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ASABE to revise agricultural operator manual standard.

ASABE has initiated a project to revise its operator manual standard for tractors, agriculture, and forestry machinery as well as powered lawn and garden equipment. Revision to ASABE EP363.1, Technical Publications for Agricultural Equipment, will be a complete rewrite that will be used as proposed basis to update corresponding international standard, ISO 3600:1996, which is out of date and...

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FAA announces alternative energy investments.

FAA is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to 8 companies to help advance alternative, environmentally friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet fuel that can be used without changing aircraft engine systems or fueling infrastructure. Companies will develop biofuels from alcohols, sugars, biomass, and organic materials known as pyrolysis oils. Contracts also call for research into...

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NAM Lauds Regulatory Reform Bills as burden reducing measures.

Statement by NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons expressed support for H.R. 3010, Regulatory Accountability Act, and H.R. 527, Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act. These bipartisan bills, he said, would ease burden of unnecessary regulations on job creators by reforming how regulations are analyzed. Urging House members, Timmons said The regulatory system must take into account valid concerns...

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AIP Publishing partners with MathJax.

AIP Publishing, a division of American Institute of Physics, has become a MathJax partner by providing major funding to MathJax initiative, and now offers MathJax to render mathematics in its online journals. MathJax open-source JavaScript display engine produces high-quality math in all modern browsers, without plug-ins. MathJax lets users copy equations from AIP's online journal articles and...

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AIA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Korean association.

Automated Imaging Association (AIA), machine vision trade group with 315+ member companies, signed memorandum of understanding with Korean Machine Vision Industrial Association (KMVIA), year-old trade association representing machine vision in Korea. Agreement outlines activities on which the associations will collaborate, including market data exchange, trade show and technical conference...

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ASTM receives CPSC Chairman's Circle of Commendation Award.

ASTM Subcommittee F15.18 on Cribs, Toddler Beds, Play Yards, Cradles, and Changing Tables was among 5 recipients of Chairman's Circle of Commendation Award, an honor given for the first time by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Award was established to recognize contributions to injury prevention and consumer product safety made by individuals, organizations, businesses, state and local...

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Motion Control Market up 19% in 2011.

According to statistics released by MCA, new orders for motion control products are up 19% through third quarter of 2011. However, year-over-year growth was just 4.2%, compared with 24% year-over-year growth in second quarter and 29% in first quarter. MCA will provide further updates on motion control market at upcoming MCA Business Conference, January 18-20, 2012. During conference, panel of...

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FABTECH 2011 breaks all records.

FABTECH 2011 shattered all records of previous shows, with number of buyers walking the floor, educational conference attendance, and overall square footage of exhibit space. Four-day exposition and conference welcomed historic 35,457 attendees, a 35% increase over 2009, which was the last time FABTECH was held in Chicago. Buyers were exposed to more than 500 new products and more than 75 new...

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IPC releases PCB industry results for October 2011.

According to IPC North American PCB Statistical Program, rigid PCB shipments were down 9.4% and bookings were up 1.0% in Oct 2011 from Oct 2010. Book-to-bill ratio remained just below parity at 0.99. Flexible circuit shipments in Oct 2011 were down 11.3% and bookings declined 10.3% compared to Oct 2010, while book-to-bill ratio declined to 0.95. For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined,...

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