Hydraulic Institute

Slurry Pump Webinars to cover basics, testing, and applications.

Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter have announced beginning of upcoming 3-part webinar series: Understanding the Slurry Standard, which will be led by slurry pump expert Graeme Addie of GIW Industries. Set to start on February 28, 2012, series will cover slurry pump basics in Session 1, slurry pump design and testing during Session 2 on March 13, and slurry pump wear and application in...

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Wi-Fi® Innovations propel continued sales growth.

With more than 1 billion products shipped in 2011 and continued growth in mobile and digital home devices, Wi-Fi is thriving. Member companies of Wi-Fi Alliance continue to develop programs to meet demands of broad range of applications. Coming year will bring new additions to Wi-Fi, including performance boost, access to Wi-Fi on-the-go, and certification for Wi-Fi display applications, which...

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National Association of Manufacturers

Court Ruling on Boiler MACT Stay will cost jobs.

Chip Yost, NAM VP for Energy and Resources Policy, issued statement on decision by U.S. District Court in case of Sierra Club against EPA to repeal stay of Boiler MACT and Incinerator rules. According to Yost, court's ruling will severely harm manufacturers' competitiveness, add to uncertainty, and cost vital jobs. It is already 20% more expensive to manufacture in the U.S. compared to trade...

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ASTM International

Papers are Invited for automation technology symposium.

Papers are invited for Sixth Symposium on Application of Automation Technology in Fatigue and Fracture Testing and Analysis, which will be held in Indianapolis, IN from May 22-23, 2013. To participate, presenters/authors must submit 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than April 30, 2012. It must feature clear definition of objective and approach of work discussed, pointing out material...

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ASTM International

Nonmetallic Inclusion Rating Workshop invites presentations.

Scheduled for Nov 14, 2012, Nonmetallic Inclusion Rating workshop will address current status of ASTM E04 standards: E45, E1245, and E2283 as well as uses and abuses and applicability issues. Topics may also include new developments in inclusion rating, future of inclusion rating, use of inclusion rating in fatigue life prediction of steel parts, and use of inclusion rating as tool for quality...

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Solar Panel Assembly Standard is ready for comments.

After 2 years in development, IPC-8701, Visual Acceptance Criteria for Solar Panels - Final Module Assembly, has been released for industry review and comment until February 9, 2012. Draft covers visual inspection criteria for crystalline solar panels, which are commonly found in solar industry and are ripe for standards development activity. According to IPC's Dave Torp, solar standard...

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American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

AASHTO TV Video outlines national innovative solutions.

Titled Innovation in Motion, Utah DOT's I-15 CORE Project, AASHTO video showcases Utah DOT's cutting-edge solutions to deliver 24-mile, $1.725 billion interstate improvement faster, safer, and cheaper. Video highlights 4 key innovative solutions being used by UDOT including, Fixed-Price, Best-Design, Procurement, and method of conducting competitive bid process for highway construction project...

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IPC Comments on Proposed export control changes.

On December 22, 2011, IPC filed comments with U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) urging protection of U.S. defense equipment security by ensuring export control protection of design information for PCBs for defense equipment. One recommendation is that DDTC make clear that International Traffic in Arms Regulations apply to any PCB designs for defense items on...

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Samuel Son &

Samuel Announces Agreement to Acquire Doral Steel

Wayne Bassett, President and CEO of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited and Cam Smith Sr., Chairman and founder of Doral Steel Inc., are pleased to announce the completion of an agreement for the Samuel acquisition of Doral Steel. The transaction will close on November 30, 2011. Doral is a major supplier of carbon flat rolled products in all regions of North America. Doral has a 120,000 square foot...

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Mersen

Mersen Announces the Completion of the Acquisition of Eldre

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (January 3, 2012) - Mersen has completed the acquisition of Eldre as planned. The acquisition of Eldre is part of Mersen's strategy to support its partners in the development of the power electronic application market with the critical components that improve system reliability and safety. Mersen's expanded product offering combines product expertise in laminated busbar,...

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