More than ever, opportunities for obtaining additional information about
the manufacturing processes or new materials used in many appliance components
are vital to maintaining job proficiency.
One of the major education opportunities
is the Electrical Insulation Conference/Electrical Manufacturing & Coil
Winding Expo, which continues to be the largest international event for
the materials and process equipment used in the manufacture of electrical
Organized by the Insulation and Dielectric society of IEEE, the
Insulating Materials Division of NEMA, and EMCWA the event is the only
and exhibition organized and owned by not-for-profit organizations
supporting the electrical products industry.
Planning and organization for the Sept.
23-25, 2003, Exposition at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown
Indianapolis, IN, U.S. was finalized
at a meeting
in mid-February of more than 60 volunteers. The various committees met
to finalize arrangements, including publicity and other activities, to
the event's success.
Major emphasis was placed on the content of the
Conference Program, including sessions on fuel cells; transformer design;
applications; motor component design and manufacturing; innovations
in manufacturing coils,
hybrid and electric vehicle technology; adhesive applications; and
product testing. There are a variety of short courses, including insulating
and processes, and polymer chemistry for engineers. The Association
of International Motion Engineers will present short courses that lead
a Certified Motion Engineer.
The Industry Awards dinner, to be held on
Sept. 24, 2003, will feature an address by Dean Kamen, who recently invented
the Segway Human Transporter.
The invention is said to improve upon the most basic form of transportation
- walking - by allowing people to go farther, move more quickly, and
carry more without separating them from their everyday walking environment.
founder of DEKA Research and Development in 1982, Mr. Kamen patented
a fluid management system that became the core of the Baxter HomeChoice
dialysis machine. Mr. Kamen will receive the EIC Golden Omega Award at
the dinner, which in the past, has been presented to such notables as
of Hewlett-Packard, Robert Galvin of Motorola, and William Lear of the
Lear jet fame.
These events provide an opportunity for those responsible for the
design and manufacturing of electrical components to meet with experts
facets of the industry with answers to product design and manufacturing
problems. Further information can be found on the Internet at www.coilwinding.org
by calling +619/435-3629.