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AFS 2013 Annual Conference to cover innovations, advancements.

December 18, 2012

Taking place in Bloomington, MN from May 6–9, AFS 2013 Annual Conference on "Filtration & Separations in the Global Market - Recent Advancements - Innovative Solutions" will feature topics covering solutions and advancements in field of filtration and separations as well as progress and impact on global market. Key sessions will cover general solid-liquid, gas-solid, gas-liquid, and liquid-liquid separation. Call for papers has also been issued. Read More

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Solder Paste Application Standard is available in Danish.

December 18, 2012

Translated into Danish, IPC-7527-DK was the idea of Task Group Nordic, IPC’s volunteer standards development group in Scandinavia. Standard covers many aspects of solder paste application, from initial placement on board through production and testing. It addresses basic squeegees, jet dispensers, needle dispensers, and closed print heads, as well as automated paste inspection using cameras or lasers. To equipment operators, 15-page standard serves as reference guide with more than 50 photos. Read More

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ASC Website fosters access to and use of industry information.

December 18, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) revamped its ascouncil.org website. Focused on providing information and services to members that are action oriented and supportive of member companies, website provides such features as VOC regulation map; ASC industry updates; links to ASC market reports, press releases, newsletters, standards, and ASC Vendor Select Tool; job board; ASC store; as well as access to ASC training programs and regulatory affairs issues. Read More

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Study warns of sequestration impacts to NASA, NOAA programs.

December 17, 2012

According to economic impact analysis report, over 20,000 NASA contractor jobs and over 2,500 NOAA jobs related to weather satellites could be lost in 2013 if Budget Control Act's sequestration mandate takes effect on January 2, 2013. Conducted by Dr. Stephen S. Fuller of George Mason University, study also found that sequestration would deal major damage to those regions with high concentrations of aerospace activity, better known as industry clusters. Read More

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January Workshop to review design for NNMI.

December 17, 2012

Scheduled for Jan 16, 2013, "Blueprint for Action: Workshop on the Design of the NNMI"  will be devoted to reviewing and refining suggested design for new National Network for Manufacturing Innovation developed from input received through public dialogue workshops and responses to Request for Information. In addition to feedback on resulting design, workshop seeks input on new questions related to formation and operation of proposed network’s regional Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation. Read More

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EPA and CSPC research health impacts of nanomaterials.

December 17, 2012

EPA and Consumer Product Safety Commission are collaborating in worldwide research effort to assess any potential impacts of nanomaterials on people’s health and the environment. Used in products ranging from clothing to sunscreen, nanomaterials are about 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Because of their unique properties, it is important to identify methods that will allow manufacturers to ensure products containing these materials do not harm people or environment. Read More

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Submissions Are Being Accepted for 2013 Campbell EHS award.

December 17, 2012

National Safety Council invites domestic and international organizations to apply for safety's highest honor, 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award. Presented annually, this award is given to one organization that integrates environmental, health, and safety (EHS) management into core of its business operations and understands its crucial relationship with 3-part bottom line of people, planet, and profit. Final application submittals must be postmarked by May 31, 2013. Read More

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Society of Women Engineers earns construction innovation award.

December 17, 2012

National Building Museum will award Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology to Society of Women Engineers (SWE), which was chosen by jury in recognition of 60+ years of giving women engineers unique place and voice within engineering industry. Prize will be presented on February 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C., where SWE's Betty Shanahan will deliver "Diversity Fueling Innovation" lecture and discuss ways to promote under-represented populations in STEM professions. Read More