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ASTM Meeting: aerospace maintenance personnel standardization.

November 24, 2014

ASTM International will hold organizational meeting to explore establishment of new ASTM standards development activity for aerospace personnel. Scheduled for December 2, 2014, meeting will take place at National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Washington, D.C. Stakeholders are invited to participate with goal of planning course toward developing consensus standardization program for aerospace maintenance personnel. Virtual participation is also available. Read More

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AEM Announces Election Results for 2015 officers, directors.

November 24, 2014

AEM announced its newly elected 2015 officers as well as directors elected to AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards. Those elected as 2015 AEM officers are John Patterson as Chair, Göran Lindgren as Treasurer, James Walker as AG Chair, Michael Haberman as CE Chair, and Dennis Slater as Secretary. Additionally, there were 13 directors elected to AEM Board of Directors, 10 directors elected to AEM AG Sector Board, and 12 directors elected to AEM CE Sector Board. Read More

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ASTM Standard aids in qualifying firestop system inspectors.

November 24, 2014

Proposed standard ASTM WK40836 will be used to assess credentials and qualifications of inspectors who routinely use ASTM firestop standards in their work, including ASTM E2174, Practice for OnSite Inspection of Installed Firestops, and ASTM E2393, Practice for OnSite Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive Joint Systems and Perimeter Fire Barriers. Standard will be directed toward building owners, developers, and design professionals as well as government agencies. Read More

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DEG and CEA collaborate to promote home entertainment.

November 24, 2014

CEA® and Digital Entertainment Group announced partnership to promote latest Blu-ray Disc™ releases and emerging home entertainment technologies. Organizations are collaborating to develop "The DEN (Digital Entertainment News) Presents Ben Lyons", a year-long series of satellite media tours highlighting most recent movie and television releases for home viewing and best ways to purchase and watch them – physically through Blu-ray Disc and digitally through advanced Smart TVs and portable devices. Read More

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CEA announces availability of 4K Ultra HD logo license.

November 24, 2014

Licensing agreement for logos for use by manufacturers to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors, and projectors for the home is now available. CEA also announced licensing agreements for promotional and educational use by retailers, buying groups, organizations, and companies engaged in 4K UHD ecosystem. Two logos – 4K Ultra HD and 4K Ultra HD Connected – address attributes of picture quality and help move toward interoperability, while providing clarity for consumers and retailers. Read More

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AEM Announces Five Inductees into its 2014 Hall of Fame.

November 24, 2014

AEM announced 2014 inductees into AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in off-road equipment industry for their legacy of innovation, service, and leadership. Amongst 2014 inductees were E.G. Melroe and the Melroe Family of Melroe Manufacturing & Bobcat Company, Agustin Ramirez of HUSCO International, Robert J. Ratliff of AGCO Corporation, John D. West of The Manitowoc Company, and Rollin Henry White of Cleveland Tractor Company (Cletrac). Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2015 Program highlights technology, innovation.

November 24, 2014

Registration is open for IPC APEX EXPO 2015, which will take place February 22–26 in San Diego, CA with focus on changing technologies driving electronics industry. In keeping with its "Upgrade Your Tech-NOW-ledgy" theme, technical conference will feature ~100 technical papers detailing original research and innovations from global industry experts. There will also be 30+ professional development courses that detail practical solutions that can be immediately implemented immediately. Read More

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ASTM Textiles Standard aids materials thermal effusivity testing.

November 21, 2014

ASTM WK43374, Test Method for Measurement of Thermal Effusivity of Fabrics Using a Guarded Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) Instrument, will aid measurement of thermal properties of textiles. According to ASTM member Shannon Yawney, proposed standard will become benchmark scale test method for textile mills to compare and develop new technologies for managing heat. While intended for apparel fabrics, other areas of use include household textiles, upholstery, and automobile industries. Read More