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SME SOUTH-TEC provides live manufacturing demo.

October 18, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 29–31, SOUTH-TEC will offer real-time manufacturing model through collaboration of 6 vendors. Demonstration will produce milled part in which each phase communicates seamlessly with each step. Included will be: Design, Translation/Validation, Programming, Verification, Machining, and Inspection. Event will also offer Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, where parts representing stereolithography, laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling, will be on display. Read More

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First IPC J-STD-004 QPL Certification goes to Indium Corporation.

October 18, 2013

IPC awarded first IPC J-STD-004 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) certificate to Indium Corporation's Clinton, NY, USA facility. Indium Corporation was first manufacturer to participate in IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program, which provides audit, inspection, testing, and advisory services to suppliers throughout electronics industry to promote supply chain verification. Indium's Clinton, NY, USA facility was first site to undergo IPC's assessment/audit based around IPC J-STD-004. Read More

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GEMI to develop Supply Chain Sustainability Tool.

October 18, 2013

Supported by Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise and Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, GEMI Supply Chain Sustainability Tool™ is focused on supply chain sustainability and procurement decision making process. Tool will link market-oriented sustainability indicators, claims, and best practices; scientifically based economic input-output and lifecycle assessment LCA methodologies; and supply chain operational metrics guiding sustainable procurement and sourcing. Read More

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AIA lauds export control reform enactment.

October 18, 2013

AIA welcomes enactment of first set of revisions to U.S. Munitions List that are removing onerous controls on exports of essentially commercial technology used in military aircraft (Category VIII) and military aircraft engines (Category XIX). Subjecting these technologies to export control requirements of Commerce Control List will allow for more appropriate reviews and restrictions while making trade with America’s closest military allies and partners more predictable, efficient, and transparent. Read More

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NESCOR publishes cybersecurity failure scenario documents.

October 18, 2013

National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resource has published 3 cybersecurity failure scenario and impact analyses documents for electric sector. A cybersecurity failure scenario is a realistic event in which failure to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability of sector cyber assets creates negative impact on generation, transmission, and/or delivery of power. Information is useful to utilities for risk assessment, planning, procurement, training, and security testing. Read More

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ASTM offers environmental site assessment standards.

October 18, 2013

ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessment Process features 42 of the latest ASTM guides, practices, and test methods on Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment process. Compilation covers many routine procedures and terminology used in properly evaluating site to determine presence or absence of environmental contamination. Online subscription will also provide instant access to newly revised E1527-13 as soon as it is available. Read More

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MESA and LNS Research launch Metrics That Matter survey.

October 17, 2013

Targeted at manufacturing executives, IT, and plant managers seeking to improve and optimize business performance, 2013-2014 "Metrics That Matter" research survey focuses on trends and correlations between specific operational metric improvements, use of Manufacturing Operations Management and other manufacturing software applications, role-based metrics reporting, and effect of emerging technologies such as mobility, big data, and cloud computing on metrics programs. Read More

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FPSA Announced Speakers for Packaging in the New Millennium.

October 17, 2013

Packaging in the New Millennium sessions will anchor packaging track of education during PROCESS EXPO. On November, Part I will feature Pat Reynolds and Gordon Bockner discussing technological improvements and innovations for food and beverage industry. On November 5, Part II will feature prominent foods processors discussing packaging innovations seen in their businesses as well as looking where current packaging trends appear to be leading. Read More