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Safety Recommendations address new 10,000+ lb vehicles.

July 13, 2010

NTSB recommendations H-10-01 through H-10-007, made to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cover development of stability control system performance standards; requiring vehicle stability and lane departure warning systems on new vehicles with gross weight above 10,000 lb; as well as development and promotion of regulatory definitions and classifications for different bus body types. Furthermore, requirements addressed overhead luggage racks and on-board recording systems. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Consumption up 52.9% in 2010.

July 13, 2010

Based on data from participating companies, AMT and AMTDA United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption report shows that $178.34 million total manufacturing technology consumption in May 2010 was down 22.9% from April but up 58.6% from May 2009. Compared to 2009, year-to-date total of $966.63 million for 2010 is up 52.9%. "Industry forecasts for the year have been revised slightly upward by many sources," said Peter Borden, President of AMTDA. Read More

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Metal Powder Industry releases PM sustainability report.

July 13, 2010

Available from MPIF, Powder Metallurgy-Intrinsically Sustainable details measures that quantify contributions powder metallurgy (PM) makes to sustainable manufacturing. Examples include use of recycled steel and copper scrap as starting raw materials for metal powders, minimal process steps and energy use, as well as elimination of waste associated with machining. Environmental benefits include fact that most PM plants only emit cooling water to public water/septic systems. Read More

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Winning Projects excel in innovation, planning, budgeting.

July 13, 2010

Concerning America's Transportation Awards Mississippi Valley regional competition, 10 transportation projects from 6 mid-America states were judged in 4 categories: Best Recovery Act Project; On Time; Under Budget; and Innovative Management. Each of 6 winning projects are in running for America's Transportation Awards Grand Prize and People's Choice Award. While Minnesota and Missouri Department of Transportation (DoT) received 2 awards each, Kansas and Iowa DoTs each won one award. Read More

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Planning is underway for NIBS annual meeting.

July 13, 2010

Scheduled for Dec 6-10, 2010, National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with Ecobuild America Conference, offering potential exhibitors an opportunity to reach Institute members and wider building community. Ecobuild will cover building information modeling and will also have tracks focused on building performance and technology; green building and sustainable design; and sustainable sites and infrastructure. Read More

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Promotions at BIO spur praise from President/CEO.

July 13, 2010

Sara Radcliffe was promoted to Executive VP of Health, and Lila Feisee was promoted to VP for Global Intellectual Property Policy. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood commented, "Sara is uniquely qualified to guide our efforts on critical pressing issues such as the implementation of health care reform and the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act." Greenwood also noted that Lila "effectively advocates for the strong [IP protection necessary for continued innovation." Read More

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Metal Powder Industry Rebounding according to MPIF President.

July 12, 2010

At PowderMet2010, MPIF president Michael E. Lutheran said metal powder industry returned to its growth track. Second half of 2009 showed 28% rebound in iron powder shipments, and that continued into first quarter of 2010 when shipments were 64% above same period in 2009. Also, first quarter 2010 copper and copper-base powder shipments rose 36%. Other positive indicators were cited for light-vehicle market, powder metallurgy, metal injection molding, and hot isostatic pressing. Read More

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Powder Metallurgy Industry recognizes VVT technology.

July 12, 2010

Announced at PowderMet2010, MPIF identified variable valve timing (VVT) as Powder Metallurgy (PM) Industry Landmark technology for its use of PM parts. Technology assists automakers to meet environmental and fuel-efficiency standards by advancing or retarding timing of intake/exhaust valves. VVT allows cam timing to change, resulting in improved engine efficiency and power over range of engine RPMs. Making PM parts for VVT systems offers cost savings over machining from wrought steel. Read More

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APICS Course targets workers who interact with supply chain.

July 12, 2010

Offered globally through local APICS affiliates, one-day Customer-Focused Supply Chain Management course is designed to help participants understand their roles in supply chain and how they can positively impact operational success through customer-focused supply chain management. Recommended course participants include individuals involved in sales, marketing, finance, operations, and others who support supply chain management functions. Read More

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NSC Partners Up to offer interactive online training.

July 12, 2010

NSC, partnering with Summit Training Source, will deliver interactive online training curriculum. Summit's Online OSHA accepted 10 and 30 hr training for general industry and construction as well as Summit's interactive online compliance training courses are being offered. Summit will also develop new online training curriculum for NSC as well as convert current NSC training content to Web-based format. Benefits of online training includes 24/7 global availability and self-paced learning. Read More

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Winners of 2010 Powder Metallurgy Competition announced.

July 12, 2010

Winners of 2010 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition, sponsored by Metal Powder Industries Federation, were announced at PowderMet2010. Receiving grand prizes and awards of distinction, winning parts are examples of powder metallurgy's precision, performance, complexity, economy, and innovative design advantages. Grand Prize winners included GKN Sinter Metals, Smith Metal Products, FloMet LLC, and Advanced Materials Technologies Pte Ltd. Read More

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SPE's Thermoforming Conference features parts competition.

July 12, 2010

During SPE's Parts Competition, 3 winners were selected by Jury in both Heavy and Thin Gauge applications. Heavy Gauge winners were Round Bailer Door by Vitalo Industries, Spot Light Housing by AB Formplast, and Window for Electric Bicycle by Greijn Form Technics. Thin Gauge winners included Universal Blister for Knee Prothesis by Cartolux Thiers, Electronic Card Reader by Protective Pack, Syst/Plastistique', and Soup in the Air Cup by Faerch Plast. Read More

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AIIM Report shows SharePoint use up but strategies lacking.

July 12, 2010

AIIM Industry Watch research report, SharePoint-strategies and experiences, found that 50% of SharePoint implementations were subject to formal business case, based on over 600 survey responses. Report indicates that ┬╝ of large organizations have no experience with ECM or DM systems, while 1/3 of all respondents have yet to define how SharePoint fits in with their existing ECM and DM system. Only 8% of survey respondents plan to phase out existing ECM suite in favor of SharePoint. Read More

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Pack Expo International 2010 will flaunt futuristic packaging.

July 12, 2010

PMMI announced DuPont will exclusively sponsor Project 2020: The Consumer Experience at PACK EXPO International 2010. Presenting packages as imagined by packaging design and development community, this new feature will provide insight into primary drivers expected to propel packaging innovation 10 years from now. Designers have been invited to submit concepts for consideration, and prototypes of 20 judged most creative will be displayed. Read More

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IEEE 2010 Workshop to cover stress testing and reliability.

July 12, 2010

IEEE's technical committee on Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) will hold 2010 ASTR Workshop in Denver, CO, October 6-9, 2010. Opening day keynote will be led by Glen Griffiths, while panel discussion, Bridging the Gap between Lab and Field, will be moderated by Andy Drenick of Qualmark Corporation. Event will also feature 3 tutorial sessions and cover advancements made in accelerated reliability testing for PV devices, LCD TVs, multichip power units, and medical devices. Read More

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ASHRAE celebrates 35th anniversary of energy standard.

July 12, 2010

This year marks the 35th anniversary of publication of ASHRAE/IES energy standard, now known as ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Since its inception in 1975, Standard 90.1 has been widely adopted as the benchmark for energy efficiency in buildings. Using analyses performed by third party, energy reduction from 90.1-2004 to 90.1-2010 is currently estimated to be between 21.7-30.9%, depending on modeling assumptions. Read More

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RIA Magazine wins award for editorial excellence.

July 12, 2010

RIA's monthly technical journal, Cleaning & Restoration magazine, won Apex award for editorial excellence out of more than 3,700 entries for September 2009 issue that focused on Social Media Marketing. Magazine has won total of 18 design and editorial awards over past 6 yr. "The way companies market has changed drastically over the last few years and this issue highlighted some of those newer options for our readers," said Editor-in-Chief Patricia Harman. Read More

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ASHRAE 2010 Annual Conference highlighted energy efficiency.

July 12, 2010

ASHRAE 2010 Annual Conference held in Albuquerque, NM, on June 26-30, included induction of President Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., as well as ASHRAE's receipt of ENERGY STAR® for its Atlanta headquarters. Event also included celebration of 35th anniversary of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Update on Building Energy Quotient program and technical program sessions, including one about proposed Standard 90.1-2010, were also held. Read More

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EPA's Collaborative Website supports integrated environmental modeling.

July 9, 2010

US EPA is launching online tool, built by Purdue University with agency support, for scientific collaboration and knowledge sharing. Integrated Environmental Modeling Hub (iemHUB) allows environmental researchers to analyze environmental problems and combine environmental models to promote a better understanding of the environment. Models can be developed for many applications, such as keeping beaches clean to predicting climate effects. Read More

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USNC names participants for IEC Young Professionals Workshop.

July 9, 2010

U.S. National Committee of IEC has announced winners of competition for participation in 2010 IEC Young Professionals Workshop, which will bring together professionals who are at the start of careers in electrotechnical standardization and conformance. Winners are Marcus K. Boolish, Michael S. Kurzeja, and Daniel W. O'Shea. Workshop will provide selectees with opportunity to learn more about IEC, standardization strategies, and conformity assessment, and interact with international counterparts. Read More