Focus On Mechanisms

Ideal for use in conjunction with data projectors and interactive whiteboards.


Focus on Mechanisms is a truly versatile program with a place in every Design & Technology department.

Each mechanism is clearly explained using animations, photographs, video and text.

Focus on Metals is suitable for use with secondary students ages 11 and older.


Teachers can input their own video, photographs and text to make the program compatible with any teaching course.


Topics covered in Focus on Mechanisms include:
  • Motion
  • Gear systems
  • Pulley systems
  • Lifting systems
  • Screw Threads
  • Levers
  • Linkages
  • Cams & followers
  • Crank & slider
  • Sprockets & chain
  • Ratchet & Pawl

Reference Section

The program contains a comprehensive animated reference section with links to each topic area including:
  • What is a mechanism?
  • Moments
  • Equilibrium
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Torque
  • Velocity ratio
  • Efficiency
  • Inclined plane
  • Shafts & couplings
  • Bearings & lubrication
  • Clutches & brakes
Worm and Worm Wheel Mechanism
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