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Manufacturing Institute, PMPA Partner to expand Right Skills Now.

October 12, 2012

Manufacturing Institute has partnered with PMPA to expand Right Skills Now, fast-track machining training program aligned to NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System. PMPA Executive Director Mike Duffin said industry's greatest challenge lies in developing skilled workforce and that PMPA, The Manufacturing Institute, and partners of Right Skills Now will make positive difference in developing skilled workforce needed to keep manufacturing competitive in North America. Read More

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PACK EXPO Conference to unveil pharma market research.

October 11, 2012

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, PMMI will present its latest research on the pharmaceutical/medical device marketplace. Session will compare and contrast pharmaceutical manufacturing world of 2012 with that of 2008, which is when PMMI last produced a similar report. Research will highlight trends that are impacting the manufacturing environment and challenging pharmaceutical producers — the effects they are having today, and those likely to be seen in the future. Read More

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PACK EXPO to highlight traceability and serialization.

October 11, 2012

Counterfeit drugs continue to be a major problem in the global pharmaceutical market. During PACK EXPO International 2012, brand owners can see new technology to mitigate vulnerabilities in the drug supply. Pharmaceutical Pavilion will feature latest advances in labeling, filling, and inspection systems as well as blister packaging, flexible pouches, tubes, and closures. Serving as networking hub, Rx Lounge will allow attendees to share ideas and engage in dialogue with suppliers. Read More

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EPA announces e-filing system for environmental reviews.

October 11, 2012

With e-NEPA online system, federal agencies can submit environmental impact statements electronically, eliminating need to mail or deliver copies to EPA headquarters, which reduces printing, shipping and delivery costs. Process also improves transparency, allowing EPA to post EIS documents to website. As of October 1, 2012, all agencies are required to use e-NEPA filing system.
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Research suggests Heisenberg's original formulation is wrong.

October 11, 2012

Researchers from University of Toronto set up apparatus to measure polarization of a pair of entangled photons. Their main goal was to quantify how much the act of measuring polarization disturbed the photons, which they did by observing light particles both before and after measurement. Results were published online in journal Physical Review Letters and researchers will present their findings at OSA's Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics, Oct. 14 -18. Read More

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SmartDrive named ATA featured product.

October 11, 2012

During ATA's annual Management Conference and Exhibition, SmartDrive will be one of hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating products for trucking industry. By incorporating real-time, in-vehicle video with data from onboard computer diagnostics, SmartDrive helps fleets improve drivers' performance, reducing crashes and improving fuel efficiency. System shows safety directors and dispatchers when, where, and how vehicles are being driven while giving drivers real-time, in-cab feedback. Read More

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Automate 2013 Conference Registration now open.

October 11, 2012

Scheduled for Jan 21-24, Automate 2013 will feature sessions geared to small and medium sized companies who are new users or considering robotics, vision, motion control, and other automation technologies. Other key topics will include fundamentals of robotics and fundamentals of vision, new developments in industrial robot safety, new motor and drive technologies, robotics system integration, motion control technology for increasing throughput, and practical applications using vision guided robots. Read More

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Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference Registration is now open.

October 11, 2012

Scheduled for Nov 27-29, 2012 Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference will include workshops designed to communicate current best practices for maximizing energy efficiency and balancing cost issues for hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Breakthrough presentations will showcase innovative approaches and emerging technologies in energy efficient fluid power design and maintenance. During roundtable discussions, peers can share specific challenges and get expert advice from facilitators. Read More