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McInnes Rolled Rings
At its core, a smart manufacturing strategy is about creating a more competitive, profitable business by adopting the latest smart technologies. 
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IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale. These are the three game-changing predictions that Antony Bourne, Global Industry Director of Industrial and High-tech Manufacturing at IFS, outlines for 2018.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Bloomberg Technology
Nissan Motor Co. says it’s aiming to introduce fully autonomous cars to the market in 2022, as the Japanese carmaker strives to establish itself as a front-runner in driverless technologies. 
National Association of Manufacturers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that manufacturers added 31,000 workers in November, extending the gain of 23,000 in October. More importantly, the sector has added an average of 15,545 employees on net per month so far in 2017 — quite a turnaround from the loss of 16,000 workers in 2016 as a whole. 
Manufacturing Business Technology
The global economy is showing renewed strength, with Europe, Japan and many developing nations growing in tandem for the first time in a decade. The brightening international picture is encouraging more hiring in the United States — even among manufacturers, which have been hurt in the past by global competition.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Spirit AeroSystems announced a $1 billion expansion Wednesday that will bring 1,000 new jobs to its aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita, a move officials say reflects significant growth for the company and the aviation industry in general.
Want to stay on top of emerging technology that directly impacts the gear industry? AGMA’s Emerging Technology Committee is committed to identifying, investigating and informing AGMA members of emerging technologies that may disrupt or significantly impact the gear manufacturing industry. In addition to our blog, each Wednesday, AGMA staff post information on key article for the week in each of the four areas of focus: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT); Robotics and automation; 3D printing; and New Materials. These articles are collectively called AGMA’s Tech Deck.
Specialty Ring Products
This opinion piece discusses the future of manufacturing. There are many sources that look at artificial intelligence and robots as taking jobs – but their use may actually just take over certain skill-based jobs -  leaving a large percentage of people in need of retraining.
At its core, a smart manufacturing strategy is about creating a more competitive, profitable business by adopting the latest smart technologies. 
BAE Systems Plc won an order from Qatar for 24 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets valued at 5 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) as the isolated Persian Gulf state beefs up air defenses.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
It's been two years since two East Texas men took a chance and started a gear manufacturing business in Lufkin. The company started at around the same time as the layoffs — mostly at GE, Oil and Gas.  Now, LufTex Gears is reporting growth and expansion.
Gears remain an essential component of today’s machines, making industry innovation fundamental to the rise of modern mechanical technology. Therefore, it is crucial that engineers have an opportunity to communicate ideas with other experts in the field. AGMA’s annual Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) is the perfect forum in which to share this cutting-edge research and to disperse knowledge for the benefit of the industry. We had a great event this past October — make sure to get your abstract in before the deadline to participate in this important 2018 event.
Caixin Global
A newly formed group led by computer stalwart Lenovo Group Ltd. is aiming to bring China’s manufacturing juggernaut, the original source of its modern economic transformation, to the digital age of big data.
Space News
Tethers Unlimited, one of three companies NASA recently selected to build a prototype space-based 3-D printer called FabLab, has grown dramatically in recent years due to interest among government and commercial customers in this type of work.
Associated Press
Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a bill Monday lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining, reversing his vote from nearly 20 years ago imposing the ban.
Gear Motions
Gear Motions is pleased to announce a new partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions. SEIS is a professional manufacturers’ representative firm, servicing principals with engineering-level coverage for technical custom products. With over 25 years of experience, SEIS specializes in consultative sales and developing innovative solutions to foster a long-term, collaborative partnership between the manufacturing and customer.
Forest City Gear Company
Milwaukee Tool Press Release
Milwaukee Tool will create additional jobs at all three of its Mississippi facilities over the next four years to accommodate cordless power tool manufacturing, accessory manufacturing and additional distribution capacity.
San Francisco Chronicle
Millions of people drive for a living; autonomous technology could make their work obsolete.
American Stress Technologies


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