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Non-Industrial Products, Services

IPC to conduct APEX EXPO 2018 Innovation Awards program.

Jan 09, 2018

IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Awards program recognizes best innovation with two levels of honoree - Winner and Runner-up. Awards are given based on the categories such as PCB design, PCB fabrications, assembly, test and inspection and services. Products and services are reviewed by industry experts and scores are allotted. The product or services that exceed minimum score is honored as Best of... Read More

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IPC-1401 is announced as one among top Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility Standards.

Jan 05, 2018

IPC-1401 Supply Chain Social Responsibility Management System Guidance was listed in top 10 standards in 2017 by CHINA WTO TRIBUTE magazine. This IPC-1401 was released at IPC APEX EXPO 2017. The standards help second and third tier suppliers meet EU CSR standards. The companies that use this standard can achieve enhanced working conditions, environmental performance and ethics level of the... Read More

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IPC APEX Expo 2018 press registration is available.

Jan 05, 2018

IPC is conducting APEX Expo 2018 at San Diego Convention Center from February 24- March 1. To receive press credentials separate registration is required as press. Filming and photography is prohibited in the exhibit hall, meeting rooms and lobbies. There is also a chance to interview IPC staff member about an issue/article.

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Chairman of ASTM International board of directors.

Jan 04, 2018

Dale F. Bohn, product quality manager for Flint Hills Resources LP, has begun his term as 2018 chairman of the ASTM International board of directors. Bohn has been a board member since 2012. In 2015 he also served as chairman of the board's finance and audit committee. In 2017 he was board chairman of the Safety Equipment Institute.

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IPC presented North American printed circuit board statistical program.

Dec 22, 2017

IPC is exhibiting PCB industry growth where total North American PCB shipments in November 2017 were up 4.0 percent which indicates 0.4 percent increment. PCB bookings in November increased 15.8 percent year-on-year. Bookings in November were down 3.8 percent compared to the previous month.

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IPC International Corporation is inviting high school students to participate in STEM program.

Dec 20, 2017

IPC is introducing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program. Students who will be participating in STEM program will be taught about various career options in electronics manufacturing industry. Program helps students to learn basics of how circuit boards and assemblies are manufactured.

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Services, Software

IPC announces legal transfer of CFX software toolkit from Aegis Software.

Nov 14, 2017

Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) Messaging Library software toolkit is based on Microsoft .Net programming library. This CFX consist of collection of data objects and collection of classes that uses OASIS AMQP1.0 message wire protocol. CFX posts to public open source website that includes machine vendors, software vendors, and manufacturers. Aegis Software donates the toolkit to IPC for... Read More

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AAMA announces its first hosting conference schedule.

Oct 31, 2017

American Architectural Manufacturers Association will be hosting 81st Annual Conference that is to be held February 19-22, 2018 at Loews Portofino Bay at Universal Studios. The schedule for the events are AAMA National Summer Conference (June 11-14, 2018) and Western Region Summit (June 14-15, 2018) at Olympic Valley, CA and AAMA National Fall Conference (October 15-18, 2018) at Tucson, AZ.... Read More

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ASTM International introduces hydrocarbon impurity testing method.

Sep 13, 2017

ASTM International Committee has created D8098 standard for testing on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02). The committee is also developing standard method for determining impurities in propylene and ethylene by using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and hydrogen impurity testing. These new standards help in finding impurities that could affect downstream polymer... Read More

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ASTM International organizes meeting on Human Exoskeleton Standards.

Jul 21, 2017

ASTM International will be hosting an organizational meeting on technical standards for human exoskeletons on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT at West Conshohocken, Pa (USA). Meeting will identify specific standards, develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee. Also ASTM will conduct four webinars on July 27 (10 a.m.), Aug. 9 (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and Aug. 23... Read More

ASTM International presents scholarship for graduate students.

Jul 19, 2017

ASTM International has announced scholarship to students for doctoral studies in fields that require technical standards. Each student is awarded $10,000. The awardees include Patrick McDavid (Michigan State University), Kien Nguyen (University of Kansas), Rakish Shrestha (Auburn University) and Aref Yodallahi (Mississippi State University). They were selected from a pool of 20 applicants.

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NEMA announces ANSI C119.1-2016 standards for utility connector systems.

Jul 15, 2017

NEMA releases revised standards for sealed insulated underground connector systems. Providing electrical, mechanical, and sealing requirements for sealed insulated underground connector systems, the ANSI C119.1-2016 standards includes sealed, insulated underground connector systems rated at 600 volts for utility applications.

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Non-Industrial Products

ASTM Internationals Water Committee presents annual award to William C. Lipps.

Jul 14, 2017

Environmental/geochemical marketing manager, at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc., Columbia, Maryland, USA, William C. Lipps was presented with prestigious Award of Merit, and title of fellow by ASTM International’s committee on water (D19) in recognition for his contributions to developing standards. William C. Lipps has previously won the Standards Development Award (2010 and 2015),... Read More

Paints & Coatings

Anti Reflection Film retains screen brightness and sharpness, even in bright sunlight

Jun 24, 2017

Researchers from College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida (CREOL), report on their new antireflection coating in Optica, The Optical Society's journal for high impact research. Exhibiting a surface reflection of just .23 percent, as compared to iPhone’s 4.4, antireflection film contains tiny uniform dimples, each about 100 nm in diameter, which when viewed in... Read More

Retail and Sales Equipment

Optical Mapping 3D display uses OLED screen and 4 subpanels.

Jun 24, 2017

Researchers W. Cui and Liang Gao from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report in Optical Society (OSA) journal Optics Letters work done on their new optical mapping 3D display. Product measures only 1 x 2 in. in order to facilitate viewing comfort and reduce eye fatigue issues that is presently plaguing the AR and VR device market. Research is also progressing towards reducing... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

ASTM announces James A. Thomas Presidents Leadership Award.

May 11, 2017

ASTM International announced Bhyrav Mutnuri, engineer at Bedford Reinforced Plastics, Inc. as recipient of 2017 ASTM International James A. Thomas President’s Leadership Award. He was recognised for his leadership of the subcommittee on reinforced thermosetting plastics (D20.18), of ASTM International Committee on Plastics (D20).

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Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

A3 White Paper focuses on automation impact on jobs.

Apr 03, 2017

Exploring the impact of automation on job market and shortage of skilled employees with experience and training in advanced technologies, Association for Advancing Automation (A3) releases white paper titled “Work in the Automation Age: Sustainable Careers Today and Into the Future” at Automate 2017, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6. A3 looks at various types of jobs that are... Read More

Services

Hydraulic Institute brings Pump System Optimization course to Canada.

Apr 03, 2017

Announcing their partnership with Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET), Hydraulic Institute (HI) includes their Pump System Optimization (PSO) course to CIET’s comprehensive training catalog. First joint PSO course is scheduled on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Ramada Plaza Toronto, Ontario. Product-neutral, training provides case studies and actual field data to illustrate energy... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

NAMRI/SME creates David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award.

Apr 03, 2017

Challenging competitors to push the limits of what manufacturing’s future can be, North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME) has created David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition – to be held during 2017 North American Manufacturing Research Conference/Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (NAMRC/MSEC), June 4-8, 2017, in Los... Read More

Vision Systems

BLI reports on cancer radiation therapy.

Apr 03, 2017

Researchers at Beckman Laser Institute (BLI) and Medical Clinic, and Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, are testing new imaging device developed by Modulated Imaging Inc. to monitor, quantify, and predict skin toxicity levels for cancer patients who underwent radiation therapy. Anaïs Leproux, lead author of the paper, will report on developments at OSA... Read More