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.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
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