At Walt Disney World in Orlando, you can go on a trip inside Spaceship Earth, the huge geosphere with mouse ears in the logo. You travel upward in an open train of little cars and see the history of communication unfold from cave drawings to computers. (You can see it for yourself in this 10-minute video.) Then you go backwards—the cars still facing the same direction—as you look up at the stars in the sky. That’s necessary for the ride down—if we faced forward, we’d fall out of our seats—but it has a symbolic meaning, as well. I want to face the future with eyes, ears and mind wide open, and that’s one reason I went to the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference (SPE’s ANTEC) in Anaheim, CA, last week.
It’s over now but you still can “attend” by accessing the listing of 124 extrusion-related papers given at this conference, with primary authors, affiliations and descriptive titles, in last month’s column.
Takahata Precision Tennessee Expands Helenwood, Tennessee, Manufacturing Complex
Takahata Precision Tennessee, Inc., a plastic injection molding automotive manufacturer, will invest $9.7 million to expand its production
The Holy Grail—Making Plastic Parts Without Tooling—is Within Reach
I recently had the opportunity to attend an open house at Interlink Engineering LLC, a contract engineering firm in Phoenix, AZ, that provides 3D
New ‘Supercatalyst’ can Turn Carbon Dioxide and Methane Into Fuel
Scientists at the University of Surrey in the UK have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes of climate
Michelman Joins the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials to Evaluate Fiber Sizing Solutions
Michelman is pleased to announce that it has become one of only 55 members of the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials