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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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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