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Hitting the road with manufacturing know-how (education)

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1 Author(s)
Johnson, R.F. ; Digital Equipment Corp., Stow, MA, USA

The mobile Manufacturing Technologies Laboratory (MTL), a program that takes technology education to students, is described. The program was introduced by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) consortium, a public and private partnership whose goal is to improve US competitiveness through collaborative R&D, in 1992. Twelve modules have been developed: CAD, CAM, computerized numerical control (CNC), robotics, lasers, logos, packaging, biosphere, habitat, structures, anthropometry, and time.<>

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 9 )