Among other events at Test Week 2004, held Oct. 24-29 in Charlotte, NC, will be the International Test Conference, which covers such topics as the design verification, test, diagnosis, failure analysis, and process and design improvement of devices, boards, and systems. The conference includes paper sessions, tutorials, panel sessions, lecture series, case studies, and commercial exhibits and presentations. Dr. Bernd Koenemann, a Fellow at Cadence Design Systems, will give the keynote address on "Test in the Era of 'What You See is NOT What You Get'". For more info, go to www.itctestweek.org.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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.