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    Jul 01 2015
    Is there a 3D printer in your future? It’s really no longer a question of if, but when. That’s because now, after more than three decades, the technology known officially as “additive manufacturing” is finally maturing and mainstreaming—and transforming modern manufacturing in the process.
    SEMA News—July 2015

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    Jul 01 2015
    Motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft—small on size, big on entertainment value. And the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA Show was brimming with powersports accessories designed to boost performance, add functionality and enhance appearance. The next few pages highlight the new and featured products displayed in the powersports category of the Showcase.

    SEMA News—July 2015

    Powersports Products From the 2014 SEMA Show

    Directory of Data Innovators
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    Jul 01 2015
    The SEMA Data Co-op has become “data central” for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers, and tens of millions of vehicle applications. This directory is designed to guide data users to brands that have successfully undertaken the challenge to manage their product data, and to be a continually expanding reference as more brands are added to the SDC repository.

    SEMA News—July 2015

    Directory of Data innovators

    The SEMA Data Co-op has become “da

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    Jul 01 2015
    More than 100 products were displayed under the car-care and restyling classifications in the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA Show. They ranged from body parts and panels to traditional waxes and cutting-edge vinyl wraps and clears. We’ve gathered the new introductions into this listing and have included comments on car-care trends from professionals with some of the leading and most innovative companies in the segment. Enjoy!

    SEMA News—July 2015

    Car-Care and Restyling Products From the 2014 SEMA Show

    Career Windows: Engaging the Next Generation of Aftermarket Professionals
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    Jul 01 2015
    The question of how to involve the next generation in the automotive specialty-equipment industry is a topic that comes up in nearly every SEMA membership meeting. Over the last year, the Board of Directors and staff have put quite a bit of thought and effort into developing youth-engagement initiatives.

    SEMA Member News—July/August 2015

    Career Windows: Engaging the Next Generation of Aftermarket P

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    Jul 01 2015
    Now in its third year, the Launch Pad program offers innovators under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their businesses and win a significant package to help them market a new automotive product or service. Earlier this year, members of the Young Executives Network (YEN) were invited to prepare three-minute videos pitching their companies’ most exciting products and services. A YEN task force made up of network leaders looked at all of the videos and whittled the competition down to the 10 best.

    SEMA Member News—July/August 2015

    Who Will Compete for the Launch Pad Title at the 2015 SEMA Sh

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    Jul 01 2015
    There have been only a handful of women on the SEMA Board of Directors (BOD), and four of them chaired the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) before rising to the Board. Luanne Brown is one of those women.

    SEMA Member News—July/August 2015

    From SBN Chair to the Board of Directors: Luanne Brown Gets I

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    Jul 01 2015
    The Manufacturers’ Representative Network (MRN) has continued to collaborate with the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) to provide valuable and user-friendly benefits to reps. Over the past few months, several exciting projects have received attention. Here is an update for MRN members.

    SEMA Member News—July/August 2015

    Data and the MRN

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    Jul 01 2015
    Ten members of the Emerging Trends and Technology Network (ETTN) attended a Social Media Strategies Summit in February in Las Vegas. This event was the first in a series of Professional Development Programs that ETTN curated for its members in 2015.

    SEMA Member News—July/August 2015

    Member Reflection: ETTN Professional Development Program Succ

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    Jul 01 2015
    On July 1, Joe Schaefer’s two-year term as chair of the Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) came to an end and Joe Findeis was initiated into the position. As the founder and president of Wheel Consultants Inc., Findeis handles operations in addition to developing tire and wheel fitment data for the company’s online programs and publication. He is also the creator of “The Ultimate Wheel and Tire Plus Sizing Guide,” the tire and wheel fitment guide known as “The Red Book.”

    SEMA Member News—July/August 2015

    Wheel & Tire Council Welcomes New Leadership