Association News

Association News

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

Association News

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

Association News

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

Association News

NFPA publishes standard on pneumatic fluid power.

May 29, 2013

ISO 6358-2:2013 Pneumatic fluid power – Determination of flow-rate characteristics of components – Part 2: Alternative test methods specifies discharge test and charge test as alternative methods for testing pneumatic fluid power components that use compressible fluids. It does not apply to components whose flow coefficient is unstable during use. In addition, document does not apply to components that exchange energy with fluid during flow-rate measurement. Read More

Association News

Student Teams Recognized for solar, Li-ion car designs.

May 29, 2013

Representing 28 Colorado schools, 97 teams comprised of students designed, built, and raced their solar- and lithium ion-powered vehicles for competitions hosted by U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Trophies were awarded for fastest Li-ion and solar powered model cars as well as lithium-ion and solar design technology, craftsmanship and innovation. Additionally, Spirit Award was bestowed for good sportsmanship. Read More

Association News

ASTM Standard covers examination of large girth gear teeth.

May 29, 2013

ASTM E2905/E2905M, Practice for Examination of Mill and Kiln Girth Gear Teeth — Electromagnetic Methods, provides effective method for gear examination using eddy current array. Developed by Subcommittee E07.07 on Electromagnetic Method, part of ASTM International Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing, standard addresses need to detect surface breaking flaws electronically and to accurately size any surface breaking cracks found on cast and forged mill girth gear and pinion teeth. Read More

Association News

ASTM Parasailing Standard addresses weather conditions.

May 29, 2013

Because weather, particularly gusty wind, has been a variable in parasailing accidents, ASTM subcommittee F24.65 on Parasailing has developed ASTM F2993, Guide for Monitoring Weather Conditions for Safe Parasail Operation. Standard is a step in the right direction to keep parasail operators alert and to monitor weather in a proper fashion. Once insurance industry is aware of ASTM F2993, companies will most likely adjust their policies to reference the standard. Read More

Association News

Roy Sjoberg Will Be Honored with Iifetime achievement award.

May 29, 2013

With 45+ years of experience in automotive design and development on such vehicles as Chevrolet® Corvette® and Dodge® Viper®, Roy Sjöberg has been named 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by Automotive Division of SPE®. He will be honored for his role in leading automotive plastics and composites innovations at 43rd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, which will take place November 6, 2013 in Livonia, MI. Read More