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Hydraulic Institute updates submersible pump standard.

July 13, 2012

ANSI/HI 11.6 - 2012 Rotodynamic Submersible Pumps for Hydraulic Performance, Hydrostatic Pressure, Mechanical, and Electrical Acceptance Tests applies to customer acceptance testing of submersible pumps driven by induction motors, unless otherwise agreed or specified. Standard provides uniform procedures for performance, hydrostatic, net positive suction head required, submersible motor integrity, and vibration testing of submersible pumps; and data recording and reporting of test results. Read More

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ICAO Committee establishes metric for aviation emissions.

July 13, 2012

Metric established by ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) will form basis of ICAO CO2 standard, setting way for CAEP to complete work on standard to reduce aviation fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Based on fuel used per unit distance at 3 different cruise conditions, metric system defines how aircraft CO2 emissions can be evaluated in way that is relevant to its operation. Metric also accounts for fuselage geometry and maximum take-off weight. Read More

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IPC Midwest set to open with big news in nanotechnology.

July 13, 2012

Bringing big news of nanotechnology to light, Alan Rae, Ph.D., CEO of NanoMaterials Innovation Center, will be Opening Session speaker at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition on August 22, 2012. In his presentation "Nanotechnology and Electronics Assembly," Dr. Rae will outline current and potential applications in areas important to IPC members - primarily on assembly of electronics and energy products using both novel printing processes and also in very conventional technology. Read More

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Robert J. Kudder honored with Award of Merit.

July 13, 2012

ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings presented Award of Merit and title of fellow to Robert J. Kudder, Ph.D., senior consultant at Raths, Raths, and Johnson Inc. in Willowbrook, IL. Member of ASTM International member and Committee E06 since 1984, Kudder served one term as E06 membership secretary from 2000-2005 and received E06 Award of Appreciation in 2007. He was also primary author of ASTM E2128, Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls. Read More

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NEMA publishes standard for motors and generators.

July 13, 2012

Approved by ANSI, ANSI/NEMA MG 1-2011 Motors and Generators conveys practical information concerning performance, safety, test, construction, and manufacture of AC and DC motors and generators. Standard also assists users in proper selection and application of motor and generators. Copy of standard may be purchased in hard or electronic format. Read More

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Pension Fix benefits both manufacturers and workers.

July 13, 2012

In her statement following announcement of highway transportation conference agreement (H.R. 4348), NAM Vice President for Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman said that flaws in pension funding formula need to be corrected in order to provide predictable financial obligation for employers year to year. By doing so, according to Coleman, manufacturers can continue on as "leaders in providing generous retirement benefits to their employees." Read More

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SME Manufacturing and Design Workshop to be held October 4-5, 2012.

July 12, 2012

Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly workshop will provide fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice that can be used for new product and process development or with existing applications. To take place at Embassy Suites, Glendale, CA, workshop will also be available virtually via live web-streaming. Led by Dan Bauer, workshop includes 6 modules on day 1 and 4 modules on day 2. Program is intended for professionals including program and quality managers and design engineers. Read More

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FABTECH 2012 will take place in Las Vegas from November 12-14.

July 12, 2012

Offering opportunity to source products and services for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, FABTECH 2012 will host more than 1,100 manufacturers and 25,000 attendees. Over 400,000 ft² of net floor space will be dedicated to live equipment demonstrations, allowing visitors to see, touch, and compare products side-by-side. Simultaneously, FABTECH educational conference will offer expert speakers and insights into manufacturing topics. Read More