Four new publications from ISO can help design engineers cut through the maze of new international management standards. One book is the 586-page "ISO 14000 Environmental Management." It contains the 20 published documents presently comprising ISO's family of environmental standards, plus related technical reports and draft standards. Also, two free brochures assist in understanding and implementing the recently revised ISO 9000:2000 series of standards for quality management. They are "Quality Management Principles" and "ISO 9000: Selection and Use." In addition, the fifth edition of "The ISO Directory of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Accreditation and Certification Bodies" is now out. All four publications are available from the ISO Central Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify if you want French versions.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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.