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EU and US Extend Cooperation on measurements and standards.

July 29, 2013

European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and U.S. Department of Commerce's NIST have agreed to expand their current scientific cooperation to include new research areas, including energy, healthcare and clinical measurements, and food safety and nutrition. Implementing Arrangement expands on previous collaboration and provides joint access to scientific infrastructure, exchange of scientific and technological information and experts, and support for training. Read More

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FABTECH 2013 will feature new education program.

July 29, 2013

Expanded education program will be held alongside FABTECH, North American metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, which will take place in Chicago, IL on November 18–21, 2013. Lineup will comprise 100+ educational sessions, including 64 courses never before offered at previous FABTECH events. Offered for attendees of various experience levels experience levels, each session will offer unique insights from industry experts on hot topics in manufacturing. Read More

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IPC APEX India to offer educational workshops.

July 29, 2013

IPC APEX India™ will offer comprehensive program of both half- and full-day workshops to help engineers address design, assembly, and process challenges in electronics manufacturing. Led by knowledgeable, well-known instructors, professional development workshops will take place August 26–29, 2013. Some topic examples include: Signal and Power Integrity Challenges in PCB Design, Vias and Their Effects on High-speed Digital Signals, and Failure Analysis for Improved Reliability. Read More

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New Subcommittee develops hydraulic fracturing fluids standards.

July 26, 2013

ASTM International Subcommittee D19.09 on Water – Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids will develop standards used for assessing water quality and determining impacts of spill and possible contamination. Standards developed will be used by those requiring or developing methods used for hydraulic fracturing. Currently, subcommittee is developing WK40832, Test Method for Measurement of Dissolved Gases Methane, Ethane, Ethylene and Propane by Static Headspace Sampling and Flame Ionization Detection. Read More

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NEMA Welcomes Confirmation of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

July 26, 2013

Member companies and staff of National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed U.S. Senate's confirmation of Gina McCarthy as Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new administrator. In comment, NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis noted working with McCarthy on ENERGY STAR® as well as other initiatives at EPA over past several years. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with her as she heads the agency,” said Gaddis. Read More

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The Deck returns to AeroDef Manufacturing Conference.

July 26, 2013

According to SME, the central area of the exposition floor called "The Deck" will be a key feature of AeroDef Manufacturing Conference and Exposition when it returns to Long Beach Convention Center on February 25-27, 2014. The Deck features high-level speakers and panel discussions on integrated solutions to complex manufacturing challenges. By keeping speakers, panels, and networking events on expo floor, AeroDef facilitates interaction among attendees, exhibitors, and presenters. Read More

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Public Comment Sought on new clean energy trainers standard.

July 26, 2013

IREC has announced public comment period for its revised credentialing standard, Draft IREC Standard 01024: 2013 - General Requirements for the Certification of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Distributed Renewable Energy Generation Instructors and Master Trainers. Public comment period for draft standard for trainers will close August 20, 2013, while standard for training providers, previously released, is available for public comment through August 6, 2013. Read More

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EPA upgrades Energy Star Portfolio Manager.

July 26, 2013

EPA announced upgrade to its online energy management and tracking tool, Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Tool can help businesses achieve President's call to make commercial buildings at least 20% more energy efficient by 2020. In addition to user-friendly interface, updated Energy Star Portfolio Manager delivers optimized data sharing capabilities, better reporting, and for the first time, the ability to manage buildings across their lifecycle from design through occupancy. Read More