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PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference to feature business-centric program.

March 24, 2015

Registration is open for PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference, which will be held June 4–5, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Key decision makers of Canadian Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) industry will gather for business networking, business market-driven education, and manufacturer industry showcase. Business speakers will deliver market updates on mining and manufacturing industries, and entertainer Arthur Black will close out this event. Read More

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HI and Ambeone DMCC-Dubai sign joint pump training partnership.

March 24, 2015

Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) signed joint training partnership agreement with Ambeone DMCC/Marketways Arabia, located in Dubai, UAE, that will bring first ever Pump Systems Optimization Course (PSO) course to Middle East. Targeting oil and refinery sector as well as building services and hospitality industry, program teaches participants to identify pumping systems energy savings opportunities and how to reduce annual costs related to water and energy consumption. Read More

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ASLA launches World Landscape Architecture Month.

March 24, 2015

ASLA, in collaboration with the International Federation of Landscape Architects, is unveiling World Landscape Architecture Month in April, formerly National Landscape Architecture Month. Participants will celebrate landscape architecture by engaging their communities through the #WLAM2015 social media campaign. ASLA's chapters will also introduce the profession to schools and connect with IFLA member organizations in other countries via Skype and social media. Read More

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NEMA publishes roadway and area lighting standard.

March 24, 2015

ANSI C136.14-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Elliptically Shaped, Enclosed Side-mounted Luminaires covers dimensional, maintenance, and light distribution features that permit interchange of enclosed, side-mounted luminaires for horizontal-burning HID lamps and other light sources. Revisions include requirements for light sources other than HID, updated references, updated language to reflect committee preference, and requirements for ingress protection. Read More

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IPC Survey assesses Pb vs Pb-free costs and supply chain risks.

March 24, 2015

"Fast facts" survey launched by IPC will provide data with which to assess current state of supply chain for military electronics suppliers and issues surrounding trend toward lead (Pb)-free electronics. Open to participation by all manufacturers of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic assemblies for military or aerospace applications, this confidential survey will be available until March 27. Responses are confidential, and only aggregate data will be published in report. Read More

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IBM Researchers attach silicon photonic chips to processor.

March 24, 2015

Scientists at IBM Research have established method to integrate silicon photonic chips with processor in same package, avoiding need for transceiver assemblies. Method is scalable and enables simultaneous interfacing of many optical connections between silicon photonic chip and system. New technique, which will be presented March 25 at OFC Conference and Exposition, should lower cost and increase performance, energy efficiency, and size of future data centers, supercomputers, and cloud systems. Read More

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BIO urges Governor Hickenlooper to sign critical legislation.

March 24, 2015

BIO and Colorado BioScience Association call upon Governor Hickenlooper to sign legislation to create pathway for substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Senate Bill 71 includes transparent communication on all biologic medicines dispensed in order to maintain consistent and complete medical record. It seeks to properly preserve patient access to accurate prescription information, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. Read More

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Annual Aviation Forecast sees steady growth over 20 years.

March 24, 2015

FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years 2015 to 2035 indicates U.S. aviation system will continue to grow over next 2 decades as based on increased Revenue Passenger Miles, U.S. air carrier Load Factors, passenger counts, and air cargo traffic. According to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, improving economy bodes well for USA's air transportation system. Huerta also noted continuing deployment of NextGen technologies and procedures for safely and efficiently meeting increasing airspace demands. Read More

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BSA Annual Convention will feature "Relationships Matter" theme.

March 24, 2015

Theme of Relationships Matter will be represented at Bearing Specialists Association's (BSA) 2015 Annual Convention by bringing together top leadership of authorized bearing distributors and bearing manufacturers and offering opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners. Taking place in Amelia Island, FL from May 2–5, event will also offer industry updates from BSA and ABMA as well as BSA's Conference Table Session. Read More

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SPE Adds 6 Candidates to Honored Service Members list.

March 23, 2015

At SPE ANTEC® 2015, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will introduce 6 new Honored Service Members being recognized for their contributions to SPE. Candidates are those who've demonstrated long-term, outstanding service to, and support of, SPE and its objectives. New honorees are Dr. Paul Andersen; Dr. Brian Landes; Dr. Prithu Mukhopadhyay; Kimberly Rush; John R. Wagner, Jr.; and Mark P. Wolverton. Only 316 members received Honored Service Member recognition since its 1992 establishment. Read More

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Tom Brokaw to deliver keynote at BIO International Convention.

March 23, 2015

Legendary television journalist and author Tom Brokaw will deliver keynote address at 2015 BIO International Convention®, June 15–18 in Philadelphia, PA. Tom Brokaw has spent his entire celebrated journalistic career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau. He has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys, and lifetime achievement recognition. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read More

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NEMA Publishes transformer-rated meter test switch/plug standard.

March 20, 2015

Published by NEMA, ANSI C12.9-2014 Standard for Test Switches and Plugs for Transformer-Rated Meters encompasses dimensions and functions of meter test switches used with transformer-rated watt hour meters in conjunction with instrument transformers as well as test plugs used in conjunction with test switch. This edition includes specifications for test jacks used in conjunction with test switches to ensure proper and safe operation. Read More

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Upgraded MFGDAY.com Website offers more resources.

March 20, 2015

Partners responsible for producing Manufacturing DaySM at the national level announced the refresh of its website, MFGDAY.com. Users can now sign up to host events, find MFG DAY® events in their areas, and learn more about sponsorship opportunities through the updated interactive site. With user-friendly links to social media channels, scholarships, and success stories, potential participants, manufacturers, educators, and students can better collaborate and access important industry resources. Read More

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Motor Efficiency Regulation Webinars explain DOE revision impacts.

March 20, 2015

NEMA Motor & Generator Section will host webinars, Scheduled for April 16 at 2 pm EST and April 20 at 10 am EST, related to U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) motor regulation taking effect June 1, 2016. DOE amended Section 431 of federal energy code covering efficiency of electric motors, and NEMA Motor & Generator Section's Energy Management Committee Chairman Rob Boteler and Immediate Past Chairman John Malinowski will explain impact of said amendment to end-users and OEMs in USA. Read More

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Vinyl Saves Lives Project to benefit American Red Cross.

March 20, 2015

Vinyl (PVC) industry and its leaders have selected American Red Cross International Services to benefit from week-long "Vinyl Saves Lives" project and demonstration during NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase (March 23–37 in Orlando, FL). Project will ask showcase's 60,000 attendees to support American Red Cross in its fight against Ebola and demonstrate how vinyl serves as critical component in manufacture of hundreds of medical products and therefore saving lives. Read More

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Silicon Photonic Switch to be presented at OFC 2015.

March 19, 2015

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have developed a novel silicon photonic switch, which is the largest-scale and lowest-energy loss switch reported to date. It features switching time of sub-micro seconds and broad bandwidth of hundreds of nanometers. Measuring 1 x 1 cm, switch has 50 input and 50 output channels, for total of 2,500 switching elements. Researchers will present switching innovation on March 23, 2015 during Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition. Read More

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ASC Partners with NAM for June 2015 congressional Fly-In.

March 19, 2015

ASC will join National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM) Manufacturing Summit as sponsor and invites members to participate. NAM Fly In enables ASC members to join 400+ business leaders as they advocate on behalf of pro-manufacturing policies with both Legislative and Administration level officials. This first official ASC Fly-In is part of ASC's Long Range Plan tied to Unified Industry Voice strategy. NAM Manufacturing Summit will be held June 2–3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Read More

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HST '15 to feature hands-free radioactivity detection unit.

March 18, 2015

Attendees at the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security will have the opportunity to see a new hands-free portable radioactivity detection unit that is carried in 22-lb backpack and doesn't depend on wand. Scheduled for April 14–16, 2015, event will bring together leading researchers and innovators working on technologies designed to deter and prevent homeland attacks, protect critical infrastructures and people, mitigate damage, and expedite recovery. Read More

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AASHTO introduces plan to reduce roadway fatalities.

March 17, 2015

AASHTO has joined the National Strategy on Highway Safety Toward Zero Deaths effort, which was created by a steering committee cooperative that includes numerous organizations committed to reducing annual U.S. traffic fatalities from more than 33,000 to zero. TZD Plan provides organizations in fields of engineering, law enforcement, education, and emergency medical services with initiatives and safety countermeasures designed to save lives. Read More

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IPC crowns winner of Hand Soldering World Championship.

March 17, 2015

IPC's Hand Soldering World Championship at IPC APEX EXPO® drew 8 victors from competitions in China, Europe, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the U.S. Participants were challenged with building a functional electronics assembly within 1-hour time limit. Completing championship round with a nearly perfect score of 247 points out of 248, Min Seok Kim, Samsung Thales Company Limited (Korea), was crowned champion, earning $1,000 cash prize and Metcal MX5210 soldering station. Read More