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BIO Super Sessions to highlight state of industry.

March 7, 2013

The 2013 BIO International Convention will feature 6 diverse Super Sessions highlighting pressing industry topics such as the state of the industry, emerging R&D initiatives between public and private sectors, future of biotechnology under the Affordable Care Act, and future of deal-making and global innovation. Taking place April 22-25 in Chicago, convention also features industry's largest partnering event, hosting record breaking 25,000+ partnering meetings in 2012. Read More

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IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for January 2013.

March 7, 2013

IPC announced January 2013 findings from its monthly North American PCB Statistical Program, in which Total North American PCB shipments were down 1.1% from January 2012 and bookings decreased 4.0% year over year. Month-to-month growth rates were not available in January due to change in IPC's survey sample as of the first of the year. Strengthening for second consecutive month, book-to-bill ratio crossed into positive territory in January and stands at 1.01. Read More

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ANSI Releases Events Schedule for World Standards Week 2013.

March 6, 2013

ANSI announced its full schedule of events for World Standards Week (WSW) 2013, which will be held September 30 through October 4. Multiple meetings and forums will be held on varying topics. Other events include networking luncheon, new member orientation, awards dinner, and U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) 2013. Registration ends September 27, 2013. Read More

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Karen McConnell and Linda Woody receive IPC Presidents Award.

March 6, 2013

Karen McConnell, Northrop Grumman, and Linda Woody, Lockheed Martin, earned IPC Presidents Awards for their contributions to IPC and electronics industry. Karen McConnell is currently a member of IPC Designers Council and serves on IPC’s 2-30 Terms and Definitions Committee as well as 5-21f Ball Grid Array Task Group. Linda Woody has served on 21 IPC committees, chaired 2-18d Printed Board Declaration Task Group, and currently serves as Chair of 2-18e Assembly Technology Declaration Task Group. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Concrete Standard will provide resistivity test.

March 6, 2013

ASTM WK37880, Test Method for Measuring the Surface Resistivity of Hardened Concrete Using the Wenner Four-Electrode Method will be used to quantify the resistivity of concreting materials that are widely used for construction around the world. Resistivity is a material property that quantifies degree to which an object prevents passage of electrical current. Intrinsic material property is independent of specimen size, so it is the useful quantity for characterizing concrete mixture. Read More

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ANSI Signs MoU with Ontario for GHG accreditation program.

March 6, 2013

ANSI signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canadian province of Ontario in connection with Ontario Ministry of Environment’s greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting and GHG Verification Program. Through this MoU, Ontario and ANSI agree to cooperate in ANSI accreditation program for GHG validation and/or verification bodies (V/VBs). Program evaluates conformance of V/VBs against ISO International Standard ISO 14065. Read More

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Annual Manufacturing Innovations List has been unveiled by SME.

March 5, 2013

Highlighting new technologies and advancements in manufacturing, SME announced its 2013 Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture. New and emerging technologies, as selected by SME's Innovation Watch Committee for this list, have already shown successful implementation and are currently contributing to manufacturing. SME Innovation Watch Committee, according to its manager, Lauralyn McDaniel, discusses what makes new gadgets possible. Read More

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Mazak Manufacturing Scholarship targets Cincinnati students.

March 5, 2013

As part of its commitment to building tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce, Mazak has provided $24,000 to SME Education Foundation for creation of Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship. It is available for students entering or currently attending Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH, and who are pursuing a degree in engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology. Students may apply by accessing SME Education Foundation’s online scholarship application. Read More