#25684 Manufacturing Principles - Introduction to Manufacturing Technology (Run time 16 min.) DVD $49.95
Provides a basic overview of manufacturing technology including clear definitions. Also explains how manufacturing provides not only valuable products but also furnishes employment for many people. Discusses the free enterprise system and its part in manufacturing, and briefly examines manufacturing systems and their parts. (16 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25825 Manufacturing Principles - Manufacturing Processes (Run time 15 min.) DVD $49.95
Processing takes materials and turns them into finished products. It includes casting, molding, forming, separating, conditioning, assembling, and finishing. Each area is examined and explained. A brief discussion is also given of the properties of manufacturing materials (mechanical, physical, thermal, chemical, electrical, optical, and acoustical). (15 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25826 Manufacturing Principles - Manufacturing Resources (Run time 18 min.) DVD $49.95
Material resources, human resources, and capital resources are needed for any manufacturing system. Materials resources include raw materials (renewable and exhaustible), industrial materials, and engineered materials. Human resources include labor and manufacturing, which must work together to assure productivity and quality. Also discussed is the importance of capital and knowledge resources. (18 min.) A Meridian Production.
#25827 Manufacturing Principles - Manufacturing Systems (Run time 17 min.) DVD $49.95
More detailed information on the manufacturing system is given, including in-depth discussion of the types of manufacturing systems (continuous, intermittent, and custom, with discussion of each type's benefits and a comparison of the three), inputs, tools and equipment, workers, organizations, human and material resources, productivity, and quality control. Included is a discussion on modernization of manufacturing systems for maintaining and increasing productivity and quality. (17 min.) A Meridian Production.
#34099 Robotics - Robots: A Look into the Future (Run time 14 min.) DVD $49.95
Artificial intelligence is almost categorically inferior when compared with humanity-nevertheless, it is evolving rapidly. This program examines robots developed for a wide range of purposes, from medical nanotechnology to computerized, environmentally sensitive logging machines. Robotic communication and perception skills are also explored. Clearly showing the increasing aptitude and mobility of artificial brains and bodies, this Science Screen Report will expand the viewer's understanding of robot usage and importance. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Produced in association with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the Junior Engineering Technical Society. (16 minutes)
#8154 Robotics - Robotics Technology: Automatic Guided Vehicle (Run time 11 min.) DVD $59.95
Industrial production has been revolutionized by the use of automated technology. This program looks at the many types of industrial equipment used in a paper mill, and highlights the use of Automatic Guided Vehicles to load and transport newsprint rolls. The AGV is a wireless robot that can carry 4,000 lbs. safely and effectively at a rate of 200 feet per minute. Shown completing various tasks, AGVs give viewers a greater appreciation and understanding of how automation has increased production capabilities. A Shopware Production. (10 minutes)
#7982 Lasers - Laser F/X (Run time 36 min.) DVD $69.95
Laser expert Thomas Altman narrates this video on the use of laser technology for entertainment and educational purposes. After providing background information on the components of a laser, Mr. Altman guides viewers through the process of building a laser light show. He examines the use of both helium and argon lasers, the creation of beam and pattern effects, and the use of stationary and moving effects in a laser light show. Safety procedures involved with laser light are also highlighted, along with the government regulations set up for their use. It's an interesting and entertaining way to demonstrate how lasers are continuing to change the way we live today. One 36-minute video. A Shopware Production.
#7983 Lasers - Laser Technology: Fiber Optics (Run time 17 min.) DVD $69.95
The use of fiber optic technology continues to change the way we live today. This video demonstrates the various ways it has been incorporated into our everyday surroundings, and how it may be used in the future. Beginning with a history of fiber optics development, the video then goes on to describe the basic principles of light and how it interacts with matter. Building on this understanding, the video then defines the requirements of a fiber optic communications system. Important terms such as attenuation, photons, and refractive index are explained in detail, alongside colorful graphics which demonstrate major concepts. Finally, the video explores the use of Fiber Optic Trainers in classroom settings, which allow viewers to transmit radio, analog, and digital signals, and experiment with sensor applications. This is a great introduction to the ever-expanding field of fiber optics. One 17-minute video. A Shopware Production.
#20347 Lasers - Making Holograms-The Altman Method (Run time min.) DVD $69.95
Mr. Altman demonstrates how to make holograms using simple, inexpensive equipment and materials. The "Altman Method" is a very easy, cost-effective method of introducing students to the exciting world of lasers and holography. A Shopware Production. 20-minute video.
#20348 Lasers - Understanding Holograms (Run time min.) DVD $69.95
Thomas Altman is noted for his training seminars on lasers and holography. Everyday applications of holograms are demonstrated in credit cards and postage stamps. A Shopware Production. 12-minute video.
#20349 Lasers - Fundamentals of Laser Technology (Run time 14 min.) DVD $69.95
This video begins with a history of the development of laser technology, from the theories of Einstein to the first working laser built in 1960. It continues with a look at how laser light differs from normal white light and uses graphics to explain key concepts. Using computer animation, it then points out the various parts of a laser and how a laser system works. Finally, it examines the use of lasers in a variety of everyday situations, from grocery store scanners to construction trade applications. One 13-minute video. A Shopware Production.
#8264 Robotics - History of the Robot (Run time 15 min.) DVD $69.95
The field of robotics continues to grow as we find more and more practical applications for this technology. This video introduces viewers to the history of robotics development, from the early mechanical toys built by the ancient Chinese to the wide array of industrial robots used in the manufacturing industry. It also takes a look at how our perceptions of robots in sci-fi movies and other entertainment media have actually helped shape the way we use robotics today. One 15-minute video. A Shopware Production.
#8269 Robotics - Robotics Fundamentals (Run time 13 min.) DVD $69.95
Robots are now being used in a variety of industrial settings to complete repetitive and sometimes dangerous work. In this video, viewers are introduced to robotics fundamentals including the identification of robotic parts and the capabilities of various robots being used in industry. Viewers also see several examples of industrial robots, microcomputer controllers, robot control programs, and sensing systems. It's a great introduction to the basics of robotics technology! One 13-minute video. A Shopware Production.
#26230 Robotics - Robots: Putting Them to Work (Run time 11 min.) DVD $79.95
This video shows robots in various settings and discusses the reasons for using robots to achieve maximum efficiency. Cost factors are also included. (11 min.) A Meridian Production.
#26231 Robotics - Robots: An Important Place in World Industry (Run time 11 min.) DVD $79.95
Learn what a robot is and how it compares to human workers. View robots at work performing a variety of jobs; examine the benefits and liabilities of robots and the need for worker safety. (11 min.) A Meridian Production.
#26232 Robotics - Robots: Designed to Meet Almost Any Need (Run time 11 min.) DVD $79.95
Viewers watch robots perform various tasks and see close-ups of components. The video compares robots with two axes to robots with ten axes and explains the differences in the types of jobs they do. Also covered are the work envelope and the operation parameters. (11 min.) A Meridian Production.
#32295 Manufacturing Principles - The Blueprint: Overview of the Manufacturing Skilled Trades (Run time 19 min.) DVD $89.95
This program lets students see what the manufacturing skilled trades have to offer, surveying the various occupations available and providing a quick sketch of each job, including general machinist, industrial electrician, industrial mechanic millwright, mold maker, pattern maker, tool and die maker, and industrial welder. (19 minutes)
#32296 Manufacturing Principles - General Machinist (Run time 18 min.) DVD $89.95
Machinists work in many specialized areas to make parts for the manufacturing industry. This program examines key skills, such as being able to measure with great accuracy and attention to detail; the outlook for jobs in the industry, which is wide open; and perks like good wages and company benefits. (17 minutes)
#32298 Manufacturing Principles - Industrial Mechanic Millwright (Run time 17 min.) DVD $89.95
Industrial mechanic millwrights work in every manufacturing plant to keep production equipment running smoothly and to make replacement parts. This program explains what it takes-reading blueprints, problem solving, troubleshooting, and operating machines-to work in this fast-paced field. Rising demand for this occupational specialty is considered, and a female apprentice discusses her education and on-the-job training. (17 minutes)
#32299 Manufacturing Principles - Mold Maker (Run time 17 min.) DVD $89.95
Mold making is the start of many manufacturing projects. This program covers required traits like patience, creativity, an eye for design, and good manual dexterity; job opportunities in industries ranging from automotive, to medical, to communications; and the apprenticeship system. In addition, a journeyman mold maker describes his experiences, from his apprenticeship to ultimately owning his own business. (17 minutes)
#32300 Manufacturing Principles - Pattern Maker (Run time 18 min.) DVD $89.95
The highly specialized trade of pattern making requires creativity, ingenuity, and a great eye for detail. This program explains how pattern makers turn a two-dimensional drawing into a 3-D object for a mold or prototype. The growing demand for pattern makers is also addressed, and two pattern makers-a journeyman and an apprentice-talk about what it's like to work in the trade. (17 minutes)
#32301 Manufacturing Principles - Tool and Die Maker (Run time 17 min.) DVD $89.95
Tool and die makers design, craft, modify, and repair dies, forms, cutting tools, jigs, and fixtures. This program takes a look at the skills and traits that go into becoming a tool and die maker; commonly used machinery, like drills, pedestal grinders, lathes, and welding equipment; and the impact of technology on the trade as it's performed today. Also, a pair of apprentices-one male, one female-talk about the tool and die making experience. (17 minutes)
#32302 Manufacturing Principles - Industrial Welder (Run time min.) DVD $89.95
A welding apprentice earns while learning on the job to build machinery and structures. This program introduces viewers to the business of industrial welding as a community college welding instructor describes the skill and artistic flair involved in the trade. Because there is great demand for well-trained welders, an apprentice can look forward to good wages and many opportunities. (17 minutes)
#10697 Lasers - Laser: The Brightest Light (Run time 20 min.) DVD $94.95
The laser beam is so powerful that it can vaporize steel, so coherent that it can be used for delicate surgery, and so adaptable that it can even be used to transport data. This overview of laser technology clearly defines what a laser is and how it functions while providing a concise history of its evolution. Visits to businesses where lasers are used, commentary by laser professionals, and entertaining demonstrations reveal the science behind the magic. A Meridian Production. (19 minutes)
#24640 Robotics - Advances in Industrial Robotics (Run time 18 min.) DVD $95.95
Robotics has become a formidable force in the workplace. Some of your students may already use robots on the job or work with someone who does. This video takes a look at the changes that have occurred since robotics was first introduced. Students are given a refresher of the basics: terminology, concepts, system components, classification of robots. But then, new applications and work tasks are overviewed. They see how far robotics has advanced industry-wide. Students also discover where robots are commonly used and some anticipated future applications in business and industry. Offer your students critical information on robotics as it plays a more important role in commercial and industrial settings around the world. (16 min.) A Meridian Production.
#24639 Manufacturing Principles - Advanced Manufacturing (Run time 18 min.) DVD $99.95
Advanced Manufacturing takes a step beyond our Manufacturing Technology series, and provides an in-depth view of processes and systems. Quality and increased productivity are emphasized as the viewer sees materials transformed into finished product during the manufacturing process. Computer integrated manufacturing and its continuing influence on manufacturing and the workplace is also discussed. A Meridian Production. (18 minutes)
#25072 Manufacturing Principles - Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Run time 26 min.) DVD $99.95
CIM has become an integral part of manufacturing and will continue to make an impact on future technological development. This video provides an excellent overview of the process while explaining general business management, product and process planning, manufacturing planning and control systems, factory automation, and information resource communications. It also covers the advantages of using CIM and problems associated with some manufacturing operations. A good resource to have on the shelf. A Meridian Production. (26 minutes)
#25074 Manufacturing Principles - Computer Numerical Control (Run time min.) DVD $99.95
Covers state-of-the-art procedures detailing how computers operate many kinds of equipment ranging from milling machines, lathes, turning centers, and other automated machines to more complex manufacturing cells. CNC automatically measures parts, controls robotic welders, and moves materials through the manufacturing facilities. An excellent tool for providing a basic understanding of computer numerical control in the current manufacturing industry. A Meridian Production. (26 minutes)
#25836 Manufacturing Principles - Materials Handling (Run time 29 min.) DVD $99.95
For many industries, movement, storage, and retrieval of raw materials and products provides the key to success...and profits. Viewers see how large quantities of materials are moved most efficiently. They also gain an understanding of the following terms: fixed automation, flexible automation, synchronous and asynchronous movement...and have a basic understanding of automatic identification systems, computer monitoring, robot handling, and electronic control of materials flow. A Meridian Production. (29 minutes)
#25471 Robotics - Fundamentals of Industrial Robotics (Run time 29 min.) DVD $99.95
This video includes actual footage from major manufacturers of robots as well as industries using robots in manufacturing and other processes. In its introduction, the program compares industrial robots to science fiction robots and offers reasons for the increased interest in robots. It then covers basic terminology, fundamental concepts, robot system components, classification of robots, programming, and limitations of robots. A section on industrial applications presents a representative sample of applications for which industrial robots are used in manufacturing, materials handling, quality control, and so forth. The video also describes many of the emerging career opportunities in and related to industrial robots systems...system design, system maintenance, system supervision, and system distribution. (29 min.) A Meridian Production.
#9334 Robotics - Smart Robots (Run time 40 min.) DVD $129.95
Perhaps the greatest potential for applied technology lies in the field of robotics. This program explores how vision systems are developed and their potential applications, from assisting the visually impaired in their daily routine to helping doctors performing surgery. Ian Hunter of MIT discusses his ground-breaking work in robotics, and particularly the development and application of vision systems. (40 minutes)
#25828 Manufacturing Principles - Manufacturing Technology (Run time min.) DVD $199.8
Manufacturing Technology is another great series which provides a comprehensive overview of technology as well as detailed analyses of resources, processes, and systems. Viewers follow Mike, a student, and his supercomputer as they gather information about each area. An excellent introduction to the field of manufacturing. A Meridian Production.
#7981 Lasers - Laser Technology (Run time min.) DVD $209.85
This three-part series explores how laser technology and fiber optics are changing the way we live. The technical aspects of each technology are explained, and their various uses examined. A Shopware Production.
#26718 Robotics - Understanding Robotics (Run time min.) DVD $239.85
Robots play an ever increasing role in industry, particularly where consistency and precision are required. This video series shows students how robots work...their capabilities and limitations...and how they will influence the future. A Meridian Production.
#20420 Lasers - Laser Technology (Run time min.) DVD $279.8
This four-part series gives viewers a fundamental understanding of the history and creation of lasers and holography. A Shopware Production.
#25073 Manufacturing Principles - Computer Manufacturing (Run time min.) DVD $399.8
This four-part series explores manufacturing considerations such as quality, productivity, computer integrated manufacturing, control systems, factory automation, information resource communications, computer numerical control, materials handling, fixed automation, flexible automation, and synchronous and asynchronous movement. A Meridian Production.
#32294 Manufacturing Principles - Precision Decisions (Run time min.) DVD $719.6
Many manufacturers are having difficulty finding qualified employees, which means that young people pursuing careers in the manufacturing skilled trades will be hot commodities on the job market! This eight-part series gives young men and women still thinking about their career paths the big picture regarding opportunities in the industry, as well as more detailed profiles of seven specific trades. Students who have recently started in the trades discuss what they like about their work, while fast-paced film footage captures the excitement and satisfaction of a job well done. 8-part series, 16-19 minutes each.