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.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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