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BIO strongly supports PAHPA reauthorization.

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued statement in strong support of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Reauthorization of 2011, S. 1855. According to Greenwood, reauthorization of PAHPA is an opportunity to streamline, strengthen, and improve current system and reaffirm government's commitment to this national security priority. Along with PAHPA, BIO supports simultaneous...

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Bicycle Trailer Standard has been approved by ASTM committee.

Voluntary standard ASTM F2917, Specification for Bicycle Trailer Cycles Designed for Human Passengers, includes trailer cycle test for manufacturers to use, warnings to be placed on product, and content to be added to owner manuals. Approved standard helps manufacturers test trailer cycles intended to be pulled behind bicycles. Steve Nagode, ASTM task group chairman, stated We were thrilled to...

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Taiwan EV Industry developing original brands.

Taiwan's electric vehicle industry is moving from parts manufacturing to marketing its own brands, with island's solid base in information and communication technology helping to make its name. Yulon Group is one of island's first and most important players on EV scene, forming driving force behind Taiwan's renowned LUXGEN car brand. Company began work on first EV model in 2007 and released...

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AIA releases Camera Link HS interface standard draft.

AIA has released Camera Link HS draft standard v1.0. After period of review by committee of industry experts, standard will be finalized and released to public in 2012. Camera Link HS supports bandwidth up to 5 times faster than Camera Link with up to 33.6 Gbps and future versions to 67.2 Gbps, packet re-transmit, plug and play operation, built-in fault tolerance with cyclical redundancy check,...

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Manufacturers' Ad Campaign in opposition of higher energy taxes.

NAM launched television ads opposing energy taxes and exposing detrimental effect they will have on manufacturing costs and jobs. Specifically, ads focus on policymakers faced with tough decisions about how to lower national debt without picking winners and losers in private sector. According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, Manufacturers use 1/3 of our nation's energy supply, so adding...

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Second Annual IFBEC Conference was hosted by AIA.

Global aerospace and defense industry representatives participated in second annual International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) conference, which is managed by Task Force composed of AIA and ASD member companies. Intended to promote worldwide cooperation to increase integrity in public procurements and bolster public trust, conference strengthened exchange between industrial,...

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Draft Revisions help reach milestone in export control reform.

Draft revisions to Category VIII of U.S. Munitions List released by Obama administration constitute a major milestone in the ongoing effort to more appropriately control exports to allies of sensitive technology. Proposed revisions replace vague regulatory language with greater specificity for items remaining on USML and create new, stronger controls for items moved to the Commerce Control List -...

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Robotics Orders up 41% through September.

North American based robotics companies are enjoying one of their best years ever. Total of 13,616 robots valued at $848.5 million were ordered in first 9 months by companies in North America. When orders to companies outside North America are included, totals are 15,683 robots valued at $968 million. Automotive OEM and component suppliers are the biggest customers, accounting for 53% of new...

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Gene Haas Foundation provides grant to SME Education Foundation.

Gene Haas Foundation, philanthropic arm of Haas Automation, Inc., announced another $150,000 in grant-funding to SME Education Foundation to align machinist training with needs of job seekers and employers in targeted local communities. This brings their support of foundation to nearly $700,000 in less than 5 years. Funding from Gene Haas Foundation and other partnering organizations has allowed...

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Manufacturing Engineering Magazine announces new editor in chief.

Sarah A. Webster has been named editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering-® magazine. Her appointment was effective as of November 7, and she succeeds Brian Hogan. Magazine publisher Greg Sheremet referred to Webster as a highly respected editor, citing her experience in print as well as digital platforms. Webster said that she looks forward to enhancing Manufacturing Engineering's excellent...

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