Mark your calendars one year in advance. The Japan Fluid Power System Society (JFPS) will be hosting the 6th JFPS International Symposium on Fluid Power November 7-10, 2005 in Tsukuba, Japan. Co-sponsored by the Fluid Power Net International (FPNI), the symposium will address such fluid power developments as water hydraulics and functional fluids, as well as presentations of research, applications, and case studies. For more information on the symposium, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-517.
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.