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McInnes Rolled Rings
As President Obama said during his final State of the Union Address, American manufacturing is surging with almost 900,000 new jobs created in the past six years. While that’s incredible progress, how do we take manufacturing to the next level? The answer could be found in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).
This seminar teaches the forensic analysis of failed gearboxes. 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.
United Tool Supply
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
Reboot Illinois
No matter what issues the presidential candidates raise in their speeches, this election is about one thing: What will be the future of the United States? If we want a future that produces better opportunities and raising standards of living, then we need to strengthen our global economic leadership. To do that, we will have to marshal all the human talent available to us.
ABC News
U.S. factory activity shrank in January for a fourth straight month as a strong dollar and weak demand overseas pinched American manufacturers, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

The ISM's manufacturing index ticked up to 48.2 from a revised 48 in December, but any reading below 50 signals a contraction. The index has remained below 50 since September.
Market Watch
A key report on U.S. manufacturing in January showed the sector contracted for the fourth straight month but the pace of deterioration stabilized. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index rose to 48.2% last month from 48% in December. That was higher than the 48% forecast of economists surveyed by MarketWatch.
When the Milwaukee area PMI showed a positive reading for the first time in nearly a year it provided a bit of good news for a manufacturing industry that has seen plenty of bad headlines in recent months. Citing declining production, falling oil and commodity prices, a strong dollar and trouble in developing markets, a Moody’s report in January said "the case for a prolonged slowdown is building."
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Search CIO – TechTarget
David Foote, whose research advisory firm, Foote Partners LLC, specializes in tracking compensation for IT skills, knew digital business disruption was real when he started getting calls from companies like Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
This article discusses MPI Group’s Internet of Things study. The study is based on interviews with 350 manufacturers completed during August and September 2015 with Rockwell Automation, QAD, and BDO also sponsoring the research.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
WCPO Insider
Seante Bullock let the associate's degree that she earned in applied science 15 years ago gather dust, opting instead to be a restaurant server since she was 21. Recently, though, "I came into some heavier responsibilities, so I had to do some heavier things," she said.
Bloomberg Business
Tim Condon, ING's head of Asia research, discusses China's economic slowdown and its implications for the global economy with Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat on "Trending Business." 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as China’s factory sector contracts again and European growth slows.
The Wall Street Journal
Demand for manufactured products sank sharply last year, a rare occurrence outside a recession. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the six-and-a-half-year-old expansion is about to end.

Orders for durable goods, long-lasting products such as appliances and machinery, declined 3.5% in 2015 from a year earlier, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The drop is largest annual decline outside a recession on records back to 1992. (It’s only the fifth annual decline in 24 years.)
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Rave Gears, LLC
Manufacturing Business Technology
With 2016 upon us, I’ve been combing analysts’ predictions of changes they see coming to the manufacturing industry — and combining them with my own observations of how well today’s ERP technologies can support these changes. There’s no doubt: this is an exciting time in manufacturing. What would have seemed impossibly futuristic a few years ago is already happening on a few leading-edge factory floors today. Consider these trends... and start planning out your strategy for using them to gain competitive advantage.
Economic Times
We must look at the whole Make in India campaign in a much broader context. The Indian economy is presently $2 trillion plus. It has the potential to be, as the PM said last year on the same platform, $20 trillion. It is just a matter of time when we reach there. We will be there surely, looks like sooner than later. 
Metso Minerals
Manufacturing Business Technology
Rapid advances in Information Technology have created new ways to communicate and share information. The company-customer relationship has shifted from transactional to interactive, giving consumers more power and making companies more responsive.

This has forced companies to rethink and reengineer the way they connect and interact with their customers. New types of customer service are being created due to the changing nature of the customer relationship. Banking and retail have been front-runners in customer engagement, due to the ability to have instant and ongoing exchanges with customers.
The Post and Courier
U.S. manufacturing is in an extended slump, and that could hurt South Carolina more than the nation as a whole, one of the state’s leading economists told area business leaders Friday.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
The Washington Post
A Pacific Rim trade deal championed by the Obama administration represents a "landmark accord" that would yield considerable economic gains for the United States and 11 other nations, boosting exports by 9 percent a year and increasing wages, according to an analysis released Monday.
TCT Magazine
Online provider of software learning tools, SolidProfessor, has released two new 3D printing courses that teach skills, techniques and the history of additive manufacturing alongside an introduction to printing CAD models on MakerBot 3D printers.

The "Introduction to 3D Printing", and "3D Printing with MakerBot" courses will be added at no additional cost to the accounts of members who have either SolidProfessor for SOLIDWORKS or SolidProfessor for Autodesk Inventor.
With Inside 3D Printing Singapore rapidly approaching–it kicks off tomorrow!–we’re gearing up to hear more about the latest and greatest in additive manufacturing technologies. I recently had the opportunity to pose A Few Questions For Singapore’s UCT Additive Manufacturing Center, as Project Administrator Angela Tan filled me in on her company’s history and hopes for the future.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.
Naylor Association Solutions


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