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AIA CEO Says COMSAT Export Control Reform will boost industry.

November 17, 2014

In her statement on implementation of reforms to export control restrictions on commercial satellites and related components, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey welcomed change of export control treatment. She said this legislative and regulatory reform will ensure U.S. space industrial base can compete in global markets and grow U.S. economy. Satellite exports were cited as essential to ensuring robust industry able to support U.S. defense needs and offset impacts of DOD spending cuts. Read More

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MTConnect Institute Releases MTConnect standard v1.3.0.

November 17, 2014

As open-source communication standard for interoperability of manufacturing equipment and devices, MTConnect standard v1.3.0 provides such features as inter-device connectivity to enable machine-to-machine communication, data items for equipment and devices, as well as optimized document readability. MTConnect® Institute also launched MTConnect User Portal, which provides community site for implementation best practices and shared experiences about implementation of standard. Read More

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IPC/SMTA Conference will present material compatibility findings.

November 17, 2014

Jointly announced by IPC and SMTA, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will take place November 18–20, 2014 in Schaumburg, IL. Focuses will be on best practices and innovative technologies for meeting current manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Presenters will include Dave Adams and Eddie Hofer of Rockwell Collins, Don Dupriest of Lockheed Martin, Dr. Carlyn Smith of Harris, and Amanda Rickman of Raytheon. Read More

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BIO announces winner of Inaugural Rosalind Franklin Award.

November 17, 2014

BIO has named Dr. Debbie Yaver, Director of Expression Technology, Genomics and Bioinformatics at Novozymes, as the recipient of the first annual Rosalind Franklin Award, which honors an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. Dr. Yaver’s vision and leadership in genetic engineering of industrial filamentous fungi has positioned Novozymes as the world leader in enzymes for advanced biofuels. Read More

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NASA tests shape changing aircraft flap.

November 17, 2014

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with successful flight test of wing surface that can change shape in flight. Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project is a joint effort between NASA and US Air Force Research Laboratory, using flaps designed and built by FlexSys, Inc. FlexFoil variable geometry airfoil system can be retrofitted to existing airplane wings or integrated into new airframes. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses drying behavior of concrete mixtures.

November 14, 2014

With ASTM C1792 standard, ready-mix concrete producers and engineers will be able to characterize how hardened concrete mixtures dry. Test will provide information on mass loss versus time (drying) behavior of initially saturated concrete specimen exposed to one-dimensional drying in controlled temperature and relative humidity environment. In addition to ready-mix producers, testing laboratories and concrete consultants will find ASTM C1792 helpful. Read More

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ASTM Standard helps identify multiple outliers in data set.

November 14, 2014

ASTM D7915, Practice for Application of Generalized Extreme Studentized Deviate (GESD) Technique to Simultaneously Identify Multiple Outliers in a Data Set, features methodology requiring only approximation of total number of outliers to detect. According to ASTM member Alex Lau, practical applications of this standard include “prescreening of interlaboratory study data, where there is a large volume of raw data to be screened for outliers.” Read More

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Ajay Bajaj and Cliff Bannon to lead PTDA in 2015.

November 14, 2014

PTDA elected its 2015 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at PTDA Industry Summit. Ajay Bajaj, president of Rotator Products Limited, will become PTDA’s president. He has been active in PTDA since 2002, serving as a member of several task forces and 4 committees. Cliff Bannon, Eastern sales manager of Isostatic Industries Inc, will assume duties of PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2015. Bannon has served on Council since 2008 and has been an active PTDA member for more than 16 years. Read More