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Technologies used in the Program

 

Technologies used in the Program

 

With a focus on giving students access to industry-standard technology, to increase their employability, REA Foundation has sourced a wide range of classroom-safe technologies from around the world.

A school can introduce equipment one at a time, specialise in a certain manufacturing discipline (for example, CAD/CAM software linked to a CNC router or mill) or embrace all of this technology to establish a Technology Hub or a design-to-manufacture Centre of Excellence.

These technologies complement programs such as F1 in Schools™ and are also suitable for unrelated student projects such as final year Major Works. From machining a balsa block to futuristic furniture or products made from a variety of materials.

The technology suite includes:

  • CAD/CAM software
  • Virtual Wind Tunnel (computational fluid dynamics) software
  • Manufacturing software
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) routers, mills, lathes and engravers
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Laser cutters and engravers
  • Desktop smoke tunnel
  • Desktop wind tunnel
  • Electronically timed 25-metre race track with manual/auto starting gates