Advanced Elastomer Systems L.P. (AES), a producer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) has launched a web site to help engineers find elastomer products for specific applications. At www.aestpe.com you can find specific applications highlighted, including ap-pliances, auto, electrical, medical, tools, and more. A comprehensive library of case histories and a link to the University of Akron polymer information pages can also be found on the site.
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.