Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, will deliver 2015 International CES® keynote address focused on latest advances in autonomous vehicle technology. Dr. Zetsche will discuss its impact on society, mobility, and environment, as well as raise ideas and questions for the future. In addition to insights on future of Daimler Intelligence Drive, keynote will feature world-debut of a new car concept. Read More
During "The Economy and Its Impact on Trucking" panel discussion at annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chief Economist Bob Costello said trucking industry freight volumes continue to grow. He also warned, however, that looming driver shortage could hold back industry growth. Costello noted how driver shortage is making it difficult for industry to add trucks and cited turnover rise of 11% points to annualized rate of 103% in Q2. Read More
Announced jointly by IPC and SMTA, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference (November 18–20, 2014) focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Technical Conference keynote speaker Mark McMeen, VP of Technology at STI Electronics, will present on funded research with U.S. Military & Defense that quantifies effects of flux residues and other contaminants remaining under component terminations. Read More
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves, along with ATA's incoming chairman Duane Long and outgoing chairman Phil Byrd, opened Management Conference & Exhibition's (MC&E) grand exhibit hall, which features nearly 170 exhibitors. That number includes 20 companies exhibiting for first time. Long expressed awe over variety of technologies and services on display, while Byrd noted how MC&E exhibit hall floor catered to companies "looking for an edge."
During its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, EPA is engaging teams of college students to develop green infrastructure system designs to manage stormwater runoff, which pollutes streams, rivers, and lakes. Since 2012, more than 300 student teams have entered the competition. These teams, working with faculty advisors, develop green infrastructure project proposals for their campuses. Projects show how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the community and the environment. Read More
During ATAs' annual Management Conference & Exhibition, 7 executives were honored for notable service to the industry. They include: Bob Farrell of Automobile Carriers Conference; Bob Sculley of New Hampshire Motor Transport Association; Dale Bennett of Virginia Trucking Association; Dave Huneryager of Tennessee Trucking Association; Larry Johnson of Nebraska Trucking Association; Curtis Whalen of Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference; and Louis Campion of Maryland Motor Truck Association. Read More
Tooling U-SME presented its Platinum Education Center (TUPEC) designation to 6 community and technical colleges: Atlantic Technical College (FL); Fayetteville (NC) Technical Community College; Greenfield (MA) Community College; Kellogg Community College (MI); Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (OK); and Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute of Mesa Community College (AZ). Award honors facilities that serve as manufacturing industry models regarding outstanding learning culture development. Read More
To celebrate Manufacturing Day, AMT announced that it has donated a 3D printer to Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School to support interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program. To apply for 3D printer, school had to provide statement of need explaining why they were starting a STEM Program or describe program they had in place. They also had to identify specific projects that would keep machine in use and describe specific outcomes for students across departments. Read More