The Ultimate Cool Tools Quiz

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The Ultimate Cool Tools Quiz
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If you are crazy about gadgetry, technical sophistication and hi-tech tools, this is the quiz for you. These 10 tools are about the best tool inventions of the last few decades, barring none. Check out these 10 Wonders of the Tool World by taking this quiz.
Which printer is slower, the 2-D or the 3-D?
They both operate at the same speed.
The 3-D is slower than the 2-D.
Actually, the 3-D printer is slower than the 2-D, partly due to the layers it produces.
The 2-D is slower than the 3-D.

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With one method of 3-D printing, liquid binder is placed over fine powder in layers. What is used to strengthen it after printing?
a sealant
A sealant is coated over the printed item in order to strengthen it.
a resin
a layer of silicone

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When was computer-aided design (CAD) first introduced?
in the early 1960s
It was pioneered in the early 1960s, but it took a full decade to appear commercially.
in the early 1970s
in the early 1980s

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How does the MAKO Tactile Guidance System help in the field of medicine?
It helps to diagnose certain conditions at an earlier stage.
It helps to improve the quality of medicines.
It helps surgeons to perform less invasive and better surgeries.
The MAKO Tactile Guidance System is like a robotic arm that helps during delicate surgery. Surgeons are able to do a more precise job and perform less invasive procedures.

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What does the multimeter measure?
all kinds of audio values, such as decibel level
all kinds of electrical values, such as volts
The multimeter measures a wide range of electrical values, such as volts, ohms, frequency, amps, etc.
all kinds of health and body-performance values, such as calories

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How can the multimeter be useful in industrial conditions?
It can help troubleshoot problems in hazardous factory environments.
The multimeter can help troubleshoot problems in hazardous factory environments or industrial plants.
It can help connect a large amount of wires simultaneously.
It can help raise the voltage of an entire factory's machinery on a large-scale level.

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What is the biggest accomplishment of the oscilloscope?
It receives very high-frequency signals from outer space.
It detects sound waves many feet below the ocean surface.
It displays the wave pattern of an electrical signal on a screen.
The oscilloscope is able to display a wave pattern of an electrical signal visually on a screen.

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What would it cost to purchase a top-of-the-range oscilloscope?
50000
100000
The top models go for around $100,000, although there are many others that are much cheaper.
200000

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Which of these are functions of the laser engraver?
It sorts and divides.
It sculpts and saws.
It cuts and etches.
The laser engraver cuts, etches, engraves, drills and performs all manner of modeling techniques.

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What computer operating systems does the VersaLASER VLS3.50 require?
Windows Server 2003 or Windows 7
Windows XP or Windows Vista
The VersaLASER VLS3.50 runs on its own computer using either Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems.
WinFS or Blackcomb

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A computer numerical control (CNC) machine does a variety of tasks. In order to cut complex shapes, it needs:
multiple axes
It needs multiple axes. The more axes it has, the more precise and complex a task it can perform.
sharp blades
20-20 vision

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How fast can the Tormach PCNC 1100 Mill spindle rotate?
anywhere between 10 and 1,000 RPMs
anywhere between 50 and 3,000 RPMs
anywhere between 100 and 5,000 RPMs
The super-fast Tormach PCNC 1100 Mill can rotate between 100 and 5,000 RPM.

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What is one of the benefits of using a PS-900 Soldering Station?
It solders so precisely, you can't detect it on the product.
It heats to a very high temperature setting.
It offers very steady levels of heat throughout the soldering process.
The PS-900 Soldering Station offers very steady heat throughout the soldering process.

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What is "cold" about the cold saw?
It is used in cold temperatures only.
It uses a coolant during the sawing process.
The cold saw is a special type of circular saw that uses a coolant during the sawing or cutting process.
It remains cool to the touch even after using the tool for 30 minutes straight.

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How do you operate the Kalamazoo FHC350D cold saw?
electronically using a switch
manually
The cast iron Kalamazoo FHC350D cold saw is operated manually.
using a foot pedal

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Metal inert gas (MIG) welding sometimes uses semi-inert gases, such as:
carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide would be an example of a semi-inert gas sometimes used with MIGs.
carbon monoxide
helium

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What special function does the Millermatic welder offer?
It can weld without the need of a gas canister.
It can be preset to save time.
Certain settings and functions of the Millermatic can be preset. This saves time.
It can weld at a wire speed of over 17 inches (.18m) per minute.

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With MIG welding, how does the feeding wire melt?
It melts upon contact with the welding surface.
It melts when it heats to temperatures of over 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius).
It melts when it's energized with electricity.
It melts as it is energized with electricity.

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How does the Sidewinder forklift solve the common problem of lack of maneuverability?
It can change forward-backward directions very fast.
Its wheels allow it to travel in any direction.
The Sidewinder has specially designed wheels that allow it to travel in any direction comfortably.
It can vault over objects where necessary.

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The one who invented the special wheel design of the Sidewinder was a man from:
La Mancha
Japan
Sweden
He hailed from Sweden and his name was Bengt Ilon. He actually invented it way back in the 1970s.

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