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ASTM publishes papers from Suface Engineering Congress.

May 16, 2012

ASTM has published collection of 40 peer-reviewed papers that were first presented at the 18th International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Congress. Topics cover many aspects of geotechnical and geoenvironmental construction, including corrosion, diffusion processes, equipment, materials characterization, modeling and simulation, new materials, plasma technology, PVC and CVD, quenching and quenchants, surface hardening, and tribology. Read More

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NASA's Commercial Crew Partner, Boeing, completes parachute test.

May 16, 2012

The Boeing Company successfully completed the second parachute drop test for its Crew Space Transportation spacecraft, part of its effort to develop commercial crew transportation capabilities that could ferry U.S. astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and International Space Station. Boeing's CST system is designed to be a reusable, capsule-shaped spacecraft capable of transporting up to 7 people, or a combination of people and cargo. Read More

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Aluminum Association Applauds Signing of Maryland recycling bill.

May 16, 2012

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law a measure, which was introduced in House of Delegate by Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, that will increase access to recycling in multifamily dwellings. Under Maryland law, apartment buildings or condominiums with 10+ dwellings are required to have recycling available to their residents. Aluminum Association president Heidi Brock commented, "this law will certainly increase the recycling rate and the long-term sustainability of Maryland." Read More

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IEEE Members Explain benefits of picocells.

May 16, 2012

According to IEEE members, increased utilization of picocell base stations could handle increasing wireless demand. IEEE Life Fellow and consultant Stephen Weinstein said picocells and femtocells can minimize shared bandwidth requirement for high-speed services, boost service, and add network capacity. Continuing, Weinstein noted that small cellular base stations "offer a readily available, economic solution that can be easily incorporated into the current infrastructure." Read More

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BSA elects Linda Miller as president for 2012-2013.

May 15, 2012

BSA has elected Linda Miller, Bearings and Drives, Inc., as President; James Webster, DXP Enterprises, Inc. as Chairman of the Board; Jack Simpson, Applied Industrial Technologies, as Vice President; and Brian Negri, Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc., as Treasurer. In addition, Brian Davis of Bearings and Drives, Inc., Mitch Bouchard of General Bearing Service Inc., and Tom Armold of Applied Industrial Technologies were elected to serve 3 year term on Board of Directors. Read More

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BSA presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Negri.

May 15, 2012

BSA presented its 10th Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Negri, president and CEO of Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc., at 2012 BSA Annual Convention in Bonita Springs, Fla. In 1971, Peter started working full time for Jamaica Bearings, a family business where he had worked part time and summers since 1960. Negri has been involved with BSA since his early years with Jamaica Bearings. He chaired several committees and after serving on the Board of Directors, was elected president in 1986. Read More

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March Manufacturing Technology Orders up 11.3%.

May 15, 2012

According to AMT, March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $495.97 million, up 11.3% from February but down 1.4% when compared with total of $502.89 million reported for March 2011. With year-to-date total of $1,356.70 million, 2012 is up 12.9% compared with 2011. In addition, manufacturing added 34,000 jobs in March, and capacity utilization is just shy of 80%. These numbers and all data in report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies participating in USMTO program. Read More

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EPRI Paper addresses common functions for smart inverters.

May 15, 2012

EPRI has been involved in broad collaborative industry initiative since 2009 that is working to identify set of common smart inverter functions. According to EPRI's report, titled Common Functions for Smart Inverters, devices interface AC Grid with DC energy sources, provide grid with wide array of support functions, and deliver both real and reactive power. Inverters can respond to remote commands as well as both steady-state and dynamic changes in grid frequency and voltage. Read More

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Truck and Bus Transmission Seminar to take place in China.

May 15, 2012

Sponsored by Lubrizol and hosted by SAE International, "Automatic Transmissions for Trucks and Bus Rapid Transit Vehicles: Performance Advantages and Challenges" will take place June 12-13 in Suzhou City, China. Industry experts will provide vehicle trend data and market drivers, detailed technical presentations on heavy-duty automatic transmission functionality, and design considerations. Real-world case study and collection of technology displays will also be featured. Read More

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AG CONNECT 2013 launches Masters and Mavericks campaign.

May 15, 2012

AG CONNECT Expo and Summit 2013 has announced interactive program named for innovative producers and other agribusiness professionals who want to discuss emerging trends before everyone else. Called Masters and Mavericks, program includes contest to guess identities of show's initial set of forward-looking producers, with prizes for correct answers. Second, participants join in dialog, become part of Masters and Mavericks, and are featured on show website. Read More

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AAMA Revision addresses testing of new fenestration products.

May 15, 2012

AAMA 502-12, "Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products", establishes requirements for field test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures, and test reports used in verifying air infiltration resistance performance and water penetration resistance performance of newly installed fenestration products. Revision clarifies language regarding field testing on project specific size windows that are smaller than minimum Gateway size identified in NAFS-11. Read More

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ASC Spring Convention drew sixth largest crowd in 25 years.

May 15, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council's (ASC) Spring Convention brought 450 attendees to Denver, Colo., for 2½ days of education, supply chain interaction, and networking. As sixth most well attended iteration in past 25 years, convention featured 4 keynotes, 39 educational sessions, 63 EXPO exhibitors, and waterborne short course. Attendees were exposed to variety of trends, issues, and opportunities from primary sources. Event also let leaders reconnect and establish new business relationships. Read More

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Nebraska Teen Recieves Scholarship offered to TARC participants.

May 14, 2012

Brendan M. Kutler Memorial Scholarship Program announced Aaron Lewis Ashley as its first recipient. Ashley was head of Gretna High School rocketry team, which participated in AIA's annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), and distinguished himself among the 80 qualified applicants via his written application and his oral interview. This $5,000 annual, 4-year scholarship is open to all students who participate in TARC competition during their Junior or Senior years of high school. Read More

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FAA Awards Contracts to accelerate development of satellite-based procedures.

May 14, 2012

FAA is awarding contract to ITT Corp. and GE's Naverus to help accelerate development of satellite-based procedures that will allow aircraft to fly more directly to their destinations. Under this $2.77 million contract, ITT Corp., as prime contractor, and GE's Naverus, as sub-contractor, will develop Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approach procedures into 5 airports. Companies will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining 10 procedures, 2 for each airport. Read More

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IPC Board Chairman testifies before Congress.

May 14, 2012

Steve Pudles, Chairman of the Board of IPC, testified before Congress to urge common-sense changes to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule on conflict minerals. IPC is advocating changes to draft SEC rule implementing Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act that would lessen burden on small manufacturing companies. Pudles recommended inclusion of reasonable phase-in provision to give companies time to understand final regulations and query supply chains accordingly. Read More

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PACK EXPO 2012 connects manufacturers, processing innovation.

May 14, 2012

Taking place in Chicago, IL from October 28-31, PACK EXPO International 2012 will give brand owners access to resources to facilitate their search for technologies that can help ensure compliance as well as discover advances in areas such as automation, serialization, and traceability that are driving industry. This will be made possible via 70,000+ ft² Pharmaceutical Pavilion, exhibit halls, as well as networking and education resources such as Rx Lounge and topical sessions. Read More

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EPA takes next step to implement 2008 ozone standards.

May 14, 2012

Working with states and tribes, EPA is identifying areas that meet or do not meet 2008 air quality standards for ground-level ozone, known as smog. EPA has determined that 45 areas, including 2 areas of Indian country, are not meeting 2008 standards based on certified air quality data. Almost all of these already have programs in place to improve air quality because they did not meet 1997 smog standards. Only 3 areas will be identified for first time as not meeting smog standards. Read More

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EPA to Help Monitor unregulated contaminants in drinking water.

May 14, 2012

U.S. EPA published its list of 28 chemicals and 2 viruses that ~6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013-2015 as part of EPA's unregulated contaminant monitoring program. Data collected under Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR 3) will inform EPA about frequency and levels at which these contaminants are found in drinking water systems across USA and help determine whether additional protections are needed to ensure safe drinking water for Americans. Read More

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AIA National Convention Programs highlight building science.

May 11, 2012

Scheduled for May 17-19, AIA's National Convention will offer number of programs for those interested in building science. Some will include: High Performance Building Enclosures: Connecting Design, Building Science and Validated Delivery for Optimal Energy Savings and Durability; Making the Enclosure Match the Rhetoric: The Client's View of Value; Connecting Building Science to the Practice of Architecture; and AIA Practice Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling In the Design Process. Read More

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BIO Convention to highlight FDA, regulatory environment.

May 11, 2012

To be held in Boston, MA from June 18-21, 2012 BIO International Convention will feature speakers from FDA as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Achieving Regulatory Approval and Compliance educational track will tackle pressing regulatory issues, and several sessions will address steps involved in research and development of healthcare products and how to successfully bring these products to market while maintaining standards for safety, effectiveness, and compliance. Read More