WESTEC 2013, taking place in Los Angeles, CA from October 15–17, will feature series of additive manufacturing resources for manufacturers, including Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center, Additive Panel Discussion, and Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program. Resource Center will serve as convening location for new technologies and information, while Additive Panel Discussion will address questions surrounding the future of the technology. Read More
BIO announced initial list of presenting companies for 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum, which explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. Focusing on early and mid-stage private as well as emerging public companies poised for growth in 2014, this event will take place October 8–9, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. There will be 45 private and 32 public companies presenting. Additionally, Discovery Track will feature presentations from 30 companies. Read More
Fritz Bittenbender, Senior VP, External Affairs, BIO, testified in Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Health Committee hearing, in support of HB 746 – legislation that properly preserves patient and physician access to accurate prescription information, while promoting competitive market for complex biologic medicines. Bill gives pharmacists ability to substitute lower cost interchangeable biologic medicines while ensuring that patients and physicians have been notified of switch in medication. Read More
TRFA has announced that Qi An of the University of Delaware is the winner of the 4th Annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award for paper titled “Epoxy-Based Carbon Nanotube/Fiber Hybrid Composites: Nanoscale Hybridization via Electrophoresis.” Because competition was especially close, TRFA is awarding second place prize to Zhan H. Yang, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, for “Enhancing Mechanical Performance by Heterogeneity-Promoting Staged Fabrications.” Read More
Metal Powder Industries Federation announced inaugural conference on Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy (AMPM) will take place May 18–20, 2014 in Orlando, FL. Comprising 6 technical sessions with 3 presentations in each, conference will focus on Additive Manufacturing (AM) – process of making 3D solid object by adding successive layers of material rather than removing material by such conventional methods as cutting or drilling – with powder metallurgy.
After eight years of leading SME, and 10 years of being part of SME’s staff leadership team, Executive Director/CEO Mark Tomlinson, CMfgE, EMCP, along with organization’s Board of Directors, are beginning nationwide search to identify organization’s next leader. In his final months with the organization, SME has asked Tomlinson to continue to manage day-to-day operations, and to continue to serve as recognized industry leader and spokesperson during search for its next leader. Read More
As reported by companies participating in USMTO program, July 2013 U.S. manufacturing technology orders, which totaled $351.21 million, were down 23.6% from June and down 23.6% from July 2012. Year-to-date total of $2,925.12 million makes 2013 down 7.2% compared to 2012. According to AMT President Douglas K. Woods, such activity "is not atypical for summer months" and is concurrent with other readings. Woods also proclaimed a positive "bigger picture" for manufacturing despite seasonal dip. Read More
Paying mind to federally mandated October 16 deadline, AASHTO urged Amtrak and state DOTs to complete negotiations over capital investments and operations along state-supported intercity passenger rail corridors. AASHTO recognized commitment states have made in negotiating to complete agreements with Amtrak to sustain service, and AASHTO executive director Bud Wright added that "significant disruption in travel and mobility" will be seen if said agreements are not in place soon. Read More