For those manufacturing engineers out there baffled by fuel cell technology, take solace in The Society of Manufacturing Engineers' (SME) Advanced Energy and Fuel Cell Technologies Conference and Exposition, being held Oct. 11-13 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI. The event, scheduled to have six keynote speakers, is designed to help manufacturing engineers learn how they can play a role in the growing field of advanced energy technology and how to implement the principles they have learned. The conference will cover topics such as cost reduction of advanced energy technologies, supplier requirements, and high tolerance materials. For more info on the conference, go to www.sme.org/aet.
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.
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.