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Industry Groups Contribute Educational Programming to PACK EXPO.

July 23, 2012

With its "Educate. Innovate. Advance." theme, 2012 Conference at PACK EXPO will offer packaging and processing professionals actionable insight into trends and issues driving industry. Event will be held in conjunction with PACK EXPO International 2012, from October 28-31 in McCormick Place, Chicago. Keeping with customer-centric approach to delivering innovation, multiple conference sessions will be offered that address attendees' specific areas of interest. Read More

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NEMA urges action on pending "fiscal cliff".

July 23, 2012

NEMA called on Congress and White House to rise above partisanship to find common ground to avoid "fiscal cliff" threatening nation's economy, solvency, defense, and vital operations. The "fiscal cliff" is a perfect storm of tax, spending, and debt deadlines at the end of 2012. Private economists and bipartisan Congressional Budget Office have warned that simultaneous tax increases and spending cuts at beginning of 2013 could push economy back into recession. Read More

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HI Updates Guideline for allowable operating region standard.

July 23, 2012

Hydraulic Institute (HI) updated 1997 edition of ANSI/HI standard on allowable operating region for centrifugal and vertical pumps and published ANSI/HI 9.6.3 - 2012 Rotodynamic (Centrifugal and Vertical) Pumps - Guideline for Allowable Operating Region. Updated guideline discusses effects of operation at flow rates greater or less than flow rate at best efficiency point. It also defines preferred operating region and allowable operating region for rotodynamic pump types. Read More

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LME 2012 expands educational offerings.

July 23, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 23-24, LIA's Lasers for Manufacturing Event 2012 will provide attendees vital guidance on how to create effective and efficient laser-based production systems. Event will include 3 new courses addressing fundamentals of laser additive manufacturing, cutting, and robotics as well as two 2-hour tutorials focusing on welding and joining and ultrafast laser processes. Running concurrently with LME 2012, 2-day Laser Welding and Joining Workshop will feature 18 presentations. Read More

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IPC to Launch Educational Campaign on ITAR and PCBs.

July 23, 2012

On July 25, IPC will launch its educational campaign - Follow the Law, Protect the Board - to raise awareness and compliance with federal regulations on export of PCBs designed for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controlled equipment. Campaign kick-off meeting will take place in Washington, D.C., and IPC will also unveil white paper, Applicability of U.S. Defense Trade Controls to Printed Boards, authored by Peter Lichtenbaum. Read More

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LIA recaps LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2012.

July 23, 2012

With total exhibition area of 23,000 m², LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2012 was divided into several exhibit segments such as Laser Systems for Production Engineering, Laser and Optronics, Imaging and Optical Metrology, Optics and Optical Manufacturing. According to figures, 475 exhibitors from 19 countries and districts exhibited at tradeshow, an increase of 31.6% compared with 2011. Number of professional visitors exceeded expectation and reached 34,326, a 19% growth over last year. Read More

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Patrick Franc Named Chairman of Aluminum Association.

July 20, 2012

Patrick M. Franc, President and CEO of Louisville, KY-based Tri-Arrows Aluminum, Inc., will immediately assume position of Aluminum Association Chairman through Fall of 2013. According to Aluminum Association President Heidi Brock cited Franc's leadership experience and industry knowledge as "invaluable" to future efforts to promote aluminum as sustainable material for fuel-efficient transportation, green building products, and consumer packaging. Read More

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NASA Partner SpaceX completes Dragon design review.

July 20, 2012

NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed design review of crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. Concept baseline review presented NASA with primary and secondary design elements of Dragon capsule, intended to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit. Conducted at company headquarters, June 14 review provided details on launch pads modification, docking capabilities, weight, power requirements, living arrangements, and prospective ground landing sites/techniques. Read More