Production Technology Grade 8 Technology Education
Production technology is the process of using the design process to produce an object. Throughout this course, you will research AND use the design process to produce an object.
Manufacturing The process of converting raw materials, components, or parts into finished goods that meet a customer's expectations or specifications. Manufacturing is the changing of materials into usable products. Many different materials can be used in manufacturing. For example, using wood to make a house.
Why is manufacturing important Well, in simple terms you've got three main sectors of the economy. There's primary industry at the start of the chain, which includes miners, farmers, and anybody else who collects raw materials. Secondary industry encompasses manufacturing, and everybody else who takes those raw materials and processes them into something useful. At the other end of the chain is tertiary industry, which sells those products on to you and me in shops. If manufacturing didn't take place, the primaries would have nobody to sell their raw materials to, while the tertiary's wouldn't have anything to stock the shelves in their shops. Perhaps more importantly than any of this, if the secondary industry didn't exist, our houses would be empty, for nobody would have manufactured any of the things we use. And our houses wouldn't be here either, as nobody would have built them. And then we'd be right up a certain creek without a paddle. Because nobody would have bothered to make a paddle.
Technology According to Wikipedia, the word technology refers to the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a pre- existing solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, including machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments.
Some tools used in house construction include: Hammers Saws Drills Screwdrivers Measuring tapes Levels Framing nailers Roofing nailers
The basic production processes that are common to residential construction would include: combining, separating, forming/shaping, conditioning and finishing
The processing of wood can have negative consequences such as air and water pollution. On the flip side, the benefits are the products created.
References The following web pages were used to create this PowerPoint: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_manufa cturing_an_important_industry
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