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March 5, 2013
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  • Boeing prepares modified battery system for 787 testing
    Late April or May is the likely time period for the Boeing 787's return to service if all goes well in testing of a modified battery system. Boeing is installing the system now and is hoping to take a first step with FAA approval of its redesign plan later this week. AviationWeek.com (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SpaceX Dragon overcomes malfunction to link to Space Station
    A blast of helium to clear what appeared to be a clogged thruster was all that was needed to help the SpaceX Dragon capsule rendezvous with the International Space Station on Sunday. The scheduled Saturday linkup was delayed by a "stuck valve or a blockage in the thruster's oxidizer line." After the problem was solved, capsule maneuvers were required to ensure the safety of the ensuing linkup via robotic arm. NBC News (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar — Knoxville, Tennessee
GenesisSolutions (An ABS Group Company) is hosting an EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) and Reliability Strategy Seminar in Knoxville, TN on Thursday, April 18, 2013. This educational seminar focuses on the development of a progressive, multiphase Asset Management Master Plan which leverages CMMS data to support & sustain Reliability Excellence. Register
 

  Technology & Trends 
  • Nanotechnology's next stage seen as the true revolution
    The next phase of nanotechnology will be atomically precise manufacturing, a development that threatens to create radical abundance and alter civilization itself, according to Eric Drexler, the father of nanotech in the eyes of many. "An ordinary printer shows how digital information can be used to arrange small things — pixels — to make a virtually infinite range of images. By doing something similar with small bits of matter, and APM-level technologies can fabricate a virtually infinite range of products," Drexler explains. "A desktop-scale machine could manufacture a tablet computer or a roll of solar photovoltaic cells." Forbes (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership & Management 
  • Fla. task force to address skills gap in manufacturing
    Leaders in business and economic development in the Tampa Bay area have formed a task force to address the manufacturing sector's growing skills gap. The group will complete an analysis aimed at identifying current needs of manufacturers through a survey that will target in-demand skills. The analysis will help educational institutions and elected officials allocate resources to provide appropriate training opportunities. American City Business Journals/Tampa, Fla. (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SMRP News 
  • An advantage exclusively for SMRP Members -- A $200 discount!
    The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals is a supporting sponsor of the 14th annual RELIABLE PLANT 2013 Conference and Exhibition April 16-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. As an exclusive offer to SMRP members, Noria is offering a $200 discount toward a full conference registration. Take advantage of this discount, and sign in with your SMRP member log-in information. Then click on the Register Online tab, and type in the special promotion code SMRP to complete your registration. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Act now! Certification reimbursement for eligible veterans
    The Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional exam offered by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals has been approved for reimbursement to eligible veterans and their dependents. Learn more about the program and exam. To receive more details on eligibility requirements and procedures, please visit the VA website or call 1-888-GIBILL. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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