The manufacturing community will gather together March 22-25 in Los Angeles, CA, for the WESTEC®
Advanced Productivity Exposition. While the show will feature over 500 exhibitors, attendees may also go to the WESTEC Conference, held in cooperation with the Boeing Company, the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Pavilion, and the Software Pavilion. And if you're on the lookout for a new position, the Job Shop Pavilion will connect attendees with potential contract manufacturing employers. More information is available at this website: www.sme.org/westec.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Some of the biggest self-assembled building blocks and structures made from engineered DNA have been developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute. The largest, a hexagonal prism, is one-tenth the size of an average bacterium.
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.