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AEC announces tools for designers and engineers.

July 16, 2012

In June, AEC unveiled redesigned website and 2012 edition of AEC Buyers' Guide. Council's website at www.AEC.org includes information from previous site, with significant enhancements related to applications, sustainability, and fabrication. Offering comprehensive directory of AEC Extruder Members, Buyers' Guide includes such information as company headquarters, plant locations, contact names, press sizes, maximum circle size, forms produced, and types of services offered. Read More

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Manufacturing Day aims to raise awareness of career options.

July 16, 2012

Sponsored in part by FMA, Manufacturing Day (October 5, 2012) will highlight importance of manufacturing to USA economy and draw attention to available high-skill jobs. Open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events held at participating facilities aim to introduce as many people as possible to crucial role manufacturing plays in local communities and USA. Also, grassroots events will introduce manufacturers to business improvement resources and services. Read More

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SAE offers third edition of Vehicle Brake Design and Safety.

July 16, 2012

"Brake Design and Safety" provides basic theoretical fundamentals and analytical tools necessary to design braking systems for passenger vehicles and trucks. Book's goal is to help develop brakes that comply with safety standards, minimize consumer complaints, and perform safely and efficiently before and while electronic brake controls become active. Expanded chapters cover thermal analysis of automotive brakes, analysis of hydraulic brake systems, and single vehicle braking dynamics. Read More

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EPA GHG Permitting Requirements maintain focus on large emitters.

July 16, 2012

U.S. EPA will not revise greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds under Clean Air Act (CAA). Final rule - part of EPA's common-sense, phased-in approach to GHG permitting under CAA, announced in 2010 and upheld by U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit - maintains focus on nation's largest emitters that account for nearly 70% of total GHG pollution from stationary sources. EPA is also finalizing provision that lets companies set plant-wide emissions limits for GHGs. Read More

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NREL Researcher selected for DOE Early Career Research Program.

July 16, 2012

Kirstin Alberi, researcher at U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) NREL, has been selected by DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences as one of 68 scientists to participate in DOE's Early Career Research Program. Based on her work on "Light-Stimulated Epitaxy of Novel Semiconductor Alloys and Heterostructures," Alberi is eligible to receive up to $2.5 million in research grants over 5 years. Her project explores use of energy from light to aid semiconductor film growth. Read More

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NREL Staff donates more than 1,000 lb of food for the needy.

July 16, 2012

During recent drive, employees at NREL donated enough food to feed 50 adults and 100 children for a week. Food was donated to the Action Center in Lakewood, which has as its mission "to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless." When food was brought to Action Center and placed on the scale, it totaled 1,198 pounds. Read More

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ACerS-NIST Database adds approximately 1,400 new diagrams.

July 13, 2012

Under new agreement with its partner, American Ceramic Society, NIST is offering single-user licenses to ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams database for $950, down from $2,995. Developed from masses of data and models, diagrams tell engineer what compounds and crystal structures will result from mixing set of starting materials in given ratios at given temperature. Version 3.4 has approximately 24,800 diagrams, including 892 entries with approximately 1,400 new diagrams. Read More

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NIST updates guidelines for mobile device security.

July 13, 2012

NIST has released proposed update to guidelines for securing devices such as smart phones and tablets that are used by federal government. Revised guidelines recommend using software technology that centralizes device management at organization level to secure both agency-issued and personally owned devices that are used for government business. Guidelines also offer recommendations for selecting, implementing, and using centralized management technologies. Read More