Association News

Association News

ISPE announces 2013-2014 election results.

October 21, 2013

ISPE has announced results of its 2013–2014 International Board of Directors election, revealing slate of leaders who represent variety of pharmaceutical industry sectors. Board will be responsible for governance and strategic direction of the Society and will assume their elected positions at 2013 ISPE Annual Meeting, November 3–6 in Washington, DC. Read More

Association News

August Manufacturing Technology Orders were up 4.9%.

October 21, 2013

According to USMTO report, August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $371.97 million, which was up 4.9% from July but down 18.1% when compared with total of $454.19 million reported for August 2012. With year-to-date total of $3,107.16 million, 2013 is down 8.0% compared with 2012. In addition to monthly gain for USMTO, latest Purchasing Managers Index was at 56.2, its highest reading in more than 2 years. Read More

Association News

Renewable Energy Standards available in online subscription.

October 21, 2013

Available from ASTM International, subscription-based online collection provides 163 of the latest ASTM renewable energy standards, all of which play pre-eminent role in the conversion of solar and geothermal renewable energy to directly usable energy forms. Topics covered include heating of domestic hot water; active and passive space heating and cooling; process heating; thermal conversion power generation; photovoltaic generation of electricity; and advanced energy conversion. Read More

Association News

HI and Pump Systems Matter announce final slurry pumps webinar.

October 21, 2013

Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter announced dates for last Slurry Pumps webinar series of 2013. Series will be led by slurry pump expert Robert Visintainer, VP Engineering, Research & Development, GIW Industries, and will begin October 29. Session 1 – October 29, 1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT – will cover slurry pump basics. Slurry pump design and testing will be discussed in Session 2 (October 30), while Session 3 (October 31) will cover slurry pump wear and application. Read More

Association News

AIA lauds export control reform enactment.

October 18, 2013

AIA welcomes enactment of first set of revisions to U.S. Munitions List that are removing onerous controls on exports of essentially commercial technology used in military aircraft (Category VIII) and military aircraft engines (Category XIX). Subjecting these technologies to export control requirements of Commerce Control List will allow for more appropriate reviews and restrictions while making trade with America’s closest military allies and partners more predictable, efficient, and transparent. Read More

Association News

NESCOR publishes cybersecurity failure scenario documents.

October 18, 2013

National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resource has published 3 cybersecurity failure scenario and impact analyses documents for electric sector. A cybersecurity failure scenario is a realistic event in which failure to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability of sector cyber assets creates negative impact on generation, transmission, and/or delivery of power. Information is useful to utilities for risk assessment, planning, procurement, training, and security testing. Read More

Association News

GEMI to develop Supply Chain Sustainability Tool.

October 18, 2013

Supported by Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise and Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, GEMI Supply Chain Sustainability Tool™ is focused on supply chain sustainability and procurement decision making process. Tool will link market-oriented sustainability indicators, claims, and best practices; scientifically based economic input-output and lifecycle assessment LCA methodologies; and supply chain operational metrics guiding sustainable procurement and sourcing. Read More

Association News

ASTM offers environmental site assessment standards.

October 18, 2013

ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessment Process features 42 of the latest ASTM guides, practices, and test methods on Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment process. Compilation covers many routine procedures and terminology used in properly evaluating site to determine presence or absence of environmental contamination. Online subscription will also provide instant access to newly revised E1527-13 as soon as it is available. Read More

Association News

SME SOUTH-TEC provides live manufacturing demo.

October 18, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 29–31, SOUTH-TEC will offer real-time manufacturing model through collaboration of 6 vendors. Demonstration will produce milled part in which each phase communicates seamlessly with each step. Included will be: Design, Translation/Validation, Programming, Verification, Machining, and Inspection. Event will also offer Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, where parts representing stereolithography, laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling, will be on display. Read More

Association News

First IPC J-STD-004 QPL Certification goes to Indium Corporation.

October 18, 2013

IPC awarded first IPC J-STD-004 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) certificate to Indium Corporation's Clinton, NY, USA facility. Indium Corporation was first manufacturer to participate in IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program, which provides audit, inspection, testing, and advisory services to suppliers throughout electronics industry to promote supply chain verification. Indium's Clinton, NY, USA facility was first site to undergo IPC's assessment/audit based around IPC J-STD-004. Read More

Association News

MESA and LNS Research launch Metrics That Matter survey.

October 17, 2013

Targeted at manufacturing executives, IT, and plant managers seeking to improve and optimize business performance, 2013-2014 "Metrics That Matter" research survey focuses on trends and correlations between specific operational metric improvements, use of Manufacturing Operations Management and other manufacturing software applications, role-based metrics reporting, and effect of emerging technologies such as mobility, big data, and cloud computing on metrics programs. Read More

Association News

FPSA Announced Speakers for Packaging in the New Millennium.

October 17, 2013

Packaging in the New Millennium sessions will anchor packaging track of education during PROCESS EXPO. On November, Part I will feature Pat Reynolds and Gordon Bockner discussing technological improvements and innovations for food and beverage industry. On November 5, Part II will feature prominent foods processors discussing packaging innovations seen in their businesses as well as looking where current packaging trends appear to be leading. Read More

Association News

NEMA LED Dimming Standard is referenced in Zhaga specifications.

October 17, 2013

Published in April 2013 as new standard, NEMA SSL 7A-2013 Phase-Cut Dimming for Solid-State Lighting: Basic Compatibility has been referenced by most recent versions of Zhaga Books 2 and 8. These define socketable downlight LED light engines (LLEs) with integrated control gear. In part, reference is due to SSL 7A being only available specification that covers 2-wire, mains-powered, phase-control dimming interface. Read More

Association News

IREC Paper addresses overlap in PV solar approval processes.

October 17, 2013

"Minimizing Overlap in PV System Approval Processes: Case Studies and Analysis," published by Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC), examines in detail overlap and synchronization of approval processes involved, in addition to their individual steps, and offers possible solutions on how to make them more efficient. Paper also presents 4 case studies provided by IREC that outline approval paths for PV systems in 4 cities in the United States. Read More

Association News

NEMA Donates Grants to support student engineering programs.

October 17, 2013

NEMA's Arc Welding Section announced $5,000 donation – 2 new team grants and one event partner support grant – for high school teams and partners participating in VEX Robotics Competition. Donation to Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation is in support of increasing student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable curriculum-based VEX Robotics engineering programs. Read More

Association News

ASC Fall Convention nears attendance record.

October 17, 2013

ASC announces that 539 total attendees are registered for upcoming Fall Convention and EXPO being held Oct 21–23. Record of 557, set 23 years ago, could be eclipsed as Council continues to get registrations each day. To support attendees, ASC is offering new convention app and mobile website that will allow attendees to create schedule based on sessions being offered, view speaker bios and exhibitor information, access floor plans, and connect with other convention attendees. Read More

Association News

ASTM and NAMII sign memorandum of understanding.

October 17, 2013

Memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed by ASTM International and National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), outlines framework of cooperation regarding development of ASTM standards for additive manufacturing. Specifically, MOU states that standards for additive manufacturing will be developed by ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. NAMII will participate in ASTM process by providing technical expertise as well as technical content. Read More

Association News

Washington Governor to deliver keynote at BIO Convention in China.

October 16, 2013

As announced by BIO, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee will deliver keynote address on November 12 at third annual BIO® Convention in China (November 11–13, 2013). Beijing-based event, bringing together biotechnology executives, pharmaceutical companies, and investment firms, will foster exploration of business opportunities within China’s emerging biotech sector. BIO's Joseph Damond called Governor Inslee "tireless in his efforts" and called his perspective "invaluable." Read More

Association News

TRFA Annual Meeting increases attendance by 14%.

October 15, 2013

TRFA began its second decade with 14% jump in meeting attendance, breaking previous attendance record for 2012's 10th Anniversary event. Meeting featured keynote address by Dr. Dean Webster on "Improving the Sustainability of Thermosets Using Renewables," as well as presentation of 11 technical papers focused on latest products and advanced techniques. Another highlight included presentation by Qi An, winner of TRFA's Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Read More

Association News

SPE names finalists of Automotive Innovation Awards.

October 15, 2013

SPE's Automotive Division announced finalists for its 43rd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, the largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries. Nominations were first subjected to pre-qualification review, and then were presented before panel of industry experts. Some finalist innovations include semi-convertible sunroof system, window glazing system, all-olefinic liftgate, decklid trim with self-locking feature, and high-heat turbo EGR sleeve. Read More