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EASTEC comes to West Springfield May 22-24.

Held at Eastern States Expo Center in West Springfield, MA, EASTEC 2007 brings latest manufacturing equipment and services to buyers. Decision makers from aerospace, defense, medical, consumer products, and other industries can visit one location with all equipment and metalworking technologies needed to compete domestically and globally. Event also offers Automation, Lean and Quality Resource...

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MAPI provides analysis on durable goods orders.

According to analysis from Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, durable goods orders rose 2.5% in February, but had declined 9.3% in January. Gains in February's orders were concentrated in defense and aerospace. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, key indicator of equipment spending in GDP accounts, declined 1.2% in February after falling...

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MAPI Survey offers insight on product safety.

Survey of Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance Functions within Manufacturing Sector identifies corporate departments most responsible for product safety and regulatory compliance functions. It describes titles, educational backgrounds, and reporting structures that address product safety, and identifies metrics companies use to measure and audit safety efforts. Report serves as research tool...

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NCMS Honors Seymour Johnson AFB for EWIS contribution.

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) recognized the 4th Component Maintenance Squadron, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB), for contribution to the Enhanced Wiring Integrity Systems (EWIS) project. Team members determined more than 34% of F-15E Strike Eagle maintenance issues were caused by electrical problems, and were able to trim 9,000 work hours from regular...

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Institute announces production of rigidity tester.

Used by manufacturers for testing resistance to bending and buckling of single-use foodservice packaging products, 2007 Rigidity Tester determines rigidity of paper and plastic plates, platters, bowls, and trays used in foodservice venues. Electrified, digitized unit will also be used by 3rd party laboratory to establish numerical ranges of rigidity to designate Lightweight, Medium Weight, Heavy...

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MHIA Roundtable of Industry Leaders releases 2007 forecast.

During meeting, MHIA Roundtable of Industry Leaders forecasted continued growth in New Orders of 3-5% in 2007 followed by slower growth or contraction in 2008. Continued growth in shipments of 7-10% is expected followed by mild contraction in 2008, and Consumption is expected to grow 6.5-9.5% in 2007 followed by modest to no growth in 2008. Key issues facing material handling and logistics...

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Foodservice Packaging Industry survey is optimistic about 2007.

Annual survey of foodservice packaging manufacturers and suppliers found that 79% of responding North American manufacturers are optimistic about sales in 2007, with 84% planning to buy new machinery, as are 75% of those responding in Europe, with 67% planning on new purchases. Operators indicated they are most troubled by food safety, labor shortages, and nutritional concerns, and such issues as...

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Seminar to address global standards and developing economies.

IEEE, in collaboration with Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies, will present Global Standards and Developing Economies: Broadband Access and Infrastructure, seminar on May 9-10 in Tunis, Tunisia. Hosted by IEEE Standards Association Corporate Program, conference targets leaders from industry, government, and international standards organizations to share insight on how local entities...

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American Chemistry Council renews agreement with EPA.

American Chemistry Council (ACC) has renewed Memorandum of Understanding that establishes partnership between ACC's Responsible Care-® initiative and EPA's National Environmental Performance Track program. Objective of MOU is to promote high levels of environmental performance and maximize dialog and collaboration between EPA and ACC. It also streamlines Performance Track application for...

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ASTM sets standard for nuclear remote viewing systems.

With C 1661, Guide for Viewing Systems for Remotely Operated Facilities, ASTM established minimum requirements for viewing systems for remotely operated facilities, including hot cells used for processing and handling of nuclear and radioactive materials. Some equipment covered by C 1661 includes radiation-hardened and nonradiation-hardened cameras, lenses, camera housings and positioners,...

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