Savings of at least 1% of turnover can be achieved by implementing a waste minimisation strategy, claims the Government’s Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme (ETBPP).
The programme helps engineering firms to get started.
The ETBPP offers a free guide, Saving Money through Waste Minimisation. The programme also has a free environmental helpline, tel: 0800-585 794 and a Website, www.etsu.com/ETBP.ETBPP
Flextronic has published its Interactive Designers Guide to Flexible Circuit Technology on CD. The guide includes technical details covering most aspects of flexible circuit design.
Items covered by the CD include materials and markets, applications, sculptured circuits, EMI/RFI and economic considerations.
The National Physical Laboratory says its data on standards cuts the costs of developing and using composites. It has drafted four of the six standards available through BSI. These cover tensile, compression, flexural and shear testing of composite materials.
The NPL has a Website, www.npl.co.uk/cog/index. html, covering many aspects of composite synthesis, design and standards.
Links are also being developed to the BSI site, www.bsi.org.uk/bsis/index.htm, where subscribing members can place orders online. Non-members can order standards over the telephone by credit card.
The Electronic Buyers’ Guide 1999, available in printed and in CD formats, lists nearly 10,000 companies and about 1,400 products and services.
CD users can create their own shortlists and add comments using the electronic notepad.
Links to the Website provide subscribers with a mailing-label printing service.
Drop size is critical in many spray applications such as pollution control and fire suppression.
An Engineer’s Practical Guide to Drop Size, available free from Spraying Systems, provides a technical overview.
Information on variable speed drives published by instrumentation group Gambica targets specifiers and users.
The Power Electronic Variable Speed Drives and Systems has a chart cross-referenced to show which companies make what products.
Gambica’s Web page, www.gambica.demon.co.uk/grp.peg.peg.htm also includes links to company Web sites.