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AIA brings aboard 3 division leaders.

July 15, 2015

John Luddy, named Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy, comes to AIA with extensive experience as president of his own consulting practice, Vector Solutions. William ‘Doc’ Syers joins AIA as Vice President for Legislative Affairs. He has served as Vice President for Congressional Relations at ITT/Exelis for 13 years. Paul Paolozzi, chosen as Vice President of Communications, currently serves as Initiatives Group Chief for the Under Secretary of the Army. Read More

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ASTM Workshop addresses retrieval analysis of implants.

July 13, 2015

Scheduled for Nov 17, 2015, workshop on Retrieval Analysis of Implants, Tissues and Fluids will help attendees understand current and future needs for medical device surveillance and what standards are needed to allow analysis of devices to be performed in standard manner. Event will also provide forum for exchange of ideas pertaining to necessary surveillance measures needed to determine efficacy and safety of medical devices, as well as identify new opportunities for standards development. Read More

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ASTM standardizes headgear for women's lacrosse.

July 13, 2015

Experts from the lacrosse community, medical field, biomechanics industry, and product testing laboratories collaborated on standard F3137, Specification for Headgear Used in Women’s Lacrosse. Standard was developed to allow for optional use and to ensure that players opting not to wear headgear would not be injured by players who choose to wear protective headgear. Optional status may be re-evaluated once women’s lacrosse community begins to see F3137-compliant headgear in action. Read More

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BIO opposes Brat amendment regarding NIH funding.

July 13, 2015

BIO issued statement regarding an amendment to the 21st Century Cures Initiative legislation filed by Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) that would convert mandatory funding for the National Institutes of Health to discretionary spending. According to Jim Greenwood, BIO President and CEO, BIO supports provisions in 21st Century Cures to provide mandatory funding for nation’s biomedical research enterprise by supporting consistent and dependable growth in NIH funding. Read More

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BIO announces BIO World Congress workshop schedule.

July 13, 2015

Taking place July 19–22, 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include workshops designed for focused discussions on newest trends in business strategies, investment opportunities, and technology development. Topic examples include: Bioproduct Supply Chains in Action; Practical Magic: Genomics, Phenomics and the Next Generation of Advanced Materials; Value of Biobased in a Period of Low Oil Prices; and Protecting Valuable IP in the Face of New Challenges to Patent Eligibility. Read More

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Guidelines cover surface nonmetallic raceway installation.

July 13, 2015

NEMA PRP 5 provides information on proper application and installation of surface nonmetallic raceway permitted for use in dry locations, non-hazardous locations, and areas not subject to physical abuse, in accordance with NEC® and Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. Publication includes recommended practices for installation tools; handling and storage; raceway cutting, bending, securing, and supporting; fittings and boxes; wire fill; splices and taps; grounding; and installation verification. Read More

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FAA implements safety reporting program.

July 10, 2015

FAA, in partnership with National Air Traffic Controllers Association, began safety reporting program called the Safety Review Process. Open to all bargaining-unit employees, 18-month pilot program allows FAA employees who work in the Aircraft Certification Service to elevate safety concerns without fear of retaliation. SRP fosters voluntary, cooperative, non-punitive environment for open reporting by more than 700 AIR employees represented by NATCA. Read More

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NTSB Vice Chairman Dinh-Zarr to speak at FCCLA conference.

July 10, 2015

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr will speak at Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference on July 8. Held July 5–9, conference will bring 5,000+ student leaders, members, and advisers to Washington, D.C. This year's conference has "Together We Are Healthy" theme, and Dinh-Zarr will address teen leaders from across U.S. about how transportation safety is a public health issue. Read More

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TRIB Managing Director to speak at Tyre Expo in Panama.

July 10, 2015

TRIB announced that its Managing Director, David Stevens, will be a featured speaker for the fourth year in a row at the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo taking place in Panama City, Panama on July 16–18, 2015. Mr. Stevens will give a presentation that covers three topics: 1) A Look at U.S. and Global Retread Data; 2) Factors Influencing the Retread Industry and Technological Advancements in Retreading, and; 3) Ways in which TRIB Supports the Global Retread Industry. Read More

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SME's WESTEC Keynote explores manufacturing's impact on Hollywood.

July 10, 2015

Programming for WESTEC 2015 includes keynote by Jason Lopes, lead systems engineer at Legacy Effects, who will discuss how manufacturing (additive manufacturing/3D printing) is changing special effects within film industry. According to Lopes, his talk will "highlight how the intersection of manufacturing and entertainment has impacted modern-day effects' teams and helped them do their job better and more efficiently." Read More

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SME's Advanced Manufacturing Media names "30 Under 30" honorees.

July 10, 2015

SME's Advanced Manufacturing Media announced honorees for third-annual "30 Under 30" issue, which celebrates young men and women who demonstrate leadership and excellence in manufacturing. According to Manufacturing Engineering magazine Editor-In-Chief Sarah Webster, stories of these "talented and hardworking professionals and students...demonstrate that a career in manufacturing can be important and rewarding." She hailed their work as "critical" and praised their leadership. Read More

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Poll finds that 2/3 of Americans are happy with air quality.

July 9, 2015

According to poll released by NAM, 67% of Americans rate their local air quality as excellent or good and more than half oppose stricter federal environmental regulations on local businesses. Poll was conducted to gauge public opinion as federal government considers EPA's proposed ozone rule. More than 76% of respondents believe that stricter federal air quality regulations would increase their taxes, and 65% believe they would make it harder for local businesses to start or grow. Read More

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SES Paper Competition Submissions due by July 24.

July 9, 2015

World Standards Day is celebrated annually to increase awareness of the role that standards play in the global economy. Co-sponsored by The Society for Standards Professionals and the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee, World Standards Day Paper Competition focuses on standards and their use. Authors may choose to address topics that are either domestic or international in scope. Submissions must be received with official entry form by midnight July 24, 2015. Read More

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ELFA Website honored for communications excellence.

July 9, 2015

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) informational end-user website, Equipment Finance Advantage, was honored with 2 awards for communications excellence: Award of Excellence in "Websites" category of APEX 27th Annual Awards and Award of Distinction in "Integrated Campaign: Not for Profit" category of 2015 Communicator Awards from International Academy of the Visual Arts. ELFA President & CEO William G. Sutton thanked contributing ELFA member volunteers for website's success. Read More

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First Aid ANS enhances workplace safety options.

July 9, 2015

American National Standard (ANS) ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies, introduces 2 classes of first aid kits. While Class A kits include contents for common workplace injuries, Class B kits include broader range and increased quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments. Expanded items increase employee access to items needed to treat common workplace injuries. Read More

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ASTM honors LANL's Sherri Bingert with Award of Merit.

July 8, 2015

ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products has presented Award of Merit to Sherri Bingert of Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Bingert has been an active ASTM member since 1995 and during her tenure in B09, she has updated several test methods for powder density and flow and refractory metals and alloys, and has contributed to nomenclature and other characterization methods for metal powders and metal powder products. Read More

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WESTEC Keynote to explore effect of manufacturing on Hollywood.

July 8, 2015

Programming has been announced for WESTEC 2015, which will take place September 15–17 in Los Angeles, CA. This West Coast manufacturing event will include keynote on power of manufacturing in Hollywood wherein Jason Lopes will discuss how manufacturing, specifically additive manufacturing/3D printing, is changing special effects within film industry. Additional event content will focus on issues and advancements in manufacturing as whole and key sectors of industry. Read More

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IPC Promotes Philip Carmichael to IPC President, Asia.

July 7, 2015

Effective as of July 1, Philip Carmichael will serve as IPC President of Asia. Carmichael served as president of IPC Greater China since January 2013, and his expanded responsibilities include member acquisition and support in Japan, Korea, and ASEAN member states. In his new role, Carmichael will lead IPC's Asian operations and staff as well as strategy development and execution. Carmichael will remain at IPC's China headquarters office in Qingdao. Read More

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Workshop to focus on bone/fracture healing product standards.

July 7, 2015

On Nov 17, 2015, ASTM will host workshop on Bone/Fracture Healing: "What are the Next Steps in Standards for Bone Fracture/Void Healing Products?" Workshop will address need for enhanced understanding of clinical requirements, clinical performance, and available/needed standards related to bone graft substitutes/bone void filler products and treatment options. Clinical and scientific speakers will discuss new and current available technologies and materials. Read More

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SME Names Three People as 2015 Distinguished Faculty Advisors.

July 7, 2015

SME named 3 of its student chapter faculty advisors – Eric McKell, Elsayed A. Orady, and Patricia Polastri – as its 2015 Distinguished Faculty Advisors. This is in recognition for service to SME as well as overall efforts to create, revitalize, and maintain chapters that offer students opportunities to see benefits of manufacturing education and careers. Given to each advisor, $1,000 award will go towards supporting student chapter activities and/or professional development opportunities. Read More