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NMC to develop welding process solution for ships.

NMC has received approval from the Office of Naval Research to develop a project that mechanizes the process of weld grinding on hull and deck panels for DDG 1000 Class ships. Mechanizing the grinding process will avoid damaging the surfaces adjacent to the hull plating butt welds, and reduce workforce hazards. Expected to increase productivity and decrease production costs, 24-month project will...

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NCCCO announces 2007 elected directors and officers.

Board of Directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced that John Kennedy of Manitowoc Crane Group will serve a third one year term as President, and that Ronald Schad, Essex Crane Rental, will continue as Immediate Past President. J. Chris Ryan has been elected as Secretary/Treasurer, Gary M. Higdem as Trade Associations Vice President, and...

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NIST issues guidelines to promote RFID security.

According to NIST report, organizations planning to use RFID technology should also systematically evaluate the possible security and privacy risks and use best practices to mitigate them. Publication focuses on RFID applications for asset management, tracking, matching, and process and supply chain control, and recommends using firewalls between RFID and other organization databases, as well as...

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Nanotechnology Center is accepting research proposals.
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Nanotechnology Center is accepting research proposals.

NIST announced today that its Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is now accepting proposals for nanotechnology-related research projects. Research areas include: devices, architectures, and interconnects for electronics; fabrication and assembly for nanomanufacturing and nanofabrication; and conversion, storage, and transport research with energy applications. Center will accept...

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IBEX 2007 will feature a new resource pavilion.

Compliance and Standards Resource Pavilion will host exhibitors that are experts in national and international Rules and Regulations. They will provide services ranging from compliance inspections and certifications and all necessary requirements for small craft and their components. A source for the latest boatbuilding technologies, tools, and materials, IBEX targets boat builders, designers,...

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EPA signs marine engine and boat evaporative emission rule.

On April 17th, the EPA signed a proposed rule titled, Control of Emissions from Non-road Spark Ignition Engines and Equipment , which will impact boatbuilders, outboard and inboard/sterndrive gasoline engine manufacturers, and manufacturers of marine generators. It will require spark ignited marine engine manufacturers to meet new emission standards beginning in 2009, and boatbuilders to reduce...

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NMC initiates transmission housings project for helicopters.

NMC has received direction from Navy ManTech to initiate an H-53 helicopter project, Improved Manufacturing Materials and Processes for Corrosion Resistant Transmission Housings, which will improve acquisition cost, life-cycle cost and corrosion resistance of the current cast H-53 transmission housings. Team will optimize the housings to reduce maintenance and replacement costs while maintaining...

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NEII announces 2007 Board of Directors.

National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) announced election of its new Board of Directors, effective March 28, 2007. Officers include Scott Stadelman as President, Vic Harada as Vice President, Jack Hoare as Treasurer, and Edward Donoghue as Secretary. Bruce Brenizer of Mitsubishi Elevator and Timothy Grace of Schindler Elevator Corporation will serve on the Trust Committee, as will Charles Moore...

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Washington State to require crane and operator certification.

Law HB 2171 requires that no employer or contractor may permit a crane operator engaged in construction work to operate a crane unless the operator is qualified. Operators must have valid certificate for type of crane they operate, and have up to 2,000 hr of documented crane experience. Written and practical examinations must be administered for recertification of crane operators at least every 5...

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NASFM announces winners of Retail Design Awards 2007.

During March 7th awards ceremony, 52 awards were presented in recognition of the inspirational design of retail environments. Fixture of the Year was awarded to Lily Simon for its elegant fixture grouping, while Shu uemura, submitted by NASFM member High Country Millwork, was named Store of the Year. Bloomindale's Executive Vice President of Creative Services, Jack Hruska, was recognized as the...

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