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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

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3D Systems Partners with Mystic Aquarium, ACT Group and Middle School Students to Help Disabled Penguin Walk Again

July 28, 2016

- Custom orthotic boot created using 3D scan-to-print workflow improves mobility of endangered African penguin ROCK HILL, S.C. - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its end-to-end digital design and manufacturing solutions led to the enhanced mobility of a disabled African penguin at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT. In a collaborative endeavor led by the aquarium’s veterinary staff,... Read More

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First European Company earns IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 QMLs.

July 28, 2016

IPC Validation Services Program awarded IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to ALPHA-electronics. For years, ALPHA-electronics utilized IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 for specification of materials, processes, and requirements. ALPHA-electronics met/exceeded the requirements for Class 3, intended for high-performance electronics assemblies, and this officially lists... Read More

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EPA Determines Aircraft Emissions contribute to climate change.

July 27, 2016

U.S. EPA finalized one determination under Clean Air Act that GHG emissions from certain aircraft engines contribute to pollution that causes climate change and endangers public/environmental health. Findings relate to CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). EPA is not issuing emissions standards for aircraft engines in this action,... Read More

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EPA Research shows corrosion in majority of Diesel Fuel USTs.

July 27, 2016

EPA-released report on corrosion inside diesel fuel underground storage tanks (USTs) shows that moderate or severe corrosion could affect metal components inside both steel and fiberglass underground tank systems. Consequently, this corrosion can cause equipment failure and, if left unchecked, cause UST system failures/releases and lead to groundwater contamination. Owners are urged to check... Read More

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NREL evaluates propane-to-electricity shuttle bus conversion.

July 27, 2016

NREL is evaluating drive-cycle characteristics of propane-powered shuttle buses operating at Zion National Park. National Park Service originally deployed buses in 2000 and is now working with NREL to optimize conversion of 14 propane buses to run on electricity. NREL researchers are gathering operational data via onboard logging devices to understand dispatching patterns, evaluate effect of road... Read More

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ProFood Tech grows with expanding line-up of industry leaders.

July 27, 2016

With 9 months until its debut, leading international food and beverage corporations are lining up to support the inaugural ProFood Tech powered by PACK EXPO, Anuga, and International Dairy Foods Association. To date, over 113,000 square feet of exhibit space is accounted for by over 270 exhibiting companies. GEA, BASF, Duravant, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Key Technology, Meyer Industries, and... Read More

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Custom Processing Service enhances offering via extruder addition.

July 27, 2016

With accelerated processing, Custom Processing Services are available for reliable material blending. Extruder, or compounder, blends materials that do not melt (fillers) with melted polymers to create custom material. With loss-in-weight feeder automating blending process, feeder speed is changed to control rate at which filler blends with original polymer. This promotes homogenous blend... Read More

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ASTM Committee A05 honors Herbert Koch for distinguished service.

July 27, 2016

ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products honored Herbert Koch, quality manager at Harris Steel Company (Cicero, IL), with Kenneth J. Boedecker, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. A05 member since 1985, Koch previously received Award of Merit (2012) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2015). Kock also serves on multiple committees, including A01 on Steel, Stainless... Read More

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Dr. Raymond Donahue to receive 2016 Herman H. Doehler Award.

July 26, 2016

NADCA Awards Committee has chosen Dr. Raymond Donahue of Mercury Castings - Division of Mercury Marine to receive the Herman H. Doehler Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the die casting industry, the art of die casting as represented by technical achievement, advancement in plant operation, and other activities. Award will be presented on September 27,... Read More

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AAMA Updates Document for solar reflective surfaces.

July 25, 2016

AAMA updated 2013's "Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Solar Reflective Finishes," which describes test procedures and performance requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum, fiber reinforced thermoset or wood and cellulosic composite profiles for windows, doors, wall panels, skylights, sloped glazing, and similar products. Said... Read More

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ASC welcomes new president William Allmond.

July 25, 2016

Appointed ASC President by its Board of Directors, William Allmond brings over 23 years of experience in association management and strategic operations. Bill joins ASC from the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, where he worked for the past 10 years as VP, Government and Public Relations. In that role he transitioned and upgraded association's government relations from low key... Read More

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ASABE revises standard for combine testing.

July 19, 2016

ANSI/ASAE S396.3, Combine Capacity and Performance Test Procedure, includes updated text that clarifies wording and incorporates new practices for performing loss testing on combine harvesters. Standard has been proposed as basis for revision to International Standard ISO 5687: 1999, Equipment for harvesting — Combine harvesters — Determination and designation of grain tank capacity and... Read More

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Dense Transparent Materials offer new way to control light.

July 18, 2016

Researchers recently made the discovery that a special class of materials called "hyperuniform materials" can be both dense and transparent. This work demonstrates a new way to control light and could lead to novel materials for many light-based applications including solar photovoltaics. In OSA's journal Optica, researchers led by Rémi Carminati, Institut Langevin, ESPCI Paris and CNRS,... Read More

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PTDA welcomes 3 new members.

July 18, 2016

PTDA recently welcomed 3 new member companies. Industrial Solutions - Compagnie du Groupe Ficodis of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Mechanical Power Inc. of Wauconda, IL, are distributors of bearings, motor/motion control products, conveyors and material handling components, shaft couplings, and power transmission accessories. IKO International, Inc., located in Parsippany, NJ, is a manufacturer of... Read More

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ASTM Vehicle Pavement Systems Committee honors Kevin McGhee.

July 18, 2016

Kevin K. McGhee, associate principal scientist at Virginia Transportation Research Council in Charlottesville, VA, received Tilton E. Shelbourne Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee E17 on Vehicle Pavement Systems. ASTM member since 1997, McGhee was recognized for his work in vehicle pavement industry and his active contributions as past chairman of Committee E17. McGhee holds BA in... Read More

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LEONI Brings Together Automation Technology, German Brew at Oktoberfest Networking Event

July 15, 2016

LEONI Engineering Products Services, Inc. (Lake Orion, Mich.), with global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, will celebrate the company’s heritage, its focus on automation technology, and German beer-making during an Oktoberfest-styled event on September 29, 2016. LAKE ORION, MI – LEONI Engineering Products & Services, Inc. (LEONI EPS), part of Nuremberg-based LEONI AG and one of North... Read More

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VJ Electronix to Give Three Presentations Around Rework and X-ray at the PHASE 4, Inc. Arizona Show &Tell Technical Conference

July 15, 2016

VJ Electronix, Inc., the leader in rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-ray inspection systems, today announced plans to participate in the PHASE 4, Inc. Arizona Show Tell Technical Conference, scheduled to take place August 9-11, 2016 at TechShop in Chandler, AZ. VJ Electronix will give three presentations during the event, in addition to exhibiting the XQuick II with AccuCount... Read More

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Pumpcoat's Vendornet in Action - Blasting and Coating Large Floors are a Breeze

July 15, 2016

Pumpcoat~ PCI Contractors has been in business for 17 years, providing high quality service to customers in power generation, industrial, commercial, property maintenance and other industries. Along the way, we’ve acquired a wide variety of abilities. Good service and satisfaction have always been cornerstone values at PCI. Sometimes we find our customers will need something done that is not in... Read More

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AIM Ultracode Standard minimizes required barcode display space.

July 15, 2016

Announced by AIM, Ultracode international standard establishes significant enhancement in barcode technology for automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry and consumerization. Ultracode marks first 2D, error-correcting color barcode that can be displayed on smartphones as well as printed by using digital color camera or smartphone app. Using Ultracode, standard color... Read More