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EPA Draft Ammonia Assessment available for public comment.

June 21, 2012

Offering estimate of amount of ammonia one person can inhale daily over their lifetime without harmful health effects, draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment for ammonia will be available for public comment for 60 days and sent for independent expert peer review. Draft assessment includes template for describing literature search approach, identifies strengths/weaknesses of analyzed studies, and describes how EPA applied their guidance, methods, and criteria. Read More

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Theodore Engle Honored for work on copper/copper alloy standards.

June 20, 2012

ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys presented Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow to Theodore J. Engle, product development manager at Revere Copper Products of Rome, NY. ASTM member since 1997, Engle is second vice chairman of Committee B05 and serves on multiple subcommittees. He is also chairman of Subcommittee B05.02 on Rod, Bar, Wire, Shapes, and Forgings and secretary of B05.94 on Strategic Planning. Engle also works on Committees E06/E12/E35. Read More

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AMT sets IMTS 2012 balloon schedule.

June 20, 2012

Show management for IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 has announced the festival schedule for the hallmark IMTS hot air balloon. Leading up to and after IMTS 2012, which will be held Sept 10-15 in Chicago, balloon can be seen at Michigan Balloon Challenge, Vermont Balloon Festival, Mid-USA Ohio Challenge, QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Hamburger Festival, and Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Read More

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Sponsorship Opportunities available for World Standards Week.

June 20, 2012

ANSI invites all interested organizations to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities for World Standards Week 2012, Oct 9-12. Sponsors not only support voluntary standardization community, but also gain recognition and benefits. Four tiers of sponsorship packages are available. Depending on sponsorship level, benefits include complimentary admission to WSW events, distribution of promotional material to attendees, color print and web advertising, and premiere signage. Read More

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Comments Sought on proposed forensic analysis standard.

June 20, 2012

Standards Australia (SA), Australian member body to ISO, submitted proposal for International Standard on minimizing risk of contamination in products used to collect and analyze biological material for forensic DNA purposes. As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments on said proposal by July 27, 2012. Proposed work item would set particular criteria around which consumables used in forensic DNA collection and analysis should be manufactured. Read More

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North American PM Industry experienced universal growth.

June 20, 2012

According to Metal Powder Industries Federation President Matthew Bulger, North American powder metallurgy (PM) industry has built on growth momentum from last year in all materials, process, and market sectors. In comment at PowderMet2012, Bulger elaborated that past 2 years suggests sustainable industry recovery. He also noted 2012 began on positive note, with rising confidence levels, and also called to mind need for experienced production workers and PM engineering professionals. Read More

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MPIF announces award winning powder metallurgy parts.

June 20, 2012

Winning parts in 2012 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards can be found in auto engines and transmissions, electronics, medical devices, agricultural equipment, consumer products, military, and emergency applications. For example, GKN Sinter Metals won grand prize in automotive engine category for VVT rotor adapter assembly. In automotive chassis category, Capstan Atlantic won grand prize for complex PM steel 2-stage helical gear and spur pinion used in power liftgate actuator. Read More

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NAM Chief Economist comments on May Jobs Report.

June 20, 2012

In his post, A Disappointing May Jobs Report, Chad Moutray notes economy added 69,000 net new jobs in May, with manufacturing up 12,000, as reported by The Bureau of Labor Statistics. Moutray calls this labor report "consistent with recent weaknesses...seen in the global and domestic marketplace" and points out anxieties felt regarding Europe and long-term tax policies. Moutray also mentions rises in unemployment to 8.2% and "so-called real unemployment rate" to 14.8%. Read More