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ASTM Wood Committee aims to develop standards for SIPs.

October 26, 2012

Interested parties are invited to participate in standards developing activities of Task Group D07.02.08 on structural insulated panels (SIPs). This group is under jurisdiction of Subcommittee D07.02 on Lumber and Engineered Wood Products, part of ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood, and aims to standardize process for deriving design properties for SIPs so their reliability and safety are comparable to other engineered wood systems used in wood frame construction. 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

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NTSB Makes 2 Recommendations to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

October 26, 2012

NTSB issued 2 recommendations to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Recommendation A-12-62 concerns commissioning audit by qualified independent safety experts before start of next major certification flight test program to evaluate flight test safety management system. Recommendation A-12-63 is to provide information about lessons learned from implementation of flight test safety management system to interested manufacturers, flight test industry groups, and other appropriate parties. Read More

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Deloitte/The Manufacturing Institute release survey results.

October 26, 2012

According to "Public Viewpoint on Manufacturing" survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, the public feels that American leadership is off-course in improving manufacturing competitiveness and that the national economy is weak and fragile. Survey found that 59% of Americans believe economy has not improved or gotten better in recent years. Specific to manufacturing sector, only 16% of Americans feel it is likely to improve in next 12 months. In contrast, 23% feel it will weaken. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO 2013 will look at trip to Mars, future life.

October 26, 2012

Taking place in San Diego, CA from February 19–21, IPC APEX EXPO® 2013 will host exhibition with 400+ electronics manufacturing industry suppliers, professional development courses, standards development meetings, and technical conference. Activities will also include technical BUZZ sessions, keynotes on vision of future life, and inside look at Curiosity rover mission. For first time, Printed Board Assembly Cleaning and Contamination Center will be on show floor. Read More

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TRFA announces Thermoset Polymer Research Award winner.

October 26, 2012

Mohamed Baqar, a Ph.D student at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, is the winner of the 3rd Annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award for his paper, "Methylol-Functional Benzoxazines: Novel Precursors for Phenolic Thermoset Polymers." TRFA is also awarding second place prize to Brendan McDonald of the University of Waterloo for his paper "Biomimetic Micro-Structured Surfaces: Pattern Transfer and Fabrication of Icephobic Epoxy Surfaces.” Read More

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University of Miskolc, Hungary gains accreditation.

October 26, 2012

During a press conference at the University of Miskolc, Hungary, Fieldbus Foundation announced that the university has been successful in the rigorous certification process required to become a training site that offers fieldbus training courses certified under FOUNDATION Certified Training Program (FCTP). Program establishes uniform standards for fieldbus educational curriculum around the globe, and defines acceptable levels of learning for students of the technology. Read More

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EPA App and Website lets users check waterway health.

October 25, 2012

Accessible from smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers, How’s My Waterway uses GPS technology or user-entered zip code or city name to retrieve information on condition of lakes, rivers, and streams across USA. Waterways within 5 miles of search location are identified as unpolluted, polluted, or unassessed. Once specific lake, river, or stream is selected, information is provided on type of pollution and what has been done by EPA/states to reduce it. Read More