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ANSI Members help K-12 schools earn A+ in energy efficiency.

November 17, 2011

Available as free download, Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building, is designed to help building owners, contractors, architects, and engineers achieve advanced levels of energy savings for specific types of buildings. Tool features recommendations for various climate zones, implementation tips, and real-life school construction case studies, plus guidance for early stage energy modeling and annual energy use targets. Read More

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Fully Networked Car Workshop to focus on Car of the Future.

November 17, 2011

Scheduled for March 7-8, 2012, International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland will include Fully Networked Car workshop, which will focus on how international standards can support development of "the car of the future" and intelligent transport systems that will support it. Through series of roundtable panels and discussions, workshop will explore related topics, including electric vehicles and electromobility, regional perspectives on ITS, safety, and ITS communications. Read More

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World of Asphalt 2012 to offer 70,000 net ft² of exhibit space.

November 17, 2011

Scheduled for March 13-15, 2012 World of Asphalt Show and Conference and co-located 2012 AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo will offer array of equipment, products, and services, including expanded emphasis on pavement maintenance. Space sales for AGG1 are on track to be a record-breaker with more than 26,000 net ft² already reserved. Over 90 learning opportunities are available via People, Plants and Paving Training Program, Asphalt Pavement Alliance's Asphalt Pavement Conference, and AGG1 Academy. Read More

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NEMA publishes Annual Electrical Standards and Products Guide.

November 17, 2011

NEMA has published the 2012 edition of its Electrical Standards and Products Guide, a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products. It is used by military, government, and private buyers who work in lighting, motors, and industrial controls as well as transmission and distribution, transportation, medical imaging, architecture, and construction. Read More

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Electronic Circuit Document breaks down language barriers.

November 17, 2011

IPC-T-50J, Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits contains nearly 400 new or revised terms, including terminology for chip scale and area array packaging, cable and wire harness technology, semiconductor packaging, assembly processing, moisture sensitive components, and microvia technology. Terms and definitions are written to provide clarity of detail, so that reader utilizing English as a second language can understand subtleties of meaning of each term. Read More

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Buildings Technology Report urges more detailed utility metering.

November 17, 2011

An interagency report by the Buildings Technology Research and Development Subcommittee of NSTC recommends systematic consideration of new metering technologies, called submetering, that can yield up-to-date, finely grained snapshots of energy and water usage in commercial and residential buildings to guide efficiency improvements. Report documents current state of submetering and provides relevant case studies and preliminary findings relating to submetering system costs and ROI. Read More

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Job Creation Initiative connects businesses and schools.

November 17, 2011

In fall 2011, SME Education Foundation is launching PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), designed to create strong partnerships between organizations, businesses and exemplary schools to provide comprehensive and community-based approach to manufacturing education. SME Education Foundation funding initiatives mirror policy proposals for improving STEM education outlined in report issued by President's Council of Advisors in Science and Technology (PCAST). Read More

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2011 ANSI Accreditation Workshops still accepting registrants.

November 16, 2011

ANSI's final 2 accreditation workshops in 2011 will be held in Washington, DC. On December 8-9, Certificate Issuers' Accreditation Workshop will introduce American National Standard ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs, and ANSI-CAP. Taking place December 14-15, Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop will introduce international standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, General requirements for bodies operating certification schemes for persons. Read More

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ANSI President Meets Chinese Officials in DC and Beijing.

November 16, 2011

S. Joe Bhatia met with top officials from Chinese entities in Washington, DC and Beijing for trade-related activities aimed at fostering greater U.S.-China cooperation concerning standardization and conformity assessment. In addition to garnering renewed promises of continued cooperation, Bhatia proposed high-level U.S.-China events, to be held in 2012, focused on transparency to continue to address issues at hand. Chinese officials were very receptive to this idea. Read More

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National Video to Focus on Wyoming DOT's response to lean times.

November 16, 2011

In video released by AASHTO, Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Director John Cox describes his department's strategy for preserving highways and bridges during transportation funding crisis. Two-Minute State DOT Update, produced by AASHTO's Transportation TV, features Cox saying WYDOT has shifted focus from nominal reconstruction and improvement projects towards making primary goal preserving existing highway system "as long as possible." Read More

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MedImmune's FMC Expansion was named Facility of the Year.

November 16, 2011

As announced by ISPE during Keynote Session at 2011 Annual Meeting, MedImmune's Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) Expansion Facility is the Overall Winner of the 2011 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program. FOYA's judging panel was impressed by MedImmune's solid planning, innovative problem resolution, and fast-paced but efficient execution that resulted in building and validation of world-class, flexible manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art automation system. Read More

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Second Annual IFBEC Conference was hosted by AIA.

November 16, 2011

Global aerospace and defense industry representatives participated in second annual International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) conference, which is managed by Task Force composed of AIA and ASD member companies. Intended to promote worldwide cooperation to increase integrity in public procurements and bolster public trust, conference strengthened exchange between industrial, institutional, and state players within aerospace and defense sectors. Read More

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Draft Revisions help reach milestone in export control reform.

November 16, 2011

Draft revisions to Category VIII of U.S. Munitions List released by Obama administration constitute a major milestone in the ongoing effort to more appropriately control exports to allies of sensitive technology. Proposed revisions replace vague regulatory language with greater specificity for items remaining on USML and create new, stronger controls for items moved to the Commerce Control List - a proposal that AIA made early in the Obama administration. Read More

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AIA releases Camera Link HS interface standard draft.

November 16, 2011

AIA has released Camera Link HS draft standard v1.0. After period of review by committee of industry experts, standard will be finalized and released to public in 2012. Camera Link HS supports bandwidth up to 5 times faster than Camera Link with up to 33.6 Gbps and future versions to 67.2 Gbps, packet re-transmit, plug and play operation, built-in fault tolerance with cyclical redundancy check, and cable lengths up to 300 m on fiber optic cable and 15 m on copper cable with CX4 connectors. Read More

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Manufacturers' Ad Campaign in opposition of higher energy taxes.

November 16, 2011

NAM launched television ads opposing energy taxes and exposing detrimental effect they will have on manufacturing costs and jobs. Specifically, ads focus on policymakers faced with tough decisions about how to lower national debt without picking winners and losers in private sector. According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, "Manufacturers use 1/3 of our nation's energy supply, so adding costly energy taxes to the mix will harm their ability to create new jobs, invest and grow." Read More

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Robotics Orders up 41% through September.

November 16, 2011

North American based robotics companies are enjoying one of their best years ever. Total of 13,616 robots valued at $848.5 million were ordered in first 9 months by companies in North America. When orders to companies outside North America are included, totals are 15,683 robots valued at $968 million. Automotive OEM and component suppliers are the biggest customers, accounting for 53% of new orders. In non-automotive segments, orders are up 28% in first 9 months of 2011. Read More

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AEM elects 2012 officers.

November 16, 2011

Newly-elected 2012 officers for Association of Equipment Manufacturers include Russell Fowler, President/CEO of Krone NA Inc., Memphis, TN as Chair; Stuart Levenick, Group President of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL as Vice Chair; and Brian Kober, VP Corporate Planning & Strategy of Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, IL as Treasurer. Elected Secretary is Dennis Slater, AEM's full-time President, Milwaukee, WI; while AG Sector Board Chair is Robert Kolb and CE Sector Board Chair is Richard Patek. Read More

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Taiwan EV Industry developing original brands.

November 16, 2011

Taiwan's electric vehicle industry is moving from parts manufacturing to marketing its own brands, with island's solid base in information and communication technology helping to make its name. Yulon Group is one of island's first and most important players on EV scene, forming driving force behind Taiwan's renowned LUXGEN car brand. Company began work on first EV model in 2007 and released LUXGEN7 MPV 2 years later, featuring 150 kW electric motor with 220 Nm torque. Read More

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APICS announces Corporate Awards of Excellence winners.

November 16, 2011

The 2011 Education Award of Excellence winner, Lockheed Martin, encourages employees to pursue APICS certification and looks at how APICS training they use works with and complements any other training they implement. Magna Karmax Heavy Stamping, the 2011 Innovation in the Sustainable Productivity winner, embarked on modernization project to support manufacturing operations related to supply of parts to assembly lines. There were clear improvements in on-time pick and on-time delivery. Read More

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Guide Series targets product quality lifecycle implementation.

November 16, 2011

Good Practice Guides on Product Quality Lifecycle Implementation (PQLI®) Parts 1 and 2 address product and process development through Quality by Design approach. Part 1 - Product Realization using QbD, Concepts, and Principles, focuses on criticality, design space, and control strategy. Part 2 - Product Realizations using QbD, Illustrative Example, presents small molecule case study that details application of approaches to product and process understanding using quality risk management. Read More