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Workshops address challenges of lean transformations.

July 3, 2012

Lean Enterprise Institute announced one of its most comprehensive programs of lean management workshops with opening of registration for 17 workshops in Indianapolis, IN, Sept 18-20, 2012. Sessions will address both technical and social aspects of lean manufacturing and lean service transformations. Workshops will focus on how to develop lean management systems, cultures, and behaviors, as well as help managers apply lean tools to manufacturing, job shops, services, IT, and product development. Read More

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Broadband passes 600 million subscriber milestone.

July 3, 2012

According to figures published by Broadband Forum and prepared by broadband industry analysts Point Topic, global total of broadband subscribers soared to over 600 million in first quarter of 2012, indicating further acceleration in growth as over 100 million new lines were added in less than 18 months. Asia continues to be biggest overall region with 262,080,147 subscribers in total, having added 8,575,397 new lines at growth rate of 3.38% in quarter and 15.19% in year. Read More

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ASTM Committee supports radiation processing industry.

July 3, 2012

ASTM Subcommittee E10.01 on Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications has been reorganized as ASTM Committee E61 on Radiation Processing. New main committee will revise and maintain existing Subcommittee E10.01 standards as well as develop new standards that cover entire irradiation process, from dosimetry selection to analysis of routine processing results. Committee E61 will continue to sponsor Workshops on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing. Read More

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NEMA Welcomes federal transportation funding compromise.

July 3, 2012

NEMA welcomed bipartisan approval by House and Senate of legislation to consolidate and reauthorize federal highway and transit programs. Package includes support for developing and deploying technology solutions to increase efficiency of U.S. roadways and make them safer and less congested. NEMA worked to include beneficial provisions in this new law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which sets funding levels and requirements through September 2014. Read More

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ASTM approves seamless nickel alloy pipe and tube standard.

July 3, 2012

Developed by Subcommittee B02.07 on Refined Nickel and Cobalt and Their Alloys, ASTM B983, Specification for Precipitation Hardened or Cold Worked, Seamless Nickel Alloy Pipe and Tube will be used to define strength and corrosion resistance of covered alloys. ASTM B983 outlines chemical composition ranges and heat treatment parameters that users will need to obtain minimum mechanical properties listed in standard. Three primary alloys covered include UNS N07022, UNS N07725, and UNS N07740. Read More

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Eighteen U.S. Teachers receive Presidential Innovation Award.

July 2, 2012

White House Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with U.S. EPA, has announced winners of 2011-2012 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. Eighteen teachers are being recognized for exceptional work as leaders in field of environmental education in formal school settings. Award recipients and their local education agencies will receive monetary awards and commemorative plaques to help support and encourage use of environmental education in classrooms and schools. Read More

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Cell Phone Policy can protect Gases and Welding Distributors.

July 2, 2012

In light of final rule from U.S. DOT prohibiting drivers of commercial motor vehicles from using handheld cell phones while operating their vehicles, gases and welding distributorships should review their cell phone use policies for all employees and vehicles. GAWDA's Government Affairs and Human Resources Legal Consultant Richard P. Schweitzer, Esq., breaks down latest ruling in "Review Your Cell Phone Policy," which appears in Welding and Gases Today. Read More

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Powder Metal Technology gaining interest in titanium industry.

July 2, 2012

Several companies are exploring how powdered metal techniques might be used as lower-cost alternative to produce titanium, and if such pilot programs are demonstrated to be commercially viable, they could open up wider spectrum of commercial/industrial applications for titanium. Responding to this interest, TITANIUM 2012 conference and exhibition will feature general session speaker panels on titanium powder production and manufacturing parts from titanium powder. Read More