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ASTM Aerospace/Aircraft Committee names Babcock as chairman.

March 13, 2012

ASTM International Committee F07 on Aerospace and Aircraft elected Ed Babcock, engineer and scientist at Boeing Corporation in Mesa, AZ, as chairman for 2-year term. In addition to having been ASTM International member since 2002 and serving as secretary of Subcommittee F07.04 on Hydrogen Embrittlement, Babcock has 17+ years of experience working on environmental assurance issues in materials and processes technologies for Boeing Mesa. Read More

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MHEDA announces new board members for 2012.

March 13, 2012

Al Boston, CEO of AK Material Handling Systems, Doug Carson, VP Marketing/Sales of Fallsway Equipment Company, and Buddy Smith, CEO of Carolina Material Handling Services Inc., have been elected to serve on MHEDA's Board of Directors, while Tim Tyler, President and CEO of Borroughs Corporation has been elected to serve on Manufacturers Board of Advisors of MHEDA for 2012. Read More

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Coal and Coke Committee appoints Dr. Champagne as Chairman.

March 13, 2012

Philippe J. Champagne, Ph.D., president of Champagne Coal Consulting Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has been appointed chairman of ASTM International Committee D05 on Coal and Coke, which oversees 75 standards related to industrialization of coal and coke derived from coal. Champagne's work is focused on research and research management in coal utilization, liquefaction, and gasification, as well as in metallurgy, non-destructive testing, and power line vibration studies. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces 2012 Board of Directors and officers.

March 13, 2012

Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that Dean Douglas, who served as 2011 President of HI, will serve as Chairman of the Board, while Dennis Wierzbicki, former member of HI board, will assume HI Presidency. Board will also include 3 additional officers: Dave McKinstry as VP, Technical Affairs; John Miersma as VP, Member Services; and Andrew Warrington as VP, Knowledge and Education. Additionally, 8 other Board members were officially named. Read More

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NREL and UCLA certify record for polymer solar cell efficiency.

March 13, 2012

Scientists boosted significance of tandem polymer solar cells by successfully testing cells with low-bandgap polymers that achieved certified conversion efficiencies of 8.62 ±0.3% with respect to standard terrestrial reporting conditions. According to researchers at NREL and UCLA, that is the highest measured efficiency for a polymer solar cell. UCLA recently improved on this by incorporating IR-absorbing polymer from Sumitomo Chemical. NREL measured power conversion efficiency at 10.6 ±0.3%. Read More

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AAMA recognizes leadership during 75th Anniversary Celebration.

March 13, 2012

AAMA recognized contributions and achievements of its members at the 75th Annual Conference Banquet. Gantt Miller of Winco Manufacturing Co. received Outstanding Member Award, while Mike Turner of YKK AP America, Inc. received Architectural Products Group Distinguished Service Award. In addition, Kim Flanary of Milgard Manufacturing, Inc. won Residential Product Group Distinguished Service Award and Brent Slaton of Keymark Corporation was chosen for Marketing Distinguished Service Award. Read More

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Call for Participation issued for IPC Midwest conference.

March 13, 2012

Researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders are invited to submit abstracts on materials and processes contributing to performance of printed board assemblies for technical conference at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition(TM). Deadline is April 2, 2012, and submissions should detail case histories, field data, new technologies/innovation, or research and findings as well as summarize problems and resolutions, procedures, results of experiments, and industry benefits. Read More

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Machine Vision Market Grew 5% in North America in 2011.

March 13, 2012

According to figures released by AIA, sales of machine vision components and systems in North America climbed 5% in 2011 to nearly $1.9 billion. Paul Kellett, AIA Director of Market Analysis, noted that sales of machine vision components, including smart cameras, grew 13%, while application-specific systems grew 2%. As reflection of overall economic growth beginning to slow down, Kellett noted that first half of year was stronger than second half. Read More