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ISPE announces launch of Metrics Pilot Program.

June 24, 2014

ISPE has announced official launch of its Metrics Pilot Program, which is headed by ISPE’s PQLI® Quality Metrics Team, and is now open to any drug manufacturing company that is registered with FDA. Primary objectives are to test harmonization of definitions for industry consensus metrics that represent both leading and lagging indicators, and to test feasibility of data collection across companies who are at different maturity levels with their own internal metrics programs. Read More

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Size of 3D Printing Marketplace doubles at International CES.

June 24, 2014

CEA announced that the 3D printing footprint at 2015 International CES® has doubled from 2014 CES. Returning for its second year, 3D Printing Marketplace, presented by TCT Magazine + Personalize, will feature more than 30 innovative companies showcasing latest advancements in 3D printing technology. In total, 3D printing exhibits are expected to cover more than 14,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up from 7,200 net square feet at the 2014 CES. Read More

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PTDA 2014 Canadian Conference offers networking opportunities.

June 24, 2014

More than 200 people gathered in Québec for PTDA’s 13th annual Canadian Conference, where networking between channel partners and peers was the top priority. Program of keynotes and educational sessions included Lifting the Loonie with BNN’s Andrew Bell; Take Back Manufacturing with Nigel Southway; Market Briefing: Aerospace Industry with Dale Gordon;  Striving for Excellence with Stephan Maighan; and Panel Discussion: How Technology is Affecting the Distributor/Manufacturer Relationship. Read More

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Foundation updates FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus technical specs.

June 23, 2014

Fieldbus Foundation announced latest updates to its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus technical specification (Version 2014.1). FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management integrates remote I/O, ISA 100.11a, WirelessHART®, wired HART, and FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 protocols into single, open-standard data management environment. Fixed set of Device Description Symbol IDs was added to technical note 16 to improve interoperability between backwards-compatible devices and host systems. Read More

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NREL Boosts Battery Power and Durability using nanotubes.

June 20, 2014

NREL's Energy Storage group, working with Energy Department, automotive battery developers, and car manufacturers, aim to enhance performance and durability of advanced lithium-ion batteries via crystalline nanotubes and nanorods to enable clean, secure transportation future. Scientists at NREL are able to create useful objects as well as guide their formations into particular shapes. Nanotubes and nanorods can be combined to aid battery charging while reducing swelling and shrinking. Read More

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AEM launches exclusive online REACH training.

June 20, 2014

Available through AEM's Market Access Pathway training platform, REACH training will educate members about compliance with REACH regulations that could otherwise cut off global access to highly regulated markets. Training modules will teach companies and the vendors in their supply chain how to document substances used in manufacturing, their origin, and concentrations in each product. REACH lists 151 substances on its Substances of Very High Concern list and is expected to cover 440 by 2020. Read More

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BIO Seeks Papers for 2014 biotechnology and Bioenergy conference.

June 20, 2014

BIO invites biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industry leaders to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and poster presentations for 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, which will take place December 7–9, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Participants may submit proposals for panels in any of 5 program tracks, and individuals may also submit one proposal for 15 min presentation in any of program tracks. Read More

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AIM Summit 2014 brings together AIDC industry leaders.

June 20, 2014

AIM Summit 2014, scheduled for September 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C., will bring together world leaders in automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. This year's event will highlight latest technologies and industry trends as well as case studies, standards, and advances impacting organizations worldwide. Optional sessions, will let attendees participate in meetings of AIT Alliance and RAIN RFID Alliance. Registration is open to both members and non-members. Read More