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McInnes Rolled Rings
Each year, the Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) provides an outstanding opportunity to share ideas with others in the gear industry on design, analysis, manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures. Authors have the opportunity to present the results of their work to an audience of knowledgeable professionals from the United States and around the world, and to participate in discussions with that audience. Papers should be original to the AGMA audience (not a previously published paper), technically accurate, relevant and free of commercialism.
New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods fell in November, and the prior month's increase was revised sharply lower as the drag on manufacturing from a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector showed little sign of abating.
Industry Week
With the passing of another holiday season, the good taxpayers have been eagerly awaiting decisions from Congress to bring bundles of tax extenders and joy. As was the case last year, and as many analysts predicted, Congress arrived just in the nick of time to extend tax provisions, bringing tidings of fiscal cheer. The bill, which was unveiled after weeks of negotiation, is expected to provide about $650 billion in total tax relief.
United Tool Supply
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
You’ll be hard pressed to find an industry that won’t be impacted or influenced by 3D printing in the coming decade. Every sector of the economy will feel the positive reverberations of this evolving technology and we’ll one day look back and wonder in amazement at how processes were handled in a pre-3D world. And while virtually all industries will be impacted, few will be changed quite like mass manufacturing.
Olivier Sappin began his career with Dassault Systemes in 1995, as a body engineer designing for clients including Honda, BMW and Chrysler. But that might as well have been a thousand automotive years ago, harking back to a simpler time when software designers and mechanical engineers kept to their own orbits, dashboards weren’t touch screens and self-driving cars were still science fiction.
The design of an optimum gear set requires the coordinated effort of the gear design engineer, the gear metallurgist and the bearing system engineer. The instructors of this course are a gear design engineer and a metallurgist who have worked collaboratively on projects for more than 40 years. Learn the roles of each of these professionals and how collaborative efforts can provide better outcomes. Additional information on gear-related problems, failures and improved processing procedures will be reviewed.
Agence France-Presse via Industry Week
With increases in defense and autos offsetting declines for other goods, new orders for durable goods were essentially flat in November, according to Commerce Department data released last week.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
The Telegraph
British manufacturing is getting a lift from the aerospace sector, as 2015 looks set to end as another record year for the industry. Engineers in the UK specialize in building parts including wings and engines for aircraft, and contributed to the delivery of 1,265 new planes by the end of November, according to trade body ADS Group.
Industry Week
Offshoring of U.S. manufacturing operations is not only outpacing reshoring but gaining strength, according to a new report from management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a new type of metal that is very strong and light. The metal has an extremely high specific strength and modulus, also known as stiffness-to-weight ratio. The researchers created the new metal using magnesium infused with dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
Bloomberg Business
In Vietnam, gross domestic product rose 7.01 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, quickening from a revised 6.87 percent gain in the three months through September, according to data released by the General Statistics Office in Hanoi last week. In 2015, the economy grew 6.68 percent, beating the government’s 6.2 percent target.
The information research analyst Gartner forecasts that the number of networked "things" grew 30 percent over the last year and will reach 4.9 billion this year. Gartner further predicts that by 2020, the number of devices linked to the Internet of Things (IoT) will balloon to 25 billion and will have an impact on virtually every industry and corner of society.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Take a first look at the AWWA-QG Progress Eagle, a concept aircraft that would generate its own electricity and be 75 percent quieter than current airliners.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making an impact and helping the field service industry reach a critical crossroad from job scheduling to customer service and billing.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Rave Gears, LLC
Manufacturing Business Technology
Depending on the source, statistics show that in the coming years the number of unfulfilled jobs in the manufacturing industry will be anywhere between 300,000 and 2 million. The Baby Boomers who have been the backbone of the workforce for decades are retiring and the Millennials are not prepared (or frankly, interested) to fill the gaps.
Manufacturing Business Technology
The futuristic hype over 3D printing has outshined applications that are already transforming the manufacturing world. While the media speculates about 3D printed guns, organs and food, firms are using 3D printers to overcome a less "sexy" challenge: replacement parts for aging production lines.
Manufacturing Business Technology
The emergence of intelligent, networked devices — aka the Internet of Things (IoT) — promises major change in many aspects of business. IoT is already being applied in manufacturing, distribution and logistics to do such things as monitor the environmental condition of products during shipment, send an alert when factory equipment needs maintenance, and track the speed, safety, and fuel efficiency of trucks and their drivers. Manufacturers and other businesses that aren’t paying attention today will face tough competition from competitors tomorrow.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
3D Printing Industry
The fully automated factory is coming and few large industrial manufacturers are more ready to embrace this concept than Airbus. No later than one year ago, at Euromold 2014, Peter Sander, VP of Emerging Technologies & Concepts at Airbus said the company would be producing parts by AM in the order of several tons very soon and that is now happening, especially after the latest agreement with Additive Industries to integrate one of the first MetalFAB systems within Airbus APWorks manufacturing facilities.
Metal additive manufacturing provider Arcam may have just announced its bid to set up shop in the American aerospace and medical 3D printing markets, but demand for its proprietary Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology is stronger than ever in the EU. Turin, Italy-based Avio Aero, an aerospace parts manufacturer and subsidiary of GE Aviation, has today placed an order for ten new Arcam EBM metal 3D printing systems in order to move into series production of state of the art turbine blades. The order will effectively double Avio Aero’s current Arcam EBM machine capacity, and is the largest single order ever for Arcam EBM systems.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.
Naylor Association Solutions


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