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ASTM and Critical Materials Institute enter into MOU.

November 10, 2014

Under Memorandum of Understanding and member agreement, ASTM will participate in the CMI Affiliates Program as an observing member. This will provide ASTM with an opportunity to interact with key stakeholders for critical materials and to educate them about ASTM and the value of standardization. CMI has agreed to join and participate in the ASTM process and to provide technical data and expertise to ASTM technical committees that develop critical materials standards. Read More

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Washington Fire Company of Conshohocken thanks ASTM.

November 10, 2014

ASTM International has made a $7,000 donation to the Washington Fire Company No. 1 of Conshohocken to help replace and upgrade important lifesaving equipment. New items include FoxFury NOMAD 360 portable scene light, battery operated RHYNO windshield cutter®, and battery operated Hurst Jaws of Life® – eDRAULIC™ 2.0 cutter tool. This state-of the-art equipment will make it easier to extract victims in case of an accident, and transport them to hospital in fastest time possible. Read More

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Associations announce Additive Manufacturing competition.

November 10, 2014

AMT and VDW - Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken announced launch of the International Additive Manufacturing Award competition. IAMA recognizes innovations in additive manufacturing for industrial applications, including developments in design of systems or major components, advances in processes or materials, new applications, and data generation or measurement. Winner will receive $20,000 USD cash prize and media package valued at $80,000 USD to promote winning development. Read More

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United States reaches settlement with Hyundai and Kia.

November 10, 2014

U.S. EPA and Department of Justice announced settlement with Hyundai and Kia that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what automakers certified to EPA. Automakers will pay $100 million civil penalty to resolve violations concerning testing and certification of vehicles sold in America and spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent future violations. Read More

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IPC-SMTA Conference to present Evaluating Conformal Coatings.

November 10, 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 innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Some sessions include: Evaluating Conformal Coatings; Impact of Foreign Objects and Debris on Conformal Coating Insulation Resistance; IPC CC-830B vs The Real World; and Behavior of Conformal Coatings in Sulfur Vapor Bearing Environments. Read More

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NC State University Student wins ASTM paper competition.

November 7, 2014

Meredith McQuerry, PhD candidate at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, won 2014 ASTM International Student Member Paper Competition with "Post-Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear: Phases I, II and III." McQuerry will be able to present her research to ASTM Committee F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment at January 2015 standards development meetings in New Orleans, LA. Read More

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NEMA Commends Officials for Denver City Energy Project.

November 7, 2014

NEMA commended Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer Cary Kennedy, and Environmental Health Executive Doug Linkhart for their successful launch of Denver City Energy Project. As NEMA Policy Director for High-Performance Buildings, Patrick Hughes said "Cities around the country should follow Denver's lead." He cited focus on "common sense energy efficiency policies" that conserve energy while creating local construction/manufacturing jobs. Read More

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ASTM becomes an AIA CES Registered Provider.

November 7, 2014

ASTM has become an approved American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System Provider, enabling architects to benefit from ASTM education courses focusing on construction and performance of buildings. ASTM courses will be listed in the AIA Course Directory, as well as in the CES Provider Connection newsletter. AIA CES-approved courses enable architects to fulfill AIA continuing education requirements and maintain state licensure. Read More