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McInnes Rolled Rings
Chicago Tribune
U.S. Steel has announced that it is investing $750 million to revitalize its flagship Gary, Ind., plant to gear up for increased demand in the wake of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel. The company said the investment will make "significant upgrades" to increase efficiencies at the 110-year-old plant, which is the company’s largest, employing 3,800 workers.
Each year, the FTM provides an outstanding opportunity to share ideas with others in the gear industry on design, analysis, manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures. Attendees get a chance to e on the cutting edge of gear research and network with other engineers. Register for this event today.
Stefan Krauss with SAP discusses a panel he recently moderated at an event with guests from GM, Krones AG, and Microsoft. The panelists agreed that across each of their companies, digital transformation is considered a process that begins from the top down and involves all employees as well as a strong digital core with consistent data. 
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Once thought of as an abstract concept, Industry 4.0 is set to make its impact felt. In fact, 35 percent of companies that have adopted Industry 4.0 expect to see returns upwards of 20 percent over the next five years.
New Equipment Digest
There is a lot to like about the additive manufacturing of metal parts, but there’s a lot you need to know before getting started. In a field that’s advancing as rapidly as metal 3D printing, it can be easy to fall behind. Some of the most recent developments across the industry have been game-changing, and it’s important for manufacturers to know what’s out there. 
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
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.
Shelby Village Daily Union
Illinois’ aerospace cluster is centered around the northern and northeastern portion of the state. The Rockford area alone has more than 70 companies in the aerospace supply chain employing 7,000 people, says the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
New Atlas
Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed what they say is the most durable metal alloy ever created. Made up of a combination of platinum and gold, the new material is apparently 100 times more wear-resistant than high-strength steel, which makes it the first metal alloy to join the same class as diamond.
Machine Design
Kicking off our yearly Salary and Career Survey will be a highlighted focus on job satisfaction. How happy are engineers in the workplace, what could be better, and is engineering still all that it’s cracked up to be?
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Advanced Manufacturing
Stratasys Ltd. said it’s expanding it’s 3D printer lineup to include a model that prints only a carbon fiber-based material. The company said that it began shipping the Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition machine last week. The model is being offered at $70,000 in the United States.
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.
President Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approving a $717 billion budget for the Department of Defense. Calling the act, "the most significant investment in our military and our war fighters in modern history." The 2019 NDAA includes $616.9 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget, $69 billion for overseas contingency operations funding and $21.9 billion for nuclear weapons programs under the Energy Department.
SKF (U.K.) Limited
Giving design engineers a competitive edge
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The Wärtsilä RT-flex 96-C is the main engine of the Emma Maersk, one of the largest container ships on the planet. The engine is a two-stroke, 14-cylinder diesel beast.
The proportion of the manufacturing market that can be addressed by 3D printing technology is growing by the day. Improvement in underlying additive processes have brought economic feasibility to applications across the entire spectrum of 3D-printable materials, but the trend has been most pronounced in metals. 
Forest City Gear Company
3D Printing Industry
Ford Global Technologies, LLC, the patent management and copyrighting arm of the Ford Motor Company has filed an application detailing a method of making light brake discs using 3D printing. The method described is laser deposition welding, a relative of laser metal deposition, capable of adding new material to pre-fabricated substrate.
TechLink’s mission is to help small businesses and entrepreneurs across America gain access to the innovative technology invented in Department of Defense labs. In the last week, they have added six innovative inventions to their database.
Naylor Association Solutions
Machine Design
The Industrial Internet of Things may not reach broad deployment tomorrow, but it’s coming soon enough – and savvy companies are already making the transition.
Space News
Relativity Space, the startup developing a small launch vehicle making extensive use of 3D-printing technologies, has brought on board a former SpaceX and Virgin Orbit executive to help grow the company.


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