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Online Career Center aids robotics job/employee search.

August 8, 2011

RIA's Robotics Online Career Center helps connect employers and job seekers. Once posted, jobs are propagated to some of same sites preferred by Monster and other career agents. RIA President Jeff Burnstein, noted "strong demand for operators, maintenance personnel and engineers for a wide variety of applications." New arrangements with its Career Center allow RIA to push job listings from Robotics Online to Indeed and SimplyHired, 2 major search engines for jobs. Read More

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Standards Boost Business Campaign gives U.S. competitive edge.

August 5, 2011

ANSI and 25 partners across standardization community have launched Standards Boost Business, an outreach initiative to help corporate America harness power of standards and conformance to boost business performance and gain foothold over global competition. Active participation in standards development enables company to exert influence on technical content and align products and services with changing market demand, and provides early access to information on emerging issues. Read More

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NIST co-sponsors Biometrics Consortium Conference.

August 5, 2011

Scheduled for Sept 27-29, 2011 and co-sponsored by NIST and National Security Agency, Biometric Consortium Conference will focus on biometric technologies and applications-techniques like fingerprint or iris recognition that can be used to identify humans based on intrinsic physical or behavioral characteristics. In addition to presentations on government agency activities in biometrics, there will be sessions on biometrics as a service, Rapid DNA, and panel discussion on international biometrics. Read More

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Bearing Brief of the Month focuses on spindle metrology use.

August 5, 2011

Axis of Rotation Metrology is second educational publication in its series of Bearing Briefs of the Month. Summarizing established groundwork 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. Article also warns that error analysis data encompasses all spindle errors. Read More

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Symposium on Tribo-Corrosion is seeking paper submittals.

August 5, 2011

Papers are invited for Third International Symposium on Tribo-Corrosion, which will be held April 19-20, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. Researchers are being sought whose studies are advancing fundamental understanding, developing new experimental techniques, and solving diverse tribo-corrosion challenges. Presenters/authors must submit 150- to 300-word preliminary abstract no later than October 1, 2011. Abstracts for poster contributions are also invited and must be submitted by January 31, 2012. Read More

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NICE Workshop to engage Americans in cyberspace safety.

August 5, 2011

From Sept 20-22, 2011, NIST will host the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workshop with theme of "Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education - Engaging Americans in Securing Cyberspace." Workshop will include 2½ days of interactive discussions focusing on goals of NICE initiative: raising awareness among American public; broadening pool of skilled workers capable of supporting cyber-secure nation; and developing and maintaining globally competitive cybersecurity workforce. Read More

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EPA supports carbon capture and sequestration technologies.

August 5, 2011

U.S. EPA is proposing a rule to advance the use of CCS technologies, which allow carbon dioxide to be captured at stationary sources and injected underground for long-term storage in process called geologic sequestration. Proposal is consistent with recommendations made by President Obama's interagency task force on CO2 sequestration and helps create national framework to ensure safe and effective deployment of technologies that will help position U.S. as a leader in global clean energy race. Read More

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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