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SEI Executive to Deliver Keynote at 2013 General Assembly.

March 11, 2013

Lin Rong, vice chief engineer for Sinopec Engineering Incorporation (SEI), will offer insights on FOUNDATION™ fieldbus projects in China at Fieldbus Foundation 2013 General Assembly, which will be held in Shanghai from March 12–15. Rong has 26+ years of professional engineering experience on large-scale petrochemical projects and was named councilior of China Instrument and Control Society in 2011. He holds Bachelor of Chemical Process Automation degree from Zhejiang University. Read More

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ASTM Subcommittee on Hydraulic Fracturing holds first meeting.

March 11, 2013

More than 100 individuals met for first meeting of ASTM Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing. Primary purposes of meeting were to set agendas for coordination of existing ASTM activities related to hydraulic fracturing, and development of new hydraulic fracturing standards. Some area in which standards could be developed include: establishing background contamination levels; evaluating chemistry of waste materials; sealing wellbore for abandonment; and quantifying grout behavior. Read More

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NIST IT Leaders are honored with 2013 Federal 100 Awards.

March 8, 2013

Three members of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory were named to 2013 list of top 100 government, industry, and academic leaders in the federal government IT community. Award recognizes individuals who are making a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency's mission. Recipients include Jon Boyens, senior IT security specialist; Jeremy Grant, senior executive advisor for identity management; and Adam Sedgewick, senior IT policy advisor. Read More

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BSA Convention Program includes important industry updates.

March 8, 2013

Business program on May 5 at Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2013 Annual Convention will begin with BSA Update presented by Jack Simpson, who will focus on bearing industry's growth from distributor perspective and include data from BSA's Annual Distributor Report Survey. Additionally,  American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) chair Pete Eich will present update on growth in bearing industry from perspective of ABMA. Read More

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Nanoelectronics Event focuses on semiconductor industry's future.

March 8, 2013

To be held at NIST's campus in Gaithersburg, MD from March 25–28, 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics will feature theme of how semiconductor industry can create next generations of nanoscale computing technology. Highlights include 3 successive keynote addresses by Mike Mayberry, Naga Chandrasekaran, and Gyeong-Su Park. Also, speaker Tom Theis will deliver address on long-term strategies to replace today's transistors. Read More

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Sponsorship Packages Available for World Standards Week 2013.

March 8, 2013

ANSI has announced sponsorship opportunities for World Standards Week (WSW) 2013, which is scheduled for September 30 through October 4 in Washington, DC. There are 4 tiers of sponsorship packages available: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Break Sponsors. Depending on sponsorship level, benefits include complimentary admission to WSW events, distribution of promotional materials to attendees, color print and web advertising, and premier signage.

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Global Motion Control Shipments contract in 2012.

March 8, 2013

According to statistics released by Motion Control Association, global shipments for motion control products fell by 1% in 2012. Alex Shikany, MCA Director of Market Analysis, says 2012 MCA results were in large part a reflection of shocks to the global economy, such as the Eurozone crisis. According to Jeff Burnstein, President of MCA, economic indicators are good moving into 2013, and polls of member companies show optimism that shipments will increase over next 6 months. Read More

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Standards help keep people healthy during American Heart Month.

March 8, 2013

ASTM F2106-12, Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Motorized Treadmills, sets down procedures and lists equipment needed for effective evaluation of stability, endurance, and overheating risks of treadmills. ANSI/AAMI BP22:1994 (R2011) helps manage health of patient’s cardiovascular system by establishing guidelines for use of transducers to measure blood pressure through catheters or direct vascular puncture. Read More