Archive for the 'Press Releases' Category

SME Awards Oakland Schools Technical Campus with 3D printer.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on SME Awards Oakland Schools Technical Campus with 3D printer.

As announced by SME, Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast in Pontiac, MI received Afinia H800 3D printer for participating in SME manufacturing and career awareness activities including Manufacturing Day. SME chief executive officer Jeff Krause said that this 3D printer provides “hands-on way to explore and learn about advanced manufacturing.” Oakland Schools’ Career Focused Education team already has plans to integrate this new technology into manufacturing-related curricula.

ANSI welcomes new members.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on ANSI welcomes new members.

In March 2016, ANSI welcomed 17 new members. These organizations joined a federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and well over 3.5 million professionals. Under institute’s umbrella, this diverse constituency works together to st…

SME Recognizes Young Engineers for manufacturing achievements.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on SME Recognizes Young Engineers for manufacturing achievements.

Proffered by SME, Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award honors recipients for their achievements in applications throughout manufacturing industry. Honorees in 2016 came from industry (David Blondheim Jr., Yujie Chen, Andy Henderson, Jaydee…

NIST Security Standard can protect credit cards.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on NIST Security Standard can protect credit cards.

NIST Special Publication 800-38G, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Methods for Format-Preserving Encryption, specifies two techniques, called FF1 and FF3, for “format-preserving encryption,” or FPE. While the main commercial impetus for developing these techniques is credit card number encryption, another potential application is the anonymizing of personally identifiable information from databases, particularly those containing sensitive medical information.

AMCA International revises AMCA Publication 600.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on AMCA International revises AMCA Publication 600.

AMCA International Inc. announces revision of AMCA Publication 600, Application Manual for Airflow Measurement Stations. Guide is intended to assist designers and users with the proper application, performance considerations, selection, and limitatio…

DOE explores wind power to stabilize electric grid.

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on DOE explores wind power to stabilize electric grid.

In 2015, researchers at National Wind Technology Center near NREL in Golden, CO, connected 1.5 MW wind turbine to the controllable grid interface test facility, which simulates real-time conditions of utility-scale power grid. DOE researchers are evaluating potential of wind farms to provide frequency-responsive back-up or “ancillary services” currently supplied to grid by conventional power plants. For the energy industry, this helps save time and resources while minimizing integration issues.

keep looking »