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U.S. manufacturing contracted in November for the first time in three years as the sector buckled under the weight of a strong dollar and deep spending cuts by energy firms, but robust automobile sales suggested the economy remained on solid ground.

Other data released on Tuesday showed a sturdy increase in construction spending in October, which should help offset the drag from manufacturing on fourth-quarter economic growth. With manufacturing accounting for only 12 percent of the economy, analysts say it is unlikely the persistent weakness will deter the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates this month.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
The Ohio State University will pilot a $6.8 million initiative for manufacturing innovations, working to foster economic stability and growth in Ohio.
United Tool Supply
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
AGMA offers three online courses, free to employees in member companies, including Fundamentals of Gearing; Parallel Gear Inspection; and Hobbing.
BBC News
UK manufacturing is encountering a poor end to the year amid "gathering gloom" from the global economy, according to industry body the EEF. It has cut its manufacturing forecasts, expecting a 0.1 percent fall in 2015, with 0.8 percent growth next year.

Its survey also points to serious concerns about the outlook for the global economy. Meanwhile, a report from Lloyds Bank shows car manufacturers have also lowered their growth forecasts.
Business Insider
The American manufacturing sector is seriously banged up right now. With Wednesday’s ISM manufacturing release, the sector is now considered in contraction. On the other hand, services from retail to hotels have been doing relatively fine. This is not unprecedented, but it is uncommon.
MIT Technology Review
China is laying the groundwork for a robot revolution by planning to automate the work currently done by millions of low-paid workers.

The government’s plan will be crucial to a broader effort to reform China’s economy while also meeting the ambitious production goals laid out in its latest economic blueprint, which aims to double per capita income by 2020 from 2016 levels with at least 6.5 percent annual growth. The success of this effort could, in turn, affect the vitality of the global economy.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
The Engineer
A team of engineering students from Singapore University has designed and built an electrically powered personal flying machine, capable of short flight times of around five minutes.
Space Daily
Magna Parva has produced a prototype in-orbit manufacturing system that should provide a method of producing huge carbon composite 3D structures in space.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
Manufacturing Business Technology
A survey of participants in Manufacturing Day events this year found overwhelmingly positive responses among students, teachers and manufacturers alike. Organizers said that the poll, distributed by Deloitte to more than 2,500 event hosts, exceeded all expectations of scope and impact.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
Testing is underway for the first demonstration core for the GE9X engine that will power the Boeing 777X aircraft.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Layoffs at the New River Valley Assembly Plant in Dublin will take place over three weeks starting in early February, company spokesman John Mies said.
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.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Rave Gears, LLC
Harald Krueger was quoted Tuesday as telling German daily Handelsblatt that the European Union's fuel consumption and emission targets for 2020 and beyond can only be achieved with diesel.
Metallurgist wages top at $160,000 a year according to a recent wage survey by Hays, a specialist recruiting firm. Wages showed no change from last year's survey. While the downturn has caused miners to shed jobs, the industry worries about replenishing the ranks with future specialists.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
Iron ore prices got hammered again Friday, sinking to a 10-year-low of $39.40 a tonne, the lowest ever recorded by price assessor The Steel Index (TSI), which began compiling data in 2008.
Marine & Offshore Technology
Waste heat recovery has significant potential for use in marine propulsion systems. Even with current conventional two-stroke propulsion power plant, approximately 50 percent of the energy content of the fuel is lost, mainly to heat, without being used for mechanical work.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, has signed an historic fixed-price, fleet management program (FMP) contract with the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD), in support of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), designed to provide 100 percent daily propulsion readiness for the entire Israeli fleet of F-15I and F-16I aircraft for the next 15 years.
Bourn & Koch Inc.
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