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Manufacturing Technology Consumption is up 138.1% from last year.

April 12, 2011

February U.S. manufacturing technology consumption, according to AMT and AMTDA, totaled $329.43 million as reported by companies participating in USMTC program. While down 10.9% from January, this total was up 99.3% compared with February 2010. Year-to-date total of $699.16 million is up 138.1% compared with 2010. According to AMT President Douglas K. Woods, this dramatic growth underscores current manufacturing renaissance taking place. Read More

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Standards Publication details 3 generations of MOST technology.

April 11, 2011

MOST® Book, "The Automotive Multimedia Network - From MOST25 to MOST150," provides access to all 3 MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) technology generations, including MOST150. Addressing electronics development professionals, project managers, and executives, qualified compendium offers overview and helps readers both understand and apply technology. Through detailed presentations, publication shows most important technology aspects. Read More

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Coaxial Physical Layer Specification expands domain support.

April 11, 2011

MOST® Cooperation, standardization organization for automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), released MOST150 Electrical Physical Layer Sub-Specification Rev. 1.0 based on coaxial cable. It provides pathway into vehicle domains such as driver assistance, as physical layer can provide bi-directional communication and power supply on same cable. Multi-channel network (control data, synchronous, and packet channel) allows parallel usage of all said services. Read More

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Window, Door, Skylight Care Brochure covers proper maintenance.

April 11, 2011

Published by AAMA, "Caring for Your Windows, Doors and Skylights" provides tips for proper cleaning as well as information to help ensure fenestration products perform as intended. Publication covers glass care, frame cleaning, and hardware/component care in addition to drainage system design, condensation/moisture considerations, and finish color retention. Manufacturers can personalize this 6-panel, fold-out brochure with their logo and contact information for distribution. Read More

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ASTM Training Workshop helps users understand ASTM D3241.

April 11, 2011

ASTM International is offering a workshop to teach operators how to use ASTM D3241, Standard Test Method for Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels. Course will explain the significance of ASTM D3241 and help users understand the test method and the standard heater section of the instrument; perform hands-on rating of D3241 heater tubes using light boxes; and interact with other participants in the workshop to better understand the rating process. Read More

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Protective Clothing/Equipment Symposium is sponsored by ASTM.

April 11, 2011

Ninth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Emerging Issues and Technologies will be held June 16-17 in Anaheim, CA. Providing forum on emerging technologies and issues regarding protective clothing and equipment, symposium has specific objectives such as showcasing recent research and advances in personal protective technology; defining existing/emerging challenges in development and use of PPE; and ascertaining areas where new or revised standards are needed. Read More

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Exhibit Space Sales strong for World of Asphalt and AGG1 shows.

April 11, 2011

Exhibit space sales successfully kicked off for 2012 co-located World of Asphalt and AGG1 Aggregates Forum and Expo with a "space draw" at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in late March. Show floor spans 67,300 net sq-ft, and space sales are tracking ahead of record-breaking 2010 event, which attracted more than 6,000 industry professionals from the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance, and traffic safety sectors. More than 75% of the 2010 final space tally has already been reserved. Read More

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Auto Alliance joins distracted driving awareness campaign.

April 11, 2011

The Auto Alliance joined the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association at their launch of a national initiative to encourage drivers to focus on driving, or "Decide to Drive," every time they get behind the wheel. The multimedia campaign includes www.decidetodrive.org interactive website, public service announcement campaign, and student PSA contest. Read More

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"I Make America" Campaign Gains Supporters at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011.

April 11, 2011

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011, 3,000 attendees joined I Make America campaign to tell Congress that investment in transportation and other critical infrastructure would put Americans back to work. Dennis Slater, president of AEM, said expanding list of supporters include influential manufacturing and construction industry representatives who are focused on need to pass highway bill and invest in national infrastructure improvements to grow American jobs and make U.S. competitive globally. Read More

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GM Chairman and CEO to keynote SAE World Congress Banquet.

April 11, 2011

Daniel F. Akerson will deliver keynote address at the SAE International 2011 World Congress Annual Banquet. Theme of World Congress is "Charging Forward Together," which elicits not only enthusiasm, but a willingness as a community to expand industry's knowledge as a team. Theme also highlights importance of continuing the evolution of automotive propulsion technology and energy efficiency, as well as representing continued recovery and progress in the auto industry. Read More

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Biotech Leader Testifies on SBIR/STTR renewal.

April 11, 2011

Senate is considering SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S.493), which would restore eligibility of small biotechnology companies that receive funding from venture capital to compete for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. Jim Greenwood of BIO said this "would help level the playing field for all small biotechnology firms so that they can continue working on bringing innovative medical technologies and treatments to market." Read More

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Machine Vision Market grew 54% in North America in 2010.

April 11, 2011

According to figures released by Automated Imaging Association (AIA), sales of machine vision components and systems in North America increased to nearly $1.8 billion in 2010. AIA Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report recorded sales growth in all major machine vision supplier markets, including cameras, lighting, optics, imaging boards, software, smart cameras. Also, near ¾ of participating companies expect sales to improve further in first half of 2011. Read More

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AMT Pavilion to showcase technology at FEIMAFE 2011.

April 11, 2011

AMT announced that it will feature its USA Pavilion at FEIMAFE 2011, which will take place from May 23-28 at Anhembi Park Exhibition Hall in São Paulo, Brazil. Featuring 19 U.S. exhibitors, pavilion will showcase technology including grinding, waterjet cutting, tooling, turning and milling, and forming. It will also include Emerging Technology Center that will cover cloud computing, MTConnect communications standard, micro manufacturing and nanotechnology, and additive manufacturing. Read More

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NIST and ASTM help fight explosives terrorism.

April 11, 2011

Developed by NIST in cooperation with ASTM International, test material enables users of trace-explosive detectors to evaluate their performance. NIST Standard Reference Material 2906 includes 4 ampoules each of 3 explosives and a blank along with dropper bottle for each. Under test protocol, users sequentially apply drop of explosive solution and solvent blank to swipes. Solvents are allowed to evaporate, and instrument is tested. Yes-no alarm checklist is used to determine TED performance. Read More

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RIA recognizes Steven Bingham with water loss certification.

April 8, 2011

During its induction and awards ceremony at recent convention in Colorado Springs, CO, RIA recognized Steven Bingham of Dow Columbia with Water Loss SpecialistSM certification. Certification emphasizes high levels of professionalism and training in water damage, drying and restoration, microbial remediation, and health and safety. Achieving status requires completion of course of study, passing score of 80% or higher on exam, and submission of formal report and research paper. Read More

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RIA Restoration Certification awarded to 9 professionals.

April 8, 2011

RIA has awarded Certified Restorer® (CR) certification to nine restoration professionals, at its 66th Annual Convention and Exhibition in Colorado Springs, CO. Professionals who achieve CR status, which is highest certification awarded in cleaning and restoration industry, must complete specified educational requirements, as well as author formal paper or report on approved professional subject. They must also demonstrate knowledge and commitment to RIA's code of business ethics. Read More

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Property Condition Assessment Class reviews ASTM standard.

April 8, 2011

Offered as 2-day class, Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) provides overview of ASTM Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process (E2018) and explains why this standard was developed. Program also guides attendees on how to use standard to conduct baseline property condition assessment and how to prepare Property Condition Report (PCR). This class is scheduled for several dates and cities. Read More

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NIBS seeks input on building information modeling standard.

April 8, 2011

National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) buildingSMART alliance is working on National BIM Standard - United States(TM) (NBIMS-US) Version 2. Accepting ballot submissions to update sections of standard, organization seeks to include information based on latest technologies and information exchange standards for construction operations and product specifications. Open period for NBIMS-US ballot submissions runs through May 2, for both NIBS member individuals and organizations. Read More

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NAM applauds Senate vote to repeal 1099 reporting requirement.

April 8, 2011

According to Aric Newhouse, NAM Senior VP for Policy and Government Relations, the 1099 reporting requirement is a burdensome and costly administrative process forcing manufacturers to spend more time filing unnecessary paperwork than providing goods and services. Manufacturers urge the President to sign H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act into law quickly, which will remove financial burden on manufacturers and allow them to help create jobs. Read More

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Symposium addresses effects of radiation on nuclear materials.

April 8, 2011

Scheduled for June 15-17, 25th Symposium on Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials will provide forum for exchange of ideas on recent research results on radiation effects in the materials for nuclear fission and fusion applications. There will be special emphasis on understanding gained from combinations of state-of-the art experiments and modeling. Applications include extended life for light water reactors and development of new materials that can manage high levels of radiation damage. Read More