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Keynote Speakers Announced for SPE Thermoforming Conference.

August 15, 2016

As announced by SPE's (Society of Plastics Engineers) Thermoforming Division, keynote speakers for 25th annual SPE Thermoforming Conference® will address opportunity in new world economy. Said conference, taking place September 26–28, 2016 in Schaumburg, IL, will be themed "Forming the Future" and feature keynotes "The Little Things Matter" by Mark Robinson and "Industrial... Read More

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SPE announces winners of scholarships.

August 15, 2016

Organizing committee for SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition announced winners of group's three annual SPE ACCE scholarships sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp., as well as two new Dr. Jackie Rehkopf scholarships from an endowed fund. ACCE scholarships, each for $2,000 USD, went to Mr. Lu Wang, Mr. Srikanth Raviprasad, and Ms. Mariana Batista. Rehkopf... Read More

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Congressman Bill Johnson visits TTM Technologies facility.

August 15, 2016

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) met with executives and employees of IPC-member company TTM Technologies, Inc. at their manufacturing facility in North Jackson, Ohio. Coordinated by IPC, visit is part of an ongoing effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues that impact the industry. TTM is the largest printed circuit board supplier in North America and... Read More

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IPC Report provides final 2015 PCB market size estimates.

August 15, 2016

North American PCB Market Report provided IPC’s final estimates of 2015 market size for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits in North America. Although PCB production decreased 4.3% in 2015 to $2.9 billion, PCB market grew 1.4% to estimated $3.4 billion. Growth in North American PCB market was driven by flexible circuit sales, which increased in double digits in 2014, while rigid PCB sales declined... Read More

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Reviving King Tutankhamun with 3D Scanning

August 15, 2016

In the fall of 2014, Creaform performed its largest color 3D scanning project to date! Color is a big differentiator in the world of 3D scanning, since it not usually mandatory or sometimes even important when it comes to inspection or reverse engineering. But it goes without saying that it becomes paramount in applications such as Heritage Preservation. In this specific case, the objects to scan... Read More

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You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

August 11, 2016

The Sustainable Dashboard Tool is a highly advanced Web-based service that is as sophisticated and state-of-the-art as it is easy to use. The “Dashboard” is designed to make it easy for building managers to monitor and measure their use of such resources as fuel, oil, electricity, and water to better understand their facility’s impact on the environment. Using these measurements, the... Read More

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NEMA publishes conductor softness testing methods.

August 11, 2016

NEMA has published NEMA MW 820-2016, which presents wire testing methodologies used by magnet wire manufacturers and users to characterize the "softness of the conductor" in order to predict how well the magnet wire will wind and be formed into its final desired shape and position. Standard was developed by NEMA Magnet Wire Section and covers the following industries: motor, generator,... Read More

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AMT Conference welcomes aerospace expert Richard Aboulafia.

August 10, 2016

AMT will welcome Richard Aboulafia to 2016 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference taking place Oct 19-21. Mr. Aboulafia will provide analysis of current state of aerospace industry and what manufacturers can expect within this crucial market segment in 2017. Aboulafia is Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group and a renowned expert within the aerospace community. He routinely consults with... Read More

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ANSI Committee reaffirms electric lamps starters standard.

August 10, 2016

Available in hard copy or via electronic download, ANSI C78.180-2003 (R2016), American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for Fluorescent Lamp Starters, has been reaffirmed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78. Coverage includes performance of glow switch starters used with preheat-type fluorescent and similar discharge lamps. Excluded are starters defined as... Read More

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FABTECH 2016 provides competitive edge with industry speakers.

August 10, 2016

Of concern to metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, education program scheduled by FABTECH 2016 includes presentations on diverse topics. Sessions address needs of attendees of all skill levels. Taking place November 16–18 in Las Vegas, said event's education component will be led by manufacturing experts. Technical, operational, and managerial sessions are... Read More

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EPA awards $4.5 million to advance air monitoring technology.

August 10, 2016

U.S. EPA announced grants to 6 research organizations to develop and use low-cost air pollution sensor technology. Grants will help fund research projects that explore how scientific data can be effectively gathered and used by communities to learn about local air quality. Grantees will also study accuracy of data produced by sensors and sensor networks. For example, comparing high-quality data... Read More

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ASABE approves rotary and flail mower standards.

August 10, 2016

ASABE has adopted 4 standards that address safety and testing of rotary disk, drum, and flail mowers. Three of the documents are international standards, adoption of which further harmonizes national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide. Fourth standard, ANSI/ASABE S639, Safety Standard for Large Row-Crop... Read More

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PMMI brings packed Innovation Stage back to PACK EXPO.

August 10, 2016

According to show producer PMMI, Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 is shaping up to be the largest on-floor education feature since its inception in 2012. Examples of PACK EXPO topics include Internet of Things, machine safety, sustainability, smart packaging, global packaging trends, and digital print technology. Pharm EXPO's Innovation Stage will address... Read More

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EPA Waste Tracking aids building managers' conservation efforts.

August 10, 2016

As free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers, EPA's Energy Star Portfolio Manager is used to measure energy, water, and greenhouse gas (GHG) metrics in 450,000+ U.S. buildings and 10,000+ buildings in Canada. Users can also, via recently introduced waste and materials tracking feature, benchmark 29 types of waste across 4 management metrics –... Read More

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NREL Assesses Strategies for light-duty vehicle GHG reduction.

August 10, 2016

"Implications of Sustainability for the U.S. Light-Duty Transportation Sector" by NREL's Crish Gearhart explores potential internal combustion engines, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and battery electric vehicle advances that can decrease GHG emissions when paired with alternative low-carbon energy sources. Specifically, said paper examines each strategy's potential has to... Read More

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Competition honors 5 states for transportation projects.

August 10, 2016

DOTs in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin 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 recognize best transportation projects in 3... Read More

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Advanced Manufacturing Media announces key business updates.

August 9, 2016

SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media has made several key staffing changes. Jim Sawyer has been promoted to editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, and Brett Brune has taken on role of editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing magazine. Alan Rooks will be joining Advanced Manufacturing Media as senior editor of Manufacturing Engineering magazine. Media group also announced it has seen... Read More

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LIA Relaunches Laser Safety Signs with updated content.

August 9, 2016

LIA relaunched sales of laser safety signs, which accommodate needs of Laser Safety Officers and their professional laser safety teams. Available in plastic and laminate, these customizable signs feature updated, clear safety warnings and instructions. Specifically, signs are available for Class 3B and 4 lasers or laser systems per ANSI Z136.1 as well as for Class 3B laser-controlled areas.... Read More

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NEMA Surge Arresters Section publishes guides and videos.

August 9, 2016

NEMA, on behalf of its Surge Arresters Section, has published 6 guides and accompanying videos on arresters. These include 4 guides on purchasing good quality arresters, an instructional document on protecting distribution lines from lightning, and a document on uses of transmission line arresters. Topics of these guides were chosen to educate utility buyers and engineers on the advantages of... Read More