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New orders for U.S.-made goods rose more than expected in January, a second straight increase that indicated the recovery in the manufacturing sector is continuing to gain strength.
In January, the Trump Administration made a promise to increase manufacturing jobs in America, and it ignited a surge in discussions, pundit predictions and opinion pieces about the industry’s ability to compete, grow and succeed in a new and uncertain future.
Orelikon press release
Oerlikon announced today that it has signed letters of intent to establish two research partnerships in the field of additive manufacturing: One with the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich, Germany) and a second one with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech, Russia). The two research partnerships support Oerlikon’s strategy to expand its leading position in surface solutions into additive manufacturing. 
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
The U.S. labor market continues to strengthen. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 235,000 employees in February, with manufacturers adding 28,000 workers. It was the third straight monthly gain for the sector, and over the past three months, manufacturing employment has increased by 57,000. These numbers are consistent with increased demand, production and sentiment in the past few months in the sector. Indeed, manufacturers are more optimistic in their economic outlook and significantly less cautious about hiring than this time last year. This view is further supported by a belief that the new administration will help to usher in pro-growth policies that will accelerate activity in the U.S. economy and help to improve overall global competitiveness.
This course focuses the supporting elements of a gearbox that allow gears and bearings to do their jobs most efficiently. Learn about seals, lubrication, lubricants, housings, breathers, and other details that go into designing gearbox systems. 
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Manufacturing Business Technology
There is a skills gap within the manufacturing industry and owners feel it. Experts have said that the gig-economy, skilled industrial freelancers and STEM education could help bridge the gap. Unfortunately, there is no one magical answer, but what might help the manufacturing industry as a whole could be a young workforce comprised of millennials.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Most executives understand the power of pricing and huge impact it can have on the bottom line. They ensure their companies use sophisticated technologies to price everything from airline tickets to athletic socks, all to harvest very attractive profit improvements. While the executive suite is familiar with the positive impact price optimization can have on product-based businesses, most durable goods manufacturers are missing out on big profit opportunities hidden in the service parts they sell after the initial sale of finished goods such as cranes, planes, forklifts, motorcycles and high-tech electronics.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Orders for machine tools plunged in January, a sign that a sustained recovery hasn’t yet arrived, according to a monthly report by the Association for Manufacturing Technology. Such orders totaled $252.2 million during the first month of 2017. That’s down 41 percent from December’s adjusted $425.2 million and 11 percent from $284.7 million for January.
Gain a solid and fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types and arrangements, and design principles. Starting with the basic definitions of gears, conjugate motion, and the Laws of Gearing, learn the tools needed to understand the inter‐relation and coordinated motion operating within gear pairs and multi‐gear trains. Basic gear system design process and gear measurement and inspection techniques will also be explained. In addition, the fundamentals of understanding the step‐wise process of working through the iterative design process required to generate a gear pair will be reviewed. Learn the steps and issues involved in design refinement and some manufacturing considerations. An explanation of basic gear measurement techniques, how measurement equipment and test machines implement these techniques, and how to interpret the results from these basic measurements will also be covered.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
Washington Post
Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest that manufacturing is boosting economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued last week.
The National Association of Manufacturers sat down with Honda of America Vice President of Business Operations Pam Heminger to discuss modern manufacturing in America. Heminger explains how Honda efficiently designs, produces and delivers its products and focuses on meeting its customers’ ever-changing needs. She also describes modern manufacturing as clean, bright and innovative and says that manufacturing has always been a part of her life.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
CIO Magazine
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is moving into high gear. You can tell, and this might sound counter-intuitive to some, because we are seeing meaningful value created with simple solutions. Caterpillar Marine "focused on small improvements" to turn small savings to big money across the many vehicles in its customers’ fleets. Amey maintenance service teams in Hampshire, UK are using low cost sensors to monitor road surface temperatures to better predict and manage icy road conditions. 
David Farr has been CEO of Emerson since 2000. That is long enough to give you perspective on running a manufacturing business and to make you realize that your job involves two constants: change and learning. And while Farr, 61, is undoubtedly a successful business executive, he says that he has to do a better job in communicating to his employees the need for change in their jobs and in Emerson to ensure the company thrives as a global business in the future.
3D printing industry
New research has been published on an innovative new application of metal additive manufacturing. The study was undertaken by researchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg University (SPbPU) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) to refine the selective laser melting method.
For many people, getting stuck in a lift is their worst nightmare. But thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), it could be a thing of the past. German manufacturer ThyssenKrupp, which runs more than a million elevators around the world, is using intelligent IoT algorithms to predict when a lift is about to break down and then prevent it from doing so.
Forest City Gear Company
The debate about the impacts of automation on jobs and the economy shows no signs of cooling down, with Bill Gates’ endorsement of taxing robots most recently stirring up strong reactions. Will workers rendered obsolete by the coming wave of robotic automation be able to find new jobs in an evolving economy, as they always have in the past? Or are we facing a fundamental shift in the structure of our economy that demands active government intervention to help obsolesced workers?
American Stress Technologies
AMS Coatings


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