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Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission will be giving a special presentation at the upcoming AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Michael Hicks about how most of the manufacturing jobs lost in this country are due to increased use of technology and not outsourcing to foreign countries.
National Association of Manufacturers
With the holiday season approaching, financial markets continue to gift us with new all-time highs, boosted by cautious optimism in the outlook and healthy gains in a number of economic indicators.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
Associated Press
U.S. wholesale business cut back their stockpiles while sales rose in October. That’s a trend that could boost demand for factory goods in the months ahead.
AGMA is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Fall Technical Meeting. This event will be held October 22-24, 2017, in conjunction with Gear Expo 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.
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Harvard Business Review
In early 2016, economists David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson published an influential paper that highlighted some of the costs of global trade. They reviewed the literature and reported that trade with China had cost the U.S. as many as one million manufacturing jobs since 1999, had lowered wages, and had not led to the new jobs and industries that trade proponents had promised.
An automobile supplier in Florence is considering a $73.3 million expansion of its manufacturing facility. Mubea Tailor Rolled Blanks, which opened in 2013, could expand its footprint and install a second rolling mill and additional presses to meet growing demand from customers in the U.S., Japan and Mexico.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Increasingly, manufacturers in New York and nationally are confronting a dearth of interested workers that puts plants of all sizes on shaky paths — a somewhat confounding fact to the layman, given national rhetoric that routinely decries the slow death of American manufacturing.
U.K. manufacturing output unexpectedly fell the most in eight months in October as pharmaceuticals slumped. The 0.9 percent drop compared with forecasts for a 0.2 percent increase and marked the biggest decline since February. Industrial production fell 1.3 percent, driven by a slide in oil and gas extraction. That was due to a shutdown of Buzzard, one of the U.K.’s biggest fields, the Office for National Statistics said last week.
Automotive News
Automakers and tech companies will be able to develop, test and sell autonomous vehicles in Michigan, per legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
Learn what is required for the design of an optimum gear set and the importance of the coordinated effort of the gear design engineer, the gear metallurgist, and the bearing system engineer. Investigate gear‐related problems, failures and improved processing procedures.
Robotics and Automation News
Many companies first use metal additive manufacturing (AM) for rapid prototyping and tooling applications, because it enables new designs to be produced in a short lead-time. These time compression benefits provide quick wins, de-risking product development while the design is still in flux.
The Detroit News
Truck builders are joining the race to develop autonomous vehicles, promising to revolutionize the way the nation delivers goods. But don’t expect to see robotic trucks on the highway anytime soon, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear says.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
On Sunday, December 11, Boeing (IW500/9) Commercial Airplanes confirmed details of its long-anticipated sale to Iran Air, the flag carrier of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The jet builder will supply a total of 80 jets — 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs, and 15 777-9s — the total value of which it estimated at $16.6 billion. The first aircraft are due to be delivered in 2018.
U.S. bilateral trade with China and Mexico, particularly the growing deficits the U.S. carries with the two nations, generally drives the conversation about U.S. manufacturing trade. With the latest report on U.S. international trade in goods and services, from the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Canada just might be moving into the spotlight.
Sure, the Internet of Things could create hundreds of billions of dollars in new markets but the question is: who will be the winners and losers in this new marketplace? What are the driving forces behind IoT and what are the implications for companies developing strategies in IoT? How should you innovate to ensure you grow your business without being disrupted or "Amazoned?"
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Manufacturing Business Technology
German luxury automaker Audi has announced the first system in the U.S. to connect vehicles to the surrounding infrastructure. The company said that selected 2017 versions of its A4, Q7 and allroad models, when equipped with an active connect PRIME subscription, will be able to receive signals from specific city and metropolitan traffic management systems.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Undoubtedly, there will continue to be significant questions about the future of domestic manufacturing post-election. With Republican control of both the White House and Congress, one thing seems clear: change is coming. Here are the five key policy discussions that could have significant implications for domestic manufacturing over the next four years: tax, infrastructure, trade, military spending and regulation.
Made in Space changed the world when it installed the Zero-G printer on the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2014. It changed the world once again when its second generation machine, the Additive Manufacturing Facility, was put aboard the ISS earlier this year to become the first commercial 3D printer in space.
Star SU LLC.
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