinist Calc Pro— Advanced Machining-Math Calculator<br /> <br /> The Machinist Calc Pro helps students understand and quickly solve machining calculations—everything from thread/drill sizing and speeds and feeds to right triangles, bolt patterns, and trig. To learn about our special, affordable educational pricing and free educator resources, please call or email our training department.<br /> <br /> Calculated Industries<br /> 800-854-8075, ext. 6260<br /> training@calculated.com<br /> www.calculated.com/education<br /> <br /> Manufacturing<br /> Certified Manufacturing Associate Program<br /> <br /> Intelitek’s Foundations courses provide job-ready skills for lifelong success. Online curriculum features simulations and robust activities accessible anywhere, anytime. Upon completion, students will be eligible for a Certified Manufacturing Engineering Associate (CMA), with validated skills for mechatronics and maintenance careers!<br /> <br /> Intelitek, Inc. • 800-221-2763 • Intelitek.com<br /> <br /> Plastics<br /> Plastics Manufacturing Equipment<br /> <br /> Kelvin has a complete line of plastics manufacturing equipment for your classroom. The Injection Molder (#570128) features built-in storage, protected thermostat, and digital display. The Hot Line Acrylic Bender (#841999) warms acrylic strips so they can be shaped on the Angle Jig (#841998). The EZee Plastic Vacuum Former (#841970) is a fun way to create student-designed vehicles and more! See www. kelvin.com for our full line of plastic supplies and equipment.<br /> <br /> Kelvin • www.kelvin.com<br /> <br /> Machining & Metalworking<br /> Incorporate CNC into STEM, FIRST, PLTW, and Skills USA Programs<br /> <br /> Educators around the world know that Tormach PCNC mills offer the best value for incorporating CNC methodologies in their STEM, FIRST, PLTW, and Skills USA programs. Unlike tabletop mills earmarked for educational purposes, Tormach PCNC mills are real tools used in industries of all sizes around the world for prototyping, R&D, and small-scale manufacturing. Students can cut real parts and learn lessons using a CNC mill they may encounter on the job someday.<br /> <br /> Now you can bring in real-world materials like steel, aluminum, and titanium and make whatever inspires the students. From bicycles to combat robots and formula cars, the design constraints have just been lifted. Tormach PCNC mills use industry standard G-code and work with all the popular digital design tools (CAD/ CAM).<br /> <br /> Tormach offers a complete line of accessories, including automatic tool changers, 4th-axis, Tormach Tooling System™ quick-change tool holders, and much, much more. Affordable Tormach PCNC mills start for as little as $6,800 and are sold direct or through select value-added educational resellers. CNC Training workshops are available at our main office in Wisconsin. Visit us at www.tormach.com/education to learn more.<br /> <br /> Tormach LLC<br /> www.tormach.com/education<br /> info@tormach.com<br /> <br /> Projects<br /> Save Money with Bulk Packs<br /> <br /> Kelvin Bulk Packs are a great way to save money in the classroom! They include consumable materials and instructions for a wide variety of popular Kelvin projects. The Solar Racer™ Wood Base (shown above, #841415, 25 kits, $165) is as low as $6.60 per student! Visit www.kelvin.com for a list of all our Bulk Packs.<br /> <br /> Kelvin <br /> www.kelvin.com<br /> <br /> Safety<br /> Make Small Machines Safer<br /> <br /> We know that making school shops safe is not easy. Our SENSING-SAF-START helps by making small machines (like table saws and band saws) safer by preventing them from restarting after a power interruption.<br /> <br /> jds Products<br /> 916-933-2699 • Fax 800-486-4993<br /> jdsproducts.com • safstart@aol.com<br /> <br /> STEM<br /> Introduction to STEM Pathways<br /> <br /> Intelitek’s Introduction to STEM Pathways is an easy-to-implement solution for delivering early engagement and discovery of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics for middle and high school students. Topics like robotics, energy systems, and transportation help students see the connection between STEM and the world.<br /> <br /> Intelitek, Inc.<br /> 800-221-2763 • Intelitek.com<br /> <br /> Robotics<br /> Certified Robotics Engineering Associate Program<br /> <br /> Intelitek’s Robotics Engineering Curriculum delivers robust, relevant STEM education in a format that engages digital-native students! Upon completion of the REC curriculum, students are eligible for a Certified Robotics Engineering Associate (CREA), reflecting achievement of validated career skills transferable to industry!<br /> <br /> Intelitek, Inc. • 800-221-2763 • Intelitek.com<br /> <br /> Robotics<br /> Kre8 Red Robot<br /> <br /> Kelvin’s Kre8 Red Robot (#283707) is an easy-to-make and easy-to-customize autonomous robot that can be controlled with the Genie PCB418 Board (#842211, kit or #842210, assembled). Comes with free Genie Design Studio software download. Covers steering, balance, speed, friction, circuit wiring, movement, gears, and motors. Visit www.kelvin.com for our full line of Kre8 easy-to-make projects!<br /> <br /> Kelvin <br /> www.kelvin.com<br /> <br /> STEM<br /> STEM Teaching Materials<br /> <br /> The New Kelvin Catalog is available online, www.kelvin. com.<br /> <br /> Kelvin <br /> www.kelvin.com<br /> <br /> STEM<br /> Classroom Posters<br /> <br /> Bring scientists and inventors to life for your students with these exciting posters. Each poster includes a brief biography as well as a a timeline highlighting major accomplishments. Only $12.95 each! Inventors covered: Michael Faraday, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Grace Hopper, Charles Goodyear, and 20 others.<br /> <br /> Tech Directions Books and Media<br /> 800-530-9673 x300<br /> www.techdirections.com/posters.html<br /> <br /> Welding<br /> Welding Training Curriculum<br /> <br /> Complete training programs including DVDs, instructor guides, and student workbooks. Designed with input from welding instructors, video modules present core information and model proper technique so that students can work through the videos and practice sessions independently with the aid of their workbooks and coaching from their instructor. Visit our website to see a complete line of offerings.<br /> <br /> Hobart Institute of Welding Technology<br /> 800-332-9448 • www.welding.org<br /> <br /> Wind Tunnels<br /> Wind Tunnel II™<br /> <br /> The sleek, newly updated design of Kelvin’s Wind Tunnel II™ (#840614) features smooth laminar air flow, variable speed, and variable angle of attack. Students can measure lift and drag to accurately evaluate their designs of wing sections, rockets, cars, and dragsters. They can also use it to test mini wind turbines. View results on your computer screen. Visit www.kelvin.com for more information.<br /> <br /> <br /> Kelvin • www.kelvin.com<br /> <br /> STEM<br /> Fun Engineering Software<br /> <br /> Time Engineers teaches middle and high school students STEM topics without leaving the fun of gaming behind. Students travel in a time machine to three different time periods and encounter engineering problems to solve. Only $19.95.<br /> <br /> Distributed by Tech Directions Books & Media<br /> 800-530-9673 x300<br /> www.techdirections.com/time-engineers.html<br /> <br /> Welding<br /> Tradesman Calc— Trades Math and Conversion Calculator<br /> <br /> The Tradesman Calc is designed to help students preparing to work in mathoriented trades that require a working knowledge of applied math functions, including dimensional math, fractions, unit conversions, ratios and proportions, trig, and plane geometry. To learn about our special, affordable educational pricing and free educator resources, please call or email our training department.<br /> <br /> Calculated Industries • 800-854-8075, ext. 6260<br /> training@calculated.com<br /> www.calculated.com/education<br /> <br /> Woodworking<br /> Skateboards—Vacuum Press Free Two-Hour Instructional DVD<br /> <br /> Teach a skill while having fun. Make skateboards and teach vacuum veneering. Let students be creative in their designs and shapes and increase their enthusiasm for woodworking. We carry a large selection of highly reliable equipment with a pro system starting at $565. Schools receive a 10% discount. Use the same system for vacuum clamping to improve shop safety and speed up completion of projects.<br /> <br /> Quality VAKuum Products, Inc. • 800-547-5484<br /> qvp@qualityvak.com • www.qualityvak.com

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