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New ISO Standard aids design of energy-saving residences.

November 7, 2012

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 205, Building environment design, developed new International Standard – ISO 13153:2012, Framework of the design process for energy-saving single-family residential and small commercial buildings – that provides framework for effective consideration of energy-saving approaches to building of residences and small commercial buildings during various design process stages. Standard also includes 3 annexes intended to facilitate effective usage. Read More

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ASTM International launches Professor's Tool Kit.

November 7, 2012

ASTM International has announced a new academic offering for university professors to include technical standards as part of their engineering and business curricula. Professor's Tool Kit includes: 5 scripted PowerPoint modules; sample syllabi and standards; short videos on the value of standards and student membership in ASTM; articles about standards education; ASTM industry sector overviews; standards case studies; and informational brochures on membership/benefits. Read More

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Standards cover insulated apparel and tensile membrane structures.

November 7, 2012

ANSI/ISEA 201-2012, Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments, provides apparel manufacturers, purchasers, and wearers with parameters whereby cold weather clothing can be measured, certified, and specified, so employees can choose the right workwear for their needs. ASCE 55-10, Tensile Membrane Structures, provides minimum criteria for design and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures, including frame structures. Read More

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SME Digital Design Award Winners named at RAPID 2012.

November 7, 2012

Announced at SME RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition, winners of 2012 Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition included 3 entries from University of Louisville, KY. In high school category, 2 winners were announced from Cedar Falls High School in Iowa. Contestants were required to design products representing working prototypes, usable in another assembly, with geometry defined using 3D CAD system capable of producing stereolithography files. Read More

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Sanjay Huprikar Joins IPC as VP of member success.

November 7, 2012

Having joined IPC staff as vice president of member success, Sanjay Huprikar will be responsible for membership, member support, events, industry councils, and market research. IPC president and CEO John Mitchell noted Huprikar's "years of leadership and expertise in sales, strategy, and customer care in the electronics industry" and added that his "engineering experience, entrepreneurial style, and professional accomplishments make him an excellent choice for this position." Read More

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OPC Technology Summit highlights OPC solutions and benefits.

November 6, 2012

OPC Technology Summit concluded on Oct 18, after multi-day program that brought together OPC technologists, solution providers, and end-users to discuss next-generation OPC Unified Architecture technology. Summit kicked off with OPC UA technology overview and value proposition presentation, and included OPC UA Technology Roadmap presentation featuring technologists from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Yokogawa, who mapped out their companies’ OPC UA adoption strategies. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for September 2012.

November 6, 2012

According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 5.3% in Sept 2012 from Sept 2011. Bookings decreased 1.8% year over year, and book-to-bill ratio slipped to 1.00. Compared to Sept 2011, flexible circuit shipments were down 19.9%, and bookings were down 20.9%  In addition, flexible circuit book-to-bill ratio dropped to 0.71. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, shipments were down 6.7% and bookings decreased 3.3% , compared to Sept 2011. Read More

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RIA announces milestone for Certified Robot Integrator program.

November 6, 2012

Ten leading system integrators have received the Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. In order to become certified, integrators go through rigorous process which includes on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel among other important criteria. Achieving certification provides way for integrators to showcase their capabilities and experience as well as benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Read More