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EPA Releases Software that helps reduce water pollution.

July 31, 2013

National Stormwater Calculator will help property owners, developers, landscapers, and urban planners make informed land-use decisions to protect local waterways from pollution caused by stormwater runoff. Desktop application estimates annual amount of stormwater runoff from specific site based on local soil conditions, slope, land cover, and historical rainfall records. Users can select different scenarios to learn how specific green infrastructure changes can prevent pollution. Read More

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SPE Announces Expanded Parts Competition for 2013 ACCE.

July 31, 2013

Organizing committee for SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) announced second parts competition will be held at this year's show, which is scheduled for September 11–13. Expanding on last year's single award, 2013 contest will recognize one winner in each of 3 categories: Body Exterior and Body Interior and People's Choice. Winners will be announced and receive recognition and trophy during lunch on last day of show. Read More

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NA Robotics Companies Set Records for first half of 2013.

July 31, 2013

According to statistics released from RIA, North American (NA) robotics companies set new sales records through June of 2013. Total of 10,854 robots, valued at $679.3 million, ordered from NA robotics companies in first 6 months represents 1.9% increase in units over same period in 2012. Shipments to NA customers through June totaled 11,308 robots, valued at $715.1 million, breaking first-half records set in 2012 by 11.0% (units) and 10.4% (dollars). Read More

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ASTM International honors Michael Brandt of Alcoa Inc.

July 31, 2013

Michael Brandt, senior staff manager, quality systems, at Alcoa Inc., has received ASTM International Award of Merit for exceptional and sustained leadership and technical contributions within Committee B07 on Light Metals and Alloys. A member of ASTM since 2004, Brandt currently serves as Committee B07 recording secretary. He is also secretary of Subcommittee B07.01 on Aluminum Alloy Ingots and Castings and chairs U.S. TAG National Committee for ISO/TC 79 on Light Metals and Alloys. Read More

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Interactive Manufacturing eXperience has been cancelled.

July 31, 2013

AMT Board of Directors announced that imX – interactive manufacturing eXperience has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts and inability of key partners to commit staff and product. This event, focused on education and product applications, was to take place in Las Vegas from November 18–20. "Rest assured," said AMT Chairman R. Stephen Flynn, "we will take the industry and its customers' interest in educational events and develop it to its fullest potential in a different timeframe." Read More

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San Antonio agrees to upgrade sewer systems.

July 31, 2013

U.S. EPA and Department of Justice announced that the San Antonio Water System has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sewer system and pay $2.6 million civil penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations stemming from illegal discharges of raw sewage. To come into compliance with CWA, including remedial measures taken during parties’ negotiations and comprehensive measures required under settlement, SAWS is expected to spend $1.1 billion. Read More

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Daniel Edelman receives ASTM International Boedecker Award.

July 31, 2013

Daniel Edelman, UCS development metallurgist at Nucor Corp., Crawfordsville, IN, has received Kenneth J. Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award for his exemplary contributions to ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products. A member at large on the executive A05 subcommittee, Edelman also serves on Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys and is chairman of Subcommittee A01.19 on Steel Sheet and Strip. Read More

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ATA to host summit on making trucking technology pay off.

July 31, 2013

Scheduled for Dec 4-6, ATA Executive Summit will explore strategies that maximize payback for fleets that make investments in technological advances and data analysis. Under banner of Technology-Driven Performance, Analytics and Answers, summit will feature sessions on improving fleet efficiency, using analytics and communications to bolster supply chain, and advancements in truck technology. Event is a sequel to ATA's executive summit last year on future role of natural gas as motor fuel. Read More