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Global Vision Standards Update details quarterly progress.

April 1, 2013

Key highlights regarding AIA Standards included within Global Vision Standards Update include release of USB3 Vision v1.0 in conjunction with Automate 2013 in January, Camera Link HS™ IP Core committee release of v1.1 update to IP Core Solution, and release of PFNC v1.1 on AIA web site. Other mentions include Spring International Vision Standards Technical Committee Meeting (April 15–19), PlugFest (April 17), and upcoming article highlighting vision standards in Assembly Magazine. Read More

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CSPA Hosts Seminar on cleaning product formulations.

March 29, 2013

Taking place May 6, 2013 in Chicago, IL, Cleaning Products Intermediate Course will provide professionals in cleaning products industry with deeper understanding of ingredient selection and issues related to optimal development of sustainable cleaning products. Attendees will also learn about individual components of formulation and need for ingredients to work in concert. Additionally, course will provide overview of market trends from global perspective. Read More

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Field Communication Lounge Exhibit to feature Paul Gertner.

March 29, 2013

Corporate magician Paul Gertner will present daily, combining illusions with field communications message, at Field Communication Lounge during Hannover Messe 2013, which will take place April 8–12 in Hannover, Germany. Visitors will also be able to view each protocol organization's process and factory automation communication and integration technologies. Additionally, there will be live application demonstrations and chance meet experts from different technology areas. Read More

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SME Announces Launch of conference registration for RAPID 2013.

March 29, 2013

Conference registration is open for RAPID Conference and Exposition, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA from June 10–13, 2013. This additive manufacturing event, featuring 3D imaging and 3D printing technologies, attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies. This year, there will be 75 conference presentations and 30,000+ ft² of exhibits, keynote presentions, tours, technical briefings, workshops, and networking receptions. Read More

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AIA Announces Appointments of 2 new global ambassadors.

March 29, 2013

Kyle Voosen with National Instruments will serve as AIA ambassador to Europe, while Steve Mott with Components Express will serve as AIA ambassador to South America. AIA ambassador program helps expand AIA's global relationships in line with its mission to educate and support growth of vision and imaging industry. AIA ambassadors meet with industry and association leaders in their assigned region in order to gain feedback on how AIA can assist in growing vision industry in that area. Read More

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IPC/FED Conference to focus on embedded component technology.

March 29, 2013

Registration is open for IPC/FED Conference on Embedded Components, which provides forum for designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and end-users of embedded component technologies to discuss latest technological advancements. Taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from June 4–5, event will feature conference sessions on various aspects of embedded component technology. Additionally, tabletop exhibition will showcase leading industry suppliers who will be available to answer questions. Read More

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Technical Program tackles entire electronic product lifecycle.

March 29, 2013

More than 60 technical papers addressing critical issues in specialized design, packaging, assembly, and surface mount will anchor technical conference at IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference and Exhibition, May 20-23, 2013. Featuring new research from experts around the world, technical conference boasts 13 tracks designed to help entire electronics industry supply chain gain efficiencies and boost quality in all phases of product lifecycle. Read More

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ELFA Economic Survey reflects leveling optimism.

March 29, 2013

ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for February was $4.7 billion, down 6% from February 2012 and 20% from January 2013. For year to date, cumulative new business volume was up 5% compared to 2012. Down from February's index of 58.7, Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) of 58.0 for March is said to reflect a leveling off in industry participants' optimism after 2 consecutive increases. Read More

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NAM outlines goals for EU trade agreement negotiations.

March 29, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons sent letter to President Obama outlining goals for negotiations of trade agreement with the European Union to make U.S. manufacturers more globally competitive and create jobs. Key objectives of negotiations should include removing regulatory, tariff, and other barriers to trade and investment between EU and the U.S. In addition, manufacturers are urging Administration and Congress to work together to renew Trade Promotion Authority for the President. Read More

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BIO endorses energy cost-reduction program for members.

March 29, 2013

BIO recently endorsed a benefit program to help its member companies reduce energy costs. APPI Energy will provide energy procurement consulting services to BIO members in states with deregulated energy markets, including CT, DC, DE, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, and TX. Unbiased team of energy advisors will assist BIO members with increasing efficiencies, enrolling in Demand Response programs, and achieving energy sales tax-exempt status.  Read More

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ASC to manage aspects of the Adhesion Society.

March 28, 2013

Adhesive and Sealant Council has announced that it will work closely with the Adhesion Society to seamlessly manage the AS Annual Meeting and to grow their 300+ membership base. ASC’s goal is to make the collaborative partnership a long term value added effort that mutually benefits both organizations. As part of the arrangement, ASC will commit resources to support the meetings and convention needs of the society. Read More

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Economist notes cautious optimism for recovery.

March 28, 2013

During AAMA's 76th Annual Conference, economist Dr. Esmael Adibi discussed continued growth of U.S. housing market, namely the expected 3.5% increase of home prices in 2013. However, he notes overall economic growth will remain weak. NAHB reported nearly 16% increase in new-home sales for January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 437,000 units. In addition, Adibi is forecasting significant increase in housing starts, from 765,000 units in 2012 to 968,000 units in 2013. Read More

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BSA Program will look at success factors in 2013 recovery.

March 28, 2013

On May 5 at BSA's 2013 Annual Convention, Dr. Bruce Yandle will deliver keynote to business program. Yandle's presentation, "America's Uneven Prosperity: What's Hot and What's Not," will examine global economy and then focus on situation for U.S. economy. Considerations for what's hot, what's not, and what's critically important to success of bearing distributors will consider industries, regions, and states. Also, Yandle will deliver forecasts for U.S. sectors, regions, and industries. Read More

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IPC International Technology Roadmap takes new directions.

March 28, 2013

The 2013 IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections marks a shift that is occurring throughout the electronics industry: more cooperation and information sharing. One significant change is a greatly expanded section on printed electronics focusing on more realistic opportunities and challenges of the technology. Another change can be found in the environmental section, transformed and renamed the "stewardship" section.  Read More

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Spot the Retreads Contest promotes benefits of retreaded tires.

March 28, 2013

Aided by several of their member companies, TRIB displayed selection of new and retreaded tires for Spot the Retreads contest at Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. Over course of 3 days, booth saw 250+ attendees take part in said challenge; less than 10% correctly identified all retreaded tires. After show, 7 winners received set of 8 retreaded tires on their casings. Booth, contest, and media coverage helped reach end users and spread word about benefits of retreaded tires. Read More

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HANNOVER MESSE to see unprecedented level of participation.

March 28, 2013

On April 8, HANNOVER MESSE 2013 will open with lead theme of "Integrated Industry," signaling strong focus on future of manufacturing. IT-supported production – the next stage in evolution of manufacturing – will take center stage. As Russia is the official Partner Country of this year’s fair, more than 160 Russian companies will showcase technologies and services. HANNOVER MESSE is where manufacturers will find the right technologies and partners to reduce risk exposure and build competitiveness. Read More

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Additional $23.5 Million Investment supports EERE's new CEMI.

March 28, 2013

Energy Department will provide $23.5 million for 5 manufacturing R&D projects, helping to serve as ground floor investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) new Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI). Selected projects, announced for negotiations, cover R&D in computational modeling and simulation for automation and equipment, steel fabrication processing, steel heat treatment processing, high value petrochemicals, and waste heat minimization manufacturing. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute Announces Webinars on EDE for pump industry.

March 27, 2013

Hydraulic Institute and affiliated Pump Systems Matter education and training organization announced dates for complimentary webinar series on electronic data exchange (EDE) for pump industry. Taught by Industry Subject Matter Expert Trygve Dahl, 3-part series includes Session 1: Getting Started with HI Electronic Data Exchange, on April 3, 2013; Session 2: Demonstrating how Electronic Data Exchange Works, on April 11; and Session 3: Using the EDE Conformity Tool, on April 18. Read More

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GS-51 Standard proves good for professional laundry industry.

March 27, 2013

Designed to address environmental impacts of laundry care products used in institutional and industrial settings, GS-51 Standard helps laundry industry reduce their environmental footprint and adopt more sustainable practices. Standard covers more than 20 product categories including detergents, prewash products, spot removers, laundry additives, and fabric care products. GS-51 helps protect workers' health, meet performance requirements, and reduce fuel, transportation, and storage needs. Read More

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American Infrastructure gets disappointing report card.

March 27, 2013

In its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, American Society of Civil Engineers gave infrastructure conditions a D+. According to AEM President Dennis Slater, the grade reflects a critical need for long-term infrastructure investment. State of America’s infrastructure has become both an economic and safety issue, with 1 in 9 bridges rated as structurally deficient, and highway congestion costing the economy an estimated $101 billion in wasted time and fuel annually. Read More