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Early LAM 2012 Registration now available.

Scheduled for Feb 29 to March 1, LIA's 4th Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop will bring industry specialists, executives, users, and researchers from around the world to show how cladding and rapid manufacturing can be applied to today's manufacturing challenges. Some topics will include future of additive manufacturing, applications in direct part manufacturing, cladding for oil and gas...

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OR Engineering Student recognized as one of most promising.

Manufacturing and engineering student at Oregon State University, Alexandria Moseley, has been recognized as one of 15 most promising college engineering students from USA and world by National Engineers Week via its New Faces of Engineering College Edition. Moseley has been supported with scholarship funding by SME Education Foundation, which nominated her. Alexandria is focused on her new...

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Institute announces 2012 Executive Team and new Board members.

RK Stewart, chosen as Chair, is an associate principal in the San Francisco office of architecture firm Perkins+Will. James Tim Ryan, CBO, is the code administrator for city of Overland Park, KS and was chosen as Vice Chair. John P. Kelly, chosen as Secretary, recently retired as executive VP of Ryan Companies US, Inc. Edd Soenke, picked for Treasurer, is principal of The Design Partnership. New...

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NIST publishes revised biometric standard.

Referenced as ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, Data Format for Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial and Other Biometric Information expands type and amount of information that forensic scientists can share across international networks. New types of biometric data, such as DNA and plantars/footprints were added as well as updates to existing record types. Extended Feature Set allows for marking and exchanging...

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Study Finds Failure Points in firefighter protective equipment.

In fire experiments conducted in Chicago-area townhouses, NIST researchers uncovered temperature and heat-flow conditions that can damage facepiece lenses on firefighter breathing equipment. Findings are detailed in Fire Exposures of Fire Fighter Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Facepiece Lenses, which was sponsored by U.S. Fire Administration and Department of Homeland Security and is an...

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BSA opens registration for 2012 Annual Convention.

BSA is encouraging industry leaders to register for association's 2012 Annual Convention planned for April 29 to May 1 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, FL. Early registrants save on registration by leveraging Early Bird rates for distributor members and participating manufacturers. To facilitate early registration, BSA has launched 2012 Annual Convention...

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NFPA Webcasts show how standards can improve system design.

NFPA will present 6 educational webcasts that focus on key issues facing fluid power industry today. Participants will learn how to use standards to design and build better fluid power systems that increase energy efficiency, improve reliability, reduce environmental impact, and ensure system safety. Each 60-minute presentation will include at least 15 minutes of questions and answers.

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IPC APEX EXPO 2012 to focus on design innovation, best practices.

Innovations and best practices will be featured in IPC Designers Forum and design-focused courses at IPC APEX EXPO 2012, which takes place February 26 through March 1 in San Diego, CA. Industry experts and leaders will share insights into taking command of technologies and processes for next generation electronics. On February 27, half-day program of education and technical exchange will cover...

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Manufacturers Say Border Agreement will boost exports.

Responding to border security and competitiveness agreement announced by President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper, NAM's Jay Timmons said that growing barriers and delays experienced by U.S. manufacturers when shipping across northern border limits export growth and hurts job creation. Timmons' statement, made on behalf of manufacturers, urged President Obama to approve Keystone XL...

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ASTM Publication details soil compaction quality control standards.

Manual 70, Quality Control of Soil Compaction Using ASTM Standards, provides information on proper application of ASTM standards for soil compaction for various earthworks. Specifically, it combines established soil mechanics engineering fundamentals and discussions on using ASTM standards related to those fundamentals. ASTM Soil Compaction Standards-A Companion CD to Manual 70 includes 34 ASTM...

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