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EPMA Announces Winners of 2012 PM thesis competition.

October 1, 2012

European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) announced winners of 2012 Powder Metallurgy Thesis Competition. In the Doctorate category, Dr. Catalina Elena Jiménez won for her thesis on "Characterisation and modification of powders used to make Al-based metal foams." Masters winner was Bruno José Jordão Marques for "Stainless Steel as an alternative binder in WC based composites." Both winners were awarded their prizes at Opening Plenary session of Euro PM2012 Congress and Exhibition. Read More

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AMT stresses importance of national manufacturing strategy.

October 1, 2012

As part of its effort to solidify the renaissance in American manufacturing, AMT has issued second generation of The Manufacturing Mandate, which was introduced in 2009 as the recession was ending, and underscores importance of collaboration as central to implementation of a national strategy. Core principles include: incentivizing R/D and innovation; increasing global competitiveness; and building Smartforce that is equipped with knowledge and skills necessary for careers in manufacturing. Read More

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Papers, Course Proposals, Exhibitors sought for inaugural ESTC.

October 1, 2012

Produced by IPC, Electronic System Technologies Conference (ESTC) will take place May 20–23, with accompanying exhibition on May 21–22 in Las Vegas, and will include papers, panel discussions, professional development courses, and keynote speakers. Exhibition will bring together companies that supply to all levels of the systems technology supply chain in 24,000 ft², column-free exhibition hall. Deadline for abstract and proposal submission is November 5, 2012. Read More

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Aluminum Association releases 2012 edition of TP-1.

September 28, 2012

Known as TP-1, "Standard Test Procedure for Aluminum Alloy Grain Refiners," describes test procedures used to determine ability of grain refiners to reduce grain size during solidification of aluminum alloys under standardized conditions, and for examining structure of grain refiner for uniformity. It has been reissued after joint Task Group of Aluminum Association’s Master Alloys and Additives Division and Technical Committee on Product Standards completed round robin to evaluate procedure. Read More

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AEM Conference highlights strategies for business success.

September 28, 2012

Scheduled for November 7-9, AEM Annual Conference will help attendees strengthen their roles as difference makers by examining market challenges, economic trends, global pressures, and changes in political scene. Keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions will focus on the "= difference" conference theme. Brad Meltzer, New York Times best-selling author, opens the conference and will explore how attendees can "attain your vision: tap the power to succeed." Read More

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EPA honors organizations for supporting Green Power.

September 28, 2012

EPA presented its 12th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 24 Green Power Partners and 3 suppliers for achievements in advancing nation's renewable electricity market. Green power is electricity generated from resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and low-impact hydro. From purchasing 100% green power to installing large-scale solar panel arrays, winners help demonstrate that green power makes sense not only for Americans' health and environment but for business' bottom lines. Read More

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OSA Journal covers optical technique that detects skin cancer.

September 28, 2012

Researchers from Medical University Vienna in Austria and Ludwig-Maximilians University in Germany developed advanced optics system that uses optical coherence tomography to non-invasively map out network of tiny blood vessels beneath outer layer of patients' skin, potentially revealing signs of cancer. Such high resolution 3-D images could one day help diagnose, monitor, and treat skin cancer and other skin conditions. Research was published in OSA's Biomedical Optics Express open-access journal. Read More

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Expanded Developer University returns to International CES.

September 27, 2012

As announced by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), Developer University will return at 2013 International CES®. Developer University event brings app developers together with different platform vendors to learn about available opportunities. Simultaneously, platform vendors gain opportunity to reach larger audience of developers. Owned and produced by CEA, 2013 International CES will be held January 8–11 in Las Vegas, NV. Developer University will take place January 10. Read More

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Guidance Document helps design pharma quality lab facilities.

September 27, 2012

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Quality Laboratory Facilities establishes baseline for design of pharmaceutical quality laboratories supporting GxP regulated facilities producing pharmaceutical products. Describing how to apply risk assessment to quality lab facility, document provides step-by-step process that guides reader through all phases of producing quality lab and all factors that must be considered at each phase. Applying included principles will facilitate effective communication. Read More

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EPA announces 12th annual Clean Air Excellence Awards.

September 27, 2012

EPA's 12th annual Clean Air Excellence Awards honor 11 projects and companies from across U.S. for their work on clean air initiatives. Awards recognize innovative programs that protect Americans' health and environment, educate public, serve communities, and stimulate economy. Projects range from providing better access to electric vehicles and charging stations to creating classroom toolkit promoting strategies to improve air quality, to developing real-time air monitoring notification system. Read More

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SAE Book examines automotive carbon fiber reinforcements.

September 27, 2012

Written by Jackie D. Rehkopf and published by SAE International, Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: From Evolution to Implementation, begins with comprehensive overview of how composites started to be investigated as a possible alternative to metals, mostly driven by military demands. From there, book covers fiber and resin types for automotive applications, composite constructions, manufacturing processes, machining and joining, and reclaiming and recycling of these materials. Read More

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High-Tech Tools tackle wind farm performance.

September 27, 2012

Researchers at U.S. Department of Energy's NREL are learning how to better understand wind turbine issues such as turbulence that impacts performance and how heating and cooling change wind over course of day. Their goal is to maximize turbine performance and minimize structural loads, which will ultimately result in lower-cost wind energy. Toward that goal, NREL researchers are leveraging lab's supercomputing resources and have developed high-tech modeling and simulation capabilities. Read More

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MPIF publishes new information on PM materials.

September 27, 2012

MPIF has published 2012 edition of MPIF Standard 35, Material Standards for PM Structural Parts. Aimed at design/materials engineers and purchasing agents, 96-page revised standard features new materials mechanical property data for prealloyed steel (FL-5108), hybrid low-alloy steel (FLN2-3905), and diffusion-alloyed steel (FD-0101) as well as 400 series stainless steel (SS-409LE and SS-409LNi). New section for strain-controlled fatigue data is also included. Read More

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Employee-Generated Ideas drive distributor's growth.

September 26, 2012

Featured in Fall 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today, GAWDA member Haun Welding Supply promises its customers The Haun Edge, a mission that suggests sharpness and precision and keeps employees on top of their game. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, with 17 additional locations throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, Haun has 185 employees who have contributed some of company's most successful ideas. Read More

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BIO announces Therapeutic Workshops for BIO Investor Forum.

September 26, 2012

Scheduled for October 9-10, 11th annual BIO Investor Forum will include 4 Therapeutic Workshops titled: Cancer Stem Cell Therapy – Real or Just Hype?; Against the Grain – Kinase Drugs That Survive the Clinic;  A Diagnosis for Diagnostics; and Raring to Go: The Race to Treat Ultra-Rare Diseases. Event will also feature public and  venture-stage company presentations, expert-led business roundtables, one-on-one investor meetings, and networking opportunities. Read More

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Credentialing, Clean Energy Experts join AIPAC.

September 26, 2012

ANSI and Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced members of AIPAC, decision- and policy-making body for ANSI-IREC accreditation program for training/education programs within energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. Along with Robert Mahlman as first chairman, ANSI and IREC welcomed Tim Aldinger, John Barrows, Marcy Drummond, Mindy Feldbaum, Scot Holliday, Andrea Luecke, Kathryn Mannes, John Smegal, Valerie Taylor, and Sarah White. Read More

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Monthly Confidence Index ticks up in September.

September 26, 2012

According to September 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry, confidence is 53.0, up from August index of 50.2, reflecting increased optimism despite concerns over companies' willingness to expand their businesses in face of economic and political uncertainty. When asked to assess their business conditions over next 4 months, 8.8% of executives said they believe business conditions will improve, up from 6.3% in August. Read More

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Collaborative Seeks Participants to advance energy efficiency.

September 26, 2012

To advance coordinated approach to energy efficiency for USA, ANSI has launched Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) and seeks experts to take part in its activity. EESCC will assess energy efficiency standardization landscape and carry out development of standardization roadmap and compendium. Participation in EESCC is open to all affected parties, and nominations for working group co-chairs are open through October 5, 2012. Read More

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Lowell McAdam to Deliver Keynote at 2013 International CES.

September 26, 2012

Verizon Communications chairman and CEO Lowell C. McAdam will deliver keynote address at 2013 International CES, which will take place January 8–11. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA®, expressed excitement at prospect of Lowell McAdam sharing his vision for future expansion of access to technology that would empower consumers worldwide. At 2013 International CES, 3,000 global technology companies will unveil consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories. Read More

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Manufacturers support Stop the War on Coal Act.

September 26, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement in support of the Stop the War on Coal Act. According to Timmons, manufacturers fully support this important bill as it will halt costly and burdensome regulations. Coal is one of the nation's most abundant energy resources and generates a significant percentage of nation's electricity. Legislation will also require EPA to do comprehensive analysis of onerous Utility MACT and Boiler MACT regulations that would harm manufacturers. Read More