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ASTM presents Award of Merit to Mark Granger.

July 24, 2012

Mark S. Granger, senior partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Boston, MA, has received Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities. Granger, who joined ASTM in 1994, has served as chairman of Subcommittee F08.15 on Ice Hockey since 2005. He has been a large contributor to standards for helmets and eye and face protective equipment for hockey players, and has organized mock trials highlighting issues related to use of ASTM standards in litigation. Read More

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SME awards gold, silver, and bronze status for chapter success.

July 23, 2012

SME announced winners of Annual Chapter Award Recognition, which were recognized for meeting standards of success set by SME's Chapter Enhancement Committee. Winners were awarded gold, silver, or bronze status based on 4 categories: advancement of manufacturing, merit, professional development, and communication to members and community. Requirements range from interaction with other chapters and community outreach to maintaining current websites and social media pages. Read More

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Industry Groups Contribute Educational Programming to PACK EXPO.

July 23, 2012

With its "Educate. Innovate. Advance." theme, 2012 Conference at PACK EXPO will offer packaging and processing professionals actionable insight into trends and issues driving industry. Event will be held in conjunction with PACK EXPO International 2012, from October 28-31 in McCormick Place, Chicago. Keeping with customer-centric approach to delivering innovation, multiple conference sessions will be offered that address attendees' specific areas of interest. Read More

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NEMA urges action on pending "fiscal cliff".

July 23, 2012

NEMA called on Congress and White House to rise above partisanship to find common ground to avoid "fiscal cliff" threatening nation's economy, solvency, defense, and vital operations. The "fiscal cliff" is a perfect storm of tax, spending, and debt deadlines at the end of 2012. Private economists and bipartisan Congressional Budget Office have warned that simultaneous tax increases and spending cuts at beginning of 2013 could push economy back into recession. Read More

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HI Updates Guideline for allowable operating region standard.

July 23, 2012

Hydraulic Institute (HI) updated 1997 edition of ANSI/HI standard on allowable operating region for centrifugal and vertical pumps and published ANSI/HI 9.6.3 - 2012 Rotodynamic (Centrifugal and Vertical) Pumps - Guideline for Allowable Operating Region. Updated guideline discusses effects of operation at flow rates greater or less than flow rate at best efficiency point. It also defines preferred operating region and allowable operating region for rotodynamic pump types. Read More

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LME 2012 expands educational offerings.

July 23, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 23-24, LIA's Lasers for Manufacturing Event 2012 will provide attendees vital guidance on how to create effective and efficient laser-based production systems. Event will include 3 new courses addressing fundamentals of laser additive manufacturing, cutting, and robotics as well as two 2-hour tutorials focusing on welding and joining and ultrafast laser processes. Running concurrently with LME 2012, 2-day Laser Welding and Joining Workshop will feature 18 presentations. Read More

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IPC to Launch Educational Campaign on ITAR and PCBs.

July 23, 2012

On July 25, IPC will launch its educational campaign - Follow the Law, Protect the Board - to raise awareness and compliance with federal regulations on export of PCBs designed for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controlled equipment. Campaign kick-off meeting will take place in Washington, D.C., and IPC will also unveil white paper, Applicability of U.S. Defense Trade Controls to Printed Boards, authored by Peter Lichtenbaum. Read More

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LIA recaps LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2012.

July 23, 2012

With total exhibition area of 23,000 m², LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2012 was divided into several exhibit segments such as Laser Systems for Production Engineering, Laser and Optronics, Imaging and Optical Metrology, Optics and Optical Manufacturing. According to figures, 475 exhibitors from 19 countries and districts exhibited at tradeshow, an increase of 31.6% compared with 2011. Number of professional visitors exceeded expectation and reached 34,326, a 19% growth over last year. Read More