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PMA May Business Conditions Report anticipates steady conditions.

May 30, 2013

According to May 2013 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies anticipate steady business conditions during next 3 months. PMA president William E. Gaskin explained, "Expectations for the balance of the year rest on whether Congress and the President are able to address the critical budget and tax issues faced by all manufacturers." Gaskin also cited need for both parties to put aside partisan differences and take action. Read More

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AEM recognizes Statistics Outstanding Merit Award winners.

May 30, 2013

AEM has recognized 103 member manufacturers with Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards for their exemplary 2012 participation in AEM’s data reporting programs. Annual awards are based on data reporting timeliness and accuracy, meeting attendance, and timely responses to ballots, audits, and surveys. Winners’ performance enhances AEM’s ability to provide members with meaningful equipment-specific statistics to help assess market share and trends for improved forecasting and production planning. Read More

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NFPA Innovation Award recognizes Jude Hueber.

May 30, 2013

Presented to individual engineers or technicians to recognize innovative use of fluid power, 2012 NFPA Innovation Award went to Jude Hueber for innovative hydraulic hybrid vehicle design performed for Lightning Hybrids, LLC. Hybrid drive system integrates components from various manufacturers with sophisticated software that controls speed of fixed displacement pumps and accumulator pressures to optimize efficiency for lighter shuttle buses and delivery vehicles. Read More

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Manufacturers Gather to share knowledge, discuss efforts.

May 30, 2013

Taking place in Baltimore, MD form June 2–4, 2013 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Annual Conference will focus on sharing information, driving innovation in manufacturing, and preparing advanced manufacturing workforce. June 2 will feature State of the Society luncheon, member workshops, and tech fair; June 3 is Leadership Day, and June 4 is Workforce Development Day. All paid conference registrations include one-year SME membership as well as admission to SME International Awards Gala. Read More

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ASTM Committee develops standard for nitric acid extraction.

May 30, 2013

ASTM WK42045, Practice for Nitric Acid-Extraction of Elements from Ores and Related Metallurgical Materials Using Closed Vessel Microwave Heating, will be used to protect water used for drinking, recreational, and agricultural purposes from environmental impacts. According to one member of subcommittee responsible for its development, proposed standard will be used by laboratories to dissolve samples for metals analysis and comparison with other testing method solutions. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses orthopedic implant labeling.

May 30, 2013

ASTM F2943, Guide for Presentation of End User Labeling Information for Orthopedic Implants Used in Joint Arthroplasty, presents a universal label format of content and relative location of information necessary for final implant selection within implant's overall package labeling. Guide identifies high priority label content and indicates specific section of implant's labeling where this crucial information is to be placed. Examples of labeling format are presented in standard. Read More

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ICUEE 2013 to include mobile hydraulics courses.

May 29, 2013

ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will offer two mobile hydraulics courses. One course will teach attendees basics of hydraulics, including principles, components, and systems, while other course will explore essential concepts to ensure that hydraulic systems operate at peak efficiency. Also, returning to ICUEE 2013, iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo is the industry’s leading education event for safety, training, and operations professionals. Read More

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I.Con Conference to host 400+ industrial real estate leaders.

May 29, 2013

Scheduled for June 5-6, I.con: The Industrial Conference will bring together industry's top leaders and decision-makers to discuss trends, debate ideas, and share knowledge. Event will include exclusive release of "The Stabilization of U.S. Manufacturing and Its Impact on Industrial Space," which covers types of manufacturing jobs to re-shore and relocate; geographic locations in the U.S. that will be impacted; and how much demand these manufacturing jobs are projected to generate. Read More