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AIM Expo Sponsors will edify as well as support.

August 30, 2010

Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) announced Motorola and ScanSource joined Datalogic and BlueStar as major sponsors for 2010 AIM Expo, which will be held November 1-3 in Chicago, IL. In addition to prominent support of overall event, each major sponsor will host key functions of AIM Expo to deliver unique networking and educational opportunities. These will include Auto ID Leadership Breakfast, Reseller Brunch, Opening Reception, and Reseller Track. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute seeks reviewers for updated pump standard.

August 30, 2010

Hydraulic Institute, under approval of ANSI, is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in the review process for draft of updated standard ANSI/HI 9.6.2,- Rotodynamic Pumps for Assessment of Applied Nozzle Loads. Individuals and organizations in North America directly and materially affected by this standard are asked to contact HI. These parties include pump users and specifiers, producers, standards developers, government agencies, and general interest groups. Read More

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ASME Renews PCC Certification for pressure vessel manufacturing.

August 30, 2010

ASME renewed Precision Custom Components' certification to manufacture pressure vessels. Specifically under Section VIII of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Divisions 1, 2, and 3, they will retain U, U2, U3, and R stamps for another 3 years. PCC is one of 3 domestic and 14 international companies to receive this certification to manufacturer large, 10,000+ psi pressure vessels. Other certifications PCC holds include ASME Section III, Division 1 and 3 and MIL-Q-9858 with QRC82. Read More

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Material Handling Magazine profiles Bode Equipment Company.

August 30, 2010

The Third Quarter 2010 issue of The MHEDA Journal spotlights Bode Equipment Company, a storage and handling equipment distributor in Londonderry, NH. As company reaches its 35th year in business, President Steve Fawcett sat down with 2007 MHEDA President John Cosgrove to discuss how Bode has evolved over its history and what to expect going forward. The two spoke about strategic planning, employee retention, working in a family business, company goals, and rebounding from a down economy. Read More

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GAWDA Edge focuses on welding school partnerships.

August 30, 2010

As part of its continued commitment to helping young professionals further their careers in gases and welding industry, August issue of GAWDA Edge features article entitled "Back to School," which highlights 3 distributors who have formed strong relationships with schools. According to John Small, president at Pooch Welding Supply, keeping instructors informed of new products and processes aids in program's continuous improvement and may lead to sales in the future. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today Article focuses on innovation.

August 30, 2010

Third Quarter issue of Welding and Gases Today features article on innovation and finding new ways to make money. Entitled "Same Thing - A New Way," article features 12 distributors sharing innovative ideas for growing their businesses as the economy struggles upward. They remind readers that innovation does not come from technologies, systems, or research and development. It comes from finding ways to add value to customers and finding new ways to do the same things you are already doing. Read More

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NEMA-Championed Carbon Monoxide Bill approved by House.

August 30, 2010

U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation backed by NEMA to promote use of quality, effective carbon monoxide detection and notification devices. The Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, HR 1796, requires U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate ANSI/UL Standard 2034, Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and Standard 2075, Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors, as mandatory consumer product safety rules. Read More

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Industry Partnership Formed for 2010 robot safety conference.

August 27, 2010

Six companies have joined with RIA to form the Partnership for Collaborative Safety for National Robot Safety Conference XXII. Partnership seeks to advance robot and machine safety through participation in this year's conference, which will be held September 27-29 in Indianapolis, IN and feature first public release of R15.06 (2011) Robot Safety Standard Draft. Conference serves as example of how RIA and its partners work together to assist users with their automation safety needs. Read More

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U.S. to stop illegal acid waste from TX chemical plant.

August 27, 2010

U.S. EPA and U.S. Justice Department announced that Air Products LLC has agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million in civil penalties to resolve hazardous waste mismanagement violations. Settlement resolves Air Products' Resource Conservation and Recovery Act violations in transferring spent acid to neighboring Agrifos fertilizer manufacturing plant. As part of settlement, Air Products will continue to manage spent acid on-site and not ship it to Agrifos or any other facility not authorized to accept it. Read More

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SME 2010 College of Fellows inducts new members.

August 27, 2010

Manufacturing professionals Jian Cao, Narendra B. Dahotre, Herbert Dobbs, I.S. Jawahir, and G√ľnter Warnecke were elected to SME's College of Fellows. Over their extended careers, each contributed to manufacturing in ways that extend beyond their own circle of work. Marvin DeVries, chair of SME International Awards and Recognition Committee, said these individuals stand apart from their peers and have substantially impacted manufacturing profession throughout their careers. Read More

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ASTM Committee to develop vegetative roofing system standard.

August 27, 2010

Proposed new standard, ASTM WK29304, will help with determining proper roofing and waterproofing membrane for vegetative roof systems. According to Michael Sexton, senior systems engineer at Firestone Building Products Co., a suitable roofing and waterproofing membrane will resist damage to building's roof envelope from common conditions such as excessive roof traffic, membrane abrasion and impact, plant root penetration, UV damage, exterior fire, thermal shock, and wind events. Read More

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SME's Gateway Academy receives funds to promote education.

August 27, 2010

Andersen Corporate Foundation funded $25,000 to SME Education Foundation for Gateway Academy, a national technology-based educational program offering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for students in grades 6-8. This gift will cover cost of Gateway Academies in MN, NJ, and Western WI. According to SME's Bart A. Aslin, emphasis needs to be placed on reaching young people early on and making sure they are guided towards challenging courses of learning. Read More

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Livestock Biotech Summit to exhibit GE animals.

August 27, 2010

During Livestock Biotech Summit, BIO will present genetically engineered animal technologies, including pigs that produce human compatible donor tissues, cells, and organs, and cattle that produce human antibodies to help prevent and/or treat human diseases. Additionally, exhibit will include goats that have been genetically engineered to produce spider silk fiber in their milk, which can be used for artificial ligaments and tendons, eye sutures, and jaw repair. Read More

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Foundation Websites prepare students for STEM-based careers.

August 27, 2010

To advance student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), SME Education Foundation provides resources for young people, their parents, and educators. At www.ManufacturingisCool.com, students are offered help with science projects as well as opportunities to attend Gateway Academy summer technology camps. Another website, www.CareerMe.org, presents ideas on manufacturing careers. Also, Foundation website provides detailed Scholarship resources. Read More

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Proposed OSRV Standard being developed by ASTM committee.

August 27, 2010

Interested parties are invited to participate in development of ASTM WK28289, Guide for Design, Operation, Inspection and Maintenance of Oil Spill Response Vessels (OSRV). According to F25.07 chair Thane Gilman, this proposed standard, being developed by Subcommittee F25.07 on General Requirements, will attempt to "define standard designs, engineering systems and required onboard spill cleanup equipment for OSRVs of varying sizes." Read More

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ASTM Guide covers stress measurement of aerospace materials.

August 27, 2010

Developed by ASTM International Committee E28 on Mechanical Testing, ASTM WK28149, Guide for Residual Stress Measurement by X-Ray Diffraction for Aerospace Bearing Materials, will provide necessary information to obtain the most reliable residual stress values as well as identify and evaluate potential errors in measurement. Residual stress plays a major role in bearing life since total stress experienced by component is a combination of applied stress and residual stress. Read More

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Standards Approved for rescue litters and fixed anchorages.

August 26, 2010

Two new ASTM International standards contribute to safety and efficiency of search and rescue operations. ASTM F2821, Test Methods for Basket Type Rescue Litters, lets manufacturers test litter products in same way, resulting in standardized score. ASTM F2822, Specification for Fixed Anchorages Installed on Structures Used for Rope Rescue Training, provides minimum strength requirements for anchorages permanently installed or attached to structures used for rope rescue training. Read More

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India Construction Machinery Show's exhibit space is sold out.

August 26, 2010

International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors' Association has expressed international support of bC India - A BAUMA CONEXPO SHOW - for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, and construction vehicles in India. More than 400 exhibitors from 25 countries are expected to participate in premiere of bC India, and about 50% of exhibitors are from countries other than India, including Germany, Italy, U.S., and Korea. Read More

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Half-day Workshops focus on electronics manufacturing standards.

August 26, 2010

As part of IPC's program at Electronics Midwest, half-day workshops on September 27 and September 29-30 will focus on revisions to key electronics manufacturing industry standards and guidelines. They will address major updates to standards that establish electronics manufacturing requirements and acceptability criteria worldwide. Workshop will cover industry best practices, new and emerging developments, as well as future trends in materials and processes for packaging and assembly. Read More

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IPC invites abstracts for Electronic Circuits World Convention.

August 26, 2010

IPC invites researchers, academics, technical experts, and industry leaders worldwide to submit abstracts for 12th Electronic Circuits World Convention taking place Nov 9-11, 2011. Expert presentations are being sought in electronics global market trends, management strategies, and advanced and emerging technologies. Innovative submissions focusing on green technologies, energy conservation and recycling, and product miniaturizations are especially encouraged. Read More