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The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Friday that the investment in the Livonia Transmission Plant is expected to create or keep 800 jobs. Some jobs are expected to be added this year, but most will be filled over the next two years.
National Association of Manufacturers
Much of the economic data released last week provided mixed news, even as these indicators continue to suggest overall progress. For manufacturers, two regional surveys showed movement in the opposite direction in the May data. At one end of the spectrum, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank reported that manufacturing activity expanded robustly in May on strong growth in new orders and with the average employee workweek expanding at a level not seen since October 1987. This stood in contrast to the rather disappointing Empire State Manufacturing Survey in May, which had activity falling for the first time since October.
Re-shoring factories and supply chains is not enough: We must also have a workforce that can take advantage.
German Machine Tools of America
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
June 20-22 | St. Augustine, FL
Learn key factors in the inspection process that lead to better design of gears. Develop a broad understanding of the methods used to manufacture and inspect gears. Discover how the resultant information can be applied and interpreted in the design process.
U.S. manufacturing and services executives expect to see increased revenue, hiring and capital spending in 2017, reflecting confidence in the economy, according to a survey released on this week.
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When Hasso Plattner talks, it is best to listen. The SAP SE co-founder and current chairman of its supervisory board, can explain technical issues with the best in the world, words often leaping from his lips with a German lilt. At 73, his energy has hardly waned.
Bevel Gear System Design – Sept. 6-8, San Diego, CA
Steels for Gear Applications – Oct. 4-6, Alexandria, VA
Detailed Gear Design – Nov. 14-16, Dallas, TX
Gear Failure Analysis – Dec. 6-8, San Francisco, CA
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
(Video) Across America, manufacturing is changing from the traditional assembly line to the use of collaborative robots. By 2025, industrial robots are expected to perform 25 percent of tasks such as assembly, packaging, and material handling.
Between the worlds of CNC machining and additive manufacturing (AM), there lies a bridge technology referred to as hybrid manufacturing. Hybrid systems combine both production techniques to join the benefits of subtractive and additive processes — the precision of the former with the freedom of the latter.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
The Washington Post
The Virginia shipyard that builds the Navy’s aircraft carriers says it could save $1.5 billion by constructing three carriers at once. Newport News Shipbuilding also says that would reduce construction time for each by up to two years.
Saudi Arabia signed billions of dollars of deals with U.S. companies during President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh. Estimates of their total value vary from $300 billion to close to $400 billion.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
The Globe and Mail
Hybrid and electric vehicles should generate billions of dollars in revenue for Linamar Corp., chief executive officer Linda Hasenfratz says. The maker of engine and transmission parts is well represented in internal combustion engines globally, but envisions 60 percent of vehicles containing battery electric propulsion systems, hybrid engines and fuel-cell powered engines by 2030. Vehicles powered by anything other than internal combustion engines have just a fraction of the market now.
PR Newswire
The Timken Company, a global leader in bearings and mechanical power transmission products, was named one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes magazine. The list includes 500 companies and nonprofit organizations in 25 industries and honors employers based on an independent survey asking how likely individuals would be to recommend their employer — or other employers in their industry — to someone else. This is the second consecutive year Timken has won the award.
Power Engineering International
Germany wants to increase overall energy efficiency by 27 percent and decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by 2020. To hit these targets, the country is putting its faith in power from renewables, backed up and complemented by the most efficient use of fossil fuels.
For current workers, according to the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index published last week, illicit drug use continues to rise, resulting in the highest drug test positivity rates in the last 12 years.
Forest City Gear Company
So far, this wannabe industry has attracted mostly brash startups, with Uber cheering them on, ready to help deploy whatever tech they can make fly. But one member of the bandwagon offers the gravitas that comes with nearly 50 years of building real life airplanes. Airbus is in the flying car game, and it’s ready to embrace a new way to take off.
Fast Company
A new generation of companies is making higher-end clothing, furniture, eyewear, and more in the United States. Can their success lead to a revival of American manufacturing on a larger scale?


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