Courtesy of Ferrari bearing supplier SKF, visitors to the Design
News' booth at National Manufacturing Week can win a pair of tickets for
the 2004 U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis on June 20. All you have to do is drop
by the booth (#2811) and slip a business card into the box there. You'll also
see on display Michael Schumacher's World Championship Ferrari Formula 1 car to
help you get revved up for the race. The car embodies the most advanced
technologies in aerodynamics, materials, controls, and powertrains. A special
display also highlights the cutting edge bearings SKF develops for racing
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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.