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ANSI 2011-2012 Annual Report now available.

October 17, 2012

ANSI's 2011-2012 annual report, titled Rapidly Changing World, informs stakeholders of ANSI's key initiatives and accomplishments over the past year. It also documents financial activities of the Institute during the same period. Report was delivered during ANSI's annual business meeting as part of World Standards Week 2012 series of events. Read More

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ANSI honors distinguished members of standardization community.

October 17, 2012

During 2012 ANSI Awards Banquet and Ceremony, ANSI honored leaders of U.S. and global voluntary standards-setting and conformity assessment community. Held annually, leadership and service awards program recognizes and honors creativity, dedication, and vision in field of standards and conformity assessment. Awards dinner was Held at Newseum Knight Conference Center in Washington, DC, and was one of many ANSI-sponsored events held in conjunction with World Standards Week 2012. Read More

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Free MCA Webinar addresses multi-axis motion control systems.

October 16, 2012

With the latest advances in network and processor technologies, it is now possible to provide solutions to many of the most demanding multi-axis motion control applications with a distributed architecture, reducing cost and increasing scalability and flexibility. On October 24 at 11:00 am EDT, MCA will hold free 1-hour webinar titled "Innovative Technologies for Multi-axis Motion Control Systems in Next Generation Testing Inspection Equipment." Read More

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World EMS Market Study shows recovery, forecasts growth in 2012.

October 16, 2012

Released by IPC, 2011–2012 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry shows that, following economic setbacks in 2009, world market for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) continued to recover in 2011 and 2012 and is projected to grow this year 9.4% globally and 8.9% in North America. Annual study, using data from 130 EMS participating operations, includes forecasts through 2016, covers business metrics by region, and examines trends in diverse categories. Read More

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RIA Convention will take place in Las Vegas, NV in 2013.

October 16, 2012

Restoration Industry Association's (RIA) 68th Annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo will be held April 23–25, 2013. Dwyer International CEO Dina Dwyer will deliver keynote address on April 24, and education sessions will cover such topics as emerging technologies, legal issues in current work environment, and creating successful sales teams. Event will also include second annual Martin L. King Golf Tournament, networking sessions, and the RIA Dinner and Awards Banquet. Read More

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ASTM Initiative to address environmental impact of products.

October 16, 2012

ASTM International announces new initiative as Program Operator for Product Category Rules (PCRs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), which will provide venue for developing PCRs and verifying EPDs. According to ASTM's Timothy Brooke, the program will offer "scientifically based, quantifiable information about product parameters such as resource consumption and ozone depletion" in hopes of helping businesses and consumers understand product's environmental impact. Read More

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ASC Membership Grows in 3Q 2012 by 7% to 123 companies.

October 16, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council welcomed 5 new members in 3Q 2012, pushing total membership to 123 companies. Representing different aspects of adhesive and sealant supply chain, new member companies include Selena (Manufacturer) of Elkhart, IN; Magnum Venus Plastech (Equipment Supplier) of Clearwater, FL; Red Devil (Manufacturer) of Pryor, OK; Cox North America (Equipment Supplier) of Haslett, MI; and QingDao Higree Chemical Co Ltd. (Affiliate Supplier) of QianDao, Shandong, China. Read More

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Session 1 Agenda announced for cleaning and coating conference.

October 16, 2012

IPC and SMTA have jointly announced the agenda for Session 1 of the High-Reliability Cleaning and Coating Conference, which will take place November 13–15, 2012 in Chicago, IL. Focused on electronics assembly reliability as well as influence of cleaning and coating upon producing reliable hardware, conference will feature first session, chaired by Dr. Craig Hillman of DfR, that introduces super-hydrophobic coatings that protect circuits from damaging effects of moisture/water intrusion. Read More