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Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards honors 4 SME board members.

February 14, 2014

Sandra Bouckley and Edye Buchanan, who serve on SME Board of Directors, and Sue Shimoyama and Elizabeth Kautzmann, who serve on SME Education Foundation Board of Directors, will be honored at Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award is given by The Manufacturing Institute to women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of manufacturing industry. Read More

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BIO to Host Roundtable Discussion on 2014 Farm Bill Energy Title.

February 14, 2014

On February 7, 2014 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm ET, BIO will hosting roundtable teleconference for reporters to both highlight expansion of Farm Bill's energy programs to renewable companies as well as discuss next steps industry needs to take to achieve parity with other renewable technologies. Participants will include BIO Executive VP Brent Erickson, Agriculture Energy Coalition Co-Director Lloyd Ritter, DSM North America President Hugh Welsh, and Governor Mark Schweiker. Read More

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Collected Papers cover metallic medical material fatigue/fracture.

February 14, 2014

Third volume of ASTM International's STP 1559, Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices, includes 11 peer-reviewed papers on fatigue behavior of nitinol SMA's and influence of residual surface stress as well as influence of inclusions and test speed on long-life performance. Other topics deal with biomechanical loading and fatigue characterization of orthopedic devices, surface modifications on fatigue/corrosion behavior of Ti-6Al-4V, and fracture toughness of Ti-MMC. Read More

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NREL Director Arvizu elected to National Academy of Engineering.

February 14, 2014

Cited for his leadership in renewable and clean energy sectors as well as promoting national balanced energy policies, Dan Arvizu, director of Energy Department's NREL, has been elected to membership in National Academy of Engineering. NREL director since 2005, Arvizu is also president of Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Arvizu holds bachelor's in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University and a master's and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Read More

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ASTM/NIBS Workshop to address building science education.

February 13, 2014

Scheduled for April 6, ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America will include presentations from speakers representing universities in Canada and U.S. recognized as subject-matter experts in Building Science education, training, and curriculum development. Topics will include overview of building science education as it currently exists in North America, followed by review of graduate-level curricula available in building science and how it can be developed and refined. Read More

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Industry Resource fosters creation of high-performance teams.

February 13, 2014

Introduced by Tooling U-SME, Competency Framework lets companies combat talent shortages and strengthen workforce performance while providing clear development pathways and career growth opportunities for their employees. Tool offers competency models in 9 manufacturing functional areas and is made up of 60+ defined job role competency models, each of which outline knowledge and skill objectives for job roles in production, technician, lead technician/technologist, and engineer levels. Read More

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Publication covers viscosity and rheology of in-service fluids.

February 13, 2014

STP 1564, Viscosity and Rheology of In-Service Fluids as They Pertain to Condition Monitoring, is available from ASTM International. Publication includes 11 peer-reviewed papers covering topics such as: Grease Working and its Role in Consistency Trending; Die-Extrusion Method for Comparing Changes in Grease Consistency and Flow Characteristics; Start-Up Viscosity of In-Service Engine Oils at Low Temperatures; and Application of Sensors for In-Situ Measurements of In-Service Grease Rheology. Read More

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W.R. Grace pays toward cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

February 13, 2014

Under bankruptcy plan of reorganization, W.R. Grace & Co. paid over $63 million to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at 39 sites in 21 states contaminated by asbestos and other hazardous substances. Payment includes $54 million for EPA and another $9 million to other federal agencies, including US Department of Interior and US Army. Company continues to be responsible for all sites it owns or operates and for any additional sites that were not known or resolved under earlier settlements. Read More