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RIA announces 2013 officers and board.

May 10, 2013

During the 68th Annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo in Las Vegas, RIA introduced its executive committee and board of directors. Executive committee includes Samuel J. Bergman as President, Scott Stamper as 1st Vice President, Chuck Violand as Vice President, Jonathan Miko as Secretary, Michael Goldberg as Treasurer, and Frank L. Headen as Immediate Past President. Read More

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EPMA launches European Additive Manufacturing Group.

May 10, 2013

As a result of discussions between members of EPMA who are active across AM supply chain, it has been formally agreed that EPMA will launch new sectoral group with immediate effect. European Additive Manufacturing Group will aim to increase awareness of AM technology, with special focus on metal powder-based products; enable benefits of joint action; improve understanding of benefits of metal-based AM technology; and assist in development of International standards for AM Sector. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO rises in rank on TSNN's top 250 trade show list.

May 10, 2013

IPC APEX EXPO® 2012 has been recognized by Trade Show News Network (TSNN) as one of top 250 trade shows in USA. Current ranking of 166 marks improvement from 2011's rank of 189. According to IPC's Alicia Balonek, 2012 show surpassed its participant and exhibition goals and marked 26% increase in attendance over 2011. Preliminary post-show survey feedback from attendees of 2013 show has been positive, and IPC APEX EXPO 2014 is set to take place March 25–27 in Las Vegas, NV. Read More

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Deutsch Messe Plans to Continue global expansion.

May 10, 2013

Deutsche Messe has exported trade shows from Germany to Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS), which are often cited concerning world's growth markets, and Turkey. Deutsche Messe will continue its global expansion in coming years; 7 new trade fairs are currently planned. These include ComVac Asia, Industrial Supply ASIA/SOUTH AMERICA/INDIA and RENEX SOUTH AMERICA in 2013; TPA ITALIA and MDA NORTH AMERICA in 2014; and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA in 2015. Read More

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Free AIA Webinar to address machine vision software.

May 10, 2013

Scheduled for May 14, 2013, AIA webinar seeks to demystify machine vision software so engineers and project teams can make informed engineering decisions about what tasks may be possible and how to accomplish them. Important take away concepts include: how software represents images, how concepts of color space and frequency domain are made operational, and how image analysis — morphology, edges, kernels, histogram equalization, and pattern matching works. Read More

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Paper in Optics Express describes on-site asbestos detector.

May 10, 2013

Researchers from University of Hertfordshire in UK have developed and tested prototype of portable, real-time airborne asbestos detector as described in "Real-time detection of airborne asbestos by light scattering from magnetically re-aligned fibers" paper, which was published in Optics Express. If commercialized, this tool could help workers in commercial and residential buildings identify if they have inadvertently disturbed asbestos fibers into air. Read More

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AAMA Announces Extension of NAFS Certification.

May 10, 2013

Interim procedural guide by American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) provides documented, optional process to extend current, unexpired AAMA product certification to any edition of AAMA/WDMA(/CSA) 101/I.S.2(/A440), North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS), for 2 years for products that have had no changes. Procedural guide, AAMA 106-13, Interim Procedural Guide for Extension of NAFS Certification, goes into effect May 1. Read More

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EPA Takes Action against violators of RRP rule.

May 10, 2013

EPA announced 17 enforcement actions for violations of Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule, which protects homeowners and tenants from dangerous lead dust that can be left behind after renovation, repair, and painting work. Specifically, actions include 14 administrative settlements assessing civil penalties of up to $23,000 and 3 administrative complaints seeking civil penalties of up to statutory maximum of $37,500 per violation. Read More