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McInnes Rolled Rings
Area Development
Automotive 3D printing has been experiencing phenomenal growth and is affecting the industry’s design, development, manufacturing and distribution processes.
Dana press release
Dana Incorporated announced that the company has been collaborating with Mecalac to develop a customized e-Drivetrain system for the new Mecalac e12 electric compact wheeled excavator. This version is the world's first compact wheeled excavator powered entirely by electricity.  
Provide an introduction and emphasize the differences between parallel (the experience base) axis and worm and crossed axis helical gears. Describe the basics of worm and crossed axis helical gears, their fundamental design principals, application guidelines and recommendations, lubrication requirement, a discussion of accuracy and quality and summarize with a brief review of common failure modes.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
ET Tech
Artificial intelligence is transporting us into unimaginable mind spaces. Countries are testing "smart" intelligent highways, roads which will be paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers, and will charge electric cars from the ground up.
The 2018 SRN Meeting is the perfect place for members to gain knowledge on leadership, best business practices, AGMA resources, technology and professional development. The two-day conference is packed this year with industry experts covering topics on the latest drivetrain technology, workforce acquisition, automation in manufacturing and much more.
3D Printing Industry
Defects in 3D printed parts can cause tremendous failures in a finished component. Luckily, new research from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, has gleaned a new way of detecting faults. By introducing gold nanoparticles into the 3D printer material, researchers can now quickly scan parts to help predict failures before they happen.
Toyoda Machinery
High-Speed Axis Synchronization Technology – The Newest Innovation Redefining Gear Manufacturing
High-speed synchronization technology has reshaped standard gear manufacturing by producing parts with more accuracy, less time, and less cost. Built into Toyoda's Gear Skiving Machining Centers, this innovative technology takes five processes, traditionally spread across five separate machines, and integrates them into one compact machining center.
Learn more about gear machining with skiving technology
EPPM – The magazine for Europe’s plastic processors
BASF is expanding its cooperation with Materialise, a supplier of 3D printing technologies, working together within the framework of an open business model to improve materials and software for various 3D printing technologies. The companies are focusing on applications in the consumer goods, automotive and aviation industries and the partners intend to accelerate the development of innovative applications and new materials.
As head of commercial vehicle powertrains solutions for global advanced technology supplier Robert Bosch LLC, Ron Ritz needs to predict where the market is headed. Since moving into the commercial vehicle and off-road space in January, Ritz has witnessed how much of Bosch’s passenger car expertise is flowing into heavy trucks.
Tech Link
TechLink’s mission is to help businesses and entrepreneurs across America gain access to Department of Defense inventions which they can then develop into new products and services.Here are this week’s five featured inventions. 
Fast Company
The MIT’s Self Assembly Lab is inventing entirely new ways to create a new generation of objects, including Rapid Liquid Printing, where an object is printed inside a vat of gel, allowing designers to rapidly print flexible, complex shapes.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Industry Week
NAM chief Jay Timmons is hitting the road this week with a mission to uncover the true state of American manufacturing from the only voices that really matter.
The impact of trade wars on manufacturing cannot be overstated. Establishing a robust and responsive supply chain is an enormous task that requires specialized knowledge, hands on management of global vendors and often employs more people than the engineers that design the products in the first place; companies cannot simply turn on a dime and re-engineer their entire supply chain. 
Manufacturing Business Technology
One of the most noticeable differences between today’s factory floors and those of yesteryear is the evolution of machines as machine-as-a-service. With IIoT connectivity, machine-as-a-service fulfills the traditional capabilities of a factory floor machine while also contributing to larger business goals. 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Learn and define the concept of epicyclic gearing is including some basic history and the differences among simple planetary gear systems, compound planetary gear systems and star drive gear systems. Cover concepts on the arrangement of the individual components including the carrier, sun, planet, ring and star gears and the rigid requirements for the system to perform properly. Critical factors such as load sharing among the planet or star gears, sequential loading, equal planet/star spacing, relations among the numbers of teeth on each element, calculation of the maximum and optimum number of planet/star gears for a specific system will be covered. Provides an in-depth discussion of the methodology by which noise and vibration may be optimized for such systems and load sharing guidelines for planet load sharing.
A new study looks at the utilization of hybrid manufacturing in the United States, as well as the locations of additive manufacturing hubs and potential places for hubs to be constructed to complement traditional machine shops.
At the FANUC plant in Oshino, Japan, the robots build themselves, test themselves and inspect themselves. This complex is one of a kind. It’s one of the world’s first "lights-out factories" where 24/7 operation is a reality and intelligent robots create computerized offspring capable of machine learning and computer vision. But it proves just how far artificial intelligence (AI) has come in the manufacturing process.
Forest City Gear Company
Machine Design
For decades there have been five basic types of manufacturing processes. They are distinct. Great design engineers understand the nuances of these processes and tailor designs accordingly. Now, a 6th manufacturing process, 3D printing, has arrived.
(VIDEO) Zoox is on the verge of transforming the entire transportation industry by creating self-driving robots that will become the ride-shares of the future.
Wisconsin State Farmer
Imagine getting a full night’s sleep during planting season while an unmanned tractor works the land. That scenario is no longer a dream, as driverless technology created by an Idaho company is now a reality. 
Naylor Association Solutions
McKinsey press release via Advanced Manufacturing
Most companies think they lead their Industry 4.0 competitors in AI and robotic technologies. A huge confidence gap exists between the number of companies that try digital manufacturing strategies and those that successfully apply them, a new McKinsey & Co. survey found. In the 2018 Manufacturing Global Expert Survey, 92 percent of respondents think they lead or are on par with competitors in Industry 4.0 manufacturing strategies.
WGN Radio
(PODCAST) Rick Pearson is joined by Greg Baise, the retiring President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. Greg and Rick talk Republican politics and the changes they've seen over the years, the future of manufacturing in the state of Illinois, and the growing need of the "skilled workforce."
New Equipment Digest
It is important to realize that, while many robots are designed for automating tasks, there are others that are designed to augment human capabilities rather than automate tasks. Here are a few examples of how robotic technology is enhancing human operators rather than automating tasks.


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