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Bloomberg Markets
U.S. factory production bounced back in February, far exceeding analyst estimates and showing a key part of the economy is on track for steady growth this quarter, Federal Reserve data showed last week.
AP via Business Report 
U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on record dating back 17 years. The number of job openings soared by 645,000 in January, the largest one-month increase in recent years, the Labor Department says.
The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester have published a joint paper on the potential of graphene in aerospace. In consultation with a range of stakeholders, the ATI and NGI have brought together a sector perspective of the benefits of working with graphene and the potential market opportunities available to UK aerospace companies.
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Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
National Association of Manufacturers
The Federal Reserve reported that manufacturing production rebounded in February, up 1.2 percent, after edging down 0.2 percent in January. That was the fastest monthly pace of growth since October, and overall, the data continue to show healthy growth for manufacturers, with strength last year carrying over into this year. Indeed, manufacturing production has risen 2.5 percent over the past 12 months, up from 1.6 percent last month and the best year-over-year rate since July 2014. 
Free for AGMA members! Please join AGMA and IHS Markit for the Spring Marketing & Forecasting webinar. Tom Ruinewicz will be presenting the report in this two-hour webinar. The Gear Market Report is a comprehensive report that provides information on U.S. economic conditions, industry conditions for gears, gear market bookings, and gear market shipments. Complete information can be found on the AGMA website.
Ars Technica
Anyone who has visited SpaceX’s rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, knows that the company has filled up its facilities with Falcon 9 first stages, payload fairings, and Dragon capsules. In the coming years, as the company transitions into manufacturing the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR vehicle, it will need a lot more capacity.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
New York Times
Since October, a mysterious flying object has been seen moving through the skies over the South Island of New Zealand. It looks like a cross between a small plane and a drone, with a series of rotor blades along each wing that allow it to take off like a helicopter and then fly like a plane. It turns out that the airborne vehicle has been part of a series of "stealth" test flights by a company called Kitty Hawk, personally financed by Larry Page, the co-founder of Google and now the chief executive of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. 
Ovako press release
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), one of the world's largest steel producers, has signed an agreement with funds advised by Triton to acquire 100 percent of Ovako Group. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.
Associated Press via USA Today
The U.S. Navy’s newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, will go into service Saturday at the Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut.
Specialty Ring Products
Today’s Motor Vehicles
Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), has won a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract to provide an electric drivetrain for a $4.4 million project to replace diesel engines with electric drive for school buses. Combined with matching funding from other public and private entities in California, the total project funding represents an electrification program of more than $9 million.
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.
The latest company to try to take to the skies in a flying car is Pal-V, which revealed the newest version of their helicopter-like vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show last week.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Manufacturing Business Technology 
From the leading edge of the curve, it can be hard to make concrete predictions, but to keen watchers, certain trends in the world of manufacturing technology are poised to explode in 2018. With that in mind, here are three trends to look out for over the next 12 months.
Machine Design
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has recognized eight spacecraft and test facilities as landmarks in engineering.
Klingelnberg Press Release
The Höfler Speed Viper cylindrical gear generating grinding machine and the Klingelnberg P 65 precision measuring center are the first machines in which Klingelnberg has implemented and launched its newly developed design concept. Both were honored at this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD with a distinction in the "Product" category.
Forest City Gear Company
Too often, discussions about smart manufacturing are too abstract to be useful. Claims that it connects billions of machines and people confuse rather than clarify. To gain the benefits, you need to get specific. To do that, it’s helpful to review how the characteristics of smart manufacturing correspond to your business goals and tactics. 
Explore gear failure analysis in this hands-on seminar where students not only see slides of failed gears but can hold and examine those same samples close-up. Experience the use of microscope and take your own contact pattern from field samples.
The US Navy has found many uses for the application of 3D printing technology, from making replacement parts and drones at sea to 3D printing a manual primary globe valve. This last was completed by engineers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) in Virginia, which is a big proponent of additive manufacturing, having hosted a 3D print-a-thon back in 2016 and joining Desktop Metal’s Pioneer Program.
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Gear Solutions
A machine that runs endlessly without any wear and frictional losses — who wouldn’t dream of that? Unfortunately, such a machine does not exist yet. However classic car fans know that through solid technology and ongoing service, cars can even outlast their owners. However, this does not happen with machinery of all industries.
Venture Beat
Metal 3D printing company Desktop Metal has raised $65 million in a round of funding led by Ford, with participation from Future Fund. Founded in 2015, Burlington, Massachusetts-based Desktop Metal is setting out to make 3D metal printing more accessible to manufacturing and engineers outside highly specialized industries as well as reducing costs and turnaround times for companies that already manufacturing metal-based goods.
ASTM International Press Release
ASTM International, a world-renowned standards and related services organization, announced today the winners of a global competition for its first-ever Center of Excellence, which will focus on additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing.


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