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Machine Design
Reducing cost, new processes, and greater research are key drivers that will grow the 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, market in 2018. This will be largely due to price reductions increasing the access and availability of the technology to a broader audience. 
Machine Design
The automation age is coming, and while jobs will be lost, new jobs will also be created. The steps taken by government can help ensure a better labor future for all.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker's commitment to that growing technology sector.
National Association of Manufacturers
The latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey reflected continued optimism in the sector, with the headline index rising to unprecedented heights. Indeed, 94.6 percent of respondents said they are positive about their own company’s outlook, the highest in the survey’s 20-year history. Both sales and capital spending are anticipated to increase over the next 12 months at the fastest rates since mid-2011, and employment continues to trend strongly upward.
Steelmaking raw materials made strong gains this week as Chinese mills, responsible for half the world's steel output, restock ahead of the resumption of full production at the end of winter.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
(Video)  Thor Trucks’ custom models, due out in 2019, are meant for short hauls.
January 23-25, 2018
Las Vegas, NV 
New Atlas
Looking for the ideal Christmas gift? Look further. It's time for our annual recap of the most extravagant, over-the-top and, in some cases, downright nonsensical examples of luxurious excess that have crossed our desks throughout the year. Here's what you can't have for Christmas in 2018.
Specialty Ring Products
Industry Week
Computers (and tablets, and phones) already grab much of our attention. They might some day grab the top spot on the IndustryWeek 1000 list of the world’s largest public manufacturers ... just not yet.
Gear Solutions
Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
February 5-7, 2018
Clearwater Beach, FL
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Made with high-temperature superconductors, the National MagLab's newest instrument shatters a world record and opens new frontiers in science.
U.S. industrial production rose 0.2 percent in November due to a rebound in extracting oil and natural gas after a stoppage due to Hurricane Nate.
Gear Technology
Heller Machine Tools have announced that Stephen Pegram has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for North America. He will be based at the Heller USA headquarters and manufacturing facility here.
Forest City Gear Company
Manufacturing Business Technology
With increased adoption of digital technologies, and the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things, manufacturers can leverage enhanced connectivity at every level of their operations to make both machines and processes smarter than ever before.
One of the key concepts behind the shift toward intelligent manufacturing, the digital thread unites the life stages of a manufactured product, from design to production to field use.
3D Printing Industry
2017 has been a standout year for additive manufacturing in marine and offshore operations. Desktop 3D printers can now be found in shipyard workshops and aboard rigs, where engineers use them to prototype and make tools and spare parts. However, it is the rise of metal additive manufacturing that has started to cause a real stir.
SRI Advertising
Modern Machine Shop
Metalworking companies, especially job shops, continue to invest more heavily in HMCs. This trend points to the inherent capability and flexibility of these machines for producing complex, high-value workpieces.
Tech Crunch
Andrew Ng, known for his work on the Google Brain project, has announced the launch of, a new  startup that focuses on bringing artificial intelligence to the manufacturing industry.’s first strategic partner is Foxconn.
American Stress Technologies


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