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Strategic Partnership will develop life-changing medical devices.

November 12, 2014

Southern Research Institute and University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered to develop new medical devices to improve healthcare in USA and around globe. This strategic partnership, Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology (AIMTech), will take patient-centric approach to medical technology development in areas of cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, rehabilitation engineering, and trauma. Goal is for first group of AIMTech-created devices to hit market by 2020. Read More

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AAMA releases specification for blast hazard mitigation.

November 12, 2014

AAMA 510-14, Voluntary Guide Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems, provides guide for specifying these types of systems and services to meet requirements of blast hazard mitigation. Blast mitigation products are intended for reduction of injuries and fatalities of occupants under defined blast criteria. Method of installing these products is as important as the product itself, and must be evaluated during testing and/or structural analysis. Read More

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EPA awards education grants to recipients in 18 states.

November 12, 2014

U.S. EPA announced completion of awards for the 2013 Environmental Education Model Grants Program. Projects include community energy education, summer programs for low-income teenagers, integration of multimedia learning tools into watershed education, environmental health education on impact of climate change and asthma, and hands-on K-12 environmental education programs. From applications received in 2013, EPA has funded 20 grants, ranging from $75,000–$200,000 for total of $2.8 million. Read More

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ASTM sponsors West Conshohocken Summer Program.

November 11, 2014

ASTM International has been a longtime supporter of the annual West Conshohocken Summer Program held at the borough’s Keith MacKenzie Park. Program, which runs June 16 through August 22, is open to children and grandchildren of West Conshohocken residents free of charge. In addition to annual art contest, ASTM sponsored field trips to Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Read More

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ASTM and Kuwait Society of Engineers solidify cooperation.

November 11, 2014

Supported by ASTM’s local partner in Kuwait, the National Consulting Bureau Co., cooperation agreement strengthens link between engineering community in Kuwait and technical resources available through ASTM. Cooperative promotion, training, and upcoming meetings and events are highlighted in agreement. In addition, KSE member organizations may receive preferential online access to latest versions of ASTM standards. ASTM will also provide editorial content for inclusion in AlMohandesoon magazine. Read More

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ASTM and Critical Materials Institute enter into MOU.

November 10, 2014

Under Memorandum of Understanding and member agreement, ASTM will participate in the CMI Affiliates Program as an observing member. This will provide ASTM with an opportunity to interact with key stakeholders for critical materials and to educate them about ASTM and the value of standardization. CMI has agreed to join and participate in the ASTM process and to provide technical data and expertise to ASTM technical committees that develop critical materials standards. Read More

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Washington Fire Company of Conshohocken thanks ASTM.

November 10, 2014

ASTM International has made a $7,000 donation to the Washington Fire Company No. 1 of Conshohocken to help replace and upgrade important lifesaving equipment. New items include FoxFury NOMAD 360 portable scene light, battery operated RHYNO windshield cutter®, and battery operated Hurst Jaws of Life® – eDRAULIC™ 2.0 cutter tool. This state-of the-art equipment will make it easier to extract victims in case of an accident, and transport them to hospital in fastest time possible. Read More

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IPC-SMTA Conference to present Evaluating Conformal Coatings.

November 10, 2014

IPC and SMTA announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference scheduled for Nov 18–20, 2014. Conference focuses on best practices and innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Some sessions include: Evaluating Conformal Coatings; Impact of Foreign Objects and Debris on Conformal Coating Insulation Resistance; IPC CC-830B vs The Real World; and Behavior of Conformal Coatings in Sulfur Vapor Bearing Environments. Read More

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United States reaches settlement with Hyundai and Kia.

November 10, 2014

U.S. EPA and Department of Justice announced settlement with Hyundai and Kia that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what automakers certified to EPA. Automakers will pay $100 million civil penalty to resolve violations concerning testing and certification of vehicles sold in America and spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent future violations. Read More

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Associations announce Additive Manufacturing competition.

November 10, 2014

AMT and VDW - Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken announced launch of the International Additive Manufacturing Award competition. IAMA recognizes innovations in additive manufacturing for industrial applications, including developments in design of systems or major components, advances in processes or materials, new applications, and data generation or measurement. Winner will receive $20,000 USD cash prize and media package valued at $80,000 USD to promote winning development. Read More

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NC State University Student wins ASTM paper competition.

November 7, 2014

Meredith McQuerry, PhD candidate at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, won 2014 ASTM International Student Member Paper Competition with "Post-Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear: Phases I, II and III." McQuerry will be able to present her research to ASTM Committee F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment at January 2015 standards development meetings in New Orleans, LA. Read More

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ASTM becomes an AIA CES Registered Provider.

November 7, 2014

ASTM has become an approved American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System Provider, enabling architects to benefit from ASTM education courses focusing on construction and performance of buildings. ASTM courses will be listed in the AIA Course Directory, as well as in the CES Provider Connection newsletter. AIA CES-approved courses enable architects to fulfill AIA continuing education requirements and maintain state licensure. Read More

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NEMA Commends Officials for Denver City Energy Project.

November 7, 2014

NEMA commended Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer Cary Kennedy, and Environmental Health Executive Doug Linkhart for their successful launch of Denver City Energy Project. As NEMA Policy Director for High-Performance Buildings, Patrick Hughes said "Cities around the country should follow Denver's lead." He cited focus on "common sense energy efficiency policies" that conserve energy while creating local construction/manufacturing jobs. Read More

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PTDA honors Kevin McCloskey with Warren Pike Award.

November 6, 2014

PTDA has named Kevin McCloskey, Category Manager, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, the 24th recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry. Award was established in 1984 to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, continuous, long-term support of PTDA and the PT/MC industry, and is only presented when an individual’s achievements merit this prestigious recognition. Read More

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EPA releases sustainability and climate change plans.

November 6, 2014

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather, and temperature extremes. These Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans coincide with fifth anniversary of President Obama’s 2009 Executive Order on Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, which set aggressive energy, climate, and environmental targets for agencies. Read More

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Inaugural Ottawa Briefing draws leaders to Parliament Hill.

November 6, 2014

Leaders of Canadian equipment industry convened at nation’s capital for AED's inaugural Ottawa Briefing. Meeting featured remarks by Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister; panels on infrastructure, energy, tax, and workforce policy; discussion about provincial road construction programs; and preview of 2015 Canadian federal elections. Conference reflects continuing evolution of AED’s Canadian public policy program and commitment to raise industry’s visibility in Canada. Read More

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SME #MFGis Campaign showcases manufacturing truths and good times.

November 6, 2014

Launching with "#MFGis generational" theme, SME's #MFGis campaign will create awareness of career opportunities and dispel industry myths via students, educators, professionals, and companies defining manufacturing through storytelling, social media, and multimedia. Submissions from individuals/organizations are encouraged to share stories of how manufacturing impacts their lives or what manufacturing means to them. Each quarter, SME will announce new themes or topics for story submissions. Read More

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Two Toxic Hotspots have been removed from binational list.

November 5, 2014

As announced by EPA, 2 U.S. Areas of Concern – Deer Lake in Lake Superior basin and White Lake in Lake Michigan basin – have been removed from binational list of toxic hotspots targeted for cleanup in U.S.-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding accelerated cleanup actions over past 5 years. "I couldn’t be prouder of the work we have done," said EPA's Gina McCarthy, citing reductions in public health threats benefitting local economies. Read More

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NREL Industry Growth Forum brings together energy innovators.

November 5, 2014

Hosted by NREL, Industry Growth Forum attracted ~400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, and thought leaders to Denver, CO. In addition to hearing business case presentations from 30 clean energy companies, participants were engaged by speakers, panel discussions, and organized networking opportunities. Three entrepreneurial companies were singled out from 30 competitively-selected presenters to win 2014 Clean Energy Venture Awards: HiQ Solar, Inc.; ClearCove Systems; and Wetzel Blade. Read More

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AeroDef Manufacturing 2015 explores flexible manufacturing.

November 5, 2014

During 2015 AeroDef Manufacturing Conference + Exposition, Michael Maher of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will deliver keynote speech on the potential of flexible manufacturing for aerospace. Concept of flexible manufacturing is gaining interest among aerospace manufacturers who are seeking ways to maximize capacity when demand is low, as it is now in the defense sector, and drive down production costs when demand is high, as it is now in the commercial sector. Read More