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Titanium Fundamentals Workshops will take place regionally.

April 27, 2012

ITA will sponsor its "Fundamentals of Titanium" workshops in Rosemont, IL on May 22; Charlotte, NC on July 17; Atlanta, GA on October 7; and Houston, Texas on October 24. Educational series provides detailed information on types, uses, and properties of titanium alloys. According to ITA executive director Jennifer Simpson, attendees will benefit from overview of titanium's history as well as titanium metallurgy concepts. "Fundamentals of Titanium Online Course" is also available. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard addresses inspection of transmission poles.

April 27, 2012

Developed by Subcommittee G01.10 on Corrosion in Soils, ASTM WK35986, Test Method for Field Inspection of Transmission Poles and Lattice Towers, will detail multilevel approach for performing above- and below-ground inspection of transmission poles and lattice towers in the field. Once approved, ASTM WK35986 will be used by electrical utilities and subcontractors to accurately diagnose potential corrosion issues before they interrupt electrical service. Read More

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PMA releases April 2012 Business Conditions Report.

April 27, 2012

According to April 2012 PMA Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies anticipate dip in business conditions during next 3 months. Report shows that 37% of participants expect economic activity to improve during next 3 months, down from 46% in March. Companies also anticipate downward trend in incoming orders, with 43% forecasting increase in orders, compared to 47% in March. Only 46% of participants report that shipping levels are above levels of 3 months ago, down from 53% in March. Read More

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SPE announces new officers.

April 26, 2012

SPE installed James S. Griffing as its new president, who will be succeeded by president-elect, Jon Ratzlaff, at ANTEC 2013. SPE has also announced its 2012-2013 Executive Committee: Willem De Vos (CEO), Dick Cameron (Senior VP), Dr. Raed S. Al-Zubi (VP/Secretary), Dr. Gregory A. Campbell (VP/Treasurer), Vijay Boolani (VP/Technical Programming/Publishing), William D. Arendt (VP/Event Management), Olivier Crave (VP/Marketing), and Dr. Jeffrey H. Helms (VP/Society Operations). Read More

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Federal Agency Partnership to focus on unconventional natural gas/oil research.

April 26, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of the Interior announced formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of nation's unconventional natural gas and oil resources. Partnership exemplifies cross-government coordination required under President Obama's executive order, which created new Interagency Working Group to Support Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources. Read More

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EPA publishes U.S. greenhouse gas inventory.

April 26, 2012

According to Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2010, overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2% from previous year. Trend is attributed to increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with expanding economy, and increased demand for electricity for air conditioning due to warmer summer weather. Total emissions of 6 main greenhouse gases in 2010 were equivalent to 6,822 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Read More

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GAWDA Spring Management Conference to utilize social media.

April 26, 2012

Scheduled for April 28 to May 1, GAWDA's 2012 Spring Management Conference equips members with best practices and takeaways for everyday business. Welding and Gases Today is taking educational and networking opportunities of conference to the Web, providing live updates from show floor throughout event, and delivering daily blog with more in-depth observations, analysis, and gossip. Editors of the magazine will also be posting updates to Twitter. Read More

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IPC Publication details results of PCB Technology Trends study.

April 26, 2012

Published by IPC, PCB Technology Trends 2011 shows how demands of miniaturization and high-speed technology are driving changes in PCB processes and materials. This 53-page report presents technology demands of today and foretells changes expected by 2014 that will affect PCB fabricators as well as materials and equipment suppliers. Study was conducted in late 2011 in English and Chinese, with 41 PCB manufacturing companies from Asia, Europe, and North America participating. Read More