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