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AASHTO President outlines top priorities in new video.

April 18, 2013

In new video on Transportation TV, Michael Lewis, President of AASHTO and Director of the Rhode Island DOT discusses what should be done to preserve and modernize America's aging transportation system. Since his election, President Lewis has made deployment of new technologies, implementation of reforms included in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, and leading AASHTO's effort to pass next surface transportation reauthorization bill his top 3 administrative priorities. Read More

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RIA Webinar explores aspects of vision guided robotics.

April 18, 2013

Advanced Vision Guided Robotics webinar will take place April 25, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EDT. In addition to describing concepts of 2.5D and various kinds of 3D guidance, webinar will cover advanced calibration techniques suited for specific applications as well as use of one or multiple cameras and mathematical techniques behind them. Evolution of 3D structured and random bin picking will be reviewed with new growth and acceptance trends, and new application videos will be shown. Read More

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Conferences cover regulations impacting electronics industry.

April 18, 2013

On June 3–5, IPC will hold two events, "IPC Conflict Minerals Update: Developing Industry Practices" and "It’s Not Easy Being Green: Regulatory and Sustainability Update." Conflict minerals conference will feature discussion of current regulatory interpretations, overview of auditing issues, and expert panel discussions, while regulatory conference will focus on critical regulatory regimes affecting electronics industry in addition to panel discussions on implementing sustainability goals. Read More

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IPC ESTC to include 8 professional development courses.

April 18, 2013

On May 20-21 and May 23, 2013, IPC ESTC will feature 8 educational courses examining packaging, materials, design, and assembly considerations in electronics, from bare board to end-product. Courses will take systems approach to sustainable and cradle-to-grave product lifecycles. Examples include: Advanced Packaging; Soldering Technology for Electronics Assembly: Achieving High Yields and Reliability; Simulation Based Reliability Assessment; and PCB Fabrication Basics. Read More

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Terry Bowden to speak at BSA 2013 Annual Convention.

April 18, 2013

From outstanding student-athlete, to National Coach of the Year, to one of college football’s leading television and radio personalities, Terry Bowden knows what it takes to be a success at whatever he does. At the age of 26, Bowden became the youngest head football coach in America when he was hired by Salem College in Salem, WV. On May 7, Bowden will deliver a motivational presentation focused on teamwork and getting everyone "into the game". Read More

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Vegetable Oils/Fats ID Standard will aid fire investigations.

April 17, 2013

Subcommittee E30.01 on Criminalistics is developing ASTM WK34571, Test Method for the Extraction and Derivatization of Vegetable Oils and Fats from Fire Debris and Liquid Samples with Analysis by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Detailing process by which acids can converted to their corresponding methyl esters, this proposed ASTM International standard will aid in fire investigation by facilitating identification of vegetable oil or fat gathered from fire debris. Read More

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USNC Young Professionals Nominations have April 30 deadline.

April 17, 2013

U.S. National Committee (USNC) to IEC reminds electrotechnology and standardization professionals of April 30, 2013 deadline for submitting 2013 IEC Young Professionals Workshop nominations. Nominees should be early in their professional career from industry, government, academia, consumer organizations, or entities within U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment community that uses, benefits from, or contributes to IEC's work in electrotechnical standardization and conformance. Read More

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Industrial Ethernet Initiative targets process automation.

April 17, 2013

Initiative for process automation, launched by ODVA in cooperation with major suppliers to process industry – Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric – aims to accelerate adoption of industrial Ethernet in process automation. ODVA's first action was to form standing committee to define strategic market requirements for new areas of technical work. It will publish white paper describing ODVA's vision for process automation and resulting technical approach. Read More