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Alabama Live
Autocar, manufacturer of concrete trucks, waste management trucks and garbage trucks, opened its $120 million manufacturing plant in Birmingham. They will employ 746 people at an average salary of $58,000.
Machine Design
Manufacturing 4.0 means different things to different people. But the essential premise revolves around data – data to drive quality assurance, data that allows for greater automation, data that allows an artificially intelligent machine to assess a situation and decide on a new course of action.
National Association of Manufacturers
Real GDP grew 2.9 percent at the annual rate in the fourth quarter, boosted by strength in consumer and business spending but weighed down by inventory spending and net exports. According to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, manufacturing added 0.60 percentage points to top-line growth in the fourth quarter.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Threats to manufacturing industrial control systems (ICS) infrastructure come from multiple sources. Cyberattackers seeking financial gain target this infrastructure for ransom as the cost to recover a compromised system can be massive, while threats also come from nation-state and ideologically motivated attackers, who target operational capabilities. Current events show us that, sooner or later, cyberattackers will successfully penetrate these manufacturing networks.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns.
PR Newswire
Tulip announces the launch of Factory Kit, the industry’s first quick-start solution for powering digital manufacturing. Factory Kit is an intuitive self-service solution that includes everything engineers need to quickly design, build, and deploy Manufacturing Apps without writing code.
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.
Dana press release
Dana Incorporated has announced a new series of high-performance Brevini® winches for construction and material-handling vehicles, as well as other mobile machinery and stationary industrial applications. 
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
The flash IHS Market U.S. manufacturing PMI climbed to 56.5 this month from 55.5 and touched a three-and-a-half-year high. A similar survey of service-oriented businesses that employ most Americans also rose. It edged up 54.4 from 54. A flash reading is typically based on approximately 85-90 percent of responses each month.
In this report, the government technology agency helps to clarify everything you need to know about Blockchain, the idea behind cryptocurrencies, 
MIT News
Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes.
Siemens Gamesa took the top spot in the global turbine installation table with 9.43GW in 2017, according to analysis by GlobalData. Vestas, which topped the chart in 2016, slipped to second with 7.52GW, followed by Goldwind with 5.45MW.
Keeping employees engaged is critical to any company’s success and employers are increasingly aware of this fact. A recent Deloitte study found that close to half of all businesses surveyed describe employee engagement as "very important," yet organizations continue to struggle with providing employees with a differentiated employee experience that results in high engagement.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Manufacturing Global
Volvo will be assembling its XC60 model and the V90 cross country in a bid to compete with German luxury car manufacturers in the Indian clean vehicle market.
Automation World
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The retail and cloud computing giant has embarked on an ambitious, top-secret plan to build a domestic robot, according to people familiar with the plans. Codenamed "Vesta," the project comes out of Amazon’s Lab126 hardware research and development division which is responsible for Amazon devices such as the Echo speakers, Fire TV set-top-boxes, Fire tablets and the ill-fated Fire Phone.
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Forest City Gear Company
Manufacturing Global
The applied additive technology solutions firm, Stratasys, Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) and Lockheed Martin Space have joined a joint venture to provide NASA with 3D printed parts.
Plastics Insights
Stratasys Ltd., a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, introduced a new industry certification program in North America – tailored to enhance the professional skills and more effectively bridge the skills gap it observes in the additive manufacturing industry.
The Truth About Cars
Thanks to voluntary guidelines outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automakers have had free rein to develop and test autonomous technology as they see fit. But things are beginning to change after a handful of high-profile accidents are forcing public officials to question whether the current approach to self-driving cars is the correct one.
Tech Startups
Boeing has invested in El Segundo, California-based startup Morf3D to further its commitment to a competitive ecosystem for aerospace-quality 3D-printed parts. Morf3D provides a sustainable eco-system that delivers innovative solutions to solve complex design and manufacturing challenges that fully exploit the benefits of additive manufacturing. With this investment, Morf3D will collaborate with Boeing to further develop manufacturing processes and engineering capabilities.


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