Association News

Association News

Hydraulic Institute Launches eStore and standards sale.

November 13, 2014

In mid-October, Hydraulic Institute (HI) launched its redesigned, mobile-ready, online store at eStore.Pumps.org. Navigation system facilitates location of pump standards, guidebooks, and educational products, while keyword searches and category filtering offer additional means to find content. Within store, each publication is described in detail with sample content and table of contents. Visitors can also read product reviews and offer reviews of their own. Read More

Association News

SME to feature key manufacturing technologies at FABTECH.

November 12, 2014

During FABTECH 2014, SME will showcase key manufacturing technologies, host industry experts, and allow companies to test their workforce readiness at its booth, B4947. SME will have 4 technology stations featuring 3D printing, lasers, robotics, and workforce development. Each station will have either a live demonstration or an interactive component. Industry experts will speak about hot manufacturing topics, such as additive manufacturing and lasers. Read More

Association News

ASTM publishes Product Category Rules for cement industry.

November 12, 2014

ASTM has partnered with Slag Cement Association to develop new Product Category Rules for slag cement. PCR establishes criteria for developing Environmental Product Declaration for slag cement used in concrete, mortar, and other construction applications. Demonstrating company’s commitment to sustainability, quality, and responsibility, EPDs show businesses the real environmental impact of product over course of its lifetime and help differentiate product in the marketplace. Read More

Association News

ASTM Graduate Scholarships were awarded to 3 university students.

November 12, 2014

ASTM International awarded 3 graduate scholarships this year as part of its efforts is to enhance students' knowledge, understanding and application of ASTM International and its standards. Recipients of this $10,000 scholarship were Mahendran Balasubramanian (Oklahoma State University), Jenny Hill (University of Toronto), and Mohsen Seifi (Case Western Reserve University), all of whom demonstrated high levels of interest in or involvement with ASTM standards. Read More

Association News

RCI to hold 2015 Building Envelope symposium in November.

November 12, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 9–10, 2015, in Nashville, TN, Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is intended for building exterior designers and repair professionals. Symposium will feature 12 unique educational sessions presented by leading building envelope design consultants. Speakers will offer experience-based insights for specification of sound, durable exterior envelopes. Most programs focus on repair and sustainable design methods for strengthening and improving existing structures. Read More

Association News

Strategic Partnership will develop life-changing medical devices.

November 12, 2014

Southern Research Institute and University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered to develop new medical devices to improve healthcare in USA and around globe. This strategic partnership, Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology (AIMTech), will take patient-centric approach to medical technology development in areas of cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, rehabilitation engineering, and trauma. Goal is for first group of AIMTech-created devices to hit market by 2020. Read More

Association News

AAMA releases specification for blast hazard mitigation.

November 12, 2014

AAMA 510-14, Voluntary Guide Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems, provides guide for specifying these types of systems and services to meet requirements of blast hazard mitigation. Blast mitigation products are intended for reduction of injuries and fatalities of occupants under defined blast criteria. Method of installing these products is as important as the product itself, and must be evaluated during testing and/or structural analysis. Read More

Association News

EPA awards education grants to recipients in 18 states.

November 12, 2014

U.S. EPA announced completion of awards for the 2013 Environmental Education Model Grants Program. Projects include community energy education, summer programs for low-income teenagers, integration of multimedia learning tools into watershed education, environmental health education on impact of climate change and asthma, and hands-on K-12 environmental education programs. From applications received in 2013, EPA has funded 20 grants, ranging from $75,000–$200,000 for total of $2.8 million. Read More

Association News

ASTM sponsors West Conshohocken Summer Program.

November 11, 2014

ASTM International has been a longtime supporter of the annual West Conshohocken Summer Program held at the borough’s Keith MacKenzie Park. Program, which runs June 16 through August 22, is open to children and grandchildren of West Conshohocken residents free of charge. In addition to annual art contest, ASTM sponsored field trips to Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Read More

Association News

ASTM and Kuwait Society of Engineers solidify cooperation.

November 11, 2014

Supported by ASTM’s local partner in Kuwait, the National Consulting Bureau Co., cooperation agreement strengthens link between engineering community in Kuwait and technical resources available through ASTM. Cooperative promotion, training, and upcoming meetings and events are highlighted in agreement. In addition, KSE member organizations may receive preferential online access to latest versions of ASTM standards. ASTM will also provide editorial content for inclusion in AlMohandesoon magazine. Read More

Association News

ASTM and Critical Materials Institute enter into MOU.

November 10, 2014

Under Memorandum of Understanding and member agreement, ASTM will participate in the CMI Affiliates Program as an observing member. This will provide ASTM with an opportunity to interact with key stakeholders for critical materials and to educate them about ASTM and the value of standardization. CMI has agreed to join and participate in the ASTM process and to provide technical data and expertise to ASTM technical committees that develop critical materials standards. Read More

Association News

Washington Fire Company of Conshohocken thanks ASTM.

November 10, 2014

ASTM International has made a $7,000 donation to the Washington Fire Company No. 1 of Conshohocken to help replace and upgrade important lifesaving equipment. New items include FoxFury NOMAD 360 portable scene light, battery operated RHYNO windshield cutter®, and battery operated Hurst Jaws of Life® – eDRAULIC™ 2.0 cutter tool. This state-of the-art equipment will make it easier to extract victims in case of an accident, and transport them to hospital in fastest time possible. Read More

Association News

IPC-SMTA Conference to present Evaluating Conformal Coatings.

November 10, 2014

IPC and SMTA announce the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference scheduled for Nov 18–20, 2014. Conference focuses on best practices and innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Some sessions include: Evaluating Conformal Coatings; Impact of Foreign Objects and Debris on Conformal Coating Insulation Resistance; IPC CC-830B vs The Real World; and Behavior of Conformal Coatings in Sulfur Vapor Bearing Environments. Read More

Association News

United States reaches settlement with Hyundai and Kia.

November 10, 2014

U.S. EPA and Department of Justice announced settlement with Hyundai and Kia that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what automakers certified to EPA. Automakers will pay $100 million civil penalty to resolve violations concerning testing and certification of vehicles sold in America and spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent future violations. Read More

Association News

Associations announce Additive Manufacturing competition.

November 10, 2014

AMT and VDW - Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken announced launch of the International Additive Manufacturing Award competition. IAMA recognizes innovations in additive manufacturing for industrial applications, including developments in design of systems or major components, advances in processes or materials, new applications, and data generation or measurement. Winner will receive $20,000 USD cash prize and media package valued at $80,000 USD to promote winning development. Read More

Association News

NC State University Student wins ASTM paper competition.

November 7, 2014

Meredith McQuerry, PhD candidate at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, won 2014 ASTM International Student Member Paper Competition with "Post-Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear: Phases I, II and III." McQuerry will be able to present her research to ASTM Committee F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment at January 2015 standards development meetings in New Orleans, LA. Read More

Association News

ASTM becomes an AIA CES Registered Provider.

November 7, 2014

ASTM has become an approved American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System Provider, enabling architects to benefit from ASTM education courses focusing on construction and performance of buildings. ASTM courses will be listed in the AIA Course Directory, as well as in the CES Provider Connection newsletter. AIA CES-approved courses enable architects to fulfill AIA continuing education requirements and maintain state licensure. Read More

Association News

NEMA Commends Officials for Denver City Energy Project.

November 7, 2014

NEMA commended Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer Cary Kennedy, and Environmental Health Executive Doug Linkhart for their successful launch of Denver City Energy Project. As NEMA Policy Director for High-Performance Buildings, Patrick Hughes said "Cities around the country should follow Denver's lead." He cited focus on "common sense energy efficiency policies" that conserve energy while creating local construction/manufacturing jobs. Read More

Association News

PTDA honors Kevin McCloskey with Warren Pike Award.

November 6, 2014

PTDA has named Kevin McCloskey, Category Manager, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, the 24th recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry. Award was established in 1984 to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, continuous, long-term support of PTDA and the PT/MC industry, and is only presented when an individual’s achievements merit this prestigious recognition. Read More

Association News

EPA releases sustainability and climate change plans.

November 6, 2014

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather, and temperature extremes. These Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans coincide with fifth anniversary of President Obama’s 2009 Executive Order on Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, which set aggressive energy, climate, and environmental targets for agencies. Read More