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PMMI Details Keynotes that will take place at Pharma EXPO.

October 23, 2014

Keynote sessions at Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International (November 2–5, 2014 in Chicago, IL), will address critical challenges and opportunities in manufacturing operations and pharmaceutical packaging. As highlights of Pharma EXPO conference program, keynote addresses will correspond with that day's track topic. November 3 will feature Michael James's "Effectiveness First, Efficiency Second!" while November 5 will feature Dan Balan's "Winning the New Innovation Game." Read More

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Conference Session to focus on ultra-thin and nano-coatings.

October 23, 2014

IPC and SMTA jointly announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, scheduled to take place November 18–20, 2014. Conference intensely focuses on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting today's manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Jason Keeping of Celestica will chair Session #2 "Ultra-Thin and Nano-Coatings ~ Polymer films designed to protect circuit assemblies in harsh environments." Read More

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ASTM Standard covers test method for pigment loss on ignition.

October 23, 2014

Proposed standard, ASTM WK46877, Test Method for Pigment Loss on Ignition, will provide definitive instructions for conducting this common test. Manufacturers will use the results of testing as a means for product validation. Test will also be used to determine both the acceptable and detrimental levels of water for different types of pigments. Standard is being developed by Subcommittee D01.31 on Pigment Specifications. Read More

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Pharma EXPO Innovation Stage brings education to show floor.

October 23, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 2–5, Pharma EXPO will bring critical insights on industry trends, challenges, and breakthrough technologies to show floor with Innovation Stage. Located near entrance of Pharma EXPO, Innovation Stage will deliver free, 30-min sessions by exhibitors and other experts covering topics such as advanced materials and containers; efficient and sustainable facility design; intelligent vacuum pumping solutions; and filling and finishing for nested syringes, vials, and cartridges. Read More

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PRIME Initiative selects 6 high schools for education program.

October 23, 2014

SME Education Foundation’s PRIME initiative creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators, and industry to grow and train the next-generation workforce — all while driving interest and awareness in manufacturing. New PRIME schools include: Capital High School, Helena, MT; Jeffersontown High School, Louisville, KY; John Glenn High School, Norwalk, CA; Middleton High School, Tampa, FL; Rocklin High School, Rocklin, CA; and Tri Rivers Career Center, Marion, OH. Read More

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Dassault Systèmes joins MESA as Platinum Keystone Sponsor.

October 23, 2014

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which offers solutions to connect the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing, has joined MESA as a Platinum Keystone Sponsor. As such, Dassault Systèmes will join other manufacturing operations management leaders in supporting MESA's mission to help its manufacturer/producer members to drive performance and profitability in their organizations through thought leadership, promote active best practice sharing, and expand industry dialogue. Read More

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San Diego to host BIO's 2014 Pacific Rim Summit.

October 23, 2014

With growing industrial biotech sector that is home to more than 400 biotechnology companies, San Diego is set to host BIO’s 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech & Bioenergy. Breakout sessions will include: The Pathway to Commercialization – Lessons Learned; Advancements in Renewable Chemical Manufacturing and Commercialization; Biobased Nylon in Asia; Strategy for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals; and Converting GHG's to Achieving a Fuel and Climate Solution. Read More

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CES Unveiled is coming to Tokyo on February 18.

October 23, 2014

CEA® will kick off its first CES Unveiled international event for 2015 in Tokyo. CES Unveiled series brings innovative technology companies, top media, buyers, analysts, and key industry influencers together to highlight and review new products and tech trends originating at International CES. It will include CEA Market Research Presentation; CES Press Conference; Startup Panel Discussion featuring leading innovators from Japanese technology community; and Tabletop Networking Exhibition. Read More

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EPA Announces Decision to register Enlist Duo herbicide.

October 23, 2014

EPA is registering Enlist Duo in 6 states with first-time ever restrictions for management of resistant weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. Assessments confirm uses meet safety standards for pesticide registration and, as approved, will be protective of public, agricultural workers, and non-target species. EPA will be accepting comments until November 14, 2014 on whether to register Enlist Duo in 10 more states. Read More

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EPA Announces P3 Winners and their environmental solutions.

October 22, 2014

U.S. EPA will provide up to $15,000 for each of 42 student teams pursuing projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges as part of EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) program. Since 2004, P3 Program has provided funding to student teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. “Each year, the projects and designs created by the P3 teams surpass expectations,” said EPA's Lek Kadeli.
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Technology Demonstration to show PEV support, grid reliability.

October 22, 2014

Developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform can provide information to adjust plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) charging loads up and down to accommodate intermittent availability of renewable energy sources. Open VGI Platform's ability to provide demand response and load curtailment through single, standards-based interface will be demonstrated on October 16 at Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Customer Service Center. Read More

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Two New ASTM Publications focus on fossil fuels analysis.

October 22, 2014

Monograph 10, Elemental Analysis of Fossil Fuels and Related Materials, details importance of elemental analysis of fossil fuels, analytical techniques, basic analytical protocols, and proficiency testing programs for elemental analysis. Monograph 11, Sulfur: Chemistry and Analysis of Fossil Fuel Products, covers analytical techniques for sulfur determination in crude oil, fuels and lubricants, coal, oil shale, gaseous fuels and biofuels. It also addresses proficiency testing for sulfur. Read More

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SME's RAPID 2015 celebrates 25th anniversary.

October 22, 2014

RAPID 2015, produced by SME, will take place in Long Beach, CA from May 18–21. Now in its 25th year, this conference and exposition enables those present to see major manufacturers and leading technologies as well as evaluate and compare them side by side. There will be 17 industries represented at RAPID 2015, promoting cross-industry collaboration. Conference abstract and research poster submissions as well as art for RAPID 2015's gallery and puzzle designs are being accepted. Read More

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Handbook covers petroleum refining and natural gas processing.

October 22, 2014

ASTM has released Manual 58, Petroleum Refining and Natural Gas Processing. Handbook includes latest information on petroleum and hydrocarbon processing, refining, transportation, and storage. It also covers design and operational aspects of refinery units; planning, scheduling, and management of refineries; alternative fuels, such as hydrogens and biofuels; environmental and safety issues; and new test methods, specifications, and quality of petroleum products. Read More

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EPA recognizes WaterSense 2014 Partners of the Year.

October 21, 2014

During the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, EPA recognized 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year for their commitment to promoting water efficiency and strengthening the drought resiliency of communities across the country. Winners, along with more than 1,500 other WaterSense partners, have helped American consumers save 757 billion gallons of water — enough to supply all of the homes in the U.S. with water for 26 days — since 2006. Read More

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Powder Metallurgy Database celebrates 10 years.

October 21, 2014

Online Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database has established itself as a major resource for designers and engineers around the world. Originally covering only ferrous PM industry, website has since been refined and extended to include nonferrous PM and MIM sectors and contains nearly 4,000 lines of high-quality data. In most recent developments, information has been added covering strain-controlled fatigue data that is viewable in both tabular and graphic formats. Read More

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ASTM Developing Proposed Standard for concrete reinforcement bars.

October 21, 2014

ASTM WK46112, Specification for Zinc-Coated (Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanized) Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement, covers protection of zinc-coated steel bars used for concrete reinforcement in large infrastructure projects. In addition to describing product characteristics of steel reinforcing bars, zinc-coated (galvanized) by continuous hot-dip process in cut lengths or coils, standard features fabrication properties that minimize installation costs as well as long-term maintenance costs. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Dr. Jack Lemons with Laing Award.

October 21, 2014

ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices recognized Jack E. Lemons, Ph.D., professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with the Patrick G. Laing Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions. ASTM member since 1974, Lemons has received several ASTM awards for his work over past years. He works on multiple F04 subcommittees and chairs F04.93. Lemons also served as chairman of main F04 committee. Read More

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ASTM Board of Directors to hold October meeting in Seoul.

October 20, 2014

South Korea will host 2014 (October 19–22) fall meeting of ASTM International board of directors. Holding ASTM board meeting in Seoul lets ASTM connect with its South Korean members and industry sector representatives using ASTM standards in South Korea. In addition to formal board sessions, events will include Standards and Medical Device Regulation Roundtable, workshop on regulations and standards regarding environment and sustainable building construction, and ASTM brand identity launch. Read More

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NEMA Publishes 2015 Edition of products and standards guide.

October 20, 2014

Contents of 2015 edition of NEMA's Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) include listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as directory of manufacturers and their products. According to NEMA Assistant Vice President Paul Molitorm "This is the one place where members' customers can directly connect standards with their products." Guide can be used by military, government, and private buyers who work in diverse industries that specify and use electrical equipment. Read More