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.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.