IDES, a provider of plastics data management services, announced a release of over 2,000 new plastic material property datasheets on its website, Prospector. Data are presented in ASTM, ISO, and CAMPUS® formats with options to display English or SI units. Supported by the plastics industry, IDES offers the searchable catalog with an inventory of data covering 45,517 plastic materials from 390 global suppliers. The subscription-based directory includes trade name, product name, and detailed property and processing information used to describe a given plastic. Check out www.ides.com/data.
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.