Sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers, finalists for this year's Federal Engineer of the Year Award all are involved in security issues. These range from individuals in the field of technology development critical to national security and defense operations, to those providing logistical support to secure prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and emergency response efforts at Ground Zero in New York City. The overall winner should be announced at www.nspe.org by the time you read this.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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