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Revised Aerial Adventure Course Standard clarifies details.

December 8, 2014

Originally approved in 2012, ASTM F2959, Practice for Special Requirements for Aerial Adventure Courses, provides criteria and references for use in design, manufacture, construction, installation, integration, operation, maintenance, auditing, and major modification of aerial adventure courses. Revisions to this standard have been implemented in order to clarify detailed sections dealing with owner/operator requirements and design requirements. Read More

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Joint Comments address Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines.

December 8, 2014

In joint comments, AF&PA and AWC express concern that US EPA's proposal on Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units exceeds agency's authority and has potentially harmful implications for business and consumers alike. Organizations feel EPA proposal may unnecessarily increase energy costs by forcing fuel choices on utilities and impose new requirements on renewable energy providers and users such as paper and wood products manufacturers. Read More

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CEA announces new awards and events for 2015 CES.

December 8, 2014

During 2015 International CES®, APPNATION IV event will focus exclusively on the business of apps and the broader consumer app economy. Wearable Tech Awards will showcase 10 most promising wearable tech products. Hardware Battlefield will feature 16 startups revealing brand-new product to panel of experts and investors. During Extreme Tech Challenge, attendees can watch 10 of the most innovative startups in the world compete on stage to pitch Sir Richard Branson on his private Necker Island. Read More

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Sunburst Electronics is recognized as IPC Trusted Source.

December 8, 2014

IPC’s Validation Services Program awarded Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Sunburst Electronics, an electronics manufacturing services firm in Erie, PA. Facility successfully completed intensive audit based on IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. Company met or exceeded Class 3 requirements, and is now listed as IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. Read More

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ASTM Standard describes reference images for magnesium castings.

December 5, 2014

Set of 14 digital reference images described in ASTM E2869, Digital Reference Images for Magnesium Castings, are available as ASTM adjunct RRE2869, Digital Reference Images for Magnesium Castings. Said images, illustrating 8 grades of severity, feature step wedge and 2 duplex wire gauges that can be used to identify and evaluate discontinuities which may be present in castings. Consequently, foundries and end-users can use these images in making accept-reject decisions on castings. Read More

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ASTM Seminar will address microwave inspection of composites.

December 5, 2014

During its January meetings, ASTM International Subcommittee E07.10 on Specialized NDT Methods will host a New Methods Seminar on Microwave Inspection of Plastics and Composites. Seminar will be presented by ASTM member Robert Stakenborghs, General Manager, Evisive Inc. Method he will be describing was devised when Evisive was looking for a way to inspect rubber expansion joints in nuclear power plants, and is one that can be used to inspect many new composite materials. Read More

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OSHA makes changes to reporting requirements.

December 4, 2014

As of January 1, 2015, all employers must report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations, and all losses of an eye within 24 hours. There are two classes of employers that are partially exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records. They include employers with 10 or fewer employees at all times during previous calendar year, and establishments in certain low-hazard industries. Read More

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IEEE CV Conference/Expo carries momentum to China in 2015.

December 4, 2014

Organizers were pleased with IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, which took place over 5 days in Vienna, Austria. According to IEEE's Lee Stogner, "Our enthusiastic audience confirmed that connected vehicle [CV technology will be a part of almost every transport type going forward." ICCVE 2015 will be held in Shenzhen, China from October 26–30 to afford opportunities for exploring and establishing collaborations with CV business/industry leaders in Chinese market. Read More