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NASA Langley Celebrates 5-year partnership with Sierra Nevada.

June 26, 2012

NASA's Langley Research Center and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems in Louisville, CO joined forces to update Langley's HL-20 lifting body vehicle design into Dream ChaserĀ® orbital crew vehicle, which is being developed as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Development program. Mark Sirangelo, Corporate VP and head of Sierra Nevada Space Systems, visited NASA Langley in Hampton, VA as part of this commemoration and joint corporate/government executive session on said program. Read More

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NEMA Urges Senate to act on Shaheen-Portman energy legislation.

June 25, 2012

In its letter to all Senate offices, NEMA - along with other manufacturers, trade associations, and affected parties - encouraged U.S. Senate to take up Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S 1000). NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis noted bi-partisan support behind S 1000 and said it "provides sensible energy solutions for our country, saves energy, and creates jobs." Gaddis continued, urging Senate to bring S 1000 to floor as soon as possible for voting and passage. Read More

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TITANIUM 2012 to be held October 7-10.

June 25, 2012

Titanium Mill Processing and Melting will be one of many speaker sessions to be presented at TITANIUM 2012, ITA's 28th annual conference and exhibition. Special Steel Research and Development Center, Shanghai, China, will discuss "Research of Hot Tandem Rolling Process of TC6 Titanium Alloy Bar." Paper by Wang Chuang titled "Research on the Surface Quality of CP Titanium Coils Treated in Vacuum Furnace" will examine surface defects on commercially pure titanium strip. Read More

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NEMA Responds to Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

June 25, 2012

NEMA Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor responded to passage of H.R. 5325, fiscal year 2013 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, by House of Representatives. After noting how the House has made investments in programs critical to electroindustry, Pitsor expressed disappointment concerning adoption of Burgess (R-TX) Amendment, reduction in ARPA-E, and failure to place sufficient value on benefits on energy efficiency. Read More

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John Weritz named Vice President of Standards and Technology.

June 25, 2012

As VP of Standards and Technology, John Weritz will be responsible for development and maintenance of industry standards for alloys, aluminum alloy/temper products, and structural applications. He will serve as chief industry resource responding to technical and general queries from customers, government agencies, media, and public concerning aluminum products, processes, and standards. Weritz comes to Aluminum Association from Wise Alloys, where he has served as Metallurgy Manager since 2007. Read More

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BIO recaps Day 2 of 2012 International Convention.

June 25, 2012

Second day of 2012 BIO International Convention showcased global financial and business developments that are shaping biotechnology sector. BIO President and CEO, Jim Greenwood, discussed most recent biotech medical breakthroughs, researchers who developed them, and patients who have benefited from new medicines. Super Session covered Ernst and Young's 26th annual report on state of biotech industry. Other topics included prior user rights and trade secrets, and developments in patentability. Read More

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ASTM Water Committee develops standard for Carbon-14 sampling.

June 25, 2012

Proposed standard ASTM WK36397, Practice for Sampling of C-14 in Gaseous Effluents, is being developed by Subcommittee D19.04 on Methods of Radiochemical Analysis. Standard will help nuclear power plants, as well as other facilities at which fission reactions or spent fuel processing takes place, measure radionuclide carbon-14 in gaseous effluents as required by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Interested participants are invited to contribute to development of ASTM WK36397. Read More

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ASTM Standard aims to resolve test result differences.

June 25, 2012

Proposed standard ASTM WK35585, Practice for Data Collection and Resolving Test Result Differences Between Buyer and Seller, will provide rational dispute resolution practice for contractors or material suppliers and agencies when test results from two different laboratories on same product differ. Some procedures described in standard include documentation to determine acceptable quality material, sample chain of custody, and determination of whether data comes from same population. Read More