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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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Wisconsin's Food Manufacturing Industry Celebrates Manufacturing Day and Month

The food manufacturing industry of Wisconsin recently joined in celebration of National Manufacturing Day and Manufacturing Month. The food processing industry in Wisconsin contributed 259,600 jobs, $12.9 billion to labor income and $67.8 billion to industrial sales, according to a study released by the University of Wisconsin. The president of the Midwest Food Products Association, MWFPA, noted...

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IPC Releases North American PCB Industry August 2018 Results

IPC’s North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program August 2018 shows an increase in year-over-year growth for industry sales and orders and steady book-to-bill ratio of 1.05. The total PCB shipments in August 2018 were 8.7 percent more compared to same month previous year. The bookings in august is 9.4 percent more compared to the previous month and the PCB bookings increased...

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NIMS Launches New Online Testing Center to Enrich User Experience and Testing Procedures

The NIMS focuses on providing industry-developed and validated, competency-based skill standards and credentials with new testing center and credentials for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and machine maintenance, service and repair (MMSR). They offer immediate test feedback, interactive test demo environment, 24/7 access to testing activity reports and electronic submission of performance...

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NEMA Welcomes U.S.-Agreement That Focuses on Global Competitiveness of the U.S. Electrical Manufacturing Industry

NEMA welcomes the USMC Agreement made on October 1, 2018 that consists of series of commitments of material importance to U.S. electro-industry. This agreement focuses on areas of market access, standards and conformity assessment and regulatory cooperation. NAFTA will remain in force until the USMCA enters into effect at a date to be determined in 2019 or 2020.

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