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Genesis Systems becomes Certified Robot Integrator.

August 29, 2012

Genesis Systems Group has received Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. To become certified, integrators go through rigorous process which includes on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel among other important criteria. Achieving certification will be valuable to integrators looking to showcase their capabilities and experience to users and suppliers alike, and will also allow integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Read More

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Standard covers dirt pick-up resistance of architectural paints.

August 28, 2012

Proposed standard, ASTM WK38233, Test Method for Dirt Pick-Up Resistance for the Films of Architectural Paints and Stains, is being developed by Subcommittee D01.42 on Architectural Coatings. According to Amanda Andrews, chemist, Wacker Chemical Corp., and D01.42 member, proposed standard will focus on standardizing dirt composition; how to apply dirt; removal of dirt; and rating technique for exterior coated substrate compared to many years of outdoor exposure. Read More

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Aluminum Association inducts Epcon as newest member.

August 28, 2012

Epcon Industrial Systems, LP has joined Aluminum Association as Associate member. In comment, Aluminum Association president Heidi Brock noted Epcon's "long and successful history of providing services to the aluminum and metal processing industry." She also said Epcon will contribute to organization's growth as well as industry expertise. Impressed with membership and Aluminum Association's structure, Epcon president Aziz Jamaluddin said "Epcon is truly proud of being a member." Read More

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NFPA Webinar will focus on pneumatic flow rating test methods.

August 28, 2012

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Educational webinar, to be held September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern, will provide pneumatic systems designers with opportunity to learn how to use more accurate flow rating data to design more efficient pneumatic systems. Presented by John Berninger, Consultant, Parker Hannifin Corp., webinar will describe new test methods in understandable terms and describe advantages of using parameters C and b over CV. Read More

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ASTM Committee is developing standard for hot rolled rod coil.

August 28, 2012

Being developed by Subcommittee B02.07 on Refined Nickel and Cobalt and Their Alloys, proposed standard ASTM WK37796, Specification for General Requirements for Hot Rolled Rod Coil, will aid in covering level of defects that exist in hot rolled rod coil. One purpose of ASTM WK37796, according to B02.07 member Larry Paul, is to define what "defect" means in practical terms. Producing mills, wire re-drawers, and re-rolling mills will be primary users of this standard once approved. Read More

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Testimonial Videos Added to Standards Boost Business gallery.

August 27, 2012

Two videos have been added to Standards Boost Business (SBB) website's video gallery page, which showcases corporate and industry leaders speaking about financial and strategic benefits their companies and organizations have reaped by participating in standardization. New testimonials are available from GP Russ Chaney, CEO, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and Thomas Loughlin, executive director, ASME. Read More

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Baldrige Program celebrates 25 years of performance excellence.

August 27, 2012

Named after Malcolm Baldrige, Baldrige Award and Baldrige Program have guided organizations on their journeys toward continuous improvement and enhanced performance through 7 Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence-leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce focus; operations focus; and results. To celebrate its silver anniversary, Baldrige Program has created Web page, "Honoring Our Past...Building an Even Better Future". Read More

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AAMA launches FenestrationMasters course website.

August 27, 2012

Available at aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters, online education format allows professionals to complete coursework at their own pace through access to any computer or device with Internet connection. Courses cover wide range of subject matters, including performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements. Group 1 courses are currently available and address fenestration product types, selection criteria, performance requirements, testing and labeling, and glazing options. Read More