Association News

Association News

ASQ rewards achievements in quality methodology.

May 18, 2010

ASQ will present 3 Distinguished Service Medals and 10 Society Medals and Awards during its World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Recognized for innovative contributions and achievements in area of quality methodology, recipients include Søren Bisgaard, A. Blanton Godfrey, Noriaki Kano, Paul Batalden, Douglas Beigel, Kanthassamy Senthilmaran, Mohamed Zairi, Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter, Spencer Hutchens Jr., Stephen N. Luko, David W. Bacon, Bradley Jones, and Christopher J. Nachtsheim. Read More

Association News

ASTM Book addresses fatigue of medical metallic materials.

May 18, 2010

Offered in print and as E-book, STP 1515, Fatigue and Fracture of Medical Metallic Materials and Devices, 2nd Volume contains 11 peer-reviewed papers that address thermal and mechanical properties of shape memory alloys and metallic medical materials and devices. Some topics include metallurgical basics of martensitic transformations and fatigue behavior of nitinol; crystallographic basis of deformation and fracture in nitinol; FEA of stents; and arterial deformation assessment. Read More

Association News

Lean Certification is available through ASQ.

May 18, 2010

Offered to quality professionals, Lean Certification is available through ASQ (American Society for Quality) as part of its 17 certification programs. First administration of exam for ASQ is scheduled at World Conference on Quality and Improvement, May 23. Launched in 2006, Lean Certification program has 3 levels: Bronze certification emphasizes tactical aspects of lean; Silver is based on integration of lean; and Gold focuses on lean's strategic facets. Read More

Association News

Radiation-Effects Paper Compilation examines nuclear fuel cycle.

May 18, 2010

Available from ASTM International, STP 1513, Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: 24th Volume, features 15 peer-reviewed papers that examine radiation damage for entire fuel cycle. In addition to effects in reactor pressure vessel steels, oxide-dispersion strengthened alloys, and austenitic stainless steels, papers cover radiation-effects topics from modeling helium bubbles to finite-element modeling of fuel bundles. Read More

Association News

Heat-Air-Moisture Transport in Buildings is subject of ASTM publication.

May 18, 2010

Comprised of 19 peer-reviewed papers, STP 1519, Heat-Air-Moisture Transport: Measurements and Implications in Buildings, 2nd Volume, presents laboratory and applied research activities on heat-air-moisture transport through building materials and envelope systems as well as construction industry applications. First 2 sections discuss challenges and observations associated with measurement and performance assessment, while last section deals with various application-related issues. Read More

Association News

TIA announces host hotel and preliminary plans for 2010 GTE.

May 18, 2010

Part of 2010 SEMA Show taking place Nov 1-5, 2010 Global Tire Expo will be held at the Paris Hotel. Event will include Wine and Cheese Social as well as Tire Industry Honors, which will honor this year's Tire Industry Hall of Fame recipients. Torch will be passed from current TIA President, Wayne Croswell to incoming President, Mike Berra. Offering opportunity to network and make business contacts, TIA's annual Welcome Reception will then take place at Les Artistes Steakhouse at Paris Hotel. Read More

Association News

SIIA-Highlighted Software Firms enhance cloud/SaaS market.

May 18, 2010

SIIA announced formal industry launch of 6 independent software vendors (ISVs) in the Software-as-a-Service/cloud computing market. As Director of the SIIA Software Division, Rhianna Collier highlighted quality of firms participating at All About the Cloud Conference. Participants in NextGen Program, which advances leading-edge and startup software companies, include AppFirst; Cloudkick, Inc.; Emillion; Everyone Counts; Govascend; and Less Software. Read More

Association News

PMA Website is go-to resource for knowledge and networking.

May 17, 2010

PMA's new metalforming industry website offers simplified navigation and allows for searches within PMA resources and throughout industry. Manufacturing member directory compliments MakeItMetal buyer's guide, while quote basket allows requests to be sent to groups of suppliers. Searchable marketplace and MyPMA members-only section are also featured. Site can connect professionals within states and across regions, aiding collaboration in PMA's 17 North American districts. Read More

Association News

New Editions of Specifications published for ODVA networks.

May 17, 2010

New editions of specifications for ODVA networks have been published, enhancing EtherNet/IP(TM), DeviceNet(TM), CompoNet(TM), and ControlNet(TM) technologies. Biannual updates let end users meet increasing scope of industrial automation applications. Coupled with updates to specifications published in November 2009, there have been 46 enhancements made over past 6 months. Specifications are organized as group of publications entitled, "The CIP Networks Library." Read More

Association News

NIST Guide covers assessment of federal IT security controls.

May 17, 2010

NIST has issued final draft of Special Publication 800-53A, Revision 1, Guide for Assessing Security Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations, and is seeking public comments. Draft includes security control assessment procedures for both national security and non-national security systems and is intended to support variety of assessment activities in all phases of system development life cycle, including development, implementation, and operation. Read More

Association News

Manufacturers Urge House to support America COMPETES Act.

May 17, 2010

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) urges US House of Representatives to pass America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (H.R. 5116). According to NAM Executive Vice President Jay Timmons, "reauthorizing the COMPETES Act will help manufacturers prosper in a globally integrated and highly competitive marketplace." Timmons also cited key programs of significant interest to manufacturers and US competitiveness: federal funding for basic R/D, Hollings MEP, STEM, and ARPA-E. Read More

Association News

Congressman Joe Barton honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

May 17, 2010

BIO selected Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) as Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010. Citing Barton's station as Ranking Member of House Energy and Commerce Committee, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said the congressman "has been a proponent of issues critical to our nation's biotech industry" and that his leadership "ensures that the biotechnology industry can remain a vibrant, research-intensive industry dedicated to providing life-enhancing and life-saving therapies to patients." Read More

Association News

ASTM Compilation addresses quenching/cooling, stress, distortion.

May 17, 2010

Compilation STP 1523, Quenching and Cooling, Residual Stress, and Distortion Control, brings together 59 peer-reviewed papers on various issues related to quenching and cooling, residual stress, and distortion control of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. In addition to heat transfer, modeling/simulation, and distortion/residual stresses, topics covered include property predictions, quenchants/quenching, hardenability, cooling curve analysis methodologies, and dilatometric analysis. Read More

Association News

NAM reports March 2010 rise in manufactured goods imports.

May 17, 2010

NAM says Department of Commerce trade data for March shows that U.S. trade deficit in goods and services increased to $40.4 billion. Manufactured goods exports were up 11% from February and imports were up 13%, while exports were 25% larger than March 2009 and imports up 24%, increasing goods deficit. Report also shows that brightest spot in manufactured goods trade remains U.S. free trade partners and deficit is with countries that maintain barriers to U.S. exports. Read More

Association News

ASTM Steel Committee honors Kenneth Orie with Award of Merit.

May 17, 2010

For his individual contributions to standards activities, ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys honored Kenneth Orie of Hidden Valley, PA with ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. Orie has been member of ASTM International and Committee A01 since 1995 and was specifically cited for his service and leadership as chairman of Subcommittee A01.11 on Steel Plates for Boilers and Pressure Vessels. Read More

Association News

ASTM Publication addresses concrete freeze-thaw durability.

May 17, 2010

Available from ASTM International, STP 1511, Special Issue on Recent Advancement in Concrete Freezing-Thawing (F-T) Durability, features 10 peer-reviewed papers on new techniques for characterizing and predicting performance of concrete subjected to F-T cycles. Publication highlights recent advances in concrete F-T durability and will facilitate improvements in concrete void characterization, F-T durability evaluation, and test specifications. Read More

Association News

ASQ offers Master Black Belt Certification.

May 17, 2010

ASQ Master Black Belt Certification provides individuals with universally recognized professional credential to affirm experience, expertise, and knowledge of current quality industry practices. To become certified, candidate must meet requirements that include portfolio review and approval and, to take MBB exam, must hold current ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Applicants must have 5 yr experience in role of SSBB/MBB or portfolio of 10 Six Sigma Black Belt projects. Read More

Association News

ANSI highlights employee safety standards for NAOSH Week.

May 17, 2010

North American Occupational Safety Week (NAOSH), held on May 2-8, 2010, focused employers, employees, and public on importance of preventing injury/illness in workplace, home, and community. Event was led by CSSE in partnership with CCOHS, HRSDC, as well as ASSE. ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005, for occupational health/safety management systems; ANSI S12.19-1996 (R2006), Measurement of Occupational Noise Exposure; and ANSI Z87.1-2003, covering eye and face protection, all address workplace safety. Read More

Association News

Driver Focus said to be critical to auto safety, environment.

May 14, 2010

Citing driver focus as critical to auto safety and environment, automakers at Intelligent Transportation Society of America's annual exposition stressed need to keep drivers' eyes on the road. Auto industry's work to help drivers focus on road has centered around Driver Focus Guidelines - comprehensive principles on installation, design, and operation of in-vehicle technologies - and EcoDrivingUSA(TM) program, which provides drivers with important tips to boosting fuel efficiency. Read More

Association News

NIST Study compares fire crew sizes and response times.

May 14, 2010

Based on analysis of fires in typical residential structures, NIST study showed that 4-person crews completed 22 firefighting and rescue tasks 30% faster than 2-person crews and 25% faster than 3-person crews. Study, released before annual Congressional Fire Services Institute meeting, found similar patterns when examining water delivery and search and rescue. It was conducted at 2-story, 2,000 sq ft test facility, where fire crews responded to live fires in 60 controlled experiments. Read More