Many if not most of the PEs in practice do need PDH each year to renew their licenses including me. While it would be nice to aim at the Industrial Engineering factory guys as well as the parts and software guys, the ability to receive PDH throughout the year makes meeting the licensing requiement fairly easy. Maybe I'll learn something in areas outside of the NEC.
Excellent Information Richard. I can certainly agree that my time spent on Design News Daily represents a great learning tool. There have been numerous articles posted that have aided my efforts in finding new vendors and new ways to solve engineering problems. It's a marvelous method of keeping up with technology. IEEE should definitely be commended for their efforts in presenting these classes.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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