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Skid Steer Safety Manuals come in e-book versions.

May 31, 2013

AEM has updated its Skid Steer Safety Manual and now offers e-book versions in English and Spanish. Text has been rewritten and graphics have been updated to be more inclusive of all styles of skid steer loaders. Safety information now contains content on Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel fuel hazards and hazards involving masked visibility areas around machine. Manuals are available through online AEM store and e-book versions are also available through Apple iTunes Book Store. Read More

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Project Gemstone to make Fieldbus experience easier.

May 31, 2013

Fieldbus Foundation announced new technology development initiative—Project Gemstone—intended to make digital fieldbus automation experience easier than conventional analog control systems in every way, from device setup to device replacement and daily maintenance. Project Gemstone covers many initiatives Fieldbus Foundation is already working on, including FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management, Field Device Integration Cooperation, and ISA108 intelligent device management. Read More

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ASTM Committee Honors Christopher Sass with Award of Merit.

May 31, 2013

ASTM International Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants honored Christopher J. Sass, associate principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., with Award of Merit for contributions to standards activities. Specifically, Sass was recognized for his "meritorious and dedicated service to Committee C24 with a strong commitment to standards development, especially in the area of building seals and sealants," as well as technical expertise, leadership, and professionalism. Read More

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ASTM Committee develops standard for nitric acid extraction.

May 30, 2013

ASTM WK42045, Practice for Nitric Acid-Extraction of Elements from Ores and Related Metallurgical Materials Using Closed Vessel Microwave Heating, will be used to protect water used for drinking, recreational, and agricultural purposes from environmental impacts. According to one member of subcommittee responsible for its development, proposed standard will be used by laboratories to dissolve samples for metals analysis and comparison with other testing method solutions. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses orthopedic implant labeling.

May 30, 2013

ASTM F2943, Guide for Presentation of End User Labeling Information for Orthopedic Implants Used in Joint Arthroplasty, presents a universal label format of content and relative location of information necessary for final implant selection within implant's overall package labeling. Guide identifies high priority label content and indicates specific section of implant's labeling where this crucial information is to be placed. Examples of labeling format are presented in standard. Read More

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PMA May Business Conditions Report anticipates steady conditions.

May 30, 2013

According to May 2013 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies anticipate steady business conditions during next 3 months. PMA president William E. Gaskin explained, "Expectations for the balance of the year rest on whether Congress and the President are able to address the critical budget and tax issues faced by all manufacturers." Gaskin also cited need for both parties to put aside partisan differences and take action. Read More

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Manufacturers Gather to share knowledge, discuss efforts.

May 30, 2013

Taking place in Baltimore, MD form June 2–4, 2013 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Annual Conference will focus on sharing information, driving innovation in manufacturing, and preparing advanced manufacturing workforce. June 2 will feature State of the Society luncheon, member workshops, and tech fair; June 3 is Leadership Day, and June 4 is Workforce Development Day. All paid conference registrations include one-year SME membership as well as admission to SME International Awards Gala. Read More

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NFPA Innovation Award recognizes Jude Hueber.

May 30, 2013

Presented to individual engineers or technicians to recognize innovative use of fluid power, 2012 NFPA Innovation Award went to Jude Hueber for innovative hydraulic hybrid vehicle design performed for Lightning Hybrids, LLC. Hybrid drive system integrates components from various manufacturers with sophisticated software that controls speed of fixed displacement pumps and accumulator pressures to optimize efficiency for lighter shuttle buses and delivery vehicles. Read More

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AEM recognizes Statistics Outstanding Merit Award winners.

May 30, 2013

AEM has recognized 103 member manufacturers with Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards for their exemplary 2012 participation in AEM’s data reporting programs. Annual awards are based on data reporting timeliness and accuracy, meeting attendance, and timely responses to ballots, audits, and surveys. Winners’ performance enhances AEM’s ability to provide members with meaningful equipment-specific statistics to help assess market share and trends for improved forecasting and production planning. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers examination of large girth gear teeth.

May 29, 2013

ASTM E2905/E2905M, Practice for Examination of Mill and Kiln Girth Gear Teeth — Electromagnetic Methods, provides effective method for gear examination using eddy current array. Developed by Subcommittee E07.07 on Electromagnetic Method, part of ASTM International Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing, standard addresses need to detect surface breaking flaws electronically and to accurately size any surface breaking cracks found on cast and forged mill girth gear and pinion teeth. Read More

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Roy Sjoberg Will Be Honored with Iifetime achievement award.

May 29, 2013

With 45+ years of experience in automotive design and development on such vehicles as Chevrolet® Corvette® and Dodge® Viper®, Roy Sjöberg has been named 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by Automotive Division of SPE®. He will be honored for his role in leading automotive plastics and composites innovations at 43rd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, which will take place November 6, 2013 in Livonia, MI. Read More

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ICUEE 2013 to include mobile hydraulics courses.

May 29, 2013

ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will offer two mobile hydraulics courses. One course will teach attendees basics of hydraulics, including principles, components, and systems, while other course will explore essential concepts to ensure that hydraulic systems operate at peak efficiency. Also, returning to ICUEE 2013, iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo is the industry’s leading education event for safety, training, and operations professionals. Read More

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I.Con Conference to host 400+ industrial real estate leaders.

May 29, 2013

Scheduled for June 5-6, I.con: The Industrial Conference will bring together industry's top leaders and decision-makers to discuss trends, debate ideas, and share knowledge. Event will include exclusive release of "The Stabilization of U.S. Manufacturing and Its Impact on Industrial Space," which covers types of manufacturing jobs to re-shore and relocate; geographic locations in the U.S. that will be impacted; and how much demand these manufacturing jobs are projected to generate. Read More

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ASTM Parasailing Standard addresses weather conditions.

May 29, 2013

Because weather, particularly gusty wind, has been a variable in parasailing accidents, ASTM subcommittee F24.65 on Parasailing has developed ASTM F2993, Guide for Monitoring Weather Conditions for Safe Parasail Operation. Standard is a step in the right direction to keep parasail operators alert and to monitor weather in a proper fashion. Once insurance industry is aware of ASTM F2993, companies will most likely adjust their policies to reference the standard. Read More

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Student Teams Recognized for solar, Li-ion car designs.

May 29, 2013

Representing 28 Colorado schools, 97 teams comprised of students designed, built, and raced their solar- and lithium ion-powered vehicles for competitions hosted by U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Trophies were awarded for fastest Li-ion and solar powered model cars as well as lithium-ion and solar design technology, craftsmanship and innovation. Additionally, Spirit Award was bestowed for good sportsmanship. Read More

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NFPA publishes standard on pneumatic fluid power.

May 29, 2013

ISO 6358-2:2013 Pneumatic fluid power – Determination of flow-rate characteristics of components – Part 2: Alternative test methods specifies discharge test and charge test as alternative methods for testing pneumatic fluid power components that use compressible fluids. It does not apply to components whose flow coefficient is unstable during use. In addition, document does not apply to components that exchange energy with fluid during flow-rate measurement. Read More

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EPMA elects new president during annual General Assembly.

May 28, 2013

On May 3, European Powder Metallurgy Association held 24th annual General Assembly in Munich, during which Philippe Gundermann was elected as President of Association. Retiring President, Ingo Cremer, provided review of last 6 yrs of service, while Jonathan Wroe, EPMA Executive Director, gave update on EPMA's activities over past 12 months. Also, EPMA Council was re-elected with inclusion of Dr. Rainer Link; Jody Turin, as representative for HIP sector; and Peter Kjeldsteen as Treasurer. Read More

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ASTM Award of Merit honors Dr. Warren Haggard's efforts.

May 28, 2013

Warren Haggard, Ph.D., professor and Herff chair of excellence in biomedical engineering at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN, received ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. The Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow was given to Haggard in recognition for his "outstanding leadership and high productivity in fostering the development and promulgation of surgical implant standards." Read More

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ASTM Committee presents Award of Merit to Dr. Carlton Slough.

May 28, 2013

Carlton G. Slough, Ph.D., senior applications chemist at TA Instruments, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee E37 on Thermal Measurements. A member of ASTM International since 2005, Slough was honored for his outstanding leadership and contributions as recording secretary of Committee E37. He has also provided significant technical and literary contributions to the development of E37 standards ASTM E2551 and ASTM E2716. Read More

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PT/MC Industry continues to forecast growth.

May 28, 2013

The 1Q13 PTDA Business Index produced a reading of 61.1, which represents substantial increase over last quarter’s reading of 50.7, indicating that the power transmission/motion control industry expanded for 12th consecutive quarter. However, 1Q2013 index is significantly lower when compared against same quarter in previous years. Conducted jointly by PTDA and Cleveland Research Company, report includes US and Canadian breakout data in addition to historical data. Read More