The Motor & Motion Association (SMMA) is hosting its 2003 Fall Technical Conference—"New Technologies for the Motors & Drives Industry"—from Nov. 5 to 7 in Nashville, TN. For details on the presentations (lineup will be finalized this month) and the event, go to SMMA's homepage at www.smma.org or visit the event's website at www.smma.org/fallconf_overview.html.
Parallax Inc. is known for developing the Basic Stamp microcontroller development board and educational accessory kits. In addition to developing a user-friendly educational platform to learn about 8-bit microcontrollers and software programming, it created a multicore 32-bit chip called the Propeller.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
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.