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IPC Applauds Passage of RAMI Act by Congress.

December 19, 2014

IPC commended Congress for its bipartisan passage of Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act and called upon President Barack Obama to sign it into law. Enactment of said legislation, which will authorize National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), has been top policy priority for IPC and its member companies. First proposed by President Obama, NNMI will consist of multiple advanced manufacturing centers focused on different technology issues. Read More

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Standard covers fatigue testing of medical device fine wire.

December 19, 2014

Solid, round, fine wire is often used in devices such as catheter guide wires, stents, and containment vessels. ASTM E2948, Test Method for Conducting Rotating Bending Fatigue Tests of Solid Round Fine Wire, will be used to determine fatigue life characteristics of such wire in order to assess reliability. Test method describes procedure for performance of rotating beam fatigue tests of small diameter wire at specified life in fatigue regime where strains are predominantly and nominally elastic. Read More

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ASTM Standard describes properties of metal powders.

December 19, 2014

ASTM F3049, Guide for Characterizing Properties of Metal Powders Used for Additive Manufacturing Processes, will benefit makers and users of metal powders. According to ASTM member John A. Slotwinski, this standard will help "point readers to existing metal powder standards that may be appropriate for additive manufacturing powders. Included guidance will aid those who want to measure properties of AM powders but may be unaware of what standard methods exist. Read More

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Registration now open for Leadership Development Conference.

December 19, 2014

PTDA is taking registrations for 2015 Leadership Development Conference to be held March 18–20. Conference is designed for emerging power transmission/motion control leaders who want to enhance management skills, network in small group settings, and learn best practices that support business results. Those participating will benefit from 2 sessions—a dinner program by Jeff Havens to "Uncrapify Your Life" and full-day interactive workshop led by Randy Disharoon on "Four Traits to Winning." Read More

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MCAA Offers NRTL Suggestions at OSHA Stakeholder Meeting.

December 19, 2014

On October 22, 2014, MCAA representatives, along with ~100 attendees from 50 organizations, attended OSHA Stakeholder Meeting to discuss questions and options regarding OSHA's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) program. Presenters from 10 organizations gave their reactions to OSHA proposals and interacted with attendees on ways to improve said program. Repeatedly, MCAA’s comments stressed safety and how current system sometimes pushes customers to make less safe choices. Read More

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MCAA Announcement names new board members and officers.

December 19, 2014

MCAA President Cynthia Esher certified election of officers and directors for 2015: Chairman Bob Carrell, Vice-Chairman Joe Incontri, Director-at-Large Peter G. Martin, and Director-at-Large Stan Ronna. In their roles on MCAA Board of Directors, the above will help MCAA address its mission to help management teams of process and factory automation product and solution providers run and grow successful businesses by offering timely, unique, and specialized resources. Read More

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Executives Discuss Fast Innovation in International CES keynote.

December 18, 2014

At 2015 International CES® (January 6–9 Las Vegas, NV), several executives – Bosch's Werner Struth, Cisco's John Chambers, and Comcast's Neil Smit – will participate in "Fast Innovation: Disrupt or be Disrupted" keynote panel. This January 7 session will be moderated by David Kirkpatrick and feature discussion on evolution of connections between people, data, business, and innovation as enabled by Internet of Everything and connected society. Read More

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AMT to host Automation in Manufacturing Conference.

December 18, 2014

After successful first year, AMT will host second annual Automation in Manufacturing Conference on June 4, 2015, and has issued call for speakers. This year's theme will be "Building Our Manufacturing Future with Automation." One-day event will consist of presentations by major industry users of automation, as well as builders/integrators. Conference will also include panelist discussions, forecasts on role of automation, renowned keynote speaker, and valuable opportunities for networking. Read More