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AMT Elects New Board of Directors and officers for 2012-2013.

March 15, 2012

AMT elected its 2012-2013 officers and directors, the first to be elected following merger of AMT and AMTDA, on March 10 at its 2012 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Electees included Timothy B. Dining and Ronald Mager as Co-Chairmen, R. Stephen Flynn as First Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Kevin Kilgallen as Second Vice Chairman, and Brian J. Papke as Secretary. Newly elected to 3-year terms on Board of Directors are David Burns, Ronald S. Karaisz, Daniel D. Janka, Lee Morris, and Jerry Rex. Read More

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ASABE revises agricultural equipment standard.

March 14, 2012

Revised standard, ANSI/ASAE S279.16, Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways, corrects an inconsistency in the equation for measuring spectrophotometric color values of fluorescent materials. An additional change was also made to clarify nonreflective fluorescent material verses fluorescent material. Read More

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PowderMet2012 to highlight latest powder metallurgy trends.

March 14, 2012

Sponsored by Metal Powder Industries Federation and APMI International, PowderMet2012 will highlight latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy processes, products, and applications. Conference technical program will feature over 150 technical presentations by authors from over 30 countries. Opening general session will include keynote presentation, "America's New Auto Industry," as well as overview of annual MPIF State-of-the-Industry Report. Read More

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EXPO PACK Mexico 2012 takes Green support to new levels.

March 14, 2012

During EXPO PACK México 2012, The Sustainability Pavilion will join established programs including EXPO PACK Verde and AMEE Conference. Sustainability Pavilion provides starting point for attendees seeking sustainable solutions for materials, containers, and equipment as well as solutions to reduce waste, environmental impact, and carbon footprints. It supplements EXPO PACK Verde program, which helps identify exhibitors showing packaging/processing solutions that support green solutions. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute recognizes Fred Walker for his contributions.

March 14, 2012

Fred Walker, VP Engineering, Weir Floway, Inc., was recognized by Hydraulic Institute for his technical leadership and contributions in creation of ANSI/HI Standards. Mr. Walker was Chair of committee which produced Rotodynamic Pumps for Assessment of Applied Nozzle Loads, ANSI/HI 9.6.2-2011. New standard contains explanatory information regarding criteria for pump nozzle loading allowances and includes more detail regarding material requirements for pump casings and hold-down bolts. Read More

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ISPE issues guidance for clinical trials comparator management.

March 14, 2012

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Comparator Management is the pharmaceutical industry's first-ever resource for comparator processes such as product sourcing and blinding. Guide identifies good practices for making sourcing decisions, including how to set up a good sourcing team. It also explains risks involved with ineffective comparator methods, and provides companies with strategies for avoiding costs, delays, and potential case study inaccuracies that might result from faulty comparator management. Read More

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PACK EXPO to include Food Safety Summit Resource Center.

March 14, 2012

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO family of trade shows, and BNP Media, a B-to-B media company and organizer of the Food Safety Summit, announces that the Food Safety Summit Resource Center will be featured at PACK EXPO International 2012, Oct 28-31. Subject matter experts and speakers will address breakthroughs, challenges, and solutions in food safety, as well as latest information on Food Safety Modernization Act. Read More

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Nonresidential Construction Spending slips in January.

March 14, 2012

According to March 1 report by U.S. Commerce Department, total nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.8% in January to $566.4 billion. However, total nonresidential construction spending was up 7.9% from January 2011. Private nonresidential construction spending was down 1.5% for the month, but was 16.6% higher than one year ago. In addition, public nonresidential construction spending was down 0.1% for January, but was up 0.4% from same time last year. Read More

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ANSI's Roy Swift speaks at National Credentialing Summit.

March 14, 2012

Roy Swift, Ph.D., ANSI's senior director of personnel credentialing accreditation programs, was a featured speaker and panelist at National Credentialing Summit. Titled Paving the Way Ahead, summit brought together stakeholders to examine licensing and credentialing in private sector and to discuss what can be done to help U.S. veterans use military experience to qualify for civilian jobs. Dr. Swift provided keynote presentation on value that accreditation adds to credentialing process. Read More

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ANSI opens nominations for 2012 Leadership and Service Awards.

March 14, 2012

Presented in conjunction with World Standards Week, 2012 Leadership and Service Awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs and have consistently demonstrated commitment to industry, nation, and enhancement of global standards system. Nominations are due by June 29, and recipients will be chosen from list of nominees by awards committee comprised of officers of ANSI Board of Directors. Read More

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ASTM Weathering Committee names Joe S. Robbins III chairman.

March 14, 2012

Joe S. Robbins III, CEO of Arizona Desert Testing LLC, has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee G03 on Weathering and Durability, which oversees 32 international standards related to durability and performance of organic/inorganic nonmetallic materials, components, and combined assemblies subjected to various environments. Robbins, who joined ASTM in 1984, works on several G03 subcommittee and chairs Subcommittee G03.02 on Natural and Environmental Exposure Tests. Read More

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SPE Calls for Nominations for Automotive Innovation Awards.

March 14, 2012

Automotive Division of SPE® issued its annual call for parts and vehicle-engineering team nominations for 42nd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Nomination forms are due September 1 of 2012; vehicles must be available for commercial sale on/before November 1, 2012. Competition categories include body exterior, body interior, chassis/hardware, environmental, Hall of Fame, materials, performance and customization, process/assembly/enabling technologies, powertrain, and safety. Read More

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TRIB to Give Away Retreaded Tires during 2012 trucking show.

March 14, 2012

Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is expanding "Spot The Retreads" competition at Mid-America Trucking Show, which takes place March 22-24 in Louisville, KY. Visitors to booth 13036 can enter to try and correctly identify range of new and retreaded tires. Participants who correctly identify all tires will be entered into daily drawings for sets of 8 commercial truck tires to be retreaded on participants' own casings. Total value of all prizes exceeds $10,000. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces 2012 Board of Directors and officers.

March 13, 2012

Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that Dean Douglas, who served as 2011 President of HI, will serve as Chairman of the Board, while Dennis Wierzbicki, former member of HI board, will assume HI Presidency. Board will also include 3 additional officers: Dave McKinstry as VP, Technical Affairs; John Miersma as VP, Member Services; and Andrew Warrington as VP, Knowledge and Education. Additionally, 8 other Board members were officially named. Read More

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ASTM Aerospace/Aircraft Committee names Babcock as chairman.

March 13, 2012

ASTM International Committee F07 on Aerospace and Aircraft elected Ed Babcock, engineer and scientist at Boeing Corporation in Mesa, AZ, as chairman for 2-year term. In addition to having been ASTM International member since 2002 and serving as secretary of Subcommittee F07.04 on Hydrogen Embrittlement, Babcock has 17+ years of experience working on environmental assurance issues in materials and processes technologies for Boeing Mesa. Read More

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MHEDA announces new board members for 2012.

March 13, 2012

Al Boston, CEO of AK Material Handling Systems, Doug Carson, VP Marketing/Sales of Fallsway Equipment Company, and Buddy Smith, CEO of Carolina Material Handling Services Inc., have been elected to serve on MHEDA's Board of Directors, while Tim Tyler, President and CEO of Borroughs Corporation has been elected to serve on Manufacturers Board of Advisors of MHEDA for 2012. Read More

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Coal and Coke Committee appoints Dr. Champagne as Chairman.

March 13, 2012

Philippe J. Champagne, Ph.D., president of Champagne Coal Consulting Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has been appointed chairman of ASTM International Committee D05 on Coal and Coke, which oversees 75 standards related to industrialization of coal and coke derived from coal. Champagne's work is focused on research and research management in coal utilization, liquefaction, and gasification, as well as in metallurgy, non-destructive testing, and power line vibration studies. Read More

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Call for Participation issued for IPC Midwest conference.

March 13, 2012

Researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders are invited to submit abstracts on materials and processes contributing to performance of printed board assemblies for technical conference at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition(TM). Deadline is April 2, 2012, and submissions should detail case histories, field data, new technologies/innovation, or research and findings as well as summarize problems and resolutions, procedures, results of experiments, and industry benefits. Read More

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Machine Vision Market Grew 5% in North America in 2011.

March 13, 2012

According to figures released by AIA, sales of machine vision components and systems in North America climbed 5% in 2011 to nearly $1.9 billion. Paul Kellett, AIA Director of Market Analysis, noted that sales of machine vision components, including smart cameras, grew 13%, while application-specific systems grew 2%. As reflection of overall economic growth beginning to slow down, Kellett noted that first half of year was stronger than second half. Read More

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NREL and UCLA certify record for polymer solar cell efficiency.

March 13, 2012

Scientists boosted significance of tandem polymer solar cells by successfully testing cells with low-bandgap polymers that achieved certified conversion efficiencies of 8.62 ±0.3% with respect to standard terrestrial reporting conditions. According to researchers at NREL and UCLA, that is the highest measured efficiency for a polymer solar cell. UCLA recently improved on this by incorporating IR-absorbing polymer from Sumitomo Chemical. NREL measured power conversion efficiency at 10.6 ±0.3%. Read More