Machines and Power Tools

The Tools Module helps students learn about the machines and power tools commonly used in Design and Technology lessons and in industry.

The machine and power tools animations have been divided into 11 sections in order to to reduce file size. The 11 sections are:

  • CNC machines
  • Centre lathe
  • Wood turning lathe
  • Drilling machines
  • Morticer
  • Milling machines
  • Planer thicknesser
  • Polishing and grinding
  • Power router
  • Saws
  • Shears and press tools

The milling machine animation is given below.

The milling machine animation describes the difference between a horizontal milling machine, a vertical milling machine and CNC milling machines.


Interactive Tests

Two versions of the machine tools test are given,

  1. one a multiple choice test
  2. a test with input fields.

Both tests give students feedback and a score. The test with input fields also has a "Help" button for each question.


The Machine Tools animations and interactive tests are part of the Tools Module

The Tools Module consists of:

  1. animations of the machines and power tools used in D&T
  2. machine tools interactive multiple choice test
  3. machine tools interactive test with input fields
  4. animations of the measuring tools used in D&T
  5. animations of the marking out tools used in D&T
  6. measuring and marking out tools multiple choice interactive test
  7. animations of the hand tools used in D&T
  8. hand tools interactive multiple choice test
  9. 14 exercises that develop students' knowledge of the tools used in D&T.

Order the Tools Module

Single User Licence - £30 / School Site Licence - £60

Download links will be emailed to you/your school within 24 hours of receipt of your order.