For composites users, the latest weapon in the war against
corrosion can be found on the World Wide Web. The Composite Polymers Division of
Ashland Specialty Chemical Company (Dublin, OH) has launched a "corrosion
resource center" at www.hetron.com to help
engineers pick the right resin for corrosive environments.
At the heart of the resource center is an on-line edition of the
company's Hetron and Aropol Resin Selection Guide. In addition to materials
property data, it compiles corrosion-resistance data for fiberglass reinforced
plastics in 1,800 chemical environments. The data in the guide has been culled
from field and laboratory (ASTM C581) studies of FRP performance. And because
the guide ties into the company's corrosion database, its information stays
Time was when sports equipment was made only from common, everyday, low-tech materials. But now sports equipment has a new, high-tech ingredient that is helping players take their game to the next level.
A humanoid diving robot has recovered treasure from the wreck of French King Louis XIV's flagship, untouched for nearly 400 years. The bot not only looks somewhat human-shaped, it's also got stereoscopic humanlike vision, artificial intelligence, and haptic force feedback.
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.
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.