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PMMI Invites registrations for PACK EXPO East 2017.

Nov 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

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IPC announces new course on its online learning platform.

Nov 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

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

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

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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