The 2004 (6-Month) U.S. Foreign Trade Data is now available on the NFPA website (www.nfpa.com). Also available are historical reports on fluid power products. The study highlights Canada's lead over all other countries in importing U.S. bulk hose and assemblies, plastics ($12 million) and in importing U.S. hydraulic and pneumatic power engines and motors ($5.2 million).
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.