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Leaders in Lean and Quality Certification Programs join forces.

March 26, 2010

In move that aligns manufacturing professionals toward single standard for Lean Certification and workforce development, American Society for Quality is joining with organizations responsible for Lean Certification program. SME-AME-The Shingo Prize-ASQ Lean Certification is independent from any prescribed curriculum and follows standards for professional credentialing programs. It incorporates investment in continuing education and practice of lean through recertification process every 3 years. Read More

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Water Industry Professionals bring issues to Capitol Hill.

March 26, 2010

At AWWA-sponsored Water Matters Fly-In, smart water security policy and infrastructure funding were top issues for 130+ water utility professionals attending from throughout US. In addition to different aspects of finance, other issues water professionals discussed with lawmakers this week included climate change impacts, pharmaceutical compounds in water, carbon sequestration, hydraulic fracturing, and perchlorate. Read More

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AWWA Webcast to focus on disinfection byproducts research.

March 26, 2010

Disinfection By-Products: Recent Research Raises Concerns webcast will address use of alternatives to chlorine for disinfection of water as well as possible unintended consequences. To be held April 7, program will tackle subjects such as investigating use of chloramine ahead of ozonation for controlling bromate, optimization of coagulation processes to balance treatment objectives for natural organic matter, and particle removal in low-alkalinity, low-turbidity water source. Read More

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Registration for BSA 2010 Convention will end March 31.

March 26, 2010

Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) reminds industry leaders that registration deadline for 2010 Annual Convention, "A Look Back to Step Ahead," is March 31. Taking place in Naples, FL from May 1-4, event will feature program based on business expertise of past and present BSA leaders as well as their view of bearing industry's future. In addition to panel presentations, event offers industry updates from ABMA/BSA, Conference Tables Session, and informal networking opportunities. Read More

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TIA Supplier Guide is available online.

March 26, 2010

TIA has announced addition of TIA Supplier Guide to its website, which allows members who supply products and services to tire industry to reach tens of thousands of potential customers. Guide enables professionals to perform targeted searches for products and services using either user-defined keyword search or alphabetized directory search by product categories. Read More

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SAMPE and SME to join forces in Salt Lake City.

March 26, 2010

For the first time, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineers' Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition will be held in conjunction with SME's Tooling for Composites Conference and Exhibition. Joint trade show will take place at Salt Palace Convention Center on Oct 12-13, 2010. Combining these two events will provide each event's traditional attendee with access to exhibitors and conference programs they may not otherwise have attended. Read More

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Environmental Site Assessment Course to be offered online.

March 26, 2010

E1527 Environmental Site Assessment Course, the result of eLearning joint venture by ASTM International and Environmental Data Resources, will be offered online for first time. Under terms of partnership, EDR will coordinate, host, and co-promote course, while ASTM instructors will develop content and facilitate course. A cornerstone of environmental due diligence, E1527 Phase I is expected to be available by late summer. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover ice makers, steam/hot water boilers.

March 26, 2010

As American National Standard from Underwriters Laboratories, UL 563-2009, Standard for Safety for Ice Makers, covers ice makers that automatically manufacture and harvest ice in cube, flake, or other readily usable form. Another standard, ANSI Z21.13-2010/CSA 4.9-2010, Gas-Fired Low Pressure Steam and Hot Water Boilers, provides guidelines for safe operation, substantial and durable construction, and acceptable performance of gas-fired low-pressure steam and hot water boilers. Read More

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Fareed Zakaria chairs global biotech innovation panel.

March 26, 2010

Fareed Zakaria, author, journalist and host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, will moderate discussion on state of biotech hubs and innovation around globe during 2010 BIO International Convention. Panel will review results and central themes of annual study highlighting key international developments produced by Scientific American in cooperation with BIO. Specifically, session will focus on survey results from Scientific American Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective. Read More

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Post Hole Digger Safety Standard to be developed by ASABE.

March 26, 2010

To supplement existing standards, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is developing new standard: Safety for Tractor-Mounted, Boom-Type Post Hole Diggers. Its purpose will be to establish safety recommendations for use and operation of boom-type post hole diggers designed for attachment to 3-point hitch of agricultural tractors. No other ASABE standard pertains exclusively to boom-type post hole diggers. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses safe application of 3D imaging.

March 26, 2010

ASTM E2641, Practice for Best Practices for Safe Application of 3D Imaging Technology, presents plan for using equipment correctly, addressing such concerns as ensuring that laser beams do not cause distractions for motorists and equipment operators. In addition, ASTM E2641 covers context of on-site safety, including use of ladders and scaffolding in projects, understanding specifics of highway applications, and knowing whether there are hazardous areas in processing plants. Read More

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AIA urges Congress to simplify small business contracting.

March 26, 2010

Small businesses in aerospace industry face challenges in doing business with federal government. Representing AIA, Robert R. Sprole III told House Small Business Committee that small companies represent about 70% of manufactured items in aerospace business. For small businesses, barriers to entry for federal contracting are onerous and financial requirements are difficult. On behalf of AIA, Sprole urged Congress to order a study of how complex laws and regulations can be simplified. Read More

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Nominations accepted for IEC Young Professionals 2010 Workshop.

March 25, 2010

Scheduled for October 13-15, Young Professionals 2010 Workshop will be held in conjunction with IEC 2010 General Meeting and will bring together professionals at the start of their careers in electrotechnical standardization and conformance. Participants will learn about IEC, standardization strategies, and conformity assessment. They will also receive invitation to attend technical meetings where standards are developed and be able to observe meeting of IEC Standardization Management Board. Read More

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ACLASS Earns FCC Recognition for laboratory accreditation.

March 25, 2010

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS to accredit laboratories that perform testing of telecommunication equipment subject to FCC rules. This was based on FCC review of information submitted by ACLASS and comments received during public comment period. Together, these indicated ACLASS demonstrated it possessed appropriate credentials and expertise to perform accreditation of testing labs that test equipment to FCC requirements. Read More

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WESTEC Advanced Productivity Exposition goes biennial.

March 25, 2010

According to SME, WESTEC Advanced Productivity Exposition will alternate years with SME's new AeroDef Manufacturing event. WESTEC has been instrumental in showing how technologies created for aerospace and defense have application in industries as diverse as medical, energy, electronics, consumer goods, aircraft, general manufacturing, and automotive aftermarket. Re-designed WESTEC 2012 will have emphasis on best business practices, adopting latest technologies for emerging industries. Read More

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Annual Event showcased standards' role in automobile innovation.

March 25, 2010

Held March 3-4, 2010 at Geneva International Motor Show, Fully Networked Car annual event, organized by World Standards Cooperation (WSC), highlighted developments in technology and network requirements for electric cars. Key players involved in development of standards discussed current and future role of information and communication technologies in motor vehicles. Workshop topics included call for sustainability in industry at economic, environmental, and societal levels. Read More

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ANSI Website Section helps mitigate ID theft and fraud.

March 25, 2010

ANSI's Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel announced launch of IDSP workspace, a dedicated section of ANSI website designed to help fight identity theft and fraud. IDSP is a cross-sector coordinating body where private and public sector interests work cooperatively to address need for voluntary consensus standards, guidelines, and industry best practices related to identity crime. Website also includes discussion board and calendar for posting identity-related events. Read More

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Marion C. Blakey addresses FAA reauthorization.

March 25, 2010

According to Marion C. Blakey, passage of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill by Senate is step forward to restoring program and budget stability to nation's largest operational agency. AIA is particularly pleased with Senate's foreign repair station provision, which seeks to honor bilateral aviation safety agreements. AIA is also a strong supporter of administration's goal to accelerate NextGen implementation. Read More

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SME to hold AeroDef Manufacturing Exposition in Anaheim, CA.

March 25, 2010

AeroDef Manufacturing Exposition is scheduled for launch April 5-7, 2011, at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Event will address way commercial and military aircraft are designed, developed, and produced. Technologies that trim delivery times and control costs will be addressed, and presentations by industry experts will give attendees latest forecast on industry dynamics. Exposition will alternate years with WESTEC Advanced Productivity Exposition. Read More

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Innovative Technology Center to showcase leading edge technologies.

March 25, 2010

IPC announces products that will be featured in Innovative Technology Center at IPC APEX EXPO(TM), April 6-8, 2010. Assessed by IPC Review Board of industry experts, products were selected based on representation of new or emerging technology of significant value and relevance to electronics manufacturing. Some winners include DEK VectorGuard® Double Layer Platinum Stencil, F5000H Laser Marker, Loctite PowerstrateXtreme Printable thermal management material, and Nordson EFD UV-traceable Solder Paste. Read More