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ASTM presents Dr. Chris Ingersoll with Award of Merit.

April 27, 2010

Chris Ingersoll, Ph.D., aquatic toxicologist at Columbia Environmental Research Center has been honored with Award of Merit and title of fellow from ASTM International Committee E47 on Biological Effects and Environmental Fate. An active member of ASTM since 1987, Ingersoll is past chair of Committee E47 and leads Subcommittee E47.03 on Sediment Assessment and Toxicology. In his current role, Ingersoll conducts research to develop methods for assessing bioavailability of contaminants in sediment. Read More

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ASTM honors Dean Neubauer with Award of Merit.

April 27, 2010

Dean Neubauer, Senior Engineering Associate at Corning, Inc., has been awarded with 2010 ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. Neubauer was recognized for contributions/leadership in publications and in developing standards related to statistical methods and quality control. Member of ASTM International and Committee E11 since 1993, he also chairs Subcommittee E11.30 on Statistical Quality Control and is fellow of American Society for Quality. Read More

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AMCA appoints new Chair and Vice-Chair for Pacific Rim Region.

April 27, 2010

Recently, AMCA Executive Director, Barbara Morrison attended AMCA's Pacific Rim Region Business Meeting and Dinner, which was held in conjunction with China Refrigeration Expo in Beijing, China. Mr. C.F. Yang of Kruger Asia, the longtime Pacific Rim Chair stepped down and AMCA Regional members appointed the new Pacific Rim Region Chair, Ms. Bek Siew Hup, of Azen Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. Mr. David Tang, of Kruger Ventilation, Asia was appointed Pacific Rim Region Vice-Chair. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Engine Coolant Standards focus on use of glycerin.

April 27, 2010

Series of proposed standards being developed by ASTM International Committee D15 on Engine Coolants would remove technical barriers that currently prevent cost-effective replacement of ethylene glycol with more environmentally friendly glycerin in antifreeze. Proposed standards include ASTM WK22966, Test Method for Determination of Glycerin Assay by Titrimetric and ASTM WK22967, Test Method for Determination of Fatty Acids and Esters in Glycerin. Read More

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SME announces conferences/exhibits for EASTEC 2010.

April 27, 2010

EASTEC 2010 will feature daily keynote presentations on innovation, opportunities for growth, strategic positioning, and new collaborations. The Innovation Imperative and Revitalizing the U.S. Economy, led by author Chris Trimble, will take place at Executive Breakfast. Centering on 5 exhibit categories, event will also include Lean and Green Resource Center offering presentations, consultations, and opportunities for attendees to meet potential business partners. Read More

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Standard covers antimicrobial activity assessment in fabric.

April 27, 2010

ASTM E2722, Test Method for Using Seeded-Agar for the Screening Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity in Fabric and Air Filter Media is under jurisdiction of Subcommittee E35.15 on Antimicrobial Agents. Development of the standard was inspired by need for rapid, qualitative screening method that would allow assessment of antimicrobial activity of low water solubility antimicrobials that may not demonstrate typical zone of inhibition observed in other conventional chemistries. Read More

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SME awards David C. Dickson in composites manufacturing.

April 27, 2010

During Composites Manufacturing 2010 event in San Diego, SME honored David C. Dickson, Boeing Company's 787 program tooling technology manager, with J.H. "Jud" Hall Composites Manufacturing Award. Dickson has developed and presented numerous internal training programs at Boeing, as well as external webinars and graduate level classes for University of Washington. Award was presented by Composites Manufacturing Tech Group at luncheon on April 21. Read More

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National Robotics Challenge honors Bart A. Aslin.

April 27, 2010

Directors of National Robotics Challenge have awarded Bart A. Aslin, foundation director, SME Education Foundation, with Third Annual Dr. James Hanneman Leadership and Service Award, which honors individuals who have shown outstanding support for engineering and technology programs at middle school, secondary, and post secondary level. Acknowledgement of Bart Aslin's leadership in promoting STEM education is reflected in expansion of youth programs supported by SME Education Foundation. Read More

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SPE Conference highlights automotive application innovations.

April 27, 2010

To be held in Troy, MI on April 27, 2010, SPEĀ® Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference (AutoEPCON) offers one full day of technical presentations, keynote addresses, exhibits, and networking reception. Presentations on new technologies help automakers add value as well as reduce cost and weight of components with engineering plastics, while 4 keynote speakers will help frame challenges and opportunities facing supply community as well as automakers. Read More

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Cloud Computing Event to take place in May.

April 27, 2010

From May 10-12, OpSource and SIIA are hosting joint conference, titled All About the Cloud, which will examine how cloud solutions can help businesses redefine operating strategies and jumpstart economic recovery. Event will bring together more than 750 attendees to explore industry's role in global business. It will cover all aspects of SaaS and cloud computing, highlighting trends and strategic opportunities for SaaS ISVs, developers, C-level executives, and government agencies. Read More

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EDF to help fund manure composting facility in PA.

April 27, 2010

Oregon Dairy Organics facility will turn excess manure from Lancaster County farms and waste from yards and kitchens into compost and prevent polluted runoff from reaching streams and rivers as well as Chesapeake Bay. Finished compost will begin selling this fall. Coordinated and funded in part by EDF, project will include facility management/finished compost marketing by Terra-Gro and coordination of farmer participation by TeamAG, Inc. Read More

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Certified Vision Professional Tutorials to be given at the Vision Show.

April 27, 2010

The Vision Conference will include tutorials and sessions taught by industry experts who will provide practical training for those at all levels of machine vision proficiency. Some topics that will be covered include The Fundamentals of Machine Vision, Beginning Lighting and Optics for Machine Vision, Designing Real Time High Speed Systems, Advances in LED Lighting and Lighting Techniques, and Camera and Image Sensor Technology Basics. Read More

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Export-Import Bank Program provides opportunities for AEM members.

April 26, 2010

Developed by Export-Import Bank of the United States and launched with AEM, pilot program is designed to guide small- and medium-sized member companies through loan application process and maximize export opportunities. As an example for others to follow, AEM member McElroy Manufacturing Inc. leads the way as first AEM member to obtain Short-Term Single-Buyer Export Credit Insurance while participating in the pilot program. Read More

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ASTM Committee developing profilograph simulation standard.

April 26, 2010

Emerging high-speed inertial profilers can collect pavement profiles and, using computer technology, can simulate profilograph responses. ASTM International Committee E17 on Vehicle-Pavement Systems is developing proposed standard ASTM WK26262, Specification for Profilograph Simulation for Airfield Pavements, which will contain procedures for simulations based on current programs in use by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Read More

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Administration Leaders introduced to NSTC standards subcommittee.

April 26, 2010

Open meeting was held with leaders of White House National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Standards. Aneesh Chopra, Pat Gallagher, and Phil Weiser offered several key points on nature of subcommittee as well as its strategy and goals. These include effective government partnership with private sector on standardization, raising level of participation in standards development by government agencies, as well as focusing on continued results and feedback. Read More

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Safety Standards apply to gas appliances, recreational boating.

April 26, 2010

Recently released by CSA America, Inc., ANSI Z21.97-2010, Outdoor Decorative Gas Appliances, protects consumers by outlining proper construction and installation guidelines for use of stoves and fire pits. Also available, 3 recent additions to American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) American National Standards provide guidelines for selection, design, construction, and installation of various features that will help keep boating safe. Read More

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ANSI seeks comments on proposed committee on project management.

April 26, 2010

Project Management Institute and U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO Project Committee 236, Project Management, have submitted proposal to ANSI for new ISO Technical Committee on project management. With this proposal, PMI and U.S. TAG for PC 236 wish to expand scope of ISO's work in this subject area with additional projects. Scope of proposed technical committee includes standardization of project management, program management, and project portfolio management. Read More

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MHEDA Journal addresses changing material handling rules.

April 26, 2010

In its Second Quarter 2010 issue, MHEDA Journal features case studies from 8 distributors that discuss implemented strategies formulated to drive profits. In addition to focusing on rental/used equipment, stiffening credit policies, selling multiple lines, and diversifying product lines, strategies include embracing social media, incorporating lean principles, promoting green projects, and innovating parts delivery. Read More

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MESA's European Conference to address production process practices.

April 26, 2010

MESA International announced its 2010 European Conference, which will take place November 9-10 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Under theme of Unlocking Your Operations Potential, conference provides learning and best-practice session for Europe's manufacturing executive elite. Industrial producers and various experts within MESA community will share first-hand experiences in applying information technology to support real-time production process for more competitive effectiveness. Read More

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Metalcasting Industry assembled at CastExpo'10.

April 26, 2010

Cosponsored by AFS and NADCA, CastExpo'10 attracted nearly 4,500 attendees and more than 300 companies who showcased latest technology, research, and services available to metalcasting industry. The Cast in North America Pavilion allowed metalcasting facilities to showcase their capabilities, and enabled more than 40 exhibitors to network with buyers and designers. In addition to show floor, event offered technical and management sessions in several fields of metalcasting. Read More