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SME to Honor RAPID 2012 Exhibitors with two awards.

April 6, 2012

SME will honor RAPID 2012 exhibitors with "Exhibitor Innovation" and "Best in Show" awards this May in Atlanta, GA. In celebration of 20th anniversary of this manufacturing event, "Exhibitor Innovation" award will be presented to RAPID 2012 exhibitor who introduces product or service with significant technology innovation for industry that improves business operations and manufacturing. Also, "Best in Show" award will recognize most interactive, visually appealing, and engaging exhibit. Read More

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New ASTM Subcommittee to deal with US gov't contract property.

April 6, 2012

ASTM International subcommittee (E53.20) will develop standards for management of property connected by contract with entities of the U.S. federal government. Brandon Kriner, manager of Asset Management, Harris Corp.'s Government Communications Systems Division, expressed hope in getting contractor and government entities involved in development of standards in order to "create some common ground." Read More

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Budapest IPC Conference sees double-digit growth.

April 6, 2012

IPC's second annual Conference on Electronics Assembly: Soldering, Assembly and Inspection, held in Budapest, Hungary saw an increase of 21% in attendees and 44% increase in exhibitors over its inaugural event last year. Event included half-day workshops conducted by EMS experts Bob Willis, and Lars Wallin, IPC's European representative. In addition, 2-day conference featured technical presentations on latest research from all aspects of electronics manufacturing supply chain. Read More

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Crane and Hoist Controller Application Guide is issued by NEMA.

April 6, 2012

Available for download or in hard copy, NEMA ICS 8 Application Guide Industrial Control and Systems Crane and Hoist Controllers provides information useful to architects, electrical engineers, electrical contractors, maintenance engineers, and those responsible for installation of such equipment. Guide is not intended to replace manufacturer instructions and does not alter meaning in all possible circumstances arising from application, handling, storage, and installation. Read More

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SME to honor RAPID 2012 exhibitors.

April 6, 2012

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of RAPID 2012 manufacturing event, "Exhibitor Innovation" award will be presented to the exhibitor who introduces a product or service with significant technology innovation that improves business operations and manufacturing. Also, "Best in Show" award will be determined by popular vote of RAPID attendees and is intended to recognize the most interactive, visually appealing, and engaging exhibit. Read More

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NEMA Publication covers pertinent magnet wire information.

April 6, 2012

ANSI/NEMA MW 1000 Magnet Wire, published by NEMA, is standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for manufacture and packaging of magnet wire. Providing information for round, rectangular, and square film insulated and/or fibrous covered copper and aluminum magnet wire, publication presents definitions, type designations, dimensions, constructions, performance, and test methods in concise manner. Read More

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Papers Invited for extended service engine coolants symposium.

April 5, 2012

Papers are invited for symposium on Global Testing of Extended Service Engine Coolants and Related Fluids, which will be held May 23, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. Papers should address engine coolant test methods used to predict service capabilities of extended life coolant technologies; developments in aqueous/anhydrous engine coolant fluid technologies; engine coolant test method development; and updates and modifications to ISO 22241 Specifications for Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Read More

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Transportation Dept and FAA launch NextGen initiative in Houston.

April 5, 2012

Top U.S. Transportation Department and FAA officials met with aviation partners in Houston as part of collaborative effort to make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve on-time performance, and reduce emissions generated by aircraft flying into and out of Houston's airports. FAA estimates that as a result of the Houston Metroplex airspace initiative, airplanes will fly 648,000 fewer nautical miles annually, and up to 3 million gallons of fuel will be saved each year. Read More