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Global Environmental Management Initiative. welcomes Halliburton as member.

August 5, 2011

GEMI announced addition of its newest member company, Halliburton, one of world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. According to GEMI's Chair, Keith Miller, Halliburton will be an active and engaged participant in the development of GEMI's Local Water Tool(TM), a local strategic water tool being created by both GEMI members and project participant companies, including more than 15 global companies that are leaders in the energy industry. Read More

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BSA Brief addresses Axis of Rotation Metrology.

August 5, 2011

The "Axis of Rotation Metrology" article summarizes groundwork already established for using spindle metrology to deterministically improve manufacturing processes. Article includes information on how testing is accomplished, standards which most specifically refer to quality of precision spindles, and synchronous/asynchronous error motions. It warns bearing sellers that error analysis data encompasses all spindle errors, including structural errors both thermal and from external vibrations. Read More

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IPC to develop conflict minerals data exchange standard.

August 5, 2011

At kickoff meeting on Sept 22, 2011, IPC will begin development of data exchange standard to help electronics manufacturing industry comply with forthcoming U.S. SEC regulations on conflict minerals. Standard will build upon due diligence communication tool released by EICC and GeSI and utilize XML schema incorporated in IPC-175x family of IPC standards. As ANSI-accredited standards development organization, IPC will seek input from broad stakeholder group. Read More

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TRFA Announces 2011 Winner of thermoset polymer research award.

August 5, 2011

Rongpeng Wang, doctoral student in chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, won 2nd Annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. His paper, "Epoxidized Glycidyl Ester of Soybean Oil as Reactive Diluent for Epoxy Resin," will be presented at TRFA 2011 Annual Meeting. Also, TRFA announced Honorable Mention for Fazel Yavari for his paper, "Dramatic Increase in Fatigue Life in Hierarchical Graphene Composites." Read More

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ASTM Committee Approves metal surgical implant components standard.

August 4, 2011

ASTM F2885, Specification for Metal Injection Molded Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium Components for Surgical Implant Applications, was developed by Subcommittee F04.12 on Metallurgical Materials. Standard will add opportunities for metal injection molded medical manufacturers to use materials other than castings and wrought products to develop implants with similar properties. Primary users are seen as original equipment medical device manufacturers that produce titanium medical components. Read More

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SME Elects New Members to its College of Fellows program.

August 4, 2011

SME elected 10 members to its College of Fellows. Class of 2011 joins 268 other SME members elected as Fellows since program's inception in 1986 and represents various segments of manufacturing community. Marvin DeVries, Chair of SME International Awards and Recognition Committee, noted recent inductees "have contributed much to the field of manufacturing" and that their accomplishments, covering range of technologies, "have had a measurable and significant impact on their communities." Read More

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AIA President comments on debt deal.

August 4, 2011

AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey commended Congress and President Obama for deal extending debt limit and avoiding default. However, she added that further cuts would be triggered later this year unless another compromise is reached. While initial round of proposed reductions from defense budget forces tough decisions, Blakey said $600 billion in additional cuts that are part of trigger deal are dangerous and could compromise our U.S. national security for decades. Read More

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BIO International Convention returns to San Diego in 2014.

August 4, 2011

BIO International Convention will take place in San Diego, CA from June 24-27, 2014. Jim Greenwood, BIO president and CEO, commented that "Our Convention draws a global focus to the San Diego region's biotech industry, helping attract continued biotech investment and economic development." On behalf of San Diego, its mayor praised the convention's economic benefit as well as opportunity to showcase San Diego and its "thriving life science industry." Read More

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ASHRAE Research Grant fosters innovative HVAC/R development.

August 4, 2011

ASHRAE Innovative Research Grant will provide seed funding for research deemed to have potential towards advancing state-of-the-art HVAC/R technology. Designed to encourage out-of-the box research to complement research proposed and guided by Society's technical committees, award carries base grant of $50,000 per year for 2 years; additional $25,000 is available in third year if matched by industrial contributor. Pre-proposals are due September 1. Read More

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Eight New Organizations became ANSI members in July 2011.

August 4, 2011

In total, 8 organizations were welcomed as members of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in July 2011: Avaya Inc., Carwild Corporation, DaVita, International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mohawk Home, and Werner Schaefer. ANSI's constituency works to improve quality of life for citizens by developing, implementing, and promulgating voluntary consensus standards and conformance assessment systems. Read More

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ANSI President posts on The Commerce Blog.

August 4, 2011

ANSI President and CEO S. Joe Bhatia had a guest blog featured on U.S. DoC's official blog site, The Commerce Blog. Post underscored strategic and economic value of standards and conformance to U.S. innovation and competitiveness in spurring job creation and economic growth. He highlighted ways companies saved millions of dollars and increased efficiencies through standardization, and outlined steps corporate leaders can take to ensure companies reap benefits of standards and conformance. Read More

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Abstract Submissions Deadline Extended for AFS Fall Conference.

August 4, 2011

Abstract submission deadline for those interested in presenting at AFS Fall Conference "Filtration and Separation in the New Energy Era" has been extended to September 1, 2011. Submissions can be made via www.afssociety.org/abstracts1011, and more information about conference is available at www.afssociety.org/conferences/2011-fall-afs-annual-conference. This event will be held October 17-20, 2011 in Houston, TX. Read More

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AIA congratulates Carter on nomination.

August 4, 2011

Ashton B. Carter, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has been nominated as Deputy Defense Secretary. Dr. Carter has been central to the administration's efforts to achieve acquisition efficiencies and bolster the defense industrial base - issues that AIA has identified as important. AIA looks forward to continued discussions with him on these and other AIA priorities. Read More

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ASTM Committee approves thermocouple connector standard.

August 4, 2011

ASTM E2820, Test Method for Evaluating Thermal EMF Properties of Base-Metal Thermocouple Connectors, allows products to be defined based on performance instead of solely on raw material requirements. Standard will reduce risk of over-specification and will allow user to better understand how connector may affect temperature measurement accuracy. Primary users will include producers that perform verification testing of thermocouples and those who write thermocouple product specifications. Read More

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IPC Summit focuses on succeeding in a disruptive environment.

August 3, 2011

Scheduled for Oct 4-5, 2011, IPC Executive Summit is titled "Succeeding in a Disruptive Environment: From Earthquakes to Nanoparticles." Two-day event will include general sessions covering disaster preparedness and strategies for mitigating supply chain disruptions; results of IPC study on impact of Japan earthquake; and perspective on conflict minerals ban. Market and Technology Conference will feature financial analyst's view on agile supply chain and lessons from the great recession. Read More

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ASTM Oil Spill Response Standard offers boom selection guide.

August 3, 2011

ASTM F2683, Guide for Selection of Booms for Oil Spill Response, will help vendors, buyers, and regulators determine applicability of different types of booms to be used for oil spill response. Stephen Potter, managing director, SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., and chairman of F20.11, notes that ASTM F2683 lists main advantages and disadvantages of different boom types in various oil spill scenarios. Read More

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EPA Publishes CDR Rule to improve chemical reporting.

August 3, 2011

To identify and manage potential risks to Americans' health and environment, US EPA is increasing type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers. This mandate, chemical data reporting rule (CDR), also requires companies to submit information electronically to EPA and limits confidentiality claims by companies. Companies will be required to start following new reporting requirements for February 1 to June 30, 2012 data submission period. Read More

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ZigBee Alliance announces tenth standard: ZigBee Gateway.

August 3, 2011

As first standard for new ZigBee Network Devices(TM) category, ZigBee Gateway(TM) provides connectivity to IP-based networks as well as access to cloud and smart phone services. Standard gives developers common methodology, helping them mitigate development risk and eliminate need for custom or proprietary solutions while also reducing development and manufacturing effort. Consumers will benefit from monitoring and control capabilities, including smart phone or tablet app integration. Read More

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PMI Fall Conference to host moderated Executive Roundtable.

August 3, 2011

As president, Jack Krecek announced that PMI will host its Fall Conference from September 18-21 in Washington, DC. Executive Roundtable, to be held September 19, will be moderated by political pundit and journalist George Will. Industry leaders will address top-of-mind topics and answer attendees' questions. After panel discussion, George Will offers recap and opening keynote address. With dual track format, meetings in marketing and technical subjects will be held September 19. Read More

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PMMI welcomes 3 Gold Sponsors for lecture at PACK EXPO.

August 3, 2011

PMMI has announced 3 Gold Sponsors for the Leadership Lecture at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011, featuring keynote speaker retired General Colin L. Powell. Dorner Manufacturing Corp., Eastman Chemical Company, and Fox IV Technologies will each support General Powell's talk "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values." With more than 1,600 exhibitors, PACK EXPO Las Vegas will be the largest resource for packaging and processing innovation in North America in 2011. Read More