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IPC and SMTA announce conformal coating conference.

October 17, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 18–20, 2014, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will intensely focus on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Presentation topics will include: Research Methods for Mitigating Field Failures; Effect of Conformal Coating on Surface Mount ATC Reliability; Impact of Process Control in Pb-free to SnPb Reballing Techniques; and Tin Whisker Research on Causes and Mitigation. Read More

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Grantek joins MESA as Gold Keystone Sponsor.

October 17, 2014

MESA announced that Grantek Systems Integration, Inc., a leading provider of manufacturing IT services, integrated manufacturing automation, and plant maintenance services, has joined MESA as a Gold Keystone Sponsor. According to Mike Yost, president of MESA, Grantek brings a perspective that will strengthen the voice of the MESA community. Grantek will help MESA continue to bring value for member companies in addressing their diverse needs and drive important industry discussions for members. Read More

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Zentech Manufacturing earns Qualified Manufacturers Listing.

October 17, 2014

IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Zentech Manufacturing Inc., an electronics and engineering service firm in Baltimore, MD. Zentech met or exceeded requirements published in IPC-J-STD-001ES to ensure reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space and is now listed as an IPC-trusted source. Read More

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U.S. Fuel Economy reaches all-time high.

October 17, 2014

According to EPA report, model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 mpg — a 0.5 mpg increase over previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Fuel economy has now increased in 8 of last 9 years. Average carbon dioxide emissions are also at record low of 369 g/mile in model year 2013. EPA report, "Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 through 2014", tracks average fuel economy of new cars and SUVs sold in the U.S. Read More

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Marketing Procurement Course is offered by NLPA and SourceOne.

October 17, 2014

To empower procurement professionals to gain Marketing's cooperation and thereby increase cost savings for their organizations, Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) and SourceOne Management Services released "Adding Procurement Value to Marketing Spend." This single-lesson marketing procurement online express course, which can be completed in 30–60 min, guides procurement professionals step-by-step through key Marketing Procurement objectives. Read More

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SME and RIPPL3D.com announce Virtual Wind Turbine Challenge.

October 17, 2014

Since the Wind Turbine Challenge at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014 was such a success, a supplemental virtual challenge has been announced by RIPPL3D.com and SME Education Foundation to encourage students to continue engaging with 3D printing and technology. All schools that registered or attended Smartforce Student Summit are eligible to participate in this virtual challenge which will run through Oct 31. Completed builds will be tested and results uploaded to online leader board. Read More

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SME's NAMRI announces official call for papers.

October 17, 2014

SME's National American Manufacturing Research Institution invites papers for its 43rd North American Manufacturing Research Conference, which enables attendees to network, collaborate, and showcase manufacturing research among industry leaders and colleagues. Call for papers seeks reporting on original, basic, and applied research in manufacturing systems, processes, and machines; additive manufacturing; cyber-physical systems; and areas related to work of Professor Robert Hocken. Read More

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AIA to host 14th networking reception at VISION 2014.

October 16, 2014

AIA will hold its 14th networking reception for senior vision and imaging industry executives on November 5, 2014 during VISION 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. Trade group expects some 200 industry executives to be in attendance for event, which will feature an updated report on the North American machine vision market from AIA Director of Market Analysis, Alex Shikany. Read More