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Presentations Invited for cementitious mixtures workshop.

January 27, 2014

Presentations are invited for workshop on Methods for Investigation of Unexpected Performance and Properties of Cementitious Mixtures, which will be held December 7, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Titles and abstracts of 500 words or less on specific experiences and/or research or method development that supports this workshop's objectives should be submitted by August 31, 2014. Read More

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AIM Honors Intermec global aid distribution improvement efforts.

January 24, 2014

AIM has selected Intermec by Honeywell as winner of inaugural AIDC Case Study Competition. Given annually by AIM, award recognizes those who have developed and delivered compelling solutions that help grow and advance automatic identification and data capture (AIDC). Intermec by Honeywell brought together World Vision’s Last Mile Mobile Solutions (LMMS) software with Intermec CN50 handheld mobile computer to help improve efficiency and time savings regarding distribution of aid in field. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses airborne ultrasound packaging tests.

January 24, 2014

Airborne ultrasound is one of the few solutions that nondestructively measures physical integrity and quality of flexible packaging seals. Technology described in ASTM F3004, Test Method for Evaluation of Seal Quality and Integrity Using Airborne Ultrasound, is used to image seals and evaluate variances across entire active seal area to ensure even temperature and pressure distribution during sealing process. It will be useful for manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and laboratories. Read More

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Personnel Performance Testing Standard has been approved by ASTM.

January 24, 2014

ASTM E2849, Practice for Professional Certification Performance Testing, focuses on 42 issues specific to personnel performance test development and implementation. Developed by Subcommittee E36.80 on Personnel Performance Testing and Assessment, this new ASTM International standard, according to E36.80 chairman Wallace Judd, "will assure a uniform quality to the performance testing of professionals in many industries.” E36.80 welcomes participation in its standards developing activities. Read More

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EPA Administrator will address World Economic Forum in Davos.

January 24, 2014

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will highlight President Obama's Climate Action Plan at World Economic Forum (January 22–25) in Davos as well as discuss business and economic opportunities that come from addressing climate change. Also, McCarthy will discuss steps U.S. is taking to reduce carbon pollution, international leadership and cooperation in which U.S. is thus engaged, and potential market opportunities, innovation, and job creation stemming from acting on climate change. Read More

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IPC moves to Pennsylvania Ave.

January 23, 2014

IPC’s Government Relations and Environmental Policy office has moved to the heart of Washington, D.C. Its new address, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is just blocks from the White House and Capitol Hill, and near the offices of IPC’s largest OEM members. Move from Arlington, VA, dramatically raises profile of IPC in nation’s capital and signals trade organization’s commitment to providing critical regulatory and legislative information and compliance assistance to its members. Read More

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ASTM developing proposed nitrate reductase standard.

January 23, 2014

Proposed ASTM WK27289, Test Methods for Nitrite-Nitrate in Water by Nitrate Reductase, will present a means to perform nitrate analysis of water without the use of hazardous chemicals. According to William Lipps, vice chairman of Subcommittee D19.05 on Inorganic Constituents in Water, part of ASTM International Committee D19 on Water, new standard will enable testing laboratories with discrete analyzers to eliminate cadmium reduction methods with a more reliable means to measure nitrate. Read More

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AMCA International Launches bilingual website for Asia region.

January 23, 2014

AMCA International, represented by Asia AMCA in Asia Pacific region, announced bilingual website (asiaamca.org) to meet growing needs of those in Asia due in part to Engineer Associates Program. English and Chinese versions of Asia AMCA website are available to better serve needs of new members and associates in that region. Asia AMCA website provides technical information, news and events occurring in real-time at AMCA International, with particular focus on the Asia region. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2014 Exhibit Space is sold out.

January 23, 2014

IPC announced that all 135,000 sq ft of exhibit floor space has sold out for IPC APEX EXPO® 2014, making it the largest IPC APEX EXPO in the last 5 years. To visitors, the sold-out status means that the show floor will be busy and informative, with more than 425 exhibitors introducing new product technologies, innovations, and demonstrations of the industry’s newest advancements, many of which will also be highlighted in the dedicated New Product Corridor on the show floor.   Read More

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FAA proposes civil penalty against Talon Air, Inc.

January 23, 2014

FAA is proposing $150,000 civil penalty against Talon Air, Inc., of Farmingdale, NY, for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations by allowing 4 pilots to fly without proper training or examinations. FAA alleges that 3 pilots did not undergo recurrent training or receive competency flight checks within required periods of time, and that fourth pilot’s initial training was conducted by unqualified person. As a result, none were qualified to fly charter carrier’s Hawker 4000 aircraft. Read More

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International CES 2014 sees innovation thrive.

January 23, 2014

Hosting 3,200+ exhibitors, 2014 International CES® featured premiere technological breakthroughs and ~20,000 new product launches. Product highlights were spread throughout such diverse categories as 3D Printing, Audio, Computer Hardware and Software, Connected Home, Digital Health and Fitness, Digital Imaging/Photography, Electronic Gaming, Startups, Video, and Wireless/Wireless Devices. Additionally, CEA's Gary Shapiro hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on CES stage. Read More

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NTSB Releases Top 10 transportation improvements sought in 2014.

January 23, 2014

NTSB released its 2014 Most Wanted List, which aggregates top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for 2014. These include, for first time, improving operational safety in rail mass transit. Other new additions include helicopter operations, occupant protection, and passenger vessel safety. Furthermore, list includes fire safety, perils of distraction, general aviation, pipeline safety, positive train control, and substance-impaired driving. Read More

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NADCA submits testimony on aluminum pricing and supply.

January 23, 2014

NADCA submitted formal testimony to Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection for the hearing titled, "Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical Commodities." This is the second Senate hearing investigating ownership of metals warehouses by banks and holding companies and their relationship with the London Metals Exchange. NADCA applauds Committee for looking into possible market manipulation which impacts everything from autos to toys to airplanes. Read More

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EPA takes step in implementing electronic manifest.

January 23, 2014

EPA issued final rule that is a crucial step in the development of a national electronic manifest system, which will upgrade paper-based system of tracking hazardous waste to an electronic one. Rule authorizes use of e-Manifests to track hazardous wastes under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Once implemented, national e-Manifest system will provide greater access for emergency responders to information about types and sources of hazardous waste that are in transit. Read More

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EPA releases final Bristol Bay Assessment.

January 23, 2014

Over 3 years, EPA compiled the best, most current science on the Bristol Bay watershed to understand how large-scale mining could impact this area. EPA's report, titled "An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska," concludes that large-scale copper and gold mining poses risks to salmon and Alaska Native cultures. Bristol Bay produces nearly 50% of the world’s wild sockeye salmon with runs averaging 37.5 million fish each year. Read More

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ASTM Symposium to address building economic standards.

January 23, 2014

ASTM's suite of E06.81 standards provides framework for measuring and managing economic performance of buildings and other constructed facilities over their entire life cycle. Scheduled for Oct 5, 2014, symposium titled "Idea to Impact: How Building Economic Standards Keep You on Track," will demonstrate how to use the framework, how various E06.81 standards fit together and reinforce each other, and how these standards help economic performance of engineering projects. Read More

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A3 Business Forum hosts top robotic industry executives.

January 22, 2014

Running from January 22–24, Association for Advancing Automation Business Forum explores how and why robotics industry is changing businesses for the better. More than 400 global automation leaders and execs from robotics, machine vision, and motion control industries will be in attendance. Forum includes informative presentations from top-notch keynote speakers, several networking opportunities, and meaningful discussions designed to arm global business leaders with real-world strategies. Read More

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IPC's PCB Survey is open until January 31.

January 22, 2014

IPC released a global survey to collect data for the IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections, and for IPC's 2014 Technology Trends Study. Survey covers key technical issues in both fabrication and assembly of PCBs, including clock speed, heat dissipation, layer counts, embedding, aspect ratios, I/O pitch, and component size. Respondents may answer questions that relate to their type of operations, focusing on specific end-use applications. Read More

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NEI Grant Brings NASA Technology to SME event in Detroit.

January 22, 2014

Promoting transfer of NASA technology to manufacturing purposes, SME Technology Interchange will take place February 19, 2014 in Detroit, MI. Forum will bring together stakeholders from industry, academia, and U.S. government to engage in strategy development, partnership building, as well as implementation of ways to foster technology collaboration and innovation. This event is possible in part due to $40,000 grant from New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan (NEI). Read More

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AeroDef 2014 will feature 60 technical presentations.

January 22, 2014

According to event producer SME, AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014 will include 60 technical presentations developed in partnership with aerospace and defense manufacturers. Event is solely dedicated to aerospace and defense manufacturing and will offer technical presentations across 4 technology tracks: composites, metals and advanced materials; digital and additive manufacturing/3D printing; integrated assembly and robotics; and precision machining and tooling. Read More