Vortex tubes solve spot-cooling problems. Using compressed air as a power source, vortex tubes create two air streams, one hot and one cold, with no moving parts. These tubes can reproduce temperatures form -50 to 260F, flow rates from 1 to 150 scf/m, and refrigeration up to 10,200 BTU/hr. Catalog includes technical information on these and other products.
EXAIR Corp., 1250 Century Circle N., Cincinnati, OH 45246.
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.