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A few weeks ago, startup carmaker Faraday Future (FF) broke ground on a $1 billion manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be the first plant for the California-based, Chinese-backed company that started in 2014 with the goal of developing a range of connected electric vehicles. With robot greeters and a long-term goal to be powered completely by renewable energy, the plant is set to be as innovative as the cars that will come out of it.
Manufacturing employment in the U.S. largely held steady last month, reversing two consecutive months of job losses in the sector. Other indicators, however, weren't particularly optimistic about the nation's industrial economy. 
This seminar provides the gear design engineer with a broad understanding of the methods used to manufacture and inspect gears and how the resultant information can be applied and interpreted in the design process. This course will also include a tour of Gear Tec’s manufacturing plant.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
German manufacturing orders rebounded sharply in March, helped by surging demand from outside the Eurozone, the economics ministry announced. Total orders for Germany's important manufacturing sector—adjusted for seasonal swings and calendar effects—jumped 1.9 percent in March from the month before, beating expectations. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 0.6 percent gain.
The Gazette
The Gazette provides an detailed overview—using graphics, video and an article—of Kinze Manufacturing, from  receiving steel tubes to their equipment manufacturing.
Can't face the drive to the airport? Why not bypass the whole circus and jump in your two-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) all-electric engine jet aircraft? That's the vision for the Lilium Jet, an aircraft currently being developed in Germany, under the auspices of the European Space Agency's business incubation center, that boasts fly-by-wire joystick controls, retractable landing gear, gull-wing doors, and a claimed top speed of 400 km/h (250 mph). The creators claim that this personal e-jet could be made available to the public as early as 2018.
The common assumption today is that robots will soon drive our cars, manage our work and manufacture our goods. But what is the reality of disruptive innovation in U.S. manufacturing? And how should schools educate skilled labor for this new era?
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
DNA India
Q&A with Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan.
TCT Magazine
Steven Alviti’s Bel Air Finishing has been manufacturing and supplying mass finishing equipment for 15 years and as the demand for end-use 3D printed parts increases, Steve has penned a guide through the world of surface finishing for additive manufacturing.
There are few people with better first-hand knowledge of the Internet’s history than AOL founder Steve Case. That’s why we should pay attention when he proclaims we haven’t seen anything yet: "The Third Wave is the era when the Internet stops belonging to Internet companies," he writes in his new book, The Third Wave. "It is the era when the term ‘Internet-enabled’ will start to sound as ludicrous as the term ‘electricity-enabled,’ as if either were notable differentiators."
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
Evonik Industries AG has announced plans to buy the performance-materials unit from Air Products & Chemicals Inc. The deal is worth $3.8 billion and is slated to close by the end of the year.
Dana Holding Corporation announced that it will open a new high-tech axle manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio. The site of the new facility was previously home to Willys-Overland Motors, which developed the original Jeep, and is located less than three miles from FCA US LLC's Toledo Assembly Complex.  The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority redeveloped the property in conjunction with NAI Harmon Group.  The new facility, adjacent to Interstate 75, is optimally located to support automakers throughout the geographic region.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
The once distant and isolated worlds of OT and IT—of physical production and the software that drives it—have been on a steady, inevitable collision course for over a decade.
Ford says it is investing $182 million in a San Francisco software development company called Pivotal. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker says the investment will sharpen its software expertise as it moves toward becoming a mobility company. It amounts to about a 6.6 percent stake in the company.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
India’s Bharat Forge Ltd. has earned a new contract from Boeing Co. (IW500/12) to supply four titanium closed-die forgings for the forthcoming 777X, a redesigned version of the 777 long-range, wide-body jet that is the world’s largest twin-engine aircraft. It will be available in two models, the 777-8X and 777-9X.
U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers ordered $370.98 million worth of new machine tools during March, an increase of 36.9 percent over their February orders, according to the latest results from the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report. It’s a result that upholds the positive interpretation of the February Cutting Tools Market Report, though the latter is an index of current market conditions, while the USMTO portrays manufacturers’ confidence in current and developing economic conditions.
It is no secret that America has a shortage of skilled machinists and toolmakers; IndustryWeek has been reporting on it for years. It’s even more the case when you look for machinists with advanced CNC skills, who can work directly from 3-D models to program, set up and make complex parts. I experience this dearth of advanced talent firsthand in my business, and I would like to propose a solution that could accelerate a fix to the problem. 
New Equipment Digest
It is now widely accepted that technological advances, especially ones that make machines more like humans—such as robotization or artificial intelligence—are putting people out of work and will only destroy more jobs in the future. The wealth will accrue to those who own the machines, not to what's known as the middle class today. There's some good news for humans, though: The evidence of our displacement by machines is sketchy and we should be able to adjust to the new technological era if we put our minds to it.
New Equipment Digest
You always get what you pay for. In the calculus of cost savings, that is the cardinal rule. It's also the first thing we forget. For Norton, a brand of Saint-Gobain, this math is a critical component of its product innovation process.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.


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