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Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production

Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA The 2016 edition of ANSI/NEMA MW 1000, the premier standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for the manufacture and packaging of magnet wire, was recently released. It aims to help streamline certain aspects of magnet production and testing. One revision…

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Elevating MITA Brand through Standards Development

Elevating MITA Brand through Standards Development

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA Standards facilitate efficient and timely market access for medical imaging products. That’s why MITA develops standards—to improve products for patients. In 2013, MITA successfully lobbied Congress to enact payment differential that provides higher payment for procedures performed with devices that…

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Building Safety Takes a Community

Building Safety Takes a Community

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA   How do you know when a state values building safety? That’s simple: you see a pattern of consistent adoption and implementation of current building and electrical codes. Value unfolds as early code adopters begin initiating their state or regulatory processes or when…

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Standardizing the Value of Quality

Standardizing the Value of Quality

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jim Nestel, Manager Service Projects and Installations, Hitachi Medical Systems Only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) service providers are required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have a quality management system (QMS) to assess medical imaging equipment. Although many non-OEM medical imaging device service providers perform excellent work,…

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NEMA Connects in Middle East

NEMA Connects in Middle East

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Bugel, Program Manager, NEMA Khaled Masri, Program Manager, NEMA Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Spurred by direct involvement of NEMA member companies and a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities they face in the Middle East, NEMA is stepping up advocacy activities devoted…

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Harmonization: Good for Business

Harmonization: Good for Business

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Danny Abbate, Industry Director, Commercial Products, NEMA Most engineering and business students receive only a cursory introduction to standards and harmonization when studying for their undergraduate degrees. The leaders of tomorrow do not understand why standards and harmonization are important. Simply put, harmonization allows manufacturers to use one…

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Adding Value to Additive Manufacturing

Adding Value to Additive Manufacturing

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Joe Bhatia, President and CEO, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) For decades, additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has quietly revolutionized industries from aerospace and automotive to architecture and medicine. With rapid advances in additive manufacturing equipment technology, cost has decreased dramatically, making 3D printing more accessible than ever….

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Global Assessments of Value

Global Assessments of Value

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. In July 2007, the Conference Board of Canada conducted a study on the value of standardization to the Canadian economy on behalf of the Standards Council of Canada. The study found standardization helped to increase labor productivity by 17 percent between 1981 and 2004, accounting for nearly nine…

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MG 1 Market Expansion: Setting “The Standard” for Efficiency and Value

MG 1 Market Expansion: Setting “The Standard” for Efficiency and Value

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA Most NEMA standards, which range across all product divisions, are performance standards that are good for manufacturers because they are continually updated to account for the latest energy-efficiency technology and provide guidelines for installation. According to Vince Baclawski, senior technical…

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Coding Innovation

Coding Innovation

The Critical Role of Codes and Standards in Advancing Technology This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jill Marver, Senior Technical Specialist, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) The nearing effective date (January 1, 2017) of California’s 2016 Title 24 Part 6, Building Energy Code, and recent changes to the state’s Title 20 appliance standards…

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