Design engineers may not drive racecars for a living, but many like their cars to have some zip. Here's a look at how some famously fast cars fared in the most recent Design Newsautomotive survey. Design Newsreaders were asked to name their dream vehicle—without any concern for price or practicality. Forget about a real Ferrari in the driveway, though. The most popular car driven by survey respondents is the Ford Taurus.
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.