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SPE extends nomination deadline for global parts competition.

January 26, 2015

Nomination deadline has been extended for second annual Plastics for Life™ global parts competition. Because eligible parts must previously have won a category or a competition at an SPE TOPCON topical conference or Minicon mini-conference held during last 12 months, extending deadline from January 30 to February 13, 2015 allows teams of winning parts from SPE conferences that fall early in 2015 to enter this year's competition rather than wait until 2016. Read More

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Made in Space CEO to headline keynote speakers at conference.

January 26, 2015

SME's 2015 RAPID Conference and Exposition will showcase 3 keynote presentations focused on emerging 3D printing and scanning technologies within aerospace, medical, and overall additive manufacturing industries. Aaron Kemmer, CEO and co-founder of Made In Space, will kick things off on May 19 as he addresses latest in aerospace manufacturing and how his company is evolving in-space travel with its Zero-G 3D Printer, the first 3D printer deployed on the International Space Station. Read More

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Jamie Gregorian joins BIO staff.

January 26, 2015

BIO announces that Jamie Gregorian will be joining BIO staff as Director, Federal Government Relations. Gregorian comes to BIO after 5 years with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Jamie was AAOS' Senior Manager, Government Relations and Specialties where he worked on variety of health-related issues and oversaw all advocacy efforts related to judiciary matters, medical research, defense, appropriations, and subspecialty interests. Read More

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EPA aims to reduce copper in motor vehicle brake pads.

January 26, 2015

U.S. EPA, the automotive industry, and states signed agreement to reduce use of copper and other materials in motor vehicle brake pads. Copper-Free Brake Initiative calls for cutting copper in brake pads to less than 5% by 2021 and 0.5% by 2025. Voluntary initiative also calls for cutting amount of mercury, lead, cadmium, asbestiform fibers, and chromium-6 salts in brake pads. These steps will decrease runoff of these materials from roads into nation’s streams, rivers and lakes. Read More

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AEM and Exhibitor Media Group Partner to boost trade show ROI.

January 26, 2015

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) partnered with Exhibitor Media Group to help AEM exhibitors keep up to date with current strategies, trends, and tactics for improving trade show results. This partnership provides CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE exhibitors with 25% discount on any of 3 conference packages for EXHIBITORLIVE, which will be held March 1–5, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV and feature ideas to plan, manage, market, and measure high-performance exhibits and events. Read More

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NEMA Surge Protection Institute Website receives update, upgrades.

January 23, 2015

NEMA Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section launched updated version of its website, nemasurge.org, which is home to NEMA Surge Protection Institute and provides information and resources to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers related to surge protection. According to Committee Chairman Tom Colcombe, nemasurge.org's mission is to raise awareness concerning benefits of surge protection to users of low-voltage electrical systems in North America. Read More

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LIA's Laser Safety Guide is revised for 2015.

January 23, 2015

LIA has updated their Laser Safety Guide making it a necessity for every safe laser environment. Easy to comprehend and full of practical information, guide has been revised to comply with new terminology and guidelines of 2014 edition of ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can serve as useful tool during training and is recommended for personnel who work with or around lasers and laser systems greater than Class 1, who do not have the specific responsibilities of LSO. Read More

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HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit to tackle worker shortages.

January 23, 2015

Scheduled for Feb 24–26, SME's HOUSTEX 2015 will host Student Summit for Houston-area high schools to highlight manufacturing career opportunities and showcase high-tech workforce needs. Presented by SME Education Foundation, in partnership with members from SME’s Houston Chapter 29, summit will provide students access to new innovations in manufacturing technology and opportunity to engage with industry experts. It will conclude with students competing in virtual wind turbine challenge. Read More