Winners of the 5th annual CIAS Motor Trend International Design Contest were announced at the California International Auto Show, held in Anaheim, CA. Contestants were challenged to design a tuner car for the year 2020. Taking the top award (and $2,500 cash prize) for best of show, Steve Cook of Portland, OR redesigned a Dodge Charger R/T (below). The contest is aimed at amateur, student, and professional designers who, this year, had to choose a car make and model, and then include features applicable for the year 2020.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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.