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NHTSA Rule addresses agricultural equipment lighting/marking.

June 28, 2016

U.S. DOT has published final rule, Lighting and Marking on Agricultural Equipment, which directly points to requirements and content of ASAE S279.14, Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways, and ASAE S390.4, Definitions and Classifications of Agricultural Field Equipment, or any successors to those standards. Formation of rule was mandated in the 2012 highway bill signed by President Obama, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21). Read More

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AMCA publishes Introduction to Intake and Exhaust Louvers.

June 28, 2016

AMCA's new white paper, "Introduction to Intake and Exhaust Louvers", describes wide variety of louver types and functions, and provides guidance on sizing and selection. It also summarizes how louvers are tested for performance rating. AMCA International Louver Marketing Task Force published this white paper to help architects, engineers, and contractors match louver types to specific applications, and to ensure that AMCA-certified louvers are properly specified. Read More

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NREL names Mark Davis to lead Biosciences Center.

June 27, 2016

Dr. Mark Davis has formally been named the new director of the Biosciences Center at NREL, which is tasked with developing the underlying science and processes to produce cost-effective fuels and products from biomass. Davis joined NREL in 1993 as a post-doctoral research associate and, since 2010, has served as the platform program manager for thermochemical processes. He is also currently directing the Enabling Technologies Focus Area for the BioEnergy Science Center. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard aids contaminated soil sample collection.

June 24, 2016

ASTM International Committee on Soil and Rock is developing WK37133, Guide for Using a Disposable Handheld Soil Core Samplers for the Collection and Storage of Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis, which will help people who collect soils contaminated with VOCs. Specifically, this proposed standard describes how to collect and store soils in handheld, disposable containers. Target users of this standard are field samplers and planners as well as regulators, labs, and consumers. Read More

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Research Paper in Optica explores squeezed vacuum source effects.

June 24, 2016

"Ultra-low phase noise squeezed vacuum source for gravitational wave detectors," appearing in The Optical Society's Optica journal, reports on squeezed vacuum source improvements. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Australian National University developed new technology that aims to increase sensitivity of Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) to faint ripples in space-time (gravitational waves). Read More

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EPA Helps Communities develop sustainable design strategies.

June 24, 2016

Under its Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program, U.S. EPA selected 6 cities for technical assistance with sustainable design strategies. Cities chosen for assistance in 2016 are Columbia, SC; Brownsville, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Muscatine, IA; Honolulu, HI; and Multnomah County, OR. In months to come, design teams will visit said cities to help communities use green infrastructure and other environmentally friendly designs to create more walkable, bikeable, and vibrant neighborhoods. Read More

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MPIF recognizes outstanding technical paper authors.

June 24, 2016

Howard I. Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award was given to Stephanie M. Choquette, graduate research assistant, and Iver E. Anderson, FAPMI, senior metallurgist, Ames Laboratory, Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University, for their paper "Liquid-Phase Diffusion Bonding: Temperature Effects and Solute Redistribution in High-Temperature Lead-Free Composite Solders." They were officially recognized during Industry Luncheon held during POWDERMET2016 in Boston. Read More

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NEMA Publishes White Paper on field LED driver replacement.

June 24, 2016

Available for download via NEMA's website, NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement discusses issues related to field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures. This white paper also addresses how several aspects must be considered to ensure replacement driver functionality matches original driver. Developed by the NEMA Ballast Section Technical Committee, NEMA LSD 74 is useful for lighting industry and facilities management. Read More

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Yongfeng Lu named LIA's 2016 Schawlow Award winner.

June 24, 2016

Dr. Yongfeng Lu, LIA Fellow, 2014 LIA President, and 2016 ICALEO® Nanomanufacturing Conference Chair has been selected as the 2016 Arthur L. Schawlow Award recipient, recognizing his longstanding record of laser industry innovation and his significant contributions to basic and applied research in fields of laser science and electrical engineering. Dr. Lu has more than 20 years of experience in the processing and characterization of microstructured and nanostructured materials. Read More

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NREL receives funding from DOE to lead 4 projects.

June 24, 2016

NREL will be receiving $1.38 million from DOE to lead 4 projects for the Technology Commercialization Fund. Funds will be used to advance promising renewable energy-related technologies with commercial potential and help strengthen partnerships between national labs and private-sector companies. By working with strategic industry partners for each project, NREL will help validate the direction of research across variety of technologies from advanced hydrocarbon fuels to wind energy. Read More

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Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd. earns QML certification.

June 23, 2016

IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded IPC-6012/IPC-A-600 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Dongguan Shengyi Electronics Ltd., a manufacturer of single sided, double sided, and multilayer printed circuit boards in the Dongguan, Guangdong province of China. Company met or exceeded testing requirements for board coupons and passed a 3-day, on-site audit. IPC's Validation Services QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification and to certify electronic products. Read More

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SPE Announces Call for Entries in annual Parts Competition.

June 23, 2016

SPE Thermoforming Division announced call for entries in its annual Parts Competition, which showcases advances in thermoforming design and application. Submission deadline is September 9, 2016, and entrants may submit parts in several categories: industrial, medical, or food (roll-fed); vacuum form, pressure form, twin sheet, and TPO (heavy-gauge); and combined, where entrants may submit parts comprised of recycled material, which includes Value Added Assembly and represent Innovation. Read More

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Congresswoman Bonamici visits TTM Technologies Inc. in Oregon.

June 22, 2016

As part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1) met with TTM Technologies, Inc. executives and employees in Forest Grove, OR. TTM Technologies president and CEO Tom Edman enjoyed showing Monamici what work takes place at their manufacturing facility and discussing policy issues affecting manufacturing in Oregon and USA. In kind, Bonamici valued hearing about issues of concern and discussing how to make manufacturing thrive in Oregon. Read More

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USA Settles with Trader Joe's to reduce GHG emissions at stores.

June 22, 2016

Under proposed settlement with U.S. Department of Justice and EPA, national grocery store chain Trader Joe's Company agreed to reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gases from refrigeration equipment at 453 of its stores. Trader Joe's, to resolve alleged violations of Clean Air Act (CAA), will spend ~$2 million over 3 years to reduce coolant leaks from refrigerators and other equipment and improve company-wide compliance and pay $500,000 civil penalty. Read More

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SME and Stratasys sponsor Additive Manufacturing competition.

June 21, 2016

From June 21-23, SME and Stratasys will collaborate on an Additive Manufacturing contest at the National SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, KY. Contest will evaluate students' abilities in Additive Manufacturing/3DPrinting as well as recognize outstanding students for excellence in the field of Digital and Additive Manufacturing. Written knowledge exam will be used to assess general understanding of additive manufacturing technology in areas such as design, methods, materials, and safety. Read More

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NASA Hybrid Research Plane gets X number and new name.

June 20, 2016

With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into uniquely designed wing, NASA's Hybrid Electric Research Plane, designated X-57 and nicknamed Maxwell, will test new propulsion technology. Goals include reducing fuel use, emissions, and noise. As part of 4-year flight demonstrator plan, NASA's Scalable Convergent Electric Propulsion Operations Research project will build the X-57 by modifying Italian-designed Tecnam P2006T twin-engine light aircraft. Read More

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EPA offers $1 million for tribes to clean up diesel engines.

June 20, 2016

As part of Diesel Emission Reduction program, EPA announced availability of $1 million in grant funding for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects. Under grant competition, applicants may request up to $800,000 in federal funding. EPA anticipates awarding up to 5 tribal assistance agreements, and projects may include replacing, upgrading, or retrofitting school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and energy production generators. Read More

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PTDA 2016 Canadian Conference focused on Ottawa connections.

June 20, 2016

Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributors and manufacturers gathered June 8–9, 2016 for PTDA's 15th Canadian Conference. While primary focus for participants turned out to be networking and face-to-face meetings between channel partners and peers, other opportunities included gathering educational and other industry-specific information for immediate integration and use, Industry Showcase Welcome Reception (with tabletop displays), and golf outing. Read More

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Dr. Helen Sanders gives electrochromic glazing presentation.

June 20, 2016

During AAMA 2016 Summer Conference, Dr. Helen Sanders addressed the past, present, and future of electrochromic glazing market. Sanders leads technical development and training for Sage Electrochromics. "Electrochromic Glazing: State of the Art, State of the Market" compared research and development in EC technology from 1989 up to present day. Some important aspects, she said, include its durability, high performance, ability to fit into existing window products, and long-term potential. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces Summer 2016 webinar line-up.

June 20, 2016

Hydraulic Institute has unveiled their live pump training webinar schedule for Summer ‘16. One-part Vibration series will be held July 14 while Power Plant Pumps, a 3-part series, will be held July 19, August 9, and August 16. Also a 3-part series, Variable Frequency Drives webinar is scheduled for August 18, 23, and 25. Each webinar begins at 1:00 pm EST and runs approximately 1 hour with time for questions and answers. Read More