From September 22 through the 25, the Fluid Power Society will host its annual meeting in Troy, MI. In addition to the Committee and Board Meetings, the society will host an Accredited Instructors Workshop, highlighting new C&C certification and proctor information, updates on society policies, finalized details of grading procedures, and new job performance tests. Robert J. Sheaf, Jr., of CFC Solar, Inc., and Consultant Raymond F. Hanley will host the workshop. The new kit upgrades, which include everything to proctor and grade the new JP test, will be available for purchase at the meeting. For more information or to register, go to www.ifps.org.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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.