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NASA Partners with Rolls-Royce on braze joint technology testing.

Rolls-Royce will- collaborate with NASA- to develop braze joint performance prediction methods for critical structures subject to complex loading conditions. Via this partnership, Rolls-Royce will establish- braze Failure Assessment Diagram (FAD) for use in defining acceptable stress combinations and margins of safety of braze joints and braze repair structures. NASA will receive verification...

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May 2014 MCI-EFI shows confidence at 2-year high for third month.

May 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows overall market confidence at 65.4. While peaking at highest index level in- 2 years for third consecutive month, this number is relatively unchanged from April's 65.1.- Other conditions covered by this index include assessments regarding expected business conditions, demand for leases and loans to fund capital...

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THE BIG M Event will address skills gap in manufacturing.

Produced by SME, THE BIG M will take place June 9–12, 2014 in Detroit, MI with focus on how to close skills gap in order for American manufacturers to remain competitive. Events of June 12 will include several panels and breakout sessions on obtaining and training skilled and capable workforce, talent retention, and coping with skills gap. According to SME's Jeannine Kunz, increases in...

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BIO urges Governor Markell to sign critical legislation.

BIO and the Delaware BioScience Association call upon Governor Markell to sign critical legislation to create pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 118 seeks to properly preserve patient access to accurate prescription information, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. BIO will...

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Congressman Mick Mulvaney tours Isola's S.C. facility.

Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5) visited Isola Group S.à r.l.’s manufacturing facility in Ridgeway, S.C., to learn about policy and regulatory issues affecting electronics manufacturing industry. Visit included tour of facility that manufactures laminate materials used to fabricate printed boards used in advanced electronics. Congressman met with Isola’s Mike Gastonguay,...

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Titanium Metals Corp to pay civil penalty for TSCA violations.

Titanium Metals Corporation has agreed to pay $13.75 million civil penalty and perform extensive investigation and cleanup of potential contamination stemming from unauthorized manufacture and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls at its manufacturing facility in Henderson, NV. Penalty is the largest ever imposed for violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act at a single facility. TIMET will...

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Refinery Emissions Standards will protect nearby neighborhoods.

To protect nearby neighborhoods, U.S. EPA is proposing updates to- toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries. Specific elements include monitoring and public availability of air concentrations of benzene around fenceline perimeter of refineries; upgraded emission controls for storage tanks, including controls for smaller tanks; performance requirements for flares to ensure waste...

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Congressman Randy Hultgren tours Petroferm via IPC program.

Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) visited Petroferm, a Vantage Chemicals business, at Lambent Technologies manufacturing facility in Gurnee, IL to learn about priority legislative and regulatory issues impacting electronics manufacturing industry. Hultgren was led around by Petroferm Cleaning's Dan Romani, who spoke on such policy and regulatory issues as export controls, R&D tax credits,...

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NADCA applauds passage of R&D Tax Credit bill.

NADCA applauded passage by U.S. House of Representatives of bill- making the Research and Development Tax Credit permanent.- Sponsored by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and John Larson (D-CT), bill passed by vote of 274-131. NADCA and its members invest heavily in research- and development to create new technologies and processes for lightweight applications, improving energy efficiency, and...

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ASC invites industry to its Sustainability Forum.

Scheduled for July 22–23, ASC Sustainability Forum will provide opportunity for adhesive and sealant supply chain to discuss all aspects of sustainability and provide platform for dialogue with attendees. Event will include 2 keynote speakers that- will outline overall opportunities they believe can be found within the sustainability arena. Keynotes will be followed by series of panels that...

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