With the European Council enforcing the 1996 Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) Directive by 2007, requiring European industrial installations to be compliant with the "best available techniques," companies and organizations are scrambling to find and develop these "best available techniques." The BHR Group has organized a fluid sealing conference with the theme of "Sealing for Pollution Prevention and Control." An IPPC workshop will cover requirements of operators who work with mechanical seals, flange gaskets, and compression packing. The 18th International Conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, next year, Oct. 12-14, 2005. Abstracts of conference papers are due by Oct. 25, 2004. For more information on the conference, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3855-529.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
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.
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.