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Novi Patch One of America’s "comeback states, Michigan led the nation in new manufacturing jobs for the fourth straight year, according to the 2015 Michigan Manufacturers Directory, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News Inc. Michigan manufacturers added 14,089 jobs from February 2014 to February 2015, an increase of 2.1 percent, compared with the national average increase of 1.7 percent for the same period.
IndustryWeek U.S. industrial production declined for a fifth consecutive month in April as mining and utilities output fell and manufacturing stagnated, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
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Business Insider The May report on Empire State manufacturing from the New York Fed disappointed, coming in at 3.1. Expectations were for the reading to come in at 5, up from last month's -1.2 reading, which showed a pullback in activity in the New York region.
The Guardian Britain’s industrial sector bounced back to growth in March, helped by a resurgence in oil and gas production and steadily improving factory output. The rise in oil production was the largest since March 2014 and analysts hoped this marked a bottoming out for an industry badly hit by last year’s oil price fall.
CNBC Today, manufacturing in the U.S. is as resilient and robust as ever. But to continue manufacturing's success in the U.S., we must create a business environment that enables our progress. We need an environment that helps manufacturers succeed.
SCOT FORGE COGEP Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with Metso Life-Cycle Services and the launch of the Metso Maintenance Solution powered by Guide TI. This Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software will strengthen Metso Life-Cycle Services' ability to manage day-to-day maintenance activities for mining corporation customers and therefore reduce costs, increase productivity, and improve execution time.
Manufacturing sales rose 2.9% in March, the government reported, to $51.0 billion. The gains came from increased production of aerospace products and parts and improved automotive sales.
Louisville Business First The university announced that it will partner with UL LLC, a global safety science company, to create the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, a training facility for 3-D printing that will open this fall. The two organizations will split ownership of the center.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
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.
Oil & Gas 360 The shale gas revolution is bringing plastic manufacturing back to the United States and making U.S. refiners more competitive globally, reports the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Due largely to plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations, U.S. jobs related to plastics manufacturing are expected to grow by 462,000 over the next decade – more than 20% – reaching more than 2.7 million.
UPI Engineers at General Electric recently used a 3-D printer to build a jet engine, employing a technique called additive manufacturing. Despite the machine's compact size, the jet engine roared to an impressive 33,000 rotations per minute.
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M Live FCA US' Dundee Engine Plant in Southeastern Michigan has been given "silver" status for its results in implementing "World Class Manufacturing," making it the first U.S. facility and the only North American engine plant to receive this designation, the Auburn Hills automaker said Thursday. This Bloomberg Business video explains how the first self-driving cars will not be cars after all -- they will be trucks, such as the Freightliner Inspiration. This prototype truck is already legally roaming the highways of Nevada. Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Monday.
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GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc. A new survey of manufacturers found that nearly two-thirds saw improved plant productivity after implementing a cloud-computing system. Nearly three-quarters reported process improvements following cloud deployment, while just over 60 percent said product quality improved. Call it a billion-dollar hunch. Starting in the 1990s, Krishan Luthra, chief scientist for manufacturing and materials technologies at GE Global Research in New York, and his team started studying a new family of materials called ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). Working in partnership with the Department of Defense, the team focused on one subgroup of CMCs that combined heat resistance with toughness. The research almost died and then took a detour to space, but the team eventually came up with a version of the material good enough for jet engines. One of the most challenging aspects of designing a product is managing the economics and logistics of its manufacturing. In fact, if a product’s manufacturing costs get out of control, it can spell disaster for that item even before it hits the market.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
SC Times Arctic Cat Inc. plans to invest about $400,000 in its St. Cloud manufacturing plant, the snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturing company announced Wednesday. The company expects to add about 10 jobs at its engine manufacturing facility there.
Indian Autos Blog Toyota’s Indian subsidiary, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), will soon start manufacturing diesel engines in India, says a report on the Business Standard. Set up on the outskirts of Bangalore near Jigani, the engine manufacturing plant will start trial production soon, and commercial production will start in early-2016.
Apex Tool Group, LLC
Business Standard Process automation services provider Emerson Process Management (EPM) has acquired gear manufacturer Ameya Transmissions to provide end-to-end product line offering for its customers.
CNN Money Sauer Energy Inc, developer of the patented WindCharger® vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) and manufacturer of the WindCutter®, vertical axis wind turbine, has been in collaboration with a top generator manufacturer to develop a custom designed Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) to pair with its turbines. This particular technology is exclusive to SEI.
BBC It made the age of cheap foreign holidays possible, and for years it was what made margarine spreadable. Nickel may not be the flashiest metal but modern life would be very different without it.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
Business Standard The diesel engine factory of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), Indian subsidiary of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp, will be ready for commercial production by early 2016.
Autocar Professional Global component manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen AG will take over the large gearbox business of Bosch Rexroth AG with more than 1 200 employees. For ZF, the acquisition is an entry into the business with industrial gears that are used in oil rigs, mine vehicles, tunnel drilling machines, or cableways, for instance. In addition, the technology company is strengthening its wind turbine gearbox business. Developed in the lab of Dr Johsua Marshall, with graduate student Dr Andrew Dobson, from Queen's University's Department of Mining, the technology automates the loading process of the bucket of an underground load haul dump vehicle with fragmented rock.
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