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Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

M&S Centerless Grinding Manufacturers Spool/Sleeve Actuators for Boeing Aircraft

June 24, 2016

Problem: Part match-fit and cylindricity requirements made vendors willing to accept the responsibility of holding print tolerances scarce. Material: 440C HT 58 RC min. Critical Dimensions: Match-fit clearance: hold match fit clearance spool/sleeve to .00005". The resulting cylindricity on both spool and sleeve necessarily were near .000025". 4 Ra surface finish.  Resolution: Match-fit of... Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard aids contaminated soil sample collection.

June 24, 2016

ASTM International Committee on Soil and Rock is developing WK37133, Guide for Using a Disposable Handheld Soil Core Samplers for the Collection and Storage of Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis, which will help people who collect soils contaminated with VOCs. Specifically, this proposed standard describes how to collect and store soils in handheld, disposable containers. Target users of this standard are field samplers and planners as well as regulators, labs, and consumers. Read More

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Research Paper in Optica explores squeezed vacuum source effects.

June 24, 2016

"Ultra-low phase noise squeezed vacuum source for gravitational wave detectors," appearing in The Optical Society's Optica journal, reports on squeezed vacuum source improvements. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Australian National University developed new technology that aims to increase sensitivity of Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) to faint ripples in space-time (gravitational waves). Read More

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EPA Helps Communities develop sustainable design strategies.

June 24, 2016

Under its Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program, U.S. EPA selected 6 cities for technical assistance with sustainable design strategies. Cities chosen for assistance in 2016 are Columbia, SC; Brownsville, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Muscatine, IA; Honolulu, HI; and Multnomah County, OR. In months to come, design teams will visit said cities to help communities use green infrastructure and other environmentally friendly designs to create more walkable, bikeable, and vibrant neighborhoods. Read More

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MPIF recognizes outstanding technical paper authors.

June 24, 2016

Howard I. Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award was given to Stephanie M. Choquette, graduate research assistant, and Iver E. Anderson, FAPMI, senior metallurgist, Ames Laboratory, Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University, for their paper "Liquid-Phase Diffusion Bonding: Temperature Effects and Solute Redistribution in High-Temperature Lead-Free Composite Solders." They were officially recognized during Industry Luncheon held during POWDERMET2016 in Boston. Read More

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NEMA Publishes White Paper on field LED driver replacement.

June 24, 2016

Available for download via NEMA's website, NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement discusses issues related to field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures. This white paper also addresses how several aspects must be considered to ensure replacement driver functionality matches original driver. Developed by the NEMA Ballast Section Technical Committee, NEMA LSD 74 is useful for lighting industry and facilities management. Read More

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Yongfeng Lu named LIA's 2016 Schawlow Award winner.

June 24, 2016

Dr. Yongfeng Lu, LIA Fellow, 2014 LIA President, and 2016 ICALEO® Nanomanufacturing Conference Chair has been selected as the 2016 Arthur L. Schawlow Award recipient, recognizing his longstanding record of laser industry innovation and his significant contributions to basic and applied research in fields of laser science and electrical engineering. Dr. Lu has more than 20 years of experience in the processing and characterization of microstructured and nanostructured materials. Read More

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NREL receives funding from DOE to lead 4 projects.

June 24, 2016

NREL will be receiving $1.38 million from DOE to lead 4 projects for the Technology Commercialization Fund. Funds will be used to advance promising renewable energy-related technologies with commercial potential and help strengthen partnerships between national labs and private-sector companies. By working with strategic industry partners for each project, NREL will help validate the direction of research across variety of technologies from advanced hydrocarbon fuels to wind energy. Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Services

M&S Centerless Grinding Manufacturers Missile Wing Pins

June 23, 2016

A Tier-1 defense contractor rejected parts from their primary vendor for a high-end precision pin used to affix fins onto missiles. The rejection of the pins caused a delay in shipment of missiles to The Persian Gulf, and left them with no source for the pins after the primary vendor lost approved status. The Tier-1 contractor needed to ship missiles within 2 weeks otherwise late delivery... Read More

Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Services

Avoiding the High Price of Downtime with Perle Console Servers

June 23, 2016

IHS Study predicts outages cost businesses $700 billion per year – that’s $1.3 million per minute. NASHVILLE, TN — The IHS reports that network interruptions are the biggest contributor to downtime. The actual cause of downtime, in 40% of cases, can be attributed to equipment failure*. As a result, Network Administrators now rank the quality and reliability of equipment as a top factor... Read More

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M&S Redesigns Blood Testing Instrument

June 23, 2016

Device re-design resulted in issues with the ability to manufacture the key part of the instrument. Existing vendor base would not attempt to manufacture. Material: Tungsten Critical Dimensions: .0070 x .87” long in the middle of the part Hold +.0000/-.0002” tolerance on diameter Hold +/-.001” tolerance on length of .007” 8 Ra surface finish max Resolution: A manufacturing... Read More

Services, Waste Handling Equipment

Cryo-Condensation May be the Most Cost-Effective Method to Reduce VOCs

June 23, 2016

Linde Process Give Nitrogen Double Duty for Efficiency and Economics Bridgewater, N.J., U.S. – Cryogenic cooling, or cryo condensation, just may be the most cost-effective method for minimizing volatile organic chemical (VOC) emissions from solvent and hydrocarbon storage tanks and manufacturing processes when certain conditions exist, according to a white paper authored by Robert... Read More

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SPE Announces Call for Entries in annual Parts Competition.

June 23, 2016

SPE Thermoforming Division announced call for entries in its annual Parts Competition, which showcases advances in thermoforming design and application. Submission deadline is September 9, 2016, and entrants may submit parts in several categories: industrial, medical, or food (roll-fed); vacuum form, pressure form, twin sheet, and TPO (heavy-gauge); and combined, where entrants may submit parts comprised of recycled material, which includes Value Added Assembly and represent Innovation. Read More

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Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. earns QML certification.

June 23, 2016

IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded IPC-6012/IPC-A-600 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd., a manufacturer of single sided, double sided, and multilayer printed circuit boards in the Dongguan, Guangdong province of China. Company met or exceeded testing requirements for board coupons and passed a 3-day, on-site audit. IPC's Validation Services QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification and to certify electronic products. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Japanese Automaker, Daihatsu, Collaborates with Local Designers to Offer Car Design Customization Using Stratasys 3D Printing

June 22, 2016

Carmaker worked with top Japanese designers to create unique, customizable automotive exterior ‘Effect Skins’ for their 2-door convertible MINNEAPOLIS REHOVOT, Israel - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, says automaker Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd, (Daihatsu) is one of the first manufacturers to deliver on the 3D printing vision of mass... Read More

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Congresswoman Bonamici visits TTM Technologies Inc. in Oregon.

June 22, 2016

As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1) met with TTM Technologies, Inc. executives and employees in Forest Grove, OR. TTM Technologies president and CEO Tom Edman enjoyed showing Monamici what work takes place at their manufacturing facility and discussing policy issues affecting manufacturing in Oregon and USA. In kind, Bonamici valued hearing about issues of concern and discussing how to make manufacturing thrive in Oregon. Read More

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USA Settles with Trader Joe's to reduce GHG emissions at stores.

June 22, 2016

Under proposed settlement with U.S. Department of Justice and EPA, national grocery store chain Trader Joe's Company agreed to reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gases from refrigeration equipment at 453 of its stores. Trader Joe's, to resolve alleged violations of Clean Air Act (CAA), will spend ~$2 million over 3 years to reduce coolant leaks from refrigerators and other equipment and improve company-wide compliance and pay $500,000 civil penalty. Read More

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Equipment Maintenance/Support Program serves waterworks industry.

June 22, 2016

Helping manage expenses and maximize service quality, MARS Certification Maintenance and Support Program (MARS Certified) offers 3 program tiers and optional service offerings. Offering lets adopters protect MARS as well as select third-party equipment via technical assistance, software upgrades, preventative maintenance, spares management, and on-site maintenance. MARS Test Bench System, coupled with key operator training and M3 Report Generation, bolster meter testing facility abilities. Read More

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SME and Stratasys sponsor Additive Manufacturing competition.

June 21, 2016

From June 21-23, SME and Stratasys will collaborate on an Additive Manufacturing contest at the National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, KY. Contest will evaluate students' abilities in Additive Manufacturing/3DPrinting as well as recognize outstanding students for excellence in the field of Digital and Additive Manufacturing. Written knowledge exam will be used to assess general understanding of additive manufacturing technology in areas such as design, methods, materials, and safety. Read More

Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Nordson DAGE Will Show the New Quadra(TM) 7 X-ray Inspection System for the First Time at SEMICON West

June 20, 2016

The future of  X-ray image resolution, reliability and performance Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK — Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), will exhibit in Booth #5844 at SEMICON West, scheduled to take place July 12-14, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The leader in X-ray inspection for electronics, Nordson DAGE will show its 4th generation,... Read More