Two non-contacting, claw-type rotors in an oil-free chamber provide the vacuum for the Busch MM Series (www.buschpump.com) dry vacuum pump. Busch engineers say it's for applications where dust particles are present. The non-contacting design means no wear in the pumping chamber, they say, so maintenance is low.
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.