The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will hold an Economic Outlook Conference at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee on August 16-17, 2005. A lineup of speakers at the conference will look at trends in domestic and international markets for automotive manufacturing, construction and agricultural machinery, and machine tools. Speakers will also offer macroeconomic and end-use market forecasts. For more information, visit www.nfpa.com.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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.