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McInnes Rolled Rings
France's Schneider Electric's recent acquisition of the U.K.'s Aveva Group will play to the strengths of both companies, said Schneider's CEO and chairman, Jean-Pascal Tricoire.
National Association of Manufacturers
As expected, the Federal Reserve opted to not raise short-term interest rates at its September 19–20 meeting, with a hike now more likely at its December 12–13 meeting, reflecting the recent deceleration in pricing pressures.Meanwhile, the manufacturing data continue to be encouraging, especially in Europe. In the Eurozone report, there were healthy gains in both output (up from 58.3 to 59.5) and employment (up from 55.5 to 56.8). Closer to home, the IHS Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI edged up from 52.8 to 53.0, growing modestly in September. Nonetheless, the underlying data were mixed.
The World Bank
A new report from the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice explains that the criteria for becoming a desirable manufacturing location are changing. Companies once influenced by the prospect of inexpensive labor costs are beginning to favor locations that can better take advantage of new technologies.
German Machine Tools of America
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Gear Expo 2017  |  $350 members  $450 non-members
Gears can fail due to various damage patterns. In this study, the combined influence of shaft misalignments and gear lead crown on load distribution and tooth bending stresses is applied to real world circumstances. Both the operator and designer must consider gear tribology. The focus of the second topic of the seminar will be placed on lubrication. Gearbox diagnostics and service are critical to the field inspection process. During the third part of this discussion, the instructors will explore these concepts in depth.
No one wants to be stuck in the past. It becomes difficult to relate to others, makes it hard to get excited about the future, and can get plain lonely sometimes. But when companies get stuck engaging with cumberstone legacy systems or old-fashioned ways of thinking, the past is where they remain, forever dusting off their assets.
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The U.S. Navy awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat Thursday to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start. The Navy called the program its top priority because ballistic-missile submarines help deter nuclear war. An Electric Boat official said the award, announced Thursday, keeps the program on track.
Gear Expo 2017  |  $350 members  $450 non-members
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.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Carmaker Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, plant and to build a battery factory nearby, moves it said would create 600 new jobs.
General Motors says will invest $294 million in Spring Hill Manufacturing for a future Cadillac crossover and additional upgrades at the facility.
Manufacturing Business Technology
(Video) After years of emphasizing cost-saving programs to drive lean operations, manufacturers are now focused on propelling outsized top-line results by investing in digital technologies.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
Turkish Airlines has announced plans to purchase 40 of Boeing Co.’s 787-9 Dreamliners, a long-awaited deal that signals the carrier’s rebound following a terrorist attack on its Istanbul hub last year.
Bloomberg Business
Swiss engineering company ABB Ltd. has agreed to buy General Electric Co.’s industrial solutions business for $2.6 billion to strengthen its foothold in the U.S., the world’s biggest market for electrification products like circuit breakers and switchgears.
Modern Machine Shop
Like five-axis machining, additive manufacturing’s adoption will accelerate as its best applications are identified.
China's aggressive environmental protection campaign has tightened supplies of graphite electrodes used in steelmaking, boosting the fortunes of big producers as mills search far and wide for a material now in short supply.
In the 1990s, robotics — like many other technologies — suffered from an inflated set of expectations resulting in a decrease of the developments and results during the 90s. In recent years, several groups thought that drones would address these limitations however it seems unlikely that the popularity of these flying machines will drive and push the robot growth as expected.
ZD Net
(Slideshow) This year's RoboBusiness Conference in Santa Clara, California, is all about empowering businesses to develop a better robotics strategy. More than 2000 attendees will mingle with industry experts. But the real draw, of course, will be the bots.
Forest City Gear Company
Robotics and Automation News
Comau has partnered with Siemens to meet the growing interest in Industry 4.0 digitalization solutions. The company will combine their respective products and strengths to offer digitalization solutions to enterprises.
Electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, coupled with advanced autonomous systems, are shaping the future of passenger transportation. These technologies will define daily commuting experience to be more sustainable, clean, and safe. If there’s one problem autonomous EVs aren’t excepted from just yet, however, it’ll be heavy traffic.
American Stress Technologies


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