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MTConnect Institute Releases MTConnect standard v1.3.0.

November 17, 2014

As open-source communication standard for interoperability of manufacturing equipment and devices, MTConnect standard v1.3.0 provides such features as inter-device connectivity to enable machine-to-machine communication, data items for equipment and devices, as well as optimized document readability. MTConnect® Institute also launched MTConnect User Portal, which provides community site for implementation best practices and shared experiences about implementation of standard. Read More

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ASTM Standard eliminates waste classification confusion.

November 17, 2014

Proposed standard ASTM WK38312, Classification for Waste From Manufacturing Facilities and Associated Support Facilities, covers all waste created in manufacturing facilities, including office and production waste, to help manufacturers address waste classification issues. Being developed by Subcommittee E60.13 on Sustainable Manufacturing, part of ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability, standard will provide definitions and methods covering hazardous and nonhazardous wastes. Read More

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AIA CEO Says COMSAT Export Control Reform will boost industry.

November 17, 2014

In her statement on implementation of reforms to export control restrictions on commercial satellites and related components, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey welcomed change of export control treatment. She said this legislative and regulatory reform will ensure U.S. space industrial base can compete in global markets and grow U.S. economy. Satellite exports were cited as essential to ensuring robust industry able to support U.S. defense needs and offset impacts of DOD spending cuts. Read More

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NASA tests shape changing aircraft flap.

November 17, 2014

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with successful flight test of wing surface that can change shape in flight. Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project is a joint effort between NASA and US Air Force Research Laboratory, using flaps designed and built by FlexSys, Inc. FlexFoil variable geometry airfoil system can be retrofitted to existing airplane wings or integrated into new airframes. Read More

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Automotive Technologies drive innovation at 2015 CES.

November 17, 2014

CEA® announced launch of the Vehicle Intelligence Marketplace at the 2015 International CES®, which will run Jan 6–9, 2015. Vehicle Intelligence Marketplace will feature autonomous driving, collision avoidance, and vehicle communication technologies. Exhibitors in this area will have the opportunity to conduct track demonstrations within the parking lot as well as on-the-road demos. Automotive exhibits will cover more than 165,000 net ft² of exhibit space, up 17% over the 2014 show. Read More

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ASTM Committee Approves Standard to test for glycols in motor oil.

November 17, 2014

ASTM International standard D7922, Test Method for Determination of Glycol for In-Service Engine Oils by Gas Chromatography, is intended for use by companies that use large, industrial engines. Test method describes analysis for ethylene glycol that looks for single component in complex matrix of engine oil. Dirty used oil sample is directly reacted with chemical that will derivatize ethylene glycol to form another compound: ethylene glycol phenylboronate (EGPBA). Read More

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Ajay Bajaj and Cliff Bannon to lead PTDA in 2015.

November 14, 2014

PTDA elected its 2015 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at PTDA Industry Summit. Ajay Bajaj, president of Rotator Products Limited, will become PTDA’s president. He has been active in PTDA since 2002, serving as a member of several task forces and 4 committees. Cliff Bannon, Eastern sales manager of Isostatic Industries Inc, will assume duties of PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2015. Bannon has served on Council since 2008 and has been an active PTDA member for more than 16 years. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses drying behavior of concrete mixtures.

November 14, 2014

With ASTM C1792 standard, ready-mix concrete producers and engineers will be able to characterize how hardened concrete mixtures dry. Test will provide information on mass loss versus time (drying) behavior of initially saturated concrete specimen exposed to one-dimensional drying in controlled temperature and relative humidity environment. In addition to ready-mix producers, testing laboratories and concrete consultants will find ASTM C1792 helpful. Read More