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Conference Session to focus on ultra-thin and nano-coatings.

October 23, 2014

IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 18–20, 2014. Conference intensely focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting today's manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Jason Keeping of Celestica will chair Session #2 "Ultra-Thin and Nano-Coatings ~ Polymer films designed to protect circuit assemblies in harsh environments." Read More

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Dassault Systèmes joins MESA as Platinum Keystone Sponsor.

October 23, 2014

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which offers solutions to connect the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing, has joined MESA as a Platinum Keystone Sponsor. As such, Dassault Systèmes will join other manufacturing operations management leaders in supporting MESA's mission to help its manufacturer/producer members to drive performance and profitability in their organizations through thought leadership, promote active best practice sharing, and expand industry dialogue. Read More

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PRIME Initiative selects 6 high schools for education program.

October 23, 2014

SME Education Foundation’s PRIME initiative creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators, and industry to grow and train the next-generation workforce — all while driving interest and awareness in manufacturing. New PRIME schools include: Capital High School, Helena, MT; Jeffersontown High School, Louisville, KY; John Glenn High School, Norwalk, CA; Middleton High School, Tampa, FL; Rocklin High School, Rocklin, CA; and Tri Rivers Career Center, Marion, OH. Read More

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PMMI Details Keynotes that will take place at Pharma EXPO.

October 23, 2014

Keynote sessions at Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International (November 2–5, 2014 in Chicago, IL), will address critical challenges and opportunities in manufacturing operations and pharmaceutical packaging. As highlights of Pharma EXPO conference program, keynote addresses will correspond with that day's track topic. November 3 will feature Michael James's "Effectiveness First, Efficiency Second!" while November 5 will feature Dan Balan's "Winning the New Innovation Game." Read More

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Pharma EXPO Innovation Stage brings education to show floor.

October 23, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 2–5, Pharma EXPO will bring critical insights on industry trends, challenges, and breakthrough technologies to show floor with Innovation Stage. Located near entrance of Pharma EXPO, Innovation Stage will deliver free, 30-min sessions by exhibitors and other experts covering topics such as advanced materials and containers; efficient and sustainable facility design; intelligent vacuum pumping solutions; and filling and finishing for nested syringes, vials, and cartridges. Read More

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CES Unveiled is coming to Tokyo on February 18.

October 23, 2014

CEA® will kick off its first CES Unveiled international event for 2015 in Tokyo. CES Unveiled series brings innovative technology companies, top media, buyers, analysts, and key industry influencers together to highlight and review new products and tech trends originating at International CES. It will include CEA Market Research Presentation; CES Press Conference; Startup Panel Discussion featuring leading innovators from Japanese technology community; and Tabletop Networking Exhibition. Read More

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San Diego to host BIO's 2014 Pacific Rim Summit.

October 23, 2014

With growing industrial biotech sector that is home to more than 400 biotechnology companies, San Diego is set to host BIO’s 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech & Bioenergy. Breakout sessions will include: The Pathway to Commercialization – Lessons Learned; Advancements in Renewable Chemical Manufacturing and Commercialization; Biobased Nylon in Asia; Strategy for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals; and Converting GHG's to Achieving a Fuel and Climate Solution. Read More

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EPA Announces Decision to register Enlist Duo herbicide.

October 23, 2014

EPA is registering Enlist Duo in 6 states with first-time ever restrictions for management of resistant weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. Assessments confirm uses meet safety standards for pesticide registration and, as approved, will be protective of public, agricultural workers, and non-target species. EPA will be accepting comments until November 14, 2014 on whether to register Enlist Duo in 10 more states. Read More