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    As the lead institute of the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing USA Institute, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Executive Director June Wispelwey opened the briefing by highlighting not only the importance of the RAPID Institute’s investment in advancing breakthrough technologies to boost domestic energy productivity by 20 percent in five years through manufacturing processes, but also in the Manufacturing USA program as a whole.
    ASME Legislative Fellow Andy Bicos in the Office of Congressman Tom Reed moderated the event, introducing the following panelists:
    • Karen Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute
    • Billy Bardin, Global Operations Technology Director, The Dow Chemical Company
    • Mark Gaalswyk, Founder and Chairman, Easy Energy Systems
    • Thomas Hedberg, Project Manager, Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing & Co-leader, Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (Invited)
    • T. Bond Calloway, Associate Laboratory Director, Savannah River National Laboratory & AIChE President
    The above panelists spoke to how innovative technologies are investments in the future of American manufacturing and America’s heartland, where the decline of good-paying manufacturing jobs has hit hardest. They stressed that when businesses of all sizes from across the country work together on early-stage, pre-competitive research, they overcome their toughest technology challenges and accelerate impact.
    Each speaker touched upon the importance of working in partnership with academia and government as such ventures unleash manufacturing efficiency and energy savings, streamline readiness and supply, improve flexibility, set standards and develop our workforce.
    A number of public-private partnerships, including Manufacturing USA, are convening companies, universities, industrial research organizations, and national laboratories to accelerate new technologies that increase U.S. competitiveness and secure America’s future. Products including modular process intensification, smart manufacturing, and robotics  are being made using advanced manufacturing technologies and see impacts in a broad range of industries, including chemicals, oil and gas, composites, textiles, food, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, and more. As these advances in manufacturing continue to enable innovations in other fields, stakeholders are beginning the critical next step of developing and standardizing manufacturing best practices across industries.
    Please check back at the House Manufacturing Caucus’ website to view the recording once it has been posted.
  • ASME Press: New Books Printed

    Originally part of a large reference book, Various and Ingenious Machines, published by Brill in the UK, the two smaller books below are inexpensive adaptations of the larger book, both authored by Bryan Lawton.

    Early Power and Transport (2017) Volume 1

    Download book front matter

    Early Mining and Metalworking (2017) Volume 2

    Download book front matter

  • Become a 2018 Min-Talks Presenter


    ASME had a successful pilot for the virtual study group last October’s Professional Engineering Licensing Exam on Machine Design and Materials.  Jack Faragallah, one of the three individuals who participated in the weekly sessions and on-line community who passed the exam, said, “This group helped me so much especially in the project management and economics part.”

    The next pilot will focus on the Thermal and Fluid Systems Exam.  However, those taking one of the other two exams in Machine Design and Materials or HVAC and Refrigeration exam are welcome to join, especially because the first session on basic engineering practice and thermodynamics and the last session on exam-taking strategies are relevant to all three exams.

    This Community will allow participants to post questions as they are studying for the exams. Weekly WebEx sessions will be held on Monday evenings at 9:00 pm Eastern Time to discuss technical problems and exam-taking strategies.

    The following schedule notes areas of emphasis for the weekly meet-ups, but problems in any area of the exam are welcome for discussion:

    March 12 – Basic engineering practice and thermodynamics
    March 19 – Fluid mechanics and heat transfer
    March 26 – Hydraulics and fluid applications
    April 2 – Energy/power system applications
    April 9 – Exam-taking strategies, last-minute questions

    Please send images of technical problems on the topics above that you have to and they will posted during the webconference for discussion by the study group  participants.
    We welcome participation of those who have passed the exam, so they can share their experiences and technical knowledge with those who are studying for the exam.

    The log in instructions for each week’s WebEx session will be posted to the community page.  The sessions will start on Monday, March 12, but individuals are welcome to sign up for the study group and begin posting questions and comments at any time.

    For more information, contact Dave Soukup, ASME Managing Director, Governance at
  • Discover AccessEngineering

    Increase Your Productivity with this Exclusive Benefit, Available FREE for ASME Members!

    • Unlimited access exclusively for ASME members
    • Dynamic features include spreadsheet calculators, interactive graphs, downloadable tables, videos, tutorials and more
    • Personalized tools allowing users to highlight, organize, annotate and share key information
    • 725+ titles covering every engineering discipline including Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Robotics, and Pressure Technology

    A few examples:

    • Manufacturing Engineering Handbook, Second Edition This revised guide on traditional, advanced, and emerging manufacturing engineering technologies, principles, and applications shows how to optimize all aspects of the global manufacturing process.

    • Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation, Third Edition This comprehensive resource discusses fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy and lays out technology-neutral, portfolio-based approaches to energy systems.

    • Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems, and Industrial Applications This richly illustrated guide takes a look at the entire field of robotics, from design and production to deployment, operation, and maintenance.

    • Biomedical Engineering and Design Handbook, Volumes 1 & 2 A cutting edge, state-of-the-art guide to the fundamentals of biomedical engineering, covering the biomechanics of the human body, biomaterials, bioelectronics, new medical devices and equipment, surgical and therapeutic techniques, and clinical innovations.

    • Pressure Vessels: The ASME Code Simplified, Eighth Edition This essential reference guides mechanical engineers and technicians through the maze of the continually updated International Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes that govern safety, design, fabrication, and inspection.

    Are you taking advantage of AccessEngineering - ASME’s FREE Members Only benefit? See what’s new by logging into AccessEngineering.

  • Learning & Development Latest eCalendar

    Download ASME’s the Latest Learning eCalendar listing dates and locations of Live Course offerings in North America and Europe, as well as affordably priced eLearning Courses available worldwide from any PC with internet access, at any time.

  • Advance the Bioengineering Community

    Gain access to free tools and resources from AABME, an initiative designed to stimulate biomedical innovation by bringing together and providing resources to the biomedical engineering community.


  • ASME Salary Services

    ASME Salary Services, consisting of an annual survey that compiles comprehensive data from engineering professionals to create salary calculators to fit your personal needs.  Survey results are in, and the calculators are LIVE NOW!

    ASME Salary Services offers two different kind of calculators:

    The Regression Salary Calculator uses regression analysis, allowing you to calculate individual results for thousands of possible employment situation.  The regression model makes compensation adjustments based on the criteria you select.

    The Searchable Survey Data Tool allows you to create customized aggregations of the survey results.  This tool is based on the survey data (and sample sizes) and thus is better suited for less specific situations.

    • ASME Students in good standing receive free unlimited salary calculator runs. 
    • ASME Members get 5 free calculator runs for being an active ASME Member.  Try out these great salary calculator tools today.
    • Non Members get 2 free calculator runs to try out these great salary calculator tools.

    Check out the ASME Salary Services to purchase the package that best fits your needs.

    In the engineering industry, details matter—and the same is true of planning your career, calculating your worth, and negotiating your salary.

    Related article: 

    9 Best Engineering Jobs 2018

  • Apply now to become a member of the FutureME Social Media Team

    ASME FutureME needs volunteers for its Social Media Team to help with developing our social media presence (Facebook, YouTube, etc.).

    What is ASME FutureME?
    FutureME is a community that delivers current and relevant content and resources, tailor-made for engineers with 0-10 years of work experience. Be a part of FutureME to help accelerate your career, connect with peers and industry influencers, and provide exciting opportunities to get involved with ASME.

    What is the responsibility of the Social Media Team of FutureME?
    • Creating engaging content for the target audience through text and graphics
    • Increasing the audience reach through the content posted on FutureME social media platforms.
    • Creating a global community of early career engineers and millennials.
    • The responsibilities of the team will grow with time as the community develops. Our goal is to do new and innovative projects which will help FutureME deliver content and resources in an even better way!
    Why should you volunteer with the FutureME Social Media Team?
    •  Opportunity to participate with ASME at the national/international level
    • Learn more about activities within ASME
    • Make friends and professional contacts globally
    • Increase team-building and leadership skills
    • Have the opportunity to impact early career engineers
    • Gain experience working with a diverse group of individuals
    • Show your employer that you are invested in promoting the engineering profession
    • Learn to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines
    How to apply to be a member of the FutureME Social Media Team?
    It’s easy! Follow these 3 simple steps to apply:
    1. Go to the ASME FutureME Facebook page by visiting
    2. Click on "Send Message" button on the right part of the page.
    3. Send us a message including the following: 
    (A) …a description of your social media participation 
    (B) …two ideas you have for building the FutureME community through social media 
    (C) …two ideas you have for a FutureME social media promotional campaign 
    (D) ...make sure to include your name, physical and email addresses and telephone.
  • Robot Manipulator Redundancy Resolution

    This book introduces a revolutionary, quadratic-programming based approach to solving long-standing problems in motion planning and control of redundant manipulators

  • ASME E-Fests 2018

    Registration is open for E-Fest Asia Pacific, E-Fest East and E-Fest West 2018! 

    Innovate. Create. Compete. Celebrate.

    ASME E-Fests, or engineering festivals, are a movement driven by engineering students, like you, that has gained force globally. These year-round programs empower you to ignite innovation, build your resume, expand your knowledge, participate in stimulating engineering competitions, jumpstart your career and most importantly, celebrate engineering!

    We're Global. Travel near or far for this unique experience!

  • Just graduated or will be soon?

    Congratulations! By renewing as a full ASME Professional Member you’ll be joining a network of professional engineers and scientists whose goal is to advance engineering and instill upon the future generation of engineers a passion to make a career in the sciences. Time to upgrade to Professional Member and keep all of your valuable ASME member benefits at:

    For more details, view these informative videos:

  • ASME Introduces Student Group Membership Program

    ASME has introduced a new program, ASME Student Group Membership, which provides academic institutions with a convenient and easy way to ensure that all of its mechanical engineering students have full access to the many benefits of ASME membership. These valuable benefits, which will greatly enhance a student's current academic and future professional career, include access to ASME student competitions and E-Fests, as well as interactive tools to help with coursework and research. Learn more about the program.
  • ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy

    ASME Journal Call For Papers

    Increasingly, engineering skills, knowledge and perspective are required to solve clinical healthcare challenges. The ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy is a unique publishing forum for the international community of engineers, scientists and medical researchers with a shared vision to use knowledge from mechanical engineering as well as other engineering and scientific disciplines to accelerate biomedical innovation, trial and commercialization.
    This journal will not focus on basic, theoretical, or experimental bioengineering research, but rather on lab-proven biomedical and biotechnology applications that contribute to achieving T1 translational research objectives and moving research from bench to bedside. (T1 transfers knowledge from basic research to clinical research).
    To achieve this aim, this journal publishes high quality, peer-reviewed and advanced engineering research on materials, therapies, technology, systems, methods and processes that stand to transform the dynamics of disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
    • Clinical Diagnostics, Imaging and Characterization
    • Therapeutic Technologies, Techniques, Equipment and Procedures
    • Clinical Applications of Biomaterials, Chemical Processes and Pharmaceuticals
    • Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine
    • Cell Physiology and Applied Mechanics
    • Computing in Medicine and Biotechnology
    • Drug and Biological Delivery Science and Biopharmaceuticals
    • Cancer Diagnostics and Treatments
    • Electro-mechanical and Chemical Sensors Technology
    • Wave Propagations in Medical Applications, including Vibration, Acoustics, Ultrasounds and Electrography
    • Sports Medicine and Prevention of Impact Injury
    • Mechanopharmacology, Mechanopharmaceutics and Mechanobiochemistry
    • Clinical System Dynamics and Control
    • Engineering and Science in Clinical Applications
    Article submission, visit:

    (select ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy)

  • Advance your career by certifying your GD&T proficiency

    If you have purchased or shown interest in an ASME Y14.5 related standard or book, attended a course or live training, so why not demonstrate your GD&T proficiency to your employer by earning a professional credential?

    Y14.5 is a complex standard, GDTP Certification is a recognition of your understanding of its complexity!

    • Earn the extra level of credibility that lets you be heard above the other voices when addressing dimensional problems.
    • Help your company or your next employer align its design communication across its supply chain.
    • Support your company’s efforts to reduce re-work and meet delivery commitments
    • Enhance your ability to perform as a manager. Or use your GDTP credentials to help position yourself as a dimensional mentor within your company.
    ASME offers you two GDTP (Y14.5) Certification levels to support your career growth:

    • The Technologist level, measures your ability to understand (“read”) drawings that have been prepared using the language of GD&T, as defined in the corresponding Y14.5 Standard.
    • The Senior level measures your ability to select and apply (“write”) geometric controls to drawings as defined in the corresponding Y14.5 Standard.
  • Engineering Technology Education in the United States

    After a two-year study, the Committee on Engineering Technology Education in the United States under the auspices of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), has published its report, Engineering Technology Education in the United States, detailing the status, role, and needs of engineering technology (ET) education.

    The study was discussed at a recent Capitol Hill briefing held in March with remarks from Katharine Frase, NAE Committee Co-Chair and IBM Corporation (ret.), Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus, and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus.

    The emergence and growth in engineering technology (ET) degrees is due to these factors: (1) America’s desire to maintain its preeminence as a leader in technology and innovation; (2) a series of engineering education reports; (3) the development of technical institutes; (4) the expansion of the junior and community college programs in technical education; and (5) the movement of U.S. engineering education toward curricula that emphasize science knowledge and theory and advanced mathematics. The convergence of the first three factors provided the impetus for the creation of the 2-year ET programs that exist and when adding in the last two factors 4 year ET programs were created.

    However, there is an overlap between engineering and ET since both emphasize math and science, engineering technology classes will emphasize the application of engineering techniques, and the engineering courses will focus on the development of concepts. ET work with technicians, engineers and scientists as an integral part of the technological teams. Accordingly, the term “technologist” is generally used to distinguish baccalaureate engineering technology graduates from baccalaureate graduates of engineering programs, while those graduating from 2 year program are called ‘technicians.” Nonetheless, this is no consistency in the use of the words “technologist” versus “technician.” Salary ranges for both are in the low $50,000s and relatively stagnant while engineers are seeing average real wages rising 23 percent, from $70,000 to $86,000 annually.

    The report also found a lack of awareness of ET education. This lack of awareness extends into the K-12 education system, and the committee discovered there was little evidence of formal outreach or communication to K-12 teachers, students, or students’ parents concerning ET and its connection to postsecondary education and employment. Plus confusion as to the differences between those with ET training versus engineering training.
    There were 5 recommendations from the report:
    Recommendation 1: Within academia, it is critical for leaders of 2-year and 4-year ET programs to engage more meaningfully in discussion with leaders in postsecondary engineering education about the similarities and differences between the two variants of engineering and how they might complement one another while serving the interests of a diverse student population.
    Recommendation 2: The ET education community should consider ways to make the field’s value proposition more evident to K-12 teachers, students, and students’ parents, as well as to employers. For example, new messaging could be developed that could rebranding ET as
    “applied engineering” and simplifying degree nomenclature.
    Recommendation 3: Research is needed to understand the reason certain segments of the population graduate at higher frequencies from ET programs than from engineering programs and the reason women are even less engaged in ET than they are in engineering. Understanding the underlying reasoning, could further enhance programs in both domains of engineering to attract and retain more diverse students.
    Recommendation 4: Research is also needed to better understand the reasons for the apparent loose coupling of degree attainment and employment in engineering technology and this research might consider how factors like the salary differential between ET and engineering jobs and lack of ET wage growth may be influencing students’ academic and career choices.
    Recommendation 5: The National Center for Education Statistics should consider collecting more comprehensive survey data on individuals participating in sub-baccalaureate postsecondary education.
    Download a free copy of the full report.