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IPC Publishes Report on North American PCB Industry

IPC publishes annual report on the North American PCB Industry that shows domestic PCB production grew in 2018. North America’s PCB market also grew by nearly eight percent. Other key findings include the breakdown of vertical markets for PCBs, showing that PCBs for military and aerospace, and medical devices and instrumentation markets. The report contains current estimates of PCB domestic...

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PPI Report Focuses on Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation

Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. publishes an overview of non-destructive testing and evaluation techniques that have been introduced into the plastic pipe industry. The Report TN-60, Inspection of Plastic Pipes, Fittings and Joints Using Non-Destructive Test Methods and Evaluation, Include sections about research, NDT/NDE considerations, inspector qualification and evaluation procedures. 

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SPE Announces Winners of Thermoforming Parts Competition

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division announces the winners of its annual parts competition. Categories include: People’s Choice, Roll Fed Thin Gauge Industrial, Roll Fed Thin Gauge Food, Roll Fed Thin Gauge Recycled, Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Vacuum Forming, Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Vacuum Forming, Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge Pressure Forming, Heavy Gauge Twin Sheet, Cut Sheet Heavy...

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PPI Appoints Patrick Vibien as Technical Director

Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. announces Patrick Vibien, P.Eng., has been appointed as a technical director of the association. Vibien will also assume the position of director of engineering for the Power and Communications Division (PCD) and director of education. As Technical Director for PPI, he will be spokesperson on technical matters relating to materials and will serve as the head of the...

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OPEI Announces Standards for Robotic, Battery-Powered and Electrical Lawn Mowers

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute announces the first-ever standard for robotic, battery-powered, electrical lawn mowers issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Publication of the robotic lawn mower standard has been highly anticipated by the outdoor power equipment industry and start-ups designing products for the category. The global robotic lawn mower market is...

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AAMA Updates Procedure for Structural Integrity of Window and Door Products

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updates document providing standardized comparative analysis procedure for determining the structural integrity of window and door products. The content includes guidance for unit sizes smaller and larger than those tested as well as deflection and stress limits established by industry standards. These changes increase the applications where...

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Updated Connection Calculator from AWC is Based on National Design Specification

American Wood Council releases updated version of its free Connection Calculator based on the provisions the National Design Specification for Wood Construction. The updated calculator includes cross-laminated timber (CLT) connection provisions and post-frame ring shank nails. This provides users with app-based approach for calculating capacities for single bolts, nails, lag screws and wood...

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NEMA Publishes Guidelines for Electroindustry to Improve Customer Cybersecurity

National Electrical Manufacturers Association publishes NEMA CPSP 3-2019 Cyber Hygiene Best Practices Part 2, a new white paper that identifies industry best practices and guidelines that electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers may consider when providing cybersecurity information to their customers. The practices and guidelines described in this document helps customers...

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GSX Event Focuses on networking for the global security community

Global Security Exchange (GSX) event was attended by 20,000 registrants from more than 125 countries and 550+ exhibitors. Event conducted continuing education workshops in support of professional accreditations. An open discussion forum with ASIS volunteer leaders was also conducted. It focused on decline of the “social contract”, immigration and role of social media.

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ABC Releases Construction Input Prices for August

Construction input prices fell 0.6% in August and are down 0.9% year over year in accordance with analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.4% for month and are down 0.4% compared to August 2018. The greatest declines were in energy-related categories like natural gas (-33.3%), unprocessed energy materials (-19.1%), and...

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