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PTDA releases 2014 Membership Directory.

July 31, 2014

PTDA's 2014 Membership Directory provides resource for connecting with top decision-makers of the global power transmission/motion control industry. Through Directory, users will find phone, fax, address, and website listings for all PTDA distributor, manufacturer, and associate members. Networking resource includes corporate headquarters listings as well as top management contacts, distributor branch locations, and manufacturer lines carried; manufacturer listings include products manufactured. Read More

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Safety Manuals outline directional drilling best practices.

July 31, 2014

AEM has produced new Directional Drilling safety manual and updated Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment safety manual to reflect latest industry best practices for drilling safely. Keyholing and cross boring are featured in safety procedures for underground utility damage prevention. Developed by manufacturers under auspices of AEM’s Underground Equipment Manufacturers Council, industry-consensus safety documents are written in clear language and presented in easy-to-follow format. Read More

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IPC Training Video focuses on FOD issue prevention.

July 31, 2014

DVD-172C, "FOD Prevention in Electronics Assembly," addresses foreign objects and debris (FOD) issues impacting electronic device reliability/functionality. Training video provides information and techniques to help eliminate FOD during electronics assembly, including hand soldering, SMT and plated-through hole assembly processes, and box build/wire assembly. Also, video explains 6 proper housekeeping steps and covers tool control, hardware control, material handling, and ESD prevention. 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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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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TRIB Video explains true causes of rubber on the road.

July 29, 2014

TRIB has joined forces with Tire Industry Association to launch video that explains true causes of rubber on the road. State and Federal studies have shown that rubber on the roads is primarily created by tires that fail from being run underinflated or overloaded, have run over some type of road hazard, or have some other improper maintenance or operational issue. These issues affect both new and retreaded tires equally and have nothing to do with the manufacturing or retreading process. Read More

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Electronics Assembly Quality Benchmark Study was released by IPC.

July 29, 2014

IPC Study of Quality Benchmarks for the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Industry for 2014 provides data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing their key 2013 quality metrics to those of other assembly companies by company size, region, and type of product. This annual, survey-based study addresses manufacturing and service measurements regarding production, QC, customer satisfaction, supplier performance, and certification data. Read More