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Linking Atomic Structure to Parts Performance

Albuquerque, NM — Humans have used metals for thousands of years, but there's still a lot about them that isn't fully understood. Just how much stretching, bending or compression a particular metal will take is determined by mechanical properties that can vary widely, even within parts made of the ...

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Wearable Electronics: Here Come the Novelty Peaks

Last Christmas and New Year the ideal present for a girl of a certain age, from Japan to the UK was the neurowear clip-on of floppy ears driven by brain waves to reflect your mood. They would have been played with for one day and then put away forever. Such novelty peaks can be expected with many ...
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Attracting Larger U.S. Workforce to Growing Manufacturing Industries

Rolling Meadows, IL — With the market continuing to drive up demand for more workers in numerous manufacturing industries, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is leading the charge to reinvigorate the national workforce and attract new personnel. AME continues to connect experienced workers with ...
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SMTA “Members of Distinction” Award Winners Announced
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - During the 2016 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA honored members who have shown exceptional service to the association and the electronics assembly industry.

The FOUNDER'S AWARD honoring members who have made exceptional contributions to the industry as well as support and service to the SMTA, was presented to Gary Tanel, McDonald Technologies. SMTA and the electronics industry have benefited immensely from Gary’s ardent support and leadership over the years.

World PCB Production in 2015 Estimated at $58.6 Billion
BANNOCKBURN, IL - The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $58.6 billion in value in 2015 according to IPC’s  World PCB Production Report for the Year 2015. This represents a nominal decrease of 2.7 percent from 2014, but factoring out the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, the growth of PCB output was actually up 2.0 percent in real terms.

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