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APMI International names two 2013 Fellows.

July 17, 2013

Olle Grinder, Consultant, PM Technology AB, and Roger Lawcock, Director, Product and Process Development, Stackpole International, have been named to 2013 Class of Fellows by APMI International. Member of APMI for 27+ years, powder metallurgist Grinder possesses 43+ years of powder metallurgy (PM) experience and has published 60 reports. Lawcock, APMI member for near 20 years, is one of the pioneers of roll-densification process for gears, converting numerous gears from wrought to PM. Read More

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MPIF announces award winnng powder metal parts.

July 17, 2013

While capitalizing on powder metallurgy's traditional strengths, such as net-shape capabilities that contribute to lean operations, winning parts in the 2013 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards were fabricated via both conventional PM and metal injection molding, signaling a push into new territories. While solidifying past gains, designers and fabricators are using creative solutions to overcome previous obstacles to penetrate new niches. Read More

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IREC designated American National Standards Developer.

July 17, 2013

In its role as a national leader in training credentials and standards development, IREC announces its new status as an accredited American National Standards Developer. This designation by ANSI is a result of 6-month application and review process including public review period. As accredited standards developer, requirements established by ANSI guide IREC's standards activities. Key elements of ANSI standards development process include balance, transparency, and openness in all phases. Read More

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Workforce Development Conference looks at challenges, solutions.

July 16, 2013

Hosted by Tooling U-SME, tuXperience will focus on how best to train workforce of today and tomorrow. Event will take place September 23–25, 2013 and showcase successful, integrated training programs used by top manufacturers. There will also be nationally recognized training experts and breakout Q&A sessions. Through collaborative discussions and dialogue, conference will focus on strategic alignment of training programs to overcome workforce issues and maximize bottom-line impact. Read More

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AIA Speaks to Importance of Hochberg's Ex-Im nomination.

July 16, 2013

In her statement on upcoming debate and vote for Fred P. Hochberg's nomination to second term as head of Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im), AIA's Marion C. Blakey cited Ex-Im's important role in helping American companies compete on level playing field and financing that can mean difference between growth or layoffs. Blakey said derailment of Hochberg's nomination would deny Ex-Im's Board of Directors quorum it needs to approve new loan guarantees and support American jobs. Read More

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NREL Research earns three R&D 100 awards.

July 16, 2013

Developed or advanced at Energy Department's NREL, energy-efficient approach to building occupancy detection, better way to detect heat loss in electric-vehicle batteries, and high-efficiency silicon solar cell have been named among this year's most significant innovations by R&D Magazine. Three prestigious awards, known in research and development community as "the Oscars of Innovation," bring number of R&D 100 awards that NREL has won since 1982 up to 55. Read More

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AIA Says Security of Americans is threatened by budget politics.

July 16, 2013

Addressing risk to USA's national security strategy outlined in Defense Secretary Hagel's July 10 letter to Senate Armed Services Committee, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey said AIA is "gravely concerned by the second wave of sequestration impacts." Blakey continued, expressing AIA's advocacy for President Obama's annual proposed budgets for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, but also noted unseen effects of cuts including loss of critical skills and experience represented by workforce. Read More

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Dr. Mikhail Sokolov receives ASTM International Award of Merit.

July 16, 2013

Mikhail Sokolov, Ph.D., senior research staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge, TN, received Award of Merit and honorary title of fellow from ASTM International. Sokolov was honored for contributions to successful symposia for Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications as well as his work on transition range fracture toughness standards for Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture. Read More