Servicing the needs of schools and educational campuses throughout
the Greater Pacific Northwest, including Washing, Alaska, Oregon,
Idaho, and Montana.
We started 25 years ago as a company that served Vocational Education with equipment, software and training. As time has changed so has Northwest Technical. We keep informed on the latest equipment, software and curriculum needs of Career and Technical Education programs to make sure we can offer exactly what is needed.
WHAT WE DO
Each program is different and has different needs. We realize that what may work well for a large university, may not work as well for a technical college. Whether you have a small or large school or are establishing your first Makerspace, we can consult, install and train you on how to make the most of your budget, while also meeting the goals of your program.
A curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, all being taught concurrently. These are highly technical based programs designed to motivate students into specific careers. The vendors below all help to further STEM programs around the country. With the hands on learning, students can actually see what they could be doing in a real life job situation.
the production of merchandise for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. Most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. From prototypes to full scale working models we partner with select vendors to cover the wide range of products that can be manufactured with 3D printers, laser engravers, and CNC machines.
defined as the application of science and math to solve problems. Engineers use science to solve practical problems. They design, develop, and test new products. Engineers figure out how things work and find practical uses for scientific discoveries. Each field of Engineering has its own specific definition. There are many different types of engineers such as: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Chemical Engineers.
The abbreviation CAD stands for Computer Aided Design. CAM in turn stands for Computer Aided Manufacturing. Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) is an automated milling machines used to create a wide variety of parts. They take the information sent from the CAD/CAM software to interpret the designs.
The branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.
Professional & Supportive
After meeting Luke at several hands-on summer workshops, I reached out to him for help defining our equipment needs for our new school fabrications lab. We have had our new laser engraver, desktop CNC router and large-format printer/cutter for about a year. NW Tech has provided amazing support from the very beginning and continues to be responsive as we learn more about these products and how to best use them for programs for our students. When we have trouble with our tools, they are fast and responsive. When we have questions about applications, they go above and beyond to ensure that we are successful.
Fast & Efficient
Northwest Technical Products has helped us increase our state technical skills assessment scores to a point where this year 100% of our completing seniors passed. Students learn by doing, Northwest Technical Products provides engaging engineering design curriculum, equipment, and training. Our students retained what they learned and understand the content more fully, resulting in higher test scores. Furthermore, they can demonstrate in the form of projects what they have learned. Teacher Robert Salisbury at Payette River Regional Technical Academy in Emmett, ID, saw his tenth thru twelth-grade students scores improve an average of 10 percent higher than 2016-17 end of course scores after integrating curriculum and equipment provided thru Northwest Technical Products.