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Registration Opens for CES Unveiled Paris.

July 15, 2014

Programming and registration for second annual CES Unveiled Paris have been announced by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Scheduled for October 22, 2014 in Paris, France, event will feature press conference on CES with announcements from CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro, consumer technology trends presentation debuting regional and global research from CEA’s Dr. Shawn DuBravac, and panel discussion on disruptive innovation. Tabletop networking exhibition will also take place. Read More

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EPA Tool helps communities become more flood resilient.

July 11, 2014

Designed to help communities prepare for, deal with, and recover from floods, EPA's Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies such as conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches, such as installing rain gardens to manage stormwater. Checklist is part of a new report, Planning for Flood Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Vermont: Smart Growth Approaches for Disaster-Resilient Communities. Read More

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ATA unveils National Truck Driver Appreciation Week logo.

July 10, 2014

ATA unveiled the 2014 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week logo and announced it has opened a new online store for NTDAW merchandise. NTDAW merchandise incorporates the logo from the new Trucking Moves America Forward image movement. NTDAW celebration banner and tumbler are also being offered through ShareLink™, a program that highlights the power of collaborative buying. The more celebration banners and tumblers purchased, the lower the price is for all participating. Read More

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SPE Starts Recruitment Process for new managing director.

July 10, 2014

SPE posted position of managing director with Gros Executive Recruiters. Position will combine tasks of current commercial director and current managing director, and be based at SPE headquarters office. SPE international CEO Willem De Vos said whoever fills managing director position "will play a key role in SPE’s strategy of reaching out more effectively to a vast North American audience of young industry people who stand to benefit from what our organization has to offer."
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RayVal Technologies recognized as an IPC-trusted source.

July 9, 2014

Under IPC’s Validation Services Program, RayVal Technologies Co. Ltd., an electronics manufacturing services company in Suzhou, China, successfully underwent an intensive audit based on two of electronics industry’s foremost manufacturing standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. Facility is now listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. Read More

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Single-Pixel Optical System may help see deep inside tissue.

July 9, 2014

Optical imaging methods are rapidly becoming essential tools in biomedical science because they’re noninvasive, cost-efficient, and pose no health risks since they don't use ionizing radiation. Team of researchers from Spain's Jaume I University and the University of València has developed single-pixel optical system based on compressive sensing that can overcome fundamental limitations imposed by light scattering. Work was published in The Optical Society’s open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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PMS Event will pair manufacturers with contract suppliers.

July 9, 2014

Manufacturers will meet with contract suppliers of metal stampings, fabrications, components, special tooling and dies, and assemblies at PMA's Sourcing Solutions™ event, which will take place September 17–18, 2014 in Nashville, TN. Companies that source will conduct in-person meetings with suppliers that have been pre-screened according to specific parameters to find best, most competitive resources for their projects. Also, 3 educational sessions will take place on September 17. Read More

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SME Education Foundation awards scholarships to 250 students.

July 9, 2014

Committed to supporting next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists, SME Education Foundation awarded scholarships to 250 students in the U.S. and Canada. SME Education Foundation Family Scholarships are awarded to relatives of SME members who are pursuing degrees in manufacturing engineering or closely related fields. Foundation also awarded Francis J. Sehn Director’s Scholarships to students who are full-time undergraduate students enrolled in manufacturing or related field. Read More

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AEM names CONEXPO-CON/AGG staff show director.

July 8, 2014

Sara Truesdale Mooney has been named CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director, managing AEM’s flagship exposition. Mooney takes over day-to-day CONEXPO-CON/AGG planning responsibilities from Megan Tanel, AEM VP exhibition and events, as Tanel focuses on expanded strategy and planning duties for association’s growing portfolio of trade shows, meetings, and events. Melissa Magestro has assumed lead staff liaison responsibilities for AEM’s international exhibitions, including CONEXPO Latin America. Read More

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IREC 3iAwards Deadline has been extended to July 18.

July 8, 2014

Deadline is July 18 for IREC 3iAward nominations, which are open to exemplary programs, projects, and individuals making a difference in clean energy world. Program honors innovation, inspiration, and ingenuity, and public will be responsible for selection of IREC's awardees. Open voting will occur online July 23 to August 15. "With these awards," said IREC Board Chair David Warner, "we salute the ingenuity of those who think outside the box to advance the use of clean energy." Read More

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IPC supports rule for treatment of military-related PCBs.

July 8, 2014

Following years of advocacy work to clarify treatment of printed circuit boards under International Traffic in Arms Regulations, IPC is applauding U.S. Department of State’s final rule for Category XI for Military Electronics of the United States Munitions List. New rule states that PCBs "specially designed" for defense-related purposes will be controlled under USML Category XI. Additionally, any designs or digital data related to "specially designed" PCBs will be controlled as technical data. Read More

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IPC Program hosts congressional visits on opposite coasts.

July 8, 2014

As part of its nationwide effort to educate members of Congress about legislative and regulatory issues impacting electronics manufacturing industry, IPC co-hosted congressional visits to Optimum Design Associates (ODA) and JPS Industries Inc. Rep Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15) visited ODA facility in Pleasanton, CA, while Rep Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5) toured JPS Industries plant in Statesville, NC. Each met with senior executives and staff and discussed important policy issues. Read More

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EPA Updates seek to reduce harmful pollution from new landfills.

July 8, 2014

As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, U.S. EPA is proposing updates to its air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. This proposal would require certain landfills to capture 2/3 of their methane and air toxics emissions by 2023 – 13% more than required currently. Also, EPA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking public feedback on how and whether to update guidelines for existing landfills. Read More

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NREL Supercomputer offers power to tackle grid challenges.

July 7, 2014

Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), located on NREL's campus and imagined by NREL leaders who foresaw possibilities for high performance computing (HPC), handles large and complex datasets that exceed traditional database processes. As part of energy-efficient HPC data center, ESIF's Peregrine supercomputer, dedicated by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in September 2013, can perform more than one quadrillion calculations per second. Read More

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At 2014 BIO Convention record number of meetings were held.

July 7, 2014

Hosted by BIO, 2014 BIO International Convention drew 15,667 industry leaders, including nearly 2,500 CEOs, from 50 states and 70 countries. In addition to hosting 29,000+ scheduled, one-on-one partnering meetings, event featured dynamic keynotes from Sir Richard Branson and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 800+ speakers and 160 sessions in 8 educational tracks, and 9 specialty forums. In 2015, BIO International Convention will take place June 15–18 in Philadelphia, PA. Read More

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Paper in OSA's Optics Letters describes record-breaking sensor.

July 7, 2014

By fusing together concepts of active fiber sensors and high-temperature fiber sensors, researchers at University of Pittsburgh created all-optical, high-temperature sensor for gas flow measurements that operates at temperatures exceeding 800°C. All-optical approach is described in paper, "Fiber-optic flow sensors for high-temperature-environment operation up to 800°C," which was published in The Optical Society’s (OSA) journal Optics Letters. Read More

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Energy Efficiency Roadmap establishes framework for action.

July 7, 2014

With release of Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, IREC joins U.S. industry, government, other standards developing organizations (SDOs), and other energy efficiency stakeholders who have national framework for action and coordination on future energy efficiency standardization. Developed by ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), roadmap charts 125 recommendations to advance energy efficiency within built environment. Read More

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BIO Tool researches and manages contract service providers.

July 7, 2014

Powered by OnDeckBiotech, BIO BizLink connects biotech and pharma with service providers, including pre-clinical and clinical Contract Research Organizations, Contract Manufacturing Organizations, and regulatory consultants. Vendors maintain no-cost company profile with overview of services, reviews, key personnel, and background documents. Service helps avoid weeks of searching and evaluating vendors, and facilitates exchange of data confidentially to expedite development process. Read More

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SME recognizes industry and academic achievers.

July 3, 2014

During its 2014 International Awards Gala, SME honored 7 individuals. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Klocke was recognized with Eli Whitney Productivity Award; Sheldon Marsh received Joseph A. Siegel Service Award; and Don A. Lucca, PhD, received SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal. SME also presented The M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME to SME VP Dean L. Bartles, PhD. Other award winners included: Prof. Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Kruth; Marilyn Barger, PhD; and Andrew Y C Nee, PhD. Read More

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Newly Elected Board Members have been announced by PMA.

July 3, 2014

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announced 10 new members elected to PMA Board of Directors. These include Troy Roberts, Troy Turnbull, and Mark Ullstrup as associate member directors; Douglas Johnson as at-large director; Ian Quinn as divisional director; as well as 5 district directors: Jessica Abrahamse, William Carper, Keith O’Brien, Tony Pascariello, and Mark Sutton. PMA Board Chairman Jody Fledderman said he looks forward to serving with them and to their contributions. Read More