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IPC Promotes Philip Carmichael to IPC President, Asia.

July 7, 2015

Effective as of July 1, Philip Carmichael will serve as IPC President of Asia. Carmichael served as president of IPC Greater China since January 2013, and his expanded responsibilities include member acquisition and support in Japan, Korea, and ASEAN member states. In his new role, Carmichael will lead IPC's Asian operations and staff as well as strategy development and execution. Carmichael will remain at IPC's China headquarters office in Qingdao. Read More

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Workshop to focus on bone/fracture healing product standards.

July 7, 2015

On Nov 17, 2015, ASTM will host workshop on Bone/Fracture Healing: "What are the Next Steps in Standards for Bone Fracture/Void Healing Products?" Workshop will address need for enhanced understanding of clinical requirements, clinical performance, and available/needed standards related to bone graft substitutes/bone void filler products and treatment options. Clinical and scientific speakers will discuss new and current available technologies and materials. Read More

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SME Names Three People as 2015 Distinguished Faculty Advisors.

July 7, 2015

SME named 3 of its student chapter faculty advisors – Eric McKell, Elsayed A. Orady, and Patricia Polastri – as its 2015 Distinguished Faculty Advisors. This is in recognition for service to SME as well as overall efforts to create, revitalize, and maintain chapters that offer students opportunities to see benefits of manufacturing education and careers. Given to each advisor, $1,000 award will go towards supporting student chapter activities and/or professional development opportunities. Read More

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ASTM Committee presents Award of Merit to Ron Bird.

July 7, 2015

In recognition of contributions to standards activities, ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys presented Award of Merit to retired steel expert Ron Bird. ASTM member since 1987, Bird was recognized for his productivity and work related to standardization of castings and corrosion testing of stainless steels and related alloys. Bird has been instrumental in developing ASTM standards for steel investment castings within Subcommittee A01.18 on Castings. Read More

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EPA proposes to cancel some uses of propoxur insecticide.

July 6, 2015

After preliminary human health assessment found risks from certain applications, EPA is proposing to cancel all indoor aerosol, spray, and liquid formulations of propoxur inside hospitals and other commercial or institutional facilities where children may be present and all use in food-handling establishments. After these cancellations, there would be no remaining food uses, and no tolerance levels for propoxur. Action was conducted as part of agency’s registration review program. Read More

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Mic Patterson gives keynote address on façade technology.

July 6, 2015

Author and researcher Mic Patterson addressed the audience at the 2015 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 28–July 1, in Seattle. Patterson’s keynote address reviewed recent evolution in façade technology and applications. He identified current and emerging drivers that are powering this change, such as geometric complexity, material and process diversity, and acoustical performance. He also discussed challenges and opportunities now facing the glass industry. Read More

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ITA to host TITANIUM USA 2015 conference.

July 2, 2015

Scheduled for Oct 4–7, ITA's 31st annual TITANIUM USA 2015 conference is designed for titanium industry professionals, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders. Event offers full spectrum of information on latest business, technology, and market trends in the global titanium industry, and provides forum for expert discussions, continuing education, and networking opportunities. ITA expects more than 1,000 executives from over 25 countries to attend. Read More

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AAMA Announces Winners of 2015 scholarships.

July 2, 2015

Announced during 2015 AAMA Summer Conference, there were 7 AAMA scholarships of $2,000 awarded to children of employees of AAMA member companies. Applicants were judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores, and 500-word essay. Eligible candidates had to be high school seniors or college students pursuing degrees in engineering or technical field relating to building products industry. Nine partner scholarships also were announced. Read More

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NEMA Cybersecurity Council releases Supply Chain Best Practices.

July 1, 2015

On behalf of its Cybersecurity Council, NEMA-published white paper addresses U.S. supply chain integrity throughout product lifecycle. NEMA CPSP 1-2015 Supply Chain Best Practices identifies recommended supply chain best practices and guidelines that electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers can implement during product development to minimize possibility that bugs, malware, viruses, or other exploits can be used to negatively impact product operation. Read More

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NASA and Partners test unmanned aircraft systems.

June 30, 2015

Through UAS-NAS project, NASA, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., and Honeywell International, Inc., are flying a series of tests at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in U.S. airspace. Tests engage core air traffic infrastructure and supporting software components through live and virtual environment to demonstrate how remotely piloted aircraft interacts with air traffic controllers and other air traffic. Read More

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ATA endorses next generation of Vigillo's Athena platform.

June 30, 2015

ATA is endorsing next generation of Vigillo's Athena platform as part of its ATA Featured Product program. Reporting tools manage data and analytics essential in nationwide flow of freight for motor carriers. Customers can pivot Athena Reports to change analysis from time to location, road conditions, driver, vehicle, crash outcome, and dozens of other dimensions. Using billions of rows of data, reporting structure analyzes this data and presents it in easy to understand, actionable format. Read More

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Agencies announce Resilient Lands and Waters partnerships.

June 30, 2015

DOI, USDA, EPA, NOAA, and USACE recognized 3 new collaborative landscape partnerships across the country. These include the California Headwaters, California’s North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed, and Crown of the Continent. Building on existing collaborations, these partnerships  will help build resilience of valuable natural resources and the people, businesses and communities that depend on them in regions vulnerable to climate change and related challenges. Read More

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EPA Modifies Settlement with AL company to reduce air pollution.

June 30, 2015

In U.S. District Court for Northern District of Alabama, EPA and U.S. Department of Justice today lodged proposed modification of prior 2006 consent decree with Alabama Power Company. This will secure further reductions of harmful air pollutants, primarily sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), from 3 of said company's coal-fired power plants. Proposed modifications would resolve remaining claims of violations of Clean Air Act's New Source Review program. Read More

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FMA and Harper College construct new metal fabrication lab.

June 29, 2015

FMA has partnered with Harper College for the construction of a new $1.5 million facility designed to create critically needed skilled workers for area manufacturers and related businesses. New 6,000 sq-ft FMA Metal Fabrication Lab, funded in part by $500,000 grant from FMA, will support Harper’s Advanced Manufacturing Program which trains students for high tech manufacturing careers in mechatronics/automation, precision machining, metal fabrication, and supply chain management/logistics. Read More

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ASC lauds House for passage of TSCA reform legislation.

June 29, 2015

According to ASC President Matthew E. Croson, House of Representatives’ passage of the bipartisan Toxic Substances Control Act legislation marks the most significant achievement toward chemical regulatory reform since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1990. The House approved H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, by a vote of 398 in favor and 1 dissenting. With passage of H.R. 2576, attention shifts to Senate to vote on its version of TSCA reform. Read More

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AIM North America to host unique device identification event.

June 29, 2015

Event hosted by AIM North America (NA) Healthcare Committee will highlight how technologies using unique device identification (UDI) are being used to meet recent U.S. compliance rules. Representatives from AIM NA Healthcare Committee will provide demonstrations of direct part marketing (DPM), printing and scanning, verification and labeling, and other technologies. Attendees will experience how companies are using UDI to enhance business processes in healthcare and consumer safety. Read More

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AZ and NM Plant Owners to reduce Four Corners plant emissions.

June 29, 2015

EPA and U.S. Department of Justice announced federal Clean Air Act settlement with Arizona- and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from Four Corners Power Plant located on Navajo Nation near Shiprock, NM. Settlement requires estimated $160 million in upgrades to plant’s SO2 and NOx pollution controls, $6.7 million for 3 health and environmental mitigation projects for tribal members, and $1.5 million civil penalty. Read More

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EPA Strengthens UST Requirements to improve leak prevention.

June 29, 2015

Strengthening of federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements by U.S. EPA will improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs. EPA's action aims to strengthen existing requirements and help ensure all USTs in USA meet same release protection standards to better protect people’s health and benefit environment in nation-wide communities. Also, revised requirements will help ensure implementation consistency among states and on tribal lands.
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ANSI President discusses standardization reform in China.

June 29, 2015

S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO of ANSI, met with top officials from Chinese entities in Beijing for discussions and trade-related activities aimed at fostering U.S-China cooperation regarding standardization and conformity assessment. Held June 7–11, meetings highlighted developments specifically related to standardization reform process underway in China. ANSI leadership meets frequently with Chinese officials to maintain relationships that make member initiatives possible. Read More

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NEMA White Paper addresses health care code call systems.

June 29, 2015

NEMA has published NEMA SBP 5-2015 Considerations in Planning Code Call Implementation in Health Care Facilities. White paper is intended to assist healthcare facility developers and owners with planning, designing, and implementing code call system and associated call-handling processes, with purposes of optimizing response time and complying with both clinical and building code regulatory requirements, including NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code, 2012 Edition (and later). Read More