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OPEI and NMMA Launches Consumer Education Program

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, OPEI, along with the National Marine Manufacturers Association, NMMA,  launched a consumer education program titled “Protect Your Power.”  The program was released as a response to President Donald Trump’s recent announcement about intensions to expand the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol. OPEI wanted to educate consumers about the...

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IPC Presents Qualified Manufacturers Listing Class 3 to Airborn Inc

IPC’s validation services program awards AirBorn Inc. with IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Class 3 for locations in Georgetown, Texas and Lake City, Pa. This company met the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard requirements for the electronic industry’s Class 3 standards. This validation program provides technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes. The company is now...

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Winners Announced for SPE Inaugural Student Radio Controlled Car Race and Design Competition

The Inaugural Student Radio Controlled Car Race and Design Competition was recently held by The Society of Plastics Engineers, SPE, Thermoforming Division.  The competition consisted of students from six schools from the United States and Germany designing, manufacturing, decorating and racing radio controlled cars. The award for best design was given to Ryan Fuller of Georgia Tech. First and...

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SMDI Sponsors Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo Event

The Steel Market Development Institute sponsors the title Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo consecutively for the fifth year. The event will take place on Oct. 14 -16 at the Longhorn River Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. This event brings together journalists from Texas and the U.S. for evaluating top trucks and SUVs. It demonstrates the benefits of high-strength steel...

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SEIA Releases Latest Version of Solar Tax Manual That Outlines the Potential Tax Benefits for Solar Projects

Solar Energy Industries Association now presents Version 9.0 of SEIA Solar Tax Manual. The new guide consists of commerce construction guidance and the effects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It explains and outlines the tax benefits and deal structures for solar projects. The manual include credits for both commercial and residential solar projects, tax credit bonds, loan guarantees, low-interest...

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IPC Announces Hand Soldering Competition Winner

The annual Hand Soldering Competition was held in Birmingham, United Kingdom on September 25th and 26th of 2018. It was here where 17 competitors faced off in a soldering iron competition. The contestants were required to build a functional electronics assembly within a 75 minute time frame. Out of the 17 in the competition only 7 were able to complete a functional electronics assembly. The...

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IPC Inaugurated Transportation Electronics Reliability Council (ITERC)

IPC, automotive and rail original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers on September met to launch IPC Transportation Electronics Reliability Council at Frankfurt, Germany. This inaugural group included experts in electronic hardware development, manufacturing technology, PCB design, quality, and environmental reliability. The companies of the inaugural members of ITERC include Volkswagen,...

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The Fifteen New Technical Standards from SAE International Released are Concentrated in the Aerospace, Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Industries

SAE International standards development team released 15 new documents and revised 57 more during the month of September. These documents focus on technical issues and products in their industry including- seatback mounted IFE monitors; process control methods; fusion splice for aerospace fiber optic cables; R134a refrigerant charge determination test methods; heavy duty OBD IUMPR data collection...

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2018 Manufacturing Compensation Report Released by SME and Arconic Foundation

SME partnered with Arconic Foundation and the SME Education Foundation to release the 2018 Manufacturing Compensation Report. The report in which coincidently came out with the Manufacturing Day observation, highlights the  salaries, bonuses and other compensation for both hourly and salaried manufacturing employees. In order to compile the report SME surveyed about 700 manufacturing workers....

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