I am particularly impressed by one aspect of their versatility; the fact the spatial orientation does not affect their operation. The fact that they can be installed vertically and yet still do not allow anything to flow through them under the influence of gravity definitely increases their reliability in sensitive medical design.
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.