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techdirections March 2017 : Page 14

What Is This? Welcome to our second focused pull-out issue. Think of it as a magazine inside our regular magazine, but with a specific focus. This month we have seven articles on automotive technology. This section is meant to be pulled out, shared with fellow teachers and students, and saved for future reference. I would love to know what you think of this idea, so please feel free to email/call me with your feedback! Vanessa Revelli Managing Editor Tech Directions Magazine vanessa@ techdirections.com 734-975-2800 x306 special focused issue contents March 2017 auToMoTivE TECHnoLoGY 15 18 the Battle of the Motors— induction vs. DC Brushless By Jeff Bogue A detailed look at both types of motors, and the benefits each has. the value of Continuing Education in Automotive refinishing By Randy Cremeans Skilled paint technicians are in need, and once employed, need to keep up-to-date with their training to stay on top of trends in the industry. page 15 21 22 24 26 27 Automotive Scholarship opportunities Several options for your students to get extra money for continuing education. teaching Basic Electricity—visually By Rob Thompson Using automotive bulbs and included hand-outs, students are sure to understand circuits. Ultrasonic Cleaner revs Up learning for Automotive Students Using an ultrasonic cleaner in your shop makes the dull task of cleaning parts fast and easy, and gives students more time for learning. Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Maintenance By Curt Ward Performing maintenance using the manufacturers’ service recommendations will help ensure trouble-free driving. re-energize your teaching by Attending Conferences By Dale Vandeberg Conferences give opportunities to learn new things, meet fellow teachers, swap ideas, and get excited about the classroom. About the cover: a student mechanic uses a laptop to diagnose engine problems. Photo by andrey_Popov/Shutterstock. cover design by Sharon K. miller. 14 tech directions ◆ march 2017

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