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GAWDA Honors Dick Couch with Presidential Award of Excellence.

September 24, 2013

GAWDA is recognizing Hypertherm founder and CEO Dick Couch with its Presidential Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding contributions to industry. While bestowing this award, GAWDA president Craig Wood cited Couch's passion and dedication to improving gas and welding industry. Wood also mentioned Hypertherm's 111 patents related to metal cutting technology and noted that Couch is named-inventor or co-inventor on 42 of them. Couch founded Hypertherm in 1968. Read More

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ODVA joins Association Pavilion at PACK EXPO.

September 23, 2013

ODVA has accepted an invitation by PMMI to join the Association Pavilion at PACK EXPO Las Vegas on Sept 23–25. ODVA’s attendance at the show will provide a critical touchpoint for end users and OEMs who are seeking to learn the benefits about the use of EtherNet/IP and the Common Industrial Protocol in their packaging applications. ODVA will be located at Booth C-343 in the Association Pavilion in the Central Exhibit Hall. Read More

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Panel Discussion to address benefits of NextGen.

September 23, 2013

According to FAA's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, sequestration could impact funding of FAA’s NextGen initiative by approximately 30–50%. On September 30, AIA, in partnership with Exelis, Inc., will bring together key experts from variety of industries to discuss NextGen’s successes and upcoming challenges, as detailed in new AIA report. Copies of report, which highlights importance and cross-industry utilization of NextGen technology, will be provided to all attendees. Read More

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ASTM presents Award of Merit to William Ells.

September 23, 2013

ASTM International Committee F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear has honored William Ells, VP of sales at Vibram USA, Concord, MA, with Award of Merit. Committee F13 recognized Ells for his dedicated service and commitment to development of safety standards for footwear. A member of ASTM International since 1998, Ells played a large part in development of ASTM F2913, which addresses slip resistance of personal protective footwear used in wide variety of industries. Read More

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EPA Renews Carbon Pollution Reduction Emphasis for P2 Week.

September 23, 2013

During Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 16–22), U.S. EPA encourages Americans to reduce carbon pollution by looking for Energy Star® label to find energy efficient electronics and appliances as well as using EPA's Green Vehicle Guide to choose more fuel efficient car. Additionally, P2 Week promotes water conservation, selection of safer products via EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Product Label, and proper use of pesticides. Read More

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ASTM Roofing Committee recognizes Thomas L. Smith.

September 23, 2013

Thomas L. Smith, president of TLSmith Consulting Inc. in Rockton, IL, has received Carl G. Cash Award from ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing. Award recognizes outstanding contributions to building envelope technology through research conducted in either laboratory or field. A member of ASTM International since 1988, Smith serves on multiple D08 subcommittees and also works on Committee C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products. Read More

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Dr. Peter Diamandis chosen to keynote IPC APEX EXPO 2014.

September 20, 2013

Through vote of electronics industry professionals, Peter Diamandis, M.D., chairman and CEO of X Prize Foundation, has been selected to present the opening keynote at IPC APEX EXPO® on March 25, 2014. In his presentation, Diamandis will share how artificial intelligence, nanomaterials, 3-D printing, robotics, and digital medicine will transform life and business over next 20 years. He will also explain how society has evolved from "local and linear" to "global and exponential." Read More

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NEMA Publishes Standard on low-voltage cartridge fuses.

September 20, 2013

Covering 8 classes of low-voltage cartridge fuses (G, H, J, K, L, R, T, and CC), NEMA FU 1-2012 Low Voltage Cartridge examines fuses of current-responsive element inside fuse body with contacts on both ends. These fuses are rated 600 V or less, alternating current (AC), and direct current (DC). Updates include direct current tests for photovoltaic fuses. Read More

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SPE to hold 5th European Thermoforming Parts Competition.

September 20, 2013

Scheduled for April 3–4, 2014, European Thermoforming Parts Competition will judge participants on originality, creativity, mold complexity, and technical ability. Entries with thick gauge parts will be possible in Vehicle/Automotive, Industrial, Point of Purchase/Displays, Technical Applications and Sanitary categories, while thin gauge parts will be judged in categories of Food Applications, Medical Applications, Electronical Applications, and General Packaging. Read More

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Boeing completes Mission Control Center interface test.

September 20, 2013

For first time, Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has tested communications with commercial, crew-capable spacecraft, as The Boeing Company conducted an interface test between MCC and software planned for company's CST-100 spacecraft. Boeing has partnered with NASA to develop a fully integrated crew transportation system, with its CST-100 spacecraft and United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. Read More

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EPA and Energy Department release used vehicle fuel economy tool.

September 19, 2013

U.S. Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new label featuring EPA fuel economy estimates and CO2 estimates for used vehicles sold in the USA since 1984. Consumers may create this new label electronically as part of a new tool available on FuelEconomy.gov. While electronic graphic can be downloaded and included in online advertisements on Web, paper label may be printed and affixed to vehicle window. Read More

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BIO President will speak on Minnesota's biotech economy.

September 19, 2013

LifeScience Alley welcomes Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, for session of insights and dialog regarding sectors of Minnesota's bioindustrial and biotechnology economies. Greenwood's perspectives will pertain to public policy environment, industry trends, and Minnesota's opportunities for success. This presentation and discussion, scheduled for September 18, 2013 from 10:00 am to noon, will take place in Cargill Building at University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. Read More

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AIA to Present 2013 Wings of Liberty Award to Sen Mikulski.

September 19, 2013

Aerospace Industries Association will present Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), chairwoman of Senate Appropriations Committee, with Wings of Liberty Award on September 18 in recognition of her longtime support of U.S. aerospace priorities, including national security, aviation, space exploration, and weather forecasting programs. In her commendation, AIA's Marion C. Blakey noted Mikulski's longstanding leadership on critical issues and impassioned efforts regarding sequestration cuts. Read More

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World PCB Market grew 1.7% in 2012.

September 19, 2013

According to IPC's World PCB Production Report for Year 2012, world market for PCBs reached nearly $60 billion in 2012, with 1.7% real growth over 2011. Report shows Asia with 90% of world PCB production. China’s share of world production is now 42.8% and Japan is now distant second with 16%. South Korea had a great year in 2012, surpassing Taiwan and moving into third place, while United States held onto fifth place rank with just under 5% share. Read More

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Technology, Economics, and Electronics to converge at TMRC.

September 19, 2013

During IPC Technology Market Research Conference, Sept 25–26, industry thought leaders will present high-level look at new technologies against backdrop of domestic and global economics. Conference aims to give attendees a holistic perspective on technologies and economic forces that will shape electronics marketplace in near term. Topics such as 3-D packaging, nanotechnology, automotive technology, new materials, military markets, and China’s PCB industry will be highlighted. Read More

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NEMA Publication covers gamma camera performance measurements.

September 18, 2013

NEMA NU 1-2012 Performance Measurements of Gamma Cameras establishes definitions, quantitative measurements of performance characteristics, and reporting techniques for specification of various gamma camera parameters. As published by NEMA, amendments pertain to intrinsic count rate performance in air, detector high count rate performance, and intrinsic energy resolution. Additionally, defective pixel was added to list of defined terms. Read More

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NEMA Standard covers PVC tubing and conduit.

September 18, 2013

NEMA has published NEMA TC 2-2013 Electrical Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Tubing and Conduit. Standard covers EPC-40, designed for normal-duty applications for above ground and concrete-encased applications or direct burial; and EPC-80, designed for heavy-duty (areas of physical damage) applications for above ground and concrete-encased applications or direct burial. Read More

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BIO Convention in China to take place November 11-13, 2013.

September 18, 2013

BIO announced 3rd annual BIO® Convention in China, which will bring together executives from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, and investment firms from North America, Europe, and Asia to explore business opportunities in China. Preliminary program topics include science-focused sessions such as vaccines and research and development of orphan drugs to treat rare diseases, and business-focused sessions exploring China’s private health care industry and early-stage VC funding in China. Read More

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Conference Offers Real-World Approach to electronics reliability.

September 17, 2013

Taking place in Costa Mesa, CA from November 13–14, IPC Conference on Solder and Reliability will include presentations addressing strategic considerations related to solder alloys, defects, risk mitigation processes, and data analysis. Speakers Ron Lasky, Ph.D.; Rick Short; Cheryl Tulkoff; Rich Brooks; Lenora Toscano; Larry Bright; John McMahon; James Wade; Jim Ryan; Reza Ghaffarian, Ph.D.; and Michael Neilsen will provide insights into electronics reliability challenges. Read More

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BIO applauds renewable chemical legislation.

September 17, 2013

BIO thanked Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), and other original co-sponsors for introducing the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013, which provides renewable chemical producers access to production tax credits currently available for other renewable energy producers. Legislation will reduce taxes for U.S. producers of renewable chemicals, helping them to commercialize homegrown technology and build new biorefineries in the U.S. Read More