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U.S. manufacturing rebounded in September after contracting in August. New orders and production at factories increased, although employment fell—a sign that manufacturers have yet to fully stabilize after a difficult year. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its manufacturing index rose to 51.5 in September from 49.4 in August. Any reading above 50 signals expansion.
The U.S. economy grew 1.4 percent at the annual rate in the second quarter, up from 1.1 percent in the prior estimate, according to the latest revision from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Consumers picked up the pace of spending in the second quarter, rebounding from more cautious activity in the first quarter. At the same time, net exports continued to grow at a sluggish pace, highlighting the difficulties in growing international demand in light of the strong U.S. dollar and economic challenges abroad, but modestly adding to economic growth in the second quarter for the first time in a year.
October 19-20, 2016
So many important factors to watch: Rising inventory levels, emerging markets are in the late stage of the credit cycle; large impact of trade agreements; and the looming election. What will directly impact the gear industry in the next 12 months? Join us to find out.
Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
A new comprehensive study from IHS Economics and the NAM Center for Manufacturing Research reveals how natural gas has strengthened manufacturing and encouraged U.S. manufacturing growth and employment.
(Infographic) Advanced manufacturing is already one of the most in-demand industries in America due to workforce retirements and natural business growth, but it’s also an industry with a severe shortage of skilled workers.  Check out this infographic about this severe shortage of workers and how veterans may be the ticket to solving the crisis.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Manufacturing of any kind is an extremely well planned process. From early idea stages and prototyping to the purchase of bulk raw materials to the full-scale hiring and production, little happens without long-term vetting and planning.
Manufacturing Business Technology
The digitization of manufacturing through advancements such as the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 has radically changed production. In a Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) report, 70 percent of manufacturers said they expect to significantly advance their digitization efforts by 2020. For industry, that means great gains in productivity and efficiency, and for consumers, the potential of significant savings. 
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
MIT Technology Review
As the doors open at the Paris Motor Show, one thing is being made abundantly clear about the future of the automobile: it’s electric.
The Economic Development Administration renewed the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Aerospace Region, or SOAR, designation as part of its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership. The Southwest Ohio Aerospace Region, a partnership led by the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton, the Dayton Development Coalition and REDI Cincinnati, was one of 12 regions around the country to get the designation in 2014. The federal government's announcement earlier this week extends the designation for a 27-county area spanning Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana two more years. 
Two federal grants are coming to Detroit to help bring automotive manufacturing jobs back to the city. Mayor Mike Duggan and Assistant Commerce Secretary Jay Williams are expected on Monday to announce the Economic Development Administration grants.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
Business Insider
Britain's manufacturing sector is going crazy, rising to a near-two and a half year high, according to the latest data released by IHS Markit on Monday morning.
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Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Manufacturing in the euro area accelerated in September as incoming new business grew at the fastest pace in three months.
A Purchasing Managers Index for manufacturing rose to 52.6 from 51.7 in August, in line with earlier estimate, according to IHS Markit. The expansion was driven by stronger demand from both domestic and international customers, the London-based company said in a statement.
At the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016, it was clear that 3D printing was no longer a tool for prototyping, but something capable of aiding in the manufacturing process—whether it be the 3D printing of tooling or end products themselves. All of the established industry leaders sought to demonstrate the technology's capabilities in the larger manufacturing space, including Optomec, which made an important announcement that could see the price of metal additive manufacturing (AM) drop and, therefore, have its reach extend into the production supply chain.
Marketing is becoming increasingly complex in a data-rich and technology-intensive environment with ever more fragmentation and shorter attention spans. As the ecosystem becomes hyper-cluttered with noise, customers desperately yearn for simplicity as a way to anchor their lives.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
The latest frontier for 3D-printing technology is the manufacturing of massive earthmoving equipment. Scientists at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory are assembling the world’s first 3D-printed hydraulic excavator, a prototype which they say will explore the feasibility of printing with metal alloys.
Rolls-Royce Holdings reportedly plans to shut down its marine engine factory in Shanghai early next year as it deals with a sluggish global shipping industry.
Metso Minerals
GE Digital and Bosch Software, the software units of both industrial machinery giants, have announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of developing integrations between their respective Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and accelerating adoption.
Detroit Free Press
Can manufacturing—which has been the backbone of Michigan’s economy—give itself a facelift so that in the minds of young people, it will be seen as a cool industry in which they can work? That’s the goal of the national Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7, and many high-profile business, political and education leaders across Michigan, who are working to update the image of manufacturing in hopes of dealing  with a growing talent gap that could undermine its future.
PR Newswire
MagneGas Corporation, a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts renewable and liquid waste into MagneGas2® fuel, has announced that a global auto manufacturing company based in the midwestern United States has completed training on MagneGas2® and has begun the procurement process at a second factory.
Star SU LLC.
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