The National Fluid Power Association is providing an opportunity for anyone in the fluid power industry to attend the PTC Asia convention in Shanghai, China, from Oct. 12-15. NFPA says the Asian fluid power market increased its sales 18 percent between 2001 and 2002. Thus NFPA decided to sponsor a pavilion at the event. The pavilion was formed for logistical reasons to help multiple companies attend the event in a cost-effective manner. There are nine major categories under which an exhibit can fall: anti-friction bearings, compressed air technology, electrical power transmission, hydraulics, internal combustion engines & small gas turbines, linear motion systems, mechanical power transmission, pneumatics, and sealing technology. To find out more information about the convention, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3852-510.
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.