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    New Thread Submissions

    When submitting new threads to the forums, please review the categories available and click into that category prior to posting your thread. For example, if you have an apparatus question, please click into the Apparatus Innovation category and then click “New Thread”. This will ensure that members who are looking in the Apparatus Innovation category will see your questions/comments and will be able to better assist you. Each category has a description of what types of threads/posts are contained in the category.

    Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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