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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

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Gene Haas Foundation provides grant to SME Education Foundation.

November 16, 2011

Gene Haas Foundation, philanthropic arm of Haas Automation, Inc., announced another $150,000 in grant-funding to SME Education Foundation to align machinist training with needs of job seekers and employers in targeted local communities. This brings their support of foundation to nearly $700,000 in less than 5 years. Funding from Gene Haas Foundation and other partnering organizations has allowed SME Education Foundation to direct funding to areas of country where unemployment rate is at 8-12%. Read More

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Manufacturing Engineering Magazine announces new editor in chief.

November 16, 2011

Sarah A. Webster has been named editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering® magazine. Her appointment was effective as of November 7, and she succeeds Brian Hogan. Magazine publisher Greg Sheremet referred to Webster as "a highly respected editor," citing her experience in print as well as digital platforms. Webster said that she looks forward to "enhancing Manufacturing Engineering's excellent reputation and serving the manufacturing community." Read More

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ASHRAE provides guidance on How-To's of energy audits.

November 15, 2011

Second edition of "Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits" promotes best practices, provides how-to's, and fills void in information for engineers, building owners, managers, and government entities. Publication includes time-saving tips for energy auditors, and explains how to hire an auditor, what to ask for in comprehensive audit report, and how to build successful energy efficiency retrofit team. It also addresses analytical methods and successful approaches to site visits. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Orders up 91.9% in 2011.

November 15, 2011

According to United States Manufacturing Technology Orders report, jointly compiled by AMTDA and AMT, September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $606.56 million, up 22.9% from August and up 51.9% when compared with total of $399.32 million reported from September 2010. With year-to-date total of $4,074.00 million, 2011 is up 91.9% compared with 2010. USMTO report provides regional and national U.S. orders data of domestic and imported machine tools and related equipment. Read More

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ASHRAE HIgh Performance Building Conference is open for registration.

November 15, 2011

Scheduled for March 12-13, 2012, High Performance Buildings Conference will address application techniques, actual performance, and policy issues for achieving high performance buildings with deep energy savings. Event will feature 50 presentations in 16 sessions covering range of HPB topics. HPB case study sessions will include natural ventilation, net zero energy implementation, building controls, Germany's first LEED® Platinum building as well as schools, office buildings, and a library. Read More

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NAM States Russia's WTO Accession will boost exports.

November 15, 2011

NAM VP of International Economic Affairs Frank Vargo welcomed Russia's accession to World Trade Organization (WTO). He referred to this announcement as "another positive step" towards doubling exports by 2014 and noted that NAM supported Russia's entry into WTO on terms enforceable through WTO system rules to give manufacturers access to Russian market. Vargo also stated that U.S. manufacturers export $6 billion annually to Russia and there is clearly room for growth. Read More

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Welding Industry Image Article highlights outreach to youth.

November 15, 2011

Appearing in Welding and Gases Today, "The Image Of Our Industry" features photographs shared by GAWDA members from their efforts to engage and educate young people. GAWDA members across the country are finding unique ways to promote the gases and welding industry, reaching out through welding competitions, open houses, trade shows and more. Article also features Atlas Welding Supply VP James Cain emphasizing that welding provides jobs and helps to economy grow. Read More

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Aluminum Association supports America Recycles Day Nov 15.

November 15, 2011

Aluminum Association challenges everyone to recycle all aluminum cans they come in contact with everyday. Recycled aluminum requires only 5% of energy and saves 95% of greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminum production. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours or 100 W light bulb for 4 hours. Aluminum Association and industry are committed to 75% aluminum can recycling rate and continue to work with partners to achieve this goal. Read More

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FMA Certification Program added to NAM-endorsed system.

November 15, 2011

FMA is partnering with The Manufacturing Institute to bring precision metal fabrication certifications to NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification Systems. Partnership adds FMA's Precision Sheet Metal Operator certification program to SCS offerings. It aims to align nationally portable, industry-recognized credentials with educational curricula in grades K-12, and in community colleges' and 4-year colleges' programs of study that lead to high-wage, high-growth technical careers. Read More

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Exhibitor Registration open for bC India.

November 15, 2011

Applications for exhibit space are being accepted for companies and other participants wishing to exhibit at second edition of bC India, a BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW, which takes place Feb 5-8, 2013 at the MMRDA grounds in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Scheduled to cover 13,000 square meters of exhibition space, second bC India is taking up almost 50% more space than at the premier in 2011. Closing date for priority applications is March 15, 2012. Read More

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PTDA offers overview of PTDA 2011 Industry Summit.

November 15, 2011

Held Oct 13-15 in Washington, D.C., PTDA 2011 Industry Summit provided unique mix of educational sessions on industry trends, distributor-manufacturer meetings, and peer networking forums. Final registration numbers indicate more than 530 industry professionals registered for and attended the conference. With theme of "CAPITOLizing on Change," event helped attendees grapple with perceived and actual changes the industry is experiencing through consolidation and technological advancement. Read More

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PTDA presents Warren Pike Award to Carlos Ingram.

November 15, 2011

PTDA named Carlos Ingram, former VP business systems, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, the 22nd recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in power transmission/motion control industry. Beginning as a member of Business Information Systems Committee in 1991, Carlos has served on committees ranging from Marketing to Industry Relations. He joined PTDA board in 1998 and served as president in 2003. He continued to serve association up until his retirement in May 2011. Read More

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ASTM Issues New Standard for children's jewelry.

November 15, 2011

ASTM F2923, Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Children's Jewelry, will be used by jewelry industry to establish harmonized guideline for manufacturing children's jewelry products. In addition to establishing requirements and test methods for specified elements and certain mechanical hazards in children's jewelry, standard includes recommendations for age labeling and warnings as well as guidelines for identifying primary intended users of jewelry: children or adults. Read More

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Chicago Organizations partner with Wheeling High School.

November 15, 2011

SME Education Foundation is taking a community-based approach to manufacturing education and creating strong partnerships between organizations, businesses, and exemplary schools. Wheeling High School of Wheeling, Ill. is 1 of 6 exemplary schools selected for first phase of new Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education program launched in fall 2011. A comprehensive mid-sized, suburban high school with a focus on STEM education, Wheeling High School has been grant-funded $26,000. Read More

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SAE and World Scientific Publishing agree to book partnership.

November 14, 2011

Through strategic partnership, SAE International will be able to sell electronic versions of selected WSP books via its own e-bookstore. Agreement is part of SAE's Content Partnership Program, which seeks to increase SAE's publishing program by partnering with commercial and non-commercial publishers, industry experts, multimedia producers, and variety of other technical knowledge providers. This also includes resale of premium content from various third-party sources. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO To Host 7 free sessons on industry buzz Issues.

November 14, 2011

IPC APEX EXPO® 2012, which will take place February 28 to March 1, will host 2 days of free BUZZ sessions addressing impact on industry stemming from conflict minerals, embedded technology, process defects, and supply line issues such as counterfeit parts. Totaling 7 all, BUZZ sessions will offer industry members forum to learn about issues from subject matter experts and get direct answers to their questions. BUZZ Session admission is included in Exhibits-Only registration. Read More

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Bill Gorman Named AAMA Honorary Member after 26 years of service.

November 14, 2011

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Board of Directors unanimously approved motion to award Bill Gorman with Honorary Membership status. Nominated by Ray Garries of JELD-WEN, Inc., Milgard engineer Bill Gorman continued to represent Milgard with his active participation in AAMA and National Fenestration Rating Council following his retirement in 2001. Gorman has served on 35+ committees, task groups, and councils. Read More

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Greg Wilson to be Director of National Center for Photovoltaics.

November 14, 2011

Effective November 28, Dr. Gregory M. Wilson will become director of National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) NREL. Wilson brings 17 years of experience in silicon research and in photovoltaic leadership to NCPV from his work at MEMC. Wilson stated, "I am convinced that photovoltaic research and technology development within the NCPV can lead the way in achieving widespread grid parity for multiple photovoltaic technologies." Read More

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ISPE releases updated Water and Steam Systems Guide.

November 11, 2011

Built on guide first published 10 years ago, ISPE Baseline® Guide Volume 4: Water and Steam Systems Second Edition addresses changes in industry practices and global regulations over past decade. Guide aims to assist with design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new water and steam systems that meet cGMPs and comply with existing regulations and related guidance. It has been reviewed by FDA, and their comments have been taken into consideration. Read More