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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

Timers & Clocks

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

Non-Industrial Products

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

Non-Industrial Products

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

Electrical Equipment & Systems

NREL's 2016 U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook forecasts significant projected growth in natural gas and renewables through 2050.

November 22, 2016

Capturing information on factors that could impact future power sector evolution, Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 2016 Standard Scenarios report discusses four areas that can change in the U.S. electricity sector: renewable energy cost declines and associated growth, abundance of low-cost natural gas and associated generation, rapid growth in distributed... Read More

PMMI Media Group gives account of PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016.

November 22, 2016

Declaring that reports from exhibitors and attendees of PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 was an overwhelming success, PMMI states that 2,512 exhibitors spread over 1.25 million net square feet of exhibit space welcomed more than 47,000 targeted buyers. PMMI also claims that NextGEN Networking Fair enabled both supplier companies and consumer goods manufacturers with student talent... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

AIM Announces opening of nomination period for annual awards 2017.

November 22, 2016

AIMs welcomes nominations for the AIM 2017 Awards, in five specific categories: Percival Award to recognize outstanding contributions to the application of automatic identification and data capture technologies, Williams Award presented to a professor or student in recognition of contributions in automatic identification and mobility industry; and, Gilligan Award for development of automatic... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

ASHRAE and IES Revised Residential Energy Standards open for public review.

November 22, 2016

Containing detailed rules governing the energy modeling and analyses needed to determine compliance with the performance objectives, ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2007R, Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is open for public comment from Nov. 4 until Dec. 19, 2016. Based on ANSI/ICC/ RESNET 301 with specific exceptions and adjustments for building size, ASHRAE/IES is also... Read More

AASHTO Board Of Directors elect new association president and vice president.

November 21, 2016

Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt, P.E was elected as association’s president by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Board of Directors. He declared that he aims to implement AASHTO's strategic plan that was adopted in November 2014, which called for a review of the committee structure and operations. Tennessee Department... Read More

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IPC Announces IPC APEX EXPO® 2017 technical conference and professional development courses.

November 21, 2016

Featuring approximately 90 technical papers from industry experts around the world, IPC APEX EXPO® 2017 technical conference and professional development courses, will be held from February 11–16 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.  Focusing on event’s theme, “Technology’s Turning Point”, subject-matter experts will cover topics in the areas of board... Read More

SME nominating committee and Board of Directors select new office bearers for 2017.

November 21, 2016

Recognized at the annual SME banquet on Nov. 12, SME announces manufacturing professionals for new leadership roles in 2017. Officers to be installed are: Sandra L. Bouckley, FSME, 2017 SME President President-Elect; Thomas R. Kurfess, PhD, FSME, PE, Georgia Institute of Technology Vice President; Mark L. Michalski, MKS Instruments Treasurer; Susan M. Smyth, PhD, FSME, General Motors... Read More

Institute for Supply Management's ISM2017 to be held from May 21-24, 2017 in Orlando.

November 21, 2016

With six learning tracks, and more than 75 interactive sessions, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) announces that registration for ISM2017, which will be held from May 21-24, 2017, at Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida is now open. Focused on “Critical Insights, Powerful Results”, David Cameron, former prime minister of United Kingdom, will headline supply... Read More