Archive for June 20th, 2013


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Regardless of your age or experience level as an engineer, I bet that you can think of one or two pieces of advice that were instrumental in your engineering career development. I certainly can, and I would like to share them with you in this post.
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This week, ThomasNet News’ editors are at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing trade show, taking place June 18 through 20. The show is part of seven co-located events that feature 1,000 suppliers of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in production design and development.
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Currently there is a legislative proposal before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to encourage the U.S. Department of Defense to buy up volumes of strategic rare earth elements. According to Canadian rare earth minerals producer Ucore Rare Metals, the legislation calls for the U.S. government to spend $41 million to stockpile six critical metals, including dysprosium and yttrium. Read more


ThomasNet News was live on location at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show in Philadelphia. The show is part of seven co-located events that feature 1,000 suppliers of materials, equipment, systems, and services used in product design and development in major horizontal markets. Read more


China coal 3There’s good news and bad news when it comes to the latest global carbon emissions, depending on where you live.

We’ll give you the bad news first: “Worldwide CO2 emissions rose by 1.4 percent to 31.6 billion tonnes, according to estimates from the Paris-based IEA,” Reuters reported in mid-June.

The good news? As we said, that depends on where you live. If you’re in the United States or Europe, your contribution is going down.

If you’re in China, yours is going up. But there’s a silver lining: It’s going up more slowly. Read more

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