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Steve Forbes to Deliver Keynote at Automate 2013.

September 24, 2012

During his keynote presentation on January 22 at Automate 2013 Show and Conference in Chicago, IL, Steve Forbes – Chairman of Forbes Media and former Presidential candidate – will address impact of President Barack Obama and his administration on future of U.S. economy and business growth. Future of Robotics keynote, to be given on January 21 by Dr. Henrik Christensen, Director of Robotics at Georgia Tech, will look at results of his work on U.S. Robotics Roadmap. Read More

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FAA to increase safety and efficiency of Florida airspace.

September 24, 2012

Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta announced collaborative NextGen effort that will increase safety and efficiency while reducing aircraft emissions for passengers, air traffic controllers, and airlines flying into and out of Miami, Orlando, and Tampa metropolitan areas. Metroplex initiative is based on Performance-Based Navigation, which enables pilots to fly aircraft using satellite coverage or by using on-board flight management system, allowing shorter, more direct routes. Read More

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Standard addresses polymer degradation in marine environment.

September 24, 2012

An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to development of ASTM D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations. Standard is under jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable Plastics and Biobased Products, which is part of ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics. It will be used by companies that make biodegradable polymers or items that will be disposed at sea. Read More

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CEA Announces Dates for CES Unveiled STOCKHOLM and LONDON.

September 24, 2012

Scheduled for October 29, 2012 at World Trade Center Stockholm, Sweden, CES® Unveiled STOCKHOLM will feature senior executives from CEA®'s market research team presenting holiday sales and hot tech trends forecasts as well as CES news announcements and Nordic region exhibitors. CES Unveiled LONDON will take place November 15, 2012 at Inmarsat Conference Centre in London, UK. Exhibitors will showcase groundbreaking technology products to key UK and European media and analysts. Read More

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Aluminum Association Responds to Washington State DoC.

September 24, 2012

In release from Office of Washington Lieutenant Governor Brad Owens, James Palmer, economic development manager of Washington State Department of Commerce, said, "Think of composites as the new aluminum." Heidi Brock, Aluminum Association president, noted use of aluminum in aviation since birth of said industry and commented on how aluminum's strength, durability, weight, and environmental footprint make it superior to competing materials "especially in the transportation sector." Read More

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Education Program Expands for FABTECH in Las Vegas, NV.

September 24, 2012

To be held in Las Vegas, NV from November 12–14, FABTECH metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event will be run alongside education program featuring 100+ sessions that offer insights from industry experts on manufacturing topics. FABTECH is expected to attract 25,000+ manufacturers to view 1,100 exhibits covering 400,000+ net ft² of floor space. Education program features technical, operational, economic, and managerial sessions. Read More

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HI and PSM announce second slurry pump webinar series.

September 24, 2012

Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter announce start of upcoming 3-part Understanding the Slurry Standard webinar series, which will be led by slurry pump expert Robert Visintainer of GIW Industries. Session 1 will be held November 6 and will cover Slurry Basics, while Session 2 will take place November 7 and will address Slurry Pump Design and Testing. Session 3, scheduled for November 8, will discuss Slurry Pump Wear and Application. Read More

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High-Tech Education is key to manufacturing workforce.

September 24, 2012

NAM Senior VP of Policy and Government Relations, Aric Newhouse, issued statement after NAM announced it would key vote in support of H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act. According to Newhouse, as the global economy grows more competitive, every effort must be made to ensure that, in the absence of qualified homegrown candidates, foreign-born students educated in U.S. have opportunity to apply their talents here rather than taking them abroad. Read More

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AAMA Twitter Announced to grow social networking presence.

September 24, 2012

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) launched its Twitter presence to public during GlassBuild America (September 12–14 in Las Vegas, NV). As expressed by AAMA president and CEO Rich Walker, "Twitter will allow us to virtually connect with our members anytime, anywhere, cultivate stronger relationships, and expand our reach across the industry, as well as provide pertinent information in real time to a diverse online community." Read More

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FAA Awards Communications Contract to bolster NextGen programs.

September 24, 2012

Harris Corporation Government Communications Systems, with subcontracting team, will provide Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) as step forward in Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) programs. This will supplement voice communications currently used in commercial aviation with digital system for clear, efficient communication between air traffic controllers, flight deck, and pilots. FAA will deploy data communications in air traffic control towers by 2016. Read More

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Screening Method identifies 1,234 low-GWP candidate refrigerants.

September 24, 2012

NIST researchers developed computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low global warming potential (GWP) as well as other desirable performance and safety features. This method identified 1,234 promising, low-GWP chemicals for further study among 56,203 that were considered. Validated against available literature data, method is accurate and fast enough for virtual screening applications. Read More

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AIA Presents 2012 Wings of Liberty Award to Howard McKeon.

September 24, 2012

In recognition of his support of aerospace and defense industry, AIA will present Rep. Howard P. McKeon (R-Calif.) with Wings of Liberty Award. He is Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and also serves as senior member of House Education and the Workforce Committee. AIA's David Hess said McKeon knows value of aerospace and defense industry to national security and economy. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey noted McKeon's leadership on efforts to overturn sequestration. Read More

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ASTM Committee Honors Stephen Luko with Harold F. Dodge Award.

September 21, 2012

ASTM International Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics presented Stephen Luko, statistician at United Technologies Aerospace Systems in Windsor Locks, CT, with Harold F. Dodge Award for work in applied statistics. ASTM International member since 1999, Luko works on several E11 subcommittees and chairs Subcommittee E11.30 on Statistical Quality Control. He has received E11 Award of Appreciation 3 times and was honored with ASTM Award of Merit and title of fellow in 2009. Read More

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Tim Westergren to Keynote 2013 CES Leaders in Technology Dinner.

September 21, 2012

Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora, will deliver keynote address at 2013 International CES® Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner on January 9 in Las Vegas, NV. Invitation-only event honors top technologists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers instrumental in furthering technology innovation. CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said, "We are excited to have Tim keynote the 2012 CES LIT Dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for the future of radio." Read More

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ASTM Subcommittee will focus on sustainable manufacturing.

September 21, 2012

Newly created by ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability, subcommittee E60.13 on Sustainable Manufacturing will facilitate development and use of sustainable manufacturing processes. According to E60.13 chairman Amy Costello, subcommittee will develop standards that manufacturers can use to benchmark, assess, act on, and communicate sustainability metrics, including standards for evaluating, improving and measuring gate-to-gate processes in the production of finished goods. Read More

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HART Communication Protocol includes 5 enhancements.

September 21, 2012

HART® Communication Foundation announced 5 enhancements to HART Communication Protocol standard: Condensed Device Status Indicators; KPIs for wireless networks; HART Communication over IP standardization; discrete on/off functionality for devices; and IR device communication option. When implemented in HART-enabled products, enhancements will give users simplified device status notification and facilitate access to WirelessHART® network performance. Read More

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Call For Papers has been issued by ITA for Titanium Europe 2013.

September 21, 2012

International Titanium Association (ITA) seeks market-oriented and technical papers for TITANIUM EUROPE 2013 Conference, which will run March 5–7 in Hamburg, Germany. Presentation abstracts specifically focused on European titanium issues are encouraged. Abstracts should be 500 words or less, and deadline for submission is December 28, 2012. Interested presenters should indicate panels in which they would like to participate. Read More

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EPA and State Capitals partner to further green design.

September 21, 2012

Capital cities of KY, IA, LA, MT, and IN will be awarded design assistance to create healthy, prosperous communities through green development. Specifically, EPA's Greening America’s Capitals (GAC) program will help stimulate capital cities' economic development, provide housing and transportation choices, as well as reduce infrastructure and energy costs. EPA will provide design assistance from private-sector experts to help cities demonstrate sustainable designs. Read More

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Study Shows Heavy-Duty Hybrid Trucks deliver on fuel economy.

September 21, 2012

Conducted by U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), performance evaluation of Class 8 hybrid electric tractor trailers compared with similar conventional vehicles shows significant improvements in fuel economy. NREL Senior Project Leader Michael Lammert said, "hybrid tractors demonstrated 13.7% higher fuel economy than the conventional tractors, resulting in a 12 percent reduction in fuel costs for the hybrids." Read More

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EPA awards grants to advance chemical safety research.

September 21, 2012

U.S. EPA announced nearly $11 million in grants to 8 universities through STAR Science to Achieve Results program. Grants will help universities develop fast and effective methods to test chemicals’ toxicity to people and the environment. These innovative testing methods will be used to predict chemical’s potential to interact with biological processes that could lead to reproductive and developmental problems, and disruption of endocrine system. Read More