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IPC Applauds Congressional Action on chemical safety bill.

May 27, 2016

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® applauded U.S. Congress for taking final steps toward passage of Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (HR 2576/S 697). Specifically, IPC applauded said bill's provisions that strengthen federal preemption of state chemicals regulations. Bill also includes language sought by IPC calling for negotiated rulemaking to reduce TSCA burdens on byproducts sent for recycling. Read More

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NEMA X-Ray Equipment Standard helps enhance patient safety.

May 27, 2016

NEMA published NEMA XR 31-2016 Standard Attributes on X-ray Equipment for Interventional Procedures. Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, a division of NEMA, developed standard using MITA Smart Dose Interventional technology. Standard offers healthcare providers a reference to identify key features which contribute to enhanced patient care and to help manage patient radiation dose delivery, while still enabling system to provide sufficient image quality needed by physician. Read More

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Carestream Contract Manufacturing to Feature Custom Coating Capabilities at Display Week 2016

May 26, 2016

Booth # 1244 WHO: Carestream Contract Manufacturing is a proven provider of roll-to-roll precision contract coating services for advanced materials applications. WHAT: Carestream will highlight its high-precision coating services for optical and display films at Display Week (Booth # 1244). The company enables efficient scale-up to high-volume, low-cost, roll-to-roll manufacturing,... Read More

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Swift Glass to Showcase Chemically Strengthened Glass Parts at Display Week 2016

May 26, 2016

Swift Glass, worldwide leader in the manufacturing of quality glass parts, is set to exhibit at the Society for Information Display’s annual Display Week Exhibition from May 24 to 26, 2016. The exhibition, held in San Francisco, Calif., brings together companies from around the world to discuss and showcase the latest developments in display technology. This year’s Display Week will... Read More

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Carestream Contract Manufacturing Upgrades Precision Coating Services for 2016

May 26, 2016

Strategic Initiatives Expand Capabilities for Growth into New Markets Carestream Contract Manufacturing is a proven provider of roll-to-roll precision contract coating services for advanced materials applications. MEDFORD, Ore. – Carestream Contract Manufacturing, a proven provider of roll-to-roll precision contract coating services for advanced materials applications, opened the year... Read More

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I.D. Systems Receives New Orders and Maintenance Agreement from Leading Global CPG Manufacturer

May 26, 2016

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 23, 2016 - I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY), a leading provider of enterprise asset management technology and solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, has received new orders from a leading global consumer goods company continuing a global rollout of the I.D. Systems PowerFleet® Industrial Vehicle Management System (VMS). The company has purchased forty-five... Read More

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National Labs gather at NREL for innovative summit.

May 26, 2016

Fostering clean energy technologies requires collaboration between industry, Energy Department, and its 17 national laboratories. Nearly 300 people attended the National Lab Impact Initiative Summit which is an outgrowth of the National Laboratory Impact Initiative. Part of Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, initiative emphasizes commercializing technology developed within labs and helping those in academia or industry use lab resources to bring ideas to market. Read More

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Optica Article shows practicality of optical atomic clocks.

May 26, 2016

Published in The Optical Society's journal Optica, "Realization of a timescale with an accurate optical lattice clock" shows optical atomic clocks could offer practical replacement for microwave atomic clocks for global time keeping. Researchers also measured optical clock frequency with unprecedented precision. More accurate global time keeping could allow financial networks to handle more transactions in shorter periods and greater satellite-based navigation system precision. Read More

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NEMA May 2016 EBCIs show gradual increases.

May 26, 2016

NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) rose to 53.3 points in May from 50 in April. While 20% of panelists reported conditions improved in May (comparable to April’s 19%), 13% reported business environment worsened (down April's 19%). Intensity of change increased to +0.2 from 0.0, and EBCI for future North American conditions also improved by climbing to 56.7 from 53.1. Of those reporting, 27% had positive expectations for next 6 months as opposed to 19% one month ago. Read More

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Wide Width Laminating offers single-pass efficiency.

May 26, 2016

Made possible via 60 in. wide heat laminating system, Wide Width Lamination enables laminating of adhesives and cutting of sheeted materials in one pass. Adhesive can eb laminated to rigid and flexible foams, rubbers, plastics, textiles, FRP panels, and other materials. Also, it is possible to laminate both sides of material simultaneously for creation of single- or double-coated products in one pass. Read More

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NREL Innovation Challenge crowdsources buildings.

May 25, 2016

Launched by NREL along with industry partner CLEAResult as part of DOE JUMP initiative, Call for Innovation will focus on ideas and topics related to residential buildings. Concepts will be evaluated by judges, and there will also be public voting via JUMP website. Winning innovation will be awarded $3,000 cash prize and in-kind support from CLEAResult. Members of the general public, according to NREL senior engineer Lieko Earle, are encouraged to submit their best ideas.<br /> Read More

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Circular Sputtering Source offers UHV-compatible option.

May 25, 2016

Designed to meet requirements of R&D community, Torus® Mag Keeper&trade; includes quick target change feature, optimized cooling design, and low operating pressure capability. Circular magnetron sputtering source is engineered with no O-rings and all ceramic insulators. For magnetic film deposition, Mag Keeper offers high-strength magnet options for sputtering up to 3 mm thick Fe. Product comes in 2, 3, and 4 in. target sizes with broad range of mounting options. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Services, Vision Systems

Forensic Imaging Appliance accelerates data acquisition.

May 25, 2016

Requiring no host computer, WiebeTech Ditto DX Forensic FieldStation acquires data from hard disk drives/SSDs, network file shares, and media cards. Data sources can be cloned or imaged to disk or network locations. With ability to acquire and image only relevant data, Ditto Logical Imaging feature is crucial to efficient digital evidence gathering. Appliance offers 3 Ethernet ports, source-side native USB 3.0 support, and 2 destination-side USB 3.0 ports for imaging to USB 3.0 external devices. Read More

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IPS Group's New Technologies for Smart Cities Take Center Stage at IPI

May 23, 2016

SAN DIEGO – Smart Parking leader, IPS Group, Inc., is unveiling several new innovative technologies at the 2016 IPI Expo in Nashville, Tenn., this week. The company is showcasing technology and providing live demonstrations of new smart products in their interactive booth display. The IPS Group Dome-Mount Sensor is a key innovation already being pre-ordered by municipalities nationwide. It... Read More

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Dimensional Inspection Services Provider Q-PLUS Labs, Inc. to Exhibit at 2016 Space Tech Expo

May 23, 2016

Irvine, CA – Q-PLUS Labs Inc., a premier full service dimensional measurement and inspection laboratory and distributor of measuring and inspection equipment systems and accessories, announces it will be an exhibitor at SpaceTechExpo in Pasadena, CA. The show’s exhibition hall will have exhibits “covering satellite systems, launch vehicle and spacecraft design, engineering, testing, and... Read More

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MESA Announces Winners of award for MESA contributions.

May 23, 2016

Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International announced Jimmy Asher of Savigent Software and Conrad Leiva of iBASEt as winners of 2016 Outstanding Contribution to MESA Award, which recognizes effort and dedication of individuals whose personal contributions benefited MESA. Mike Yost, MESA President, thanked Asher and Leiva for setting "an example with their dedication and leadership" and noted how "their efforts benefit our entire community." Read More

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SME Education Foundation honors president's lifetime achievements.

May 23, 2016

SME Education Foundation bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award upon its president, Brian Ruestow, for his longtime commitment to SME and ongoing efforts to prepare youth for advanced manufacturing careers. Member since 1975, Ruestow has long been involved with SME and recognized on numerous occasions for his work. Along with SME&#39;s Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (1988), Ruestow also received Joseph A. Siegel Service Award (2009). Read More

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Linetec Displays Curved Extrusions Finished with Valspar's Fluropon Effects Nova Coatings

May 20, 2016

Fluropon Effects Nova BlackWausau, Wisconsin - Highlighting its stretch forming and finishing capabilities during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and Expo, Linetec displays curved aluminum extrusions finished in Valspar's Fluropon® Effects new Nova color family. Stretch Forming by Linetec allows architectural product manufacturers to have their metal building... Read More

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Lockheed Martin Selects Anark Core for Orion Program 3D MBE Publishing and Collaboration

May 20, 2016

LMSSC Using Anark Core to Generate 3D PDF TDPs from PTC Creo Models Managed in Windchill Boulder, CO - Anark Corporation, leading provider of Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Publishing and Collaboration software for engineering, manufacturing and the supply-chain, announced today that it has been selected by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) to provide an automated publishing... Read More

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DOE awards IREC $2.2 M for solar training.

May 20, 2016

U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced that IREC has received funding under the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program. Throughout project, IREC and its industry partners will coordinate outreach and develop solar training resources designed to target 100,000 professionals in the building code, inspection, and firefighting sectors. At the end of the 2-year project, IREC aims to deliver direct training to 10,000 individuals. Read More