On Aug. 17-18, the National Fluid Power Association will host its Economic Outlook Conference at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, to discuss data and trends in the fluid power market. All who are interested in fluid power are invited to attend and hear speakers discuss topics such as the macroeconomic forecast, end use markets, and the international market forecast. Some of the featured speakers include Eli Lustgarten of J.B. Hanauer & Co., Jim Meil of Eaton Corp., and Alan Beaulieu of The Institute for Trend Research (ITR). For more info or to register, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3852-509.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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.