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SPE Announces 2015 European Conference organized by ACE.

September 11, 2014

Organized by ACE (Additives & Color Europe), Shaping Aesthetics & Performance will take place February 23–25, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Biannual conference enables attendees to learn about state-of-the-art additives, pigments and dyes, and master batches for plastics as well as connect with entire industry value chain. In addition to technical speakers and presentations, event offers opportunities for companies to present their goods and services by means of table-top displays. Read More

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HI Announces Key Staff Changes in technical organization.

September 11, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced retirement, effective April 30, 2015, of Technical Director Gregg Romanyshyn. Peter F. Gaydon has been appointed Standards Engineering Director. Effective September 8, 2014, Gaydon will be responsible for supporting Director, Technical Affairs, in providing staff leadership for accomplishment of HI's mission, vision, goals, and objectives focusing on HI's Strategic Plan. Read More

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Registration for Team America Rocketry Challenge now open.

September 11, 2014

Open for teams of 7–12th grade students, Team America Rocketry Challenge encourages students to pursue study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. This year's rules require teams to build and launch a rocket carrying a raw egg to 800 ft and return it to Earth uncracked within flight duration of 46–48 sec. A new requirement calls for rocket to separate during flight, safely returning motor and egg to ground detached from one another in separate segments of rocket. Read More

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FAA Selects Fuels for Testing to reduce GA lead emissions.

September 11, 2014

With goal of having new unleaded fuel that reduces lead emissions for general aviation (GA) by 2018, FAA selected 4 unleaded fuels for testing at William J. Hughes Technical Center. Shell and TOTAL, with one fuel each, and Swift Fuels, with 2 fuels, will work with FAA on phase-one testing, which will conclude in fall 2015. According to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, "This work will benefit the environment and provide a safe and available fuel for our general aviation community." Read More

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Online Course offers steps to prevent supply chain misconduct.

September 10, 2014

Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility, offered as full-length online purchasing course for procurement professionals, provides insight on preventing supply chain misconduct as to avoid such risks as bad publicity, customer loss, and legal consequences. According to NLPA president and chief procurement officer Charles Dominick, this course "helps companies be proactive" and "keep themselves from appearing in the news for all the wrong reasons." Read More

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MetalForming Magazine introduces mobile app.

September 10, 2014

Launched by MetalForming magazine, MetalForming Everywhere offers industry news and new-product introductions, Twitter updates, access to MetalForming magazine articles, and ability to register for magazine events directly from smart phone or tablet. MetalForming Publisher Andrew Flando, speaking on this app's introduction, said, "We are excited to be able to offer another valuable resource to the metalforming and manufacturing community." Read More

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IPC Study Assesses labor pool for electronics manufacturers.

September 10, 2014

Responding to industry's need for information and answers regarding gap between need for workers with STEM skills and available talent in North America, IPC has begun work on study of region's labor pool. Survey about hiring needs of electronics manufacturers and their experiences recruiting qualified production workers/engineers aims to assess how well current labor pool meets needs of electronics manufacturers, identify gaps, and discover how manufacturers overcome recruitment challenges. Read More

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BIO announces 2014 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO winners.

September 10, 2014

Scheduled for Oct 7–8, 2014, 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum will focus on investment opportunities for early stage and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. Buzz of BIO competition spotlights both early stage companies looking for next round of financing and late-stage private companies looking to make new and valuable connections. Winners include BNOAT Oncology, Inc. as Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Enable Injections as Late Stage Leaders. Read More

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Formation of FieldComm Group has officially been approved.

September 10, 2014

Members of HART® Communication Foundation and Fieldbus Foundation™ approved merger proposed by their respective boards via voting process that concluded on August 30. New corporation, FieldComm Group, will be led by board of directors composed of representatives of collective companies from current boards of each foundation. Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller has been elected as inaugural chairman of the board. Also, board appointed Ted Masters as president and CEO. Read More

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IMTS 2014 to showcase key manufacturing technologies.

September 9, 2014

At the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show, SME will feature a speaker lineup, technology stations, and interactive demonstrations. Activities will focus on important manufacturing technologies and innovations, including additive manufacturing, lasers, and advanced materials. SME encourages attendees to take the Wind Turbine Challenge where participants can pick their wind turbine's blade length, height, angle, and number of blades; watch as it is 3D printed; and test its rpm. Read More

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BIO issues Call for Sessions for 2015 BIO Convention.

September 9, 2014

BIO invites biotechnology, pharmaceutical, business development, life sciences, and policy experts to submit novel and cutting-edge topic proposals for sessions at the 2015 BIO International Convention, which will be held June 15–18. Industry experts looking to profile new technology and provide insight on promising research developments, build crucial dialogue amongst peers, and gain media exposure should consider submitting proposal. All proposals must be submitted prior to Oct 2, 2014. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Mountain Air Cargo.

September 9, 2014

FAA is proposing $132,425 civil penalty against Mountain Air Cargo (Denver, NC) for operating ATR-42 airplane while it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Allegedly, Mountain Air Cargo mechanics improperly repaired one cargo door dent at rear of said aircraft in August 2012. FAA thereby alleges Mountain Air Cargo operated this ATR-42 aircraft on 115 flights between August 7 and October 29 in 2012 when it was not in airworthy condition. Read More

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IPC Arranges Meeting between Rep Frelinghuysen, Heller Industries.

September 9, 2014

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) visited Heller Industries (Florham Park, NJ) as part of IPC's effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues impacting electronics manufacturing industry. Heller Industries President Marc Peo hosted tour and led discussion of several important issues. Frelinghuysen prosed Heller Industries as "an outstanding example of U.S. innovation that helps us remain competitive in the global marketplace." Read More

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NREL Releases New Edition of cetane number data compilation.

September 9, 2014

Compendium of Experimental Cetane Numbers, released by NREL, compiles cetane number data from 62 sources. Vital to development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines, included data covers all available single-compound cetane number data found in scientific literature published prior to March 2014. New edition also provides additional measurements on larger number of compounds along with assessment of data quality. Read More

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BIO congratulates POET-DSM on opening of Project Liberty.

September 9, 2014

BIO congratulates member company POET-DSM on opening Project Liberty, a 20-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, IA. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood stated, "The advanced biofuel industry is right now commissioning and starting up first-of-a-kind cellulosic biofuel plants, creating new jobs and putting innovative new technology into action, thanks to the Renewable Fuel Standard. Project Liberty is the realization of nearly a decade of research and development. Read More

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Great Lakes Restoration Funding targets harmful algal blooms.

September 9, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie. Funding builds upon GLRI’s on-going efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana state agencies and to U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More

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SDSU offers tours of animal research facilities.

September 8, 2014

To kick off 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, South Dakota State University, South Dakota Biotech Association, and select Brookings firms will provide attendees the opportunity to tour the campus and select facilities at no cost. Summit will highlight latest advances in livestock biotechnology, address societal concerns surrounding care and use of agricultural animals in both biomedical applications and food production, and explore value of intellectual property to animal biotechnology. Read More

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NEMA publishes American National Standards for Electric Lamps.

September 8, 2014

ANSI C78.50-2014 defines physical and electrical characteristics of LED lamps included in it. Specifically, standard provides lamp space drawings and electrical features of 2 highly anticipated LED lamp designations: MRX16 and PAR16. ANSI C78.79, a re-designation of ANSI C79.1, describes a system of nomenclature that provides designations for envelope shapes used for all electric lamps. This revision adds solid state lighting category and includes, as a new envelope shape, the MRX. Read More

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AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard now available.

September 8, 2014

AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard provides end-users with more OEM equipment data and more convenient access, which allows them to better manage and analyze information across fleets. Standard expands original AEMP Telematics Standard to include 19 data fields (with fault code capability). Data is accessed via Application Programming Interface with standardized server-to-server communication protocols. Secure internet protocol allows for manufacturer protection of proprietary information. Read More

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AAMA Fall Conference Registration is still open.

September 8, 2014

Registrations are being accepted for American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference on September 14–17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. Exhibitor spots for Supplier Product Display are also available. Speakers will include Michael Hodgson (ConSol founder), Dick Doyle, as well as Sherwin-Williams representatives Kathy Andersson and Eric Crosby. Also, attendees can test their knowledge via game show to win discounts for FenestrationMasters™ courses and exams. Read More