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PM Industry Leader receives Lifetime Achievement Award.

June 19, 2012

Alan Lawley, professor emeritus, Drexel University, and editor-in-chief of International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, has received Kempton H. Roll Powder Metallurgy Lifetime Achievement Award. Lawley has been a prolific contributor to literature of PM science and technology, publishing more than 300 papers. A long-time member of MPIF Technical Board, Lawley has participated in numerous seminars and conferences, and co-chaired technical program of 2008 PM World Congress. Read More

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SME Announces Database of email addresses for industry contacts.

June 19, 2012

Manufacturing Plus Email Masterfile database, comprising 1.5+ million manufacturing professionals, has all email addresses containing contact names. List can be rented and used for direct email campaigns, providing renters with access to key decision makers in manufacturing industry for effective targeting in marketing efforts. Lists can be customized by industry, job function, plant size, etc., and verified database covers diverse industry selection. Read More

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North American Machine Vision Sales declined 2% in first quarter.

June 19, 2012

Statistics from AIA indicate machine vision sales in North America fell 2% compared to 1Q 2011, primarily from sales of complete vision systems. Sales of machine vision components gained 2%, led by growth in vision software (+26%), lighting products (+11%), and imaging boards (+7%). Also, smart camera sales rose 4%, while optics sales were up 1% in first quarter. "Though the market has cooled down a bit," said AIA President Jeff Burnstein, "the long term growth trend remains strong." Read More

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EPA Proposes Clean Air Standards for soot pollution.

June 19, 2012

Building on steps already taken to slash dangerous pollution in communities across USA, U.S. EPA proposed updates to its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution, including soot. Proposal would strengthen annual health standard for harmful fine particle pollution (PM2.5) to level within range of 13-12 µg/m³; current annual standard is 15 µg/m³. Proposed changes are based on scientific evidence that includes thousands of studies. Read More

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Approved ANSI/AMCA Standard defines fan efficiency grades.

June 19, 2012

AMCA International announced that Board of Standards Review of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved ANSI/AMCA Standard 205 on May 4, 2012. Said document, which defines fan efficiency grades (FEGs), includes within its scope fans with 5 in. or greater impeller diameter that operate with shaft power of 750 W (1 hp) and above and have total efficiency calculated according to ANSI/AMCA 210, ANSI/AMCA 230, AMCA 260, or ISO 5801. Read More

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Educational Webinar to address hydraulic system design.

June 19, 2012

Scheduled for July 19, 2012, NFPA Educational Webinar will explain how to design safe, reliable, and efficient hydraulics. External leakage in hydraulic systems represents not only fluid loss, with its attendant costs and safety and environmental concerns, but energy loss as well. Presenter Phil Robinson of Parker Hannifin Corp. will share how ISO and NFPA standards, particularly NFPA/T2.24.2, can help people design, build, and maintain leak-free hydraulic systems. Read More

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HART Co-Sponsors Field Communication Lounge at ACHEMA 2012.

June 19, 2012

HART® Communication Foundation joins FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, PI (PROFIBUS and PROFINET International), and OPC Foundation as co-sponsors of Field Communication Lounge exhibit at ACHEMA 2012. Here, field communication organizations will exhibit individual process automation communication technologies in common display area. HART multi-vendor exhibit includes 2 demonstration displays - Get Connected and WirelessHART® - to educate users on benefits of using HART-enabled devices. Read More

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SME Conference focuses on 3D imaging and additive manufacturing.

June 19, 2012

Held May 22-25 in Atlanta, SME RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition attracted students and professionals from 24 countries interested in 3D imaging and additive manufacturing technologies. Event provided real-world examples of how additive manufacturing is revolutionizing the way new products are designed, prototyped, and produced, offering manufacturers advantages in terms of creativity, manufacturability, cost-savings, and time-to-market. Read More