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The AGMA Foundation awarded $52,000 in scholarships to a record-number 11 engineering students for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Ten recipients pursuing 4-year undergraduate or graduate degrees received $5,000 scholarships and, new in 2016, the Foundation awarded one $2,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a 2-year technical degree. Since its inception in 2010, the AGMA Foundation has awarded over $125,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students.  AGMA Foundation tracks employment from scholarship recipients and is pleased to note that 86% of the Foundation’s scholarship winners are currently working in the gear industry.
Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
RCR Wireless
The industrial IoT has already proven its versatility with deployments going live in a number of enterprises, showing off dozens of different use cases. But a few key uses consistently present themselves within the same trade, and even throughout different industries.
China has accused the European Union of hurting competition by imposing anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel, ratcheting up growing global tensions over a flood of low-cost Chinese exports.
Drawn by steady hiring and slightly higher pay, more Americans began looking for work in September, a sign of renewed optimism about the U.S. job market. The influx of job seekers sent the unemployment rate up slightly as more Americans were counted as unemployed. 
(VIDEO) Koenigsegg builds some of the world’s fastest hypercars.
Tech Crunch
There is no denying that the U.S. and Canada have been losing jobs to offshore competition for almost half a century. From 2000 to 2010 alone, 5.6 million jobs disappeared. Interestingly, though, only 13 percent of those jobs were lost due to international trade. The vast remainder, 85 percent of job losses, stemmed from "productivity growth" — another way of saying machines replacing human workers.
Charleston Regional Business Journal
Robots will play a big role in the production of Volvo Cars’ first-ever S60 sedans once the automaker’s $600 million manufacturing campus is up and running in 2018. Welding, body work, assembly work and paint processes will all involve automation. The automaker expects to have at least 280 robots at the Berkeley County site, although that number will fluctuate with production rates, according to Christer Wikstrom, the head of manufacturing engineering at Volvo Car Group in Sweden.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Today, on National Manufacturing Day, we celebrate the evolution of manufacturing, its impact on our economy and on the everyday lives of our citizens. From the Industrial Revolution to the age of the assembly line, and now in the emergence of today’s digital and 3D printing technologies, the manufacturing industry has always been an incubator for ingenuity.
The last Australian-made six-cylinder Ford Falcon rolled off an assembly line on Friday, marking the end of Ford's 91-year history of car-making in a country that simultaneously fell out of love with big cars and manufacturing.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
Wisconsin Biz
The idea of next generation manufacturing is to continually innovate and look for better ways to do things. If a company believes it has actually achieved next generation status, it is likely becoming complacent and will soon be passed by competitors, said Joel Quadracci,Quad/Graphics chairman, president and chief executive officer.
The Huffington Post
On September 29, MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight convened leading thinkers from industry, academia, and government to envision a successful future for American manufacturing. We asked six seasoned thinkers to share what they would say to the next American president. Their answers are in this article.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Cape Gazette
Delaware Technical Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Pathways Program has been awarded the National Council for Workforce Education Program Exemplary Award. Delaware Tech is one of two colleges receiving this national award for excellence in a Noncredit Workforce Development Program. Award recipients are chosen based on summary of program, description of partnerships and collaboration, potential economic impact, program results and replication.
As an example of how industrial IoT (IIoT) connectivity can improve and drive manufacturing, consider Schaeffler, an automotive and industrial supplier. In a partnership with IBM’s Watson IoT platform, the company hopes to extend its business model to include cognitive solutions to its products.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is seeing considerable investments globally, in a bid to tap into its potential to boost productivity on the factory floor by integrating horizontal and vertical supply chains through connected devices. To better support companies with designing and rolling out IIoT technology, PwC has entered into an alliance with GE Digital, whereby the firms will leverage their respective strengths and offerings in the field to create new IIoT based business applications.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
NAM Shopfloor
For years, UPS has been famous for its "no left turns" policy, which cuts emissions, reduces delivery time, conserves fuel use and generally improves sustainability. But there’s so much more to sustainability than which way you turn. More important of course is your destination. At UPS, ours is anticipating the direction of e-commerce and staying ahead of it, because we believe that e-commerce will profoundly impact the development of our cities, lifestyles and business.
Fast Company
If we turn the Rust Belt into the Robotics Belt, the future of robot-human cooperation in factories can create jobs in America instead of overseas.
Metso Minerals
Robotics & Automation News
True, it’s all about connectivity. But that is, in fact, a very big deal – lots of very big deals, lots of very small deals, just lots and lots of deals, which, when combined, is indeed a huge, historic shift in industrial production, encapsulated by some in terms such as "Industry 4.0" or "Industrial Internet."
Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following one month of contraction in August, and the overall economy grew for the 88th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Bloomberg (via YouTube)
(VIDEO) Ryan Popple, Proterra's chief executive officer, discusses the evolving state of transportation, the outlook for autonomous buses and the possibility of an IPO. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West." David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy's chief executive officer and a Bloomberg contributor, also comments.
Star SU LLC.
AMS Coatings


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