Association News

Association News

Voluntary Standards apply to humidifiers and power plants.

November 27, 2012

To help manufacturers, specifiers, installers, and users of central system residential humidifiers determine capacity of residential humidifiers, ASHRAE published ANSI/ASHRAE 64.2-2012, Method of Test for Residential Self-Contained Humidifiers. Also, ISA recently released ANSI/ISA 7.20.01-2012, Fossil Fuel Power Plant Simulators - Functional Requirements, which establishes functional requirements for several types of plant-specific, fossil fuel power plant control room simulators. Read More

Association News

ANSI-CEA Workshop to examine standards, national priorities.

November 27, 2012

ANSI and Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) will co-host Addressing National Priorities through Standards workshop, which will take place December 11, 2012 in Arlington, VA and address issues surrounding use of private-sector standards by government agencies. Industry and government leaders, via interactive panel discussions, will explore opportunities and challenges associated with identifying and referencing private-sector standards in federal regulations. Read More

Association News

Centerville High School named as model for STEM education.

November 27, 2012

As one of 9 exemplary schools in 8 states, Centerville High School (Centerville, OH) has been selected by SME Education Foundation for its PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) program. SME Education Foundation CEO Bart A. Aslin noted this school's exceptional advanced manufacturing curriculum, dedicated instructors, and involvement with local industry, which combine to provide "right mix of academic and real-world experience." Read More

Association News

PMA announces 2012 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming.

November 26, 2012

Presented annually, Awards of Excellence in Metalforming recognize high standards of achievement set by metalforming industry in areas of design, safety, training and education, process control, quality, productivity, and product development. Winners for 2012 include: Honeywell Aerospace; Ramcel Engineering Company; Unirac, Inc.; Pridgeon and Clay, Inc.; Eclipse Manufacturing Company; The Diemasters; and Orleans/Niagara Occupational and Technical Education Center. Read More

Association News

Human Eye-Inspired Researchers develop natural lens technology.

November 26, 2012

"A Bio-Inspired Polymeric Gradient Refractive Index Human Eye Lens," in OSA's open-access journal Optics Express, explains creation of artificial lens nearly identical to natural lens of human eye and also provides new material approach for fabricating synthetic polymer lenses. Made up of thousands of nanoscale polymer layers, lens may provide more natural performance in implantable lenses to replace damaged/diseased human eye lenses and also enhance ground/aerial surveillance technology. Read More

Association News

Merck's VBF Program of Projects named 2012 Facility of the Year.

November 26, 2012

As accounced by ISPE during Plenary Session at 2012 Annual Meeting, Merck's Vaccine Bulk Manufacturing Facility (VBF) Program of Projects is Overall Winner of 2012 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program. Merck responded to projected production shortfall for Varicella product franchise by delivering Vaccine Bulk Manufacturing Facility (VBF) Program of Projects in Durham, NC. This 214,000 ft² facility doubled output of vaccine used for chicken pox and shingles. Read More

Association News

Aviation Industry and FAA share safety information with NTSB.

November 26, 2012

Department of Transportation’s FAA, airlines, and aviation labor unions announced partnership with NTSB to share summarized safety information that could help prevent accidents. Shared through initiative called the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing Executive Board, information will help NTSB determine if an accident is a unique event or an indication of systemic risks. Under ASIAS, airlines and unions already voluntarily share safety information with FAA to identify trends. Read More

Association News

ICALEO 2012 demonstrates research in laser materials processing.

November 26, 2012

At 31st ICALEO® from September 23-27, 2012, LIA highlighted nanoprocessing solutions and laser components important to green energy. Reinhart Poprawe was presented with 2012 President's plaque, while Isamu Miyamoto won Arthur L. Schawlow Award for work on laser welding and materials processing. Presenters also included Qiying Chen, winner of 1st place poster award, Dongsik Kim, Ville Hautala, Kerstin Kowalick, and Paul Denney. Event featured nearly 500 attendees and over 200 presentations. Read More