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Pharmaceutical Execs to gain manufacturing insights.

February 7, 2013

During Executive Forum In Philadelphia, April 2-3, 2013, ISPE will bring together top executives from aerospace, automotive, and other non-pharmaceutical industries to share manufacturing and quality innovations. Attendees will have opportunity to convene with world-class leaders to gain industry-advancing insight related to lifecycle development and management, best manufacturing practices, supplier development, quality management systems, and leadership. Read More

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Nonresidential Construction Spending increases 0.3% in December.

February 7, 2013

According to Feb 1 report by U.S. Census Bureau, nonresidential construction spending increased 0.3% in December, with outlays increasing to seasonally adjusted annual rate of $570.4 billion. Year over year, total nonresidential construction spending is up 1.2%. Increase was driven by private nonresidential construction, which rose 1.8% for month and was 7.6% higher than same time last year. Public nonresidential construction spending fell 1.4% in December and is 5.3% lower than same time last year. Read More

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EPA proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards.

February 7, 2013

EPA is proposing 2013 percentage standards for 4 fuel categories that are part of Renewable Fuel Standard program. EISA of 2007 established RFS2 program and annual renewable fuel volume targets, which steadily increase to overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. Proposed 2013 overall volumes and standards are: 1.28 billion gal, 1.2% biomass-based diesel; 2.75 billion gal, 1.60% advanced biofuels; 14 million gal, 0.008% cellulosic biofuels; and 16.55 billion gal, 9.63% total renewable fuels. Read More

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EPA proposes changes to enhance confidence in RIN trading.

February 7, 2013

To help make Renewable Fuel Standard program more effective, EPA is proposing structured process for buyers of Renewable Identification Numbers to verify validity. Under proposal, RINs would be verified through voluntary quality assurance program that also includes alternative compliance options which leverage existing industry practices and market forces. QAPs would provide means for independent third parties to audit production of renewable fuel and verify that RINs have been validly generated. Read More

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ASTM NDT Standard describes testing for phased array probes.

February 7, 2013

Developed by Subcommittee E07.06 on Ultrasonic Method, ASTM E2904, Practice for Characterization and Verification of Phased Array Probes, describes testing that can be done on various arrays to ensure all inspectors are using similar testing equipment. Measurement data will be helpful in specifying, describing, or providing performance criteria for procurement and QA or service evaluation of operation characteristics of linear phased-array ultrasonic probes. Read More

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Upcoming Workshop to focus on tissue engineering scaffolds.

February 7, 2013

Standards and Measurements for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: What Do We Have; What Do We Need? will take place in Indianapolis, IN, on May 21 to identify highest priority items for future standards work for scaffolds for TEMPs. Bringing together government, academia, and industry, workshop will include discussions on how standards for tissue engineering scaffolds are currently being used by community and what opportunities exist for developing new scaffold standards. Read More

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ANSI welcomes 17 new members.

February 7, 2013

In January 2013, 17 new members joined a federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and well over 3.5 million professionals. Under Institute's umbrella, diverse constituency works together to strengthen competitiveness of businesses operating in global marketplace and to improve quality of life for all citizens by developing, implementing, and promulgating voluntary consensus standards and related conformance assessment systems. Read More

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Hand Soldering Competition will be hosted by IPC APEX EXPO.

February 7, 2013

Taking place on IPC APEX EXPO® show floor, IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition will feature 18 competitors from 12 companies attempting to build functional electronics assembly within 30 minute time limit. IPC's Kris Roberson commented, "There’s a lot of talent out there and the hand soldering competition is a great way to showcase those skills." Competitions will take place February 19–20 from 1:00–4:00 pm, and winner will move on to IPC World Championship. Read More