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Manufacturers Challenge EPA GHG Regulations to save jobs.

March 5, 2012

Challenging EPA's decision to regulate GHG emissions from stationary sources through Clean Air Act, NAM and other business groups presented oral arguments before U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit. Coalition presented recommendation that would avoid EPA's self-described "absurd results" form its own approach and corresponding consequences for manufacturing. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said policies addressing climate change deserve full debate and should foster economic growth. Read More

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NEMA Publishes 3 Major Guidelines for conduit and cable fittings.

March 5, 2012

NEMA has published ANSI/NEMA FB 1 Fittings, Cast Metal Boxes and Conduit Bodies for Conduit, Electrical Metallic Tubing, and Cable; NEMA FB 2.10 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for use with Non-Flexible Conduit or Tubing (Rigid Metal Conduit, Intermediate Metallic Conduit, and Electrical Metallic Tubing); and NEMA FB 2.20 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for use with Flexible Electrical Conduit and Cable. Read More

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RIA Launches Certified Robot Integrator program.

March 5, 2012

RIA is taking applications from integrators interested in becoming certified. JR Automation's Scot Lindemann named RIA's experience handling confidential data as well as association's development of American National Robot Safety Standard and safety training as justifications for RIA undertaking certification. Curtis Richardson of Spirit Aerosystems called program "a convenient tool" to help identify established integrators as well as those who meet "basic but very critical" criteria. Read More

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ASTM Symposium to cover metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

March 5, 2012

Scheduled for May 8, Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices symposium will provide forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on needs for characterization and standardized testing. Main focus is to help establish best testing practices in 4 areas: characterization of adverse local tissue reactions; wear/corrosion: metallic product measurement in fluid and tissue samples; analyses of retrieved MoM implants; and in vitro testing of MoM implants under adverse conditions. Read More

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ASTM Workshop to cover addresses structural and life prediction modeling.

March 5, 2012

To be held in Phoenix, AZ on May 9, Verification of Life Prediction Software workshop will bring together life prediction software developers, users, certifying agencies, and technical specialists familiar with verification and validation (V&V) of software in diverse fields. This workshop will serve as starting point Subcommittee E08.04's effort to develop ASTM guide for V&V of life prediction methods and software. Online registration is open and will close May 2. Read More

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Medical Gas Guidelines are outlined in Welding and Gases Today.

March 5, 2012

"Recent FDA Enforcement Activities" article in Welding and Gases Today features GAWDA's FDA and Medical Gases Consultant Thomas L. Badstubner discussing FDA inspection trends and preparation. Noting increased inspection activity in 2011, Badstubner urges distributors to prepare for an FDA inspection by assessing specific key areas. These include training records, orderliness, maintenance records, expiration dates, and making sure production records have been properly completed. Read More

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Sealing Systems Energy Efficiency is subject of free webinar.

March 5, 2012

Scheduled for March 15, 2012 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET, Sealing Systems Energy Efficiency webinar will help participants gain up-to-date information on how sealing systems impact energy efficiency. Mechanical seals and packing are critical components for reliability of pumps. Primary concern is to ensure integrity of seal between rotating or reciprocating parts and stationary parts of pump. Session will also cover energy required to contain pumped fluid. Read More

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FAA increase efficiency and reduce emissions in GA and NC airports.

March 2, 2012

As part of FAA's NextGen modernization program, the Metroplex initiative, includes optimization of airspace procedures and aims to improve flow of air traffic into and out of all airports in Atlanta and Charlotte metropolitan areas. Collaborative regional partnership includes FAA, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, and Atlanta and Charlotte-area airports. Results include lowered nautical miles flown, gallons of fuel, and carbon emissions. Read More