Scheduled for Nov 2–5, Pharma EXPO will bring critical insights on industry trends, challenges, and breakthrough technologies to show floor with Innovation Stage. Located near entrance of Pharma EXPO, Innovation Stage will deliver free, 30-min sessions by exhibitors and other experts covering topics such as advanced materials and containers; efficient and sustainable facility design; intelligent vacuum pumping solutions; and filling and finishing for nested syringes, vials, and cartridges. Read More
CEA® will kick off its first CES Unveiled international event for 2015 in Tokyo. CES Unveiled series brings innovative technology companies, top media, buyers, analysts, and key industry influencers together to highlight and review new products and tech trends originating at International CES. It will include CEA Market Research Presentation; CES Press Conference; Startup Panel Discussion featuring leading innovators from Japanese technology community; and Tabletop Networking Exhibition. Read More
SME Education Foundation’s PRIME initiative creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators, and industry to grow and train the next-generation workforce — all while driving interest and awareness in manufacturing. New PRIME schools include: Capital High School, Helena, MT; Jeffersontown High School, Louisville, KY; John Glenn High School, Norwalk, CA; Middleton High School, Tampa, FL; Rocklin High School, Rocklin, CA; and Tri Rivers Career Center, Marion, OH. Read More
Proposed standard, ASTM WK46877, Test Method for Pigment Loss on Ignition, will provide definitive instructions for conducting this common test. Manufacturers will use the results of testing as a means for product validation. Test will also be used to determine both the acceptable and detrimental levels of water for different types of pigments. Standard is being developed by Subcommittee D01.31 on Pigment Specifications. Read More
EPA is registering Enlist Duo in 6 states with first-time ever restrictions for management of resistant weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. Assessments confirm uses meet safety standards for pesticide registration and, as approved, will be protective of public, agricultural workers, and non-target species. EPA will be accepting comments until November 14, 2014 on whether to register Enlist Duo in 10 more states. Read More
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which offers solutions to connect the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing, has joined MESA as a Platinum Keystone Sponsor. As such, Dassault Systèmes will join other manufacturing operations management leaders in supporting MESA's mission to help its manufacturer/producer members to drive performance and profitability in their organizations through thought leadership, promote active best practice sharing, and expand industry dialogue. Read More
U.S. EPA will provide up to $15,000 for each of 42 student teams pursuing projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges as part of EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) program. Since 2004, P3 Program has provided funding to student teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. “Each year, the projects and designs created by the P3 teams surpass expectations,” said EPA's Lek Kadeli.
Developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform can provide information to adjust plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) charging loads up and down to accommodate intermittent availability of renewable energy sources. Open VGI Platform's ability to provide demand response and load curtailment through single, standards-based interface will be demonstrated on October 16 at Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Customer Service Center. Read More