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Eureka Park TechZone to feature more than 200 exhibits.

October 15, 2013

Now in its third year, Eureka Park TechZone will span more than 2,000 square meters and showcase more than 200 exhibitors at the 2014 International CES®. In partnership with UP Global, National Science Foundation, General Electric Company, and AT&T, Eureka Park is a dedicated area showcasing budding startups and entrepreneurs. New for 2014, Academia Tech TechZone will be floored within Eureka Park, and will focus on unique technologies coming from colleges and universities. Read More

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SPE names finalists of Automotive Innovation Awards.

October 15, 2013

SPE's Automotive Division announced finalists for its 43rd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, the largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries. Nominations were first subjected to pre-qualification review, and then were presented before panel of industry experts. Some finalist innovations include semi-convertible sunroof system, window glazing system, all-olefinic liftgate, decklid trim with self-locking feature, and high-heat turbo EGR sleeve. Read More

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Veto by Governor Brown incurs BIO's disappointment.

October 15, 2013

BIO was disappointed to learn that CA Governor Jerry Brown vetoed legislation, Senate Bill 598, designed to address regulatory issues related to interchangeability of biological medicines. Vetoed bill aligned with all 5 BIO principles on biologic substitution, properly preserved patient access to accurate prescription information, maintained incentives for innovation, and promoted competitive market for biologic therapies. Also, bill included full transparency in substitution process. Read More

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IPC Examines On-Shoring and its impact on North America.

October 14, 2013

In its 2013 update to On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry: Trends and Outlook for North America, IPC confirms that companies have continued to locate new operations in North America and are returning some existing operations to region. This study also finds more on-shoring is planned for coming year. Furthermore, 14% of those surveyed indicated they were planning to bring existing operations back or build new operations in North America from mid-2013 through end of 2014. Read More

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption rises 1.3% in August 2013.

October 14, 2013

According to U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT, August 2013 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $161.7 million as reported by companies participating in Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration — up 1.3% from July but down 13.2% from August 2012. Year-to-date shipments are $1.33 billion, which is down 7.9% from same period in 2012. USCTI president Dave Povich pointed out modest growth in 2013 that purchasing manager surveys point to uptick heading towards 2014. Read More

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Euro PM2014 Exhibition getting set for Salzburg.

October 14, 2013

EPMA has confirmed the Euro PM2014 International Conference and Exhibition will be held in Salzburg, Austria, September 21-24, 2014 at The Messezentrum Salzburg. Event will host program of over 250 oral and poster papers that will cover all aspects of powder metallurgy including hard materials and diamond tools, hot isostatic pressing, metal injection molding, new materials and applications, and PM structural parts. Read More

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VMA releases Employment Snapshot Report.

October 14, 2013

During briefing at its 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting, VMA reported that the valve industry employs 50% more people than a decade ago and is expecting to add many more this year. VMA unveiled the Employment Snapshot Report and discussed new trends affecting economic outlook of valve industry. More than half of responding member companies reported their domestic hiring was growing 5% this year. Nearly 1/5 expected growth up to 10% and another fifth is planning to grow their ranks up to 16%. Read More

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NEMA publishes annual standards and products guide.

October 14, 2013

NEMA has published the 2014 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide, a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products. ESPG is used by military, government, and private buyers who work in lighting, motors and industrial controls, transmission and distribution, transportation, medical imaging, architecture and construction, and other industries that specify and use electrical equipment. Read More