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ASTM Standard addresses drainage systems media selection.

May 29, 2012

ASTM D7492/D7492M, Guide for Use of Drainage System Media with Waterproofing Systems, provides information and guidelines for selection and installation of drainage systems media that are used with waterproofing systems. Drainage systems media promote drainage around foundations of buildings and on plazas. Standard will primarily be used by designers and contractors, in conjunction with variety of waterproofing standards. Read More

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NAM supports House approval of Ex-Im reauthorization.

May 29, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement following House passage of H.R. 2072 to reauthorize Export-Import Bank. According to Timmons, the House put jobs first by passing legislation to reauthorize Ex-Im Band and increase its lending authority. Manufacturers thank House Majority Leader Cantor and Minority Whip Hoyer for their leadership on this bipartisan bill that gives thousands of small and medium-sized manufacturers ability to reach new markets and supports nearly 290,000 jobs. Read More

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AEM offers French Canadian aerial safety manuals.

May 29, 2012

To help equipment manufacturers comply with government language requirements for distributing products in Quebec, AEM now offers French Canadian versions of it Aerial Platform Safety Manual and Aerial Devices Safety Manual. Both outline possible responses to basic safety situations that may be found during normal equipment start-up, operation, and maintenance. Safety messages are presented in clear, readable text with illustrations to assist understanding. Read More

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NAM urges President to approve Keystone XL pipeline.

May 29, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after TransCanada formally reapplied for permit to build Keystone XL pipeline project. According to Timmons, in rejecting Keystone XL pipeline project earlier this year, President said no to a clear opportunity to create jobs and improve energy security in the U.S. Keystone project will deliver 20,000 manufacturing and construction jobs - with additional 118,000 indirect jobs - to an economy that badly needs them. Read More

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Dr. Richard W. Neu honored for fatigue/fracture standards work.

May 29, 2012

Richard W. Neu, Ph.D., professor in Wodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture. ASTM International member since 1992, Neu is respected expert in area of thermomechanical fatigue and fretting fatigue. His research interests focus on understanding and prediction of fatigue behavior of materials. Read More

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Student Winners Announced in NREL's alternative energy car races.

May 25, 2012

NREL's Junior Solar Sprint, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions saw 104 participating teams from 23 Colorado schools. Student teams raced solar, lithium ion, or hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles they designed and built themselves, and trophies were given out for speed as well as technology, craftsmanship, and innovation for each technology. Read More

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Waterproofing Standard focuses on drainage systems media.

May 25, 2012

ASTM D7492/D7492M, Guide for Use of Drainage System Media with Waterproofing Systems, provides information and guidelines for selection and installation of drainage systems media used with waterproofing systems. As chairmen of Subcommittee D08.22 on Waterproofing and Dampproofing Systems, Bruce Darling noted that designers and contractors will be primary users of this new standard. It is intended to be used in conjunction with multiple waterproofing standards. Read More

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IPC/JEDEC-9704A Guideline facilitates strain gage testing.

May 25, 2012

IPC/JEDEC-9704A, Printed Circuit Assembly Strain Gage Test Guideline, makes it easier for engineers to run strain gage tests during manufacturing process. While first-generation document provided target pass/fail points, Revision A changes focus to methodology. Guideline includes formulas for calculating strain and describes techniques for analyzing data derived from these tests. In addition to BGAs, IPC/JEDEC-9704A provides recommendations for sockets and ceramic capacitors. Read More