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Biofuels for Military Use are on path to commercialization.

October 11, 2011

BIO submitted comments to Air Force's Request for Information on the commercial status and market for advanced drop-in biofuels. Advanced biofuels can be commercialized rapidly for military use, on military timelines, with adequate support and coordination of efforts by U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy. Military use of advanced biofuels could in turn validate emerging technologies and unlock private investment in future production for civilian markets. Read More

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BIO welcomes Mississippi Biotechnology Association to CSBA.

October 11, 2011

BIO announced that a newly-formed bioscience organization in Mississippi has joined the Council of State Bioscience Associations, an autonomous group of state affiliates operating within BIO. With the addition of Mississippi, the CSBA grows to 52 organizations in 48 states. According to Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, President of MS BIO's Board of Directors, this partnership with BIO further validates and supports Mississippi's emerging biotech presence. Read More

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BSA highlights briefs on installation and mounting tools.

October 11, 2011

Offering installation information in downloadable PDF format, Bearing Installation - Fitting Practice details steps in achieving proper radial retention of bearing rings on their respective seats. Brief also explains ISO coding system and its established standards for machining quality and degree of interference/clearance between ring and seat. Bearing Mounting Tools Brief focuses on importance of proper handling practices before and during bearing installation to avoid damage. Read More

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AEM commends White House for action on Export Agreements.

October 11, 2011

AEM and its member companies commend White House for taking action on Export Agreements for Colombia, Panama, and Korea. Eliminating high tariffs placed on American manufactured goods will create tens of thousands of good paying jobs throughout America and allow manufacturers to better compete against foreign competition. As a critical initiative of AEM's I Make America campaign, association will work directly and with industry partners to urge Congress to quickly approve agreements. Read More

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EPRI Purchases Charlotte Property to expand research operations.

October 10, 2011

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) purchased 108,000 ft² of office and lab space on 24 acres adjacent to its research facility at University Research Park in Charlotte, NC. Purchased from Paragon Media LLC, EPRI plans to expand its laboratory space by 15,000 ft² as well as provide space for local workforce growth over next 5 years. In addition to laboratories, new acquisition will provide conference and meeting space to support collaborative research and development programs. Read More

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PCB Industry Results are available for August 2011.

October 10, 2011

August findings from IPC's North American PCB Statistical Program regarding combined rigid PCBs and flexible circuits show shipments and booked orders down 4.4% and 8.0%, respectively, from August 2010. Year to date, shipments were up 1.5% and bookings were down 8.5%. Compared to previous month, combined industry shipments and bookings, respectively, increased 13.7% and 14.3%. Combined, rigid and flex, industry book-to-bill ratio remained above parity at 1.02. Read More

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PSU Applied Research Lab to host fall LIA meeting.

October 10, 2011

On Oct 12, 2011, Applied Research Lab at Penn State University will host fall meeting of LIA Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Laser Processing Division at Applied Research Lab will be hosting an Open House to highlight recent advances in laser processing technology and newly renovated processing laboratory. Meeting presentations will cover fundamental perspective of ultra-short laser processing, advances in beam delivery optics, and laser technology in photovoltaic industry. Read More

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USB3 Vision(TM) Camera Interface Standard announced.

October 10, 2011

Developed specifically for the global machine vision market, USB3 Vision(TM) standard will take advantage of USB 3.0 ports that will be standard on most PCs. Designed to give users plug-and-play capability using components from different manufacturers, USB3 Vision offers bandwidth of 3.2 Gbps with both power and data over same passive cable to 5 m length or over active cable to 10 m or more. Standard is targeted for release in 2012. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2012 is coming to San Diego, CA.

October 10, 2011

To be held in San Diego, CA from February 28 to March 1, IPC APEX EXPO® 2012 will feature 2 exhibit floors, totaling 120,000 ft², in San Diego Convention Center. While ground level exhibit hall sold out recently, exhibit hall is currently 93% sold with expectations to sell out in coming weeks. Exhibitors will include first-timers, renewing companies, as well as companies returning after extended absences. Show floor will feature Printed Electronics area as well as New Product Zone. Read More

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Traffic Conditions App is available for Android OS devices.

October 10, 2011

Available for Android powered mobile devices, AASHTO Mobile app features real-time traffic conditions powered by INRIX as well as optimized versions of 2 transportation news sites: Daily Transportation Update and AASHTO Journal. App is designed to help people stay informed, offering latest AASHTO news releases as well as direct links to 100+ original AASHTO videos - including weekly newscast through its Transportation TV online video channel. Read More

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Collection of IAQ Standards is available on CD-ROM.

October 10, 2011

ASTM Standards on Indoor Air Quality, 4th Edition, offers latest data for establishing consistent and reliable methods for sampling and analysis of indoor air quality (IAQ). In all, there are 63 standards from ASTM Committees D22 on Air Quality; E06 on Performance of Buildings; E30 on Forensic Sciences; E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents; and E47 on Biological Effects and Environmental Fate that collectively provide foundation for interpreting measurements. Read More

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Proposed Standard offers guidance on live-line tools.

October 10, 2011

A proposed new standard being developed by ASTM International Committee F18 on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers will provide guidance to assist in the required testing of live-line tools. ASTM WK33590, Guide for In-Service Inspection, Maintenance and Electrical Testing of Insulating Tools will also contain failure requirements for testing live-line tools, which is key to any testing process. Primary users of proposed standard will be utility and electrical testing companies. Read More

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PROCESS EXPO 2011 Seminar shows how customers drive innovation.

October 10, 2011

To be presented at PROCESS EXPO 2011, Innovation Driven by Customer Needs is designed for food processors who would like to partner with equipment vendors to produce unique products or improve current processes. John McIssac, Vice-President at Reiser, Inc., will reveal company's "no one size fits all" philosophy and promises to deliver interactive seminar showing videos that underscore theme of this meeting. PROCESS EXPO 2011 will be held in Chicago, IL from November 1-4. Read More

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SAE and ASM agree to strategic publishing partnership.

October 7, 2011

SAE International and American Welding Society have agreed to partnership that will enable SAE to sell both print and electronic versions of selected AWS books in their entirety and as individual chapters. Agreement is part of SAE International's Content Partnership Program, which seeks to expand its publishing program by partnering with book publishers, industry experts, multimedia producers, and variety of other technical knowledge providers. Read More

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IPC's Hand Soldering Competition names winner.

October 7, 2011

During IPC hand soldering competition, 22 participants were tasked with building a functional electronics assembly within a half hour. Each was awarded points based on soldering in accordance with IPC-A-610E, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies Class 3 criteria, the speed at which assembly was produced, and overall functionality. Earning 97 out of 100 points, Nichole DeVries took home a $500 grand prize from IPC and an MX-5010 workstation, compliments of OK International/Metcal. Read More

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Lasers for Manufacturing Event highlighted industrial laser safety.

October 7, 2011

Auto-industry labor agreement stipulating increased laser-safety training for employees underscored timeliness of LIA's safety program at inaugural Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME). LIA Education Director Gus Anibarro taught 100+ LME attendees about hazards of certain lasers and proper methods for avoiding worker injuries. Such training is becoming increasingly important as major industries are increasingly incorporating lasers in manufacturing applications. Read More

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TRFA Meeting welcomes record number of attendees.

October 7, 2011

When TRFA met Sept 11-13, it welcomed 144 attendees to its annual meeting, along with 19 Table Top Showcase exhibitors and 14 technical paper presentations. TRFA also presented its Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award to Rongpeng Wang, a doctoral student in chemistry, for his paper, "Epoxidized Glycidyl Ester of Soybean Oil as Reactive Diluent for Epoxy Resin." Event participants also enjoyed networking opportunities throughout the schedule. Read More

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Lasers for Manufacturing Event draws nearly 70 exhibitors.

October 7, 2011

Held Sept 27-28, Lasers for Manufacturing Event educated representatives from various industries about how to improve efficiency and profitability with laser welding, cladding, drilling, and cutting technologies. The "Technology showcase theater" allowed 40+ industry players to present information to attendees in 10-20 min segments, while four 1-hour sessions detailed types of lasers, how to assemble them into manufacturing systems, processes for maximizing ROI, and how to use lasers safely. Read More

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Corey L. Haeder receives ASTM Merlin IB Spangler Award.

October 7, 2011

Corey L. Haeder, chief engineer at Cretex Concrete Products West Inc., has received the Merlin G. "IB" Spangler Award from ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe for his outstanding technical contributions to the committee. Haeder joined Cretex Concrete Products West Inc. in 1997 as an office engineer and assumed his current role in 2003. A graduate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Haeder specializes in buried precast concrete drainage structures and bridges. Read More

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EPA recognizes WaterSense Partners of the Year.

October 7, 2011

EPA has recognized 5 organizations and 1 individual as the 2011 WaterSense Partners of the Year. More than 2,200 partners make WaterSense labeled products and new homes more affordable and easy to find, and the 6 Partners of the Year have shown outstanding contributions to water efficiency. They include Cobb County Water System, Delta Faucet Company, The Home Depot, KB Home, and Energy Inspectors Corporation as well as Christopher Curry, who practices water-efficient irrigation design. Read More