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RIA's Free Webinar covers new market trends in robotics.

March 19, 2013

Scheduled for March 21 from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT, New Market Trends: Aerospace, Semiconductors and Mobile Robots webinar will describe new opportunities for robots, vision, and automation in the aerospace industry as it gathers commercial momentum. Trends and acceleration in the manufacture of semiconductor-based products will be discussed including the benefit derived from past standards, and how they help to manufacture new innovations at a rapid pace. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard to measure properties of SRFRs.

March 19, 2013

Proposed standard, ASTM WK39691, is being developed to measure basic physical properties of sediment retention fiber rolls, known as SRFRs, which are used to inhibit migration of sediment that has been displaced and carried by flowing water. Once it has been approved, proposed standard will be used by manufacturers to perform and document quality control in manufacturing process, as well as by end users who will rely on test results to assess specification conformance. Read More

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NAM Board Member named to U.S. Manufacturing Council.

March 19, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after NAM Board member and Kennametal Inc. chairman, president, and CEO Carlos Cardoso was appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Manufacturing Council. Timmons called Carlos Cardoso "a leader in the drive for pro-growth manufacturing policies" and said he "will be an excellent addition to the U.S. Manufacturing Council," citing his experience as executive as well as his qualities as innovator and a problem solver. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard covers ready-mixed concrete return.

March 19, 2013

Proposed standard ASTM WK39876, Specification for Returned Fresh Concrete for Use in a New Batch of Ready-Mixed Concrete, will cover process, verification, and record keeping procedures for recycling returned fresh concrete. In development by Subcommittee C09.40 on Ready-Mixed Concrete, this standard will ensure returned fresh concrete mixed with new concrete has known and verifiable characteristics. It will also help manufacturers reduce waste material and disposal requirements. Read More

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BIO International Convention to highlight role of academia.

March 19, 2013

Scheduled for April 22-25, 2013 BIO International Convention will include BIO Alliance Pavilion: Academic Zone, which is dedicated to academic and research institutions and will allow companies to discover new funding mechanisms, energize drug development opportunities, and connect with academic stakeholders. Translational Research Forum will explore ways that private/public sectors and academia can leverage existing mechanisms and pursue partnerships to help make innovative products available. Read More

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Energy Conserving Coupling allows for misalignment, shaft growth.

March 19, 2013

Used to connect motors with their driven loads, Flux Drive SmartCOUPLING (FSC) transmits torque/power via magnetic Induction across air gap. There are no touching parts/wearable elements in torque path, and SmartPOWER adjustment feature enables energy conservation by letting users tune FSC output speed/power to match process flow demands. Suited for centrifugal and constant torque loads, product fits into standard shaft opening for drop-in replacement of existing couplings. Read More

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Congressman Neal Honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

March 19, 2013

BIO announced Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) as Legislator of the Year for 2012–2013. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood praised Neal's sponsorship of High Technology Small Business Research Incentives Act for helping emerging companies find new sources of investment and also praised Congressman Neal's joint work on legislation to address Vaccine Excise Tax. Also, MassBio President and CEO Robert K. Coughlin called Neal "an invaluable resource for the bioscience community." Read More

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AEM offers show attendees 25% off safety materials.

March 18, 2013

During World of Asphalt Show and Conference and AGG1 2013 Aggregates Academy and Expo, March 19-21, attendees can save 25% off safety materials from AEM by visiting booth. AEM safety materials cover more than 40 types of equipment used in agricultural, construction, forestry, mining, and utility applications. They provide job-proven and time-tested suggestions that promote safety-conscious attitudes and performance to prevent accidents, improve productivity, and minimize equipment downtime. Read More