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SPE selects S!Y Communications for 75th anniversary campaign.

Aug 18, 2016

SPE has selected S!Y Communications, Inc. of Byfield, MA to assist them in development of their 75th anniversary campaign. RFP was sent out to 8 agencies with a request for a proposal to be accompanied by a 30 second video submission. According to Russ Broome, Managing Director of SPE, the creativity and passion that showed in the work submitted by S!Y Communications made them a clear choice to... Read More

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White House and EPA recognize 18 teachers and 63 students.

Aug 18, 2016

EPA and White House Council on Environmental Quality recognized 18 teachers and 63 students from across the country for their outstanding contributions to environmental education and stewardship. President’s Environmental Youth Awards recognize outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, while Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognize teachers who... Read More

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NREL Reveals supply chain carbon footprint reduction method.

Aug 18, 2016

Based on research conducted by NREL, "Online Purchasing Creates Opportunities to Lower the Life Cycle Carbon Footprints of Consumer Products" shows how companies can reduce supply chain carbon footprint and improve customer satisfaction. Researchers looked at methods of presenting carbon footprint information (eco-labeling) as well as offering option to add carbon offsets to bills.... Read More

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SOCMA President to leave for position with hygiene association.

Aug 17, 2016

SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates) President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan will be leaving mid-October to join American Industrial Hygiene Association. Calling Sloan "a dedicated leader," SOCMA's Charles Bennett wished him success and cited his influence over SOCMA's transformation. SOCMA will immediately begin formal search for its new President and CEO. Said... Read More

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NEMA's Ken Gettman honored with ANSI Finegan Standards Medal.

Aug 16, 2016

ANSI announced that Ken Gettman, the international standards director at NEMA, is the 2016 recipient of the Finegan Standards Medal, which honors individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership in development and application of voluntary standards. An engineer by training, Gettman has worked at NEMA for the past 22 years, before which he worked at Underwriters Laboratories and served in the... Read More

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Fluorescence Microscopy Approach doubles 3D resolution.

Aug 15, 2016

Researchers have developed new fluorescence microscopy approach that significantly improves image resolution by acquiring 3 views of sample at the same time. Method is particularly useful for watching dynamics of biological processes, which can provide insights into how healthy cells work and what goes wrong when diseases occur. In OSA's journal for high impact research, Optica, researchers... Read More

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Johney Green to lead NREL mechanical and thermal research.

Aug 15, 2016

NREL has named Dr. Johney Green Jr. as Associate Laboratory Director for Mechanical and Thermal Systems Engineering. He will oversee laboratory's transportation, buildings, wind, water, and geothermal research programs. Green comes to NREL from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he has held a number of leadership roles including director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division and... Read More

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Keynote Speakers Announced for SPE Thermoforming Conference.

Aug 15, 2016

As announced by SPE's (Society of Plastics Engineers) Thermoforming Division, keynote speakers for 25th annual SPE Thermoforming Conference® will address opportunity in new world economy. Said conference, taking place September 26–28, 2016 in Schaumburg, IL, will be themed "Forming the Future" and feature keynotes "The Little Things Matter" by Mark Robinson and "Industrial... Read More

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SPE announces winners of scholarships.

Aug 15, 2016

Organizing committee for SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition announced winners of group's three annual SPE ACCE scholarships sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp., as well as two new Dr. Jackie Rehkopf scholarships from an endowed fund. ACCE scholarships, each for $2,000 USD, went to Mr. Lu Wang, Mr. Srikanth Raviprasad, and Ms. Mariana Batista. Rehkopf... Read More

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Congressman Bill Johnson visits TTM Technologies facility.

Aug 15, 2016

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) met with executives and employees of IPC-member company TTM Technologies, Inc. at their manufacturing facility in North Jackson, Ohio. Coordinated by IPC, visit is part of an ongoing effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues that impact the industry. TTM is the largest printed circuit board supplier in North America and... Read More

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IPC Report provides final 2015 PCB market size estimates.

Aug 15, 2016

North American PCB Market Report provided IPC’s final estimates of 2015 market size for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits in North America. Although PCB production decreased 4.3% in 2015 to $2.9 billion, PCB market grew 1.4% to estimated $3.4 billion. Growth in North American PCB market was driven by flexible circuit sales, which increased in double digits in 2014, while rigid PCB sales declined... Read More

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Reviving King Tutankhamun with 3D Scanning

Aug 15, 2016

In the fall of 2014, Creaform performed its largest color 3D scanning project to date! Color is a big differentiator in the world of 3D scanning, since it not usually mandatory or sometimes even important when it comes to inspection or reverse engineering. But it goes without saying that it becomes paramount in applications such as Heritage Preservation. In this specific case, the objects to scan... Read More

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You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

Aug 11, 2016

The Sustainable Dashboard Tool is a highly advanced Web-based service that is as sophisticated and state-of-the-art as it is easy to use. The “Dashboard” is designed to make it easy for building managers to monitor and measure their use of such resources as fuel, oil, electricity, and water to better understand their facility’s impact on the environment. Using these measurements, the... Read More

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NEMA publishes conductor softness testing methods.

Aug 11, 2016

NEMA has published NEMA MW 820-2016, which presents wire testing methodologies used by magnet wire manufacturers and users to characterize the "softness of the conductor" in order to predict how well the magnet wire will wind and be formed into its final desired shape and position. Standard was developed by NEMA Magnet Wire Section and covers the following industries: motor, generator,... Read More

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AMT Conference welcomes aerospace expert Richard Aboulafia.

Aug 10, 2016

AMT will welcome Richard Aboulafia to 2016 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference taking place Oct 19-21. Mr. Aboulafia will provide analysis of current state of aerospace industry and what manufacturers can expect within this crucial market segment in 2017. Aboulafia is Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group and a renowned expert within the aerospace community. He routinely consults with... Read More

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ANSI Committee reaffirms electric lamps starters standard.

Aug 10, 2016

Available in hard copy or via electronic download, ANSI C78.180-2003 (R2016), American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for Fluorescent Lamp Starters, has been reaffirmed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78. Coverage includes performance of glow switch starters used with preheat-type fluorescent and similar discharge lamps. Excluded are starters defined as... Read More

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FABTECH 2016 provides competitive edge with industry speakers.

Aug 10, 2016

Of concern to metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, education program scheduled by FABTECH 2016 includes presentations on diverse topics. Sessions address needs of attendees of all skill levels. Taking place November 16–18 in Las Vegas, said event's education component will be led by manufacturing experts. Technical, operational, and managerial sessions are... Read More

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EPA awards $4.5 million to advance air monitoring technology.

Aug 10, 2016

U.S. EPA announced grants to 6 research organizations to develop and use low-cost air pollution sensor technology. Grants will help fund research projects that explore how scientific data can be effectively gathered and used by communities to learn about local air quality. Grantees will also study accuracy of data produced by sensors and sensor networks. For example, comparing high-quality data... Read More

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ASABE approves rotary and flail mower standards.

Aug 10, 2016

ASABE has adopted 4 standards that address safety and testing of rotary disk, drum, and flail mowers. Three of the documents are international standards, adoption of which further harmonizes national and international standardization, a goal that facilitates manufacturing, safety advancements, and product marketing worldwide. Fourth standard, ANSI/ASABE S639, Safety Standard for Large Row-Crop... Read More