As early as September or October 2003, Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) program participants will be able to get Phase 2 of the National Fluid Power Association's Electronic Statistical Toolkit. The Toolkit is one of the NFPA's most popular member services, and the expanded version offers a growth rate calculation, a correlation analysis, additional lead-lag capabilities, and CSS index numbers. This software is free but only available to CSS program participants (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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