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ASTM Standard focuses on vehicle fleet management.

December 24, 2014

ASTM E2962, Guide for Fleet Management, will be useful for newer asset managers or entities just beginning to consider how to manage mobile assets. This standard guide on fleet management emerged due to need for education, training, and certification programs addressing fleet assets. According to ASTM's Robert Holcombe, "ASTM E2962 seeks to provide a broad structure of practices and concepts that a fleet management program should consider." Read More

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CES 2015 Mobile Keynote Panel will feature top executives.

December 23, 2014

Executives from Electrolux, General Motors, Philips, and Qualcomm will take part in "How Mobile is Fundamentally Changing Our World" at 2015 International CES®, which will take place January 6–9 in Las Vegas, NV. Scheduled for January 6, this panel discussion will be moderated by CNBC's Jon Fortt and explore how mobile will change definitions of such categories as smart home, wearables, automotive, and healthcare. Panel will also examine how innovators are at forefront of these changes. Read More

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NREL Seeks Participants for Energy Execs 2015.

December 23, 2014

NREL is accepting applications for its 2015 Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, which enables decision-makers throughout USA to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing. Leaders in private sector, communities, non-profits, and government are eligible to participate. Specifically, opportunities are available for Leadership Program and Leadership Institute. Application deadline is January 16, 2015. Read More

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Agencies Voice Support for VA water quality improvement approach.

December 23, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined others in recognizing market-based nutrient trading program, run by Virginia, aimed at improving water quality of Chesapeake Bay. Encouraging economic investment while reducing phosphorus pollution to local waterways, program saved Commonwealth >$1 million and demonstrated innovative means of meeting Clean Water Act stormwater requirements and Virginia water quality goals. Similar programs are expected to be established around USA. Read More

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December 23, 2014

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Dual ASTM Standards aid lead-based paint abatement techniques.

December 23, 2014

Two new ASTM International standards focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. Said standards are ASTM E2913, Practice for the Hotplate Digestion of Lead from Composited Wipe Samples, and ASTM E2914, Practice for Ultrasonic Extraction of Lead from Composited Wipe Samples. Both cover recognized methods of composited wipe sample preparation and will see use by EPA NLLAP-recognized laboratories. Read More

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ASTM launches industrial biotechnology committee.

December 23, 2014

Stakeholders in field of industrial biotechnology, including representatives of medical and pharmaceutical industries, agricultural realm, and other industries have joined together to form new ASTM International technical committee. Through its subcommittees, E62 will develop test methods, practices, and terminology standards focusing on industrial biotechnology. Potential topics include feedstock biomass, determination of green content, life cycle analysis, and drop-in chemical specifications. Read More

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NREL Demonstrates 45.7% Efficiency for concentrator solar cell.

December 22, 2014

Regarding its 4-junction inverted metamorphic (4J IMM) solar cell, NREL announced demonstration of 45.7% conversion efficiency at 234 suns concentration. Multijunction cell is designed for operation in concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems where it is possible to receive 1,000+ suns of concentrated sunlight. Efficacy is enabled due to effective control and confinement of dislocations, broadband 4-layer AR coating, metamorphic tunnel junction interconnect, and GaInP top cell performance. Read More

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BIO announces presenters for BIO CEO and Investor Conference.

December 22, 2014

BIO announced preliminary list of presenting companies for 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held Feb 9–10, 2015. Presenting companies are hand-selected for event, and consist of mid-to-large cap established public companies from around the globe. Participating companies typically have a clinical stage program focused on therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, or a platform technology, as well as an upcoming clinical, regulatory, or corporate catalyst. Read More

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Berry receives 2014 Lauren D. Lyman Award.

December 22, 2014

F. Clifton Berry Jr., a long-time journalist, author, and public relations professional in aerospace and defense field, has been selected to receive 2014 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications. Berry served in U.S. Army for more than 20 years before retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in 1975. He went on to posts as editor at variety of trade publications, including Armed Forces Journal, AIR FORCE Magazine, Air Power History, and National Defense magazine. Read More

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ASTM International Committee C09 celebrates its centennial.

December 22, 2014

During its latest standards development meetings, ASTM International committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates celebrated its 100th anniversary. Speakers included past and current chairmen of C09. Work of said committee has been instrumental to success of concrete, ensuring quality, durability, and sustainability while also advancing application of new technologies in concrete industry. C09 currently has 1,400+ members from 62 countries and maintains portfolio of 176+ standards. Read More

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ASTM Develops Adjunct for resin identification codes standard.

December 22, 2014

ASTM International updated adjunct for D7611, Practice for Coding Plastic Manufactured Articles for Resin Identification. Adjunct contains graphic representations of Resin Identification Code (RIC), as molded, imprinted, or raised symbol or wording used by manufacturers to imprint on plastic products or materials. Previously only available as PDF, adjunct is available in higher resolution vector format that allows files to be enlarged or reduced with no loss to image quality. Read More

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IPC Applauds Passage of RAMI Act by Congress.

December 19, 2014

IPC commended Congress for its bipartisan passage of Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act and called upon President Barack Obama to sign it into law. Enactment of said legislation, which will authorize National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), has been top policy priority for IPC and its member companies. First proposed by President Obama, NNMI will consist of multiple advanced manufacturing centers focused on different technology issues. Read More

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AEM's Megan Tanel elected as 2015 Chair of IAEE trade group.

December 19, 2014

Megan Tanel, vice president exhibitions and events of Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), has been elected 2015 Chair of the International Association of Expositions and Events (IAEE). Responsible for overseeing all AEM trade shows and show partnerships, domestic and global, as well as association education/meeting programs, Tanel has also served as director of AEM's CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition and ICUEE-The Demo Expo as well as World of Asphalt Show & Conference. Read More

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MCAA Announcement names new board members and officers.

December 19, 2014

MCAA President Cynthia Esher certified election of officers and directors for 2015: Chairman Bob Carrell, Vice-Chairman Joe Incontri, Director-at-Large Peter G. Martin, and Director-at-Large Stan Ronna. In their roles on MCAA Board of Directors, the above will help MCAA address its mission to help management teams of process and factory automation product and solution providers run and grow successful businesses by offering timely, unique, and specialized resources. Read More

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Registration now open for Leadership Development Conference.

December 19, 2014

PTDA is taking registrations for 2015 Leadership Development Conference to be held March 18–20. Conference is designed for emerging power transmission/motion control leaders who want to enhance management skills, network in small group settings, and learn best practices that support business results. Those participating will benefit from 2 sessions—a dinner program by Jeff Havens to "Uncrapify Your Life" and full-day interactive workshop led by Randy Disharoon on "Four Traits to Winning." Read More

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MCAA Offers NRTL Suggestions at OSHA Stakeholder Meeting.

December 19, 2014

On October 22, 2014, MCAA representatives, along with ~100 attendees from 50 organizations, attended OSHA Stakeholder Meeting to discuss questions and options regarding OSHA's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) program. Presenters from 10 organizations gave their reactions to OSHA proposals and interacted with attendees on ways to improve said program. Repeatedly, MCAA’s comments stressed safety and how current system sometimes pushes customers to make less safe choices. Read More

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HI announces variable speed drive webinar series.

December 19, 2014

On January 22, 2015, Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter will conduct opening session of 3-part webinar series on Variable Speed Drives. In addition to explaining how VSDs can be used to accommodate duty cycles with variable flow and head, as well as which applications to avoid, series will discuss energy optimization, life cycle reduction, single-phase to three-phase power conversion, and inrush current reduction. Sessions 2 and 3 will take place Jan 27 and Jan 29. Read More

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SME Foundation supports Focus: HOPE's STEM Bridge Program.

December 19, 2014

In recognition of Focus HOPE's STEM Bridge program, SME Education Foundation has committed $25,000 in funding. Through this and other initiatives, foundation provides K-12 students, college students, and students enrolled in technical training programs with scholarships and access to additional manufacturing educational resources. In last decade, foundation has provided Focus: HOPE with nearly $100,000 in scholarships, specifically for students enrolled in Machining Training Institute. Read More

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Aerospace Manufacturers warm to southern states.

December 19, 2014

Aerospace manufacturers have an established presence across the South, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon, and are partnering with SME to produce AeroDef Manufacturing Conference + Exposition, with Composites Manufacturing, which relocates to Dallas on April 20–23 in 2015. According to recent report by Pew Charitable Trusts, aerospace companies are attracted by region's low costs, generous state incentive packages, and right-to-work laws. Read More