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IPC Publication aids materials/process compatibility testing.

May 2, 2012

IPC-9203, Users Guide to IPC-9202 and IPC-B-52 Standard Test Vehicle, provides clarification between what manufacturer should and must do for demonstrating materials and process compatibility. Specifically, document helps OEMs alleviate materials and process problems and serves as guide to using IPC-B-52 SIR (surface insulation resistance) test board. Together with IPC-9202, IPC-9203 gives OEMs information to ensure minor changes do not cause problems in field. Read More

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IPC President/CEO to accelerate services to support membership.

May 2, 2012

IPC's new president and CEO John Mitchell vows to help accelerate growth and services to manufacturers, companies, and suppliers that bring forth innovative technologies and products. In planning and preparing for IPC Board meeting on May 7-8, Mitchell will be reviewing IPC's strategic plan and starting to identify ways to meet goals set by the Board. Mitchell also plans to spend time with program directors and VPs to familiarize himself with specific issues, obstacles, and goals. Read More

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Association to hold 105th Annual Conference in San Antonio.

May 2, 2012

Scheduled for June 19-21, 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition is built around theme "Leading Environmental Frontiers." Event will feature technical program with more than 500 presentations, 2 technical poster sessions, more than 150 exhibitors displaying latest products and services, social tours and networking events, professional development courses, and student program. Conference will also include 42nd Annual Critical Review, titled "Energy Supplies and Future Engines for Land, Sea, and Air." Read More

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EBCI Indicates Slowing Improvement in North American business conditions.

May 2, 2012

Although it continues to point to economic environment conducive to industry growth, NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions dropped nearly 13 points in April to 59.1. Survey's measure of degree of change in current North American conditions also suggested slowdown in improvement, dropping to +0.2. EBCI for future North American conditions was strongly positive in April, although index declined just over 4 points to 81.8. Read More

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PM Sintering Short Course met with great success.

May 2, 2012

Returning after hiatus of nearly 13 years, EPMA's Short Course took place March 18-20, 2012 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Sintering - Fundamentals and Mass Production saw 65 engineers and scientists from throughout Europe joined by 12 speakers from industry and academia. Together, they examined practical capabilities and applications of sintering technology as applied to powder metallurgy process. Participants had opportunity to discuss and explore problems and case studies. Read More

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PACK EXPO Int'l 2012 already exceeds 2010 Edition.

May 2, 2012

With 6 months left until PACK EXPO International 2012, over 1,500 exhibitors have reserved booth space. PMMI projects visitor attendance at 46,000 and exhibit hall space at 1.1 million net square feet. Adding to the many reasons to attend, PMMI announces 2012 PACK EXPO Lecture will feature comedian/commentator Dennis Miller and political strategist James Carville, presenting their views of the upcoming election, and debating questions raised by the audience. Read More

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Obama Administration names Green Ribbon educational institutions.

May 2, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, joined by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, announced U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. List includes 78 schools spanning 29 states and D.C. According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, these institutions "demonstrate...ways schools can help children build real-world skillsets, cut school costs, and provide healthy learning environments." Read More

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PTDA Welcomes New Members from Northern USA and Caribbean.

May 2, 2012

PTDA welcomed two new distributor members in first quarter of 2012. Importadora Gutierrez, S.R.L., founded in 1979 to serve expanding agricultural industry, covers Dominican Republic, Haiti, Central America, and Caribbean. Founded in 1948, Werner Electric Supply Co. has 11 branches throughout WI and MI that serve electrical control needs of OEMS, maintenance and automation needs of industrial plants and commercial buildings, and electrical needs of construction contractors. Read More