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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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PTDA Foundation achieves fundraising record for third consecutive year.

November 25, 2016

Collected a total of $387,000 for 2016, PTDA Foundation raised funds nine percent more than funds raised in 2015. Fund raising drive include contributors from 125 companies of power transmission/motion control industry. Out of all thirty-seven contributors increased their contribution in 2016 over 2015. Fundraising in 2016 included 43 new contributors, providing financial support for PTDA... Read More

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Optics Express updates research on invisible watermark technology.

November 24, 2016

Helping encode optical watermark in one step, Optical Society's journal Optics Express highlights single-shot ptychography encoding (SPE) technique, which creates invisible optical watermarks to protect images, videos and books from counterfeit distribution. Less prone to error and boasting of simple optical setup, researchers are now working to apply SPE to dynamic watermarking, which... Read More

2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows 16.7 per cent growth in U.S. renewable electricity.

November 24, 2016

Published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates U.S. and global energy statistics, and highlights the ongoing trend of growing renewable energy capacity and generation in the United States and globally. Including key insights, data book... Read More

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Optical Clock Technology Optica, Researchers

November 23, 2016

Operating under microgravity experienced on a satellite, optical clock was successfully tested in space by researchers at Optica. Presenting their finding in ‘The Optical Society's’ journal researchers demonstrate that optical clock technology, which uses compact, robust and automated frequency comb laser system  is ready for implementation in space thereby helping GPS-based... Read More

Registration Opens for MIM2017 conference.

November 23, 2016

APMI International, and the Metal Injection Molding Association announces that registration for MIM2017: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, to be held from February 27 to March 1, 2017, is now open. Scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, MIM2017 is a global conference and tabletop exhibition that... Read More

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PMA Announces recipients of 2016 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming.

November 23, 2016

Presented annually, Precision Metalforming Association’s awards of excellence recognize high standards of achievement set by metalforming industry in areas of design, safety, quality, innovation and technology, training and education. On November 15, 2016, during FABTECH tradeshow in Las Vegas, PMA honored award winners with special plaque, commemorative flag and cash prize. Awardees will... Read More

ASABE replaces document ANSI/ASAE S278.7 JUL2003 (ISO 11001-1:1993).

November 23, 2016

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards in publication. ASABE announces that it has adopted document ANSI/ASABE AD11001-1:2016 NOV2016, Agricultural wheeled tractors – Three-point hitch couplers – Part 1: U-frame couplers, for... Read More

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AIA Elects new Chairman of Board of Governors for 2017.

November 23, 2016

Succeeding Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson who serves as 2016 Chair, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg was elected by Aerospace Industries Association as Chairman of AIA’s Board of Governors for 2017. Other elected office bearers include: Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy as Vice Chairman; David F. Melcher reappointed as President... Read More

SME installs new international directors and member council representatives for 2017.

November 23, 2016

Dedicated to advancement of manufacturing, SME has elected six international directors and council representatives for 2017. They include: Edye S. Buchanan, CMfgT, Fives North American Combustion Inc; Dianne Chong, PhD, FSME, The Boeing Co (Retired); Matthew L. Hilgendorf, CMfgT, Black Horse LLC; Vincent W. Howell Sr, FSME, CMfgE, Corning Inc (Retired); Michael D. Packer, FSME, Lockheed Martin... Read More

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NEMA’s Annual Membership Meeting announces 2016 annual award winners.

November 23, 2016

Kite and Key Award recognizes industry leaders whose pioneering innovations epitomize the best in codes, standards, and advocacy. NEMA declared Dr. Roger Daugherty of Baldor Electric Company, and James Wright of Siemens Industry as recipients of Kite and Key Award. Reliance Controls Corporation received the Business Innovation Council (BIC) Illuminations Award; and Christopher Curtis of... Read More

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Power Transmission Distributors Association second quarter report shows decline in 2016 sales.

November 23, 2016

Developed along with ITR Economics, Power Transmission Distributors Association’s quarterly Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) collects sales data each quarter from PT/MC distributors and manufacturers and presents the aggregate results in customized reports. Revealing that power transmission/motion control distributor sales have declined 6.1 percent, report states that leading indicators... Read More

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces new PCB Executive Forum.

November 22, 2016

Including presentations on:using venture capital funding for small businesses with big ideas, disruptive technologies, 3-D printing, fabricators and their supply chain in China, flexible hybrid electronics, and more; IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces learning and networking forum for senior-level executives of PCB organizations, fabricators, and their suppliers,... Read More