T Squared Manufacturing Corp. (www.tsquaredpumps.com) has been acquired by Parker Hannifin (www.parker.com) for an undisclosed amount. T Squared makes specialty diaphragm pumps for gases in life science applications and will be part of Parker's Automation Group, Pneutronics division (Hollis, NH). "The acquisition will position Parker's Pneutronics Division as the sole provider of both miniature solenoid valves and pump technology for life science applications," says Bob Bond, Parker Automation president.
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.