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1 Introduction to Engineering Technology Seventh Edition Robert J. Pond & Jeffery L. Rankinen Chapter 10 Your Future in Technology

2 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 2 The Evolving Computer ► Supercomputers ► Artificial Intelligence (AI) Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 102

3 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 3 Robotics ► Applications Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 103

4 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 4 Robotics ► Degrees of freedom Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 104

5 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 5 Robotics ► Robot operation Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 105

6 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 6 Robotics ► Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)  Robots of the future  Accelerometers used for airbag deployment  Many medical applications Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 106

7 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 7 Optical Systems ► Photovoltaics Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 107

8 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 8 Optical Systems ► Lasers Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 108

9 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 9 Optical Systems ► Fiber Optics Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 109

10 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 10 Optical Systems ► Fiber Optics Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 1010

11 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 11 Materials Technology ► High-Performance Metal Alloys Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 1011

12 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 12 Materials Technology ► Ceramics  Basic process – shaping and firing  High-temperature superconductivity (HTSC) Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 1012

13 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 13 Materials Technology ► Semiconductors  Research producing lower cost solar panels  Nanotechnology – controller matter at the molecular level ► Improved material properties ► Many applications ► PSU Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 1013

14 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 14 Materials Technology ► Composites  Two or more chemically distinct reinforcing materials  Applications ► Aircraft and aerospace ► Appliances ► Architectural ► Furniture ► Transportation Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 1014

15 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 15 The Environment ► Improving the Environment  Fuel cells  Solar Energy  Increased automation Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 1015

16 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 16 The Environment ► Protecting the Environment  Green industries  Report harm to the environment Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 1016

17 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 17 Meeting the High-Technology Needs of the World ► Technology improving quality of life ► Technologist hold the key to innovation ► Cooperative education/internships important Introduction to Engineering Technology - Chapter 1017


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