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AEM recognizes Statistics Outstanding Merit Award winners.

May 30, 2013

AEM has recognized 103 member manufacturers with Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards for their exemplary 2012 participation in AEM’s data reporting programs. Annual awards are based on data reporting timeliness and accuracy, meeting attendance, and timely responses to ballots, audits, and surveys. Winners’ performance enhances AEM’s ability to provide members with meaningful equipment-specific statistics to help assess market share and trends for improved forecasting and production planning. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers examination of large girth gear teeth.

May 29, 2013

ASTM E2905/E2905M, Practice for Examination of Mill and Kiln Girth Gear Teeth — Electromagnetic Methods, provides effective method for gear examination using eddy current array. Developed by Subcommittee E07.07 on Electromagnetic Method, part of ASTM International Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing, standard addresses need to detect surface breaking flaws electronically and to accurately size any surface breaking cracks found on cast and forged mill girth gear and pinion teeth. Read More

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Roy Sjoberg Will Be Honored with Iifetime achievement award.

May 29, 2013

With 45+ years of experience in automotive design and development on such vehicles as Chevrolet® Corvette® and Dodge® Viper®, Roy Sjöberg has been named 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by Automotive Division of SPE®. He will be honored for his role in leading automotive plastics and composites innovations at 43rd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, which will take place November 6, 2013 in Livonia, MI. Read More

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ICUEE 2013 to include mobile hydraulics courses.

May 29, 2013

ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will offer two mobile hydraulics courses. One course will teach attendees basics of hydraulics, including principles, components, and systems, while other course will explore essential concepts to ensure that hydraulic systems operate at peak efficiency. Also, returning to ICUEE 2013, iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo is the industry’s leading education event for safety, training, and operations professionals. Read More

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I.Con Conference to host 400+ industrial real estate leaders.

May 29, 2013

Scheduled for June 5-6, I.con: The Industrial Conference will bring together industry's top leaders and decision-makers to discuss trends, debate ideas, and share knowledge. Event will include exclusive release of "The Stabilization of U.S. Manufacturing and Its Impact on Industrial Space," which covers types of manufacturing jobs to re-shore and relocate; geographic locations in the U.S. that will be impacted; and how much demand these manufacturing jobs are projected to generate. Read More

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ASTM Parasailing Standard addresses weather conditions.

May 29, 2013

Because weather, particularly gusty wind, has been a variable in parasailing accidents, ASTM subcommittee F24.65 on Parasailing has developed ASTM F2993, Guide for Monitoring Weather Conditions for Safe Parasail Operation. Standard is a step in the right direction to keep parasail operators alert and to monitor weather in a proper fashion. Once insurance industry is aware of ASTM F2993, companies will most likely adjust their policies to reference the standard. Read More

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Student Teams Recognized for solar, Li-ion car designs.

May 29, 2013

Representing 28 Colorado schools, 97 teams comprised of students designed, built, and raced their solar- and lithium ion-powered vehicles for competitions hosted by U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Trophies were awarded for fastest Li-ion and solar powered model cars as well as lithium-ion and solar design technology, craftsmanship and innovation. Additionally, Spirit Award was bestowed for good sportsmanship. Read More

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NFPA publishes standard on pneumatic fluid power.

May 29, 2013

ISO 6358-2:2013 Pneumatic fluid power – Determination of flow-rate characteristics of components – Part 2: Alternative test methods specifies discharge test and charge test as alternative methods for testing pneumatic fluid power components that use compressible fluids. It does not apply to components whose flow coefficient is unstable during use. In addition, document does not apply to components that exchange energy with fluid during flow-rate measurement. Read More

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EPMA elects new president during annual General Assembly.

May 28, 2013

On May 3, European Powder Metallurgy Association held 24th annual General Assembly in Munich, during which Philippe Gundermann was elected as President of Association. Retiring President, Ingo Cremer, provided review of last 6 yrs of service, while Jonathan Wroe, EPMA Executive Director, gave update on EPMA's activities over past 12 months. Also, EPMA Council was re-elected with inclusion of Dr. Rainer Link; Jody Turin, as representative for HIP sector; and Peter Kjeldsteen as Treasurer. Read More

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ASTM Award of Merit honors Dr. Warren Haggard's efforts.

May 28, 2013

Warren Haggard, Ph.D., professor and Herff chair of excellence in biomedical engineering at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN, received ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. The Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow was given to Haggard in recognition for his "outstanding leadership and high productivity in fostering the development and promulgation of surgical implant standards." Read More

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ASTM Committee presents Award of Merit to Dr. Carlton Slough.

May 28, 2013

Carlton G. Slough, Ph.D., senior applications chemist at TA Instruments, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee E37 on Thermal Measurements. A member of ASTM International since 2005, Slough was honored for his outstanding leadership and contributions as recording secretary of Committee E37. He has also provided significant technical and literary contributions to the development of E37 standards ASTM E2551 and ASTM E2716. Read More

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PT/MC Industry continues to forecast growth.

May 28, 2013

The 1Q13 PTDA Business Index produced a reading of 61.1, which represents substantial increase over last quarter’s reading of 50.7, indicating that the power transmission/motion control industry expanded for 12th consecutive quarter. However, 1Q2013 index is significantly lower when compared against same quarter in previous years. Conducted jointly by PTDA and Cleveland Research Company, report includes US and Canadian breakout data in addition to historical data. Read More

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SME launches Knowledge Edge online resource.

May 28, 2013

As manufacturing professionals turn to Web content for fast answers to their questions, Tooling U-SME releases Knowledge Edge, an online resource with industry-validated content and information. Knowledge Edge features more than 1,200 e-books and chapters, 700 videos and video clips, and 16,000 technical papers. It also makes available the first-ever Manufacturing Knowledge Base Wiki, with more than 10,000 entries, peer-reviewed by subject matter experts. Read More

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ISPE Names Barbara A. Myers as VP of Professional Development.

May 28, 2013

ISPE named Barbara A. Myers, CAE, to newly created position of Vice President of Professional Development. In this role, Myers will be responsible for stimulating ISPE's revenue growth by aligning event development and production strategies, advancing ISPE's member-led and staff-driven business model, initiating integrated product development processes, as well as continuing to refine organizational, membership, and product marketing. Read More

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Jerome Klosowksi receives Walter C. Voss Award.

May 24, 2013

Jerome Klosowski, scientist emeritus of Dow Corning Corp. and president of Klosowski Scientific Inc., Bay City, MI, has received the Walter C. Voss Award, which is presented annually to an engineer or scientist who has made notable contributions in the field of building technology. A fellow of ASTM, Klosowski received the award in recognition of "outstanding contributions that constitute significant advances and innovations to the science of building seals and sealants." Read More

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WERC announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors.

May 24, 2013

At the 36th Annual WERC Conference, Warehousing Education and Research Council named logistics professionals to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. Michael B. Wohlwend of SAP Americas was named President, while Paul M. Avampato of Mondelez International was named Vice President, and Sheila Benny of Optricity Corporation was chosen for Secretary-Treasurer. WERC is the only professional organization focused exclusively on warehouse and distribution management and its role in the supply chain.   Read More

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ELFA Equipment Finance Index for April shows rise in volume.

May 24, 2013

ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index indicated 23% rise in business volume for April year-over-year and 10% rise over March. Index also showed receivables over 30 days were unchanged from previous 2 months, while companies reported submitting 50% more credit transactions than previous month. Also, ELFI's Monthly Confidence Index increased to 56.7 in May. Both indices show optimism on direction of U.S. economy, according to ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton. Read More

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BIO Joins Coalition focused on small business innovation.

May 24, 2013

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has joined Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI), national, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to stimulating sustained, private investment in small, innovative companies focused on developing new technologies. Coalition's legislative objectives are to modernize current U.S. tax code to recognize and promote small business innovation as fundamental to long-term growth of U.S. economy. Read More

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ASTM Committee E07 awards Dr. Klaus Bavendiek for contributions.

May 24, 2013

ASTM International Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing presented Charles W. Briggs Award to Dr. Klaus Bavendiek for contributions to standards development. Bavendiek has been member of ASTM's Committee E07 since 2002, which has presented him with 4 Awards of Appreciation. As director of development imaging at YXLON International GmbH, he specializes in high-speed imaging, X-ray image acquisition and generation, aerospace technology, composites, and new technologies. Read More

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Paper, Panel Submissions Sought for 2013 Pacific Rim Summit.

May 23, 2013

BIO invites leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers, and posters for 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, which will take place December 8–11 in San Diego, CA. Participants may submit proposals for panels in any of 5 program tracks, and individuals may also submit single proposal for one 15 min presentation in any program track. Submittal deadline is July 31, 2013. Read More