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Heritage Printing & Graphics Adds Additional Printing and Finishing Equipment to its Charlotte Location.

November 8, 2016

Charlotte, NC - (November, 1, 2016) Joe Gass, President of Heritage Printing & Graphics in Charlotte, has witnessed extensive growth in the past 18 months. In August, he launched Heritage Custom Signs (sister company to Heritage Printing) to feature their wide format printing of signs and event displays. This enabled Gass to expand the Heritage Printing capabilities for short run digital... Read More

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NREL selected to spearhead four projects.

November 1, 2016

Energy Department's pilot program Lab-Bridge will make it easier for DOE national laboratories to transfer innovative technologies to marketplace. NREL has been selected to participate in 4 of 8 pilot projects and to serve as central connecting point for transfer of knowledge between projects. During next 12–18 months, collaboration of 13 national labs and industry partners will explore,... Read More

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Innovation Stage reflects growth in packaging machinery.

November 1, 2016

Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 will produce largest on-floor education program since its inception in 2012, with 71 sessions across 4 stages, featuring new technology and advances from all segments of processing and packaging market. According to 2016 PMMI State of the Packaging Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery Report, the U.S. Packaging Machinery Market is... Read More

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AMS ARES Monitoring Platform offers instant access for asset monitoring.

October 31, 2016

Gathering data from multiple sensing technologies, AMS ARES Monitoring Platform shows current health status of plant assets. Shifting away from managing data and toward delivering actionable insights, ARES platform alerts user with information on asset health in order to fix problems before they become production issues. Accessible through laptops, smartphones and tablets, platform takes... Read More

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EPA releases EJ 2020 Action Agenda.

October 31, 2016

U.S. EPA released the Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020), the Agency’s environmental justice strategic plan for 2016–2020. EJ 2020 has three overarching goals: to deepen environmental justice practice within EPA programs to improve health and environment of overburdened communities; to work with partners to expand positive impact within overburdened communities; and to... Read More

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Nominations Sought for SPE's Thermoformer of the Year Award.

October 31, 2016

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division seeks nominations for its annual Thermoformer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant contribution to thermoforming industry in technical, educational, or managerial capacity. Nominations are due by December 16, 2016. Nominees will be evaluated by SPE Thermoforming Division Board of Directors, and 2017 Thermoformer of the Year... Read More

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PTDA welcomes seven new members.

October 31, 2016

PTDA, the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel, recently welcomed 7 new member companies. Distributors include: Central Chain & Transmission, Co., Dowco Power Transmission Products Inc., Mechanical Rubber & Transmission, Inc., Sunset Industrial Parts, and Whisler Bearings & Drives, Inc. Manufacturer and Associate Members include:... Read More

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SPE's Advanced Manufacturing Media seeks 30 Under 30 nominations.

October 31, 2016

For its annual 30 Under 30 issue of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, Advanced Manufacturing Media seeks nominations of outstanding young manufacturing and engineering students, professionals, and educators. Nomination deadline is February 15, 2017 for year's potential honorees. According to Jim Sawyer, editor-in-chief of Manufacturing Engineering credited young people with "exploring,... Read More

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SME hosts 3D scan of Pittsburgh Bridge.

October 31, 2016

SME worked with FARO Technologies Inc., Direct Dimensions Inc., and the NextManufacturing Center at Carnegie Mellon University, to take the first-ever 3D scan of the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Scan will be used to create 3D-printed miniature replicas of the bridge, to be used as puzzle pieces at the RAPID + TCT event, May 9–11 in Pittsburgh. RAPID + TCT 2017 showcases the latest growth and... Read More

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NEMA's EBCI for October indicates positive growth trend.

October 28, 2016

With its score of 55.6, NEMA's Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for October returned to expansionary territory. Those reporting unchanged conditions totaled 78%, compared to 47% in September, and reports of worse conditions dropped to 6% from 29%. Respondents citing better conditions fell 7 points from 24% to 17%. Also, mean rating for intensity of change measurement... Read More

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NASA awards contract for sustainable land imaging spacecraft.

October 28, 2016

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation, know publicly as Orbital ATK, for the Landsat 9 spacecraft. Contract is a 5-year, firm fixed-price delivery order for purchase of spacecraft in amount of $129.9 million. Orbital will design and fabricate the spacecraft, integrate mission's two government-furnished... Read More

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ASHRAE/IES Publish Standard on building energy efficiency.

October 28, 2016

Newly published, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, serves as commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes. This 2016 version, which contains 125 addenda published since original 2013 standard, seeks to "create a consensus standard that saves energy and is technically feasible and cost... Read More

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Optical Society's Centennial FiO Meeting gathered 2,300 attendees.

October 28, 2016

Co-located with Laser Science event, Optical Society's annual Frontiers in Optics (FiO) meeting gathers optical science community to discuss advances in optics and photonics. This year's event, held October 17–20, 2016, attracted 2,300 attendees. In addition to research, centennial programming included overview on hot topics by technical division chairs,7 special symposia on specific... Read More

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LabCorp is First US Laboratory to Offer Molecular Testing with New Fully Automated Cobas 8800 System from Roche

October 27, 2016

First high-throughput molecular platform approved for CLIA moderately complex testing expected to enhance quality, streamline workflow and better utilize staff INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24, 2016 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE:LH) announced today that the LabCorp Center for Esoteric Testing in Burlington, N.C., is the first site... Read More

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Paper in OSA's Optics Letters describes underwater viewing means.

October 27, 2016

"Object Extraction from Underwater Image through Logical Stochastic Resonance," published in Optics Letters, describes novel methodology for improving underwater viewing. Researchers from Ocean University of China (Qingdao) applied logical stochastic resonance (LSR) algorithms to poor-quality underwater images and consequently improved ability to visually detect objects. Study extends and... Read More

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NEMA Standard tests emergency call system audio quality.

October 27, 2016

Available in hard copy or for download, NEMA SB 10-2016, Audio Standard for Nurse Call Systems, contains requirements and test procedures that evaluate audio quality of loud speakers and microphones for such emergency call systems as nurse control stations, patient stations, and pillow speakers. This standard, intended for use in hospitals, nursing homes, and acute care facilities, specifically... Read More

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Duval Increases Aerospace and Landing Gear Precision Grinding Capabilities to Meet Customer Demand

October 27, 2016

CHICOPEE, Mass. - An increasing number of aircraft manufacturers are turning to Duval Precision Grinding for landing gear precision grinding and surface finishing for landing gears. Duval is expanding its capabilities to accommodate this elevated demand, including the addition of new equipment to extend their OD, and jig grinding services. "Aerospace OEMs trust Duval because of our longstanding... Read More

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ACGIH Webinar addresses hood design and flow characteristics.

October 27, 2016

On Dec 8, 2016, ACGIH® will present Hood Design and Flow Characteristics webinar, which will explore types and characteristics of different styles of hoods employed in industry. Presentation will include definitions of terms applied to hoods, application of different styles of hoods, and limitations and advantages of their use. It will provide instruction on how to calculate hood pressure... Read More

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Hayden Corp Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Thermal Spray

October 27, 2016

Nadcap recognizes Hayden for its commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality West Springfield, MA - Hayden Corp, a leading thermal spray coating and laser cladding company, recently announced it has received Nadcap accreditation for Thermal Spraying  to AMS2437, AMS2447, Mil Std 2138A Mil Std 1687A.  Nadcap accreditation is critical and in many cases is required for companies... Read More

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Emerson Launches New Plantweb(TM) Digital Ecosystem

October 27, 2016

Pervasive Sensing™, Secure First Mile™, Connected Services and new software bring the most comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things Portfolio to industry AUSTIN, TEXAS - Leveraging decades of digital automation expertise, Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today introduces the expanded Plantweb digital ecosystem, a scalable portfolio of standards-based hardware, software, intelligent devices and services... Read More