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SME Event demonstrates strength of U.S. manufacturing.

July 10, 2012

Mfg4 - Manufacturing 4 the Future exposition and conference provides evidence that U.S. manufacturing is strong, especially in growth areas of aerospace, defense, medical, and energy manufacturing. Attendees were exposed to technologies and applications from nearly 300 exhibitors, including more than 180 new products. Exhibited technologies included lean manufacturing, CNC controls, automated manufacturing and assembly, 3D imaging, cutting tools, micromanufacturing, and nanotechnology. Read More

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Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuga to deliver keynote at 2013 International CES.

July 10, 2012

Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuga, incoming president of Panasonic Corporation, will deliver opening keynote address at 2013 International CES®. Prior to taking on this leadership role for Panasonic, Mr. Tsuga was president of AVC Networks Company, the internal arm responsible for Panasonic's audiovisual and IT equipment business. Under Tsuga's direction, Panasonic is looking to achieve its goal of becoming the electronics industry leader in green innovation by its 100th anniversary in 2018. Read More

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Material Connexion® brings materials intelligence to PACK EXPO. .

July 10, 2012

During PACK EXPO International 2012, Material ConneXion interactive materials display can be found in The Brand Zone, within The Showcase of Packaging Innovations®. Attendees will be able to handle sampling of more than 6,500 advanced and sustainable materials from company's global Materials Libraries, and experts will be on hand to educate attendees about properties of different materials. Each day, Material ConneXion will also present series of live demonstrations in display area. Read More

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NAM says EPA's greenhouse gas regulations will hurt jobs.

July 10, 2012

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons released statement on behalf of the industry coalition on the ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit on EPA's decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources through Clean Air Act. According to Timmons, ruling is a setback for businesses facing damaging regulations from the EPA. Regulations are costly, complex, and burdensome and will harm manufacturers' ability to hire, invest, and grow. Read More

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IPC releases PCB industry results for May 2012.

July 10, 2012

According to IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 1.9% in May 2012 from May 2011, but bookings increased 12.0% year over year. Flexible circuit shipments were down 10.0%, and bookings were down 1.1% compared to May 2011. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, shipments in May 2012 decreased 2.6% from May 2011 and orders booked increased 10.6% from May 2011. Book-to-bill ratios for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits were 1.02 and 1.17, respectively. Read More

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Metal Injection Molding Conference seeks technical papers.

July 9, 2012

Program committee for MIM2013, International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics, and Carbides, has issued Call for Presentations for abstracts pertaining to Advances in Component Uniformity focus. Abstracts of 100-150 words are requested by September 30, 2012, covering metal injection molding topics such as processing, materials, and applications. Sponsored by Metal Injection Molding Association and APMI International, conference will be held in Orlando, FL from March 4-6, 2013. Read More

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PMMI Partners with ISPE Chapters for Rx insight at PACK EXPO.

July 9, 2012

PMMI has partnered with Midwest and Great Lakes chapters of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) to supply pharmaceutical insight at PACK EXPO International 2012, which takes place October 28-31 in Chicago, IL. As part of The Rx Lounge, 2 ISPE chapters will be on hand to answer questions about pharmaceutical manufacturing. Chapters will also participate in Conference at PACK EXPO as well as host reception at The Rx Lounge. Read More

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FL Leaders, Community warn against sequestration budget cuts.

July 9, 2012

Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.), AAR Chairman/CEO David P. Storch, Space Coast business community leaders, and 250+ local workers rallied in Melbourne, FL to warn against threat to U.S. economic and military strength posed by $500 billion in sequestration budget cuts scheduled for January 2013. AIA-commissioned study found Florida could lose 39,246 jobs if Congress does not act to stop such cuts. Speakers said action needs to be taken this summer to enact alternative means of deficit reduction. Read More

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AIM's RFID Emblem is approved for registration by ISO.

July 9, 2012

AIM has been appointed by ISO as registration authority for RFID Emblem standard, which provides visible identification method for RFID transponders, interrogators, and tagged items. Adopted as ISO/IEC 29160 Information technology - Radio frequency identification for item management - RFID Emblem, it is public-domain object to augment other emblems and logos such as recycling and CE. Standard includes 2-char code, RFID Index, that can be included in RFID Emblem graphic. Read More

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EPA proposes updates for 2010 cement standards.

July 9, 2012

In response to federal court ruling and data from industry, U.S. EPA is proposing changes to its 2010 air standards for Portland cement manufacturing industry. Proposal would continue significant emission reductions from 2010 standards while providing industry additional compliance flexibilities, including more time to implement proposed updates by extending compliance date for existing cement kilns from September 2013 to September 2015. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO named in Top 25 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows.

July 6, 2012

IPC APEX EXPO® has been named one of the Trade Show News Network 2012 "Top 25 Fastest-growing Trade Shows in Attendance in the United States." According to Tony Hilvers, IPC Vice President of Industry Programs, the show met or surpassed all attendance and exhibition goals in 2012 and is now 90% sold out for 2013 with 11% more square footage sold than at the same time in 2012. IPC APEX EXPO 2013 will take place February 19-21, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center. Read More

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EPA Releases Guidance on fuel availability provisions for ships.

July 6, 2012

U.S. EPA interim guidance for ship owners and operators clarifies how U.S. government will implement fuel availability provisions when ships are unable to obtain fuel that meets standards protecting against sulfur pollution along coast. Content includes background information on North American ECA fuel sulfur standards, how vessel owners/operators can establish compliance with requirements, and how those incapable of obtaining compliant fuel oil can make fuel oil non-availability claim. Read More

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Exhibit Space Sales are Strong for World of Asphalt, AGG1 2013.

July 6, 2012

With ~11 months until opening day, exhibit space sales for co-located 2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1 expositions are 15% ahead of 2012 show for same time in show cycle. Companies will display new equipment, products, and technologies for aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance, and traffic safety sectors. Both events will be held March 19-21 in San Antonio, TX. According to Show Manager Rich Prausa, feedback from exhibitors and partner associations "has been overwhelmingly positive." Read More

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EPA is awarding $2.7 million to revitalize urban waters.

July 6, 2012

EPA is awarding $2.7 million to 46 organizations in 32 states and Puerto Rico to help restore urban waters, support community revitalization, and protect Americans' health. EPA's Urban Waters program funding supports communities' efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and surrounding land. Recipients will promote restoration of urban waters through community engagement and outreach, water quality monitoring and studies, and environmental education and training. Read More

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NTSB Regulations Review is accepting comments through August 27.

July 6, 2012

NTSB regulations review is being undertaken to determine whether any should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed to make them more effective and less burdensome. This is being done to comply with executive order encouraging independent Federal agencies to review rules that have significant economic impact, and Board encourages public to submit comments in response to this Request for Information. Comment period concludes August 27. Read More

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Thruster Tests Completed for NASA partner Boeing's crew capsule.

July 6, 2012

Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed tests on thruster for Boeing's CST-100 Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft. Boeing is one of several companies working to develop crew transportation capabilities under Commercial Crew Development Round 2 agreement with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. NASA Commercial Crew Program Manager Ed Mango praised Boeing and Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, saying they "know what it takes to develop safe systems and subsystems." Read More

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ABA publishes 16 legal e-books on Apple iBookstore.

July 6, 2012

American Bar Association (ABA) Law Practice Management Section (LPMS) announced publication of 16 e-books for lawyers, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. These include iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, authored by Tom Mighell, Chair of ABA LPMS. Other books address topics as apps for lawyers such as cloud computing, social media, legal technology, networking and careers, law firm marketing, legal writing, information security, and other issues facing legal profession. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today offers weekly industry articles.

July 6, 2012

To better serve GAWDA members, Welding and Gases Today Online its offering online-exclusive content with weekly On The Edge feature. On The Edge articles, once a bi-weekly feature, focus on current events and hot topics in gases and welding industry and share different views from distributors, suppliers, and end-users. Weekly publishing schedule will help industry members keep tabs on issues that affect their business as they emerge. Read More

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Symposium focuses on materials in oxygen-enriched atmospheres.

July 5, 2012

Thirteenth International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres will take place September 19-21 at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada. Beneficial for all individuals involved with design and operation of oxygen and oxidizer systems, event will provide forum for exchange of ideas - improving safety for manufacturing, safe use, and currently research - on oxygen, oxygen-enriched environments, and other oxidizer systems. Read More

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BIO lauds DoD's support of drop-in biofuel production.

July 5, 2012

Biotechnology Industry Organization applauded Department of Defense's announced public-private partnership opportunity to support integrated domestic advanced drop-in biofuel biorefinery. Opportunity shares cost of establishing biorefineries and feedstock supply chains to provide U.S. military with certified biofuels. Ensuring reliability/affordability of fuel supplies through diversification, this is also critical for military readiness and national security, according to Brent Erickson of BIO. Read More