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McInnes Rolled Rings
Orlando Sentinel
Lockheed Martin is planning to add 500 new jobs at its Missiles and Fire Control plant in South Orlando, Fla., and the defense contractor is seeking $3.5 million in incentives for the expansion. Lockheed will pay the 500 new employees an average salary of $87,000 according to a proposed county resolution to authorize the tax refunds. The hiring would be phased in over the next five years.
One only has to see the latest news from automotive upstarts like Tesla, Uber and Alphabet’s Waymo — or even from evolving industry stalwarts like GM — to know that the very concept of automobiles is undergoing rapid change. While developments around self-driving autonomous vehicles might garner the most attention, there are a number of other shifts occurring that are fundamentally altering how cars are designed, made, and used — helping to shape the future of cars themselves.
With Chinese and U.S. traders on a break, the iron ore market took a breather on Monday after wild price swings saw the steelmaking raw material fall to a more than seven-month low on Friday. The Northern China import price of 62 percent Fe content ore is down 15 percent for in May trading at $57.80 per dry metric tonne, the lowest since mid-October according to data supplied by The Steel Index.
German Machine Tools of America
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Manufacturing Business Technology
U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped in April for the first time in five months, and a key category that tracks business investment went nowhere for the second straight month.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Most of the conversations regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) tend to focus on consumer applications, and how a world of wireless interconnected devices that are constantly in conversation with each other can improve our lives in both novel and meaningful ways. While these tools run the gamut from gaming to healthcare, the underlying premise of IoT — Technology that has the ability to constantly learn about its users, adapt to their needs and ultimately connect them to each other — is a concept that has resonance far beyond just the consumer realm.
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Russia's new jetliner, which conducted its maiden flight on Sunday, may have a hard time challenging the sales duopoly of Boeing and Airbus, but it does point the way to radical changes in how they could be building jets in the future.
This infographic features the top manufacturing focus of each state, based on annual employment.
National Association of Manufacturers
Data continued to reflect some easing in manufacturing activity, even as the longer-term trend has been favorable. For instance, new durable goods orders declined 0.7 percent in April, ending four straight months of gains. New orders have edged up just 0.9 percent since April 2016, but excluding transportation, the year-over-year gain was 4.9 percent. The bottom line is that new orders for core capital goods (or nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft) remained flat in April after six consecutive months of growth.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Detroit Free Press
Detroit, once the industrial powerhouse of the world, now bears the burden of hundreds of vacant industrial sites. What to do about those sites is the focus of the latest special report from the Detroit Future City Implementation Office, to be released this week.
(Video) For manufacturers considering additive manufacturing (AM) to enhance their capabilities, there are a couple of ways at looking at the process: either in terms of production machinery that can be installed on a liner, or as a service. In this video, we learn how manufacturers can partner with AM experts to develop parts and prototypes off-site, capitalizing on unique services and material offerings. General Electric is one such expert, having found significant advantages in 3D printing parts for the aerospace industry.
AGMA Advanced Manufacturing Education
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.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
eeNews Europe
PTC has built its new ThingWorx manufacturing apps on the industry-leading ThingWorx platform. While the robust, purpose-built Industrial IoT platform includes technologies and tools that enable companies to rapidly develop, deploy and extend apps and augmented reality experiences, the ThingWorx manufacturing apps are part of a new generation of Industrial IoT web/mobile applications, which include the Thingworx Navigate app.
In the long run, many think that automation and robotics are going to replace a significant percentage, if not the overwhelming majority, of manufacturing jobs. That’s certainly a possibility. But for now, even as companies add more robots to North American factory floors, the number of human jobs in manufacturing is also on the rise. In April, 12.4 million Americans worked in manufacturing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s up by about 25,000 jobs from a year prior, and almost a million from early 2010. But it’s still down by about one third, or more than six million jobs, from 1980.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Machine Design
Despite some bumps in the road, the subscription model is generally considered a success in the auto and farming industries. One place where subscription or leasing seems to be particularly effective is in aerospace. GE and Rolls Royce have started renting their engines by the hour rather than having the airlines purchase them. Such a system might work better in aerospace rather than vehicles, tractors, or manufacturing equipment, as it is highly regulated. Of course, road vehicles have regulations, too, but they are not nearly as strict as aviation rules, regulations and litigious concerns.
Modern Machine Shop
Cutting tool manufacturer Paul Horn GmbH employs more than 900 people in Tübingen, Germany, and 1,400 worldwide, and has been producing precision cutting tools and accessories since 1969. Due to its rapid growth, Horn added a third production plant to its Tübingen-based facilities in 2016, covering a total area of 20,000 square meters.
Business Report
Production of BMW South Africa’s manufacturing plant in Rosslyn has been halted by a shortage of steering gears from supplier, Bosch. The plant is unlikely  to produce any 3-Series models this week because of the component-supply problem.
Learn the fundamentals of gear manufacturing in this hands-on course. Gain an understanding of gearing and nomenclature, principles of inspection, gear manufacturing methods, and hobbing  and shaping. Utilizing manual machines, develop a deeper breadth of perspective and understanding of the process and physics of making a gear as well as the ability to apply this knowledge in working with CNC equipment commonly in use.
Convincing teenagers in Japan that working for a giant, 116-year-old manufacturer is a sexy career choice seems like a tough sell. It’s even more difficult if the target audience can’t figure out the company’s name. That’s the challenge for Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. in a country where a shrinking population means intense competition for young workers. 
Forest City Gear Company
Modern Materials Handling
It started with materials handling systems. Now, manufacturers of subsystems, like motors, gears and drives are expanding their maintenance and service offerings.
Modern Materials Handling
Every company considers itself an innovator. It’s time to include materials handling leaders in that category.


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