Start magazine and SAM-USA (Save American Manufacturing) have organized the two-day Manufacturing and Economic Recovering Conference (MERC) program aimed at solving the economic issues facing American manufacturers today. To be held February 19 - 20, 2004 in Chicago, the conference will include a lineup of manufacturers, legislators, and economists. For more information, contact MERC@startmag.com.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.