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Conference explores potential of flexible circuit technology.

April 13, 2012

Scheduled for June 12-14, IPC Flexible Circuits Conference will provide practical information on range of technical topics, along with business outlook for sector. Event will include basic-level and advanced-level workshops; keynote titled "The Future of Flexible Circuits Technology;" and discussions addressing challenges of technical marketing, flex vs. PCBs, as well as design, fabrication, and electrical analysis of high-speed flex. Special conference will spotlight technology's potential. Read More

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Committee C07 on Lime marks 100 years of standards development.

April 13, 2012

In addition to standards development meetings, Committee C07 on Lime will hold dinner on June 27 to mark anniversary, with speakers who will provide perspectives on C07 and its history. Symposium on "Lime: Building on the 100-Year Legacy of ASTM Committee C07," will be held on June 28, and will feature papers highlighting variety of lime uses. Coinciding with anniversary will also be release of ASTM compilation, "ASTM Standards for Limestone and Lime Products and Their Applications, 2nd Edition." Read More

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RIA recognizes industry leaders with Phoenix Awards.

April 13, 2012

RIA presented its highest honors for innovation in restoration and reconstruction at its Leadership Summit and Industry Expo. Innovation in Restoration award was shared between 8 different parties who collaborated to successfully restore the air traffic control tower at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. BELFOR USA of Exton, PA won Innovation in Reconstruction award for their work on the 100,000 ft² headquarters of UGI Corporation in King of Prussia, PA following an electrical fire. Read More

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ISO/IEC JTC 1 Launches Incubator Group to deal with ICT and WPT.

April 13, 2012

International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology, announced creation of Incubator Group on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) over Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Technologies. Chartered for one year, group will research ICT issues related to wireless power transfer. Intentions include establishing framework of ICT over WPT and developing harmonized vocabulary for WPT. Read More

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EPA to allow 15% renewable fuel in gasoline.

April 13, 2012

EPA approved applications for registration of ethanol in making gasoline that contains up to 15% ethanol - known as E15. For over 30 years, ethanol has been blended into gasoline, but law limited it to 10% by volume. Registration of ethanol to make E15 is significant step toward production, sale, and use in 2001 and newer gasoline-fueled cars/light trucks. To enable widespread use of E15, Obama Administration set goal to help fueling station owners install 10,000 blender pumps over next 5 years. Read More

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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