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RIA Events focus on safety and collaborative robots.

Scheduled for October 17-19, 2016, the 28th National Robot Safety Conference offers sessions and workshops that include in-depth coverage of the latest ANSI/RIA R15.06 -2012 Robot Safety Standard as well as other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation. International Collaborative Robots Workshop, scheduled for October 20th, explores advancements in the field with...

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Nominations Open for 2017 Pump Industry Excellence Awards

Parsippany, NJ, – Hidden to the general public, pumps are constantly at work behind the scenes: providing clean water, heating and cooling; generating energy and ensuring we can continue to manufacture and produce goods.  While commercial and industrial pumping systems can account for over 25% of electricity use in North America, the Hydraulic Institute (HI) and its members are working hard to...

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Laurie Harbour to address manufacturing trends at conference.

During AMT's 2016 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference, Laurie A. Harbour, President and CEO of Harbour Results, Inc., will outline how manufacturing companies can thrive in today's ever-changing economic climate by knowing and understanding trends that will impact their businesses. Harbour will share her expert insight on current changes and trends in manufacturing, including...

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PM and Particulate Materials Conference calls for papers.

Call for papers and posters on diverse topics is in effect for POWDERMET2017: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, which will be held June 13–16, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Submissions will be accepted through November 4, 2016, and further details are available at powdermet2017.org. This conference is sponsored by Metal Powder Industries Federation, which...

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Metal AM Conference issues call for presentations.

Scheduled for June 13–15, 2017, Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy 2017 (AMPM2017) will take place at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV, and will feature top industry experts in this fast-growing field. Conference will provide way for latest research and development to be shared between scientists, manufacturers, and end-users. Submission categories include: materials, applications,...

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AAMA Course covers fundamentals of fenestration.

AAMA's Fundamentals of Fenestration" provides basic terminology and standards for windows, doors, and skylights, covering both residential and light commercial products, as well as commercial and architectural applications. Online course is designed for use by several audiences, including professionals new to the industry, experienced professionals, and homeowners. Upon completion of course,...

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NTSB determines cause of hard landing at LaGuardia.

NTSB determined that the captain's failed attempt to recover from an unstabilized approach by transferring airplane control at low altitude instead of performing a go-around, caused a hard landing at LaGuardia International Airport in Queens, NY. On July 22, 2013, a Boeing 737, operated as Southwest Airlines flight 345, landed hard, nose-first, on runway 4 at LGA. Of the 144 passengers and 5...

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ASABE Revises Standard on automatic agricultural weather stations.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revised its standard for automatic agricultural weather stations: ASAE EP505.1, Measurement and Reporting Practices for Automatic Agricultural Weather Stations. Revision aligns with current practices and equipment by establishing minimum recommendations for measurement, reporting, siting, operation, maintenance, and data management...

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EPA Administrator McCarthy to Attend Commission on Environmental Cooperation

WASHINGTON — Today and Thursday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join host Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Mexican Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Juan José Guerra Abud in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada for the 21st Regular Session of the Council for the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC). During...

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Testimony of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Before Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Proposed FY 2015 Budget

WASHINGTON — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today at a hearing to discuss EPA’s proposed FY 2015 budget. Administrator McCarthy’s remarks: Chairman Boxer, Ranking Member Vitter, and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss the...

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