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As advanced as manufacturing is becoming — with interconnected systems and data running factories, production and the supply chain — cybersecurity should be a concern for every manufacturer. Andrew Ginter, vice president of industrial security at Waterfall Security Solutions, took some time to answer our questions about the biggest cybersecurity problems manufacturers should be mindful of this year.
Market Realist
The US economy contributes about 25.2% toward the global GDP (gross domestic product), and the manufacturing sector accounts for a tenth of the country’s economy. According to Markit, the US manufacturing flash PMI (purchase managers’ index) rose to 52.7 in January, a rise of 1.5 points from December’s reading of 51.2. Manufacturing activity has picked up from the weak readings of a 38-month low. As a result, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose 2.1% as of January 22.
United Tool Supply
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
February 24-26, 2016 | Clearwater Beach, FL
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.
Huffpost Business (blog)
Manufacturing will see a massive transformation through IoT in the upcoming years. The question may be how. The internet of Things as we know can be of many types. We have Human to Machine, Machine to Human and then Machine to Machine or M2M. Many experts believe that M2M will be key in enabling better manufacturing processes and helping change the way the industry works. Here are some examples of how it is happening today.
Business Insider
Economic activity in Texas keeps getting worse. The general business activity index out Monday from the Dallas Federal Reserve for January was -34.6, a six-year low and much worse than economists had expected.
AAR Aerostructures & Interiors is shuttering its precision metals parts manufacturing operation in Huntsville. A company spokeswoman confirmed the closure in an email, saying the company is "restructuring to focus on our aviation and expeditionary services businesses."
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
The Economic Times
Our world is constantly being reshaped by disruptive forces. New technologies are creating increasing returns to capital and software is becoming all-pervasive. Asia is rapidly becoming a dominant economic power, while trade flows are changing. In such an environment, the manufacturing industry will exist in a two-speed world. On one hand, there will be the pressure to keep returns on labor high — however, competitiveness of nations like China is reducing given rising wage costs. On the other hand, high wage countries like the U.S. and Germany are attempting to leverage automation and disruptive technologies as manufacturing experiences a fourth wave of technological advancement; the rise of new digital industrial technologies that are collectively known as Industry 4.0.
IHS Jane’s 360
Rolls-Royce will invest GBP30 million (USD43 million) for a new aircraft engine disc manufacturing facility at Washington, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom, the company announced on 22 January.
The new 8000-square-meter plant, due to open in 2018, will sit adjacent to an existing engine disc plant the company opened in 2014.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
March 22-24, 2016  |  Concordville, PA
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.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing industry making itself felt across manufacturing, healthcare, education, business and consumer products like smart homes and wearables.

With the rise of IoT so prevalent, however, there is an increasing need for engineers and organizations to keep up with new and developing IoT trends and the ways the technology can be integrated into or affect a business. Challenges can range from technology architecture choices through digital security concerns.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Machine Design
The burgeoning field of nanotechnology promises an indefinite range of capabilities in medicine, optics, communications, and other facets of applied science and engineering. On that front, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Atoms 2 Products program (A2P) is funding 10 companies, universities, and institutions to develop mass-manufacturing techniques and technologies for functional products made up of nanoscale constituents. The project demonstrates a mere slice of the contributions in the mass movement to make nanotechnology a part of our everyday lives.
Business Insider
The manufacturing recession is disproportionately punishing Texas. It's no longer news that the manufacturing sector is going through a pronounced slowdown. As a result, thousands have lost their jobs. But the layoffs are especially brutal in Texas. In an email on Monday, Renaissance Macro's Neil Dutta highlighted that the layoffs in Texas have been much more brutal than the overall total.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Rave Gears, LLC
The Washington Post
Tyco and Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls are taking advantage of a tax loophole known as a corporate tax inversion in which an U.S.-based company buys or merges with a foreign company and moves its headquarters to a country with a lower tax rate.
Several weeks ago, the Federal Reserve rattled the country when it raised interest rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. Despite the rate hike and the recent volatility in the debt and equity markets, investment in the manufacturing industry is expected to remain steady. A rise in rates has been a long time coming and has thus enabled companies to properly prepare.
Lockheed Martin is separating its information systems and global solutions unit, combining it with the engineering company Leidos so that it can focus on its remaining aerospace and defense business.
As the world prepares to house, feed and care for 9.7 billion people, Ahead of the Herd founder Rick Mills is looking for the companies that will profit from the silent tsunami of demand creeping up on resource and healthcare providers. In this interview with The Gold Report, Mills reveals the six companies he thinks are well positioned in their respective sectors to ride this population wave to profits.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
German business sentiment deteriorated sharply at the start of the year, with manufacturers and construction firms turning more pessimistic on the outlook for their businesses, the Ifo Institute in Munich said Monday.
Late last year, I wrote several articles about steel and metals prices and how the outlook for 2016 would likely improve. This discussion has obviously been buried by the recent market turbulence, but the fundamentals behind it haven't gone away, and indeed, there is more evidence today that my outlook, at least as far as steel prices are concerned, might be correct.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.
Naylor Association Solutions


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