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National Alliance For Jobs To Fight Unfair Competition

March 1, 2013 4:41 pm | by The National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI) | News | Comments

A group of concerned industry stakeholders have joined together to help stop the unfair competition that results from widespread theft of Intellectual Property and Information Technology/ Every year, firms around the world steal billions of dollars worth of IP. The theft of IT is estimated to cost more than $63 billion a year in commercial software value alone.

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Brazil's Booming Biz Building Private Jets

March 1, 2013 4:40 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Embraer, Brazil's number one exporter of manufactured goods, is now building private jets for the rich around the world. Chances are if you've flown on a commuter carrier in North America or Europe, you've the plane came from this factory in Brazil.

Tempering Furnace

March 1, 2013 4:39 pm | by Grieve | Product Releases | Comments

No. 885 is a 1400 degree F electric, inert atmosphere tempering furnace used for heat treating weldments at a customer’s facility.

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Low Temperature Lubricant

March 1, 2013 4:37 pm | by Sprayon® Products IMPO Product Releases | Comments

LU™214 Food Grade Low Temperature Lubricant is a multi-service lubricant for extended service under extremely low temperature conditions (as low as -78 degrees F).

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Genie Articulating Boom

March 1, 2013 4:36 pm | by Genie | Product Releases | Comments

The 135 foot (41 meter) boom has been redesigned, with improvements in reliability, performance, operator features, and serviceability.

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Spieth Locknuts

March 1, 2013 4:34 pm | by Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Key features include a square face to thread precision, for better bearing reliability and compressor efficiency; and a lock screw adjustment that does not reduce end clearance or negatively impact reliability, says the company.

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Hardened Steel Shoulder Screws

March 1, 2013 4:31 pm | by J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These RoHS compliant shoulder screws are cost-saving construction components for a wide variety of uses.

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DCmind Brushless Motor

March 1, 2013 4:29 pm | by Crouzet | Product Releases | Comments

The latest in the DCmind offering includes the TNi21 and SMi21 brushless motors featuring integrated electronics, power capabilities from 60 to 150 Watts, and high accuracy, says the company.

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Anti-Spatter Liquid

March 1, 2013 4:28 pm | by Tregaskiss | Product Releases | Comments

TOUGH GARD Anti-Spatter Liquid is a ready-to-use, water-soluble, and biodegradable product that helps prolong the life of consumables, reducing the downtime and cost to change over nozzles, contact tips, and retaining heads, explains the company.

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Compact, Closed Pumps

March 1, 2013 4:21 pm | by Moyno® | Product Releases | Comments

The 2000 WA and WB models are ideal for applications that require the transfer of highly viscous fluids and solids where a close coupled configuration is preferred, but the robustness of a gear joint is desired.

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Marksman™ Ultrasonic Detection

March 1, 2013 4:19 pm | by Spectronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

This tool allows the technician to “hear” even the smallest compressed air, natural gas, propane tank, vacuum, steam, and other pressurized leaks, says the company, before they lead to major breakdowns.

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Antimicrobial Cables

March 1, 2013 4:16 pm | by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The DEFENDER® antimicrobial cable jacket eliminates greater than 99 percent of bacteria (e.g. E. Coli, Salmonella) and fungus (e.g. Aspergillus) within 24 hours of exposure, according to the company.

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Power Swap System

March 1, 2013 4:15 pm | by Newcastle Systems IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The new Power Swap System enables the company’s NB Series Mobile Powered Workstations to operate 24 hours a day with no break for recharging, says the company.

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Ultra-Flexible LED

March 1, 2013 4:13 pm | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring four 72 watt 395 nanometer UV LED light heads, the ultra-flexible WALCD-4X24LED-UV portable ultraviolet LED light stand enables operators to position high intensity UV light on product surfaces to cure a wide variety of coatings.

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Economical Bin System

March 1, 2013 4:11 pm | by Quantum Storage Systems | Product Releases | Comments

This Shelf Bin Systems is the economical small parts storage solution to keep parts easily accessible, says the company. Easy to order, the system comes as a complete package, bins included.

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Lightning Arresters

March 1, 2013 4:09 pm | by Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The new VAL-MS-T1/T2 lightning arresters offer a higher level of surge protection in an affordable package. The arresters are rated for Type 1 lightning strike events with a measured 10/350 µs test current (Iimp) of 12.5 kA or Type 2 surge events with a measured 8/20 µs maximum discharge surge current (Imax) of 50 kA.

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Versatile Data Loggers

March 1, 2013 4:07 pm | by AEMC® Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The 8-Channel Model DL-1080 (no display) and DL-1081 (with display) are versatile, powerful, and cost effective data loggers handling analog, digital, and other types of variables with high resolution and speed, says the company.

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LuxPro Fiberoptic Illuminator

March 1, 2013 4:05 pm | by Titan Tool Supply, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to exceed the brightness of a 150-watt halogen bulb while reducing energy consumption by approximately 50 percent, the new LuxPro illuminator offers optimal thermal management to maximize reliability and optical performance, says the company.

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U.S. Economy Barely Grew In Q4, But Rebound Likely

March 1, 2013 10:27 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The weakest quarter for the U.S. economy in nearly two years may end up being a temporary lull. Economists think growth has begun to pick up on the strength of a sustained housing recovery and a better job market. The economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.1 percent from October from December, a government report Thursday showed.

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Whisky Spill At UK Plant Sends Scotch Into Sewer

March 1, 2013 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive spill at a Chivas plant has sent the smell of spirits flowing through a Scottish sewer and sorrow coursing through the hearts of Scotch whisky fans. Chivas Brothers Ltd. spokeswoman Jennifer Stevenson says the group is investigating what she described as an "accidental loss" of spirit at the company's bottling plant in Dumbarton, Scotland on Feb. 26.

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