ASME International Gas Turbine Institute launches Webinar series
The International Gas Turbine Institute of ASME will conduct the first of more than 20 Webinars in 2007, beginning January 3 at 11 a.m. EST. The one-hour program, “Global Energy Conversion: Role of Gas Turbines” will offer a state of the industry primer for the global gas turbine community.
Hosted by Lee Langston, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut's Department of Mechanical Engineering , the Webinar will discuss how, in less than 70 years, gas turbine technology has evolved to become a dominant power source for aircraft propulsion and global electric power generation. For more information or to register for “Global Energy Conversion: Role of Gas Turbines,” visit https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/907571526 .
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey