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McInnes Rolled Rings
The New York Times
The Mack Trucks factory in Macungie, Pennsylvania, has started hiring workers for the first time in years. This is just one example of the resurgence occurring at American factories.
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Industrial production in the U.S. has dropped 0.9 percent, which is the greatest slip in eight years, partially due to Hurricane Harvey.
German Machine Tools of America
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
National Association of Manufacturers
NAM's Sept. 18, 2017, report provides insight on industry volatility, including the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Gaston Gazette
The $18 million Center for Advanced Manufacturing, which provides classroom, laboratory, and training space educating workers in the advanced manufacturing, has opened at Gaston College in Dallas.
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As the fourth industrial revolution emerges — complete with digital assembly lines — robots will help humans find success, rather than replace them.
This week, Daimler Trucks launched the first electric light-duty truck to production; UPS will be its first commercial customer in the U.S.
Amazon is planning to build a facility 25 miles outside of Mexico City that will come in at about 1 million square feet, tripling its operations in Mexico.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
HP Voice in Forbes
IoT technology is causing a revolution in manufacturing, offering companies the ability to increase profit through innovation.
AGMA, in cooperation with ABMA, is offering this course on rolling element bearings for those involved in industrial equipment design, reliability, and maintenance. It will include a basic overview of rolling bearings, their selection, precision and mounting considerations, service life estimation and lubrication related influences. A hands-on damage analysis session is the featured portion of this program. There are eight courses available at Gear Expo this year. Register today – early bird deadline is this FRIDAY.
Bloomberg Technology
ABB Ltd. plans a two-fold increase in robot production capacity, accelerating expansion in China, said Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
In an attempt to improve operations in the world's third-largest auto market, Ford Motor Co. is reuniting with India-based SUV producer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
In September, Caterpillar celebrates the revolutionary Cat® D10 dozer’s 40th anniversary.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
The Drive
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has published plans for an unmanned Flying Missile Rail designed for rapid manufacturing.
Hellenic Shipping News
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have boosted demand in the steel market despite the negative influence of recent politics.
Control Engineering
Mobile robotics may soon play a critical role in flexible manufacturing, 
Machine Design
While Industry 4.0 brought smart technology to manufacturing, visionaries say Industry 5.0 — which will focus on the interaction between humans and smart systems — is the next frontier. provides an overview of important headlines from August 2017. 

Forest City Gear Company
Rural Manufacturing at a Glance, a report from USDA’s Economic Research Service, provides perspective on manufacturing in rural America.
The Hill
From increased visibility and adaptability to more efficiency, the IoT offers major value to the supply chain. The key is successful adoption.

Explore just what High Profile Contact Ratio (HCR) gears are and under what circumstances they can be an advantage. Learn when HCR gears are not appropriate and why. This fast-paced session will cover the detailed tooth geometry changes that are required to effectively achieve optimum performance and benefit. We will discuss how the load distribution along the involute profile changes when the contact ratio increases above two. Because of the longer, generally more slender teeth on a HCR gear the heat treatment and profile modifications that are required for good performance are distinctly different from those for a standard contact ratio gear. The load capacity rating of HCR gears requires the application of modified AGMA analyses as the AGMA Standards specifically do NOT address gears with profile contact ratios greater than 2.0 thus we will also cover the changes required to successfully rate HCR gears.



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