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IPC revises SMT design and land pattern standard.

July 28, 2010

IPC has released IPC-7351B, Generic Requirements for Surface Mount Design and Land Pattern Standard, with updated guidance on requirements of land pattern geometries used with SMT electronic components, as well as design recommendations for achieving best possible solder joints. It also has new component families and lead forms that include microminiature flat-lead and no-lead components. Padstack standard naming convention and IPC-7351B Land Pattern Calculator(TM) on CD-ROM are included. Read More

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IPC and Canon Communications open Electronics Midwest registration.

July 27, 2010

Electronics Midwest will take place in Rosemont, IL, September 28-30, 2010, with online registration now open. Opening session, Designing Electronics for Tomorrow and Manufacturing with Sustainability in Mind, will be presented by Carol Handwerker, Sc.D. Event will also include technical conference on electronics sustainability, 5 professional development workshops, and more than 70 standards development meetings, as well as live working assembly line on show floor. Read More

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AIA urges Congress to pass NASA Authorization Act of 2010.

July 27, 2010

According to statement made by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, AIA is pleased that the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Science and Technology Committee have completed work on their respective versions of the NASA authorization bill. Because many companies will be making staffing decisions for fiscal 2011 in the next month, a quickly completed NASA authorization bill is absolutely critical for health and future vitality of U.S. space industry. Read More

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ASHRAE names new distinguished lecturers.

July 27, 2010

ASHRAE named 10 Distinguished Lecturers who speak on topics that impact HVAC/R industry. Lecturers include ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E.; Armando Chamorro, CTH Environmental Solutions; David John, P.E., Metal Industries; Bryant Lampley, P.E., Envirotrol; Apichit Lumlertpongpana, P.E., I.T.C. Co; Thomas Meyer, P.E., Praxis Green; James Newman, Newman Consulting Group; James Tauby, P.E., Mason Industries; Kecha Thirakomen, P.E., EEC Engineering Network; and R. Vijayakumar, Ph.D., Aerfil. Read More

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AIA urges Senate to ratify Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty.

July 27, 2010

According to statement made by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, AIA welcomes President Obama's remarks urging ratification of U.S.-UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty made in a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Ratification of treaties goes hand-in-hand with Obama administration's plan to modernize export controls, and is important for both national security and economic stability in the United States. Read More

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American Students win international rocket contest fly-off.

July 27, 2010

Student rocketeers from France, United Kingdom, and United States competed in Third Annual Transatlantic Rocketry Challenge. Four-member team from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA posted best score to win the international fly-off. Horsforth School in Leeds, England placed second and French team was unable to launch its rocket. Members of U.S. team include Brendan Stoeckl, Jordan Franssen, Nate Bernhardt, Tyler Funk, and team advisor Brian Osmolinski. Read More

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Workholding Shipments are up 7.7% from first quarter 2010.

July 27, 2010

According to Workholding Market Data Report, shipments of workholding equipment are up 46.3% from second quarter 2009. Domestic shipments by 37 companies participating in this report total $45.7 million, while exports amount to $8.1 million. This also translates to respective increases of 7.4% and 9.4% from first quarter 2010. In addition to increasing shipments destined for Midwest, Central Northeast, South, and West regions, second quarter 2010 employment levels also increased. Read More

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William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal presented to David Franklin.

July 26, 2010

ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys presented David G. Franklin, Ph.D., with ASTM International William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal. As ASTM fellow, Franklin was recognized for achievements in nuclear fuel component performance through leadership and work on creep, corrosion, and hydriding and their consequences as well as his years of service to B10. Most of his career was spent researching, developing, and following cores in nuclear reactors. Read More

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FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus Developer Training offered in September.

July 26, 2010

Scheduled for Sept 21, "Introduction to FOUNDATION Fieldbus" course will provide students with basic concepts and new terminology related to FOUNDATION integrated architecture. Special emphasis is placed on design issues such as power requirements, device types, and topologies. "Advanced Principles of FOUNDATION Fieldbus", scheduled for Sept 22-24, is designed for manufacturers and developers of fieldbus hardware and software. It addresses basic bus monitor as well as H1 and HSE communications. Read More

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ASTM announces 2010 Graduate Scholarship winners.

July 26, 2010

A Ph.D. candidate and research and graduate teaching assistant in mechanical engineering at Mississippi State, Shakhrukh Ismonov focuses on 3-D fatigue crack growth modeling, assessment of closure measurement techniques, and influence of residual stress fields on fatigue crack growth. Scott Hamel, a Ph.D. candidate, research and teaching assistant in civil engineering department at University of Wisconsin, does research on long-term creep of wood-plastic composites. Read More

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NIST Arrays are step toward mass production of nanowires.

July 26, 2010

Stepping toward reliable mass production of semiconductor nanowires for millionths-of-a-meter-scale devices, NIST Researchers have cultivated thousands of nanocrystals in what looks like pinscreen or pin art on silicon. Latest experiments, described in Advanced Functional Materials, maintained purity and defect-free crystal structure of NIST nanowires while controlling diameter and placement better than has been reported by other groups for catalyst-based nanowires. Read More

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2010 Electronics Midwest. is open for registration.

July 26, 2010

Taking place at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from September 28-30, Electronics Midwest will host exhibition as well as IPC technical conference on electronics sustainability, workshops on new standards and assembly materials, and IPC standards development meetings. Conference and workshops will present ideas and solutions to companies in electronics assembly and printed board design and manufacturing industries. Read More

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Dan Edwards receives award from ASTM International.

July 26, 2010

ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products has presented Dan Edwards, director of technical resources at Big R Bridge in Colleyville, Texas, with the Kenneth J. Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award for exceptional service to the committee and its subcommittees. Edwards, who joined ASTM International in 1987, specializes in corrugated pipe drainage systems and structural plate bridge structures. Read More

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Letter to Speaker Pelosi addresses Making it in America plan.

July 26, 2010

AEM president Dennis Slater's open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges her to meet with AEM regarding her new strategy concerning US manufacturing. In addition to applauding her focus on the initiative, he suggests the need to hear out AEM and its member companies' beliefs on manufacturing strategy and job growth. Two suggestions include rebuilding and modernizing US infrastructure and exporting products to new global markets. Read More

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The MHEDA Journal unveils online experience for readers.

July 26, 2010

Located at www.TheMhedaJournal.org, The MHEDA Journal's website provides interactive community that allows for real-time news posting and reader input. In addition to being updated with new articles and news stories several times per week, site includes link on homepage that takes readers to MHEDA Edge, a section specifically for edgier, thought-provoking articles. Website additionally includes Editors' blogs, live Twitter feed, and comment section. Read More

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MHEDA Edge is exclusively integrated with MHEDA Journal.

July 26, 2010

Material formerly featured in MHEDA Edge - online magazine for professionals in forklift, storage and handling, conveyor, and general material handling industries - will now be found via The MHEDA Journal (www.themhedajournal.org). Located on its homepage, On The Edge section features controversial topics surrounding industry. All visitors can comment, and remainder of TMJ site provides interactive community that allows for real-time news posting and reader interaction. Read More

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Pack Expo Processing Zone Sell-Out denotes industry support.

July 26, 2010

Exhibit space in The Processing Zone at PACK EXPO International 2010, to be held October 31 through November 3 in Chicago, IL, is sold out. This special exhibit area in Lakeside Center will include 150+ companies exhibiting in over 70,000 ft². According to Jim Pittas, PMMI vice president, tradeshows, "sold-out status of The Processing Zone is a clear indicator of the processing industry's support for PACK EXPO's integrated, total systems approach." Read More

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EPA Grants hope to spur new clean diesel technologies.

July 23, 2010

US EPA awarded $5.6 million for emerging technologies projects as part of its summer-long roll out of $120 million in clean diesel grants. Awards will provide opportunities to advance emerging technologies in marketplace as well as support both environmental innovation and green jobs to reduce diesel emissions. According tot EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, "EPA is promoting innovations that will not only create jobs, but also keep dangerous pollution out of the air we breathe." Read More

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John G. Banker receives medal from ASTM International.

July 23, 2010

John G. Banker, VP of customers and technology at Dynamic Materials Corp in Boulder, CO, has received the William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the scientific, technological, or commercial aspects of zirconium production and utilization, and encourages future efforts, studies, and research. A member of ASTM International since 1996, Banker assumed his role at Dynamic Materials in 2000 and specializes in explosion metalworking. Read More

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ASHRAE President testifies on federal building efficiency.

July 23, 2010

U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement held a hearing to examine federal government's role in greening buildings. Testifying at the hearing, ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger said that, "over the years significant progress has been made in the federal, commercial, and residential sectors, and we are poised to embark on a new era of energy efficiency and taxpayer dollar stewardship that will lead us to net-zero-energy buildings." Read More