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The Vision Show launched new products and programs in Boston.

June 14, 2012

Held May 8-10, The Vision Show attracted some 2,100 people from 20 countries. Event offered 4-day educational conference as well as AIA's Certified Vision Professional program in CVP-Basic and CVP-Advanced levels. AIA announced its AIA Certified System Integrator program and released Camera Link HS(TM), the next generation communications protocol standard. During show, exhibitor Teledyne DALSA (Canada) displayed their Falcon2 camera and Xcelera HS PX8 frame grabber, which utilize new standard. Read More

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NAM Makes Statement on legislative solutions to NLRB overreach.

June 14, 2012

NAM VP for HR Policy Joe Trauger's statement supported amendments addressing recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) activity offered by Sen Lindsey Graham to Fiscal Year 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Trauger asserted that allowing "micro-unions" would foster hostile work environments for employees and employers alike, and that "ambush elections" rule eliminates preparation time needed to make important decisions. Read More

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Ten ASTM Water Standards included in EPA final rule.

June 14, 2012

Ten standards developed by ASTM International Committee D19 on Water have been included in final rule published in Code of Federal Regulations by U.S. EPA to approve methods for measuring regulated pollutants in wastewater. Many standards in Methods Update Rule are either new or revised standards for analysis of cyanides in water. Implementing technology and chemistries that are less susceptible to matrix interferences, new ASTM standards enable more accurate results. Read More

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NIST Big Data Workshop to examine issues and offer solutions.

June 13, 2012

The Big Data Workshop will take place June 13-14, 2012 in Gaithersburg, MD. Of interest to those who must mine large data sets for specific information, workshop will focus on issues experienced in processing and analyzing big data as well as explore what can be done to address it from measurement science and standards perspective. Key national priority topics are to include examples from science, health, disaster management, security, and finance. Read More

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Award of Merit given for plastics committee contributions.

June 13, 2012

ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics presented Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow to Mark Lavach, manager of applications development and technical services in Functional Additives Division at Arkema Inc. Lavach works on several D20 subcommittees and is chairman of D20.13 on Statistical Methods as well as vice chairman of D20.20 on Plastic Lumber. With contributions recognized by various awards from D20, Lavach has been ASTM member since 1994. Read More

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SPE ACCE announces first parts competition at 2012 show.

June 13, 2012

Organizing committee for SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition will hold its first parts competition at this year's show, Sept 11-13, 2012 at MSU Management Education Center. One innovative composites application submitted by sponsors/exhibitors or automakers will be selected from entries and announced on last day of show. Nominations will be judged on impact and trendsetting nature of application, including materials of construction, processing method, and assembly methods. Read More

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BIO International Convention to include Leadership Summit.

June 13, 2012

Scheduled for June 18, Leadership Summit: Harvesting the Commercial Potential of Emerging Agricultural and Industrial Biotechnologies, will engage high-level leaders to examine needs, risks, and strategies for financing development and commercialization of innovative agricultural and industrial biotechnology products. USDA Under Secretary Dr. Catherine Woteki will keynote summit's opening panel addressing array of agriculture, energy, and sustainability issues. Read More

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PMMI Report on Purchasing illustrates importance of solutions.

June 13, 2012

According to "Key Attributes of Packaging and Processing Machinery and Suppliers 2012," spare parts, reliability, and ever-blurring line between packaging and processing rank high among factors shaping packaging/processing machinery purchases. Researchers interviewed nearly 200 packaging professionals, processing professionals, and plant managers. Respondents reported spending 44-56% of their time working on packaging functions, followed by processing functions and then "other functions". Read More