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Manufacturer Discussion to show optimism about business in 2013.

October 30, 2012

As part of FABTECH 2012 exhibition, which takes place in Las Vegas, NV from November 12–14, State of the Industry: Manufacturers' Executive Outlook roundtable will feature CEOs who remain optimistic that growth experienced by manufacturers since 2010 will continue for third year. This event, to be moderated by FMA economic analyst Dr. Chris Kuehl, will feature CEOs that represent diversity of businesses that specialize in different technologies and serve different customer base. Read More

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SME receives U.S. Department of Energy grant.

October 30, 2012

SME has been granted $292,000 from U.S. Department of Energy to partner SME Student Chapters with existing Industrial Assessment Centers at universities nationwide. IAC assessments focus on industrial energy conservation techniques through energy audits and assessments of manufacturers. In total, SME will partner with all 24 IACs participating in DOE program, providing invaluable hands-on industry experience for future manufacturing professionals. Read More

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ASTM Nanotechnology Standard focuses on zeta potential.

October 30, 2012

ASTM E2865, Guide for Measurement of Electrophoretic Mobility and Zeta Potential of Nanosized Biological Materials focuses on zeta potential in systems containing biological material, such as proteins, DNA, liposomes, and other organic materials. Developed by Subcommittee E56.02, standard would be used by protein formulation personnel in pharmaceutical industry – particularly those concerned with protein therapies and shelf life stability of preparations. Read More

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AIA President looks at sequestration talk in Presidential Debate.

October 30, 2012

In her statement regarding discussion of sequestration during final Presidential Debate, AIA President Marion C. Blakey said "It's good to see basic agreement between the candidates" and added that a solution must be found immediately. "While President Obama and Governor Romney disagree on their approach to deficit reduction," continued Blakey, "the fact remains that sequestration would be a serious mistake." Blakey also called upon Congress to act quickly to stop said impending crisis. Read More

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Papers Invited for small specimen test techniques symposium.

October 29, 2012

Papers are invited for Sixth International Symposium on Small Specimen Test Techniques, which will be held January 29–31, 2014 in Houston, TX and address experimental, analytical, or computational aspects of small (and miniature) specimen techniques as well as their applications. To participate, presenters/authors must submit 250–300 word preliminary abstract by February 28, 2013 that includes clear definition of objective and approach of work discussed. Read More

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ASTM Standard to aid in designing building acoustic properties.

October 29, 2012

ASTM WK37294, Test Method for the Laboratory Measurement of Mechanical Impedance of Building Elements and Prediction of the Sound Transmission Loss Performance, is being developed by Subcommittee E33.03 on Sound Transmission, part of ASTM International Committee E33 on Building and Environmental Acoustics. Standard measures loss factor and equivalent bending rigidity modulus of composites, drywall, plywood, and similar building elements with aim of comparing damping properties. Read More

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PTDA welcomes 4 new members in third quarter.

October 29, 2012

CU Americas of Plymouth, MI, was founded in 2008 and is a division of one of the largest bearing manufacturers in China--CU Group. Infor of New York, NY joined PTDA as an associate member, and offers distributors enterprise software solutions. Located in Croydon, PA, Macron Dynamics, Inc. is a manufacturer of linear robots and mechanical motion components and systems. Finally, Sedis of Troyes Cedex, France, manufactures industrial chains and was founded in 1866 as Peugeot. Read More

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Excavator e-Book promotes safety, adherence to best practices.

October 26, 2012

With publication of AEM's first safety manual e-book, Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual, equipment operators can access safety information wherever they carry their mobile devices. Electronic version is not meant to replace print version but provides another way to reach equipment operators and help them practice safety on jobsite. E-book options include variable type, bookmarks, ability to embed and e-mail notes, content searching, as well as low-light reading format. Read More