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University of Trento hosts 2013 EPMA summer school.

July 23, 2013

University of Trento hosted latest EPMA Powder Metallurgy Summer School, which took place on July 8-12 in Trento, Italy. During this time, 52 students were introduced to Powder Metallurgy and had opportunity to listen to, discuss, and solve problems with 25 PM experts. Lectures were complemented by laboratory facilities, where students learned about impact resistance of low alloyed PM steels, microstructural analysis and microhardness, and hardenability and sinterhardenability by dilatometry. Read More

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Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence rises again in July.

July 23, 2013

Released by Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, July 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows confidence in equipment finance market is 59.4. This marks increase from June's index of 57.3, reflecting participants' increasing optimism despite continued moderate equipment demand. Survey comments from industry executive leadership show that, depending on market segment, executives have differing points of view on current and future outlook for industry. Read More

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Market Report shows small companies are industry's bright spot.

July 23, 2013

According to July 2013 edition of IPC North American EMS Market Report, the smallest EMS companies that participate in IPC's North American EMS Statistical Program have performed extremely well this year, with year-to-date sales growth almost 18% above same period last year and year-to-date order growth of almost 25%. These companies’ predictions of sales growth for next 3-12 months, as well as information on how larger companies fared in first 5 months of 2013, are provided in report. Read More

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MESA's Global Education Program offers online courses.

July 22, 2013

MESA International has been working to establish a global baseline of knowledge that will benefit both manufacturers and solution providers, and is now offering variety of instructor-led online courses. Upon successful completion, these courses provide CEUs and can also be applied towards MES/MOM Methodologies Online Certificate of Awareness. Offering Global Education Program courses online makes training and knowledge-sharing more accessible to more people in more areas. Read More

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Date Announced for rotodynamic pumps acceptance testing webinar.

July 22, 2013

Led by Jim Swetye of Pentair Water, Pump Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps webinar will cover recently published Rotodynamic Pumps for Hydraulic Performance Acceptance Tests (ANSI/HI 14.6-2011) Standard. This 1 hr and 15 minute webinar, to be held August 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT, will also cover aspects of the standard including terms and definitions, guarantee and duty points, permissible amplitude of fluctuation, and performance test acceptance grades and tolerances. Read More

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EPA announces $15 million in Brownfields award grants.

July 22, 2013

EPA announced approximately $15 million in supplemental funding to help clean up contaminated Brownfields properties. Revolving Loan Funding will help 41 communities carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects, which will help communities create jobs while protecting people’s health and the environment. Ranging from about $200,000 to $400,000 with an average grant award of $300,000, funds have enabled the support of 90,000 jobs in cleanup, construction, and redevelopment. Read More

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IPC APEX India comes to Bangalore in August.

July 22, 2013

Scheduled for Aug 26–29, 2013, IPC APEX India™ will provide pathway for growth to electronics manufacturers in India. Event will present the latest innovations from some of world’s leading companies in areas of printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly, and test. It will offer professional development workshops as well as technical conference and exhibition where attendees will have opportunity to interact with experts who are charting the course for tomorrow’s technology. Read More

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Butterfly Color Research may inspire hue-changing materials.

July 22, 2013

Physicists have uncovered how subtle differences in tiny crystals of butterfly wings create varied patterns of color even among closely related species. Discovery is reported in Optical Society's Optical Materials Express journal in paper titled "Iridescence and nano-structure differences in Papilio butterflies." If researchers can figure out how to replicate wings' light-manipulating properties, discovery could lead to new coatings for manufactured materials that could change color by design. Read More