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European Commission, Agency endorse modernization initiative.

November 20, 2014

European Commission and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) endorsed global "CS23/Part 23 Reorganization" initiative, which will modernize how smaller airplanes are certified and lead to aviation authorities modernizing their own certification rules. Based on 16 draft standards being developed by ASTM International Committee F44 on General Aviation Aircraft, initiative intends to cut cost and increase safety of general aviation airplanes and technology. Read More

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Proposed Standard covers composite electrical conductors.

November 19, 2014

ASTM B987, Specification for Carbon Fiber Composite Core/Thermoset Matrix for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors, will establish methods used to measure critical properties of composite core products specifically for overhead power line applications. These properties allow composite conductor to perform at much higher power levels than traditional steelcore conductor. Utilities will use ASTM B987 to confirm that composite conductors they purchase will perform according to their line designs. Read More

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CEA announces groundbreaking new book.

November 19, 2014

CEA® announced forthcoming release of its new book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, on sale January 12, 2015. In this book, author Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CEA’s Chief Economist, explains why world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity, one that will rival invention of the printing press for its transformational effects on every person, country, and institution in the world. Read More

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Regulated Substances Newsletter offers essential chemicals guide.

November 19, 2014

Announced by AEM and Compliance & Risks, Regulated Substances Brief focuses on Conflict Minerals, EU RoHS and EU REACH regulations that apply to the off-road equipment manufacturing industry and its supply chain. This newsletter aims to inform readers about business risks and opportunities concerning substances involved in products they supply. Also, newsletter will cover emerging developments, such as China RoHS and Korea REACH, that could potentially impact AEM members. Read More

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MESA introduces iBASEt as Gold Keystone Sponsor.

November 19, 2014

Joining MESA International as Gold Keystone Sponsor, iBASEt will help tackle challenges in today's manufacturing enterprise and value chain. iBASEt offers software for manufacturers that replace a myriad of disparate shop floor and supply chain solutions – such as manual paper and email processes – with one integrated suite of software systems that synchronize data and foster collaboration between internal and external teams. Read More

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CEA announces 2015 CES Best of Innovation Honorees.

November 19, 2014

CES Innovation Awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 28 consumer electronics product categories. Entries are judged by preeminent panel of independent designers and engineers. Judges base their votes on overall engineering qualities related to technical specifications and materials, aesthetics, and design qualities; product’s intended use and function; unique features and how design and innovation of product compares to others in the marketplace. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard addresses performance of flashing.

November 19, 2014

Draft standard ASTM WK46735, Guide for Evaluating the Variables that Can Increase the Durability of an Installed Flashing Assembly, will satisfy market need for standard to define durable flashing and will create level playing field for flashing manufacturers. Standard will provide measurable and process-based assessment elements to characterize performance of flashing assemblies. It will cover life cycle of an assembly, from initial physical properties to potential repairability. Read More

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Conference Session covers conformal coating process control.

November 18, 2014

IPC and SMTA announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled for Nov 18–20, 2014. Conference focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting today’s manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Doug Pauls of Rockwell Collins will chair Session #7 "Conformal Coating Process Control," and Dave Hillman of Rockwell Collins will present on "Conformal Coating Material & Application ‘State of the Industry’ Assessment Program." Read More