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McInnes Rolled Rings
The productivity of American workers rose just modestly in the spring, extending a worrisome issue that has persisted throughout this expansion.
Manufacturing Global
A number of deals were announced at the Paris Air Show in June 2017 which are expected to contribute £3.3 billion to the UK economy and £35 billion to the global economy.
Like the Industrial Revolution impacted manufacturing, digital transformation is now responsible for changing the industry. Finally, industrial manufacturers are joining their counterparts and are moving to a digital world. Not since Henry Ford introduced mass production has there been a revolution to this scale. Now, manufacturing companies are using technology to move from mass production to customized production, and it’s happening at a rapid pace.
German Machine Tools of America
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Manufacturing Global
The wearables devices market is thriving, thanks to workers’ need for real-time data across various industries, including manufacturing, logistics, construction, mining, retail, and healthcare. With IoT being widely used across these sectors, the implementation of wearables is the next technological step to make that level of connectedness as accessible as possible. Businesses are keen to incorporate wearables into their portfolio, and worker feedback is positive.
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German imports dropped sharply in June over the previous month, outpacing a drop in exports and widening the country's trade surplus. The Federal Statistical Office said Tuesday exports fell 2.8 percent in June over May, while exports dropped 4.5 percent. The trade surplus widened to 21.2 billion euros ($25 billion) from May's 20.3 billion euros.
The Northern China import price of 62 percent Fe content ore jumped 1.6 percent on Thursday to exchange hands for $76.10 per dry metric ton, according to data supplied by The Steel Index. It's the highest price since early April and the steelmaking raw material is now trading 43.6 percent up from its 2017 lows struck in June.
The Association for Manufacturing Technology
June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May, according to a report released by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report also shows a year-over-year increase of more than 10 percent, the fifth consecutive month posting a year-over-year gain.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Revenues declined for the second-straight year for the nation's largest manufacturers as they nervously await economic reforms.
Thousands of workers have gone to work in North Texas factories over the past decade, building everything from hand tools and oil industry machinery to fighter jets and SUVs.
Seattle Times
The 100,000 orange robots that glide through Amazon warehouses and the thousands of Amazonians who build, program and use them are part of the evolving relationship between humans and their tools that awakens new possibilities but also new fears.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
National Association of Manufacturers
As the Federal Reserve continues to move toward normalization of its monetary policy, it will need to weigh the relative strength in the labor market with cooling inflationary pressures in recent data. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet September 19–20, and it is widely expected to start the process of gradually reducing the size of its balance sheet, which has ballooned to $4.5 trillion since the financial crisis.
Industry Week
Corporate profits in the second quarter have beaten estimates at more than three-quarters of the Standard & Poor’s 500 member companies. Demand from overseas is driving the best earnings season for U.S. companies in 13 years, with top executives from Dow Chemical Co. to Morgan Stanley citing rising foreign sales, a dynamic that should help propel gains in the second half.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
World Economic Forum
Scientists have found a way to wirelessly transmit electricity to a nearby moving object. The method may have applications in transportation, medical devices,and more. If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, for example, it would virtually eliminate concerns about their range and lower their cost, perhaps making electricity the standard fuel for vehicles.
Design News
We’ve all heard the stories of manufacturers who purchase advanced technology only to have it sit in the factory-floor corner undeployed because nobody has the time or wherewithal to implement the tools and make sure they work. GE Digital recognized this issue and created a service – Acceleration Plans – to make sure manufacturers get the results they paid for.
St. Louis Business Journal
HBM Holdings, one of St. Louis’ largest privately-held companies with an estimated $550 million in revenue last year, has acquired Schafer Industries, a producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts.
As the manufacturing industry becomes better connected, the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks is rising. Research from the Global Threat Intelligence Centre analyzing Q2 of this year has been released by NTT Security, and identifies trending threats as well as offering tips and tactics for staying ahead of hackers.
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Forest City Gear Company
The Economist
"Human inventiveness ... has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles," lamented Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper, in December 1893. Its answer was to organize the Paris-Rouen race for horseless carriages, held the following July. The clear winner was the internal combustion engine, which over the next century would go on to power industry and change the world.
Wards Auto
The technology of fully autonomous cars is developing quickly and will play an increasingly important role in the automotive industry, reaching 30 million vehicles at various automation levels by 2035. Fully autonomous vehicles will be priced higher than conventional cars, putting them in a better position to absorb the higher cost of employing aluminum.


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