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NEMA LED Dimming Standard is referenced in Zhaga specifications.

October 17, 2013

Published in April 2013 as new standard, NEMA SSL 7A-2013 Phase-Cut Dimming for Solid-State Lighting: Basic Compatibility has been referenced by most recent versions of Zhaga Books 2 and 8. These define socketable downlight LED light engines (LLEs) with integrated control gear. In part, reference is due to SSL 7A being only available specification that covers 2-wire, mains-powered, phase-control dimming interface. Read More

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IREC Paper addresses overlap in PV solar approval processes.

October 17, 2013

"Minimizing Overlap in PV System Approval Processes: Case Studies and Analysis," published by Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC), examines in detail overlap and synchronization of approval processes involved, in addition to their individual steps, and offers possible solutions on how to make them more efficient. Paper also presents 4 case studies provided by IREC that outline approval paths for PV systems in 4 cities in the United States. Read More

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NEMA Donates Grants to support student engineering programs.

October 17, 2013

NEMA's Arc Welding Section announced $5,000 donation – 2 new team grants and one event partner support grant – for high school teams and partners participating in VEX Robotics Competition. Donation to Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is in support of increasing student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable curriculum-based VEX Robotics engineering programs. Read More

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ASC Fall Convention nears attendance record.

October 17, 2013

ASC announces that 539 total attendees are registered for upcoming Fall Convention and EXPO being held Oct 21–23. Record of 557, set 23 years ago, could be eclipsed as Council continues to get registrations each day. To support attendees, ASC is offering new convention app and mobile website that will allow attendees to create schedule based on sessions being offered, view speaker bios and exhibitor information, access floor plans, and connect with other convention attendees. Read More

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ASTM and NAMII sign memorandum of understanding.

October 17, 2013

Memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed by ASTM International and National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), outlines framework of cooperation regarding development of ASTM standards for additive manufacturing. Specifically, MOU states that standards for additive manufacturing will be developed by ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. NAMII will participate in ASTM process by providing technical expertise as well as technical content. Read More

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Washington Governor to deliver keynote at BIO Convention in China.

October 16, 2013

As announced by BIO, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee will deliver keynote address on November 12 at third annual BIO® Convention in China (November 11–13, 2013). Beijing-based event, bringing together biotechnology executives, pharmaceutical companies, and investment firms, will foster exploration of business opportunities within China’s emerging biotech sector. BIO's Joseph Damond called Governor Inslee "tireless in his efforts" and called his perspective "invaluable." Read More

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TRFA Annual Meeting increases attendance by 14%.

October 15, 2013

TRFA began its second decade with 14% jump in meeting attendance, breaking previous attendance record for 2012's 10th Anniversary event. Meeting featured keynote address by Dr. Dean Webster on "Improving the Sustainability of Thermosets Using Renewables," as well as presentation of 11 technical papers focused on latest products and advanced techniques. Another highlight included presentation by Qi An, winner of TRFA's Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. 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