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Aerospace Manufacturers warm to southern states.

December 19, 2014

Aerospace manufacturers have an established presence across the South, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon, and are partnering with SME to produce AeroDef Manufacturing Conference + Exposition, with Composites Manufacturing, which relocates to Dallas on April 20–23 in 2015. According to recent report by Pew Charitable Trusts, aerospace companies are attracted by region's low costs, generous state incentive packages, and right-to-work laws. Read More

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Michael Carano appointed IPC Ambassador Council chair.

December 19, 2014

Michael Carano, director of new products and business development with OM Group Electronic Chemicals, LLC, has been appointed IPC Ambassador Council chairman. Council is comprised of members of the IPC Hall of Fame, who use their knowledge, experience, and insights to provide advice and guidance to IPC and its programs to further advance the electronics industry. Carano, who currently serves on IPC's Board of Directors, succeeds the late Dieter Bergman. Read More

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AEM's Megan Tanel elected as 2015 Chair of IAEE trade group.

December 19, 2014

Megan Tanel, vice president exhibitions and events of Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), has been elected 2015 Chair of the International Association of Expositions and Events (IAEE). Responsible for overseeing all AEM trade shows and show partnerships, domestic and global, as well as association education/meeting programs, Tanel has also served as director of AEM's CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition and ICUEE-The Demo Expo as well as World of Asphalt Show & Conference. Read More

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SME Foundation supports Focus: HOPE's STEM Bridge Program.

December 19, 2014

In recognition of Focus HOPE's STEM Bridge program, SME Education Foundation has committed $25,000 in funding. Through this and other initiatives, foundation provides K-12 students, college students, and students enrolled in technical training programs with scholarships and access to additional manufacturing educational resources. In last decade, foundation has provided Focus: HOPE with nearly $100,000 in scholarships, specifically for students enrolled in Machining Training Institute. Read More

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HI announces variable speed drive webinar series.

December 19, 2014

On January 22, 2015, Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter will conduct opening session of 3-part webinar series on Variable Speed Drives. In addition to explaining how VSDs can be used to accommodate duty cycles with variable flow and head, as well as which applications to avoid, series will discuss energy optimization, life cycle reduction, single-phase to three-phase power conversion, and inrush current reduction. Sessions 2 and 3 will take place Jan 27 and Jan 29. Read More

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IPC Applauds Passage of RAMI Act by Congress.

December 19, 2014

IPC commended Congress for its bipartisan passage of Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act and called upon President Barack Obama to sign it into law. Enactment of said legislation, which will authorize National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), has been top policy priority for IPC and its member companies. First proposed by President Obama, NNMI will consist of multiple advanced manufacturing centers focused on different technology issues. Read More

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Standard covers fatigue testing of medical device fine wire.

December 19, 2014

Solid, round, fine wire is often used in devices such as catheter guide wires, stents, and containment vessels. ASTM E2948, Test Method for Conducting Rotating Bending Fatigue Tests of Solid Round Fine Wire, will be used to determine fatigue life characteristics of such wire in order to assess reliability. Test method describes procedure for performance of rotating beam fatigue tests of small diameter wire at specified life in fatigue regime where strains are predominantly and nominally elastic. Read More

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ASTM Standard describes properties of metal powders.

December 19, 2014

ASTM F3049, Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes, will benefit makers and users of metal powders. According to ASTM member John A. Slotwinski, this standard will help "point readers to existing metal powder standards that may be appropriate for additive manufacturing powders. Included guidance will aid those who want to measure properties of AM powders but may be unaware of what standard methods exist. Read More