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Green Laser Pointer identifies dangerous chemical traces.

October 16, 2012

At Laser Science XXVIII, collocated with OSA's Annual Meeting – Frontier in Optics (FiO), an Israeli research team will present findings concerning development of portable Raman spectrometer capable of detecting minute traces of hazardous chemicals in real-time.  Able to first scan entire sample optically to locate individual particles of interest, spectrometer in question uses low-power, commercial green laser pointer that helps improve detection of inherently weak Raman signal. Read More

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Manufacturing Institute Coalition to train military veterans.

October 16, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute joined GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, and other business, digital, academic, and not-for-profit partners to launch Get Skills to Work coalition, which aims to train military veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing and to enhance American competitiveness. Initial investments will help 15,000 veterans translate military experience to corresponding advanced manufacturing opportunities and gain technical skills needed to qualify for careers in this growing sector. 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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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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FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus Engineering Guidelines have been revised.

October 15, 2012

FOUNDATION fieldbus System Engineering Guidelines (AG-181) features best practices and recommendations for complete FOUNDATION fieldbus installation, includes recommendations on topics from selecting cable to wiring installation, grounding, implementing plant asset management systems, and project management. New edition has been reformatted and reorganized to facilitate reading and information access. Also, some content was rewritten to include up-to-date information. Read More

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PMMI Exposition Director brings perspective to PACK EXPO.

October 15, 2012

In August, AJ Janosko joined PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, as director of expositions and as such is responsible for handling day-to-day show management. PMMI trade shows VP Jim Pittas called Janosko "critical to the effort" of February 2013 debut of EXPO PACK Guadalajara and said his knowledge of both the organizer and supplier experience was "a valuable asset." According to Janosko, "Exhibitors can expect this from me: Commitment, respect and trust." Read More

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IPC Conference addresses July 2014 deadline for RoHS compliance.

October 15, 2012

Taking place in Andover, MA from November 7–9, IPC Medical Industries Technical Conference: Lead-Free Reliability Readiness will provide working knowledge for successful lead (Pb)-free process implementation. Event will include full-day workshop as well as day-and-a-half technical conference. According to EPTAC Corporation VP Leo Lambert, "This conference will provide medical device manufacturers with a beneficial checklist for the leaded-to-lead-free conversion process." Read More