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AEM launches election-themed smartphone game.

Through its I Make America" campaign, AEM launched smartphone game which provides interactive experience intended to educate users about manufacturing issues at stake during 2016 campaign in a fun and engaging way. Users compete in several small construction and agriculture equipment-themed challenges followed by multiple choice questions that gauge their knowledge of several manufacturing...

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Additive Manufacturing Experts headline 2016 RAPID keynotes.

Scheduled for May 16–19, RAPID Conference and Exposition will be held in Orlando, FL and will feature keynotes from industry's foremost additive manufacturing experts, who will speak on groundbreaking processes, applications, materials, and research in additive manufacturing. Keynotes will include: Transition to Production on May 16; Factory of the Future on May 17; 4D Printing in Medicine...

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HI offers Advanced Pump System Assessments webinar.

Hydraulic Institute is offering 2-part webinar on Advanced Pump System Assessments. Series provides insight into key steps in understanding major components of level 2 and level 3 pump systems assessment processes. Participants will learn how to effectively manage and implement assessments and improve profitability, reduce maintenance costs, increase productivity, and lower energy costs....

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R&D Roadmap for Using Data Analysis aims to enhance public safety.

Issued by U.S. Department of Commerce, Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap outlines opportunities intendedÂ- to spur innovation and promote public safety by increasing data accessibility and usefulness for police, firefighters, emergency medical services, and other first responders. This report, published by NIST, evaluates software, network, and device technologies that could...

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NIST aims to monitor CO2 emissions from sequestration sites.

NIST team members, collaborating with Harris Corporation and Atmospheric and Environmental Research, have taken first step in validating aÂ- technique that could permit effective monitoring of sequestration sites under real-world conditions, which ordinarily make it difficult to determine whether carbon dioxide is escaping storage. According to simulations, they could pinpoint gas leak from...

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Manufacturers praise Senate passage of energy efficiency bill.

U.S. Senate passed Energy Policy Modernization Act, which, if enacted into law, will increase adoption of energy-efficient technologies in homes, schools, commercial buildings, and federal facilities. Bill contains provisions that would catalyze improvements to infrastructure, including transmission, distribution, and energy storage systems. NEMA-backed amendment was agreed to that removes...

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Hydraulic Institute Offers Free Webinar on new DOE rulemaking.

Hydraulic Institute's complimentary webinar, Overview of the U.S. DOE Energy Conservation Standard and Test Procedure for Pumps, will be held May 3rd at 1:00 pm EDT. This session, to be led by Jamie Watkins of Crane Pumps & Systems, will cover why said rule exists, explore what it means,Â- as well as introduce attendees to test procedure and performance metrics, labeling...

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ISO Handbook helps organizations maximize value from assets.

ISO released handbook entitled ISO 55000: Asset management – What to do and why?, which details how organizations of all sizes can maximize value from their assets. Available in English and French, guide explains role of the three standards within the ISO 55000 family, and provides simple practical advice and examples of asset management within different environments. It also identifies...

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NIST highlights benefits of Baldrige framework.

An Alabama-based nonprofit is using the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence to enhance its work as part of a federally funded initiative to improve quality of care for people residing in long-term care facilities. Recent episode of PBS's News Hour highlights continuous focus on improving patient care by Hill Country Memorial, a 2014 Baldrige Award recipient. Newsletter of...

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ASTM Reinstates and Revises mouth guard standard.

Experts in sports equipment reinstated and revised ASTM International F697 athletic mouth protectors standard, which covers care and use of mouth guards used to protect mouths and teeth in sports ranging from hockey to football. As explained by Committee F08's Christopher Dennison, said standard fosters understandingÂ- in regards to  types of mouth guards, how they should fit...

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