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AIA releases poll data on public support for unmanned aircraft.

June 20, 2013

AIA released poll, conducted by Christian Science Monitor, at Paris Air Show indicating 54% of public respondents favor increased non-military use of unmanned aircraft systems. Results also indicate public opinion that governments should resolve perceived privacy issues, airspace regulations, and other challenges. In poll, 25% of public is aware of non-military uses such as law enforcement, search and rescue, flood monitoring, wildlife conservation, and fighting wildfires. Read More

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ELFA's June 2013 Monthly Confidence Index reflects optimism.

June 20, 2013

June 2013 MCI-EFI shows increase in market confidence to 57.3, reflecting growing optimism despite moderate growth of business investment in equipment. Over next 4 months, 19.4% of executives believe conditions will improve, while 71% say conditions will not change. As for U.S. economic conditions, 22.6% expect improvement over next 6 months, while 25.8% think their company will increase spending on business development. Over 90% of respondents rank current U.S. economy as fair. Read More

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ASABE to Adopt large rotary mower ISO safety standard.

June 20, 2013

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated project to adopt, nationally, ISO 4254-13:2012, Agricultural machinery - Safety -Part 13: Large rotary mowers. ASABE's adoption of said international standard will include maximum cutting height for use in conducting foot probe test. Although this deviates from ISO document, inclusion will further align technical content with standard SAE J232, Industrial Rotary Mowers, published by SAE. Read More

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ASTM Bestows Cavanaugh Memorial Award upon Dr. Jack E. Parr.

June 20, 2013

Due to his outstanding and longstanding, distinguished leadership in promoting national and international standards for medical and surgical implants and materials, Jack E. Parr, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of Extremity Innovations and president of Medical Technology Development, was honored with ASTM International's 2013 William T. Cavanaugh Award. Parr has been member of ASTM International and Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices since 1981. Read More

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NEMA Congratulates newly appointed NIST staff.

June 20, 2013

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomes – pending approval by the Department of Commerce and Office of Personnel Management – appointments of Dr. Chris Greer and Dr. David Wollman to posts of Director and Deputy Director of National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office. Greer will also hold title of National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, replacing Dr. George Arnold. Read More

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Technical Programs highlight servo press technology.

June 20, 2013

PMA's flagship publication, MetalForming magazine, announces series of technical programs featuring latest developments in servo-press technology. Servo Press Technology Experience includes 3 free webinars and 1 live event providing in-depth look at servo-press technology with case-study presentations and breakout sessions with press builders. Webinars will take place Aug 8, 15, and 22 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET and live event is scheduled for Sept 10. Read More

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ASC names Connie Howe to Technical Services position.

June 20, 2013

ASC has named Connie Howe as Senior Manager, Technical Services to oversee its technically oriented programming including short courses, Training Academy, and Advanced Technology Link. Howe will also serve as staff liaison to Technical Committee. Having held several technical corporate positions and experience with various adhesive technologies, she will play leading role in developing ASC's focus on sustainability and environmental product declarations. Read More

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Housing Design Contest aims to aid natural disaster survivors.

June 20, 2013

American Institute of Architects (AIA) is partnering with Make It Right, St. Bernard Project, and Architecture for Humanity to launch Designing Recovery competition. Designed to help survivors of 3 recent natural disasters, competition will take place in 3 settings – New Orleans, LA; Joplin, MO; and New York, NY – where non-profit partner organizations are working to recover from previous disasters. Organizers hope designs will also aid other communities recovering from recent disasters. Read More