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ASTM Publication highlights latest welding standards.

May 19, 2010

ASTM Standards for Welding, 2nd Edition contains latest 60 ASTM standards referenced by newest edition of American Welding Society, Structural Welding Code D1.1/D1.1M: 2010, which covers any type of welded structure made from commonly used carbon and low-alloy steels. Included resources aid quality professionals, inspectors, supervisors, as well as quality conscious engineers and managers with interpreting specification and test methods used in AWS industrial code. Read More

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ASTM Standards in Building Codes now available.

May 19, 2010

Available in print, DVD, and online, 47th Edition of ASTM Standards in Building Codes contain more than 1,300 ASTM construction specifications, practices, and test methods compiled from Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Codes enable users to meet international code requirements, stay informed and remain competitive, specify right material for the job, understand significance and use of standards, and speak a common language that entire industry recognizes. Read More

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NAM Economist Responds to April Industrial Production Report.

May 19, 2010

NAM Chief Economist Dave Huether commented on Federal Reserve Industrial Production report, which said manufacturing production rose 1.1% in April - the third increase in 4 months. Huether called this "an encouraging sign" and said this upturn was most likely driven by housing, business inventories, exports, and business investment. Expecting pace of manufacturing recovery to moderate in coming months, Huether said pre-recession manufacturing will not be attained until late 2011. Read More

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Pennsylvania Students win Team America Rocketry Challenge.

May 19, 2010

A team from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA took first place at Eighth Annual Team America Rocketry Challenge, earning title of national champion. Four-member team won world's largest rocket contest after spending months designing, building, and test launching their model rocket. Challenge kicked off last September with 669 teams from across nation vying for chance to compete among top 100 qualifying teams at finals held outside of Washington, D.C. Read More

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ASTM Manual covers tests for petroleum products.

May 19, 2010

Manual 1, Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products includes latest analytical procedures and specifications for vast range of petroleum products. All tests in Manual 1 are designed to measure product properties so that quality of that product may be described. Book also cross-references and lists ISO, API, OECD, IP, EPA, DIN, and EPS methods, where applicable. Topics addressed include sampling techniques, fuel oxygenates, automotive engine oils, and lubricant base fluids. Read More

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EASTEC Resource Center provides pathways to increase business.

May 19, 2010

EASTEC 2010 will feature 27 Lean and Green Resource Center presentations for manufacturers. The free presentations, running from May 25-27, will give attendees opportunity to learn about new ideas and processes to grow their business and gain competitive advantage. Some topics include "Cleaning Up Our Act! Reducing Toxic Waste," "The Green Profit Center," "Lean Involvement and Idea Systems," and "Collaboration and Innovation in a Global Economy." Read More

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American Power Act addresses America's energy needs.

May 18, 2010

The Alliance to Save Energy praised Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman for releasing text of American Power Act, legislation that intends to cut carbon pollution by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and by 83% by 2050. In addition to broad limits on carbon emissions, bill provides allocations of funding from carbon allowances for energy efficiency. Bill also includes funding for innovative state and local transportation programs and planning to reduce emissions from transportation. Read More

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EPA's Envirofacts has more than 6,300 chemicals added to database.

May 18, 2010

As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson's commitment to increase public access to information on chemicals, U.S. EPA has added more than 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 chemical facilities regulated under Toxic Substances Control Act to public database called Envirofacts. Database is EPA's single point of access on the Internet for information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land in U.S. and provides tools for analyzing data. Read More

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EPA/Coast Guard approve use of dispersant at BP oil leak.

May 18, 2010

U.S. Coast Guard and EPA have authorized BP to use dispersants underwater at source of Deepwater Horizon leak. Dispersants are chemicals that break down oil into small drops and prevent it from reaching surface or U.S. shoreline. They are less harmful than oil and biodegrade in much shorter time. Federal government will require regular analysis of dispersant effectiveness and environmental/human impacts, and can discontinue method if negative impacts outweigh benefits. Read More

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ASQ names 2010 International Team Excellence Award finalists.

May 18, 2010

ASQ has named 32 teams as finalists in 25th International Team Excellence Award Process. Teams from 9 countries and industries such as manufacturing, service, education, healthcare, and hospitality are vying for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards and will be part of live project presentations May 24-26, 2010 at ASQ's Annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Attendees can observe team project presentations using quality tools and creativity to demonstrate valuable business insights. Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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