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Webinar Series to address mechanical seals.

March 25, 2014

HI and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with Fluid Sealing Association, have announced Introduction to Mechanical Seals webinar series of 2014. Series will begin on March 27 and will continue April 1, April 3, and April 8. Opening session will cover how mechanical seals work and give overview of most common seal types. Session 2 addresses Construction and Design, while Session 3 covers Installation, Connections, and Commissioning. Session 4 focuses on Seal Environment and Failure Analysis. Read More

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IEC Electronics Corp earns IPC J-STD-001/IPC-A-610 certification.

March 25, 2014

IPC's Validation Services Program awarded first IPC J-STD-001/IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to IEC Electronics Corporation's Newark, NY and Albuquerque, NM facilities. Additionally, IEC Electronics' testing laboratory, Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL), in Albuquerque has been certified as IPC-approved Validation Services Test Laboratory. Certificates will be presented by IPC President and CEO John Mitchell during Opening Keynote Session at IPC APEX EXPO® on March 25, 2014. Read More

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Hundreds of Manufacturers gather at the MFG Meeting.

March 25, 2014

More than 700 manufacturing leaders gathered at The MFG Meeting to address the most pressing topics manufacturers face today. Organized by AMT, NTMA, and PMA, meeting's theme was "Opportunity has no limits … leap for it." Some highlights include: keynote on competitive advantage, organizational change, and transformational leadership; discussion about state of the economy; report on water and future of American manufacturing; and keynote on driving innovation by intentional strategic intervention. Read More

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LIA releases revised standard to promote safer facilities.

March 25, 2014

Updated for first time in 7 years, American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers will be available through LIA. ANSI Z136.1 guides safe use of lasers and laser systems by defining control measures for 7 laser hazard classifications. Some highlights include: 19 new definitions of key terms; increase in allowed exposure levels for wavelengths between 1.2–1.4 µm; and updated section on "special qualifications" for medical-related exposures to include MPEs expressed in terms of illuminance. Read More

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Jeff Tomitz joins NEMA as VP of finance and administration.

March 25, 2014

Coming to NEMA with 30 years of experience, more than 10 of which has been in public accounting, Jeff Tomitz is responsible for overseeing financial activities of the organization and human resource management. He will maintain budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting, as well as improve internal controls. Tomitz principally served the not-for-profit community within the Baltimore–D.C. metro corridor, Recently, he served as CFO for National Quality Forum and American Council of Education. Read More

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EPA calls for Green Chemistry Challenge Award nominations.

March 25, 2014

EPA is asking companies or institutions to nominate their innovative technologies for the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Agency is looking for nominations that have developed safer chemical processes and products that may reduce the generation and use of chemicals that are hazardous to people’s health and the environment. EPA anticipates recognizing 5 award winning green chemistry technologies this fall. Nominations are due by April 30, 2014. Read More

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IPC Apex Expo 2014 will host 440 exhibiting companies.

March 24, 2014

Taking place in Las Vegas, NV from March 25–27, IPC APEX EXPO® will host 440 companies showcasing new technologies, products, materials and services for electronics manufacturing industry. Over 300+ new products will be introduced at this exhibition, which will feature 57 first-time exhibitors. Spanning 137,600 ft², this IPC APEX EXPO is largest in 5 years and will feature "New Ideas…For New Horizons" theme. My APEX EXPO interactive planner will be available for attendees. Read More

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SME Education Foundation supports ITA, IMTTA with scholarships.

March 24, 2014

In support of Italian Trade Agency's (ITA) Call for Papers for 2014 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards (IMTTA), SME Education Foundation will award scholarships to top winners. Winners of Fifth IMTTA, selected as having the best papers, will be awarded 2-week trip to Italy with activities scheduled from June 29 to July 12, 2014. Foundation scholarship is in addition to aforementioned trip. Papers should be submitted in electronic format by May 9, 2014. Read More