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Power Adapters no longer eligible for Energy Star label.

September 20, 2010

As a result of major success in moving external power adapter market towards more sustainable energy efficiency, effective Dec 31, 2010, adapters will no longer be eligible for Energy Star label. Adapters were originally added to Energy Star program in 2005 to address energy waste across variety of products powered by them. Energy use associated with adapters nationally is estimated to be 12 billion kWh less/year than it would have been had their energy performance stayed where it was in 2005. Read More

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Masonry Paper Compilation aids design, construction, repair.

September 17, 2010

Technical publication STP 1512, Masonry, features 12 peer-reviewed papers that address water management and efflorescence, strength and freeze-thaw testing, performance and failure analysis and repairs and more. This research document, available in print and E-book formats, can be used to improve new and old installations, ensuring masonry retains its top performance structurally as well as aesthetically. Read More

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FMA offers 2010 Salary/Wage and Benefit Survey.

September 17, 2010

Available for download at FMA website, 2010 Salary/Wage and Benefit Survey provides data for both salaried and hourly shop floor employees in single-survey tool. Survey details employment practices, benefit packages, salaries, and wages for 132 participating companies. It also reports annual base compensation information for 6,717 employees in 61 applicable industry positions, and includes mean, median, minimum, and maximum ranges for each wage/salary. Read More

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Packaging Workshop will offer diverse presentations by experts.

September 16, 2010

ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging will conduct workshop on packaging on October 12 in San Antonio, TX. Following welcome by Marilyn Baker, multiple presentations will be made. Topics will range from packaging sustainability standards development, child resistant packaging protocol testing, and configuration control of packaging technical data to Boeing packaging best practices and importance of ASTM specifications in military packaging. Read More

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Workshop to Produce IWA on impact-rated vehicle security barriers.

September 16, 2010

Taking place December 2-3, 2010 at British Standards Institution headquarters in London, workshop aims to develop international standard taking into account existing standards and technical documents on vehicle security barriers. International Workshop Agreement (IWA) will be produced after this event as based on discussions at meeting. Specific objectives include discussing existing standards and technical documents on vehicle security barriers as well as agreeing on terminology. Read More

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TIA announces Board Of Directors election results.

September 16, 2010

TIA announced winners of the recent Board of Directors elections. Returning Board members include Ernie Caramanico of Amityville Firestone, Randall Groh of U.S. Oil Co., Tom Wright of Wright Tire Service, and Stu Zurcher of Dealer Strategic Planning, Inc. New board members include Paul Dvorak from American Industrial Tire/American Discount Tire Corp and Dan Rose of Tire Alliance Groupe. Additionally, Chip Huber of Q Fix Truck Service in Louisville, KY was elected to position of Secretary. Read More

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DOC Task Force seeks comments on cybersecurity.

September 16, 2010

ANSI would like to inform all members and constituents that Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force seeks comments on measures to improve cybersecurity while sustaining innovation in Internet economy. In particular, DOC seeks information on current public policy and operational challenges affecting cybersecurity, as those challenges may shape future direction of Internet and its commercial use. Stakeholders are encouraged to contact DOC with comments by deadline of September 20. Read More

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ASHRAE Design Competition gives students hands-on experience.

September 16, 2010

Highlighting engineering practices such as BIM, geothermal and combined cooling, heating, and power, 2010 ASHRAE Student Design Competition featured mock design of Ginsburg Tower at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Students from University of Central Florida won first place in HVAC System Design, while students from Kansas State University won for HVAC System Selection. In Integrated Sustainable Building Design category, students from Lawrence Technological University won first place. Read More

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Partnership to Build biotech workforce of the future.

September 16, 2010

Manufacturing Institute and National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) announced their alliance in jointly developing skilled, educated 21st century biotechnology and pharmaceutical production workforce. Collaboration includes 5-year commitment supporting career and technical education advancements, such as developing community college programs in biotechnology, pharmaceutical production, and medical device manufacturing aligned to industry standards. Read More

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SME announces 2011 election results.

September 16, 2010

SME has elected 6 new members to its Board of Directors and 4 new members to its Member Council for 2011-12 term. All will be installed on November 13, 2010 at SME Fall Board of Directors Meeting. International Directors include Warren R. DeVries, Wayne F. Frost, LaRoux K. Gillespie, Thomas R. Kurfess, Mark L. Michalski, and George E. West Jr. For Member Council, SME elected Timothy D. Bond, Helen Greathouse, Brock T. Strunk, and Robert L. Wolff. Terms officially begin on Jan 1, 2011. Read More

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AAMA hires Southeast Region codes consultant.

September 16, 2010

AAMA has announced that Dwight Wilkes will be working as association's consultant on codes issues pertaining to Southeast Region of U.S. As part of consultant role, Wilkes will utilize existing relationships with key staff and officials in Florida Building Commission, and Southeast Region state and local building and energy code organizations to keep AAMA's members informed about code changes. He will also analyze effects of proposed state code changes to determine impact on industry. Read More

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Hydrogen Student Design Contest Rules are available online.

September 16, 2010

Rules and guidelines for 2010-2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest: Residential Fueling are available online, and team registration deadline is October 15. For this contest, teams will have to plan and design residential hydrogen fueling system for home, apartment complex, dorm, or other singular residential building. As part of their entry, teams will develop technical design and conduct economic analysis as well as develop business, marketing, and public education plans. Read More

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NASA-Developed Wireless Sensor showcased at technology meeting.

September 16, 2010

Technology meeting, held on September 13, presented potential licensees with NASA-developed SansEC Geometric Sensing Patterns. Comprised of single electrical components, wireless sensor technology is tolerant to damage and requires no electrical connections. SansEC sensor can be designed for measurements unrelated to each other, switch from one to another, or perform both simultaneously. Meeting also hosted presentations, demonstrations, and one-on-one discussions with inventors. Read More

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Defense Department Efficiency Measures welcomed by AIA.

September 16, 2010

In response to Secretary Gates' announcement pertaining to greater efficiency and productivity in defense spending, AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey said that there were "some welcome measures" regarding development of more open, efficient acquisition procedures. "We are particularly encouraged by...attention to the partnership between government and industry," said Blakey, who also noted that ongoing meetings between defense officials and company CEOs are crucial in this process. Read More

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TIA Calls for end of Chinese tire tariff.

September 16, 2010

It has been one year since President Obama signed order to impose punitive, 35% tariff on select passenger vehicle and light truck tires from People's Republic of China, and TIA is calling for either its end or for USITC to collect accurate, objective data on tariff's effects. TIA Executive VP Roy Littlefield, refuting parties who claim data exists that demonstrates success of tariffs, calls such data anecdotal and distorted and demands objective, accurate report. Read More

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BIO announces plenary session topics for Pacific Rim Summit.

September 16, 2010

BIO announced that plenary speakers for 2010 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech and Bioenergy will discuss future drop-in transportation and aviation biofuels, potential advances in algae and marine biotechnology, and efforts to commercialize renewable chemicals. Confirmed speakers include Bobby Bringi, President and CEO of MBI; Pat Gruber, CEO of Gevo; Ron Stoltz, Manager of Sandia Energy Innovation Initiatives Office; and Marco Ziegler, Partner of McKinsey and Company. Read More

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Electronics Midwest Technical Sessions focus on manufacturing practices.

September 16, 2010

Held September 28-29, 2010 in Rosemont, IL at Electronics Midwest, 3 free technical sessions will provide answers and insights into challenges of printed board fabrication and assembly technologies as well as sustainability-oriented manufacturing. Sessions will promote understanding regarding next generation electronics R/D as well as materials choices and manufacturing; solutions to common fabrication and assembly problems; and various issues dealing with electronics assembly. Read More

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STEM Education Partnership enhanced via quality teachers.

September 16, 2010

In 2010, 237 Gateway Academies, created in partnership between SME Education Foundation and Project Lead The Way (PLTW), were held and reached over 4,800 students in 34 states. Glen H. Pearson, SME Education Foundation president, said working with PLTW strengthened science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. PLTW-trained teachers have been able to encourage students to consider STEM-based careers, fostering favorable global economic competition. Read More

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ASTM announces publication on bearing steel technologies.

September 16, 2010

Available from ASTM International, STP 1524, Bearing Steel Technologies, 8th Volume includes 13 international peer-reviewed papers and recent research from bearing steelmakers, rolling bearing producers, and research and development institutes. Some topics include material and heat treatment design considerations, microstructure behavior in rolling contact, fatigue life prediction methodologies, and corrosion-resistant steel, and hydrogen effects in bearing steels. Read More

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IEEE Homeland Security Conference to address counterfeiting.

September 16, 2010

To take place on November 8-10 in Waltham, MA, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security will cover detection and prevention of counterfeiting. Vivek Pathak, in his paper "Preventing Counterfeiting through Authenticated Product Labels," will discuss how cryptography-based counterfeit detection method identifies counterfeit products and can pinpoint their source in supply chain. Other selected technical papers will highlight emerging technologies in 4 tracks. Read More