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Laboratory Automation Conference welcomed 4,600 registrants.

Held from January 27-31 at Palm Springs Convention Center, LabAutomation2007 featured 100 podium presentations organized in 5 educational tracks, 19 short courses, 172 poster presentations, 27 academic travel awards, 22 industry-sponsored workshops, more than 35 new products, and 217 exhibitors in 397 booths. Three special sessions included Can Technology Save Drug Discovery? , Laboratory of the...

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Ruling strengthens case for reducing vehicle weight.

Reacting to Supreme Court ruling that EPA can regulate auto emissions associated with global warming, Aluminum Association, Inc. noted that application of lightweight materials, along with other advanced technologies, could help reduce emissions. Nearly 90% of automotive aluminum is recovered and recycled, saving nearly 95% of CO2 associated with primary aluminum production. Aluminum can be used...

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AAMA releases voluntary specs for thermoset profiles.

Created by AAMA Fiberglass Material Council, voluntary specifications set test procedures and performance requirements for coating of fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles used in windows, doors, and skylights. Specifications will facilitate AAMA certification and ultimately assist architects and owners by helping to ensure consistently higher quality in fiber-reinforced thermoset components, which...

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Conference and Expo exceeded ACCA expectations.

On March 6-8 at Disney's Coronado Springs resort in Orlando, ACCA held its annual meeting with over 1,800 peopled attending over a 3-day period. Themed Imagination in Action, the meeting encouraged new ideas and helped contractors connect with each other. Indoor Air Expo, held in conjunction with conference, featured over 200 booth spaces, while conference featured over 22 breakout workshops,...

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ACCA calls for enforcement of EPA rules.

On March 16, association's immediate past chairman, Richard Dean of Environmental Systems Associates in Maryland, told Small Business Administration's Regional Regulatory Fairness Board that EPA's Section 608 regulations are not achieving goals of reducing ozone-depleting compounds in atmosphere. He urged EPA to enforce section 608, or rescind provisions completely. While ACCA supports Section...

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IMTS to offer market research tool to exhibitors.

AMT announces partnership with Ethnnometrics to measure purchase experience, the science of measuring effectiveness of selling environment in creating interaction between buyer and seller, at IMTS in September, 2008. Analysts will measure effectiveness of show layout and design for optimum traffic flow, key characteristics and behaviors that attract attendees, and effectiveness of exhibitors in...

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FMA Members can receive help to control utility bills.

Through FMA's affinity partnerships, members can access exclusive offers and discounts from leading materials, business and service providers, including electric service. Fabricators and Manufacturers Association has teamed with Affiliated Power Purchasers International Savings Solution Program to help offer price reductions. APPI assists members by identifying opportunities to reduce...

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Conference and Expo will focus on fluid power.

Planned for May 15-16 in Tampa, FL, Fluid Power Conference and Expo will showcase 16 solution seminars on variety of topics including fluid power fundamentals, compressed air preparation, motion control basics, and hydraulic systems filtration. Attendees can see new products, build relationships, hear about industry trends and issues, and invest in their business future. Expanded seminar will...

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Standards evaluate accuracy of manufacturing measurements.

Together with colleagues from industry and standards organizations, NIST has completed 5-part series of standards that describe ways personnel can communicate, evaluate, and respond to uncertainties in manufactured part measurements. ASME B89.7 standards address role of measurement uncertainty when accepting or rejecting products; methods to overcome differences between two parties in evaluation...

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Alliance responds to Mass v. EPA decision.

In response to US Supreme Court decision on Massachusetts v. EPA, President and CEO of Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Dave McCurdy commented that there needs to be a national, federal, economy-wide approach to addressing greenhouse gases. Alliance looks forward to working with Congress and administration, including EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in developing...

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