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Three State Capitals to receive green design assistance.

January 13, 2014

EPA announced assistance to help 3 capital cities develop designs for greener, healthier neighborhoods. With assistance, Lansing, MI will develop options for transforming 14-acre parking lot into public park that showcases green infrastructure and renewable energy technologies. Madison, WI will explore ways to make pedestrian and bicycle improvements and add green infrastructure to streets in the Triangle Neighborhood, and Olympia, WA will reincorporate green infrastructure along Capitol Way. Read More

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ASTM Snowboard Standard addresses binding retention.

January 13, 2014

Snowboards that feature a single channel mounting system with removable inserts allow users to easily adjust stance position of bindings on their snowboards. ASTM F3030, Test Method for Snowboards with a Channel-Mounting System and Removable Inserts, has been developed to evaluate insert retention strength and will be helpful to snowboard manufacturers when comparing durability of different types of materials used in snowboard composite construction or new designs. Read More

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IPC Connects Isola with Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema.

January 13, 2014

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9) visited Isola's manufacturing and R&D facilities in Chandler, AZ on January 3 to learn about issues that concern the developer and manufacturer of materials used to fabricate advanced PCBs. In addition to providing tour of facilities, Isola CEO Ray Sharpe provided Sinema with executive briefing on high-priority issues such as export controls, R&D tax credits, and intellectual property protection.

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Nextgen Institute Executive Director will be Marke Gibson.

January 13, 2014

Effective January 13, 2014, Major General Marke "Hoot" Gibson, USAF (Retired) will serve as NextGen Institute's Executive Director. Dr. Karlin Toner, Director of Joint Planning and Development Office and Senior Advisor to Secretary of Transportation for NextGen Coordination, cited Marke's career-established ability to bring diverse stakeholders, comprising government, industry, and local constituencies, to achieve outcomes important to aerospace and national security. Read More

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Andrew G. Kireta elected to ASTM board of directors.

January 10, 2014

Andrew G. Kireta Jr., VP-market development at Copper Development Association Inc., New York, NY, has been elected to ASTM International board of directors for 3-year term. An ASTM International member since 1998, Kireta works on Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys and several B05 subcommittees. As CDA vice president, Kireta is responsible for promoting use of copper and copper alloy systems and related products in building construction and sustainable energy applications. Read More

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Franceen Gonzales Elected to serve on ASTM board of directors.

January 10, 2014

Franceen Gonzales, vice president, waterpark business development, of WhiteWater West Industries Ltd., has been elected to serve 3-year term on ASTM International board of directors. ASTM member since 2001, Gonzales serves on Committees D22 on Air Quality, F15 on Consumer Products, and F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices. In addition to ASTM, Gonzales is member of board of directors of WhiteWater West Industries and Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers. Read More

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Hardmetals Short Course is open for registration until February 7.

January 10, 2014

European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) will hold 2-day Hardmetals Short Course in Vienna, Austria from April 9–11, 2014. Providing learning opportunities for engineers and scientists, course will start with Overview of Hard Materials (HSS to Diamond) and History of Hardmetals and offer multiple subsequent sessions on other specific topics. Laboratory Course, to be held on April 9, will introduce fundamentals of hardmetal manufacturing with experience of powders and equipment. Read More

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EPA funds projects to reduce pesticide risk.

January 10, 2014

EPA announced agricultural grants for Integrated Pest Management practices to reduce use of potentially harmful pesticides. Grants will go to Louisiana State University to minimize impacts to bees from insecticides used in mosquito control; University of Vermont to reduce pesticide use and improve pest control while increasing crop yields on 75 acres of hops in Northeast; and Pennsylvania State University to protect bees and crops by reducing reliance on neonicotinoid pesticide seed treatments. Read More

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2014 International CES sees record breaking numbers.

January 9, 2014

With 3,200+ exhibitors spread across show floor, 2014 International CES® opened as record-breaking show. There was over two million net square feet of exhibit space, which exceeded previous year's record-setting 1.92 million net square feet. On Sunday night, exhibitors provided a sneak preview of their show floor product launches via 99 tabletop displays, and Monday saw 25 exhibitors revealing new products. This CEA®-owned and -produced event runs through January 10. Read More

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AeroDef Manufacturing 2014 to include AM Resource Center.

January 9, 2014

Scheduled for February 25–27, 2014, AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014 will feature an Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, where attendees can explore the growing number of applications made possible by the technology, according to event producer SME. Resource Center (Booth 339) will display parts produced by major technologies, including stereolithography, laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling. Read More

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Steve Sandstrum to serve on ASTM board of directors.

January 9, 2014

Steve D. Sandstrum, director of technical services for ISCO Industries in Louisville, KY, has been elected to 3-year term on ASTM International board of directors. A member of ASTM International and Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems since 1986, Sandstrum currently serves as F17’s Division 2 chairman and as chairman of Subcommittee F17.26 on Olefin Based Pipe. He received ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from F17 in 2009 for his service and leadership. Read More

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Dr. Bertrand Morel has been elected to ASTM board of directors.

January 9, 2014

Bertrand Morel, Ph.D., research and development manager for front-end chemistry business unit of AREVA in Pierrelatte, France, has been elected to ASTM International board of directors for 3-year term. ASTM International member since 1995, Morel serves as second vice chairman of Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle as well as chairman of Subcommittee C26.02 on Fuel and Fertile Material Specifications. Honors include C26's Award of Appreciation (2000) and Harlan J. Anderson Award (2011). Read More

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Fluid Power Industry Leaders to gather at 2014 NFPA conference.

January 9, 2014

Taking place in Manalapan, Florida from February 3–5, NFPA's 2014 Annual Conference provides education and networking opportunities for industry decision makers. As stated by NFPA CEO, Eric Lanke, carefully selected speakers will provide "thought provoking and relevant insight into key issues for strategic leaders" as well as updates on industry initiatives. High-profile speakers include Stephen Gold, Kim Stelson, Peter Zeihan, Jeffrey Lumetta, and S. Max Brown. Read More

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CEA donates funds to advance sustainability efforts.

January 9, 2014

Consumer Electronics Association, owner and producer of the International CES®, is donating funds to University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s DesertSol solar house, and to the Springs Preserve toward the DesertSol project. This donation is to congratulate the UNLV DesertSol team on their success and to help further the project. DesertSol will be transported to the Springs Preserve where it will act as a living classroom for the next year, reporting data back to UNLV students and faculty. Read More

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Grundfos USA and HI sign mutual Training Partner Agreement.

January 9, 2014

Through mutual Training Partner Agreement, Hydraulic Institute and Grundfos USA, a leading pump manufacturer, can leverage high quality, co-branded educational and training programs designed for pump end-users, distributors, and engineering consulting firms. Both companies will sponsor technical webinars and e-learning courses focused on variety of pump topics, and host the growing Pump Systems Optimization course to pump end-user marketplace. Read More

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NREL Expert honored for energy systems innovations.

January 9, 2014

Dr. Ben Kroposki, director of Energy Systems Integration at NREL, has been named an IEEE Fellow, recognized for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration in the electric power sector. Kroposki conducted original research that led to several IEEE standards in photovoltaic performance and reliability. He also led several efforts with IEEE interconnection standards and chaired IEEE 1547.4, which was the first international standard on microgrids. Read More

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Shanghai, China to host ASTM Declarable Substances meeting.

January 8, 2014

ASTM Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials will hold its next business meetings in People’s Republic of China from March 10–13, 2014. Along with 20–25 international technical committee experts representing global manufacturers of products that incorporate identified hazardous materials restricted by legislation, participants will include representatives from 15 nations taking part in Committee F40, with Chinese membership leading the number of international participants. Read More

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ASTM Standard measures particle size of metal powders.

January 8, 2014

Recent changes in technology are covered in ASTM B330, Test Methods for Estimating Average Particle Size of Metal Powders and Related Compounds Using Air Permeability. Metal powders tested by ASTM B330 are used in large and small precision parts in the automotive industry, as well as in various types of machinery and lighting products. New instrument referred to in standard is more precise, using sensitive pressure transducers instead of eyeball-estimated water column height to measure pressure. Read More

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CEA announces iBeacon scavenger hunt at International CES.

January 7, 2014

During 2014 International CES®, attendees who download CES Mobile App on iOS or Android devices will be encouraged to explore all areas of show through promotional iBeacon-based scavenger hunt and collect badges for each iBeacon they encounter. First three verified players who collect all available badges will be rewarded with special prize from CES. iBeacons are short range, Bluetooth transmitters that can notify mobile devices when they come within 100 ft of beacon. Read More

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ASTM International names Robert J. Ebelhar vice chairman.

January 7, 2014

Ronald J. Ebelhar, P.E., D.GE, a senior principal at Terracon in Cincinnati, OH, has been elected to serve 1-year term as vice chairman of the board of directors. Ebelhar, who joined ASTM International in 1980, is chairman of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, as well as ASTM fellow and 2003 Award of Merit recipient. In addition to his ASTM work, Ebelhar is a fellow and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering, in the Academy of Geo-Professionals. Read More