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Westfield Vo-Tech High School wins PRIME funding.

November 14, 2012

Manufacturing Technology Department at Westfield Vocational Technical High School, Westfield, MA, has been named a model school by SME Education Foundation through its PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing) program. As a PRIME school, Westfield Vo-Tech will receive funds totaling $35,000 for 3 years to support post-secondary scholarships, equipment upgrades, continuing education for instructors, and a STEM-based camp for middle school students. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2013 to offer 50 development courses.

November 14, 2012

Updates on industry concerns, challenges, and developments will be addressed in 50 IPC APEX EXPO® professional development courses, which will be offered in 2013 from February 17–18 and 21 at San Diego Convention Center. Each course, led by subject matter expert, runs for 3 hours. Specific issues will include those dealing with design, lead-free technology, materials, process improvement, solder joint reliability, and more. Courses will extend beyond theory to provide practical solutions. Read More

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Ulrich Turck Elected Chairman of Fieldbus Foundation's EMEA EAC.

November 13, 2012

Taking over for Jean-Marie Alliet, Ulrich Turck – Managing Director, Hans Turck GmbH and Co. KG and Turck Holding GmbH – has been elected as Chairman to Fieldbus Foundation's Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Executive Advisory Council (EAC) for next annual term of office. Fieldbus Foundation EMEA Operations VP Marc Van Pelt welcomed Turck to his new role, saying he looks forward to working with Ulrich on several FOUNDATION technology and marketing initiatives throughout EMEA region. Read More

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FAA Seeks Civil Penalty against Woodward, Inc. and subsidiary.

November 13, 2012

FAA is proposing $246,450 civil penalty against Woodward, Inc. and subsidiary HRT for allegedly failing to conduct requisite drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before transferring/hiring 12 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work. Additional allegations cover failure to include 6 individuals in random drug and alcohol testing pool; failure to administer return-to-duty drug test to one employee; and use of expired intoximeter bottle. Read More

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FAA seeks $205,250 civil penalty against Circor Aerospace, Inc.

November 12, 2012

FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $205,250 against Circor Aerospace, Inc., a Sylmar, CA-based aircraft repair station, for allegedly violating FAA drug and alcohol testing regulations. FAA alleges Circor failed to conduct required pre-employment drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before hiring 29 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work. FAA also alleges the company failed to include two individuals in its random drug and alcohol testing pool. Read More

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Web-Based Library offers SAE technical standards and papers.

November 12, 2012

SAE International offers its full complement of technical standards and papers in various subscription packages designed to meet needs of individuals and small businesses in mobility industry. Available through the SAE Digital Library, users can access and download technical information on AeroPaks, JPaks, TechSelect, J1939 Standards, and Aerospace Quality Standards. Web-based library offers 200,000+ standards, technical papers, eBooks, digital magazines, and related publications. Read More

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Top Automotive Manufacturers to exhibit at International CES.

November 12, 2012

Consumer Electronics Association announced a record number of automotive manufacturers will exhibit at upcoming 2013 International CES®, scheduled for January 8-11. Seven of the top 10 manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies on the CES show floor, including Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, and Subaru, which is exhibiting at CES for the first time in 2013. Automotive exhibits will cover more than 100,000 net sq-ft of exhibit space in 2013, up 5% over 2012 show. Read More

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AAMA Publishes QA Guidelines for polyamide thermal barriers.

November 12, 2012

AAMA has published QAG-2-12, Voluntary Quality Assurance Processing Guide for Polyamide Thermal Barriers. Developed to help architects, manufacturers, designers, and owners, this document establishes assembly guidelines for aluminum composites utilizing polyamide thermal barriers. Specific topics include handling and storage of polyamide thermal barriers, assembly equipment and machinery inspection, quality control, and handling and care of completed and assembled profiles. Read More