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ASHRAE Student Competitions won by BC, CA, FL, and Regina teams.

September 6, 2016

Held by ASHRAE, 2016 Student Design Competition required students to design and select systems for 2-story municipal government building in Bejing, China. Applied Engineering Challenge for 2015–2016, also held by ASHRAE, tasked students with planning, developing, and enacting solutions to sustainability issues in their local or regional areas. Winning projects will be shared at ASHRAE... Read More

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Dean Bartles Assumes New Role in advancing manufacturing.

September 6, 2016

In support of advanced manufacturing, Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME, 2016 SME president, accepted role as consultant to American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Bartles will recuse himself from remaining 2016 SME board meetings and financial matters to fully focus on his new position. For remainder of 2016 SME board meetings and financial matters, president-elect Sandra Bouckley, FSME, will... Read More

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Business Conditions Indexes move into expansionary territory.

September 2, 2016

With August’s current conditions reading of 58.3, NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index has been at or above 50 for 6 consecutive months. This suggests that conditions continue to be conducive for expansion in the electrical manufacturing sector. Half of respondents reported conditions unchanged from 1 month ago, whereas a clear majority of 64% responded similarly in July. Also,... Read More

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Semiconductor Industry Icons to gather at SIA Award Dinner.

September 2, 2016

More than a dozen semiconductor industry icons, leaders, and founders will come together at the annual SIA Award Dinner on Nov 10 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Robert N. Noyce Award, the industry's highest honor. Martin van den Brink, president and chief technology officer at ASML Holding, will receive the 2016 Noyce Award. SIA presents the award annually in recognition of a leader... Read More

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VMA's Basics Course helps to fill industry skills gap.

September 2, 2016

Scheduled for Oct 18-20, VMA's Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits event begins with a day of general introduction to the industry as experts cover where valves are used, specific types, and basics of related equipment. Day 2 goes into detail about more complicated valves and related equipment such as how actuators work and what solenoid valves do. Day 3 delves deeper into issues such as fugitive... Read More

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AASHTO and FHWA Sign Agreement promotes environmental excellence.

September 2, 2016

AASHTO was awarded 5-year cooperative agreement by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to continue the Center for Environmental Excellence. Goals include advancing strategic national program to maximize efficiency, reliability, and consistency in delivering environmentally sound transportation projects, programs, and services. Under this cooperative agreement, the Center will expand areas of... Read More

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IPC releases electronics assembly quality benchmark study.

September 2, 2016

IPC's Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 provides benchmarking data to companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages. Quality control measurements include first-pass yields for various test methods as well as percent of products subjected to these tests. Study covers yields and defect rates at final inspection, internal yields of key... Read More

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National Transportation Competition recognizes 5 states.

September 2, 2016

DOTs in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee won awards in national competition that recognizes excellence in transportation projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway congestion, and provide more travel options to consumers. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA motor club, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards competition recognizes projects in 3... Read More

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Standards Committee reaffirms ANSI C78.1431 for electric lamps.

September 2, 2016

Available in hard copy or via download, ANSI C78.1431 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Slide Projector Lamps, Condensing, Dichroic, Two-inch (51 mm), Integral Reflector, Rim Reference Tungsten-Halogen Lamps with GY 5.3 Bases has been reaffirmed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78. This standard consolidates lamps commonly used for slide projectors into one standard. Lamps... Read More

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SEI Selected to manage biobased certification program.

September 2, 2016

U.S. Department of Agriculture selected Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), subsidiary of ASTM International, to manage certification program supporting labeling of products determined to be biobased. According to SEI president Pat Gleason, "This program empowers everyone…to make environmentally conscious purchases, while also helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for those products."... Read More

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NFPA releases FPIRC technical program details.

September 1, 2016

Official topics for the 2016 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference technical program have been announced. On October 10, program will include Breakout 1: Fluids & Lubrication and Breakout 2: Modeling & Control Systems. October 11 will feature Panel 1: Role of Start-Ups in a Healthy Industry and Panel 2: External Technology Trends. On October 12, program will cover Breakout 3: Mobile... Read More

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IPC releases topic brief on international trade agreements.

September 1, 2016

Released by IPC, Trade Agreements' Impact on the Electronics Industry is a topic brief that explores details of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the TransPacific Partnership. In particular, brief addresses potential impacts of these trade agreements on various segments and regions of the global electronics industry. It also provides a historical perspective of U.S. trade... Read More

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Teresa Sebring named President of MCAA.

September 1, 2016

MCAA's Board of Directors appointed Teresa Sebring as President of the association, effective August 1, 2016. Mrs. Sebring joined MCAA in 1997 as Administrative Assistant to the President. Since 2012 she has served as Vice-President and has been responsible for operations of MCAA, including communications, data programs and staff oversight, marketing, and meeting/event planning. She also... Read More

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FABTECH 2016 highlights need for skilled labor.

September 1, 2016

FABTECH 2016 invites runners and walkers to support the future of manufacturing at this year's RUN4MFG 5K, which will take place the morning of Nov 18, as part of FABTECH 2016, scheduled for Nov 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Purpose of event is to highlight the need for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry. Now in its fourth year, RUN4MFG 5K benefits nonprofit educational... Read More

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Choice Waterjet Parts Exhibiting at FABTECH Choice Supplies Waterjet Parts for All Major Brands

August 31, 2016

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (August 16, 2016) - Choice Waterjet Parts, a division of Jet Edge, is exhibiting at FABTECH, Nov. 16-18 in Las Vegas. Look for Choice Waterjet Parts in Booth C25085. During FABTECH, Choice will display a wide range of waterjet parts, including nozzles and orifices, UHP pump parts, cutting heads, cutting head parts, on/off valve parts, HP seal kits, swivels and much more. Choice... Read More

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ANSI Accredited Committee stabilizes lamp cap temp rise standard.

August 31, 2016

As announced by National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 stabilized ANSI C78.60360 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Standard Method of Measurement of Lamp Cap Temperature Rise. This standard describes lamp cap temperature rise measurement method used when testing incandescent or discharge lamps for compliance with limits. Read More

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Raytheon Awarded US Navy MK 54 Torpedo Contract

August 31, 2016

TEWKSBURY, Mass. - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $37,723,774 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits; MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits; and MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware repair support. This contract... Read More

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AAMA's RUsmarter Returns with discounts on courses, exams.

August 31, 2016

From September 12 through October 12, online contest hosted by American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will offer discounts on FenestrationMasters® courses and exams. One quiz question will be asked each Monday on AAMA's LinkedIn group, and another quiz question will be posted on AAMA's Twitter account each Wednesday. Additionally, AAMA will host "Are You Smarter... Read More

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IPC Details July 2016 Findings of NA PCB Statistical Program.

August 31, 2016

Findings from IPC's North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program for July 2016 show continuing PCB sales growth, while order growth was negative. This caused book-to-bill ratio to decrease to 0.94. Total North American PCB shipments were 1.2% above July 2015, and YTD shipment growth was up 5.4%. Compared to June 2016, shipments were down 18.0%. PCB bookings decreased... Read More

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 mission.

August 30, 2016

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for agency's Journey to Mars. Mars 2020 is targeted for launch in July 2020 aboard an Atlas V 541 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Rover will conduct geological assessments, determine habitability of environment, search for... Read More