Association News

Association News

Housing Design Contest aims to aid natural disaster survivors.

June 20, 2013

American Institute of Architects (AIA) is partnering with Make It Right, St. Bernard Project, and Architecture for Humanity to launch Designing Recovery competition. Designed to help survivors of 3 recent natural disasters, competition will take place in 3 settings – New Orleans, LA; Joplin, MO; and New York, NY – where non-profit partner organizations are working to recover from previous disasters. Organizers hope designs will also aid other communities recovering from recent disasters. Read More

Association News

Technical Programs highlight servo press technology.

June 20, 2013

PMA's flagship publication, MetalForming magazine, announces series of technical programs featuring latest developments in servo-press technology. Servo Press Technology Experience includes 3 free webinars and 1 live event providing in-depth look at servo-press technology with case-study presentations and breakout sessions with press builders. Webinars will take place Aug 8, 15, and 22 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET and live event is scheduled for Sept 10. Read More

Association News

AIA Extends Council Meeting Attendance to non-members.

June 19, 2013

AIA is offering opportunity for non-members to attend Summer Supplier Management Council Meeting, which will be hosted by Alcoa Defense on July 16–18, 2013 in Cleveland, OH. Attendees will be able to meet with Alcoa Defense buyers and senior aerospace and defense leaders and decision makers. Business-to-business meeting with Alcoa Defense is guaranteed but only for limited number of non-members.  For those attending as non-member, AIA will credit registration fee towards AIA membership. Read More

Association News

AIA, Mary Fallin tout value of government-industry partnership.

June 19, 2013

Leadership of AIA joined with Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and representatives from U.S. government and state delegations at Paris Air Show. They discussed issues which ranged from impacts of sequestration budget cuts to potential societal and economic benefits of unmanned aircraft systems as well as value of trade to aerospace and defense industry. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey called partnership between government and industry "an invaluable resource." Read More

Association News

NESCC Announces Call for new private-sector co-chair.

June 19, 2013

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC), joint initiative of ANSI and U.S. Department of Commerce's NIST, announced that its Steering Committee is seeking one qualified individual to serve as private-sector co-chair. For this position, applicants are sought who hold senior leadership positions in U.S. commercial nuclear industry. Applicants are expected to have participated in major industry bodies and have had previous experience with standards. Read More

Association News

Webinar Series addresses export control reform.

June 19, 2013

Recent and additional expected changes to International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations will impact electronics companies that manufacture for the aerospace and defense markets. These regulations specifically address printed boards and printed board designs. During July, IPC will offer ITAR/EAR webinar series, bringing the latest information on current changes, possible upcoming changes, and impact these regulations may have on the supply chain. Read More

Association News

OMB Issues Guidance on government spending, travel, conferences.

June 19, 2013

Issued by U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Controller Alert: Travel and Conferences provides guidance on U.S. federal government spending for conferences and travel in light of ongoing federal budget sequester. Document lists standards-setting work as appropriate use of limited funds that should continue to be supported. This clarification reassures members of ANSI Federation that the sequester will not halt their involvement in U.S. voluntary consensus standardization process. Read More

Association News

Series of Programs will highlight servo press technology.

June 19, 2013

August 8 webinar – Why pay more for a servo press?  When is it worth it? – will feature speaker Todd Wenzel, while August 15 webinar – The Structure of Servo Presses, Available Drive Types and their Applications –will feature Jim Landowski. Another webinar will take place August 22, and live event on September 10 in Rosemont, IL will offer in-depth look at servo-press technology with case-study presentations and breakout sessions with press builders. Read More

Association News

EPA awards $2 million for Small Business Innovation Research.

June 19, 2013

EPA has announced that more than $2 million will go to 25 small businesses nationwide to develop new environmental technology that will help protect people's health and the environment. Each company will receive SBIR Phase I contract of up to $80,000 to further develop their technology over next 6 months. This year’s projects focus on drinking water, wastewater, manufacturing, green building, waste monitoring and management, air quality, sustainable use of biomass, and homeland security. Read More

Association News

International Poll highlights public support for civil UAS.

June 18, 2013

AIA will host panel discussion about current and potential uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), including growth opportunities in commercial sector, in AIA Chalet at Paris Airshow on June 19 at 11:00 am. Open to public, this panel will present preliminary findings from international poll, conducted by Christian Science Monitor, which tested public perceptions of non-military use of UAS. Final results will be tabulated and released at a later event in July. Read More

Association News

RAPID Conference and Expo breaks past attendance records.

June 18, 2013

More than 2,500 attendees turned out for 2013 RAPID Conference and Exposition, almost doubling last year's attendance and reflecting potential of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Held June 10-13, event included more than 100 exhibitors across variety of industries and a technical conference that attracted more than 900 attendees. Workshops covered fundamentals of AM, 3D modeling and 3D scanning, RTV mold-making and polyurethane casting, and metal parts used in additive technologies. Read More

Association News

SPE Announces MEDC Support for ACCE scholarships.

June 18, 2013

Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) will support two $2,000 USD SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (SPE ACCE) scholarships for graduate-level research in polymer composites that has impact on ground transportation. Additionally, MEDC will support one $2,000 USD scholarship for junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student pursuing degree in polymer science, plastics, composites, or related engineering curriculum in MI college or university. Read More

Association News

Free Webinar to cover infrared imaging.

June 18, 2013

Scheduled for June 27, webinar titled "IR Technology -- Seeing the Invisible" will introduce basics of infrared imaging through specific application examples with sample images. It will touch on some basics about IR radiation and corresponding imaging sensor technologies. Participants will leave webinar with an appreciation of core concepts sufficient to begin exploring IR imaging solutions, as well as an understanding if their candidate application might be a good fit for IR imaging. Read More

Association News

SME-EF Honors Clement Fucci as outstanding educator.

June 18, 2013

Clement Fucci, a teacher at Westfield Vocational Technical High School in Massachusetts, was honored by SME Education Foundation with Professor George Schneider Jr. Manufacturing Technology Education Faculty Award. Fucci has served in manufacturing technology for 30+ years. As Westfield’s Manufacturing Technology Department chairman for the past 27 years, Fucci has worked with local manufacturing businesses, politicians and educators to promote manufacturing in western Massachusetts. Read More

Association News

Wyoming DOT supports fuel tax increase.

June 18, 2013

First increase in Wyoming's fuel taxes in 15 yr will take effect July 1, allowing Wyoming State Department of Transportation to fully adopt the pavement preservation philosophy it began in 2011. In new Two-Minute State DOT Update video, WYDOT Director John Cox tells Transportation TV the 10-cents-per-gallon increase is expected to raise an additional $47.5 million a year to improve and preserve state's highways. WYDOT manages 6,859 miles of roadway throughout the state. Read More

Association News

Scholarship Award Winners announced at AAMA Summer Conference.

June 18, 2013

AAMA celebrated 13 consecutive years of furthering careers and education of students pursuing degrees related to building products industry by awarding 7 scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies during 2013 AAMA Summer Conference. According to AAMA president and CEO Rich Walker, "By supporting these students on their journey to further develop their knowledge and passion, we are hopeful they will make valuable contributions...upon completing their education." Read More

Association News

Richard Conley earns ASTM International Award of Merit.

June 18, 2013

Consultant Richard W. Conley received Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems in recognition of his individual contributions to standards activities. Specifically, Conley was honored for his outstanding dedication and leadership in Committee F17 and notable contributions to development of national standards that have enhanced reliability, durability, and safety of plastics in piping systems. Read More

Association News

Crib/Mattress ASTM Standard addresses safety requirements.

June 18, 2013

ASTM F2933, Consumer Safety Specification for Crib Mattresses, covers such topics as gap between mattress and crib rails, height of crib from top of mattress, and mattress thickness. Standard establishes design requirements, testing requirements and methods, and requirements for labeling for full-size and non-full-size crib mattresses. Also, test methods are included for permanence of labels and warnings and mattress dimensional measurements for full-size cribs. Read More

Association News

Novel Enzyme may prove beneficial to biofuels industry.

June 18, 2013

Researchers from the U.K., NREL, and the University of Kentucky have published a paper describing novel cellulose-degrading enzyme from a marine wood borer Limnoria quadripunctata, commonly known as the gribble. Gribbles exhibit a relatively unique ability to produce their own enzymes instead of using symbiotic microbes to break down the biomass they eat. New biomass-degrading enzymes from novel sources such as the gribble may prove beneficial to biofuels industry. Read More

Association News

OR Engineering Student recognized as one of most promising.

June 17, 2013

Manufacturing and engineering student at Oregon State University, Alexandria Moseley, has been recognized as one of 15 most promising college engineering students from USA and world by National Engineers Week via its New Faces of Engineering College Edition. Moseley has been supported with scholarship funding by SME Education Foundation, which nominated her. Alexandria is focused on her new career saying that her studies further her awareness of how much society depends on this work. Read More