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ASTM honors Dr. Markus Heinimann with Award of Merit.

October 10, 2013

A member of ASTM since 1996, Markus Heinimann, Ph.D., technology manager – aerospace at Alcoa Technical Center, Alcoa Center, PA, has received ASTM International Award of Merit. Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture honored Heinimann for his exceptional and sustained technical and leadership contributions, in particular to the advancement and application of fracture mechanics technologies for structural integrity and reliability in the aerospace industry. Read More

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BIO Issues Call for Papers industrial biotechnology conference.

October 9, 2013

BIO invites leaders from biotechnology, chemical, and agricultural industries to submit proposals and individual papers for 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which will be held May 12–15 in Philadelphia, PA. Before deadline of November 21, 2013, those from biotechnology industry, academia, and science community can submit abstract or proposal for 15 min presentation in any program track. Proposed papers can address any range of topics. Read More

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Investment in Equipment and Software expected to grow.

October 9, 2013

According to Q4 update to 2013 Equipment Leasing and Finance U.S. Economic Outlook, investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.3% in 2013. Equipment and software investment slowed from 3.1% annualized growth in Q1 2013 to just 1.0% in second quarter, but report predicts modest improvement in second half of the year, depending on outcome of current fiscal policy debates. Growth is expected to be mixed, with some sectors outperforming others. Read More

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FOUNDATION for ROM integrates Modbus technology support.

October 9, 2013

Fieldbus Foundation is developing technical specifications for integration of devices based on Modbus® communications protocol into its FOUNDATION™ for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology. Integrating remote I/O, ISA100.11a, WirelessHART®, wired HART, and FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 protocols into one standard data management environment, FOUNDATION for ROM extends capabilities of FOUNDATION fieldbus to wired and wireless devices installed in harsh and remote locations. Read More

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Sourcing Event fosters manufacturer-supplier relationships.

October 9, 2013

In support of American manufacturing, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and Fabricating.com collaborated to create Sourcing Solutions™. This in-person sourcing event, which took place September 18, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH, introduced major buyers of custom manufacturing parts to competitive, pre-screened, and qualified U.S.-based suppliers. Suppliers met with qualified buyers of contract manufacturing products and services in one location, saving time and expense of travel. Read More

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CEA introduces MotionTech TechZone.

October 9, 2013

CEA® announced MotionTech, the newest TechZone at the 2014 International CES®, scheduled to run Jan 7–10, 2014 in Las Vegas. Sponsored by MEMS Industry Group, MotionTech will showcase leading innovation in the motion technology field, including MEMS, the smallest motion-sensing devices. From gesture recognition and augmented reality, to eye-tracking technology and motion sensors, attendees will discover new ways to connect and interact with their devices. Read More

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NEMA Announces Spanish Website with translated documents.

October 9, 2013

To help improve understanding of safe and reliable electrical systems and components in Latin American countries, NEMA has translated several NEMA electrical standards and other technical documents into Spanish and made them available on NEMA's Spanish standards webpage (Normas en Español). NEMA's Gene Eckhart said this helps support efforts being made by key trading partners to improve electrical safety and efficiency by use of world-class standards. Read More

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2014 International CES to feature Audi chairman Rupert Stadler.

October 9, 2013

As announced by Consumer Electronics Association®, Rupert Stadler, chairman of board of management of AUDI AG, will deliver Tech Titan keynote address at 2014 International CES® (Las Vegas, January 7–10). Stadler will discuss future innovation in automotive industry as well as its direct impact on consumer technology market. Topics will focus on Audi's initiatives in piloted driving, future mobility concepts, and infotainment based on connectivity technologies. Read More