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McInnes Rolled Rings
The instruction manual for a typical CNC mill – the modern equivalent of a lathe that chisels parts from hunks of metal – is 200 pages long. The machine requires one to two years of training to operate, and those qualified to run it earn wages comparable to teachers or many others with bachelor’s degrees. Manufacturing has changed. The shop floors of most American industrial facilities would be unrecognizable to someone working in them only a generation ago. So have many of their jobs, pushing companies to retool their relationships with employees as they compete for a shrinking pool of skilled workers.
The Washington Post
U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
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.
Voice of America
India is making an aggressive push to become a global manufacturing hub at a week-long event being attended by thousands of industry leaders in the financial capital, Mumbai. But businesses say success will hinge on the government’s ability to fast track promises to make the country an easier place to do business.
It is amazing how quickly the economic narrative changed on Friday morning with the release of new jobs numbers. There had been a steady drumbeat of bad news recently, particularly in light of global weaknesses and falling commodity prices. Then, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that manufacturing employment rose by a surprisingly strong 29,000 workers in January.
Research and development of humanoid robots for use in complex manufacturing is to be conducted in a joint European and Japanese robotic program. The research partners for the program are Airbus Group Innovations, the global research and technology network of Airbus Group, and the Joint Robotics Laboratory, comprised of Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, or AIST, and France's National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
FANUC automation products are used in factories around the world, primarily in the auto industry. In the past, when a problem arose with one of the company’s robots, a plant manager would contact FANUC, which would dispatch someone to fix it. Each minute of downtime can cost thousands of dollars, and the robots often took days to repair.
The latest on monoxide chips; new and extremely hard nanocomposite materials; and making gallium nitride to power electronic devices using GaN epi wafers.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
Packaging World
The jury may be out on precisely how the Internet of Things will bring benefits to manufacturing and operations. But because IoT will transform Operational Technologies (OT) and more tightly integrate them with enterprise Information Technologies (IT), analysts and observers all agree that IoT is a game changer in the world of manufacturing.
Industry Week
In 2015, our ResourceMFG team surveyed nearly 2,500 manufacturing workers nationally, across skill categories and representing a wide range of manufacturers. In the first two articles of this series on the ResourceMFG Manufacturing Employee Opinion Survey, we stated our primary goal of the project: to gain insight into critical workforce issues to help our clients make informed decisions as they staff their operations and strive.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Industry Week
Manufacturing is experiencing a massive transformation in technology, workforce and global interconnectedness. The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) asked senior industry executives to assess how disruptive megatrends impacted their businesses in 2015.

"The manufacturing world is being shaped by several new forces—IoT capabilities, the understanding of total cost of ownership, and the work–life balance expectations of millennial employees—and how companies respond will define their success," said Jenn Callaway, MAPI's director of councils and business research. 
Plant: Advancing Canadian Manufacturing
There aren’t many places the amphibious vehicles rolling off a production line in New Hamburgh, Ont., can’t go. The Made in Canada, all-terrain ARGO has crawled its way through any water, mud or brush in its path and is currently revving up to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. Meanwhile the company owned by Ontario Drive & Gear has a lot on the go for 2016.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Rave Gears, LLC
The Israeli company, Urban Aeronautics, has developed a drone called "Airmule" that is part helicopter, part hovercraft. (video)
When Mitch Free, founder of digital manufacturer Zyci, looks into the future of manufacturing, he sees one primary driving force: speed. Consumers and manufacturers alike are no longer OK with long turnaround times, and Free believes this will spur a cultural change throughout the industry. Fortunately, Free thinks manufacturers already have the tools to pick up the pace. In an exclusive interview with, Free outlines how cloud-based CAD, digital inventory, IoT and rethinking old processes can help manufacturers meet this need for speed.
If the Baltic Dry Index is any guide for the global economy, the picture is looking stormy. It’s plunged to historic lows since the start of the year. Bloomberg looks at why, and what it could tell us about future growth. (video)
Metso Minerals
Manufacturing Business Technology
Ford plans to introduce four new sport-utility vehicles amid projections of continued high demand for larger vehicles. The new vehicles will be added over the next four years in new SUV segments for the automaker, Ford officials announced at the Chicago Auto Show.
PR Newswire
The Timken Company has a received a multi-year contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide engineering and supply Philadelphia Gear® main reduction gears (MRGs) for the Navy's next generation of Arleigh Burke DDG 51 class ships. The fixed-price contract includes options which, if exercised, could bring the cumulative value of the contract to more than $1 billion over its life.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
Power Transmission Engineering
Make no mistake: the Industrial Internet is already here, and industrialists are adopting it in droves. An Infosys report recently found that 54 percent of businesses surveyed had already begun adopting the Industrial Internet, and of that 54 percent, a little over a third have fully implemented the new tech. Everybody from the Department of Defense to NASA are investigating how they can use the Industrial Internet, and if you aren’t thinking about it yet, you should, too.
The Washington Post
Factory activity shrank in New York for the seventh straight month in February, though measures of new orders and shipments ticked up from very low levels.
Students learn the fundamentals of gear manufacturing in this classroom and hands-on course. In the classroom this course offers training in gearing and nomenclature, principles of inspection, gear manufacturing methods, and hobbing and shaping. In the hands-on gear lab, using manual machines, students can see the interaction between the cutting tool and the workpiece. They understand the process and the physics of making a gear and can apply this knowledge in working with CNC equipment commonly in use.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.
Naylor Association Solutions


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