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ISPE announces 2013-2014 election results.

October 21, 2013

ISPE has announced results of its 2013–2014 International Board of Directors election, revealing slate of leaders who represent variety of pharmaceutical industry sectors. Board will be responsible for governance and strategic direction of the Society and will assume their elected positions at 2013 ISPE Annual Meeting, November 3–6 in Washington, DC. Read More

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August Manufacturing Technology Orders were up 4.9%.

October 21, 2013

According to USMTO report, August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $371.97 million, which was up 4.9% from July but down 18.1% when compared with total of $454.19 million reported for August 2012. With year-to-date total of $3,107.16 million, 2013 is down 8.0% compared with 2012. In addition to monthly gain for USMTO, latest Purchasing Managers Index was at 56.2, its highest reading in more than 2 years. Read More

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Renewable Energy Standards available in online subscription.

October 21, 2013

Available from ASTM International, subscription-based online collection provides 163 of the latest ASTM renewable energy standards, all of which play pre-eminent role in the conversion of solar and geothermal renewable energy to directly usable energy forms. Topics covered include heating of domestic hot water; active and passive space heating and cooling; process heating; thermal conversion power generation; photovoltaic generation of electricity; and advanced energy conversion. Read More

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SME SOUTH-TEC provides live manufacturing demo.

October 18, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 29–31, SOUTH-TEC will offer real-time manufacturing model through collaboration of 6 vendors. Demonstration will produce milled part in which each phase communicates seamlessly with each step. Included will be: Design, Translation/Validation, Programming, Verification, Machining, and Inspection. Event will also offer Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, where parts representing stereolithography, laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling, will be on display. Read More

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First IPC J-STD-004 QPL Certification goes to Indium Corporation.

October 18, 2013

IPC awarded first IPC J-STD-004 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) certificate to Indium Corporation's Clinton, NY, USA facility. Indium Corporation was first manufacturer to participate in IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program, which provides audit, inspection, testing, and advisory services to suppliers throughout electronics industry to promote supply chain verification. Indium's Clinton, NY, USA facility was first site to undergo IPC's assessment/audit based around IPC J-STD-004. Read More

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GEMI to develop Supply Chain Sustainability Tool.

October 18, 2013

Supported by Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise and Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, GEMI Supply Chain Sustainability Tool™ is focused on supply chain sustainability and procurement decision making process. Tool will link market-oriented sustainability indicators, claims, and best practices; scientifically based economic input-output and lifecycle assessment LCA methodologies; and supply chain operational metrics guiding sustainable procurement and sourcing. Read More

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AIA lauds export control reform enactment.

October 18, 2013

AIA welcomes enactment of first set of revisions to U.S. Munitions List that are removing onerous controls on exports of essentially commercial technology used in military aircraft (Category VIII) and military aircraft engines (Category XIX). Subjecting these technologies to export control requirements of Commerce Control List will allow for more appropriate reviews and restrictions while making trade with America’s closest military allies and partners more predictable, efficient, and transparent. Read More

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NESCOR publishes cybersecurity failure scenario documents.

October 18, 2013

National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resource has published 3 cybersecurity failure scenario and impact analyses documents for electric sector. A cybersecurity failure scenario is a realistic event in which failure to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability of sector cyber assets creates negative impact on generation, transmission, and/or delivery of power. Information is useful to utilities for risk assessment, planning, procurement, training, and security testing. Read More