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SME to Play Key Role in additive manufacturing institute.

August 20, 2012

As announced by U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Defense in Youngstown, OH, SME will play integral role in National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). This pilot institute, scheduled for September launch, aims to increase successful transition of additive manufacturing technology to manufacturing enterprises within USA. SME will be involved in technology transition and dissemination as well as education and training of practitioners. Read More

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NTSB Chairman to give keynote at 2012 Annual ISASI Conference.

August 20, 2012

On August 28, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will deliver keynote address at International Society of Air Safety Investigators' 2012 Annual Seminar. Hersman will discuss importance of enhancing already strong relationships NTSB has with its international counterparts. In addition to keynote, NTSB Board Members will lead panel discussions on topics such as accident investigation; challenges associated with parallel investigations; and developing and fostering safety awareness. Read More

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Meeting to Address GA airworthiness and design standards.

August 20, 2012

In support of efforts stemming from Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), ASTM International will host organizational meeting for establishment of new ASTM standards activity on general aviation (GA) airworthiness design standards. Meeting will be held September 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm EST in Lee's Summit, MO; virtual attendance option is also available. Standards roadmap proposed to ASTM International addresses requirements to accommodate GA aircraft under 19,000 lb. Read More

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ASABE to revise agricultural braking standard.

August 20, 2012

ASABE has initiated project to revise ANSI/ASAE S365.9, Braking System Test Procedures and Braking Performance Criteria for Agricultural Field Equipment. Revision is part of an ongoing effort by ASABE Braking committee to provide state-of-the-art guidance regarding braking technologies. This revision will focus on details concerning the use of implements and towed equipment. Read More

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Study Predicts Impact of on-shoring in NA electronics industry.

August 20, 2012

On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry: Trends and Outlook for North America indicates electronics manufacturing operations with total value of at least $2.5 billion are expected to be brought to North America (NA) within next 3 years. In addition to findings on industry segments and types of products manufactured by operations that have been returned to or established in NA since 2009, study covers operations targeted for location in NA in next 3 years and number of jobs they represent. Read More

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TRIB to Exhibit and Speak at Great American Trucking Show.

August 20, 2012

To educate fleets and owner operators about benefits of using retreaded tires, TRIB will be exhibiting at Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, TX from August 23-25. TRIB Managing Director David Stevens will also be joining panel of tire industry experts for Free Tire Seminar to address questions attendees may have about using retreaded tires. TRIB will show large-screen version of retread plant tour video as well as distribute trucking industry-related materials. Read More

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Embrace of Renewables in Heartland wows executives.

August 20, 2012

Seventeen executives traveled through middle America and came away in awe of how those connected to the land overcame disaster and economic crisis to embrace renewable energy. Executives were members of the 2012 class of the Executive Leadership Program run by NREL. Each of them - representing private business, nonprofits, and local, state, and federal government - will use program to bring back to their workplaces an idea to enhance sustainability or build renewable energy projects. Read More

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OSA Webcast to discuss state of optics worldwide.

August 17, 2012

On Tuesday, August 21 at 10 a.m. PDT, The Optical Society is live webcasting roundtable discussion at Stanford University devoted to National Academy of Sciences' report, Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation. Several members of the NAS Harnessing Light committee will discuss their findings, as well as current and future global innovations and technological opportunities enabled by optical science. Read More

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Registration Opens for Hydraulic Institute's 2012 Fall Meeting.

August 17, 2012

Annual Hydraulic Institute (HI) Fall Meeting will take place October 23-27, 2012 in Memphis, TN. Focus will be on pump system optimization, pump efficiency rule-making, pump testing and certification programs, international trade updates, standards development, and use of social media. Nearly 30 HI Technical Committees will meet to review and advance specific areas of knowledge and work that will ultimately result in development of new or updated ANSI/HI Pump Standards. Read More

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OSA Journal discusses chemical sensor developed by U.S. Army.

August 17, 2012

To warn of chemical attacks and help save lives, it is vital to quickly determine if even trace levels of potentially deadly chemicals-such as the nerve gas sarin and other odorless, colorless agents-are present. U.S. Army researchers have developed new chemical sensor that uses photoacoustic technique to simultaneously identify potentially limitless numbers of agents, in real-time. Paper describing system has been published in Optical Society's journal, Optics Letters. Read More

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IREC releases Solar Market Trends Report.

August 17, 2012

According to Larry Sherwood, author of 2012 Solar Market Trends Report, solar markets are booming in the U.S., despite some high-profile negative news stories. Falling photovoltaic prices, strong consumer demand, and financial incentives from federal government, states, and utilities meant that twice as much PV solar was installed in 2011, compared to 2010. In fact, growth of total installed capacity of utility and non-residential systems grew by 145% and 132%, respectively. Read More

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NEMA issues statement on CFLs and UV emissions.

August 17, 2012

Recent articles purport that CFLs emit enough UV radiation to cause skin damage. According to David Sliney, PhD, Chairman of the IESNA Photobiological Safety Committee, this is a complex issue that involves not only radiation levels, but distance from light source and exposure time. Based on current knowledge, levels of UV radiation emitted by CFLs are acceptably low and only under unusual conditions will one be exposed to levels above those set by ACGIH. Read More

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Dennis H. Bradway receives ASTM award.

August 16, 2012

Dennis H. Bradway, corporate product and standards manager at Mannington Mills Inc in Salem, NJ, received ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings. ASTM International member since 1983, Bradway is member at large on F06 executive subcommittee, chairman of Subcommittee F06.40 on Practices, and also works on Committee F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear. He also received 25 Year Service Award from F06 in 2008. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today addresses plasma cutting problems.

August 16, 2012

In article titled, "Solving Common Plasma Cutting Mistakes," Kevin Bonneau, president and general manager at Thermacut Inc., explains how looking at a few basic steps can help improve cut quality and life of replacement consumables. According to Bonneau, improving performance begins with simple step of reading owner's manual. Operators should also perform visual check to make sure consumables are not being over used, nozzle holes are not distorted, and there are no visual cracks or breaks. Read More

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BIO India 2012 to feature fireside chat with Dr. Poonawalla.

August 16, 2012

BIO announced programming that highlights India's recognition as model for global vaccine market. Fireside Chat: Vaccine Development in India, featuring Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, will be held at 3rd Annual BIO India International Conference, which will take place September 12-13, 2012 in Mumbai. BIO has partnered with Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), and event will highlight India vaccine maker growth and their ability to make affordable, high-quality vaccines. Read More

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ASTM Standards Initiative to focus on hydraulic fracturing.

August 16, 2012

ASTM International Subcommittee D18.26 will address growing need for consensus standards in energy-related field of hydraulic fracturing. Part of ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, said subcommittee will bring together diverse stakeholders from all sides and points of view relative to hydraulic fracturing to collaborate on development of standards that promote best practices while also serving as steward of environmental resources. Read More

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ANSI Members and ICT Organizations form global M2M group.

August 16, 2012

Telecommunications Industry Association and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, in collaboration with 5 international information and communications technology standards developing organizations, have formed oneM2M, dedicated to efficient spread of machine-to-machine communications systems. Group's initial focus will be on creation of common M2M service layer, which could be embedded inside variety of hardware and software to connect devices with global M2M application services. Read More

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ANSI Announcs Workshop on social responsibility standard.

August 16, 2012

ISO 26000 International Workshop, Guidance on social responsibility, will be held November 5-9, 2012, in Geneva. Divided into 3 elements, workshop offers opportunity to exchange global experiences on implementation of ISO 26000. Program is designed to assist public and private organizations in contributing to more sustainable global economy by establishing common guidance on social responsibility concepts, definitions, and methods of evaluation. Read More

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Selection of Paul Ryan enhances focus on manufacturing.

August 15, 2012

According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan to presidential ticket ensures focus on, and robust debate over, issues that are core to nation's economic future and ability to successfully compete in world marketplace. Ryan possesses keen understanding of issues facing America's job creators, and has earned NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence every session of Congress since he was elected with cumulative 91% record of support for manufacturing issues. Read More

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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles make rapid progress in range.

August 15, 2012

NREL completed 7-year project to demonstrate and evaluate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in real-world settings. National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Final Report shows progress in extending vehicle driving ranges and increasing fuel cell durability. Project generated data from more than 500,000 individual vehicle trips covering 3.6 million miles traveled and 152,000 kg hydrogen produced or dispensed. Read More