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.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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.