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Workshop will focus on continuous improvements of SCR®.

July 24, 2009

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B01 on Electrical Conductors, a workshop on Continuous Improvements of Southwire Continuous Rod (SCR®) will be held October 20, 2009 in Atlanta, GA. Objectives are to present an overall review of the continuous casting process for copper and aluminum rod; showcase improvements garnered through partnership between Southwire and its customers; and understand the latest developments in the continuous casting processes. Read More

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Electronics OEM Summit focuses on growth opportunities.

July 24, 2009

Held October 21-22, 2009 in Litchfield, AZ, the IPC Electronics Industry Executive Summit will equip executives with focused market information and opportunities to best capitalize on new growth areas. Teh summit, Survive and Thrive in the New Business Environment, will offer targeted concurrent sessions for each area of the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Content will focus on meeting the future needs of OEMs, and dedicated time for networking will also be provided. Read More

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Conference to focus on oil and gas production impacts.

July 24, 2009

The Air and Waste Management Association will present "Air Quality Impacts of Oil and Gas Production in the Rocky Mountains," September 15-17, 2009 in Centennial, CO. This conference will explore the potential effects of oil and gas exploration and production activities on air quality in the Rocky Mountain region. The focus will be on how to utilize these resources without causing significant environmental consequences. Read More

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RIA releases study on automation in wind turbine industry.

July 24, 2009

Market study by RIA examines opportunities for automation in fabrication of wind turbines, since growing at 28.7% in 2008 and industry may have reached point where automation technologies may be needed for continued expansion. In U.S., wind power grew 50% in 2008 over 2007, while Denmark uses wind turbines to generate 20% of power. Also, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides 30% investment tax credit to purchasers of wind turbines. Read More

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PTDA welcomes four new members.

July 24, 2009

AGM Canada Inc., a distributor of bearings, beltings, chain/v-belts, couplings, fluid power, linear motion, material handling, and mechanical power transmission products, recently joined PTDA. Association also welcomed Gummi USA, a manufacturer of pneumatic clutches and brakes, and Halifax Rack and Screw Cutting Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of gear rack, lead screws, pinions, nuts, and mechanical power transmission systems. One service provider, Activant Solutions Inc., also joined PTDA. Read More

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Co-Located Events enhance ISA Expo 2009 attendee experience.

July 24, 2009

Held October 6-8 in Houston, TX, the ISA EXPO 2009 will include the co-location of 7 events throughout the week. The co-location of these events, held by various organizations, along with the International Society of Automation announced (ISA) Fall Training Institute, Industry Standards Forum, 6 technical conferences, and the exhibition, brings an abundance of technical content, professional development, and networking opportunities to attendees. Read More

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SME and NCME partner on manufacturing education website.

July 23, 2009

SME and NCME have partnered on website to encourage high school/college students to pursue career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Site is intended to improve image of industry, especially during economic downturn, and help potential employers find next generation of manufacturing engineering talent. Team of students at Fairmont High School in Kettering, OH, interviewed in support of site, which includes resource links, job search, blog space, and multimedia video link page. Read More

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Workshop focuses on fretting fatigue in medical devices.

July 23, 2009

Scheduled for November 10, 2009, Fretting Fatigue of Metallic Medical Devices and Materials workshop will focus on identifying related fretting activities or concerns involving either medical devices or materials. Co-chairs invite participants that have looked at fretting of interfaces of materials used in orthopedic and cardiovascular devices, shown evidence that fretting can occur in these medical devices in-vivo, or developed methods to evaluate fretting of these devices/materials. Read More

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BSA welcomes additional industry leaders to committee ranks.

July 23, 2009

BSA welcomed a number of distributor members and participating manufacturers to participate in the work of various association committees. These committees, instrumental for driving BSA dialogue between industry leaders in distribution and manufacturing as well as developing key components of industry education, also further the association's mission as "the forum to enhance networking and knowledge sharing to promote the sale of bearings through authorized distributors." Read More

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Papers invited for History of Mechanical Testing Symposium.

July 23, 2009

Scheduled for Nov 14-17, 2010, Symposium on the History of Mechanical Testing will help participants understand historical context that drove development of standards, individuals who lead their development, and some high-visibility failures that provided information for later refinements to standards. Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, historical framework, history of various mechanical test methods, significant individuals, and significant failures/case studies. Read More

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Symposium to address pesticide formulations and delivery.

July 23, 2009

Scheduled for Oct 20-22, 2009, 30th Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Regulations and Innovation serves as multidisciplinary forum for scientists, applicators, regulators, and business people to exchange information and to learn about products and practices that meet or exceed current market needs. It is devoted to all aspects of agrochemical industry: from new inert ingredients, formulations, application equipment, and application techniques to regulatory requirements. Read More

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Event relates voluntary standards to U.S. competitiveness.

July 23, 2009

On July 24, 2009, NAM and the U.S. Department of Commerce will host "The Voluntary Standards System: A Dynamic Tool for U.S. Economic Growth and Innovation." This is the first in a series of events with government and industry leaders to educate new policymakers about key topics related to U.S. competitiveness, technology deployment, and jobs. Panelists will discuss how voluntary standards help create jobs and spurs development of industry-specific technologies. Read More

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Workshop to address Adjusted Compliance Ratio Technique.

July 23, 2009

Scheduled for Nov 11, 2009, workshop on ACR Technique for Characterizing Fatigue Crack Closure will be held in conjunction with Nov 9-12 standard development meetings of ASTM International Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture. Objectives of half-day workshop are to increase awareness of ACR technique, and to provide users and potential users with overview of current research regarding use of technique to enable better understanding of its strengths and weaknesses. Read More

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International Symposium focuses on plastic pipe and fittings.

July 23, 2009

"Plastic Pipe and Fittings: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," held November 9, 2009 in Atlanta, GA, is sponsored by ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems. It is third in a series of symposiums focused on reporting current status of important aspects relating technology and standardization of plastic piping systems. Approximately 40 papers will be presented in concurrent sessions, and preliminary technical program will be posted on ASTM's website by early August. Read More

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NEMA Launches Podcasts tackle electroindustry topics.

July 23, 2009

NEMAcast focuses on news, information, and opportunities of interest to electroindustry professionals. Designed to keep NEMA members and others informed of current issues, podcasts will provide information on Smart Grid, economy, energy efficiency, government policies, and environment from specialists in their fields. NEMAcast has several channels - Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency, Inside the Electroindustry, Electric Minute - each with their own particular focus. Read More

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TRFA boosts students in tough economy.

July 23, 2009

TRFA has announced two opportunities to give students in thermoset resin studies additional exposure to job and networking opportunities. Universities joining association as Professional Members are invited to post their students' resumes on a special Resume Board on TRFA Members-Only Website. Students are also invited to submit poster for Tabletop Showcase, part of 2009 Annual Meeting, with chance to win $250 cash prize and network with suppliers to thermoset/polymer industry. Read More

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FAA Makes Statement on first regional airline safety forum.

July 23, 2009

FAA Administrator, Randy Babbitt, made a statement on what was the first in a series of 12 nationwide regional airline safety forums designed to reduce risk at regional airlines. The forum was attended by 65 safety executives representing airlines and unions, and discussions focused on air carrier management responsibilities for crew education and support, professional standards and flight discipline, training standards and performance, and mentoring. Read More

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Winners Announced for international die casting design.

July 23, 2009

NADCA-sponsored International Die Casting Design Competition showcases outstanding die cast designs. Eight winners and two honorable mentions were chosen this year. According to NADCA design engineer Dan Meyer, "Methods such as automatic de-gating, direct injection, multiple-cavity dies for complex high-tolerance parts, as well as new gating and die designs requiring minimal or no machining of final die casting...showed their applied creativity." Read More

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FMA and TPA seek applicants for 2 industry awards.

July 23, 2009

FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2010, presented by FMA, and TPJ's Industry Award 2010, presented by TPA, are open to individuals or companies who have successfully improved operations, attained business growth, and contributed to both local and industry communities. Application deadline is September 30, 2009 at 5 pm. Winners will be notified by October 31, 2009, and will be honored at 2010 FMA conference. Interested prospects can apply by visiting FMA web site. Read More

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Specialized Clinical Center delivers patient-focused care.

July 22, 2009

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is designed to advance the research, early detection, and treatment of neurological diseases. Its mission is to prevent the disabling symptoms of chronic brain diseases and to prolong healthy, vital aging in people at risk for dementia or cognitive disorders via patient-centered and research-based model, which enables the entire healthcare team to pool their wisdom and expertise for the benefit of the patient. Read More