The National Fluid Power Association's Spring Conference and Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2004 in Marco Island, FL will focus on what impact China's entry into the World Trade Organization will have on the fluid power industry. NFPA says program speakers have spent years studying and analyzing China's culture, history, and economy. Also to be discussed will be issues facing manufacturing in the U.S. plus updated economic forecasts for the fluid power industry both nationally and globally. For more information on the conference and nnual meeting, visit www.nfpa.com.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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