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McInnes Rolled Rings
Baldor Automation future: Technology advances challenge and enable industries worldwide, and five key factors influence the success of future and current engineers in this dynamically changing labor market.
Bloomberg U.K. manufacturing expanded at a slower pace in January as domestic demand and rising export orders underpinned growth for a 10th month. The Purchasing Managers’ Index declined to 56.7 last month from 57.2 in December, above the 50 level that indicates growth.
March 11-13, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA 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.
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Gleason Corporation
Reuters Slower growth in the Chinese and U.S. factory sectors raised worries about global growth on Monday, even though European manufacturers enjoyed a solid start to the year. Data showed growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed to a six-month low, while its service sector grew at its slowest pace in five years.
IndustryWeek In the United States, November production as measured by the Institute for Supply Management rose from 56.4 to 57.3, the fastest expansion since April 2011. Can the good times continue? In the U.S., new orders have come in strong for four consecutive months, indicating a healthy production backlog heading into 2014. Here are five trends that could be helping to fuel demand and keep factory managers from taking too many vacation days.
Manufacturing Business Technology The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa says it will close its western Pennsylvania plant and eliminate the 62 remaining jobs. Gamesa USA officials said Tuesday that the closure of the 8-year-old plant was prompted by a shift in the market from Pennsylvania and the Midwest to the southwestern United States. They said the company had to alter its manufacturing and supply chain strategy to keep energy costs low and maintain a strong market presence.
Hunting Dearborn, Inc.
Birmingham Post A Midland manufacturer is to create 25 new jobs this year after opening a new advanced engineering centre. RDM Group aims to hit £25 million in sales on the back of a £400,000 investment in an additional 20,000 sq ft facility on the Bilton Industrial Estate, Coventry.
Businessweek Airbus Group NV (AIR) is studying an upgrade of its A330 wide-body jet with more efficient engines in a contest that may pit General Electric Co. against Rolls-Royce Group Plc, people familiar with the plan said. The European planemaker aims to make a decision about a possible upgrade by the end of March, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.
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All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Today's Trucking Just in time for their 100-year anniversary, Ingersoll Machine and Tool (IMT), a full service, single source supplier of precision components has acquired Standen’s, a spring and suspension manufacturer. IMT started out manufacturing steering gear assemblies for boats and cars in 1914 in what used to be a small soap factory.
Green Bay Press Gazette Two years ago, Reggie Troop had no job, one small child and another on the way. Now the Milwaukee man has a good-paying job that he landed through an accelerated job-training program — and it’s that progress that earned him a personal shoutout from President Barack Obama during a stop Thursday in southeastern Wisconsin. Obama toured a General Electric plant in Waukesha, where he told about 400 people that America needs even more qualified workers to fill a growing manufacturing need. Relying on rock samples from the Apollo missions and on remotely-sensed data, scientists have found rare earth elements in higher concentrations in the KREEP basalt than in the bulk Earth crust. But do these lunar resources beat those of the best REE mines on Earth?
Naylor, LLC
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
Reliable Plant Cars and other vehicles are used by almost everyone, but have you ever wondered how they are built? This 5-minute, 38-second video shows the manufacturing process, from pressing and stamping steel into shape, to the body and parts assembly, and finally to painting and making the final checks before shipping.
Engineering News-Record After spending weeks searching for what might be blocking the Highway 99 tunneling machine, officials say there's another problem: Bertha is running hot. Adding to the trouble, project managers say they don't know why.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
AME Info Stanford Marine, a leading regional offshore marine business, announced from its Dubai headquarters that it has secured a 5 year contract with Total E&P Angola for Stanford Hawk, the latest addition to its fleet. The Stanford Hawk will be supporting the process and storage activities of TEPA, by transporting personnel and cargo, as well as assisting in safety standby duties.
Reuters Rises in new orders, output and employment drove the strongest growth in German manufacturing in January in more than 2-1/2 years, a survey showed on Monday, in a sign Europe's largest economy began the year on a solid footing.
Forest City Gear Company
DesignNews ABB Robotics has worked with Ford Motor Company to develop robots with real-time tactile feedback for delicate assembly and machining. The robots use ABB’s Integrated Force Control to manage process variations with the sensitivity of the human hand.
RTE News The lorries on the Tullamore bypass are on their way to the sleepy townland of Mountlucas - 21km away from the county town and even closer to Edenderry on the Kildare border - with their cargo. They are about to give this little quiet corner of the midlands the landmark features that will dominate here for generations to come.
Star SU LLC.
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