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Patsy Beall inducted as Honorary Member of SPE.

November 26, 2014

Leading members of the plastics industry joined with family and friends at an awards dinner to recognize Patsy Beall as an Honorary Member of SPE. Mrs. Beall is a partner in Glenn Beall Plastics Ltd., Libertyville, IL, and wife of Plastics Hall of Fame member Glenn Beall. Recognized as a mentor and influencer of plastics professionals, she was cited by longtime SPE activist Barbara Arnold-Feret for her guidance of young professionals, advocacy of SPE, and emphasis on education. Read More

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MESA introduces InfinityQS as Platinum Keystone Sponsor.

November 26, 2014

A global authority on Manufacturing Intelligence and enterprise quality, InfinityQS joins MESA to help manufacturers realize full potential of data while supporting MESA's mission to educate professionals about value of IT in Manufacturing Enterprises. For more than 25 years, InfinityQS has worked with leading manufacturers to solve the quality puzzle, turning production and process data into insight that empowers management to improve quality, decrease costs, and make smarter business decisions. Read More

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AEM recognizes Milestone Member companies.

November 26, 2014

AEM has presented Milestone Member plaques to 18 companies in recognition of their support of the off-road equipment manufacturing industry through longtime participation in AEM. During AEM annual conference, Association honored 2 companies for achieving 50-year membership status and 16 companies for attaining 25 years of continuous membership in AEM. Read More

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SME Elects Nine Nominees to its College of Fellows.

November 26, 2014

During its 2014 Fall Awards & Installation Banquet, SME recognized 7 of 9 individuals elected to its 2014 Class of SME Fellows. They join 360+ members previously elected as SME fellows since program's inception in 1986. Recognition garners lifetime, dues-free membership and FSME designation. Elected individuals were Fengzhou Fang, PhD; Richard J. Furness, PhD; Robert X. Gao, PhD; Yuebin Guo, PhD; Robert W. Ivester, PhD; Michael D. Packer; Richard C. Peters; Susan Smyth, PhD; and Zude Zhou. Read More

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ASTM Committee approves cook-and-hold oven standard.

November 25, 2014

Cook-and-hold ovens allow users to cook food at one temperature and then hold it at a preprogrammed lower temperature. ASTM F3051, Test Method for Performance of Cook-and-Hold Ovens, provides a test to gauge oven energy usage. Standard will demonstrate and list amount of energy to preheat a unit on a daily basis, what energy an oven expends in cooking and hold modes, and what type of production capacity they can get from a typical unit. Read More

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ASTM Standards cover sustainable materials in road industry.

November 25, 2014

Three proposed ASTM International standards will emphasize importance of using sustainable materials in the road and paving industry. They include: ASTM WK46376, Specification for Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag as Produced During the Manufacture of Iron and Steel; ASTM WK46377, Guide for the Use of Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) in Bituminous Mixtures; and ASTM WK46379, Guide for the Use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Bituminous Mixtures. Read More

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TV Industry Representatives agree on 4K Ultra HD terminology.

November 25, 2014

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that leading industry associations, technical organizations, and retail groups agreed to use 4K Ultra HD and 4K UHD as common terminology to describe new generation of television products, technology, and content. Doing so with regards to educational and promotional efforts will help provide clarity and consistency for consumers of display products with >8 million pixels (4x resolution of Full HD). Read More

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ASTM Meeting: aerospace maintenance personnel standardization.

November 24, 2014

ASTM International will hold organizational meeting to explore establishment of new ASTM standards development activity for aerospace personnel. Scheduled for December 2, 2014, meeting will take place at National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Washington, D.C. Stakeholders are invited to participate with goal of planning course toward developing consensus standardization program for aerospace maintenance personnel. Virtual participation is also available. Read More