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Aluminum Association announces new leadership during meeting.

October 5, 2016

Aluminum Association announced expanded leadership team and additions to its Board of Directors during "Vote Aluminum" meeting in Washington, DC. Marco Palmieri, President of Novelis North America was unanimously elected as new Second Vice Chairman. New members named to Board of Directors include: Mark Vrablec, President of Aerospace & Automotive Products, Alcoa; Tim Reyes, President of Alcoa... Read More

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EPA and DOJ Reach Settlement with Southern Coal Corporation.

October 4, 2016

U.S. EPA and DOJ announced settlement with Southern Coal Corporation and 26 affiliated mining companies that requires upgrades to coal mining and processing operations to prevent discharges of polluted wastewater from Appalachian mines. Estimated cost of said measures is $5 million. Also, settlement requires establishment of $4.5 million letter of credit and standby trust and pay... Read More

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CMAA Bundles Specification 78 with complementary Spec 70 or 74.

October 4, 2016

Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) is offering Specification No. 78, Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed on Overhead and Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment, free of charge with purchase of Specification Nos. 70 or 74. While Spec 78 is available as standalone, its subject matter supplements other aforementioned documents. CMAA seeks to... Read More

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IPC Presented 75 Awards at fall meetings.

October 4, 2016

Committee Leadership, Special Recognition, and Distinguished Committee Service Awards were presented on September 26 at IPC's Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings in Rosemont, IL. These awards were given to individuals for their significant contributions, namely time and expertise regarding development of electronics manufacturing standards, to IPC and the industry. Read More

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Conecsus Presents SMT Metals Waste Recycling Solutions at SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum

October 3, 2016

Terrell, Texas, USA - Conecsus, LLC, an innovative environmental technology and recycling company, will exhibit at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo Tech Forum, Wednesday October 5 and Thursday October 6, 2016, at Hotel Riu Guadalajara, Mexico. Roberto G Valenzuela Camargo will be in responsible for the booth.  Conecsus representatives will illustrate how the company processes wastes containing... Read More

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FiO/LS Presentation will detail new light measurement device.

October 3, 2016

"Hilbert-Space Analyzers: Basis-Neutral Modal Analysis via Generalized Optical Interferometry" will be presented at Frontiers in Optics (FiO)/Laser Science (LS) by Ayman Abouraddy on October 21, 2016. Scientists, in new research, developed Hilbert-space analyzer, which operates as generalized beam splitter by introducing generalized delay that avoids adding extra lengths in beam paths.... Read More

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Technique images multicore fibers in real-time for endoscopy.

October 3, 2016

Researchers from Aix Marseille Université and Université Lille, in collaboration with optical scientists from University of Rochester, have proposed a new technique that simultaneously measures polarization states of light through numerous fiber cores in real-time. Technique paves the way for controlling light polarization state of multicore fibers, potentially enabling structural and... Read More

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Clarion Brings Aboard Land 'N' Sea Distribution to Expand Availability of Marine Products to Marine Retailers and Installers

October 3, 2016

As a key Clarion distributor, Land 'N' Sea will provide authorized marine retailers and marine installers access to Clarion's extensive line of marine-grade products CYPRESS, Calif. - Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in consumer and commercial mobile electronics, announced today that Land 'N' Sea Distributing, Inc. has been appointed as a distributor of its marine... Read More

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EPA Requests Rebate Applications to reduce school bus emissions.

October 3, 2016

To help replace or retrofit older school buses, U.S. EPA will offer approximately $7 million in rebates to public school bus fleet owners. EPA's Janet McCabe explains that "Modernizing school bus fleets across the country with retrofits, replacements, and idle reduction practices helps reduce children’s exposure to air toxics." Applications will be accepted from September 29 to November 1,... Read More

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ASTM International honors Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri.

October 3, 2016

Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri received the 2016 ASTM International President’s Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals early in their ASTM career who have significantly advanced organization's mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example, and vision. Rachuri is serving as Editor-in-Chief of ASTM's new journal, Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, and is founding member... Read More

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IPC and SMTA to jointly present conference.

October 3, 2016

IPC, in partnership with Surface Mount Technology Association, will host High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, Oct 25–27. Conference will focus on electronics assembly and influence of cleanliness and coating on producing reliable hardware. Session topics include: processes for achieving reliability; cleaning materials, machines, rinsing, and process control; conformal... Read More

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Lincoln Electric to Showcase Advanced Technology at FABTECH 2016

September 30, 2016

Connect with Lincoln Electric companies in both the North and Central halls during the show Cleveland – Lincoln Electric’s exhibits at FABTECH 2016, Nov. 16-18, in Las Vegas will feature demonstrations, technologies and application experts from each of the company’s welding, cutting, automation and integration brands for the metal fabrication industry. This year, Lincoln Electric has two... Read More

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Industry Leaders to convene for OSA's 100th Annual Meeting.

September 30, 2016

From Oct 17-20, innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical, and educational presentations will be highlighted during OSA's 100th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics 2016 in Rochester, NY. Meeting will cover breadth of optical science and engineering in 4 days of cutting edge content that highlights scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. Program also provides attendees with... Read More

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Nobel Laureates to participate in Light the Future program.

September 30, 2016

OSA announced addition of 7 Nobel Laureates to its "Light the Future" speaker series at FiO/LS, featuring theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, City College of New York, NY. Nobel Laureates include Nicolaas Bloembergen, Robert F. Curl, Roy Glauber, John L. Hall, W.E. Moerner, William D. Phillips, and David J. Wineland. Program will take place Oct 20 from 11:00–13:30 (EDT) at the... Read More

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Current Conditions Index drops below 50.

September 30, 2016

After 6 months of scoring 50 or higher, NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index dropped to 47.1 in September, suggesting that current conditions are no longer conducive for expansion in the electrical manufacturing sector. Only 24% of respondents reported better conditions versus 33% last month. Share of respondents reporting worse conditions nearly doubled from 17% in August to 29%... Read More

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PMA to hold Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference.

September 30, 2016

PMA and MetalForming magazine announce the first annual Metal Stamping Technology and Tool & Die Conference, which will provide metal stamping, die design, and die construction companies with an opportunity to network and learn about new, emerging, evolving, and maturing technologies that are impactful to these industries. Scheduled to take place December 6-7, 2016, in Chicago, IL, event includes... Read More

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ASHRAE Scholarships provide financial aid for 33 students.

September 30, 2016

Thirty-three students will receive scholarship funds from ASHRAE. In total, $164,000 worth of financial assistance will be provided for 2016–2017 school year. According to Chuck Curlin, chair of Scholarship Trustees, ASHRAE scholarships help defray some college education costs, create direct connection between recipients and ASHRAE, and positively impact students' lives by allowing... Read More

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PMMI's FSMA Update Report tracks food company compliance progress.

September 30, 2016

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Update Report by PMMI analyzes responses from 47 food industry stakeholders on FSMA preparedness and identifies what food manufacturers need from supplier partners. According to said report, fresh fruit and vegetable processors and small food companies are expected to have the most difficulty with compliance. Report also notes many managers still need... Read More

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SPE honors Noel Tessier with lifetime achievement award.

September 30, 2016

SPE Thermoforming Division has presented Noel Tessier of CMT Materials, Inc. with its lifetime achievement award. Mr. Tessier is a materials scientist with over 35 years of experience in the research and development of composite materials. Author and co-author of 5 patents and numerous technical articles and presentations, Mr. Tessier has had significant impact on the thin gauge thermoforming... Read More

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AAMA Keynote Speaker emphasizes valuing others' knowledge.

September 30, 2016

Those present at American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2016 National Fall Conference heard keynote speaker Garrison Wynn share ways in which top performers harness personal and organizational influence. In particular, Wynn stressed importance of making people feel like they've been heard. Advice centered around how to work with difficult people, taking responsibility for... Read More