Members and prospective members of SMMA (The Motor & Motion Association) will discuss "Facing Tomorrow's Challenges Today" at the SMMA 2005 Spring Management Conference. It will be held May 4-6 at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ. Presentations will include the future of electric motor technology, sales channel changes, creative healthcare options, and an economic forecast. A panel of industry leaders will preview developments that will impact the motors and drives industry during the next five years. For more information, visit www.smma.org.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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.