Sustainable manufacturing

August 2011 Increasing production efficiency

The face of manufacturing is changing. The Western world is confronted with economic and monetary constraints that make it harder to maintain the production levels of the past few years while the developing world is seeing a rapid increase in output.... More...

Reinforcing IEC links with academia

The May 2011 e-tech gave forward notice of the Academic Day conference being held by the WSC (World Standards Cooperation), a cooperation established in 2001 by the three world-leading standardization...

IEC – IEEE Challenge

The Academic Day was the ideal venue for the IEC to make a pre-announcement about the IEC – IEEE Challenge: an opportunity for academics throughout the world to submit a paper on the impact of...

With confidence!

Every year in October, the WSC (World Standards Cooperation), which consists of the three international standardization organizations, IEC, ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and ITU...

GridWeek 2011

For five years now the GridWeek event has had global recognition as an important Smart Grid gathering for policy and decision makers, regulators, technology and service providers, electricity consumer...

Industrial automation certified

From the wheel that helped transport heavy loads to the fire that provided heat, inventions and discoveries have made life much easier. The advent of electricity was a turning point in the industrial...

The way forward

In Iraq, one of the world's three leading oil-rich countries, the first signs of economic recovery are in place, but total reconstruction and restoration of existing superstructures and...

Conformity Assessment Keeping electronics safe

The global market for electronic components has shown strong...

Industry Spotlight Energy-efficient and cleaner aluminium

Primary aluminium production relies entirely on electrical power,...

Industry Spotlight Globalized standards

Reprinted with permission from The Journal from Rockwell...

Industry Spotlight The 3D printing manufacturing revolution

3D printing, also known as AM (additive manufacturing) or RM...

Technology Focus Sustainability

When the going gets tough, a customary fiscal reaction of many...

IEC Family August 2011 nominations

As well as its regular Technical Committees, the IEC has a number...

IEC Family IEC Affiliate Country Programme

At the end of June 2011, the IEC Affiliate Country Programme...

Technical Committees George Devol: Father of industrial robots

George Devol, the man who has been called the father, grandfather...

In Store Manufacturing 2B information exchange

Manufacturing to Business and Business to Manufacturing information exchanges