The Manufacturing Technologies

As far as we know, a high quality product depends on the excellent design and especially relies on the reliable assurance of the good manufacturing. The good manufacturing has a direct relationship with the perfect processing technologies. Only when people choose the proper processing technologies, the product with the high degree of accuracy will be manufactured. Thus the production cost will be reduced and the production efficiency will be enhanced. Because there are so many kinds of water pump components and their structures are rather complex, it is not easy to control their processing technologies and qualities. Especially for the production model with various breeds and small amount, the working procedure is so concentrated that more comprehensive professional knowledge is needed.

The water pump components have very complex structures. The cast parts account for over 80 percent. They include iron casting, steel casting and stainless steel casting. There are a few shaft parts, only including carbon steel, chrome steel and stainless steel. Because there is water flow passage, the proper position of the flow passage should be found when people consider the base face for positioning the clamp. Or else, it will have a bad effect on the flow passage between pumping chamber and impeller and the quality of the product. Therefore, in order to ensure the accuracy of the components, the relevant clamping should be designed and the technological process will be arranged properly.

In the follow passage, something about the manufacturing technologies about the water Pump components will be introduced in detail. What comes first is about the clamping of the workpiece. Before the people begin to work, they must get familiar with the product design document, process file and technological equipment. Then when people install the holding fixture on the desktop, the locating surface should be cleared and meanwhile the relative position should be found properly. What’s more, the force to fasten the workpiece should be suitable. The working point of the clamping force must be through the supporting surface and near to the working surface. Next, it is about the requirements for the processing. According to the rules about the technology, material, accuracy, knife tool and so on in the document, the operator should select the proper process route and cutting data. Besides, for the size having the tolerances, it should be processed according to the middle tolerance during the process. The burr produced in the working procedure should be removed in the corresponding procedure. In addition, in the cutting process, if there is some abnormal sound, it is better to stop the cutting and check the system carefully. Only the qualified workpiece can be entered the next procedure.

In conclusion, it is reported that a lot of problems about the water pump component are related with the bad manufacturing technologies. From this point, the importance of the technology can not be overlooked. Although the manufacturing technologies are changeable, there are still rules. The main principle to set the technology is as follow: grab the key point-select the standard properly; seize the keystone-adopt the suitable assurance; decide the method-choose the right process route.

Business Missing the Most Obvious Technology?

Technological advance is rapid, there is little doubt about that. Indeed, we probably live in times when advances are so fast we can hardly keep up. I recall my Dad coming home when I was a youngster with the first ever “electronic calculator”. It had bright green lights and could do adding up and taking away and we were able to type in a series of numbers to spell out rude words when you looked at the display upside down… !

There were no personal computers at that time; even the “whiteboard” had not been invented, my teachers still used chalk on a blackboard. Gosh I am old… !

In my lifetime things have moved on dramatically. Now a teacher in Thailand can deliver a lesson to a student in Turkey “live” using an “electronic whiteboard”. Not only that, but the student can send their work back across the ether and it can be marked and sent back, arriving home within hours, in spite of the thousands of miles of separation. It used to take a few days for my Mum and Dad to get letters from the school, just 15 miles from my home.

Many people are now surrounded by technology. There are those clichés suggesting your mobile phone has more power than the mainframes that sent men to the moon. But it is worse than that. Your mobile phone has more technological power than that desktop computer you bought just a couple of years ago. Moore’s Law suggests that the power of technology doubles every 18 months. Technological capability appears to be growing exponentially.

This means that we are all aware of the immense power of technology and so we often seek solutions to problems by looking for a technological answer. The retail sector is a good example where technological solutions can have a clear impact on the business.

Imagine you are a supermarket owner and you need to adjust the price tickets on the shelves. That takes time and people to do it. The law requires you to display prices, but as a good retailer you want to adjust your prices on a daily basis to make sure you maximise profits. But in doing so, you have to accept the cost of changing all those price tags on the shelves below the products on sale. Enter the electronic shelf tag. This is incorporated into the shelving and as someone changes the price on the central database which runs the checkout prices, it also updates the shelf price across all your stores. This is a clear technological advantage, enabling supermarkets to increase their profits.

However, focusing on technology can sometimes drive a business in the wrong direction. For instance, there are now companies working on “emotion detectors”. The idea is that these will be placed in retail stores so that a computer can analyse the emotional state of shoppers, leading to adjustments in displays to help pep-up the shopper. Nice idea, a great technological advance. But shops already have a fantastic emotion detector – a sales assistant. The human brain has millions of years of evolution that has led to a significant emotional sensor inside each of our heads. You know you can sense the mood around you without even looking at people. The “emotion detectors” are nowhere near as good as the technology inside your head.

Similarly, clothing retailers are experimenting with “virtual mirrors”. The idea is that people will be able to try on several different kinds of clothing and see how they look in various outfits all at the same time. Essentially, it is a large screen that stores images of each outfit a shopper tries on and then shows all of those images simultaneously. However, even if someone is able to compare themselves wearing their outfit they’ll probably get home for their partner to say something like “why did you buy that colour?” Often, people are unable to decide what suits them, but other people can spot instantly what clothing looks good. Rather than a virtual mirror, all you need is a friend with you who will use the more advanced technology inside their head to say what looks good on you.

Sometimes, we get so hooked on technology we assume that it must give the answer to our problems. For instance, you can now get a myriad of technological add-ons to manage your emails. Yet you have a better management system already, the technology in your brain where all you need is to reset your attitude to email and suddenly it is managed. People are now spending hours managing the apps that manage their emails when all they need to do is use their brain.

Businesses could well increase their profits if they ask a simple question before looking towards a technological strategy for their business: could a human being do this? The answer is frequently, “yes” – and often at a lower cost. Perhaps it is time to think people first, technology second.

Small Business Technology

Technology Levels the Playing Field

One advantage small business has gained over the years is the ready availability of sophisticated technology that was once the exclusive asset of the largest corporations. But with this benefit comes the additional responsibility of proficient management of that technology.

Customers Demand Better Service

Today’s customer has come to expect the greater convenience and efficiency the Internet Age, with online connectivity to company accounts, or at least computerized records, information databases, and customer management systems.

A Technology Breakdown Can Be a Public Relations Nightmare

Managing your technology may not be at the top of your list of important business activities, but perhaps it should be, because how your computers, database, network, phones, etc. are running can make the difference between being seen by your customers as competent and caring about their needs, or inefficient and unconcerned.

Asset Management Can Be a Daunting Task

Your technology must be chosen and sized to the required tasks and your staff must be proficient in its operation, but there is much more to keep track of. Your technology must be periodically upgraded. It is vital that software be updated for security and fixes. Hardware and software depreciate and must be either upgraded or replaced. When facing budget constraints, decisions must be made whether to continue using current equipment and software, or to replace it. For example, perhaps a three-year depreciation cycle could be extended to five years, but circumstances might dictate replacement, such as the inability of older equipment to support the software needed to remain competitive.

Threats Cannot Be Ignored

Damage from computer viruses, unreliable power sources, improper usage of software, etc. is a problem small business managers didn’t have to deal with in the past. Proper rules need to be set up, taught to your employees, and enforced. Commercial grade surge protectors, UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies), or even backup electrical generation may be necessary for the protection of your equipment, and proper technology training of your employees is always important.

Technology Glitches Must Be Handled Properly

No matter how good your hardware, software, and employee training, technology breakdowns do occur. Properly handling them is a matter of communication. For example, if a customer experiences difficulty accessing their account, they may keep trying over and over. This uses valuable bandwidth and CPU time. Multiply this by many customers trying to access your system, and your network, as well as your technicians, could be tied up with customer requests instead of working to solve the problem. The solution is to tell your customers you are aware of the problem, apologize for the inconvenience, and let them know you are working on it.

Outsourcing As a Solution

Many businesses solve their technology management problems by contracting with an outside technology management service. It is important that you chose one which is competent, flexible in its prices and levels of service, and has a reputation for effective communication with its clients.

Managing your business technology is as important for your business as sales, employment, and other aspects of your business. Properly managed, technology can give you an edge over your competitors and bring you up to the level of the large corporations.

Contracting with the right managed support IT service company is a valuable part of a successful business strategy. InHouse Techies offer several levels of managed IT support services, including custom tailored monthly plans.

The Key to Increasing Productivity and Profit

How Technology Can Help Grow Your Business

Technology is everywhere we look these days – laptops, smartphones, and wireless networks have made day-to-day life and even business easier than ever to operate on the go. But what many owners do not realize is that these technologies can also be used to increase the productivity and profitability of their business. Although jumping into using new technology can cause hesitation, it is important for business owners to understand that technology can have long-term, positive effects on their business overall.

Remain Open Minded When it comes to New Technology

With the technology market changing every day, it is understandable for business owners to be cautious when considering something new. Newer technologies are geared toward the average user and truly make conducting business day-to-day much easier. This combined with affordability should put business owners’ minds at ease and allow them to explore what technology can do for their organization – the reality is that many new technologies have a high return on investment for the business overall.

Invest in Associate Training to Utilize Technology to its Highest Potential

New technology takes some getting used to in order to use it to its highest potential. Making an investment in training associates on new technologies is worthwhile to allow them to use the new equipment or programs to the best of their abilities. Not only will this increase efficiency overall, it will also help to boost associates’ confidence and productivity – investing in them in this manner will make them feel important and make them feel good about working hard for the business owner.

Cyber-Conferencing Allows Associates to Meet Wherever They Are

It is often very difficult to get everyone in one room to hold a meeting. With the “go, go, go” mentality of modern business, there are more and more business professionals working while they travel to see vendors, customers and potential new clients. Cyber-conferencing helps to facilitate meetings even when team members are not in the same room or even the same state. These types of services allow a team to video chat over the Internet, making conference room meetings a thing of the past.

Cloud Computing Facilitates Work Outside the Office

Another technology that supports business on the go is cloud computing. This service is also Internet-based and allows a business to store documents, files, and programs in a “cloud” that can be accessed from almost anywhere. Cloud computing allows associates to work from their home, an airport, a hotel room – pretty much anywhere that has a secure Internet connection can become a mobile office. This helps keep associates productive, even when they are on the go or taking a day to work from home.

Technology is both a great and scary thing for business owners – new advancements can seem confusing but the productivity and profit they make possible also makes them very appealing. The most important thing that business owners need to remember is to be open minded to what technology can do for their business. Even if there is an initial investment of funds up front to purchase new equipment or services, the return on this investment will pay for itself two or three times over!

A Lesson Plan Practically Incorporating Instructional Technology

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.
-John Dewey

Lesson plan is believed to be a scheme that sets limits to the extent of teaching in a particular time and place with varying formats depending on any educational institutions’ discretion. This presented lesson plan does not claim to switch any other formats of lesson plans but rather tries to basically introduce how a lesson can be integrated with simple forms of technologies while students engage with activities to efficiently refurbish their macro skills and language awareness for effective interaction. Modern language learning does not only entail macro skills and linguistic skills but achieving the essentials how technologies are used in the classroom among learners is a must in a continuously expanding digital learning environment. This semi-detailed procedural lesson plan that adheres to the fundamental and essential components of a learning blueprint seeks to encourage the creativeness of teachers to incorporate instructional technologies in any method it is possible.

Lesson Plan for Level B1’s Reading Skill

I. Behavioral Objectives

At the end of the reading lessons, the B1 students will be able to:

1. scan and predict the content of the passage
2. obtain main ideas of the passage
3. gather details found in the passage
4. create inferences from the text
5. use Microsoft word processing fundamentals
6. immerse and utilize technology-related learning tools
7. Appreciate the use of technology in language learning

II. Subject Matter
Reference:
Reading 1: Customs around the world
Unit 2: Customs and Tradition
From Pages 36 & 37
Unlock 3 Reading and Writing Textbook for B1 level
By Carolyn Westbrook
Cambridge Press, Fourth Printing 2016

Target Student level: B1 from Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR)
Time Frame: 60 minutes

III. Materials:

Soft copies of activities for screen display and downloads
Hard copies and soft copies of activity sheets
Projector for passage displays
Internet to surf pictures and to propel the Blackboard
Students’ Blackboard account to download files
Teacher’s Blackboard account to upload files
Desktop computer for class activities

IV. Procedure

a. Preparation

Set all the materials as tools in the teaching and learning process. Create classroom as an atmosphere for conducive learning. It is suggested that the behavioral objectives or intended outcomes may be underscored for students’ prior awareness.

b. Motivation

• The teacher uses this portion as a springboard that links students’ attention to be engaged with the lesson.
• The teacher presents a globe’s picture from the internet in the absence of a globe. The teacher may further substitute it with a Google map.
• The teacher displays pictures of people around the world with varied customary gestures onscreen in a PowerPoint presentation
• The teacher elicits responses from the students on what do these gestures mean. The teacher indiscriminately collates all possible responses and be able encourage students to write accepted answers through a spider gram and relate their accepted responses to the main word in the graphic organizer.
• The spider gram should have a soft copy enlarged by a projector for the students to complete on the spot. All responses should be transparent for the students’ inquiries.
• Students are requested to fill-in the blanks using the classroom computer.
• The teacher may further ask some customary gestures which they are familiar with and may additionally relate the pictures to that of the globe presented in class.

c. Presentation of the lesson

• Overview some reading essentials through a PowerPoint presentation
• Provision of a background knowledge regarding passage comprehension
• Delivery of some techniques in answering comprehension questions. These ideas are displayed onscreen.

d. Lesson Proper

Discussions are followed by activities displayed onscreen. Answers in every activity will be highlighted, circled, underscored, italicized and painted, respectively by the students. Errors of one students’ may be the errors of others so it is beneficial to display answers done by students individually. This involves teacher roles and students’ roles. The teacher strives to adhere on the principles of facilitation rather than lecturing depending on the students” performance exhibited in the process.

• The teacher explains scanning and predicting.
Students will response to activity numbers 1 & 2
• The teacher introduces the meaning of main ideas
Students will perform reading activity number 1.
• The teacher discusses what details are with concrete examples.
The students are going to deal with activity number 4.
• The teacher elucidates inference as a part of reading
The teacher explicates by elaborating what ” reading between the lines” means by providing specific examples and guiding the students on the task related.
The students will perform activity number 5.

V. Evaluation

The teacher frames or customizes an example of a passage if there is no available authentic passage as a springboard to test the students’ abilities on scanning and predicting the content, obtaining main ideas, assembling and creating inferences from the customized text.
Answers are deliberated by the teacher for common understanding

VI. Generalization

The teacher accentuates on the importance of reading and how effective reading comprehension is achieved through learners’ abilities in scanning, predicting, determining main ideas, assembling and creating inferences.

VII. Homework

Read the passage, A British Wedding found on page 40. After reading, open your Blackboard account and download two (2) files related to this text.

• The first file contains activity sheets that tasks you to fill-in the gaps regarding the passage.
• The second file entails you to complete the tree diagram for text comprehension.
• You are required to bring these sheets for further discussions about Reading Number 2, tomorrow.

Incorporating instructional technology in language teaching doesn’t need to be complex or sophisticated. Through the basic technological materials, the lessons become worth-engaging and worth -exploring. Excerpted film clips, film soundtracks, film opening and closing credits, an excerpted dialogue, digital script, film posters, music video, songs, film biography, film trailers, book reviews from the cyberspace internet graphics, music or sounds, reading passages from the internet, popular speeches, pictures, tables, Blogs, Facebook posts and comments, YouTube clips, live or print varied advertisements, recorded recitals, newscast among others, are materials that trigger practical technology -related instructions. As noticed, these authentic materials are media forms and productions that necessitate the employment of multimedia and technological tools. These phenomena further stress that integration of technology in instructions is always interconnected with the interplay of print and audio-visual media and are absolutely operated by multimedia highlighting the fact that the multiple and prolific growth of multimedia are propelled by rising technology to produce media forms which are now advocated by innovative educators in an authentic learning environment in the design of curricula and instructions. Access to these materials yield the occurrence of students’ technological involvement guided by well-designed lesson plans characterized to be specific, measurable, aligned, realistic or relevant, and time-bound (SMART) just as how their behavioral objectives are keenly observed as students ‘performance indicators. Furthermore, the success of technology integration in lessons is measured through the manipulation of technical tools by both teachers and students to attain a two-way pedagogical process.

Finally, the educational world of learners in the contemporary times is digital. It is crucial that students must be brought into authentic learning environment for the creation of a real- world to be explored by by productive learners. “Social tools leave a digital audit trail, documenting our learning journey-often an unfolding story-and leaving a path for others to follow,” as Marcia Conner articulates. Every educator embraces the fact that learners and educators in the contemporary times are called maneuvers of a digital age for a more globally digital world through the academe as the hub of a continuing instructive progression.