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WESTEC 2013 will host 68 new exhibitors.

October 8, 2013

Produced by SME, WESTEC 2013 will take place October 15–17 at Los Angeles Convention Center and feature 500+ companies exhibiting new innovations and technologies. Christine Longroy, WESTEC event manager, said "WESTEC 2013 is continuing to grow" and added that “These new exhibitors will help companies reduce manufacturing costs, shorten lead times and learn more about new applications.” New exhibitors will be exhibiting latest in manufacturing and tooling technologies. Read More

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Plenary Sessions Annouced for 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum.

October 7, 2013

BIO announced plenary sessions, therapeutic workshops, and business roundtables for 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum®, which will explore investment trends and opportunities in life sciences and take place October 8–9, 2013. Plenary Sessions are to include "IPO Frenzy – Are the GoGo Markets Here to Stay?", "Facing Reality – Debating the Conclusions of BioCentury's 21st Annual Back to School Commentary", and "Early Stage Venture Financing – Will Current Trends Continue in 2014?". Read More

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Laser U releases laser applications and safety courses.

October 7, 2013

LIA has added a dozen modules to Laser U, its online laser education portal. Seven courses come from LIA’s Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop, while 5 emerge from biennial International Laser Safety Conference. Course modules give users access to industry content they might have missed at LIA’s events, and provide flexibility to learn at their own pace from anywhere. Topics range from 3D printing, to drilling, welding, wireless and optical product requirements, and many more. Read More

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NEMA welcomes Congressional approval of helium bill.

October 7, 2013

NEMA welcomed unanimous passage by the United States Senate of legislation to reauthorize, extend, and improve operations of the Federal Helium Reserve in Texas. Under current law passed in 1996, the Federal Helium Reserve would cease operations on October 7. The new law, if approved by the president as expected, would extend life of the reserve until 2021, by which time many more private sources of crude helium are expected to be available. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses butanol as automotive engine fuel.

October 7, 2013

ASTM D7862-13, Specification for Butanol for Blending with Gasoline for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel, was developed by Subcommittee D02.A0 on Gasoline and Oxygenated Fuels. Specifically, this ASTM International standard establishes performance requirements and test methods for butanol content, water content, acidity, inorganic chloride, solvent-washed gum, sulfur content, and total sulfate. Standard will, according to D02 member Glenn Johnston, promote commercialization. Read More

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ASTM Toy Safety Subcommittee receives CPSC Award.

October 7, 2013

For its significant, lifesaving contributions to consumer product safety, ASTM Subcommittee F15.22 on Toy Safety is among 5 recipients of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2013 Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award. Subcommittee was awarded for its development and ongoing maintenance of ASTM F963, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, which establishes nationally recognized safety requirements for toys intended for use by children under 14. Read More

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IPC announces India PCB design and hand soldering winners.

October 4, 2013

Manjunatha.K. of RBEI and Savithri.T.P. of Centum were the respective winners of the PCB design and hand soldering competitions at IPC APEX India™ 2013, held August 27–29 in Bangalore. Second place winner of PCB design contest was Honeywell's Arul Selvam, and runner-up in hand soldering competition was Beerappa.S. of Avalon Technologies. All received free admission to an IPC certification course. Read More

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ANSI/NEMA Standard addresses insulated hook-up wire.

October 4, 2013

NEMA has published ANSI/NEMA HP 6-2013, which covers specific requirements for silicone rubber-insulated stranded wire designed for internal wiring of high reliability electrical and electronic equipment. Publication addresses 600 V (Type S, ZHS) and 1,000 V (Type SS, ZHSS, and SSB) wire and permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -55 to +150°C with tin-coated copper or -55 to +200°C with silver-coated copper. Read More