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IPC Releases Study on quality benchmarks for EMS industry.

June 11, 2013

IPC Study of Quality Benchmarks for the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Industry for 2013 provides data to EMS companies interested in comparing their key 2012 quality metrics to those of other EMS providers by company size, region, and product type. Respondents reported on number of PCB assemblies completed in 2012, and internal yields for key processes. Customer satisfaction metrics regarding returns and on-time delivery were also provided. Read More

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Document covers static water penetration resistance testing.

June 10, 2013

AAMA TIR A13-13, Recommended Static Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressures in Non-Hurricane-Prone Regions of the United States was prepared for those who require information on maximum static pressures used during testing of products’ resistance to wind-driven rain penetration, when such tests are conducted as part of the North American Fenestration Standard test regimen. It is not intended to validate or quantify statistical repeatability or reproducibility of any test method. Read More

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EPA and NIH announce winner in My Air, My Health Challenge.

June 10, 2013

U.S. EPA and National Institute of Health announced winner of My Air, My Health Challenge, which called upon innovators nationwide to design small, low-cost sensor that integrates air quality measurements with related health data, such as heart rate and breathing. Judges selected team of David Kuller, Gabrielle Savage Dockterman, and Dot Kelly for developing Conscious Clothing, a wearable, real-time breathing analysis tool that calculates amount of polluted air a person inhales. Read More

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BIO Says Advanced Biofuel Sector needs RFS to continue working.

June 7, 2013

BIO submitted written testimony to House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy hearing, "Up Against the Blend Wall: Examining EPA's Role in the Renewable Fuel Standard." Citing "research and development of new energy crops and in commercializing innovative new fuel technologies," BIO's Brent Erickson said RFS "is working as intended." He also said future investment depends on assurance of stable federal policy and promotion of competition in U.S. fuel market. Read More

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Drinking Water Infrastructure needs $384 billion by 2030.

June 7, 2013

According to results of EPA's Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, $384 billion in improvements are needed for USA's drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing safe drinking water to 297 million Americans. National total covers needs of 73,400 water systems nationwide as well as American Indian and Alaska Native Village water systems.  Areas most requiring improvements are distribution and transmission, treatment, storage, and source. Read More

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LIA offers practical online training for all laser users.

June 7, 2013

LIA is set to unveil Laser U — a new way for laser professionals of all levels of experience to access the best presentations from LIA's conferences and workshops, including Lasers for Manufacturing Event®, Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop, International Laser Safety Conference, and annual ICALEO® conference. Modules of Laser U will enable users to listen to audio of each speaker's presentation at their own pace, with option to follow each slide in order or jump forward/backward. Read More

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Florida Law promotes access to biologic medicines.

June 7, 2013

BIO commends Florida Governor Rick Scott for signing House Bill 365, designed to create pathway for substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. While not including all 5 of BIO’s Principles on Biologic Product Substitution, legislation is significant step in recognizing important role biologic medicines play in future of healthcare and chronic disease management. Legislation will help to protect patients’ access to accurate prescription information and maintain incentives for innovation. Read More

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SME looks to future of manufacturing with new tagline.

June 7, 2013

SME is integrating its strategic areas — events, publishing, membership, Tooling U-SME online training division, and SME Education Foundation — around evolved mission to inspire, prepare, and support its stakeholders in advancement of manufacturing. SME announced that it will refer to itself by its monogram, rather than its full legal name and is promoting its inclusive, future-focused mindset with the new tagline, Making the future. Together.SM  Read More