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The Telegraph Toyota has kept its global number one position after beating General Motors and the Volkswagen Group on vehicle sales for 2013. The Japanese firm posted sales of 9.98 million, narrowly missing out on becoming the first automaker ever to break the 10 million mark but staying ahead of GM at 9.71 million and VW at 9.7 million.
The Manufacturer British crude steel production in 2013 averaged 228,000 tonnes a week, 23.7% higher than the previous year (184,000 tonnes per week) according to data released today by UK Steel, the sector’s trade association. However production remains well below pre-recession figures.
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The objective of this webinar is to examine the basics for troubleshooting gearbox problems. The presentation will define the main problem areas for gearing and gearboxes including vibration; heat generation; noise alignment; wear on gearing, bearings seals and gearbox casing; lubrication; and then failures.
Gear Motions Inc. has acquired Niagara Gear Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y. Niagara Gear manufactures precision ground spur, helical and pump gears for a large and diverse global customer base.
The Jakarta Globe Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, the manufacturer of Toyota cars in Indonesia, is planning to start building a plant that will focus on engines in West Java this year, as it strives to develop a production base in the country.
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Detroit Free Press Tim Lee, General Motors’ global manufacturing chief and GM China chairman, is retiring, marking the first big change under new CEO Mary Barra’s leadership. GM said Friday that Jim DeLuca will succeed Lee as executive vice president of GM global manufacturing on Feb. 1. DeLuca was vice president of manufacturing for GM’s International Operations unit.
NPR For decades, American companies have been sending their manufacturing work overseas. Extremely low wages in places like China, Vietnam and the Philippines reduced costs and translated into cheaper prices for consumers wanting flat-screen TVs, dishwashers and a range of gadgets. But now a growing number of American companies are reversing that trend, bringing manufacturing back to the United States in a trend known as "reshoring."
Determining the cause of a failure in a gearbox is like a "who done it" mystery. What caused the failure? The bearings, a gear, the lubrication or a shaft problem? Where do you start, and how can you tell? This seminar helps gear designers gain a better understanding of various types of gears and bearings. Learn about the limitation and capabilities of rolling element bearings and the gears that they support so you can properly apply the best gear-bearing combination to any gearbox, whether simple or complex.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC Bobby Bono, the U.S. industrial manufacturing leader at PwC, has assembled a list of trends he is predicting for the manufacturing sector moving forward. Bono believes that some of the key challenges industrial manufacturers may face include expecting demand to remain muted in the near term, customers taking longer to make decisions on new orders, investment levels remaining weak, especially in India and China, and more stringent emissions rules causing higher capital expenditures.
Evertiq The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon reshaping information technology (IT) in business offices is now spreading to the manufacturing sector, with employee-owned smartphones and tablets playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing settings for 2014 and even beyond.
Automotive Business Review American auto-parts manufacturer BorgWarner has commenced the production of advanced engine timing systems in El Salto, Mexico, for the new locally-produced Volkswagen engines. The new systems produced at this plant will be used for Volkswagen's third-generation 2.0L and 1.8L DOHC I4 engines.
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Wisconsin State Journal President Barack Obama will visit an engine plant in Waukesha on Thursday to speak on the economy. Obama's visit to General Electric’s Waukesha Gas Engines plant will come two days after the president's State of the Union address.
JEC Composites The amount of this wind turbine order is the largest purchase order ever received in the history of CSR wind turbine sales. It was reported that this order consists of three wind power projects.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Bombardier Aerospace is cutting 1,700 jobs in North America, according to Canadian press reports. More than 1,000 jobs will be eliminated in Quebec, Canada, with an additional 600 in the United States. CTV Montreal reports that Bombardier eliminated 300 positions in December, and the remaining employees will be notified in the weeks to come.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc. Mining Staff International surveys the metallurgist profession: what they do, where they work, where they study and how much they can earn. This infographic includes salaries of entry-level positions and experienced workers.
Aviation Week Virgin Galactic’s plans to supplement its suborbital human spaceflight business by launching small satellites from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft are advancing with hot-fire ground tests of the two kerosene-fueled rocket engines it has designed for the application.
Business Insider The Dallas Fed's survey of manufacturing activity increased slightly to 3.8 from a revised 3.7. Consensus was for a reading of 3.5. The future company outlook climbed 9 points to 33.5, reaching its highest level in three years.
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