Association News

Non-Industrial Products

PTDA Foundation announces winner of 2016 Wendy B. McDonald Award.

November 28, 2016

Declaring Linda Miller of B & D Industrial as the 2016 recipient of Wendy B. McDonald Award, PTDA Foundation acknowledges her contribution to her company's success and bringing about positive change within the power transmission/motion control industry. From her first job as a clerk/typist in 1975, Miller was promoted as manager of information technologies in 1982, B&D’s first manager... Read More

Non-Industrial Products, Services

National Renewable Energy Laboratory received three R&D 100 Awards.

November 28, 2016

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) last night honored with three R&D 100 Awards, presented by R&D Magazine. The prize in Mechanical/Materials category was awarded to EcoSnap-AC Heat Pump System created by Chuck Booten and Jon Winkler from Advanced Residential Buildings research group. The award in Analytical/Test category went to Battery Internal Short-Circuit Device developed by... Read More

Services

NEMA fixes voltage ratings for 60Hz electric power systems above 100V.

November 28, 2016

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C84 revised ANSI C84.1 American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment-Voltage Ratings (60Hz). Establishing nominal voltage ratings and operating tolerances for 60Hz electric power systems above 100V, NEMA added 690/400V category to low Voltage Class in table 1 also paragraph... Read More

PTDA elects its 2017 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council.

November 28, 2016

PTDA elects Thomas R. Clawser, director reliability services, Brown Transmission & Bearing Co. Delta Reliability Div. (Lancaster,Pa.) as the association’s president for 2017. Joining Clawser, Mike Power, director distributor sales, Lovejoy Inc (Downers Grove, Ill.) assumes the duties of the PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2017. Also elected were Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council... Read More

Services

PMMI Invites reistrations for inaugural ProFood Tech from April 4 to 6, 2017.

November 28, 2016

PMMI announces that registrations are open for the inaugural ProFood Tech to be held from April 4 to 6, 2017, at McCormick Place, Chicago. Focused exclusively on all food and beverage sectors, event will feature 6,000 processing professionals, more than 400 of the world’s top suppliers, 150,000 net square feet of exhibit floor and 45 hours of educational programming, which includes... Read More

Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors announces newest class of OSA fellows.

November 28, 2016

Congratulating 2017 OSA fellows, The Optical Society Board of Directors are pleased to announce 96 OSA members representing 19 countries. Honoring new fellows at OSA conference and meering throughout 2017, fellows are selected based on scientific, engineering and technological contributions and are leaders in optics and photonics. Fellows of Optical Society are members who served in... Read More

Services

PMMI Invites registrations for PACK EXPO East 2017.

November 28, 2016

PMMI, Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces that registrations are open for PACK EXPO East 2017 to held from Monday, Feb. 27 to March 1 at Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. East. Within 200 miles of one-third of U.S. consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs), PACK EXPO features 400 exhibiting companies and spans more than 100,000 net square feet, wherein... Read More

Services

IPC announces new course on its online learning platform.

November 28, 2016

IPC announces, IPC Essentials online training course that is available on IPC’s online learning platform, IPC EDGE. Course is designed to enhance knowledge of IPC standards, standards development process and how standards can be used on the factory floor. Using animation and live video footage, course is suitable for new factory floor personnel and operators seeking certified IPC specialist... Read More

Services

PMMI Releases 2016 findings in 'State of the Industry Report'

November 28, 2016

Conducted on-site at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016, PMMI releases State of the Industry study based on U.S. Census Bureau reports and shipments data provided by association members who manufacture packaging machinery. Report analyzes 28 packaging machinery categories, describes trends and outlook for packaging machinery shipments through 2020.

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Services

IPC Awards ISC Engineering, LLC IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) certification.

November 28, 2016

Having successfully completed audit, ISC Engineering facility was awarded IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies certification. Launched in 2014, IPC standards certification enables company to be listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing products in accordance with industry best practices.

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Materials & Material Processing

ASHRAE Announces 2017 Winter Conference from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.

November 28, 2016

In keeping with Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) globally, 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace with co-sponsored AHR Expo being held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which will host industry experts to offer guidance on how to incorporate low global warming... Read More

PTDA conducted three days 2016 Industry Summit.

November 28, 2016

Coupling networking opportunities with inspiring IML Talks and Deeper Dives, PTDA 2016 Industry Summit was conducted with Seven hundred and fifty people from power transmission/motion control industry and 590 delegates. Summit included with cutting edge presentations on tools and information to Lead in Disruptive Times and panel discussions on VP marketing, IBT Industrial Solutions were... Read More

The Optical Society concludes five days of technical session on Laser Congress.

November 28, 2016

Featuring leading laser manufacturers and forum on trends in laser applications, The Optical Society expanded comprehensive, peer-reviewed technical sessions, cutting-edge exhibition and industry-focused “Executive Forum” program. Discovering technique for generating phase-stable pulses only 13 femtoseconds long span mid-IR wavelengths from 2.5 to 9 microns, congress conducted sessions on... Read More

Services

IPC looks forward to working with new Administration and Congress.

November 28, 2016

IPC issues statement that they look forward to working with new US administration and Congress to promote policies that encourage innovation, economic growth, and advanced manufacturing in U.S. and worldwide. Representing more than 2,100 U.S. member facilities and 800,000 workers across United States, IPC is optimistic about the prospect of increased bipartisan support for pro-manufacturing... Read More

NREL Researchers discover making of bio fuels by Clostridium thermocellum bacteria.

November 28, 2016

U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists made discovery that metabolic pathway to take up CO2 exists and functions in microorganism is capable of breaking down and fermenting cellulosic biomass to produce biofuels using clostridium thermos cellum bacteria. Pathway enables bacterium to use both CO2 and organic carbons during its growth, which is... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

AASHTO announces Grand Prize and Peoples Choice Award Winners.

November 28, 2016

Announcing Grand Prize and Peoples Choice Award Winners, AASHTO, AAA and U.S declared Connecticut Department of Transportation as Grand Prize winner and Florida Department of Transportation as Peoples Choice Award winner in the 2016 America's Transportation Awards competition. Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and Eller Drive Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Overpass as award winning... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

DR. Uday Vaidya named for 2015-16 SPE Composites Person of Year award.

November 28, 2016

DR. Uday Vaidya was named for 2015-16 SPE Composites Person of Year award which was first given in fiscal year 2004-2005. Award publicly acknowledges contributor who has provided significant aid to SPE Composites Division, particularly during prior year, as well as made broader contributions to composites industry as whole. Prior to joining UT/ORNL, Vaidya served as department chair for... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

Keith Nowak is honoured with Warren Pike Award by PTDA.

November 28, 2016

For lifetime achievement in power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry, Keith Nowak, president, MPT Drives, Inc is named 26th recipient of Warren Pike Award by Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA). Nowak has been active and committed PTDA and PTDA Foundation volunteer for over 15 years. Award was established in 1984 to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding,... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

SPE announces Automotive Innovation Award Competition Winners.

November 28, 2016

Society of Plastics Engineers announce the winners of 46th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. The society's mission is to promote scientific and engineering knowledge related to plastics. Awards are given in categories of Aftermarket category, Body Exterior category, Body Interior category, Chassis / Hardware category, Environmental category, Materials category, Powertrain... Read More

Services

Board of Laser Safety announces CLSO certified BLS website.

November 28, 2016

Providing user-friendly platform for both medical and non-medical laser safety officers to stay up-to-date with the latest laser safety and certification news, BLS website features easy-to-read news feed that allows for timely releases of critical laser safety information. With Powerful cloud-based server that ensures speed and deliverability to all visitors, website will continue to provide... Read More