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FABTECH 2014 to be held at Georgia World Congress Center.

July 31, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 11–13, FABTECH 2014 is expected to attract over 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies. In addition to live equipment demonstrations, event will include keynote presentation on "Creating U.S. Jobs and Bringing Manufacturing Back Home" by Walmart VP for U.S. Manufacturing Cindi Marsiglio; special panel discussion on "Bridging the Manufacturing Skills Gap with Veterans" to be held on Veterans Day; and keynote speech by former Pittsburgh Steeler great Rocky Bleier. Read More

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NEMA Holds First Meeting for electrical submetering manufacturing.

July 31, 2014

To constitute new trade group under its umbrella, NEMA organized electrical submetering manufacturing industry representatives meeting. Participants discussed industry-wide concerns and opportunities that, if properly addressed, could accelerate growth of this new industry segment. Participants voiced interest in being involved as representative stakeholder in related codes and standards development as well as regulatory activities and promotional programs. Read More

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SCSI Trade Association highlights important role of SAS.

July 31, 2014

During panel presentation scheduled at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, leading storage industry experts from SCSI Trade Association will discuss challenges of distributed storage systems and how the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage protocol is uniquely positioned to handle the mixture of workloads and I/O demands required. Titled "Scale-out Storage Solutions for Today and Tomorrow," panel presentation will take place Wednesday, August 6, from 9:45 to 10:50 a.m. Read More

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NEMA calls Congress to action on energy efficiency.

July 30, 2014

Recently, the House of Representatives has passed bills to streamline administration of funding support for energy efficiency retrofits of schools (HR 4092) and to report on likely energy and water efficiency gains of thermal insulation of potable hot and chilled water in federal buildings (HR 4801). NEMA is calling for the Senate to pass the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S 2262) sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). Read More

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IPC and HKPCA renew show partnership for next 4 years.

July 30, 2014

Following successful 2013 International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair, IPC and Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association are extending their alliance to host the event for another 4 years. Introduction of the IPC APEX brand last year helped strengthen the exhibit scope as it catered to the rapid market development of the electronics manufacturing services sector in the country. Participation of IPC members in the show increased nearly 200%, contributing to growth in attendance of 20%. Read More

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Wearable Device detects diabetic neuropathy.

July 30, 2014

Group of researchers in Taiwan has developed optical technology that may be able to detect diabetic autonomic neuropathy sooner, when it is more easily treated. Condition progressively affects autonomic nerves controlling vital organs like the heart and gastrointestinal system. Described in paper published in OSA’s journal Applied Optics, the new technology is a small, wearable device called a pupillometer that hangs on a pair of eyeglasses and measures 5 parameters associated with pupils. Read More

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AGT Appoints Sepand Moshiri as new VP of HRMS division.

July 29, 2014

Sepand Moshiri will lead sales operations of American Green Technology® (AGT) HRMS division. Moshiri has 16 year career in business development, sales and strategy management, operations management, and government relations within several industries. Moshiri, who will be stationed in Houston, TX, said he is "committed to leading AGT’s vision to ensure that core components of infection control are in place at the local, regional, and national healthcare setting levels." Read More

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HUD Begins Adoption Process for several 2012 AAMA standards.

July 29, 2014

American Architectural Manufacturers Association's (AAMA) current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing – 1701.2-12, 1702.2-12, and 1704-12 – have been recommended for adoption by Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Praising this as "a major victory," AAMA certification manager Rich Rinka said change from currently standards would not happen "without MHCC's blessing." Read More