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NASA Hybrid Research Plane gets X number and new name.

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...

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PTDA 2016 Canadian Conference focused on Ottawa connections.

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...

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ASABE Standard establishes sustainable agriculture framework.

Standard completed by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) establishes- framework for charting progress toward sustainable agricultural production. ANSI/ASABE S629, Framework to Evaluate the Sustainability of Agricultural Production Systems, includes provisions for defining and benchmarking key performance indicators (KPIs), setting goals, implementing strategies for...

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Price of Construction Material continues to rise in May 2016.

According to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), rise in- construction input prices by 0.7% in May 2016 marks 3 consecutive months of expansion. This rise follows 8 consecutive months during which construction input prices fell. As is, prices remain 3.4% below one year ago. Nonresidential construction input prices...

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Speaker at AAMA Conference leads conversation on EPDs, PCRs.

Industry specialist Anna Nicholson- taught American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2016 Summer Conference attendees about sustainability market drivers, environmental product declarations (EPDs), and more. Cited by Nicholson, 2015 Claiming Green study found increased consumer interest in green products and green building market growth. Nicholson also noted increased FTC...

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AAMA Conference Speaker delivers keynote on cybersecurity.

As AAMA 2016 Summer Conference keynote speaker, cybersecurity expert Larry D. Sjelin offered tips for securing data and sensitive information. Sjelin warned against underestimating importance of highly trained IT staff and advocated for regularly changing complex passwords. Suggestions included having business continuity/disaster recovery plan as well as best practices for securing data, document...

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AMT Conference offers insight into future market conditions.

Taking place from October 19–21, Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference (GFMC) brings together economic forecasters, sales and marketing specialists, and industry leaders to share insight into market factors driving manufacturing and enlighten attendees as to how companies can outpace competition. GFMC also provides networking opportunities for executives and industry professionals to...

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IPC announces results of Rework Experience Competition.

Held at SMT Hybrid Packaging international exhibition and conference, IPC Rework Experience Competition tested competitor’s skills in reworking a finished printed circuit board. Participants had to assemble area array devices and fine pitch packages, remove packages from board, and then rework board to make it functional again. Ljupce Talevski, from Aluwave AB took first place. Ekatarina...

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OSA Publishing remains market leader in optics and photonics.

OSA Publishing's portfolio of 17 subscription-based and open access titles received the most citations (40% of the total) across 90 titles in the Optics category in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports®. Optica, OSA Publishing’s journal for high-impact research, has been added to this year’s Journal Citation Report with a partial Impact Factor score of 5.205. Advances in Optics and...

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PM Industry Report shows areas of growth and decline in 2016.

In his statement regarding powder metallurgy (PM) industry status, Metal Powder Industries Federation President Patrick J. McGeehan noted prevailing entrepreneurial spirit" and confidence. McGeehan cited 2016 opening on- "a positive trend with modest growth forecast." He also relayed reports of good business levels from press-and-sinter companies, metal powder producers, and others involved with...

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