Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Synthetics with Gregory Bell

In this episode we talk to Gregory Bell, Senior Engineering Associate with Dupont Performance Lubricants. We discuss synthetics including their definition, their use, and advantages. We also talk about the upcoming Annual Meeting Education Courses - Synthetics 203 and Synthetics 204. Find out what the course covers, the intended audience for each course, and reasons to attend. Greg is one of the Synthetics 203 instructors and will provide a peek into both courses, his module, and the field of synthetics as a whole.

In these Annual Meeting courses, each instructor brings their own personal experience into the classroom and provides unique tips and insight that they have picked up from their work. See what Greg's tip is when it comes to synthetics and fluorinated lubricants.

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If you want to learn more about synthetics, you can visit our website for more news, information and research. You can also read the following articles that appeared in STLE's monthly member magazine, TLT, also called Tribology & Lubrication Technology.

Friday, March 18, 2011

April Webinar on Hydraulics: Open for Registration!

The latest webinar in the Industry Insight series will cover The Role of Fluids in Compact and Efficient Fluid Power Systems. The live webinar event will take place Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. Central (CDT). The presentation will last for 60 minutes, including 15 minutes of Q&A (12:00-1:00 p.m. Central). A bonus Q&A Session will be provided from 1:00-1:30 p.m. Central (CDT). The extended Q&A will be available for those wishing to stay on the line and ask their questions, but for those with other commitments, the recording will capture the additional information and will be available for your review post-event.

You can submit questions ahead of time to get them integrated into the presentation by visiting your STLE University Training Menu and posting a discussion topic. You can also send us an email or leave a comment below.

The presentation will be given by Professor Kim Stelson, Director of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The live webinar will cover fluid power, looking at the future of the field with the case studies of wind energy and hydraulic hybrid vehicles.

You can view the flyer for more information, or click here to register for the event. The registration deadline for the live event is Monday, April 18, 2011. There is limited space available. To ensure your participation, you MUST register before this date. Registrations will not be accepted after this date, except by advance request, and only if there is space available.

Attending will not only allow you to learn this vital information, but you can also earn 1.0 STLE ECs (Education Credits) for your full participation. ECs may be used toward recertification.

For more details, you can contact us at university@stle.org.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Metalworking Fluids and Chemical Additives

In this episode, Dr. Neil Canter, Owner and Founder of Chemical Solutions, provides his perspective and input on the Metalworking Fluid Hot Topics course that will be offered at the 2011 STLE Annual Meeting. The course includes many modules, and we talked previously with Dr. Fred Passman on his module about microbicides. You can listen to that episode by clicking on the posting below.

Dr. Canter covers chemical additives and green chemistry in the course, and in this episode, you can hear what he has to say about the course and his reasons to attend.

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Visit our website for more information on metalworking fluids, chemical additives, this education course, and the Annual Meeting. You can also read this previously published TLT article, "The Mysterious World of MWF Additives" to get some background on the topic. This month's TLT is also packed full of articles on metalworking and metalworking fluids, and it is available to everyone as a digital resource. Dr. Canter's article, "Monitoring Metalworking Fluids," is included in this month's issue. If you have questions, our website and TLT are two good places to start.

What are YOUR hot topics? Whether you're attending or not, what do you think really matters to the metalworking fluid industry right now? Leave us a comment below and get the discussion going.