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Industrial Control Equipment Shipments rise in first quarter 2010.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
May 19, 2010 NEMA Primary Industrial Controls Index climbed 11.7%, quarter-to-quarter, during first 3 months of 2010. While it has increased in each of last 3 quarters, latest gain marks largest percentage increase since second quarter 2010. Industrial control shipments also increased on year-over-year basis for first time since 2008 quarter 3, with increase of 11% percent compared to first quarter of 2009. Inflation- and seasonally-adjusted shipments remain nearly 23% below cyclical peak.
NREL's Dynamometer tests Samsung's wind turbine drive train.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory    Washington, DC 20024-2157
May 19, 2010 Outfitted with 3,550 hp electric motor coupled to 3-stage epicyclic gearbox, 2.5 MW dynamometer at U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory blasted 12.6 million lb-in. of torque at Samsung's 185,000 lb wind turbine drive train. Samsung officials wanted to learn how well their 250 ft high wind turbines would survive 25 years of gales, gusts, rain, rust, cyclones, and dust. This was the largest full-scale dynamometer test of a wind turbine drive train ever done in U.S.
Workholding Shipments are up 8.1% from fourth quarter 2009.
AMT - The Association For Mfg. Technology    McLean, VA 22102
May 19, 2010 According to AMT Advanced Workholding Technologies (AWT) Group's Workholding Market Data Report, first quarter 2010 shipments of workholding equipment were at $50.0 million which is up 10.7% from first quarter 2009. Report also shows domestic workholding equipment shipments increased 13.6% and U.S. exports decreased 15.5% from fourth quarter 2009. Additionally, first quarter 2010 employment levels were up 2.7% from fourth quarter 2009 but down 9.8% compared to first quarter of 2009.
ASQ/Metrus Survey shows impact of customer service cuts.
American Society For Quality    Milwaukee, WI 53201
May 19, 2010 Led by ASQ and Metrus Group, national survey on how various recession-survival tactics affect employees shows that cutting internal and external customer service causes most damage. Compiling data from 2,100 U.S. companies, survey says customer service cuts cause more damage than layoffs; pay cuts, pay freezes, and benefits reductions; and mandatory furloughs. Full survey findings and accompanying article are published in April issue of ASQ's Quality Progress.
EPA's Envirofacts has more than 6,300 chemicals added to database.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 18, 2010 As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson's commitment to increase public access to information on chemicals, U.S. EPA has added more than 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 chemical facilities regulated under Toxic Substances Control Act to public database called Envirofacts. Database is EPA's single point of access on the Internet for information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land in U.S. and provides tools for analyzing data.
ASQ names 2010 International Team Excellence Award finalists.
American Society For Quality    Milwaukee, WI 53201
May 18, 2010 ASQ has named 32 teams as finalists in 25th International Team Excellence Award Process. Teams from 9 countries and industries such as manufacturing, service, education, healthcare, and hospitality are vying for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards and will be part of live project presentations May 24-26, 2010 at ASQ's Annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Attendees can observe team project presentations using quality tools and creativity to demonstrate valuable business insights.
ASQ rewards achievements in quality methodology.
American Society For Quality    Milwaukee, WI 53201
May 18, 2010 ASQ will present 3 Distinguished Service Medals and 10 Society Medals and Awards during its World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Recognized for innovative contributions and achievements in area of quality methodology, recipients include Søren Bisgaard, A. Blanton Godfrey, Noriaki Kano, Paul Batalden, Douglas Beigel, Kanthassamy Senthilmaran, Mohamed Zairi, Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter, Spencer Hutchens Jr., Stephen N. Luko, David W. Bacon, Bradley Jones, and Christopher J. Nachtsheim.
Radiation-Effects Paper Compilation examines nuclear fuel cycle.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 18, 2010 Available from ASTM International, STP 1513, Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: 24th Volume, features 15 peer-reviewed papers that examine radiation damage for entire fuel cycle. In addition to effects in reactor pressure vessel steels, oxide-dispersion strengthened alloys, and austenitic stainless steels, papers cover radiation-effects topics from modeling helium bubbles to finite-element modeling of fuel bundles.
Lean Certification is available through ASQ.
American Society For Quality    Milwaukee, WI 53201
May 18, 2010 Offered to quality professionals, Lean Certification is available through ASQ (American Society for Quality) as part of its 17 certification programs. First administration of exam for ASQ is scheduled at World Conference on Quality and Improvement, May 23. Launched in 2006, Lean Certification program has 3 levels: Bronze certification emphasizes tactical aspects of lean; Silver is based on integration of lean; and Gold focuses on lean's strategic facets.
EPA/Coast Guard approve use of dispersant at BP oil leak.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 18, 2010 U.S. Coast Guard and EPA have authorized BP to use dispersants underwater at source of Deepwater Horizon leak. Dispersants are chemicals that break down oil into small drops and prevent it from reaching surface or U.S. shoreline. They are less harmful than oil and biodegrade in much shorter time. Federal government will require regular analysis of dispersant effectiveness and environmental/human impacts, and can discontinue method if negative impacts outweigh benefits.
American Power Act addresses America's energy needs.
Alliance To Save Energy    Washington, DC 20036
May 18, 2010 The Alliance to Save Energy praised Sens. John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman for releasing text of American Power Act, legislation that intends to cut carbon pollution by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and by 83% by 2050. In addition to broad limits on carbon emissions, bill provides allocations of funding from carbon allowances for energy efficiency. Bill also includes funding for innovative state and local transportation programs and planning to reduce emissions from transportation.
TIA announces host hotel and preliminary plans for 2010 GTE.
Tire Industry Association    Bowie, MD 20716-1883
May 18, 2010 Part of 2010 SEMA Show taking place Nov 1-5, 2010 Global Tire Expo will be held at the Paris Hotel. Event will include Wine and Cheese Social as well as Tire Industry Honors, which will honor this year's Tire Industry Hall of Fame recipients. Torch will be passed from current TIA President, Wayne Croswell to incoming President, Mike Berra. Offering opportunity to network and make business contacts, TIA's annual Welcome Reception will then take place at Les Artistes Steakhouse at Paris Hotel.
Heat-Air-Moisture Transport in Buildings is subject of ASTM publication.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 18, 2010 Comprised of 19 peer-reviewed papers, STP 1519, Heat-Air-Moisture Transport: Measurements and Implications in Buildings, 2nd Volume, presents laboratory and applied research activities on heat-air-moisture transport through building materials and envelope systems as well as construction industry applications. First 2 sections discuss challenges and observations associated with measurement and performance assessment, while last section deals with various application-related issues.
ASTM Book addresses fatigue of medical metallic materials.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 18, 2010 Offered in print and as E-book, STP 1515, Fatigue and Fracture of Medical Metallic Materials and Devices, 2nd Volume contains 11 peer-reviewed papers that address thermal and mechanical properties of shape memory alloys and metallic medical materials and devices. Some topics include metallurgical basics of martensitic transformations and fatigue behavior of nitinol; crystallographic basis of deformation and fracture in nitinol; FEA of stents; and arterial deformation assessment.
SIIA-Highlighted Software Firms enhance cloud/SaaS market.
Software and Information Industry Association    Washington, DC 20005-4095
May 18, 2010 SIIA announced formal industry launch of 6 independent software vendors (ISVs) in the Software-as-a-Service/cloud computing market. As Director of the SIIA Software Division, Rhianna Collier highlighted quality of firms participating at All About the Cloud Conference. Participants in NextGen Program, which advances leading-edge and startup software companies, include AppFirst; Cloudkick, Inc.; Emillion; Everyone Counts; Govascend; and Less Software.
Congressman Joe Barton honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
May 17, 2010 BIO selected Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) as Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010. Citing Barton's station as Ranking Member of House Energy and Commerce Committee, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said the congressman "has been a proponent of issues critical to our nation's biotech industry" and that his leadership "ensures that the biotechnology industry can remain a vibrant, research-intensive industry dedicated to providing life-enhancing and life-saving therapies to patients."
ASTM Compilation addresses quenching/cooling, stress, distortion.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 17, 2010 Compilation STP 1523, Quenching and Cooling, Residual Stress, and Distortion Control, brings together 59 peer-reviewed papers on various issues related to quenching and cooling, residual stress, and distortion control of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. In addition to heat transfer, modeling/simulation, and distortion/residual stresses, topics covered include property predictions, quenchants/quenching, hardenability, cooling curve analysis methodologies, and dilatometric analysis.
ASQ offers Master Black Belt Certification.
American Society For Quality    Milwaukee, WI 53201
May 17, 2010 ASQ Master Black Belt Certification provides individuals with universally recognized professional credential to affirm experience, expertise, and knowledge of current quality industry practices. To become certified, candidate must meet requirements that include portfolio review and approval and, to take MBB exam, must hold current ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Applicants must have 5 yr experience in role of SSBB/MBB or portfolio of 10 Six Sigma Black Belt projects.
ASTM Steel Committee honors Kenneth Orie with Award of Merit.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 17, 2010 For his individual contributions to standards activities, ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys honored Kenneth Orie of Hidden Valley, PA with ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. Orie has been member of ASTM International and Committee A01 since 1995 and was specifically cited for his service and leadership as chairman of Subcommittee A01.11 on Steel Plates for Boilers and Pressure Vessels.
ASTM Publication addresses concrete freeze-thaw durability.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 17, 2010 Available from ASTM International, STP 1511, Special Issue on Recent Advancement in Concrete Freezing-Thawing (F-T) Durability, features 10 peer-reviewed papers on new techniques for characterizing and predicting performance of concrete subjected to F-T cycles. Publication highlights recent advances in concrete F-T durability and will facilitate improvements in concrete void characterization, F-T durability evaluation, and test specifications.

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