Hurry to register for the Structural Plastics New Product Design Competition. Part of SPI Structural Plastics Division's annual conference, the competition promotes new developments, applications, and technologies used in the structural plastics industry. The products are manufactured from standard injection molding, co-injection, low-pressure structural foam, reaction injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, rotational molding, and other plastic processes. First-place awards are presented to those companies entering the most innovative commercial products in their market category. Registration fees are $125 for SPI members and $175 for non-members. Discounts are available for multiple entries. The deadline for entry is March 11. To register online, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4388-505.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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.