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The first part of a four-part series on 2018’s market trends and what changes defined manufacturing this year: In 2018, the manufacturing sector is experiencing the power and fragility of a global industry.
Join AGMA next week for two days of learning and tours. Learn about supply chain management and automation possibilities with paint line robotics at FANUC; drivetrain technology and commercial industrial vehicle markets wit Meritor; and listen to the Steel Market report with Jamie Price from Ovako.
Interesting Engineering
Last week marked the world’s first premiere of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT)’s full-scale passenger capsule. The unveiling ceremony took place in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain on the year of the five-year anniversary of the founding of HyperloopTT and made headlines around the world.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Farmers Weekly
Online spare parts specialist has announced that it is to start a 3D printing service for farmers struggling to source obsolete components.
More and more these days, we’re seeing applications for 3D printing in the tooling sector. Minnesota-based Wilson Tool International, a top provider of tooling solutions since 1996, recently announced that it had just added a new division, called Wilson Tool Additive, to help the prolific tooling company adopt additive manufacturing capabilities. 
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.
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The theme for Manufacturing Day 2018 is "Open Doors, Open Minds." Enticing top talent to the field is the annual goal of this event which continues to grow. Last year events attracted 225,000 students who said the exposure improved their attitudes toward this career. New this year is the Smart Manufacturing app and comic book which showcases how augmented reality, IoT, and additive manufacturing are transforming manufacturing.
What cloud vendors often call "the edge" is in reality the center of your universe and your customer’s operations. If you can obtain a clear view into the state of your equipment each moment, as well as details about the environments in which they operate, there is tremendous opportunity for optimizing productivity, reducing costs and increasing revenue.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Manufacturing sits proudly at the heart of the U.S. economy and, in 2018, the industrial revolution continues its charge with sustained IT innovation and automation. Where factory floor employees used to print off component lists for product assembly, they now barcode scan for the designs and quickly locate parts in the warehouse.
X-ray microcomputed tomography (microCT) has become widely used as a way to analyze and test additively manufactured parts, particularly for dimensional measurement and porosity analysis. In a paper entitled "X-Ray Microcomputed Tomography in Additive Manufacturing: A Review of the Current Technology and Applications," a group of researchers takes a look at the various ways microCT has been used in additive manufacturing, and the benefits and limitations of each.
Students from Long Island high schools and colleges toured AGMA member, Precipart, in Farmingdale, on Friday as part of this year's National Manufacturing Day observance.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Learn to make use of steel properties in a system solution and understand the potential that different steel options can offer for their various applications. Explore how performance of the material and thus the component and system depends on how the steel is produced.
Tech Xplore
Researchers at Ecole Centrale de Lyon have recently devised a new developmental framework inspired by the long-term memory and reasoning mechanisms of humans. This framework, outlined in a paper presented at IEEE ICDL-Epirob in Tokyo and pre-published on arXiv, allows robots to autonomously optimize hyper-parameters tuned from any action and/or vision module, which are treated as a black box.
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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Design News
Now, scientists in China have developed a novel ink that takes ceramics into this 4D printing realm for the first time, paving the way for new structural applications of the material — including for electronic devices and aerospace. Specifically, a team at City University of Hong Kong created a ceramic ink using a mixture of polymers and ceramic nanoparticles that can print ceramic precursors that are soft and can be stretched three times beyond their initial length.
Upstate Business Journal
Caterpillar Inc. is opening a casting facility in Greenwood County which is projected to create 85 new jobs. An existing 103,000-square-foot facility was purchased by Caterpillar for its $13.5 million project. 
Forest City Gear Company
Companies in all industries must stay up to date with the latest tech to survive in this digital world. This is especially true in the case of machine learning (ML), which has the potential to transform the way businesses process and use their data.
New Atlas
The sports concepts and cars are a part of the Paris Motor Show story, perhaps even the best part. But it’s 2018, which means an even bigger part of that story reads electric vehicles, SUVs and crossovers, and autonomous concepts. 
Clemson University
Students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) unveiled their newest Deep Orange concept vehicle, sponsored by Honda R&D Americas Inc. (HRA). After two years, the 19-student team unveiled the high-performance, fuel-efficient motorsports prototype at the ALL-IN Auto Rally Ride & Drive event at Clemson University Saturday, Oct. 6.
Kluber Lubrication
The First High-performance Hydro Lubricant for Gears
Do you have a gearbox application that requires excellent cooling characteristics? Or an ultra-low coefficient of friction? Maybe you need to save energy or meet sustainability demands. Get ready to solve your most demanding performance, energy and environmental gearbox challenges. Klübersustain GW 0-460 hydro lubricant opens fresh application opportunities and increases performance levels. The revolutionary benefits of hydro lubricants are undeniable.
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Neutron diffraction strain scanning measurements at ANSTO have validated a new theoretical model that successfully predicts the residual stresses and critical deposition heights for laser additive manufacturing.
Inside EV
Daimler starts construction of the battery pack factory in the U.S., seven miles from its Mercedes-Benz cars vehicle production site in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The batter factory is the biggest part of the latest $1 billion investment in the production facilities in Tuscaloosa.
Naylor Association Solutions
While technology continues to evolve, resulting in stronger steel or advanced uses for graphene, other researchers have homed in on composite materials and the potential capabilities for 3D printing. Scientists from the University of Surrey teamed with counterparts from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of California, Irvine to develop a new 3D printed material that is stiff, strong and flexible.


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