This show model of the NASCAR racer sponsored by DVT has a retired chassis that once rated the circuit, though the body hasn't been through that grueling cycle. The vehicle, owned by Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, is now driven by Mike Bliss. To help give attendees a feel for what it's like to race the vehicle, there are two racing stations in the pavilion. Attendees say it comes close (well, sort of) to actually being there. Race cars in general, though, are a big draw for the techie audience like the DVT Users Group.
A new federally sponsored manufacturing innovation center to strengthen US manufacturing abilities in fiber-reinforced composites has formed, bringing together materials suppliers, OEMs, university R&D labs, and national labs.
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.