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SPE ACCE Keynote Address to be given by Anthony Dodworth.

September 8, 2010

Antony Dodworth, principal research manager at Bentley Motors Ltd., will give keynote address at 10th annual SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE). "The Birth of the T35 Sports Car: It Took Courage to Release from the Familiar and Seemingly Secure to Embrace the New" will examine work on this new vehicle, which is scheduled to launch in 2016. Of note will be new materials intended to replace traditional steel monocoque body shell. Read More

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AEM President responds to President Obama's Infrastructure Bank.

September 8, 2010

According to AEM President Dennis Slater, America's equipment manufacturing industry applauds President for recognizing vital importance of infrastructure investment to long-term strength and competitiveness of the country. While President's plan for an Infrastructure Bank and increased capacity in infrastructure system is an important step, Congress has the opportunity to act now on transportation reauthorization that will address safety and quality issues and result in immediate job creation. Read More

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NIBS Annual Meeting scheduled for December 6-10.

September 8, 2010

NIBS 2010 Annual Meeting, to be held in conjunction with Ecobuild America, will offer opportunity for participants to learn about Institute activities and to catch up on latest innovations in sustainable practices, building information modeling, and high-performance building design. In addition to board, council, and committee meetings, event will include buildingSMART alliance(TM) Conference, FEDCon® 2010: The Market Outlook Conference on Federal Construction, and Advanced Materials Symposium. Read More

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ASHRAE Sustainability Standards are translated for South American market.

September 8, 2010

ASHRAE energy efficiency and sustainability standards were translated to promote green market in South America. ASHRAE's Argentina Chapter translated ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2009, Standard for the Design of High Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, into Spanish. Additionally, ASHRAE worked with Green Building Council Brasil on Portuguese translation of Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Read More

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Educational Programs to promote careers in manufacturing.

September 8, 2010

The Manufacturing Institute partnered with Ivy Tech Community College System and Indiana's 4-year public universities to create college education programs aligned to nationally portable, industry-recognized skills for careers in advanced manufacturing. Specifically, initiative will build college programs that prepare students with entry-level skills needed to succeed in manufacturing careers across aerospace, transportation, logistics, and machining markets. Read More

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2010 Fabtech Show to feature weld trials competition.

September 7, 2010

Top 6 finalists selected from 24 student welders who competed in SkillsUSA Championships 2009 and 2010 will be showcased at 2010 Weld-Off Competition at FABTECH, which takes place November 2-4 in Atlanta, GA. Students will test their skills by following contest drawings and set of welding procedure specifications. All drawings, welding symbols, and welding terms conform to latest editions of American Welding Society standards. Read More

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NIST awards grant to support Green building technologies.

September 7, 2010

NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership has awarded grant of $1.5 million over 3 years to Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center and NJ Manufacturing Extension Partnership to encourage expanded manufacturing of energy-efficient building technologies. Grant complements larger U.S. DOE project that provides up to $122 million to Pennsylvania State University for Energy Innovation Hub, which will focus on developing buildings that will save energy and cut pollution. Read More

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CMW/Weld Expo 2010 to feature keynote centered on innovation.

September 7, 2010

Rob Wildeboer, executive chairman and co-founder of Martinrea International Inc., will deliver opening address at Canadian Manufacturing Week (CMW)/WeldExpo 2010. Speaking at 9 am on October 5, he will examine future of Canadian automotive sector and its supply base as well as future challenges posed by changing demand in key product areas. He will also identify future growth opportunities for manufacturers and share strategies for success based on personal and company experience. Read More

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Live Electronics Assembly Line featured at Electronics Midwest.

September 7, 2010

From Sept 28-30, 2010, each step in electronics assembly process will be on display and fully functioning on show floor at Electronics Midwest, produced by IPC and Canon Communications. EASi-Line enables attendees to follow product from screen printing to component mounting and then through reflow - all while learning about design, coordination of technical information and processes, equipment, and cleaning systems used to manufacture assembly. Read More

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Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities available at MESA Conference.

September 7, 2010

MESA International is offering sponsorship opportunities and exhibition space at its 2010 European Conference, Nov 8-10 in Germany. Conference will offer Information Sessions as a sponsorship opportunity where solution providers can present their solutions and services. Strategic Initiatives themed pods will enable sponsors to attach their name to MESA strategic initiative they are most involved with by sponsoring pod and placing related collateral on pod to be picked up by conference attendees. Read More

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SAE International Convergence 2010 to focus on partnerships.

September 7, 2010

Scheduled for Oct 19-20, SAE Convergence 2010 will focus on both traditional and non-traditional partnerships that are enabling the future of automotive electronics. Co-hosts for event are Ford Motor Company and Microsoft, and theme is "Partnerships Driving Smart Mobility." With over 100 exhibitors and variety of networking opportunities, Convergence will include keynote speakers and executive management panels each morning and half-day technical sessions each afternoon. Read More

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IEEE Members developing intelligent vehicular transport systems.

September 3, 2010

IEEE members globally are employing wireless communications systems and robot simulations to design vehicular and roadway networks that analyze traffic situations to aid in human-roadway response. By leveraging active traffic management and predictive modeling, computational intelligence, and mobility management, IEEE is making it possible for cars to communicate with roadway devices to better detect hazards for accident reduction, as well as to trigger emergency response, if necessary. Read More

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ASTM International announces new Proficiency Testing Program.

September 3, 2010

In 2011, ASTM will offer Proficiency Testing Program on Elemental Analyses of Thermoplastics by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Utilizing Compression Molded Specimens. Program will utilize polyolefin samples and analysis according to ASTM D6247 or alternative XRF methods. Participants will receive 2 polyolefin resins plus test instructions for each test cycle. Upon completion, laboratories will electronically submit PTP data to ASTM to generate statistical summary reports. Read More

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College Student Financial Aid comes via ASHRAE scholarships.

September 3, 2010

To reduce financial strain on engineering students around world, ASHRAE is awarding over $80,000 in scholarship money for 2010-2011 school year. Specific assistance packages include Reuben Trane Scholarship, valued at $10,000 and awarded over 2 years; Willis H. Carrier Scholarships, valued at $10,000 for one year; and Frank M. Coda, valued at $5,000 for one year. Additionally there are multiple one-year scholarships valued at $3,000. Read More

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Next Generation Scientists join forces to support biodiesel.

September 3, 2010

Student scientists from Dartmouth College to Oregon State University are leading Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel initiative. Campaign launched with 28 founding members signing on-line declaration of support for biodiesel, which in part proclaims that biodiesel from variety of feedstocks can meet contemporary needs for environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, and quality of life without compromising ability of future generations to meet these needs for themselves. Read More

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FAA celebrates Baltimore Airport Recovery Act projects.

September 3, 2010

U.S. DOT and FAA highlighted $15 million in safety upgrades funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that will ensure safe operation of aircraft at Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall Airport. When completed, reconstructed aircraft parking apron between Concourses C and D will allow for more efficient operations among larger aircraft and service vehicles. Projects also include new environmentally friendly deicing fluid collection system and new communications and utility systems. Read More

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Workshop to address international standards for accessibility.

September 3, 2010

Organized by World Standards Cooperation, Accessibility and the Contribution of International Standards workshop will be held on Nov 3-4, 2010. Workshop will examine standards needed to facilitate access to products, services, environments, and facilities for persons with disabilities. Key subject areas will include accessibility in the field of everyday products, accessibility and buildings, and accessibility in information and communication technologies. Read More

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Hydrogen Student Design Contest Theme is announced.

September 3, 2010

The Hydrogen Education Foundation announced residential fueling with hydrogen as contest theme for 2010-2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. Teams will be tasked with planning and designing residential hydrogen fueling system for home, apartment complex, dorm, or other single residential building. As part of entry, teams will develop technical design; conduct economic analysis; and develop business, marketing, and public education plans for their systems. Read More

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Smart Grid Report explores IEC CIM and 61850 harmonization.

September 3, 2010

"Harmonizing the IEC Common Information Model (CIM) and 61850 - Key to Achieve Smart Grid Interoperability Objectives" describes harmonizing process for IEC CIM and 61850 standards via creation of unified information model that provides common set of semantics for use by CIM and 61850 standards. Report concludes that it is possible to create common unified model which supports both standards for generating information exchanges expressed in CIM/XML files/messages or 61850 SCL XML. Read More

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ANSI Members Collaborate to develop Smart Grid standard.

September 3, 2010

Two members and accredited standards developers of ANSI teamed up to jointly develop standard under national Smart Grid effort. Standard from ASHRAE and NEMA will provide common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage, and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts. This standard - ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model - is just one way ANSI members are supporting efforts of Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. Read More