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LAM 2012 presented attendees with manufacturing's future.

March 26, 2012

Held February 29 to March 1, LAM 2012 put Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) technology at its forefront. Workshop gave nearly 200 attendees look at traditional laser cladding practices as well as cutting-edge future of photonic manufacture. Expert keynote speakers Terry Wohlers and Dr. Ingomar Kelbassa of Fraunhofer ILT detailed advances in rapid production using powder bed and freeform methods. Notable advances were cited by such companies as Boeing, Airbus, and Fraunhofer ILT. Read More

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ASTM 3D Imaging Systems Committee names Faraz Ravi as chairman.

March 26, 2012

ASTM International Committee E57 on 3D Imaging Systems named Faraz Ravi, director of product management for point clouds at Bentley Systems, Exton, PA, as its new chairman. Ravi was director at IGLOO Software, London, UK, from 2001-2003 and then co-founded Pointools Ltd., a hardware-neutral provider of point cloud software technology. In 2011, Pointools was acquired by Bentley Systems, which provides software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Read More

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North American Occupational Safety and Health Week is set for May 6-12.

March 26, 2012

LIA, in conjunction with OSHA Alliance partner and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), invites communities, businesses, and individuals to support North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, in effort to enhance workplace safety. Annual NAOSH Week and May 9, 2012 Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day aim to raise awareness about importance of being safe at work. Its 2012 theme is "Safety: What Every Business Needs." Read More

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MichBio Announces Wendy Wendel as Marcom Director.

March 23, 2012

MichBio announces appointment of Wendy Wendel as Director of Marketing and Communications. In this role, she will oversee planning and execution of MichBio's marketing, communications, public relations, and social media efforts. Prior to joining MichBio, Wendy served as Director of Marketing for Engineering Society of Detroit and Manager of Marketing and Communications for United Solar. Wendel's background includes 15+ years of working in diverse industries. Read More

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NASA and GM collaborate on robotic gloves for human use.

March 23, 2012

NASA and GM are developing robotic glove that astronauts and autoworkers can wear to help do their jobs better while potentially reducing risk of repetitive stress injuries. Human Grasp Assist device, known internally as K-glove or Robo-Glove, resulted from NASA and GM's Robonaut 2 project. Using sensors, actuators, and tendons comparable to nerves, muscles, and tendons in human hand, Robo-Glove has potential to reduce amount of force worker needs to exert when operating tool for extended time. Read More

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BSA Annual Convention Registration Deadline is March 28.

March 23, 2012

Scheduled for April 29 to May 1, BSA 2012 Annual Convention offers opportunity to participate in dynamic business program with channel partners and colleagues. "Technology Drives Productivity" challenges industry to consider how to best leverage latest business tools. Line-up of experts will engage attendees with overview of how authorized distributors and supply chain partners can differentiate themselves in the marketplace, providing customer solutions and products using latest technology. Read More

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Registration for Hydraulic Institute technical meeting is now open.

March 23, 2012

Scheduled for June 5-9, 2012 HI Technical Meeting offers venue for interested members to volunteer their expertise and join industry-transforming technical committees that idely respected ANSI/HI Standards, technical guidelines, and reports for pumps and pumping systems. Some highlights include preview of Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings course, Technical Affairs Update, and preview of Rotodynamic Pump Acceptance Tests webinar. Read More

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NIST is set to support steering group for NSTIC.

March 23, 2012

NIST is soliciting proposals to establish steering group in support of National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) and to provide group with ongoing secretarial, administrative, and logistical support. NIST anticipates supporting one proposal with approximately $2 million in funding for up to 2 years. Accredited institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and commercial organizations in U.S. and its territories are eligible. Read More