Howmet Dover Casting, an Alcoa business located in Dover, NJ, took home an award in the 2003 casting contest sponsored by the Investment Casting Institute. The company received the award for swirler component used in an industrial gas turbine. Formerly a 27-piece fabricated assembly, Howmet cast the swirler as a single-piece near-net-shape component. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com.
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.