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Manufacturing Global
The concept of cognitive technology has existed for decades, regardless of the misconception that it is a modern day buzz trend. In the marketing industry for example, data has been consistently analyzed in order to target and engage specific customers. The next battlefield is not capturing data but being able to analyse it, and those being asked to analyse it are not humans but machines. This is known as predictive maintenance, a process that builds cognitive learning into equipment, allowing for the data being generated through multiple sensors to be processed which means future breakdowns or faults can be predicted ahead of them occurring.
The AGMA Marketing & Forecasting Conference is October 4-5 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. Our partners at IHS will present the Gear Market Report, and they will bring a second presenter, Preston Reine, who will deliver a report on direct drive technology. Complete information is available on the AGMA website.
The New York Times
Amazon’s warehouses, which now employ more than 125,000 people acriss the United States, are being outfitted with the latest in robots and tech, but not at the expense of human jobs.
German Machine Tools of America
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Eight months after General Motors launched the Chevrolet Bolt, the all-electric CUV generally has been well-received, winning multiple awards and, for the most part, keeping pace with sales targets. Whether the market is ready for the Bolt, which went on sale earlier this month; whether customers consider its advertised 238-mile (383-km) range sufficient to alleviate anxiety; and whether it can be sold without subsidies all are issues to be resolved over time.
Bloomberg News
China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.
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India’s aggressive push to electrify all new vehicles by 2030 is compelling auto part manufacturers and carmakers to draw up early plans for electrification, company executives said. A new auto policy is in the works and will include a roadmap for electric vehicles, a government official said, adding that this is likely to be made public before year-end.
Learn to make use of steel properties in a system solution and understand the potential that different steel options can offer for their various applications. Explore how performance of the material and thus the component and system depends on how the steel is produced.
Manufacturing Global
As our world becomes more and more connected, the way we develop our products is evolving rapidly alongside it. The emergence of the internet of things (IoT) allows us to apply smart tags and sensors to almost any product, delivering simple integration and connectivity. But there’s a deeper benefit of adding smart tags to our products – one that is redefining our approach to product innovation and development.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Wall Street Journal via Manufacturing Business Technology
(video) From the Indy 500 to Formula E, motorsports are on the cutting edge of technology and safety development. British automaker McLaren explains how its research and development is applied across its cars.
Toyota USA Newsroom
Ace Metal Crafts in Bensenville, Illinois, needed to find a way to reduce its production lead time. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s eye clinic wanted to serve more patients. SBP sought to reduce the amount of time it takes to rebuild homes after natural disasters. These are some of the more than 300 organizations throughout North America that have collaborated with Toyota to find better ways of doing their day-to-day work. For 25 years, Toyota Motor North America, through its Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC), has shared the "Toyota Production System," (TPS) the same operational philosophy and practices the company follows in its own factories to make automobiles.
Control Design
Combine an easy-to-program robot with a certified gripper, add a machine builder and high-tech vendor support, and just about anything can be made in America, including Lowercase eyeglasses.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
3D Printing Industry
On schedule with rumors from 2016, voxeljet, a German provider of large-format 3D printers and end-user solutions, is set to release its first High Speed Sintering (HSS) 3D printer. According to Christian Traeger, Director of Sales & Marketing at voxeljet, the potential scalability of the process makes HSS "even more productive compared to other additive manufacturing processes."
The company originally predicted having 200 workers by 2018, but is now adjusting the goal to have 230 workers by 2019 and producing five engines a day by 2020.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
As disruption escalates in 2017, the chemical processing industry faces increasing pressure to transform in order to remain competitive. They need to leverage new technologies to optimize performance. One of the most promising ways is to apply advanced analytics to the data generated by revenue-generating assets and processes.
Amazon, bursting out of its Seattle headquarters, is hunting for a second home. Must haves: A prime location, close to transit, with plenty of space to grow. The company said Thursday that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees. It plans to stay in its sprawling Seattle headquarters and the new space will be "a full equal" of its current home, said founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Additive manufacturing is often used synonymously with 3D printing in which the similarity is the process of layering various material components. The material added layer by layer can be a form of metal, plastic, concrete or at some point human tissue. The industrial additive manufacturing process typically uses a laser beam to fuse these powder or liquid materials together to create a 99.9 percent metallurgical bond at defined points as directed by computer.stl files. This process is faster, offers high levels of precision and reduces production costs. Since the initial investment in the equipment is more expensive than a standard machine tool, many manufacturers look to finance this capital expense rather than pay cash. 
Manufacturing Global
Not long ago we came across a very experienced scientist tasked with fixing an underperforming confectionary line. He was planning an in-depth theoretical study to find a way to solve the problem. That study would take longer than a year to complete. Instead within weeks we got the information we needed. We used a range of simple off-the-shelf sensors which helped us identify and fix the problem quickly. The sweets were soon flying even faster off the production line.
Gear Expo attendees and exhibitors are invited to a night of networking, food, drinks and entertainment at Columbus’s North Market. Come unwind post-show with colleagues, friends and new acquaintances. This event will be at Columbus’s North Market – 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Tickets are available now: $75/members $95/non-members.
Forest City Gear Company
As digital transformation enables rapid change in traditional operations, organizations are finding new and more efficient ways to do business. Interactions between trading partners are becoming automated, reducing the amount of time required to complete and manage transactions and, in many cases, changing the way those transactions take place.
Bloomberg Technology
IBM will spend $240 million over 10 years to develop an artificial intelligence research lab with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pooling the organizations’ resources as competition intensifies to produce breakthroughs in the field.


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