It is vital that machine shops and other manufacturers have in place detailed production planning processes to assure that work begins on time; deadlines are met; machines, tooling, and other equipment are ready for operation; supply-chain logistics are set; and quality products are delivered on schedule to customers... Read More
The scope of normal activities has shrunk considerably since 2000. "Normal" activities are those things that we can reasonably expect to happen in in a typical month. These are the things that are within the work scope of operations workers and don't require any special reviews, equipment, or supplies. Once an... Read More
The quickening pace of product releases is requiring tools that help decision-makers identify development efforts with the most potential for market success and direct precious resources there.Read More
From cereal boxes to outer sleeves for ready meals to pharmaceutical packaging, folding cartons are key products in the global packaging sphere. The folding-carton market, valued at $140 billion in 2012, continues to grow and is forecast to be worth $184 billion in 2018. This expansion will be fed mainly by continued... Read More
U.S. EPA will provide up to $15,000 for each of 42 student teams pursuing projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges as part of EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) program. Since 2004, P3 Program has provided funding to student teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. “Each year, the projects and designs created by the P3 teams surpass expectations,” said EPA's Lek Kadeli.
Developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform can provide information to adjust plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) charging loads up and down to accommodate intermittent availability of renewable energy sources. Open VGI Platform's ability to provide demand response and load curtailment through single, standards-based interface will be demonstrated on October 16 at Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Customer Service Center. Read More
Monograph 10, Elemental Analysis of Fossil Fuels and Related Materials, details importance of elemental analysis of fossil fuels, analytical techniques, basic analytical protocols, and proficiency testing programs for elemental analysis. Monograph 11, Sulfur: Chemistry and Analysis of Fossil Fuel Products, covers analytical techniques for sulfur determination in crude oil, fuels and lubricants, coal, oil shale, gaseous fuels and biofuels. It also addresses proficiency testing for sulfur. Read More
RAPID 2015, produced by SME, will take place in Long Beach, CA from May 18–21. Now in its 25th year, this conference and exposition enables those present to see major manufacturers and leading technologies as well as evaluate and compare them side by side. There will be 17 industries represented at RAPID 2015, promoting cross-industry collaboration. Conference abstract and research poster submissions as well as art for RAPID 2015's gallery and puzzle designs are being accepted. Read More