To be held April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center/Las Vegas Hilton, NAB2005 (National Association of Broadcasters) is the world's largest conference and exhibition for the electronic media. Showcases at the show include digital communications technologies, including television and radio broadcasting, film/video production and post production, audio production, multimedia, Internet, satellite, and telecommunications. Boasting over 1,400 exhibitors, this year's show will feature a functioning station on the exhibit floor, designed to show attendees everything that goes into putting together a digital television operation. For more information, go to www.nabshow.com.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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.