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SPE announces SPE Foundation scholarship recipients.

October 18, 2016

SPE has announced the winners of the 2016 scholarship program administered by SPE Foundation, including 42 scholarships totaling over $110,000. Awards are made to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. SPE Foundation supports the development of plastics professionals by funding and supporting quality educational programs, scholarships, and student... Read More

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IPC announces ESD Control certification courses.

October 18, 2016

Together with EOS/ESD Association, Inc., IPC has developed standardized ESD training and certification courses for the electronics industry, addressing ESD controls and best practices. Online ESD Certification Program allows users to validate their knowledge and skills by passing an exam on ESD principles. Delivered on IPC learning management system, IPC EDGE, courses will provide professional... Read More

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Powerstorm Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) Provides Update on Company Progress and the Development of Their zeroXess Technology

October 17, 2016

The company continues to build their complete, next-generation, renewable, solar-powered energy storage and communication system for rural, off-grid homes in emerging markets. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - A company’s mission success is often gaged by its reaching a series of milestones set in time. Industry and technology leader Powerstorm ESS continues to successfully meet the milestones they... Read More

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EPA acts on new chemical law to fast-track 5 chemicals.

October 17, 2016

EPA is taking swift steps to carry out requirements in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act and to reduce exposure to certain persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals. Five chemicals to receive expedited action are: Decabromodiphenyl ethers (DecaBDE), Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), Pentachlorothio-phenol (PCTP), Tris... Read More

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EPA Urban Waters Grants help revitalize communities.

October 17, 2016

In total, $1.3 million will be awarded by U.S. EPA to 22 organizations in 18 states to help protect and restore urban waters as well as support community revitalization and other local priorities. Urban Waters grantees will inform and engage residents in stormwater management and pursue community-based plans to address pollution in waterways. Projects will address trash in waterways;... Read More

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3D Systems Healthcare Solutions Advance Treatment of National Sled Hockey Champion

October 17, 2016

Precision healthcare and medical 3D printing solutions enable surgery to alleviate pain caused by spinal deterioration LITTLETON, Colo. - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the successful spinal surgery of national sled hockey champion Mark Weimer, aided by 3D Systems’ proprietary digital manufacturing workflow for healthcare. The complicated 15-hour surgery was performed by Dr. George Frey... Read More

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AIM Introduces New RFID Standard for healthcare industry.

October 17, 2016

Medical Electrical Equipment & System Electromagnetic Immunity Test for Exposure to RFID Readers provides specialized guidance on testing non-implantable medical devices to determine immunity to emissions from radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Included test procedures are based on experimental results from several AIM members, and test protocols are included for major commercial... Read More

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Solar Laboratory works to ensure global measurement accuracy.

October 17, 2016

This September, scientists and engineers drove up South Table Mesa to the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory at NREL in Golden, Colorado. Researchers utilized telescope-like instruments, designed for measuring direct beam solar irradiance, and pointed them at the sun to record data for the 19th NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons. This year's NPC functioned to ensure that devices used for... Read More

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MDA recognized for Multi-source Analyst Ready Information (MARI(TM)) in NGA's Disparate Data Challenge

October 17, 2016

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - MDA Information Systems LLC (MDA), a provider of geospatial and advanced information solutions to government and commercial customers, announced that it was named a finalist in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) Disparate Data Challenge. MDA's submission, Multi-source Analyst Ready Information (MARI™), is a unique service developed to enhance an... Read More

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Scientists Devise Imaging Method for disc shedding in human eyes.

October 17, 2016

As published in Biomedical Optics Express from Optical Society (OSA), "Photoreceptor disc shedding in the living human eye" describes imaging method devised by scientists that detects disposal at level of individual photoreceptor cells. Combination of adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography provides optical resolution that permits individual cells in retina to be captured in all... Read More

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ANSI Committee stabilizes glow lamps designation standard.

October 17, 2016

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 stabilized ANSI C78.381 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Method for the Designation of Glow Lamps, which describes designation system for glow lamps. This standard is is available in hard copy or via electronic download. As secretariat of ANSI's ASC C78 for Electric Lamps, NEMA's Lighting Systems Division seeks... Read More

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Jonathan Stewart appointed to clean energy advisory committee.

October 17, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced appointment of Jonathan Stewart, government relations manager at NEMA, and 33 others to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Stewart has worked as government relations manager at NEMA since June of 2013. In this capacity, he reports to broad spectrum of member manufacturers on federal and international legislative and... Read More

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Wireless Communications Service helps optimize crew welfare.

October 17, 2016

Delivering wireless communications and entertainment to remote personnel, ITC Crew LIVE enables customers to realize almost 100% uptime, providing optimized crew morale and welfare experience. Solution offers increased upload and download speeds, regional to global beam switching capabilities on single antenna solution, dashboard management and reporting features, optimized user interface, and... Read More

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FNA Attendees Experience Ipsen Innovations, From Predictive Maintenance to Advanced Heat-Treating Systems

October 17, 2016

CHERRY VALLEY, IL – Last week at Furnaces North America (FNA) 2016, Ipsen provided an in-depth look at their latest technologies and advancements. They also featured a live demo of their PdMetrics® software platform for predictive maintenance, which securely connects to a network of integrated sensors on the furnace to provide real-time diagnostics that improve the system’s health and... Read More

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RIA Events focus on safety and collaborative robots.

October 17, 2016

Scheduled for October 17-19, 2016, the 28th National Robot Safety Conference offers sessions and workshops that include in-depth coverage of the latest ANSI/RIA R15.06 -2012 Robot Safety Standard as well as other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation. International Collaborative Robots Workshop, scheduled for October 20th, explores advancements in the field with... Read More

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OSA applauds Final Rule for Export Control Reform.

October 14, 2016

OSA issued statement regarding the announcement of Final Rule for Category XII of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations that controls export and import of optics and photonics commodities, including laser components and systems, and describes which items have been removed from U.S. Munitions List and placed on less restrictive Commerce Control List. According to Elizabeth Rogan, CEO of... Read More

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Husky to Demonstrate Range of Innovative PET Preform Molding Solutions at K 2016, Highlighting Revolutionary Multi - Layer Barrier Technology

October 14, 2016

BOLTON, Ontario – Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, today announced that at K 2016 (Booth A61 in Hall 13) they will showcase their vast range of PET preform molding solutions, including a dedicated Experience Center highlighting their revolutionary Multi-Layer Barrier Technology. Introduced in 2015, the technology... Read More

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Tooling U-SME honors Excellence in Manufacturing Education.

October 14, 2016

Tooling U-SME celebrated modern manufacturing by announcing 2016 Tooling U-SME Platinum Education Center (TUPEC) Award recipients Robert. C. Byrd Institute (WV), Bridgerland Applied Technology College (UT), and Harper College (IL). Each institution is being recognized as outstanding academic model for manufacturing industry advancement. Jeannine Kunz of Tooling U-SME recognized... Read More

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Researchers Discover Technique for short mid-IR pulse generation.

October 13, 2016

In their paper to be presented at OSA Laser Congress, researchers demonstrate technique for generating phase-stable pulses 13 femtoseconds long that span mid-IR wavelengths from 2.5–9 microns with 33 µJ of scalable energy. Technique amplifies signals from any range of wavelengths and then combines them to generate stronger pulses spanning 2 octaves of mid-IR wavelengths. This could... Read More

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Sakor Technologies to Exhibit Engine, Hybrid and Electric Vehicle, and Battery Testing Technologies at Automotive Testing Expo North America 2016

October 12, 2016

VISIT BOOTH #10009 TO SEE RANGE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS SAKOR Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, announces that it will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo North America 2016, October 25-27, 2016 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. SAKOR will be highlighting many of their innovative technologies at Booth... Read More