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SPE announces Best Paper Award winners.

August 3, 2016

Organizing committee for SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition announced Dr. Jackie Rehkopf Best Paper Award winners. Authors who received highest average ratings by peer reviewers include: Sebastian Goris, a doctoral student at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr. Ying Fan, a research engineer in Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Western University; and... Read More

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Automated Manufacturing Service produces reagent blisters.

August 3, 2016

Designed for customers experiencing rapid growth in commercialization of microfluidic-based diagnostics, J-Pac's high-volume automated manufacturing capabilities can provide tens of millions of on-chip reagent blisters. Capabilities include precision reagent filling for single and multiple-well formats with in-line quality control; self-diagnostics with automated detection of non-conforming... Read More

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Ten Manufacturing Professionals elected to SME College of Fellows.

August 2, 2016

SME elected Joseph Beaman, Sandra Bouckley, Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet, Behrokh Khoshnevis, Brad L. Kinsey, Ashok Kumar, Lonnie Love, ZJ Pei, Tony Schmitz, and Hong-Chao Zhang to its 2016 College of Fellows. In addition to contributions to manufacturing, 2016 honorees have, through teaching, leadership and guidance, helped students and young professionals in their own pursuits of advanced... Read More

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IPC North American PCB Stats show sales up, orders down in June.

August 2, 2016

Compared to June 2015, results from IPC's June 2016 North American PCB Statistical Program show strong PCB sales growth and decreased orders; book-to-bill ratio declined to 0.98. Total North American PCB shipments in June 2016 were 9.7% above same month last year, and YTD growth was up 6.1% for first 6 months. Compared to May, June shipments were up 18.9%. PCB bookings decreased 9.7%... Read More

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IPC the First Automotive Stand on Performance Requirements for Rigid Printed Boards

August 1, 2016

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA — In September of 2015, IPC delivered revision D of IPC-6012, Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards. Building on this base standard, IPC has developed the first automotive addendum, IPC-6012DA, Automotive Applications Addendum to IPC-6012D Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards. This addendum addresses the... Read More

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U.S. EPA and DOJ announce settlement with Cemex, Inc.

August 1, 2016

To resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Cemex, Inc. will invest approximately $10 million to cut emissions of harmful air pollution at 5 of its cement manufacturing plants in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas. Under consent decree lodged in U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee, Cemex will also pay $1.69 million civil penalty, conduct energy audits at 5 plants,... Read More

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EPA and NIEHS Award $28 Million to university children's centers.

August 1, 2016

To promote health and well-being in communities with children, U.S. EPA announced near $28 million in joint funding with National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for 5 Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers. Dr. James H. Johnson, Director of EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research, noted that said funding will lend to... Read More

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SPE Appoints Eve Vitale as Foundation Director.

August 1, 2016

SPE appointed Eve Vitale as its Foundation Director. Along with 6 years of corporate and foundation fundraising experience in automotive and plastics industries, Vitale brings with her 10 years of curriculum development and teaching. SPE managing director Russell C. Broome called her a "well-respected expert in the plastics industry and plastics academia" and cited her "extensive experience in... Read More

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Lighting Systems Index shows mixed results in Q1 2016.

August 1, 2016

Measuring demand for lighting equipment, NEMA's Lighting Systems Shipments Index decreased 0.8% quarter-to-quarter and posted 0.6% increase year-over-year during Q1 2016. Fixtures and emergency lighting, which are components of said index, gained on year-over-year basis, while other components – ballasts, miniature lamps, and large lamps – recorded year-over-year declines. Read More

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NEMA Paper addresses selective coordination.

August 1, 2016

NEMA published NEMA ABP 1-2016 Selective Coordination of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers. Purpose of paper is to provide guidance to engineers regarding National Electrical Code® requirements for selective coordination. Paper specifically addresses how to comply with these requirements for low-voltage circuit breakers. Originally developed in 2010 by NEMA Molded Case Circuit Breakers Committee,... Read More

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Camtronics, S.A. Purchases Scienscope X-Scope 2000

August 1, 2016

Chino, CA - July 2016 - Scienscope International, a complete inspection solutions provider, is pleased to announce the recent sale of an X-Scope 2000 to Camtronics, S.A., a contract manufacturer for the aerospace, medical, telcom, and industrial sectors. Camtronics recently purchased an X-SCOPE 2000 X-Ray Inspection System from Scienscope: a full featured, high-performance x-ray inspection system... Read More

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WASHTO Awards State DOTs for outstanding transportation projects.

July 29, 2016

Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced 7 "America's Transportation Awards" winners at its conference in Laramie, WY. Respectively winners in large, medium, and small project group categories were Washington State DOT, Oregon DOT, Idaho Transportation Department (Quality of Life/Community Development); Texas, Colorado, and South Dakota... Read More

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U.S. and Enbridge Reach Settlement after 2010 MI, IL oil spills.

July 29, 2016

Settlement between U.S. EPA, Department of Justice, Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership, and several related Enbridge companies will resolve claims stemming from 2010 oil spills in Marshall, MI and Romeoville, IL. Enbridge will spend at least $110 million on measures to prevent spills and improve operations across ~2,000 miles of its pipeline system in Great Lakes region as well as pay civil... Read More

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EPA's Final Rule on Formaldehyde protects public from exposure.

July 29, 2016

Working with California Air Resources Board to ensure requirement consistency for composite wood products, U.S. EPA's rule aiming to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States aims to protect public-at-large from harmful exposure in homes and workplaces. One year after said rule is published, applicable... Read More

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Happy Accident keeps would-be teacher at NREL as PV leader.

July 29, 2016

Sarah Kurtz, a Research Fellow with the National Center for Photovoltaics at NREL, always thought that teaching would be her destined occupation. However, her interests led her to earn her Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University. In 1986, she started to work with NREL's Jerry Olson who just invented a two-junction, III-V photovoltaic cell. In 2007, Kurtz and Olson were awarded the... Read More

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Tooling U-SME offers accelerated approach to apprenticeship.

July 29, 2016

Tooling U-SME has established a work-based learning model to help more manufacturers and educators build successful apprenticeship programs tailored to meet specific job needs at their companies. Apprenticeship Acceleration Framework defines specific knowledge and skill requirements that align with common apprenticeship job functions. By using this model, apprentices will not only complete... Read More

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NEMA 2016 EBCI suggests conditions conducive to expansion.

July 29, 2016

In July, NEMA's Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) signals conditions continue to be conducive for expansion. Current conditions index declined to 53.6 from 59.4 in June. Up from 44% in June, 64% of respondents reported conditions unchanged from one month ago. Those who reported better conditions dropped from 38% to 21%, and those who noted worse conditions declined from 19%... Read More

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Jet Edge's EDGE X-5 5-Axis Waterjet Ideal for Metal Service Center Use Precision Waterjet System Cuts 3D Parts, Bevels to 50°

July 28, 2016

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (July 25, 2016) - Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet system is designed and built for heavy duty industrial use in waterjet shops that demand lasting performance, precision and accuracy. The system is available in large format sizes up to 24’X13’, making it ideally suited for metal service centers. This workhorse waterjet system cuts precise sophisticated 3D parts... Read More

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Oil Refiners to Reduce Air Pollution under EPA, DOJ settlement.

July 28, 2016

U.S. EPA and U.S. DOJ announced $425 million settlement with subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations and protects public health by reducing air pollution at 6 refineries. Said companies will spend ~$403 million to install and operate pollution control equipment. Additionally, Tesoro will spend ~$12 million to fund environmental... Read More

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US EPA, US DOT, CARB issue draft TAR of car/light truck standards.

July 28, 2016

U.S. DOT, U.S. EPA, and California Air Resource Board (CARB) released draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR) regarding National Program for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for light duty cars and trucks. Covering model years 2022–2025, this draft TAR shows automotive manufacturers' technological innovation and that they will be able to meet MY 2022–2025 standards.... Read More