The 8410 static-dissipative floor tile and 8430 conductive floor tile are available in a choice of 12 colors. The traditional colors have a white background with colored flecks, and the "reverse" colors have a colored background with white flecks. The conductive tiles are for areas where the floor is intended as the primary grounding system for personnel, and the dissipative tiles are for areas where the floor serves as a secondary grounding path.
3M, Electronic Handling and Protection Div., Box 3064, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406.
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.