BSA is supporting U.S. military families through local charity in South Carolina called Operation Military Kids, which is part of the National Operation Military Kids initiative designated to provide support to children and youth of families that are impacted by global contingency operations. To make bearing industry contribution more significant, convention committee and Board of Directors are suggesting that each member company and participating manufacturer match BSA's contribution of $3,000. Read More
FAA solicited proposals to develop 6 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around USA. UAS introduction into national airspace will require ensuring privacy is appropriately protected. Accordingly, FAA is requesting public input into FAA efforts to ensure privacy questions surrounding pilot program are properly addressed. FAA's proposed privacy approach emphasizes transparency, public engagement, and compliance with existing law. Read More
National Biodiesel Board applauded launch of General Motors 2014 Chevrolet Cruze light-duty diesel passenger car, approved for use with 20% biodiesel blends (B20), at 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association and American Truck Dealers Convention. In comment, National Biodiesel Board technical director Steve Howell said, combined efficiency of diesel engines with low-carbon nature of Advanced Biofuel positions new technology diesel engines to become clean and green technology of future. Read More
IPC announced winners of Best U.S. and International Papers of IPC APEX EXPO® 2013. Top honors in U.S. category went to "Double Reflow-Induced Brittle Interfacial Failures in Lead-Free Ball Grid Array (BGA) Solder Joints" by Julie Silk of Agilent Technologies. "Manufacturability and Reliability Screening of Lower Melting Point Lead-Free Alloys Containing Bismuth" by Polina Snugovsky, Ph.D., of Celestica Inc. was selected as best paper in International category. Read More
According to AMT, December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $499.43 million, which was up 17.8% from November but down 9.4% when compared to total of $550.99 million reported for December 2011. With year-end total of $5,705.58 million, 2012 was up 2.6% compared with 2011. These numbers and all data in this report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies participating in USMTO program.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revised its standard defining speed identification symbol for agricultural equipment. Specifically, ANSI/ASAE S584.3 JAN2013, Agricultural Equipment: Speed Identification Symbol (SIS), corrects transposed symbol in previous version. Read More
To help member company executives and other industry professionals boost their performance and contribute to their companies' bottom lines, AEM will conduct several educational conferences, seminars, and training opportunities in 2013. Sessions will target all levels of company personnel, from presidents and CEOs to managers and coordinators. Marketing, customer support, product safety and compliance, and product liability are among job-specific seminar topic areas. Read More
Fieldbus Foundation announced it would join The FDT Group, HART Communication Foundation, OPC Foundation, and PI in co-sponsoring and promoting the third annual Field Communication Lounge exhibit at 2013 Hannover Messe, April 8-12. Field Communication Lounge creates single exhibit area for fair visitors to learn about and experience latest in field communication and integration technologies, and discuss how they are used to deliver powerful results that may improve a company’s profitability. Read More