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McInnes Rolled Rings
Manufacturing.net
On Wednesday, U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric said it would keep its plant running in Rochester, New York, retaining all employees at the facility for now. The company was reportedly planning to close the plant by June 2018, and move the work to China, but GE said that it was determined best for its customers to keep operations in Rochester, and that the state government did not offer them any incentives. 
 
Bloomberg
(Video) Bloomberg’s Matthew Boesler examines three charts about U.S. exports, manufacturing production and consumer comfort on "What’d You Miss?"
 
Manufacturing.net
Most companies are constantly striving for more efficient, lean, working processes. Increasingly, the battle to save time and resources is being fought with machines and automation. 
 
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Forbes
With all the hype surrounding smart manufacturing, it’s easy to forget that implementing the technologies is really about running — and growing — the business. Though members of the C-suite may rarely interact directly with smart technologies, they are nonetheless vital to achieving the strategic objectives of the business.
 
Research at Osaka University
Thermoelectric (TE) materials could play a key role in future technologies. Although the applications of these remarkable compounds have long been explored, they are mostly limited to high-temperature devices. Recently, researchers at Osaka University, in collaboration with Hitachi, Ltd., developed a new TE material with an improved power factor at room temperature.
 
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
January 23-25, 2018
Las Vegas, NV 
 
Futurism
NASA wants to send a probe to an exoplanet to mark the 100th anniversary of Apollo 11. However, a brand new means of propulsion — and other advanced technologies — will be necessary if this project is to come to pass.
 
Specialty Ring Products
IndustryWeek
The largest generation in the U.S. is taking its place in manufacturing — and the experts are betting this tech-savvy cohort is ready to stir things up.
 
IndustryWeek
Thanks to strong bargaining power, the IG Metall union, which represents some 3.9 million workers in the metal and electrical industries is pushing for a 6 percent wage increase and a 28-hour work week for a two-year period.
 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
February 5-7, 2018
Clearwater Beach, FL
 
Science Daily
Physicists at Rice University searching for an explanation for high-temperature superconductivity were surprised when their theoretical model pointed to the existence of a never-before-seen material in a different realm of physics.
 
Forbes
Artificial intelligence and robotics are two "overnight successes" that have been decades in the making, and their intersection will soon change a multitude of industries.
 
R&D Magazine
A new artificial intelligence system at MIT is able to recognize higher-level patterns that are consistent across different recipes for producing types of materials.
 
Reuters
While manufacturing jobs may be coming back to the U.S., many factory workers are not prepared for them, and employers are having trouble hiring people with the needed skills.
 
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Supply & Demand Chain Executive
With the new year, organizations should — if that haven’t already — begin discussions on how the Internet of Things (IoT) can improve their operational capacity. 
 
IoT Agenda
One primary way manufacturers are planning to modernize in this new era is by fully using their data. However, there’s a major roadblock that stands in the way of reaching this milestone: Data sets in industrial settings are so massive and complex that they defy human analysis, forcing businesses to find another way forward. 
 
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The Hill
Never before has the potential market for modern life been so exciting, driven by the advent of the technology comprising the Internet of Things. IoT devices are already everywhere and could soon permeate every aspect of everyday life.
 
IndustryWeek
What will be disrupting the manufacturing industry in 2018? Try 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.
 
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