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Inside CI: Focus on Materials

Use the Materials Handbook to find materials suppliers throughout the year.
By Susan Sutton
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 Welcome to our annual Materials Handbook issue! The handbook is organized with a definition/description for each material (listed alphabetically), followed by the names of suppliers that provide the material.


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Light Bulb Changes

By Kelsey Seidler
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In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they think the shift away from traditional 40- and 60-watt light bulbs is a positive step toward sustainability.


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Hadron Technologies’ Reorganization Draws Most Interest

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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Last week, readers were most interested in a reorganization at Hadron Technologies.


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Digital Currency?

By Kelsey Seidler
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Do you think the U.S. will eventually halt the production of physical currency?


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Readers Most Interested in Suspension of Alumina Production

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Rio Tinto’s announcement that it would suspend production at its alumina refinery in Gove drew the most interest last week.


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Did You Shop on Thanksgiving Weekend?

By Kelsey Seidler
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In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they did any shopping on Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday or Cyber Monday.


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GE Aviation’s New Composites Facility is Top News

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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Last week, readers were most interested in the news that a GE Aviation engine components plant featuring ceramic matrix composite materials is in the works.


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Ethanol Reductions in Gasoline

By Kelsey Seidler
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In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if the U.S. EPA's recent proposal to cut the amount of ethanol required to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply is a good idea.


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Freight Focus: How to Convert "Prepay and Add" Shipping Programs to Collect

Companies know inbound transportation is an area where extra money can be found, but they don't realize the full potential.
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The part of a business where there can be a lot of low-hanging fruit is inbound transportation, particularly where vendors prepay and add freight to their invoice.


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IP in Depth: Expediting Patent Application Examinations

The USPTO developed four programs designed to speed up the examination of patent applications.
By Michael Gzybowski
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In August 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a backlog of 591,665 patent applications waiting to be examined and an average total pendency (time from filing to end of examination) of 29.4 months.


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