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Proposed Standard addresses hydrogen fuel quality analysis.

April 19, 2013

Proposed ASTM International standard, ASTM WK34574, Test Methods for Determination of Organic Halides, Total Non-Methane Hydrocarbons and Formaldehyde in Hydrogen Fuel by Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry, will be used by laboratories to monitor quality of hydrogen fuel for fuel cell vehicles to satisfy requirements of SAE J2719. Proposed test method will allow users to monitor formaldehyde and each hydrocarbon compound at one part per billion. Read More

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ODVA Forms Special Interest Group for machinery information.

April 18, 2013

ODVA announced it will form special interest group (SIG) for machine information in order to develop standards for exchange of information between machines as well as between machines and supervisory systems. Resulting standards will provide data models and network services to optimize exchange of machine information for such purposes as production, energy or condition monitoring, BI, batch/recipe management, and multi-machine line control. Read More

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Manufacturers Applaud Senators for immigration reform plan.

April 18, 2013

NAM welcomed bipartisan legislation released by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Dick Durbin (D-IL). Framework addresses aspects of immigration critical to manufacturers. And while manufacturers are still reviewing language, proposal was noted as thoughtful and positive step that addresses reforms necessary for U.S. success. Read More

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ISO Standard offers glossary for building energy performance.

April 18, 2013

Developed by ISO Technical Committees 205 and 163, ISO/TR 16344:2012 establishes unambiguous and consistent set of terms, definitions, and symbols for all elements to assess overall energy performance of buildings. Standard includes tables containing relevant concepts and physical quantities, designating energy measures with their corresponding symbols and units, and lists symbols and subscripts that are common to set of International Standards covering energy performance of buildings. Read More

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USNC Brochures cover benefits of standards development work.

April 18, 2013

USNC has published 2 brochures providing information about benefits associated with involvement in IEC-related standards and conformance work. "Why IEC Standards Work Is Important to My Company" features testimony from business leaders regarding advantages that come from taking active role in IEC standards development. "An Introduction to IEC Conformity Assessment Systems in the U.S." provides overview of IEC’s system of conformity assessment schemes for electrotechnical equipment and components. Read More

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AASHTO President outlines top priorities in new video.

April 18, 2013

In new video on Transportation TV, Michael Lewis, President of AASHTO and Director of the Rhode Island DOT discusses what should be done to preserve and modernize America's aging transportation system. Since his election, President Lewis has made deployment of new technologies, implementation of reforms included in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, and leading AASHTO's effort to pass next surface transportation reauthorization bill his top 3 administrative priorities. Read More

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RIA Webinar explores aspects of vision guided robotics.

April 18, 2013

Advanced Vision Guided Robotics webinar will take place April 25, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm EDT. In addition to describing concepts of 2.5D and various kinds of 3D guidance, webinar will cover advanced calibration techniques suited for specific applications as well as use of one or multiple cameras and mathematical techniques behind them. Evolution of 3D structured and random bin picking will be reviewed with new growth and acceptance trends, and new application videos will be shown. Read More

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Conferences cover regulations impacting electronics industry.

April 18, 2013

On June 3–5, IPC will hold two events, "IPC Conflict Minerals Update: Developing Industry Practices" and "It’s Not Easy Being Green: Regulatory and Sustainability Update." Conflict minerals conference will feature discussion of current regulatory interpretations, overview of auditing issues, and expert panel discussions, while regulatory conference will focus on critical regulatory regimes affecting electronics industry in addition to panel discussions on implementing sustainability goals. Read More