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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

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Electronics Training Media offers automated testing feature.

August 26, 2010

IPC electronics assembly DVD or OVT (Online Video Training) products are available with automated testing to verify understanding in key subject areas. Used in conjunction with any of IPC's electronics assembly training videos, auto-testing programs include ability to print out certificate of completion that indicates training module name, participant name, date of evaluation, and test score. Automated email notification of test performance can be immediately generated/distributed. Read More

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ASTM Standard facilitates roadwheel test equivalency for tires.

August 26, 2010

Developed by Subcommittee F09.30 on Laboratory (Non-Vehicular) Testing, ASTM F2779 describes procedures of using flat-to-curved surface prediction profiler to identify equivalent test severity conditions on 1.707 m dia laboratory roadwheel from specific flat or highway operating conditions for Load Range F-L tires used on vehicles with gross weight greater than 4,536 kg. Additionally, standard also describes curved-to-flat surface prediction profiler. Read More

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ASTM Committee approves fire resistance and furnace standards.

August 26, 2010

Subcommittee E05.11 on Fire Resistance has approved ASTM E2748, Guide for Fire Resistance Experiments, which describes and standardizes how variations can be made so that different investigators looking at same or similar variables do so in similar manner. Another new approved E05.11 standard, ASTM E2749, Practice for Measuring the Uniformity of Furnace Exposure on Test Specimens, fills need for a standardized procedure to assess performance of furnaces. Read More

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Equipment Finance Sector continues to strengthen,.

August 26, 2010

Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), reporting economic activity for equipment finance sector, shows overall new business volume increasing for July compared to same period in 2009 as well as prior month. Credit quality is mixed, with receivables over 30 days increasing marginally to 3.5% and charge-offs falling to 1.5%. Also, credit approvals stabilized at 70% in July, and total headcount for equipment finance companies remained relatively flat during June-July period. Read More

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Ship Recycling Specifications promote safer practices.

August 26, 2010

Both ISO/PAS 30006:2010, Ship recycling management systems - Diagrams to show the location of hazardous materials onboard ships, and ISO/PAS 30007:2010, Ships and marine technology - Measures to prevent asbestos emission and exposure during ship recycling, will aid in preparation of ships for recycling as well as minimize use of potentially hazardous materials and waste generation during ship's operating life. Workers will also be protected under these new specifications. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover fluorescent lamps and conveyor augers.

August 26, 2010

NEMA, on behalf of ANSLG, has published ANSI/ANSLG C78.81-2010, which sets forth physical and electrical characteristics of principal types of fluorescent lamps intended for application on conventional line frequency circuits and electronic high-frequency circuits. ANSI/ASAE EP389.2 JUN1993 (R2010), Auger Flighting Design Considerations, provides guidance for designing conveyor augers using steel helicoid flighting, and for specifying helicoid flighting as generally used in agricultural equipment. Read More

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NACD presents annual Responsible Distribution Excellence Award.

August 26, 2010

Brenntag North America, Inc., a member of NACD for 25 years, received NACD's 2010 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award during Association's annual Operations Seminar and Trade Show in Austin, TX, for demonstrating outstanding performance in its Responsible Distribution program, which is NACD's premier environmental, health, safety and security program that is implemented by all of its members and many of its chemical handler affiliates. Read More

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August 2010 Business Conditions Report indicates stability.

August 26, 2010

Sampling 130 metalforming companies in U.S. and Canada, Aug 2010 PMA Business Conditions Report indicates majority (58%) metalforming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during next 3 months. More than 1/3 of companies forecast increased orders for next 3 months, while percentage of companies reporting decreased shipping levels grew. Marking lowest level since May 2008, percentage of metalforming companies with portion of their workforce on short time or layoff dropped to 22%. Read More

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BIO announces presenting companies for Investor Forum.

August 25, 2010

BIO announced initial selection of 2010 presenting companies for the 9th Annual BIO Investor Forum, taking place October 5-6. Forum will feature more than 140 private and public emerging life science company presentations representing new therapeutic and diagnostic companies from around the world. Event will also debut special Discovery Track featuring young companies that have met selection criteria established by BIO and the 2010 BIO Investor Forum advisory committee. Read More

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ASTM International announces eLearning course.

August 25, 2010

ASTM International and Environmental Data Resources announce an online technical and professional training course offering for ASTM E1527, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. Course features 12 modules of content offered over 3 weeks and is equivalent to existing 16-hour in-person course. Existing course instructors are online daily to facilitate communication, answer questions, and participate in forum discussions. Read More

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ISO General Meeting still offering sponsorship opportunities.

August 25, 2010

Organizations wishing to further their name recognition and publicize their work in international standardization are invited to become sponsors of ISO's 35th General Assembly, which will take place September 17-22, 2012. Meeting will bring together 600+ delegates and accompanying persons from ISO's 160+ member countries. Valuable benefits are available to organizations contributing at each sponsorship level, and sponsorship demonstrates U.S. commitment to international standardization. Read More

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NREL seeks computer models to help develop car batteries.

August 25, 2010

U.S. DoE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking proposals to create computer models to help build and improve electric drive vehicle (EDV) batteries. Request for proposals for Development of Computer Aided Design Tools for Automotive Batteries, and related documents, are available online. Proposals are due September 14, 2010, and award amount that companies can apply for is up to $7.5 million with 50% cost share, for total amount up to $15 million over 3 yr. Read More

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Anti-Counterfeiting Conference addresses cross-sector concerns.

August 25, 2010

Registration is open for Crossing Borders and Sectors: Exploring Robust Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions. Held September 22 in Arlington, VA as part of World Standards Week (WSW) 2010 series of events, conference will define and address need for standards and conformance programs that can help fight counterfeiting across industries, market sectors, and national borders. Interactive discussions will foster collaborative input towards final deliverable action guide for anti-counterfeiting. Read More