Every year, National Manufacturing Week connects engineers from around the world to new products and the latest technologies. This year is no exception. The event will be held March 20-23 in Rosemont, Il, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Here are some highlights and go to www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com for more info.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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.