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Here's an astounding statistic: more than two-thirds of all U.S. manufacturing jobs last year likely were created in Michigan.

Just 30,000 of the nearly 2.7 million new private sector U.S. jobs in 2015 were in manufacturing, leading former auto czar Steven Rattner to tweet, "So much for (a) manufacturing renaissance."
After decades of retrenchment, the American manufacturing industry has been adding jobs again, but hiring slowed to a glacial pace in 2015, which was the worst year for manufacturing hiring since the Great Recession.
United Tool Supply
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
Initially a technology that was primarily used for prototyping, in recent years AM has seen its use increase within a number of markets. With the price tags on machines coming down and capabilities improving, it’s safe to say that the innovative manufacturing method is growing at a much more rapid pace than it once was.
Modern Materials Handling
National Association of Manufacturers(NAM) president and CEO Jay Timmons will make stops in key presidential primary states and major manufacturing cities across the country as part of the 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour.
The Hill
The Department of Homeland Security investigated almost twice as many cyberattacks on the nation’s critical manufacturing sector in fiscal year 2015 as the year before, according to a new government report.

Critical manufacturing includes automakers, aviation equipment manufacturers and producers of metals, machinery and electrical equipment.
Bloomberg Business
China’s economy slowed in December, capping the weakest quarter of growth since the 2009 global recession, as the Communist leadership grapples with a transition to consumer-led expansion.
Business Insider
There's been rampant noise over the last few months concerning the precipitous decline of the American manufacturing sector.

The ISM Manufacturing index has been below 50 for two straight quarters,signaling a recession. This has led economists to call doom and gloom on the sector, even citing it as anindicator of a broader recession, as it was for both of the last two.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
In this episode, a material that can be programmed to change into complicated shapes without wearing down.
Chances are that you’ve read about or have at least heard about the Internet of Things or "IoT" in the last year. In case you’re just now hearing about it, IoT refers to network interconnectivity in which everyday objects, machines and hardware are able to communicate data without the need for human to computer interaction. This is sometimes also referred to as machine to machine or M2M communication.
The Internet of Things has been a major buzzword for many years now and much has been made of the operational efficiencies gained from IoT developments like autonomous warehouses and distribution centers.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
The supply chain has often been a ground for the early adoption of technologies, with barcoding and RFID widely implemented for tracking years ago, and wearable technologies such as ring scanners used for warehouse picking during the last decade. Thanks to the miniaturization of technologies and the reduced cost of computing power, the supply chain — and manufacturing — are entering their own new phase of technology evolution.
Computer News Middle East
A recent survey by Infor found that the transition to IoT is very well underway for the manufacturing industry globally.
According to the study, 10 percent of manufacturers claim they already have an established IoT project underway, with 22 percent either running a pilot or planning a project within the next 12 months. Well over a third (38 percent) claim to be investigating its potential.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Rave Gears, LLC
American Machinist
Rochester, N.Y.-based Gleason Corporation acquired the gear cutting tools business from Hurth Infer Indústria de Máquinas e Ferramentas Ltda., in Sorocaba, Brazil.  Renamed Gleason Indústria de Ferramentas Ltda., the business includes shaving cutters, shaper cutters, and chamfering and deburring tools, and tool sharpening services for those products.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
Mooney International Corp. has successfully completed the first flight of the M10T proof of concept (POC) aircraft. The first flight occurred on Dec. 23, 2015, in the vicinity of the Chino Airport in California. The flight lasted approximately 15 minutes, with test pilot Len Fox conducting basic flight maneuvers and verifying design data. At the conclusion of the flight, Fox was greeted by a crowd of engineers from the M10 team enthused to see their new design take flight for the first time.
BBC News
September's emissions scandal rocked Volkswagen - but it's not the only issue the German car giant has. Alongside other German manufacturers, it faces a major challenge from the digital revolution sweeping through the world of manufacturing, writes Sean Williams.
American Machinist
Shops interested in taking on gear work that will ensure future business growth will benefit from Mazak’s "Close the Loop in Gear Cutting" webinar. Mike Finn, national applications engineering manager at Mazak, will host the free, 45-minute presentation and discuss how recent advancements in manufacturing equipment and processes make gear production an easy, profitable endeavor.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
American Machinist
U.S. manufacturers consumed $153.7 million worth of cutting tools during November 2015, a decline of 13.0% from the October figure, and down 11.3% from the November 2014 total. Through 11 months of consumption data, U.S. manufacturers’ cutting-tools purchases are down 4.1% compared to the January-November 2014 total.
The Department of Defense disclosed on December 30 that it has ordered 32 more C-130J Super Hercules airlifters from Lockheed Martin, the first installment of a multiyear contract for 78 of the four-engine turboprops that will ultimately be worth $5.3 billion.  This is good news for the joint force, which relies on an aging fleet of C-130s for everything from airdropping troops to resupplying remote bases to conducting special operations to attacking ground targets to rescuing downed airmen to aerial refueling of other aircraft.
American Machinist
The Italian machine tool industry, one of the largest in the world, finished 2015 with "double-figure increases" in production volume, total sales, and exports, according to the year-end summary issued by UCIMU-Sistemi per Produrre. The trade group also predicted continued strong results for 2016 are expected.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.
Naylor Association Solutions


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