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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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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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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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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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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