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IndustryWeek Global raw steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 138 million metric tons in March 2015, a 2.7% drop compared to March 2014. With a bit more than 400 million metric tons of steel produced worldwide during the first three months of this year, the year-to-date total of raw steel production is down 1.8% versus the first-quarter total for 2014.
The purpose of this seminar is to prepare participants to design and apply bevel gears systems from the initial concept through manufacturing and quality control and on to assembly, installation and maintenance. It is not a theoretical presentation of bevel gear theory rather it is a practical hands on guide to their design, manufacture, quality control, assembly, installation rating, lubrication and, most especially, application.
IndustryWeek The increase in both the shale gas and oil sectors in the U.S. is the reason Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corp. (MCO-I) decided it was necessary to bring a manufacturing facility to the Houston area.
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SIPCO Proximity to the customer – which allows small to midsized American manufacturers to provide customized products, value-added inventory management and quick delivery – is helping to fuel a manufacturing revival.
NewsOK "Regional factories had their worst month in quite some time, as exports continued to drop and conditions worsened among producers of oil and gas-related goods," said Chad Wilkerson, vice president and regional economist at the Oklahoma City Federal Reserve branch.
MarketWatch The preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, fell to a one-year low of 49.2 in April, compared with a final reading of 49.6 in March, HSBC Holdings PLC said Thursday.
MIT Technology Review A company that makes robots designed to work closely with humans has a new version that addresses the limitations of its first effort. Baxter, introduced two years ago, was designed to be far simpler, safer, and more intuitive to operate than a conventional industrial robot.
St. Louis Business Journal The company has about 165,000 U.S. engineering and manufacturing employees. Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney also said during a conference Thursday sponsored by the export-import credit agency that some of Boeing's 1.5 million U.S. supply chain jobs could also be in jeopardy. The Timken Company has announced the opening of a new 27,000 sq. ft. gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. The new state-of-the-art facility will feature new 5-axis machines that employ gear milling technology rather than the traditional hobbing process.
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Machinery Following their purchase by Taiwan's Fair Friend Group (FFG), machine tool brands VDF Boehringer, Hessapp, Hüller Hille, Honsberg, Modul and Witzig & Frank have recently been brought together within FFG Werke GmbH, Germany, with UK representation established via UK regional sales manager Wolfgang Habeck, located in Liverpool.
The China Post The nation's manufacturing sector output will grow 2.71 percent to NT$19.51 trillion in 2015, said the government-sponsored Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center. The forecast is actually 0.22 percentage points lower than the IEK's previous prediction made in January. The research center attributed the adjustment to slumping oil prices, which in turn affect the local chemical industry.
Buffalo Business First When Buffalo Manufacturing Works hosted its grand opening on April 22 it also unveiled a new additive technology learning lab that, by next school year, will become a learning center for middle- and high-school students.
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ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
MetalMiner This week, the UK’s Metalysis and GKN Aerospace announced a bold, new process that’s a significant step forward in the adoption of 3D printing/additive manufacturing for aerospace. The advance will allow users to essentially sinter titanium from rutile powder, a process that previously could be accomplished with only lighter metals.
Financial Times Auto manufacturers are increasingly finding Mexico a more attractive location to expand production as China slips back, beset by an average 16.8 per cent rise in automotive salaries between 2009 and 2014.
Canadian Business With the oil industry reeling from low prices and Southwestern Ontario a key battleground in the next election, it should come as no surprise to find an emphasis on manufacturing in the budget. Unlike Budget 2014, which was sprinkled with references to manufacturing, the 2015 edition contains both a subchapter and annex titled "Supporting the Manufacturing Sector."
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Rave Gears, LLC
GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Manufacturing delays in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry – and their associated costs – are a major challenge for companies in this market. There are many reasons for these widespread delays including inconsistent, incomplete, and disjointed communications among the many companies in the extended supply chain. To help remedy this, executives leading these aerospace companies should consider embracing digital technologies on a broader scale.
The Street Mainland European stock indices declined on Thursday after disappointing eurozone purchasing managers' data cast doubt about the strength of the region's recovery.
Virtual-Strategy Magazine A streamlined evolution from the gearbox currently found on Sundyne’s popular line of integrally geared centrifugal pumps and compressors, the new 33XN gearbox is simplified from the casing up to perform better at every level, thus delivering enhanced performance and reliability.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Adapting a CNC grinder with conventional abrasives to use Meister CBN grinding wheels improved productivity 15-fold in plunge-grinding close-tolerance aerospace parts. The Rockford, Illinois, plant of Woodward Inc. successfully addressed this manufacturing bottleneck while reducing projected expenditures for additional grinding equipment to make similar parts.
GreenBiz At least since 1798, when Thomas Malthus identified exponential population growth as a harbinger of humanity’s doom, the concept of sustainability often has been associated with apocalyptic rhetoric. In recent years, however, business leaders and investors alike have begun to embrace sustainability for its upside potential.
Apex Tool Group, LLC
Sun Sentinel Several hundred people attended manufacturing job fairs in Broward and Palm Beach, Florida, counties on Wednesday, part of a statewide effort to highlight the industry and the demand for skilled workers. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) introduced the new entry-level Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship last week. The program provides entry-level workers an overview of manufacturing and a clear career pathway to other industrialist careers through a streamlined, 18-month apprenticeship.
San Francisco Business Times SFMade, which works to expand manufacturing in San Francisco, launched a sister nonprofit, PlaceMade a nonprofit real estate development initiative akin to an affordable housing developer. PlaceMade is focused on partnering with the city and with private sector developers to create industrial space.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc. American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat species are being put at risk as wind turbines proliferate.
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