Presentation on materials

What: Polyurethane Manufacturers Association (PMA) Processing Techniques Seminar

When and where: May 8, 2010, Las Vegas Harrah's Casino

Details: Jeff Means, technical service representative for LORD Corp., will present a whitepaper prior to the annual PMA meeting being held May 9 to 11. The presentation will cover adhesives for bonding polyurethane.

Check it out: pmahome.org/AnnualMeeting.aspx

Control and sensing training

What: Omron control courses

When and where: This is an ongoing series; seminars will be held in Schaumburg, Ill., near Chicago O'Hare airport

Details: Omron Electronics LLC offers courses covering programmable logic controller (PLC) programming and advanced sensor and vision systems. Attendees can complete PLC programming basics and intermediate-level courses in five days. The intensive hands-on courses present automation challenges typically encountered in plant operations to prepare students to design, use, and troubleshoot systems efficiently. Students use Omron's CX-One automation software.

Check it out: omron247.com

International Manufacturing Technology Show

What: IMTS

When and where: September 13 to 18, 2010, Chicago's McCormick Place

Details: A keynote luncheon will feature speakers from aerospace, automotive, energy, and medical manufacturing industries. A roundtable panel discussion will conclude the luncheon, held from 12 to 3 p.m. in McCormick's West building. IMTS attendees registered for a conference session will be admitted. Conferences (September 14 to 17) will focus on engineering, machining technology, alternative manufacturing processes, and energy efficiency.

Check it out: imts.com