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IPC Details July 2016 Findings of NA PCB Statistical Program.

Aug 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.

Aug 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

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General Dynamics NASCO to Build Container Ships for Matson

Aug 30, 2016

SAN DIEGO - General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today it has signed a contract with Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), for the design and construction of two Kanaloa Class liquefied natural gas (LNG)-capable containerships with roll-on, roll-off capability. The 870-foot-long, 3,500 TEU... Read More

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PICA announces 2015 PICA Award winner.

Aug 30, 2016

Printing Industry of the Carolinas has announced that Heritage Printing & Graphics, Inc. is an award winner in the 2015 PICA Awards Competition, which recognizes printing and imaging companies who combine fine craftsmanship with technology to produce outstanding finished products. This year, PICA Awards attracted more than 630 entries from 47 printing companies, along with more than 125 entries... Read More

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NREL Research supports sustainable wind energy.

Aug 30, 2016

NREL researchers are working with industry partners toward an energy future that features significant levels of reliable, affordable, and sustainable wind energy. NREL's 5 MW Dynamometer Test Facility allows National Wind Technology Center engineers to verify performance and reliability of wind turbine drivetrain prototypes and commercial machines. Researchers can control turbine... Read More

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Intelligrated Named to SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2016

Aug 29, 2016

CINCINNATI — Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces its recognition on Supply Demand Chain Executive’s list of 100 great supply chain projects for its work with Merrill Corporation. Implementing the Intelligrated Voice solution enabled the 3PL document... Read More

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2016 CTIA Awards Finalist Lean One-Touch Single Station Solution(TM) by FutureDial Streamlines Workflows & Boosts Profit Margins for the Mobile Device Supply Chain

Aug 26, 2016

FutureDial's Lean One-Touch Platform™ is recognized by CTIA industry expert panel for award consideration as a Best in Mobility Management Solution for automating and consolidating device processing to increase speed and effectiveness while driving down operation costs for mobile supply chain businesses. SUNNYVALE, Calif. - The reverse supply chain for smartphones and tablets is big... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Services

Rapid Replacement Part Service helps minimize downtime.

Aug 26, 2016

Freudenberg Xpress provides replacement parts, prototypes, and small production runs of seals and other components. Using CNC lathe machine with milling functions, company can produce complex seals that are more than 5 ft in diameter and with features such as oval cuttings, holes on seal circumference, and hexagonal and rectangular shapes. Components are made from 94 AU 30000 polyurethane, which... Read More

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MAVERICK Uses DCSNext Solution to Move Major DCS Migration Project into Final Phase

Aug 26, 2016

DCSNext capabilities allow INEOS Styrolution to avoid any additional downtime during migration and leverage the complete benefits of the latest technology COLUMBIA, Ill. — MAVERICK Technologies announces the completion of the second phase of a major DCS migration for its client INEOS Styrolution, a polystyrene manufacturer. MAVERICK applied its DCSNext solution, which takes an innovative... Read More

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Electrical Manufacturers ask for comprehensive energy bill.

Aug 26, 2016

During visits with Capitol Hill staff, NEMA members hand-delivered a request for lawmakers on Energy Conference Committee to reconcile differences between H.R. 8, North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015, and S. 2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015.  Electroindustry recommendations urged lawmakers to craft one comprehensive energy bill that supports and... Read More

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Solar Power International to light up Las Vegas Sept 12-15.

Aug 26, 2016

Cosponsored by Solar Energy Industries Association and Smart Electric Power Alliance, Solar Power International will feature opening session with industry visionary David Crane, the former CEO of NRG. Two back-to-back workshops on Sept 13 will explore net metering debates in Nevada and New York. More than 600 companies and other exhibitors will be on the tradeshow floor, including 2 storage... Read More

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NREL helps National Park Service celebrate its birthday.

Aug 26, 2016

As the National Park Service marks its centennial, NREL is helping carry out energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at parks, providing cleaner air and contributing to healthier environment. Over the past decades, NREL has provided continued support to NPS through Federal Energy Management Program's technical assistance program, including design of energy-efficient buildings for the... Read More

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Duets by Gemini Engraving and Sheet Stock Features Advanced Acrylic Technology for Improved Sign Making

Aug 25, 2016

Duets by Gemini Engraving and Sheet Stock Features Advanced Acrylic Technology for Improved Sign Making Cannon Falls, MN — Gemini announces its Duets by Gemini engraving and sheet stock features 100% fully impact modified acrylic for improved characteristics for sign making in a variety of interior or exterior ADA, wayfinding and branding applications. Manufactured with superior quality in... Read More

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Paradigm Imaging Group Announces New Wide Format Flatbed Scanner by KURABO

Aug 25, 2016

Costa Mesa, CA – Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large format scanning and printing solutions, announces the release of a new wide format flatbed scanner by Kurabo. The new K-IS-A0FW ARCH E Size 36” x 48” flatbed Single CCD Sensor scanner, manufactured by Kurabo, is a perfect solution for scanning museum art, textiles and delicate documents.  Flatbed scanning protects... Read More

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PM and Particulate Materials Conference calls for papers.

Aug 25, 2016

Call for papers and posters on diverse topics is in effect for POWDERMET2017: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, which will be held June 13–16, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Submissions will be accepted through November 4, 2016, and further details are available at powdermet2017.org. This conference is sponsored by Metal Powder Industries Federation, which... Read More

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Metal AM Conference issues call for presentations.

Aug 25, 2016

Scheduled for June 13–15, 2017, Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy 2017 (AMPM2017) will take place at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV, and will feature top industry experts in this fast-growing field. Conference will provide way for latest research and development to be shared between scientists, manufacturers, and end-users. Submission categories include: materials, applications,... Read More

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AAMA Course covers fundamentals of fenestration.

Aug 25, 2016

AAMA's "Fundamentals of Fenestration" provides basic terminology and standards for windows, doors, and skylights, covering both residential and light commercial products, as well as commercial and architectural applications. Online course is designed for use by several audiences, including professionals new to the industry, experienced professionals, and homeowners. Upon completion of course,... Read More

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ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Teams are recognized for their efforts.

Aug 25, 2016

In ASHRAE Lowdown Showdown, 8 teams worked to find appropriate balance of designing and modeling to get 50,000 ft², 3-story outpatient health care facility to net zero or below. Recognition awards were presented to Energy Derailment (Most Practical), The EUI Evangelists (Most Creative), Quest for Zero (Best Teamwork), Insane Energy Savers (Most Innovative Workflow), and The... Read More

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CAS Research Solution elevates scientific discovery.

Aug 24, 2016

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, announced that SciFindern will be available Spring 2017. Solution will provide new and unique authoritative content and enhanced workflow features to help researchers be exponentially more productive. Enhanced tools will help users optimally leverage information, dramatically reducing time spent combing through answers. Users can... Read More

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3D Systems Digital Manufacturing Solutions Aid International Effort to Rehabilitate Abused Toucan Featured in Animal Planet's TOUCAN NATION

Aug 24, 2016

End-to-end solutions enable design and development of 3D printed beak prosthetic for wounded bird Story to be featured on Animal Planet documentary Toucan Nation, airing Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 10PM ET/PT ROCK HILL, S.C. - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its digital manufacturing solutions played a crucial role in the rehabilitation of Grecia, a toucan in Costa Rica that lost... Read More