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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

ASHRAE/IES/USGBC/ICC Standard 189.1 contains Standards for high performance green buildings.

November 21, 2016

Published by ASHRAE, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and International Code Council (ICC), Standard 189.1 contains minimum requirements for siting, design and construction of high performance green buildings. Open for public review until Dec. 19, are amendments: addendum aq - updates standard’s requirements for building systems commissioning; and... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

NEMA Felicitates Ten Cities on joining City Energy Project.

November 18, 2016

Joint effort of Institute for Market Transformation and Natural Resources Defense Council, City Energy Project launched in 2014 aims to improve energy efficiency of buildings in American cities. NEMA compliments Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Collins, Colorado; Miami-Dade County, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Reno, Nevada; San Jose, California;... Read More

Agricultural and Farming Products

ASABE Rvises Its Standards on farm-equipment safety.

November 18, 2016

Including updates to normative references, ASABE’s revised ANSI/ASAE S354.6, Safety for Farmstead Equipment, contains specifications that offer reasonable degree of personal safety during normal operation and servicing of farmstead equipment not covered by other ASABE safety standards. Standards apply only to agricultural field equipment used in agricultural operations, and does not apply to... Read More

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NREL selected to spearhead four projects.

November 1, 2016

Energy Department's pilot program Lab-Bridge will make it easier for DOE national laboratories to transfer innovative technologies to marketplace. NREL has been selected to participate in 4 of 8 pilot projects and to serve as central connecting point for transfer of knowledge between projects. During next 12–18 months, collaboration of 13 national labs and industry partners will explore,... Read More

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Innovation Stage reflects growth in packaging machinery.

November 1, 2016

Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 will produce largest on-floor education program since its inception in 2012, with 71 sessions across 4 stages, featuring new technology and advances from all segments of processing and packaging market. According to 2016 PMMI State of the Packaging Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery Report, the U.S. Packaging Machinery Market is... Read More

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EPA releases EJ 2020 Action Agenda.

October 31, 2016

U.S. EPA released the Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020), the Agency’s environmental justice strategic plan for 2016–2020. EJ 2020 has three overarching goals: to deepen environmental justice practice within EPA programs to improve health and environment of overburdened communities; to work with partners to expand positive impact within overburdened communities; and to... Read More

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Nominations Sought for SPE's Thermoformer of the Year Award.

October 31, 2016

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division seeks nominations for its annual Thermoformer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant contribution to thermoforming industry in technical, educational, or managerial capacity. Nominations are due by December 16, 2016. Nominees will be evaluated by SPE Thermoforming Division Board of Directors, and 2017 Thermoformer of the Year... Read More

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PTDA welcomes seven new members.

October 31, 2016

PTDA, the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel, recently welcomed 7 new member companies. Distributors include: Central Chain & Transmission, Co., Dowco Power Transmission Products Inc., Mechanical Rubber & Transmission, Inc., Sunset Industrial Parts, and Whisler Bearings & Drives, Inc. Manufacturer and Associate Members include:... Read More

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SPE's Advanced Manufacturing Media seeks 30 Under 30 nominations.

October 31, 2016

For its annual 30 Under 30 issue of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, Advanced Manufacturing Media seeks nominations of outstanding young manufacturing and engineering students, professionals, and educators. Nomination deadline is February 15, 2017 for year's potential honorees. According to Jim Sawyer, editor-in-chief of Manufacturing Engineering credited young people with "exploring,... Read More

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SME hosts 3D scan of Pittsburgh Bridge.

October 31, 2016

SME worked with FARO Technologies Inc., Direct Dimensions Inc., and the NextManufacturing Center at Carnegie Mellon University, to take the first-ever 3D scan of the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Scan will be used to create 3D-printed miniature replicas of the bridge, to be used as puzzle pieces at the RAPID + TCT event, May 9–11 in Pittsburgh. RAPID + TCT 2017 showcases the latest growth and... Read More

FDT Group to Hold Press Conference at SPS IPC Drives exhibition.

October 31, 2016

FDT Group press conference will take place November 23, 2016 at 11:30 Central European Time (CET) at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. Said organization plans to address its launch of fully integrated FDT/Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architecture bridging process, hybrid, and factory automation markets. This will be highlighted by announcements related to FDT Device Type Manager™... Read More

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NEMA's EBCI for October indicates positive growth trend.

October 28, 2016

With its score of 55.6, NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for October returned to expansionary territory. Those reporting unchanged conditions totaled 78%, compared to 47% in September, and reports of worse conditions dropped to 6% from 29%. Respondents citing better conditions fell 7 points from 24% to 17%. Also, mean rating for intensity of change measurement... Read More