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Recovery Transformer Program produces EHV replacement prototype.

April 13, 2012

As part of a consortium, EPRI has helped develop prototype transformer that can replace damaged/destroyed transformer in ~1 week, instead of several months, to prevent sustained power outages. Prototype is known as a Recovery Transformer (RecX) and located at CenterPoint Energy substation for testing. Goal of RecX Program is to increase resilience of USA's electric transmission grid by reducing recovery time associated with extra high voltage (EHV) transformer outages. Read More

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Student Rocket Contest brings diverse talent to STEM pipeline .

April 12, 2012

With diverse range of backgrounds and interests, 100 teams will compete in tenth anniversary Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) national finals. Finalists include 600+ students from 29 states and U.S. Virgin Islands. Cross-section of American youth-based TARC teams, including all-girl team, 4-H club, rock band, and hockey team, bring varied perspectives and experiences to this competition, known for sparking careers in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM). Read More

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LIA Corporate Member receives Innovation Challenge Award.

April 12, 2012

Aviation Week affirmed growing impact of laser additive manufacturing by awarding Fraunhofer ILT a 2012 Innovation Challenge award for BLISK produced faster and cheaper with lasers than with traditional milling. Days before receiving award, keynote speaker Dr. Ingomar Kelbassa of Fraunhofer ILT told audience at LAM 2012 how his firm can make an 80-blade high-pressure compressor blade-integrated disk with high-speed laser metal deposition in under 2 min/blade - at near net shape. Read More

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Experiment shows MRSA dies on antimicrobial copper surfaces.

April 12, 2012

Sponsored by International Copper Association and European Copper Institute, live webcast experiment demonstrated that Antimicrobial Copper effectively kills MRSA within 2 hours while it readily survives on stainless steel. When cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper also kills greater than 99.9% of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Read More

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Keynote Speakers will examine automotive-plastics market trends.

April 12, 2012

Organized by Detroit Section of SPE®, 14th annual SPE® TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference will run from September 30 to October 3, 2012 and feature 5 keynote speakers. Keynote titles/subjects include "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040," "Innovative Concepts for Automotive Interiors," "Throwing Light On the Future: Mega Trends and their Ability to Shape Personal Mobility," "Global Polyolefins Overview," and "Less Polypropylene in Automotive Applications." Read More

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ANSI Meeting to address Energy Efficiency Standards Panel.

April 12, 2012

Hosted by ANSI, exploratory meeting on April 25 will examine need for potential ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Panel. Purpose of meeting is to gather input from stakeholders as to areas where ANSI standards panel would be most beneficial in coordinating U.S. approach to energy efficiency standardization activities. To accommodate broad participation, both in-person and webinar registration is available. Read More

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SPE Scholarships are offered for automotive composites research.

April 12, 2012

Organizing committee for SPE® Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE) announced availability of two $2,000 USD scholarships for graduate-level research in polymer composites that has impact on ground transportation. Interested students should submit scholarship application form by July 1, 2012, and awards will be announced in August. Scholarships are funded by proceeds from previous SPE ACCE conferences and donations by SPE Composites and Automotive Divisions. Read More

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IPC and ECIA to work on component obsolesce guideline.

April 12, 2012

IPC and the Electronic Components Industry Association are planning to create an industry guideline for best practices of communicating component obsolescence. Document will address issues such as the time between announcement of manufacturer's intention to cease production of component and date component will no longer be manufactured; how component manufacturer should announce its intention to discontinue a component; and notification of estimated available quantity. Read More