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Materials Symposium focuses on 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, 2012 at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres, symposium will provide forum for idea exchange on oxygen, oxygen-enriched environments, and other oxidizer systems. Read More

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New Certified Robot Integrators were announced by RIA.

July 5, 2012

Ellison Technologies Automation, Intelligrated Systems Inc, and Progressive Machine and Design (PMD) are newest recipients of Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. RIA President Jeff Burnstein noted that "achieving certification will be valuable to integrators looking to showcase their capabilities and experience to users and suppliers alike." Burnstein also pointed out how program lets integrators benchmark their processes against best industry practices. Read More

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Symposium To Explore Impact of shale gas on vehicle development.

July 5, 2012

Taking place in Pittsburgh, PA on August 28, SAE 2012 Shale Gas Impact on Vehicle Development Symposium will focus on impact of natural gas vehicle adoption, shale exploration, and natural gas infrastructure on bi-fuel vehicle production. Attendees will gain understanding of energy policy related to natural gas exploration/CNG as well infrastructure developments. Additional topics will address market opportunities and regulatory environment. Read More

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PMMI launches The Beverage Connected Community.

July 5, 2012

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2012, announced launch of The Beverage Connected Community, an online forum where beverage industry can connect and continue their PACK EXPO show experience beyond show floor. This addition to PACK EXPO Connected Communities will be an online extension of PACK EXPO's Beverage Cooler Lounge, sponsored by International Society of Beverage Technologists, which makes its debut in the Grand Concourse at PACK EXPO International 2012. Read More

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Abstracts Sought for Lean electronics assembly symposium.

July 5, 2012

Experts are invited to submit abstracts for IPC Symposium on Lean for the Electronics Assembly Industry: Putting Theory to Practice, which will take place December 4-5, 2012, in Costa Mesa, CA. Abstracts are being sought on such aspects of Lean implementation as real-world, in-depth case studies of how Lean has been implemented in EMS companies; value stream mapping; Kaizen events; 5S; and Lean DOE basics. Submissions should be of noncommercial nature and feature real-life experiences. Read More

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NREL Research earns two prestigious R/D 100 awards.

July 5, 2012

Developed at NREL, Desiccant-enhanced Evaporative (DEVAP) Air-Conditioning Cycle cools commercial buildings at a small fraction of the energy use of a traditional cooler, releases far less carbon dioxide, and could cut costly peak electricity demand by 80%. SJ3 3-Junction Solar Cells, utilizing tunable bandgaps, lattice-matched architecture, and ultra-concentration tunnel junctions, achieve world record conversion efficiency of 43.5% with potential to reach 50%. Read More

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Electronics Manufacturing Conference targets midwest audience.

July 5, 2012

With 50+ exhibitors and three-quarters of its show floor sold to date, IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition is on target to deliver focused, regional event for electronics manufacturing industry. Event will be held August 22-23, 2012 in Schaumburg, IL. In its sixth year, IPC Midwest will continue to offer technical conference in addition to exhibition as well as standards development meetings featuring industry leaders. Read More

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ODVA 2012 Industry Conference scheduled for Oct. 16-18.

July 5, 2012

Open to both members and nonmembers, 2012 Industry Conference and 15th Annual Meeting will be held at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, GA. Conference attendees can anticipate technical presentations, workshops, and networking events that will focus on improving usage of information and communication technologies in industrial automation. Annual meeting will include keynote speakers on topics of interest, including security, energy optimization, and determinism. Read More

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Homebuilder to Pay Cival Penalty and implement stormwater controls.

July 5, 2012

U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice announced that Toll Brothers Inc. will pay $741,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including those located in Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Also, Toll Brothers will invest in company-wide stormwater compliance program to improve employee training and increase management oversight at all current and future residential construction sites across USA. Read More

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ASTM Committee supports radiation processing industry.

July 3, 2012

ASTM Subcommittee E10.01 on Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications has been reorganized as ASTM Committee E61 on Radiation Processing. New main committee will revise and maintain existing Subcommittee E10.01 standards as well as develop new standards that cover entire irradiation process, from dosimetry selection to analysis of routine processing results. Committee E61 will continue to sponsor Workshops on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing. Read More

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PTDA 2012 Canadian Conference offered insight on diverse topics.

July 3, 2012

There were 220+ participants at PTDA's 11th annual Canadian Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. Power transmission/motion control industry met to network and hear about such topics as business, economics, demographics, and environment as well as updates on mining industry and working with aboriginal market. Conference started off with third annual Industry Showcase, which featured manufacturer products and product information, as well as networking Welcome Reception. Read More

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NEMA Welcomes federal transportation funding compromise.

July 3, 2012

NEMA welcomed bipartisan approval by House and Senate of legislation to consolidate and reauthorize federal highway and transit programs. Package includes support for developing and deploying technology solutions to increase efficiency of U.S. roadways and make them safer and less congested. NEMA worked to include beneficial provisions in this new law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which sets funding levels and requirements through September 2014. Read More

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EPA honors Green Chemistry Challenge Award winners.

July 3, 2012

EPA recently recognized innovative chemical technologies that have potential to prevent pollution. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards recognize leading researchers and innovators who create safer and more sustainable chemical designs, processes, and products that reduce need to use chemicals that pollute environment and threaten Americans' health. Categories include: Academic, Small Business, Greener Synthetic Pathways, Greener Reaction Conditions, and Designing Greener Chemicals. Read More

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Online Tool informs global urban infrastructure investments.

July 3, 2012

Web platform, developed under U.S. Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS) during Rio+20 Conference, serves as entry point for everyone from local officials to investors looking for best strategies for investment in urban sustainability. Featuring expertise from public and private sector leaders, interactive online tool highlights key links between policies, funding, and on-the-ground projects that can help drive urban sustainability investment. Read More

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Foundation updates specs for remote operations management.

July 3, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation has announced that an updated version of its FOUNDATION(TM) technical specifications is now available for immediate implementation. Release addresses key elements of FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management technology, which enables manufacturers to begin developing FOUNDATION for ROM devices. Specifications have been added for transducer blocks for both wired and WirelessHART® devices. Read More

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Workshops address challenges of lean transformations.

July 3, 2012

Lean Enterprise Institute announced one of its most comprehensive programs of lean management workshops with opening of registration for 17 workshops in Indianapolis, IN, Sept 18-20, 2012. Sessions will address both technical and social aspects of lean manufacturing and lean service transformations. Workshops will focus on how to develop lean management systems, cultures, and behaviors, as well as help managers apply lean tools to manufacturing, job shops, services, IT, and product development. Read More

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NREL helps "supersize" butanol production.

July 3, 2012

Team of scientists from Cobalt Technologies assembled at NREL to supersize their process for making renewable butanol. Cobalt had proven in the lab that its anaerobic microorganism could take organic feedstocks and convert them into biobutanol. Cobalt's team was able to leverage NREL's Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility for their scale-up testing. IBRF's equipment can support industry partners looking to evaluate new technologies in demonstration-size facility. Read More

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Registration is Open for 2012 PTDA Industry Summit.

July 3, 2012

More than 500 power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) executives are expected to convene at PTDA's Industry Summit, "Big Ideas to Steer Your Business." Taking place October 18-20, 2012 in Dallas, TX, event helps distributors and manufacturers of PT and MC products to develop industry contacts as well as hear news pertaining to economy and technological trends. Scott Klososky and Alan Beaulieu will be keynote speakers, and several workshops on diverse topics are scheduled. Read More

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Broadband passes 600 million subscriber milestone.

July 3, 2012

According to figures published by Broadband Forum and prepared by broadband industry analysts Point Topic, global total of broadband subscribers soared to over 600 million in first quarter of 2012, indicating further acceleration in growth as over 100 million new lines were added in less than 18 months. Asia continues to be biggest overall region with 262,080,147 subscribers in total, having added 8,575,397 new lines at growth rate of 3.38% in quarter and 15.19% in year. Read More

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ASTM approves seamless nickel alloy pipe and tube standard.

July 3, 2012

Developed by Subcommittee B02.07 on Refined Nickel and Cobalt and Their Alloys, ASTM B983, Specification for Precipitation Hardened or Cold Worked, Seamless Nickel Alloy Pipe and Tube will be used to define strength and corrosion resistance of covered alloys. ASTM B983 outlines chemical composition ranges and heat treatment parameters that users will need to obtain minimum mechanical properties listed in standard. Three primary alloys covered include UNS N07022, UNS N07725, and UNS N07740. Read More