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ASTM International organizes meeting on Human Exoskeleton Standards.

Jul 21, 2017

ASTM International will be hosting an organizational meeting on technical standards for human exoskeletons on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT at West Conshohocken, Pa (USA). Meeting will identify specific standards, develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee. Also ASTM will conduct four webinars on July 27 (10 a.m.), Aug. 9 (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and Aug. 23... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

ASTM International presents scholarship for graduate students.

Jul 19, 2017

ASTM International has announced scholarship to students for doctoral studies in fields that require technical standards. Each student is awarded $10,000. The awardees include Patrick McDavid (Michigan State University), Kien Nguyen (University of Kansas), Rakish Shrestha (Auburn University) and Aref Yodallahi (Mississippi State University). They were selected from a pool of 20 applicants.

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NEMA announces ANSI C119.1-2016 standards for utility connector systems.

Jul 15, 2017

NEMA releases revised standards for sealed insulated underground connector systems. Providing electrical, mechanical, and sealing requirements for sealed insulated underground connector systems, the ANSI C119.1-2016 standards includes sealed, insulated underground connector systems rated at 600 volts for utility applications.

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Non-Industrial Products

ASTM International’s Water Committee presents annual award to William C. Lipps.

Jul 14, 2017

Environmental/geochemical marketing manager, at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc., Columbia, Maryland, USA, William C. Lipps was presented with prestigious Award of Merit, and title of fellow by ASTM International’s committee on water (D19) in recognition for his contributions to developing standards. William C. Lipps has previously won the Standards Development Award (2010 and 2015),... Read More

Paints & Coatings

Anti Reflection Film retains screen brightness and sharpness, even in bright sunlight

Jun 24, 2017

Researchers from College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida (CREOL), report on their new antireflection coating in Optica, The Optical Society's journal for high impact research. Exhibiting a surface reflection of just .23 percent, as compared to iPhone’s 4.4, antireflection film contains tiny uniform dimples, each about 100 nm in diameter, which when viewed in... Read More

Retail and Sales Equipment

Optical Mapping 3D display uses OLED screen and 4 subpanels.

Jun 24, 2017

Researchers W. Cui and Liang Gao from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report in Optical Society (OSA) journal Optics Letters work done on their new optical mapping 3D display. Product measures only 1 x 2 in. in order to facilitate viewing comfort and reduce eye fatigue issues that is presently plaguing the AR and VR device market. Research is also progressing towards reducing... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

ASTM announces James A. Thomas President’s Leadership Award.

May 11, 2017

ASTM International announced Bhyrav Mutnuri, engineer at Bedford Reinforced Plastics, Inc. as recipient of 2017 ASTM International James A. Thomas President’s Leadership Award. He was recognised for his leadership of the subcommittee on reinforced thermosetting plastics (D20.18), of ASTM International Committee on Plastics (D20).

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Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

A3 White Paper focuses on automation impact on jobs.

Apr 03, 2017

Exploring the impact of automation on job market and shortage of skilled employees with experience and training in advanced technologies, Association for Advancing Automation (A3) releases white paper titled “Work in the Automation Age: Sustainable Careers Today and Into the Future” at Automate 2017, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6. A3 looks at various types of jobs that are... Read More

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Hydraulic Institute brings Pump System Optimization course to Canada.

Apr 03, 2017

Announcing their partnership with Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET), Hydraulic Institute (HI) includes their Pump System Optimization (PSO) course to CIET’s comprehensive training catalog. First joint PSO course is scheduled on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Ramada Plaza Toronto, Ontario. Product-neutral, training provides case studies and actual field data to illustrate energy... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

NAMRI/SME creates David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award.

Apr 03, 2017

Challenging competitors to push the limits of what manufacturing’s future can be, North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME) has created David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition – to be held during 2017 North American Manufacturing Research Conference/Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (NAMRC/MSEC), June 4-8, 2017, in Los... Read More

Vision Systems

BLI reports on cancer radiation therapy.

Apr 03, 2017

Researchers at Beckman Laser Institute (BLI) and Medical Clinic, and Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, are testing new imaging device developed by Modulated Imaging Inc. to monitor, quantify, and predict skin toxicity levels for cancer patients who underwent radiation therapy. Anaïs Leproux, lead author of the paper, will report on developments at OSA... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

Pump Systems Matter (PSM) bestows Ray Hardee with 2016 PSM Leadership Award.

Mar 30, 2017

Leading global source for pump system training and education, Pump Systems Matter awarded Ray Hardee, co-founder and chief engineer of Engineered Software, Inc., with PSM’s prestigious Leadership Award at Hydraulic Institute (HI) Annual Conference and Centennial Gala held at JW Marriott – Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL. Having more than 50 years of experience, Ray Hardee has held many roles... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) offers preview of Automate 2017.

Mar 29, 2017

Highlighting that more than 400 exhibitors from automation industry would be showcasing their latest technologies, Association for Advancing Automation presented preview of Automate 2017 Conference to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6. Focusing on technology, innovation and automation solutions in manufacturing and service businesses globally, Automate 2017 would include segment... Read More

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AAMA releases new document with standard laboratory procedures for exterior devices.

Mar 29, 2017

Sun shades and other exterior projections are both sources and targets of falling ice and snow. American Architectural Manufacturers Association releases AAMA 514-16 "Standard Test Method of Static Loading and Impact on Exterior Shading Devices", which uses sandbags to simulate downward loads from ice and snow to test exterior shading devices. AAMA 514 helps design professionals assess effects... Read More

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ASTM International announces Katharine as President.

Feb 03, 2017

Katharine Morgan has begun her tenure as the president of ASTM International from February 2017 which is one of the world's largest standards development organizations. With a master's degree in business administration from Widener University in Chester, Pa, under her belt, Morgan has served ASTM International for more than 33 years and is one of the world's most prominent voices... Read More

Optics & Photonics

XFEL Optical Laser can perform projected atomic-scale measurements.

Dec 16, 2016

Satisfying the need for experimental optical pump probe laser, XFEL Optical Laser is synchronized with XFEL pulses. Providing configurability through various optical techniques, unit converts one particle of light into two and two particles into one particle. Enhanced with UV to THz spectral range and THz generation schemes, the laser is tunable in two wavelengths and pulse durations... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

HIWT opens its advanced Welder Learning Facility.

Dec 12, 2016

Featuring advanced state-of-the-art classrooms with 120 seating capacity, Hobart Institute of Welding Technology’s Welder Learning Facility complex contain high-tech audio-visual training aids. The new facility enhances students in learning welding skills, technical training and certification services and it also includes non-destructive laboratory and classroom for hands-on liquid penetrant... Read More

ASABE to adopt Definitions and Classifications of Agricultural Field Equipment.

Dec 10, 2016

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) replaces ANSI/ASAE S390.5 standard with ANSI/ASAE S390.6 (ISO 12934:2013). The new standards include Definitions and Classifications of Agricultural Field Equipment which is basis document for ISO 12934. Harmonizing national and international standardization, the adoption aims at facilitating advancements in safety and... Read More

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Refrigerant Courses are offered at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference.

Dec 09, 2016

Maintaining more than160 refrigerants under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, refrigerant course is being introduced at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference, Jan.28 - Feb.1, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo will be held from Jan.30 - Feb.1 at Las Vegas Convention Center. Explaining changing needs of society are creating requirements for new refrigerants to be... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Services

NREL works on PV cells for military areas.

Dec 09, 2016

NREL finds solution for powering military bases with Photovoltaic cells. Thin-film solar cells, grown on substrates such as stainless steel, titanium foils, and polyimide, produce flexible products that are ideal for solar blankets and tarps and are portable. NREL team was making lightweight CdTe solar cells on flexible glass.

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