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McInnes Rolled Rings
Bloomberg
U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed.
 
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Today’s Motor Vehicles
December U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $175 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 5.4 percent from November’s $185 million and up 10 percent compared to December 2016. 
 
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Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
National Association of Manufacturers
There were more encouraging signs for manufacturers last week in the economic data. For instance, the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 60.8 in February, the highest level since May 2004. Given the strength of that headline figure, it should not be a surprise that many of the underlying data points are near or exceed 60, including new orders, production, employment and exports. 
 
3D print.com
Moving into metal marks a major move in additive manufacturing, as more companies come to recognize the power of positioning metal offers. The latest to announce such a move is industry stalwart Stratasys, which like HP before it, has so far announced an upcoming announcement: metal is coming. 
 
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
AGMA
This course explores all factors going into good gear design from life cycle, load, torque, tooth optimization, and evaluating consequences. An in-depth discussion of real-life gear failures is provided. Students should have a good understanding of basic gear theory and nomenclature. 
 
Chief Executive Network
While manufactures are eager to implement smart initiatives to improve operations and increase efficiencies, the return on investment isn’t always clear.
 
Specialty Ring Products
Boss Magazine
The industry of additive manufacturing saw many improvements in 2017. With the rising popularity of 3D printing, the dawn of on-demand printing services, and so much more, it’s hard to top the amount of progress made in the field.
 
New Electronics
With automation accelerating around the world, according to the International Federation of Robotics, one of the fastest growing segments of the industrial robotics market is that associated with collaborative robots.
 
Manufacturing.net
GE plans to build the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, which will produce 67 gigawatt-hours per year. The Haliade-X turbine will stand on a tower 150 meters tall and 220 meters in diameter, with blades longer than a football field. GE expects to invest $400 million in the project and make that money back with the unusually high power: its 12-megawatt generator is capable of powering 16,000 homes.
 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Manufacturing.net
Harley-Davidson says it will collaborate with Alta Motors on the motorcycle maker’s plans for an electric bike. The Milwaukee company said it has made an equity investment in Alta Motors, an innovator in lightweight electric vehicles. Harley-Davidson wasn’t specific on the investment.
 
Machine Design
Pitch control is a weak link in wind turbines. Moog’s redesigned version reduces failures and weight while improving safety and reliability.
 
3D Printing Industry
A new collaboration between Swiss listed technology group Oerlikon and industrial 3D printing solutions company Farsoon Technologies is seeking to increase adoption of additive manufacturing in China.
 
Citylab
A company has inked a deal with state and local authorities to officially study the idea of a Chicago-to-Northern-Ohio supertrain.
 
New Atlas
Royal Enfield is introducing a new version of the Thunderbird, featuring a thorough makeover for both the 350 and 500 cc variants of the classic-looking cruiser. The new Thunderbird X sets its sights on the trending factory custom segment, in an apparent effort to appeal to a younger demographic.
 
Forest City Gear Company
Today’s Motor Vehicles
Recreational vehicle (RV) maker Thor Industries plans to build a new 750,000ft2 facility in Ohio to increase capacity for Airstream RVs and trailers. The company expects to brake ground in the spring with plans to open the new plant in mid-2019.
 
agma
The 2018 Annual Meeting combines the expert knowledge of the gear and bearing industries with the latest emerging technologies that influence manufacturers and suppliers. More than 300 executives will gather in Naples, Florida this April, to experience the information-packed week full of top-tier speakers. Members will be connected to innovation and opportunities in the industry with potential to strengthen business connections and relationships. Join AGMA & ABMA for an event that is tailored directly for our members to address trends, successes and future possibilities.
 
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Bloomberg
Airbus SE may need to stock up on the parts it needs to build wings at its U.K. plants to avoid the risk of delays to deliveries once Britain formally leaves the European Union. The European planemaker has warned that it can only ensure U.K. factories remain untouched if its operations retain the same level of efficiency.
 
ZDnet
Last year was a tipping for the North American robotics market, which set records in order units, order revenue, shipment units, and shipment revenue. In sum, 2017 saw $1.9 billion in sales on nearly 35,000 units sold, according to new findings by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), a leading industry trade group covering industrial robots. 
 
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