“America First” Certification is based on five factors.

Sep 22, 2017

Available to manufacturers, distributors, and service companies, America First certifies businesses that support American-made and sourced products. Other factors evaluated during the review process include percentage of American hires, US-based locations, and taxation. Once certified, companies will receive an "America First" certification seal that can be displayed on their products. 

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ASTM International introduces hydrocarbon impurity testing method.

Sep 13, 2017

ASTM International Committee has created D8098 standard for testing on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02). The committee is also developing standard method for determining impurities in propylene and ethylene by using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and hydrogen impurity testing. These new standards help in finding impurities that could affect downstream polymer... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Xpert 40 Press Brake is used in automatic and manual bending.

Aug 26, 2017

Enabling user to process large orders using automated bending cell, the Xpert 40 Press Brake with robotic mobile bending cell automatically aligns itself with press brake. Unit can be installed by simply placing automation unit in front of the press brake.

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LVS-9585 Verifier automatically selects best lighting for part mark verification.

Aug 15, 2017

Microscan’s LVS-9585 Handheld Portable Barcode Verifiers check readability of one and two dimensional labels and part marks. Software automatically finds direct part marks and chooses the best lighting based on marking method and material, allowing its user to use the best light for each part. It also includes data export and data integration with quality monitoring systems for its archive... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Services

Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Innovations in Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy at M&M 2017

Aug 08, 2017

New analytical technologies improve workflows for life sciences and materials science researchers

ST. LOUIS – Microscopy & Microanalysis 2017 – (August 7, 2017) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, strengthened its leadership position in electron microscopy by launching new instruments that raise the standards for performance and automation in... Read More


Fast-N-Easy Inspection and Repair Program improves turnaround time.

Aug 01, 2017

QED’s Fast-N-Easy Inspection and Repair Program for gas analyzers improves completion time for calibrations and includes options such as a complimentary water trap kit and a replacement shipping box. The process eliminates additional charges and delays, and covers 90% of the typical repairs. The Program is suitable for VIASENSOR gas and humidity analyzers that are used in laboratory, indoor... Read More


ASTM International organizes meeting on Human Exoskeleton Standards.

Jul 21, 2017

ASTM International will be hosting an organizational meeting on technical standards for human exoskeletons on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT at West Conshohocken, Pa (USA). Meeting will identify specific standards, develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee. Also ASTM will conduct four webinars on July 27 (10 a.m.), Aug. 9 (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and Aug. 23... Read More


Metal Cross Merchandisers come with plastic coated foot.

Jul 19, 2017

Designed with an open-ended hook for use with single-sided merchandising strips, Metal Cross Merchandisers are placed on square-edge fixtures. Used on fixtures throughout store for boosting sales and cross-merchandise items, units can be mounted on 0.75 to 1.25 in. thick fixtures. Available in several matching styles, product offers adjustable height to work with multiple product sizes.

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NEMA announces ANSI C119.1-2016 standards for utility connector systems.

Jul 15, 2017

NEMA releases revised standards for sealed insulated underground connector systems. Providing electrical, mechanical, and sealing requirements for sealed insulated underground connector systems, the ANSI C119.1-2016 standards includes sealed, insulated underground connector systems rated at 600 volts for utility applications.

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Metal Cross Merchandisers feature open-ended hook style.

Jun 01, 2017

Designed to fit on square-edge fixtures or flat tables, Metal Cross Merchandisers come with swivel mount for safety and protection of fixture. Featuring adjustable height to work with multiple product sizes, unit can be mounted on bins with integrated screw mount base. Unit’s screw mount tightens onto 75 in. to 1.25 in. thick fixtures.

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Create a Custom Mobile Merchandiser to Boost Sales Throughout the Store

May 18, 2017

Create a custom mobile merchandiser for use almost anywhere in store with the Mobile Modular Grid Merchandiser, new from FFR Merchandising.

The Mobile Modular Grid Merchandiser is ideal for fresh areas, including produce and floral, as well as entry and check-out zones and anywhere featuring specialty merchandising. Heavy-duty casters allow the unit to be moved easily and used where... Read More


FATHOM Revealed at RAPID as Early Adopter of Newest 3D Printing System by Stratasys

May 13, 2017

Stratasys Introduces Automated FDM-Based 3D Build System Being Used at FATHOM's Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Oakland, CA

Oakland, California - May 9, 2017 - FATHOM, an advanced manufacturer with an expertise in 3D printing, is leveraging the Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator to push the limits of additive manufacturing. Many customers have adopted 3D printing as a means of... Read More


Reduce Labor Costs and Shrink with Innovative Yogurt Merchandiser

May 12, 2017

Save on labor and shrink expenses while increasing yogurt sales with FFR Merchandising's Power Zone® FlexRollerT System for Yogurt.

The Power Zone® FlexRollerT System for Yogurt provides savings on labor and shrink costs with an easy-to-stock design, gravity-feed facing, first-in first-out rotation, and easily identifiable out of stocks. The system also helps to increase sales by... Read More

Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

NextGuard Pro X-ray Inspection Systems feature single belt design.

Apr 21, 2017

Available in C330 and C500 Pro models, NextGuard Pro X-ray Inspection Systems can handle product weights of up to 110 lb. Designed with extended, washdown conveyor for handling multiple large packages, NextGuard measures 1.5 m long (infeed, X-ray and outfeed) and can be customized to 3.5 m long with configurable modular infeeds and outfeeds.

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Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Q-Lab CX-Series Corrosion Test Coupons meet GMW14872 and ASTM B117 standards.

Apr 17, 2017

Ensuring repeatability and reproducibility during laboratory corrosion testing, Q-Lab CX-Series Corrosion Test Coupons meet international modern corrosion test methods requirement. CX-series come with Certificate of Analysis and ready to use right of the package. Units are available in different shapes, alloys and finishes.

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Cross-Merchandise on Fresh Area Fixtures with New Metal Merchandisers

Apr 14, 2017

Cross-merchandise products on fresh-area fixtures with Metal Cross Merchandisers, new from FFR Merchandising.

Metal Cross Merchandisers help boost impulse and complementary item sales by cross-merchandising product on fixtures throughout the store. Designed for placement on square-edge fixtures or flat tables, the merchandisers are ideal in fresh areas-especially produce fixtures.

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Leidos Continues Support of Kazakhstan's Air Traffic Management System

Apr 10, 2017

RESTON, Va., April 5, 2017 - Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, and Kazaeronavigatsia, the air navigation provider of the Republic of Kazakhstan, have agreed to continue their business relationship through the signing of the Advanced Tower Simulation and Training Systems contract.

Once implemented and integrated with Leidos' SkyLine Air Traffic Management... Read More


PCB Clustering resides directly in the OrCAD PCB Editor canvas.

Apr 10, 2017

Used for grouping related components together in the schematic, PCB Clustering auto-generates tiled placement clusters based on hierarchy, pages, reference designator prefixes/suffixes and/or ROOM properties. After defining clusters, PCB Clustering automatically replicates the configuration with its matching algorithm. System also provides an option for saving clusters to reuse them. PCB... Read More


Multicyl - Double Horizontal Dimple

Apr 03, 2017

In addition to all the standard operations we provide solutions for, at Multicyl Inc. we also pride ourselves in the solutions we design for our customers’ unique and custom applications. We recently had a customer who required a very precisely shaped and located obround dimple that was needed to locate a pipe in an assembly application. A variation on our H5 double horizontal tube piercing... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

A3 White Paper focuses on automation impact on jobs.

Apr 03, 2017

Exploring the impact of automation on job market and shortage of skilled employees with experience and training in advanced technologies, Association for Advancing Automation (A3) releases white paper titled “Work in the Automation Age: Sustainable Careers Today and Into the Future” at Automate 2017, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6. A3 looks at various types of jobs that are... Read More