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RAPID 2016 will host additive manufacturing leaders, innovators.

Taking placeÂ- May 16–19, 2016 at Orange County Convention Center, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies for discovery, innovation, and networking. This event, produced by SME, will feature experts speaking on processes, applications, materials, and research in additive manufacturing. Show floor provides...

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Photoacoustic Catheter Probe helps identify heart disease.

Team of researchers from Purdue University, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics have improved upon previous instruments, developing new intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) catheter design with collinear overlap between optical and acoustic waves with tiny probe. Design can greatly improve sensitivity and imaging depth of IVPA imaging,...

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RAPID 2016 arrives in Orlando, FL, May 16-19.

SME's RAPID Conference & Exposition offers hands-on learning experience featuring 3D innovation from around the world. Attendees will see 3D printed tracheas, 4D printing, and what's next for additive manufacturing, as well as 3D Fashion Showcase featuring latest creations from 3D print designers. RAPID 3D Art Gallery highlights new approach to art creation and production, while Medical...

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AIM Names Winners of 2016 Industry Awards.

AIM announced the recipients of 2016 AIM Industry Awards, which were presented at annual AIM Summit. Percival Award went to Omni-ID (Rochester, NY), whileÂ- Chuck Evanhoe of Evanhoe & Associates (Dayton, OH) received 2016 Dilling Award. Jeff Tazelaar of Dow Chemical received 2016 Williams Award, and Jim Potter of FLEXcon won 2016 Gilligan Award. Rick Morgan, former Editor of SCAN...

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AIA welcomes passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill.

According to AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher, AIA welcomes passage of H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. Also known as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, it passed both chambers with nearly unanimous bipartisan support. H.R. 4923 would establish new process to eliminate unnecessary taxes on imported resources and products for which there is no or insufficient...

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AAMA and CDC discuss screens to prevent spread of Zika Virus.

During industry forum on May 4, AAMA hosted representatives from the CDC, who are seeking assistance from fenestration experts in combating the Zika Virus in Puerto Rico. Industry representatives suggested products and generated ideas to screen windows and doors in homes to reduce exposure to mosquitoesÂ- — carriers of the untreatable virus. CDC welcomes any ideas from AAMA members and...

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AMCA launches Fan Energy Waste Calculator.

Hosted on AMCA website, AMCA Fan Energy Waste Calculator was developed to help participants in the AMCA Certified Ratings Program communicate program's benefits to members and the industry at large. Calculator estimates wasted electricity resulting from a fan operating with higher energy consumption than expected, based on manufacturer's rating data. Calculator's output includes:...

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Registration opens for 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO.

Scheduled for October 21–24 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting & EXPO is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world. During meeting, industry experts will provide perspectives on subjects ranging from sustainable design to active living to best practices and new technologies. EXPO will feature nearly 500...

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MESA International launches Smart Story Awards.

Smart Story Awards celebrate people using Information Technologies to make smart decisions throughout manufacturing value chains. Each entry will be posted on public summary page in MESA's online Resource Library, which holds over 1,000 pieces of educational content available for download. Three winning entries will be determined by most downloads over 3-month period. Winners will get...

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Smart Manufacturing Magazine recognizes 30 visionaries.

Available online and in print, first issue of SME's Smart Manufacturing magazine honors the leading thinkers, makers, and doers in manufacturing who are helping to make the Fourth Industrial Revolution, often referred to as Industry 4.0, a reality. Mission of new quarterly magazine is to educate manufacturing professionals about the digital changes and opportunities already underway in...

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