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Laser Safety Officer Training Course meets new standards.
Laser Institute of America (LIA)    Orlando, FL 32826
November 8, 2012 On the heels of the release of a new standard to ensure proper use of lasers in the research and development environment, LIA has announced new course for safety officers based on that guideline. Taught by Ken Barat, chairman of the committee that put together the ANSI Z136.8, Safe Use of lasers in Research, Development, or Testing Environment standard, new course will prepare LSOs to oversee safe use of laser systems in oftentimes ad hoc situations.
IPC and SMTA announce agenda for Conformal Coating workshop.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
November 8, 2012 Scheduled for Nov 13, 2012, during IPC/SMTA Higher Reliability Cleaning and Coating Conference, Conformal Coating technical workshop will teach basics of conformal coating and coating processes. Course will introduce fundamentals and assumes no prior knowledge of coatings. Topics include popular myths and misconceptions as well as commons causes of coating problems. Second half of course will teach the use and application of conformal coating in manufacturing environments.
ANSI welcomes 12 new members.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
November 7, 2012 In October, ANSI welcomed 12 new members: Alliance Data Systems; Appleton Papers; Crane Operator Certification Authority; Early Warning Services; Elixir Centre for Bio Environmental Quality Standards Certification; GPM Global; International Medical Equipment Service, Inc.; MC Miller Co., Inc.; Navigant Consulting Inc.; Saint-Gobain RD Center; and Secant Medical, Inc. These organizations joined federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and over 3.5 million professionals.
New ISO Standard aids design of energy-saving residences.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
November 7, 2012 ISO Technical Committee (TC) 205, Building environment design, developed new International Standard – ISO 13153:2012, Framework of the design process for energy-saving single-family residential and small commercial buildings – that provides framework for effective consideration of energy-saving approaches to building of residences and small commercial buildings during various design process stages. Standard also includes 3 annexes intended to facilitate effective usage.
ASTM International launches Professor's Tool Kit.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
November 7, 2012 ASTM International has announced a new academic offering for university professors to include technical standards as part of their engineering and business curricula. Professor's Tool Kit includes: 5 scripted PowerPoint modules; sample syllabi and standards; short videos on the value of standards and student membership in ASTM; articles about standards education; ASTM industry sector overviews; standards case studies; and informational brochures on membership/benefits.
SME Digital Design Award Winners named at RAPID 2012.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
November 7, 2012 Announced at SME RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition, winners of 2012 Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition included 3 entries from University of Louisville, KY. In high school category, 2 winners were announced from Cedar Falls High School in Iowa. Contestants were required to design products representing working prototypes, usable in another assembly, with geometry defined using 3D CAD system capable of producing stereolithography files.
Sanjay Huprikar Joins IPC as VP of member success.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
November 7, 2012 Having joined IPC staff as vice president of member success, Sanjay Huprikar will be responsible for membership, member support, events, industry councils, and market research. IPC president and CEO John Mitchell noted Huprikar's "years of leadership and expertise in sales, strategy, and customer care in the electronics industry" and added that his "engineering experience, entrepreneurial style, and professional accomplishments make him an excellent choice for this position."
Standards cover insulated apparel and tensile membrane structures.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
November 7, 2012 ANSI/ISEA 201-2012, Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments, provides apparel manufacturers, purchasers, and wearers with parameters whereby cold weather clothing can be measured, certified, and specified, so employees can choose the right workwear for their needs. ASCE 55-10, Tensile Membrane Structures, provides minimum criteria for design and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures, including frame structures.
PTDA Presents Warren Pike Award to Barbara J. Ross.
Power Transmission Distributors Association    Chicago, IL 60606-4703
November 7, 2012 Barbara J. Ross, VP sales and marketing for Timken Drives LLC, is 23rd recipient of Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in power transmission/motion control industry. Ross has been a leader for PTDA and PTDA Foundation since late 1990s, when she joined PTDA Industry Relations Committee. Since then, she has served on various committees in addition to all 3 leadership groups of the Association: Manufacturer Council, PTDA Board of Directors, and PTDA Foundation Board of Trustees.
PTDA 2012 Industry Summit delivers big ideas.
Power Transmission Distributors Association    Chicago, IL 60606-4703
November 7, 2012 Held Oct 18-20, PTDA Industry Summit gathered power transmission/motion control industry to network, share solutions, and build business. Themed "Big Ideas to Steer Your Business," event hosted 715 participants, which included 570 industry delegates. Summit featured opening keynote titled "Trends, Technology Taking the Lead" as well as workshops titled "The Changing Sales Model," "Knowledge Transfer  The Emerging Generations," and "Understanding and Implementing Cloud and Mobile Computing."
RIA announces milestone for Certified Robot Integrator program.
Robotic Industries Association    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
November 6, 2012 Ten leading system integrators have received the Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. In order to become certified, integrators go through rigorous process which includes on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel among other important criteria. Achieving certification provides way for integrators to showcase their capabilities and experience as well as benchmark their own processes against best industry practices.
IPC releases PCB industry results for September 2012.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
November 6, 2012 According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 5.3% in Sept 2012 from Sept 2011. Bookings decreased 1.8% year over year, and book-to-bill ratio slipped to 1.00. Compared to Sept 2011, flexible circuit shipments were down 19.9%, and bookings were down 20.9%  In addition, flexible circuit book-to-bill ratio dropped to 0.71. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, shipments were down 6.7% and bookings decreased 3.3% , compared to Sept 2011.
OPC Technology Summit highlights OPC solutions and benefits.
OPC Foundation, The    Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1830
November 6, 2012 OPC Technology Summit concluded on Oct 18, after multi-day program that brought together OPC technologists, solution providers, and end-users to discuss next-generation OPC Unified Architecture technology. Summit kicked off with OPC UA technology overview and value proposition presentation, and included OPC UA Technology Roadmap presentation featuring technologists from ABB, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Yokogawa, who mapped out their companies’ OPC UA adoption strategies.
Report Shows North American Robotics Industry up 20% in 2012.
Robotic Industries Association    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
November 5, 2012 According to RIA, North American-based robotics companies reported new orders up 20% in 2012. Total of 16,363 robots, valued at $1.1 billion were ordered in first 9 months, representing increase of 20% in units and 29% in dollars over same period in 2011. Including numbers outside North America, totals are 18,844 robots valued at $1.25 billion. While automotive OEM and component suppliers were largest contributor, other industries include metalworking and life sciences/pharma/biomedical.
IPC APEX EXPO to hold hand soldering competitions.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
November 5, 2012 During IPC APEX EXPOŽ Hand Soldering Competition, February 19-20, 2013, skilled competitors will attempt to build functional electronics assembly within 30-minute time limit and earn coveted spot in IPC World Championship on February 21. IPC Master Instructors will judge assemblies on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E, overall electrical functionality of assembly and speed at which assembly was produced. Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be awarded to top 3 finalists.
Chrysler Group LLC'S Supercar named VETA winner.
Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc    Newtown, CT 06470
November 5, 2012 For the second year in a row, a vehicle from Chrysler Group LLC has been named Vehicle Engineering Team Award winner by the Automotive Division of SPE, as part of group’s 42nd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. The winner is the 2013 model year (MY) SRT ViperŽ supercar from Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology brand. Plastics and composites were key enablers in creating their most outstanding vehicle to date while lowering vehicle mass approximately 100 lb.
First Publicly Accessible Airbag System wins SPE award.
Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc    Newtown, CT 06470
November 5, 2012 Driver and front passenger airbags on 1974 OldsmobileŽ ToronadoŽ luxury 2-door hardtops, produced by then General Motors Corp., are 2012 Hall of Fame winner of SPE's 42nd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. To be considered for award, automotive-plastic component must have been in continuous service for at least 15 yr. John Calabrese, VP-Global Vehicle Engineering at General Motors, will accept award on November 7, 2012 at Automotive Innovation Awards Gala in Livonia, MI.
AUTOMATICA and MAINTAIN 2014 parallel for first time.
Robotic Industries Association    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
November 5, 2012 Complementing each other, trade fair for Automation and Mechatronics and trade fair for Industrial Maintenance will take place parallel from May 20-23, 2014 on the grounds of the Munich Trade Fair. Focal point of 4-day visitor forum at AUTOMATICA 2014 will be the topic Industry 4.0. Other topics will include collaboration between man and machine, energy efficiency, and continuation of VDMA sustainability initiative BlueCompetence. Industrial maintenance will fill one hall with trade fair MAINTAIN.
AASHTO Report explains how to communicate funding issues.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials    Washington, DC 20001
November 5, 2012 AASHTO's peer exchange report, "Communicating Transportation Funding Issues," provides transportation agencies with practical approaches to effectively make their cases for transportation investments to general public and key decision makers. Specifically, report includes best practices from state DOTs that have effectively communicated complex issues surrounding finance, funding, planning, project selection, as well as program management and implementation.
AASHTO Broadcast looks at USA's transportation investments.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials    Washington, DC 20001
October 30, 2012 AASHTO's Transportation TV today announced its first program of series called Asset Management Now with Matt Hardy. As AASHTO's program director for planning and policy, Hardy will host this monthly show to highlight ways in which state transportation departments and other agencies use asset management to stretch dollars and streamline project delivery. First program will feature interview with AASHTO President and Director of Michigan Department of Transportation Kirk Steudle.

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