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LME® 2014 comes to Schaumburg, IL in September.

August 12, 2014

Some new names will join familiar faces teaching basic and master courses at LIA's fourth-annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event®. Four expert keynote speakers will provide big-picture analysis of how and where lasers can improve profitability for firms that bring them into their production lines. In addition, LME 2014 will cover the right lasers to buy, proper way to incorporate them into manufacturing systems, how to realize max ROI, and what applications are best suited for the technology. Read More

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FAA implements safety reporting program.

August 12, 2014

FAA, in partnership with National Air Traffic Controllers Association, announced safety reporting program called Airport Voluntary Reporting System, which allows FAA employees who work in the Office of Airports to elevate safety concerns without fear of retaliation. AVRS process begins when employee files confidential report to raise safety issue through online reporting system. AVRS Oversight Board composed of three FAA executives will then review, investigate, and help resolve reported items. Read More

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Market Forecast to add $2.5 billion to market size for PI&A.

August 11, 2014

Published in May by MCAA, 2014 Market Forecast provides 5 year market forecast for Process Instrumentation and Automation equipment segmented by major process industries that shows total US market value will grow to $13.6 billion by 2018. Report, which has 80 pages of detail on 12 product categories, 12 industry segments, and estimates for both US and Canada, also includes spotlight on technology displacement of electronic vs. mechanical flowmeters and spotlight on market developments in Mexico. Read More

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ASC releases keynote speaker schedule for Fall Convention.

August 11, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 20–22, ASC's Fall Convention and EXPO will feature 4 keynote speakers covering business trends impacting adhesives and sealants marketplace. David Crowe, Ph.D. will update attendees on macro-economic trends and provide data on building and construction industry, while Bob Marquette will discuss Bostik's approach to innovation, and Rick Farrell will highlight trends in value selling. Chuck Houk and Michael Cohen will highlight how drone technology is providing customer value. Read More

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NFPA Foundation launches annual giving society.

August 11, 2014

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has launched a new annual giving society to increase support for fluid power education and research. Named after Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, physicist, and inventor whose famous law describes the fundamental principle that gives fluid power its force multiplier effect, the Pascal Society will combine the financial and volunteer contributions of companies across the supply chain to create a similar effect for the fluid power industry. Read More

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Survey covers FDA/sponsor interactions during drug development.

August 11, 2014

BIO announced survey tool on FDA/Sponsor Interactions During Drug Development to better inform policy initiatives designed to improve FDA and drug sponsor coordination and communication during drug development. Survey will serve to inform next reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act VI. By helping to identify areas where policies, regulations, and practices are working well and areas that need improvement, sponsor input will make process more efficient and effective. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute opens registration for 2014 Fall Meeting.

August 11, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 8–10, Hydraulic Institute 2014 Fall Meeting will feature special presentations by topic experts. They will include: Pump Knowledge Workshop: Standard Conditions Labeling per DOE Test Procedures & Updates on New Efficiency Requirements for Electric Motors; Integrated Marketing: Leveraging Educational Training Resources and Pump Systems Assessment Process; and International Trade update. Meeting will also provide opportunities to network with top pump industry professionals. Read More

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FAA announces New York UAS test site is now operational.

August 11, 2014

FAA announced that Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems test site in Rome, NY is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into national airspace system. Research will also evaluate methods for scouting agricultural fields using different types of sensors, which will benefit farmers regionally and nationally. Specific UAS projects include detection of insects, weeds, diseases, crop characteristics, crop biomass, and background soil characteristics in 2 farm fields. Read More

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BIO Forum to highlight IPO success since passage of JOBS Act.

August 8, 2014

BIO has opened registration for the 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum, which will take place October 7–8, 2014. Program will include plenary sessions, business roundtables, therapeutic workshops, and fireside chats featuring respected industry veterans discussing latest trends in biotech. Conference will also feature presentations by over 100 biotech companies poised to join the growth "watch list" in 2015, as well as number of nonprofit and venture philanthropy organizations. Read More

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Fluid Power Industry Leaders set to gather for IEOC.

August 7, 2014

NFPA member companies, invited guests, and other fluid power-related industry professionals will converge on Wheeling, IL for the Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, August 11-13, 2014. Event will offer hard data, critical insight, and opportunities in 4 major areas: Economics, Industry, Technology, and Networking. Conference will include engaging presentations by Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten, and John Walker as well as special geopolitical analysis by Peter Zeihan. Read More

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NFPA Foundation gives grants to community colleges.

August 7, 2014

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded grants to 4 community colleges to help purchase new hydraulic and pneumatic trainers, or upgrade existing equipment in their fluid power labs. Schools that received grant of $25,000 include: Angelina College, Lufkin, Texas; Central Community College, Grand Island, Nebraska; Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie, Minnesota; and Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan. Read More

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Postdoctoral Fellows bring fresh insights.

August 7, 2014

Director's Postdoctoral Fellowships at NREL are already making an impact at the laboratory. Ph.D. graduates from across the country have come to NREL for mentorship and learning—and have enriched the lab in doing so. NREL Director's Fellowships, one of NREL's Research Participant Programs, are 2-year awards—with possible third year—designed to attract next generation of qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy research and related disciplines. Read More

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IPC Study offers info and guidance on global operations planning.

August 7, 2014

"Where in the World? A Regional Strategy Roadmap for Electronics Manufacturers," provides information about 30 countries, analysis of their relative advantages to electronics manufacturers, and outlook for future development. Conducted by BPA Consulting Ltd, study assesses countries as locations for possible investment in electronics manufacturing operations based on factors influencing region development and describes how sectors are adopting and benefiting from local characteristics. Read More

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AEM expands REACH Training Program.

August 7, 2014

AEM will expand its REACH regulatory-compliance training program to help members and the industry comply with equally complex Conflict Minerals and RoHS rules. AEM Market Access Pathway training platform allows manufacturers to trace vendors' participation and completion of training at every level of supply chain without revealing proprietary vendor information. It is designed to build a common understanding throughout company’s supply chain to assist reporting accuracy and completeness. Read More

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ANSI bestows awards on NEMA-related professionals.

August 7, 2014

ANSI announced its 2014 Leadership and Service Award winners. Former NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis will receive 2014 ANSI Chairman Award for outstanding accomplishments on behalf of ANSI or the ANSI Federation. John Goodsell, VP of engineering and product development (retired) for Hubbell Inc., will receive 2014 Elihu Thomson Electrotechnology Medal, and Lutron Electronics Design and Development Leader Ethan Biery will receive a Next Generation Award. Read More

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IDEA's Bob Gaylord steps down.

August 7, 2014

IDEA Board of Directors, chaired by Jack Carlson, announced that CEO and President Bob Gaylord has stepped down to pursue other areas of interest. IDEA is jointly owned by NEMA and NAED. With Gaylord’s departure, IDEA board has named Chris Curtis, former CEO of Schneider Electric’s North American Operations, current chairman of NEMA Board of Governors, and an IDEA board member, to manage day-to-day operations of IDEA while chairing search process for new executive officer. Read More

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BIO extends Call for Papers deadline for Pacific Rim Summit.

August 6, 2014

Call for Papers deadline for Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is now Aug 20, 2014. Leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries are encouraged to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and poster presentations. Program tracks include: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms; Feedstock Production and Utilization; Renewable Chemical Platforms; Synthetic Biology, Algae, and Marine Biotech; and Technical and Research Papers. Read More

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AED's HTF Stop Gap Statement expreses relief and concern.

August 6, 2014

Regarding final passage of legislation to patch Highway Trust Fund (HTF) (H.R. 5021), which keeps federal surface transportation programs operating through May 2015, statement released by AED President and CEO Brian McGuire expressed relief and concern. McGuire, claiming Congress' procrastination brought highway program and the construction industry "to the brink of disaster," said that "this isn't a moment to celebrate" and expressed hope in renewed effort towards "long-term solvency." Read More

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Sensor Technology Innovation to feature at 2015 International CES.

August 6, 2014

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced Sensors Marketplace – showcase of latest innovations in gesture and motion technology – will be presented by MEMs Industry Group at 2015 International CES®, which will take place January 6–9, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Sensors Marketplace will showcase innovation in motion technology field, including MEMS; highlight gesture and motion recognition technology and applications; as well as contribute to overall story of IoT ecosystem. Read More

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BIO welcomes USDA report on farm and forest GHG measurement.

August 6, 2014

USDA's report titled "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory" outlines science-based methods for quantifying changes in carbon emissions and storage at the local farm and forest operation and can help farmers and forest landowners participate in emerging carbon markets. Methodology sets transparent standard for measuring one important indicator of sustainability – greenhouse gas emissions – in biomass production. Read More