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McInnes Rolled Rings
Digital manufacturing is rapidly changing the fundamentals of how products are developed, scaled and manufactured. By digitizing traditional manufacturing methods and leveraging newer technologies, companies are optimizing their supply chains, reducing development cycles, increasing efficiencies and driving down costs. 
Provides an introduction and emphasizes 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.
Plant Services
American manufacturers grew somewhat less rapidly in July, held back by shortages of skilled labor, higher costs for raw materials due to tariffs and difficulty getting enough transportation. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index dipped to 58.1 percent in July, from 60.2 percent. That’s the lowest reading since April, though it’s still a strong number overall.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Manufacturing Global
Rollys-Royce — which makes engines for large civil aircrafts, military planes, ships and trains — reported that its underlying operating profit rose to $265.3 million in the first half of the year, up from $182.5 million during the same period last year. The news comes as the company revealed that it is set to pay to address issues with its Trent 1000 engine, which powers the Boeing 787 aircraft.
Automotive News Europe
Schaeffler will acquire drive-by-wire technology Space Drive from Paravan, which the German supplier said would play a key role in future self-driving cars. Space Drive was developed by Paravan to help people with physical disabilities. It allows vehicles to be steered and stopped by purely electronic means, eliminating the need for a steering wheel or steering column.
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
Two tours will be given at this years SRN. See for yourself how you can implement automation onto your factory floor and enjoy presentations from the experts at FANUC America. Curious about lightweighting? Learn about the latest research that is helping to revolutionize manufacturing through lightweight-applied technology at LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow. 
Network with your peers and get inspired by all the latest resources available to our industry.
Daimler AG is planning to manufacture battery-powered Smart cars in China with a local partner, in a push to boost sales of the tiny-car brand in cities around the world where parking and emissions are becoming a challenge, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
FANUC America press release
FANUC America Corporation, the leading supplier of robotics, CNC systems, ROBOMACHINEs and Industrial IoT solutions has announced plans to construct a new facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, that will be used for engineering, product development, manufacturing and warehousing.
Advanced Manufacturing
Manufacturing added 37,000 jobs in July, with transportation performing the heavy lifting for the sector. Transportation boosted payrolls by 13,100 jobs last month, according to a breakdown by sector issued today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Motor vehicles and parts, part of the total transportation figure, added 5,900 jobs.
Learn the fundamentals of gear manufacturing in this hands-on course. Gain an understanding of gearing and nomenclature, principles of inspection, gear manufacturing methods, and hobbing and shaping. Utilizing manual machines, develop a deeper breadth of perspective and understanding of the process and physics of making a gear as well as the ability to apply this knowledge in working with CNC equipment commonly in use.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Digital Journal
For engineers, new skills are needed in a world of smart products. A new survey finds that to capitalize on new service-driven opportunities, manufacturers will need to improve their digital capabilities. 
Autobody News
Ford has signaled its dedication to the development of autonomous vehicles by announcing its plans to spend $4 billion on the sector through 2023. The carmaker has created a Limited Liability Company (LLC) called Ford Autonomous Vehicle LLC, which will host the company’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous vehicle research and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network development, user experience, business strategy and business development teams.
Is Apple about to put its money into a hyperloop project? The mayor of the firm’s hometown of Cupertino has suggested that Silicon Valley firms like Apple could "heavily subsidize" construction of the 700 mph vacuum-sealed pod transit system, first proposed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2013.
In an effort to strengthen the quality, value and effectiveness of manufacturing credentials in the U.S., Workcred, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) affiliate, has released a report funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examining how credentials are currently used in hiring and retention practices, and how credentialing can be improved to advance the manufacturing industry.
SKF (U.K.) Limited
Giving design engineers a competitive edge
With new SKF SimPro Quick single-shaft bearing simulation software you can quickly, easily, and accurately evaluate the design of your bearing arrangements and their field performance. Explore design alternatives, with more parameters, faster than ever before. Choose the best possible arrangement for your machine design, and validate directly with SKF bearing and application experts. See how much you could benefit from using SKF SimPro Quick.
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The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. has decreased by four this week to 1,044. At this time a year ago, there were 954 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 859 rigs drilled for oil this week and 183 for gas.
Numerous large companies have been increasing their state in 3D printing materials manufacturing, but BASF is the largest chemical producer in the space. The German chemical giant has recently invested $25 million in Materialise, the nearly 30-year-old Belgian 3D printing software developer and service provider.
Forest City Gear Company
News Advocate
West Michigan industries continue to be constrained by personnel shortages, according to the latest survey by Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research at Grand Valley State University. Despite the ongoing statewide push to end the skilled trades talent gap, Long said industry leaders are struggling to find enough workers with training in particular techniques, machines or software interfaces.
Chief Executive
According to the CEO of the most influential and important association of manufacturers in the country, the Trump boom and tax cuts are working out for American manufacturers exactly in the way that factory CEOs hoped. At the same time, David Farr, CEO of Emerson Electric and chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, says that manufacturing CEOs are returning the favor by building and expanding factories, hiring more workers and raising wages and benefits.
Naylor Association Solutions
Machine Design
As other countries embark on initiatives to encourage the adoption of automated technologies, Ryan Gutherie, executive vice president of six-axis and SCARA robot supplier TM Robotics, investigates America’s relationship with robots.
Automation World
It is no longer enough to evaluate and adjust power consumption at the machine level. In the age of electrification, optimizing overall production is the next frontier in energy efficiency.


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