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IPC Seeks Technical Conference Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2016.

August 25, 2015

IPC invites researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit 300-word technical conference abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2016, which will take place March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV. Papers and presentations are being sought on design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment, and awards will be presented for "Best Paper" to recognize exceptional achievement. Deadline for technical conference paper abstracts is September 14, 2015. Read More

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WEEC to address new world of energy management.

August 25, 2015

Scheduled for Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2015, World Energy Engineering Congress will cover total spectrum of energy management and alternative energy technologies for the commercial, institutional, municipal, industrial, and government marketplace. Conference contains 14 tracks with over 260 speakers from more than 20 different countries. Some session highlights include: green and high performance buildings, renewable energy and sustainable development, emerging energy trends, and energy security. Read More

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NASA Building Satellite Mission to improve hurricane forecasting.

August 25, 2015

As constellation of 8 microsatellites, Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will improve hurricane forecasting by making measurements of ocean surface winds in and near eye wall of tropical cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes throughout their life cycle. Scientists will be able to probe inner core of hurricanes using direct and reflected signals from existing GPS satellites, and satellite interaction will provide new image of wind speeds over entire tropics every few hours. Read More

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ASTM Committee invites papers for 2017 symposium.

August 24, 2015

ASTM International Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals invites papers for symposium on Recent Advances in Electrochemical Techniques for Field Corrosion Monitoring and Laboratory Corrosion Measurements. In addition to providing forum for discussing advances in electrochemical techniques, symposium will identify opportunities to develop new standards on specific techniques and methodologies, and promote use of electrochemical techniques in field application. Read More

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IT Industry's Renewable Energy Procurement is set to climb.

August 24, 2015

According to NREL's report, "Renewable Electricity Use by the U.S. Information and Communication Technology Industry," percentage of renewable electricity purchased by U.S. companies in the ICT sector is growing. NREL's analysis discovered that 113 ICT companies in the U.S. collectively consumed more than 59 million MWh of electricity in 2014, 14% of which came from renewable electricity. By 2020, the 113 companies may procure from 18.5–37 million MWh of renewable electricity. Read More

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PMMI Reveals DuPont P&IP as Title Sponsor for PACK Gives Back.

August 24, 2015

For its second consecutive year, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) will be title sponsor for PACK gives BACK™ at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015. Annual fundraiser, taking place Sept 28, will feature recording artists Chicago, and portion of ticket proceeds will support Fisher House Foundation and Nevada's first Fisher House comfort home. PMMI's Charles D. Yuska said PACK gives BACK is where processing and packaging supply chain people "come together for a good cause." Read More

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IPC Releases Amendment to printed board materials specification.

August 24, 2015

As amendment to IPC-4101D, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards, IPC-4101D-WAM1 delivers trending information for base materials used for rigid and multilayer printed boards. This revised standard, released by IPC, also covers requirements for laminate or prepreg base materials primarily used for rigid and multilayer printed boards for electrical and electronic circuits. There are also 64 individual, keyword-searchable specification sheets and one new table. Read More

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NREL helps federal agencies reach new efficiency targets.

August 24, 2015

Under goal established by Executive Order 13693, titled "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade," federal agencies have until 2025 to get at least 30% of their electricity via renewable sources. Developed by NREL as a starting point, REopt Renewable Energy Optimization tool is an energy-planning platform that shows agencies which renewable energy projects make the most economic or technical sense for a building or site, and helps them prioritize how to meet energy targets. Read More

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NEMA reaffirms electric lamp standard.

August 24, 2015

NEMA reaffirmed ANSI C78.20-2003 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—A, G, PS, and Similar Shapes with E26 Medium Screw Bases. Standard sets forth physical and electrical characteristics of the group of incandescent lamps that have A, G, PS, and similar bulb shapes with E26 single- and double-contact medium screw bases, including reduced-wattage versions. Last reaffirmed in 2007, standard was developed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee for Electric Lamps. Read More

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MetalForming Magazine to hold conference on ERP software.

August 21, 2015

MetalForming magazine announces The Manufacturing ERP Experience—a conference that will provide small to midsized manufacturing companies with information on new business-management software for inventory and order management, costing, scheduling, and more. Scheduled for October 6–7, 2015, event includes case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects; demonstrations from 8 suppliers of ERP software; and keynotes on latest trends and developments in ERP software. Read More

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AAMA Updates Requirements for steel hardware component coatings.

August 21, 2015

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated and released AAMA 907, Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows, Doors, and Skylights, which specifies requirements for corrosion resistant coatings on carbon steels. Re-worked to be more performance focused and less prescriptive, update includes new test report section and clarified scope. Specification does not imply specific service life or cover fasteners. Read More

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AIChE Gala spotlights excellence in chemical process safety.

August 21, 2015

Scheduled for November 3, AlChE's 2015 Gala: Leading the Way to a Safer World, will honor Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation; Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company; and Mark J. Costa, Chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Company. Event will raise funds for global Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative, which is designed to ensure that chemical engineering graduates are equipped with process safety knowledge when they enter workforce. Read More

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NEMA reaffirms electric lamps standard.

August 20, 2015

NEMA reaffirmed ANSI C78.1452-2004 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Projection Lamps—Vocabulary. Standard provides definitions for wide range of terms used in design, manufacturing, and application of photographic lamps, and serves as common reference for all ANSI lamp standards in C78.1400 series. Document includes standards and specifications for electric lamps of all types, including electrical values necessary for limitations in operation, regulation, and starting of lamps. Read More

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EPA and DOJ settle with DELCORA.

August 20, 2015

EPA and DOJ announced settlement with Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows to the Delaware River and its tributaries. Based on information submitted by DELCORA, EPA estimates that the Authority could spend as much as $200 million to implement an overflow control plan that complies with terms of Clean Water Act. DELCORA must also pay $1.375 million penalty for prior violations. Read More

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IPC Arranges Visit between congressman, Juki Automation Systems.

August 20, 2015

As coordinated by IPC, Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) met with executives and employees of Juki Automation Systems at its facility in Fremont, CA. During his visit, Rep. Honda toured said facility and met with staff to discuss current state of the manufacturing industry and such policy issues as federal efforts to develop National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Honda was active cosponsor of Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, which authorized series of NNMI institutes to be established throughout USA. Read More

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PTDA's SHOR shows Q1 sales increase for PT/MC industry.

August 19, 2015

Inaugural quarterly Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) shows power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributor sales up 6.1% in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014. Likewise, PT/MC manufacturer sales rose 7.8%. Developed in conjunction with ITR Economics, PTDA's quarterly SHOR collects 2 years of company sales data each quarter from PT/MC distributors and manufacturers and presents aggregate results in customized reports. SHOR also includes both historical trends and 3-year projection. Read More

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NEMA Standard assists fitting manufacturers.

August 19, 2015

NEMA has published ANSI/NEMA FB 1-2014 Fittings, Cast Metal Boxes, and Conduit Bodies for Conduit, Electrical Metallic Tubing, and Cable. Standard assists fittings manufacturers in complying with third-party test requirements and assures compatibility with mating components of the electrical system. Last published in 2012, standard was developed by Conduit Fittings Section and is for manufacturers of conduit and cable fittings and cast metal boxes. Read More

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas CTT offers automation edification.

August 19, 2015

Taking place September 28–30, PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 will host The Center for Trends & Technology (CTT) in Booth C–4829 featuring such session topics as compliance, serialization, and line optimization. Eight presentations on specific topics will be repeated daily, and kiosks and interactive display will be used to present ways automation technologies help companies achieve operational objectives. Also, attendees will be able to connect with subject matter experts to gain understanding. Read More

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WESTEC 2015 highlights medical manufacturing innovations.

August 19, 2015

In preparation for WESTEC 2015, SME has released details about the Medical Manufacturing Innovations Series. During keynote, Gerardo de la Concha, vice president of Mexico operations at Medtronic, will share insight from his company's experience spearheading a skunkworks project to reverse engineer and develop a medical device using Nitinol, a metal alloy of nickel and titanium with the unique properties of shape memory and super elasticity. Read More

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NREL leads effort to get traffic moving in right direction.

August 19, 2015

NREL will serve as lead organization in developing a tool travelers and transportation officials can use in helping guide people through a city in most energy-efficient way. Connected Traveler project will use real-time traffic and GPS data, along with simulations that take into account demographic information and trips via ride-sharing programs. Real-time information delivered via smartphone would give traveler options such as changing departure time/route, taking mass transit, or carpooling. Read More