BUSINESS NEWS | COMING EVENTS | PEOPLE NEWS | MERGERS MAY 14-16 EASTEC Society of Manufacturing Engineers West Springfield, MA (800) 733-4763 email@example.com www.easteconline.com 14-17 CONTROL P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG Stuttgart, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org www.control-messe.de/en JUNE 3-6 HEXAGON 2013 Hexagon Global Network Las Vegas (256) 730-1000 email@example.com www.hexagonconference.com BUSINESS NEWS Austin, TX—ERP software start-up TECH-X INC. released a full-suite, integrated cloud solution for quality management called Cetec Compliance in February. The software is offered online for free to aid companies in meeting the core requirements of ISO, AS, and OSHAS standards and lower the barrier to compete in the higher margin industries which require them. ASSOCIATION NEWS SAN DIEGO, CA—THE COORDINATE METROLOGY SOCIETY (CMS) will host the 29th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) on July 22--26, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. This event caters to users of portable 3-D measurement solutions applied by manufacturers and science laboratories.Under one roof, attendees will find the latest metrology products and services, technical paper sessions, educational workshops, and networking opportunities. The CMSC is known for its full slate of diverse technical presentations that cover successful user applications, best practices, and research and development in the field of metrology. For the first time, examinations for the CMS Level-One Certification for 3D Portable Metrology will be offered during the conference.Details are forthcoming. The five-day agenda will also include a measurement study, workshops, user group meetings, and social events to meet Coordinate Metrology Society members and thought leaders in the industry. The Exhibitor Hall will feature more than 40 service providers and vendors of portable measurement technology including industrial photogrammetry solutions, laser trackers, laser radars, articulating arms, GPS systems, laser scanners, laser projection systems and theodolites. TECH MANUFACTURXPO IS VIRTUALLY EASY Are you limited by time and budget constraints but hungry to hear from manufacturing experts, view new products and spec sheets, network with peers and visit multiple suppliers all in one trip? Tech ManufactureXPO, THE virtual expo for the manufacturing industry, is the solution and is offering registration, including educational sessions, free of charge. Manufacturing remains a driver of innovation and job creation, even as automation and technology make manufacturing more efficient. The United States must implement sound policies to grow the manufacturing sector. At 9:00 a.m. EDT attend the keynote, MAKE: An American Manufacturing Movement, presented by Jack McDougle, to hear detailed strategy for a manufacturing renaissance in America. The day continues with webinars on handling mechatronics, using CAD to inspect non-contact technology, and assembly strategies.Each 60-minute session includes a Q&A with presenters. According to the World Bank, two of the four most costly natural disasters in history occurred in 2011: the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March and the massive floods that inundated Thailand from July to December. Join an exclusive Lunch-n-Learn session, Preparing for Supply Chain Disruptions, in the Networking Lounge at 12:30 p. m. EDT to discuss this topic with the Editors and your peers. Drill down into more detailed topics by listening to 15-minute how-to podcasts available throughout the day in the Auditorium. Exhibit Hall hours will span the length of the show from 8:30 A. m.–3:30 p.m. EDT. Browse supplier booths and connect with reps using group chat. The extraordinary line-up of exhibitors includes assembly, gaging, metrology, measurement, robotics and tooling components. To see the full list of exhibitors, click www.TechManufactureXPO.com. Join the 96% of last year’s attendees that said they would recommend the show to others by registering today. For the full conference agenda and to register, go to www.TechManufactureXPO.com. EQUIPMENT LEASE FINANCE INDUSTRY CONFIDENCE UP AGAIN IN FEBRUARY Washington, DC–-The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCIEFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $725 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is up for the third consecutive month at 58.7, an increase from the January index of 54. 2, reflecting industry participants’ increasing optimism despite a wary eye on economic conditions and government management of fiscal policies. When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI survey respondent Anthony Cracchiolo, president and CEO, Vendor Services, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance, said, “The industry continues to look stable and positioned on solid footing for future growth. The replacement economy is well under way. However, expansion Of the markets is still questionable.The next several months will tell the story for 2013 and answer the question of whether 2013 will see moderate or significant growth. In either case, the equipment finance industry will be on the leading edge of the overall economy.” NCSL METROLOGY AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN BOULDER, CO—Each year NCSL International has the opportunity to promote individual(s) within our industry. The William A. Wildhack Award was established in 1976 as the highest award of NCSL International, and is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contribution(s) to the field of metrology.The contribution(s) may be in any appropriate form including oral presentation, conference paper, technical or administrative innovation or accomplishment, and/or outstanding leadership to NCSL International. The purpose of the award is to provide incentive for and recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of metrology and, in particular, contributions that are in consonance with the goals and purposes of NCSL International. The award is administered by the William A. Wildhack Advisory Panel. Georgia Harris will preside for 2013. If you know of someone that should be considered, and is qualified to receive this award, please forward your letter of recommendation to Georgia Harris: Georgia Harris NCSLI Immediate Past President NIST firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline is April 21, 2013.
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