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America Makes expands service offerings at satellite center

America Makes has expanded its available service offerings at the America Makes Satellite Center to fill the immense need in the additive manufacturing community for access to critical performance data from AM-produced parts.

DOE launches manufacturing prize to recognize leaders driving energy savings

The U.S. Department of Energy launched the Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing prize, a competition designed to identify and attract attention to ideas and practices that drive measurable energy savings at U.S. manufacturing plants.

Solar power: largest study to date discovers 25 percent power loss across UK

Researchers at the University of Huddersfield have undertaken the largest study to date into the effectiveness of solar panels across the United Kingdom and discovered that parts of the country are suffering an overall power loss of up to 25% because of the issue of regional ‘hot spots.’

The Glass of Wine authors to present talks in Santa Clara, Davis, California

Penelope and Jim Shackelford, authors of The Glass of Wine, will present talks about the book at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at The Avid Reader in Davis, Calif., and at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Santa Clara Valley chapter meeting of ASM International at Michael’s at Shoreline, Mountain View, Calif.

Graphite: Imerys closes Namibian mine amid falling flake graphite prices

Due to insufficient production levels, Imerys Gecko Graphite Mining—a joint venture between the global industrial minerals processor, Imerys, and Gecko Namibia—has ceased production at the Okanjande flake graphite mine.

LIFT says lightweighting-related employment in Michigan expands

According to a report from Detroit-based Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, advanced manufacturing employment in Michigan reached new heights in 2018, with more than 730,000 workers employed—its highest level since before the recession.

Alsons Power to invest in renewable energy

Alsons Power Group will venture into renewable in the coming years with initial investments being in renewable energy. The company will invest P4.25 B for the 15.1 MW run-of-river hydroelectric power project at the Siguil River basin in Maasim, Sarangani Province (Philippines).

Reckmann partners with Mexico’s Graphiteglass

Reckmann, a German thermocouple producer, has entered into a partnership with Graphiteglass, a glass container company in Mexico, Central and South America. The partnership creates a direct market presence in Mexico with a special service for customers.

JEOL integrates CRAFT data processing with DELTA software release for NMR Spectrometers

JEOL achieved a major expansion in the quantitative and statistical analysis capability of its Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometers through collaboration with the developer of the Complete Reduction to Amplitude-Frequency Table data processing technique.

KYOCERA earns CEATEC Award for ‘Amcenna’ IoT antenna

KYOCERA Corporation has received Japan’s Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award for its Amcenna, a compact antenna that performs well when mounted on metals or near water. The award was presented to KYOCERA at the 2018 CEATEC Awards.

Murata to expand multilayer ceramic capacitors production at Wuxi Murata Electronics

Wuxi Murata Electronics Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., will construct a new production building in November 2018. The new facility will increase production capacity for multilayer ceramic capacitors in response to increased demand.

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