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.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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.