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McInnes Rolled Rings
GE Reports
The deep woods around Peebles, Ohio, are hiding a secret so big that it could write the next chapter in the history of aviation. At one of many test sites spread over a secluded valley, GE Aviation just completed initial ground testing of the GE9X — the largest jet engine ever built.
The U.S. economy grew 2.9 percent at the annual rate in the third quarter, up from 1.4 percent in the second quarter and its fastest pace in two years. Consumer spending, net exports and inventory spending were bright spots in the latest report, with fixed investment data remaining soft. Consumer spending on goods increased 2.2 percent at the annual rate in the third quarter, boosted by strength in durable goods purchases including motor vehicles. At the same time, net exports made its largest contribution to real GDP growth since the fourth quarter of 2014, with goods exports jumping an annualized 14.5 percent.
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce that we will offer two new courses to the 2017 education catalog. The courses are Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis and Steels for Gear Applications.
Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
Boston Business Journal
In the pursuit of greater profitability and customers, technology is changing the competitive landscape for manufacturers. It’s having a profound impact on the way products are developed, produced and distributed. A look at how leading manufacturers are leveraging technology offers a glimpse into the future of the industry.
According to Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) President Brian Burton, "Manufacturing is one of the main drivers of Indiana’s economy, representing 30 percent of Indiana’s gross domestic product. Oerlikon Fairfield is a perfect example of a company that has not only demonstrated its long-term dedication to Indiana manufacturing, but also through its continued support of the IMA, with its overarching goal to protect, support, and grow manufacturing. We are pleased to induct Oerlikon Fairfield into our Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame in this inaugural year."
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BMW Manufacturing Co. in South Carolina has announced it’s getting a new president and CEO. Local media outlets report Knudt Flor, who currently oversees BMW Group Corporate Quality, will take over from Manfred Erlacher, who held the position for three years. Flor will officially assume Erlacher’s duties at the Greer facility on Dec. 1.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the use of IoT technologies in manufacturing, presents two fundamental new best practices for the workplace.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Duluth News Tribune
The third piece of a three-part series examining the state of manufacturing in the Northland. 
During the recession, new hiring was minimal, but the workforce continued to get older as the industrial sector grew more dependent on technology, the Industrial Technical Learning Center’s Ken Eaves tells InTech Center, a 28,000-square-foot, regional, high-tech training center in San Bernardino County that opened this year on the campus of California Steel Industry here, is training more than 2,000 workers in advanced manufacturing, advanced transportation, logistics, energy and utilities as well as computer/ICT/digital media. The programs are conducted at no cost to employers and employees due to a $14.9-million grant awarded by the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program.
(Video) NASA held a Pumpkin carving competition
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
If you want to know what it takes to bring a manufacturing job back to the United States, the best place to start is with someone who’s done it. Like many manufacturers, the makers of TinkerToys and LincolnLogs shifted a lot of production to China in the late 90’s. 
While the public is focused on growing jobs in the United States, what’s in dire need of a spotlight is the importance of cultivating a skilled workforce. A 2015 report by the Manufacturing Institute states nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled over the next decade and two million are expected to go unfilled due to a major lack of skilled candidates.
All 16,000 Volvo heavy trucks that were recalled earlier this year for a dangerous steering problem have been repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's a rare 100 percent completion rate for a recall. Most only get to 70 percent completion 18 months after they start. 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Robots will transform manufacturing in ways that have not been seen since the last industrial revolution. And they will do more than just play a part in the changes that are coming. They will, in many ways, be the catalysts and enablers of a new age in manufacturing: the agile factory.
GE Reports
Smart manufacturing begins when factories go online. Saksham Khandelwal and Sudhi Bangalore of India’s Wipro predict that the Internet of Things will reverse the trend that brought the manufacturing industry to low-cost regions.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Intel has announced two new processor lines, the Atom E3900 series and Atom A3900 series, specifically to target the IoT as the PC market struggles.
Automation World
Plant automation has historically been the responsibility of the control system engineer—you know, the instrumentation guy, the DCS guy, the PLC and HMI guy. Interfaces were straightforward with discrete I/O and 4-20 mA; maybe an occasional RS-232 serial interface. Troubleshooting tools consisted primarily of a multimeter and a programming terminal. This mostly defined the world of our beloved control system engineer.
Star SU LLC.
AMS Coatings


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