Six out of ten engineers say that standard sizing is the most important feature when selecting a motor, according to a recent survey by Design News and Control Engineering Magazines. Price follows as the second most important feature, followed by standard housing construction and the type of mounting. As for what sizes are key, NEMA 11 and NEMA 23 are the two most popular frame sizes.
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.