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IPC developing best industry practices for IP protection.

March 18, 2010

IPC Intellectual Property Committee will release its first draft of standard for protection of IP designed into PCBs at open meeting, April 6, at IPC EXPO®. Titled "Best Industry Practices for Intellectual Property Protection," draft addresses issues such as physical and information security, employee data access, computer networks, and destruction of scrap metal. Industry members from electronics manufacturing are invited to attend meeting to review draft standard and provide input. Read More

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Layered Graphene Sheets could solve hydrogen storage issues.

March 18, 2010

According to research at NIST and University of Pennsylvania, graphene - carbon formed into sheets a single atom thick - appears to be promising base material for capturing hydrogen. Graphene does not store hydrogen well in its original form, but if oxidized graphene sheets are stacked atop one another, connected by molecules that link layers to one another and maintain space between them, graphene-oxide framework can accumulate hydrogen and potentially store hydrogen for fuel cells. Read More

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NIST helps develop testing infrastructure for health IT systems.

March 18, 2010

As mandated by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NIST and Department of Health and Human Services are working with health IT system vendors, standards organizations, certification bodies, and system implementers to develop suite of software tools to support health IT testing infrastructure. Tools are intended to help vendors test health IT products and ensure basic functionality, such as the calculation of body mass index or proper formatting of common electronic health records in XML. Read More

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BIO's 2010 Convention to feature speaker David Kappos.

March 18, 2010

Intellectual Property Super Session, to take place May 3 at 2010 BIO International Convention, will include David Kappos, Director of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as speaker. Event will be entitled Leveraging IP to Spur Global Biotechnology Innovation, Investment, and Jobs. Kappos' comments will provide insight into global IP issues, future of patent reform, and effect of patent policy on scientific discovery, said Jim Greenwood. Read More

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Manufacturers encouraged by FCC's National Broadband Plan.

March 18, 2010

According to NAM President John Engler, NAM is pleased to see FCC put forth its broadband plan that aims to increase broadband accessibility and speed to wide population including manufacturers and consumers in rural areas. Manufacturers' access to high-speed voice, video, and data provides limitless opportunities for advancing innovation and job creation. Manufacturers recognize critical need to promote policies that support world-class telecommunications system. Read More

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ACE10 Operators' Day to be held June 22.

March 18, 2010

On Operators' Day, water operators will have access to technical sessions and exhibit hall at cost of $125 for AWWA members or $155 for non-members. This includes opportunity to earn continuing education units upon completion of designated technical sessions and exhibit hall sessions. ACE10 will also offer events that will enable attendees to explore future of safe water, gain insight into cutting-edge research and best practices, and experience latest products and services available. Read More

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Workshop at NIST to focus on preserving digital data.

March 18, 2010

From March 29-31, experts will gather at "U.S. Workshop on Roadmap for Digital Preservation Interoperability Framework" to develop a standards roadmap on preserving vast amount of digital data over long term. According to study by International Data Corp, by 2011 there will be 1,610 exabytes of digital information. Digital preservation standard will enable users and systems to access digital content even when preserved on varied equipment by different digital preservation repositories. Read More

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ANSI to hold couse on national standards development.

March 18, 2010

Scheduled for March 31, 2010, The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process will provide attendees with greater understanding of practical application of the development process and procedures and benefits of accreditation by the Institute. Discussions will center on accreditation, standards approval, and audit requirements, all stages in ANS development process, and thorough review of ANSI Essential Requirements. Read More

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ANSI invites comments on U.S.-China conformity assessment.

March 18, 2010

ANSI has teamed with U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC) in support of U.S. Department of Commerce project on conformity assessment issues in China. Project aims to include roundtable discussions with U.S. and Chinese industry, government, and conformity assessment practitioners to address concerns by U.S. companies. Kick-off meeting for project was held March 9, 2010 and questions or suggestions can be submitted by Friday, March 26 to Elise Owen of ANSI or Ryan Ong of USCBC. Read More

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Government Transition to Cloud Computing. to be addressed at conference.

March 17, 2010

Scheduled for April 5th, SIIA's annual SaaS/Gov conference will explore government's adoption of Software as a Service and how the cloud has simplified operations and made federal IT infrastructure more interoperable. Conference will include executives from Salesforce.com and Google, who will evaluate wide range of applications and how they are being utilized by the government. Panels and presentations will also address social media, security, and transparency issues. Read More

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ASHRAE Conference to focus on energy-conserving practices.

March 16, 2010

Scheduled for April 19-20, ASHRAE's specialty conference titled Existing Buildings in Urban Areas: Dramatically Cutting the Energy Waste, will guide building community and government in reducing energy in existing buildings. Speakers will include Tony Malkin, President of Malkin Properties and Jody Durst, Co-President of The Durst Organization. These owners will help highlight NYC's "Greener, Greater Buildings" laws, the first in nation to address energy usage in existing buildings. Read More

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AEM Seminars focus on product safety, training, and liability.

March 16, 2010

Scheduled for April 26-28, Product Safety and Compliance Seminar provides forum for equipment manufacturing professionals to discuss issues involved in design, manufacture, and use of their products. Half-day "Best Practices for Product Safety Leaders" course will cover key aspects of product life cycle. Liability Seminar, scheduled for April 29, will offer 5 real-life case studies from veteran trial attorneys with equipment industry experience. Read More

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Tomas L. Angle made Hydraulic Institute's Member of the Year.

March 16, 2010

Thomas L. Angle, VP of Product Engineering for Weir Specialty Pumps has been named Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2009 Member of the Year in recognition for distinguishing himself by advancing technical work of HI in various venues. According to HI Technical Director Gregg Romanyshyn, Mr. Angle "consistently offers sound ideas that help drive the often arduous standards development and approval process. Again and again Tom demonstrates strong leadership skills." Read More

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Julian Atchia receives award for ANSI standard contribution.

March 16, 2010

Julian Atchia, New Product Development Manager for SJE-Rhombus®, was presented with an award from the Hydraulic Institute (HI) concerning his contributions to writing ANSI/HI standard 9.6.4-2009 (Vibration Measurements and Allowable Values for Rotodynamic Pumps). This award was presented by HI Technical Director Gregg Romanyshyn to Julian, who is active as chair and member in several committees. Read More

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Organizations Collaborate to create standards for green building.

March 15, 2010

ASHRAE, ICC, USGBC, and IES have come together to establish green building code designed to accelerate green building practice across US. The culmination of such work, International Green Construction Code (IGCC), represents merger of 2 national efforts to develop adoptable and enforceable green building codes. IGCC provides building industry with language that broadens and strengthens building codes as to hasten construction of high-performance green buildings. Read More

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SME adds 4 new events to 2010 schedule.

March 15, 2010

Designed to address industry in transition, SME's new events are targeted regionally and by technology, providing value to highly qualified audiences and greater exhibitor ROI. Events include Manufacturing Innovations - Medical US from May 4-6, Atlantic Manufacturing Technology Show from Sept 21-23, Manufacturing Innovations - Aerospace/Defense from Oct 20-21, and Manufacturing Innovations - Medical Canada, scheduled for Nov 3-4. Read More

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Papers invited for 2011 symposium on pavement performance.

March 15, 2010

Scheduled for Dec. 5, 2011, International Symposium on Pavement Performance: Trends, Advances, and Challenges will cover issues such as condition survey, friction measurement, pavement-tire noise, ground penetrating radar, and structural adequacy testing. Presenters/authors are asked to address topics that would allow attendees to gain insight into needs, methodologies, and trends in pavement testing, performance monitoring, data collection/interpretation, and instrumentation. Read More

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American Trucking Assoc. IT & Logistics Council to hold annual meeting.

March 15, 2010

The Information Technology and Logistics Council of American Trucking Associations will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting - along with the Trucking Industry's IT Exhibition - in conjunction with ATA's National Accounting and Finance Council on May 3-5. Meeting will include sessions designed to provide insight into IT strategies and financial management practices that are shaping trucking industry's rapidly changing technology and business environment. Read More

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Manufacturing Technology Consumption up 26% over last January.

March 12, 2010

According to AMTDA (American Machine Tool Distributors' Association) and AMT, January US manufacturing technology consumption totaled $130.96 million. This total, as reported by companies participating in USMTC program, was down 40.3% from December but up 26.2% from total reported for January 2009. US manufacturing technology consumption is also reported on regional basis for 5 geographic breakdowns of the United States: Northeast, Southern, Midwest, Central, and Western. Read More

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Fluid Power Industry Conference exceeds expectations.

March 12, 2010

Over 100 industry leaders from NFPA member companies converged on Laguna Beach, CA from February 24-27 for 2010 NFPA Annual Conference, which provided executives critical information about leading their organizations forward. As Means to connect, conference provided educational and networking opportunities. Updates on NFPA initiatives were also provided, including Technology Roadmap for Fluid Power Industry and Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Read More