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Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
Embraer and Boeing management have approved terms for a joint venture of Embraer’s commercial aircraft and services operations, valued at $5.26 billion, with Boeing owning 80 percent ($4.2 billion) and Embraer holding a 20 percent stake. The transaction remains subject to approval by Brazil’s government, after which Embraer and Boeing intend to execute definitive transaction documents. The transaction’s closing will then be subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals.
Still keeping manufacturers up at night is the search for talent; especially workers with specialized skills. This need has driven companies to look outside the regular channels for workers. One organization that is helping to fill the gap is Ability Beyond, a non-profit agency offering residential, job training and placement career counseling, cognitive and life skills instruction, clinical and therapeutic support and volunteer and recreational services for adults with disabilities.
Brazil’s Embraer SA said on Monday it has finalized terms of a proposed deal to sell 80 percent of its commercial aviation business to Boeing Co., now valuing the division at $5.26 billion.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Make sure to check out the AGMA Tech Deck. Each Wednesday afternoon, we post a significant news article from the past week for each of our 5 emerging technology topics: ; 3D printed metals; Electric drive technology; IIoT; New Materials; and Robotics and automation. Of note this week is a video – MIT develops a solid-state plane powered by ionic wind. 

It is that time of year where we peer into the future to see what new trends and technologies will take place A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council predictions for 2019 casts a wide net from geopolitical and economic disruptive forces to new technologies and regulations causing shifts in the socioeconomic landscape.

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
Manufacturing Global
GE has announced its plans to launch a new, independent company focused on building a comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software portfolio. With an initial $1.2 billion in annual software revenue and an existing global industrial customer base, the company is intended to be a GE wholly-owned, independently run business with a new brand and identity, its own equity structure, and its own board of directors.

Industry Week
There has been a 350 percent increase in ransomware attacks, a 250 percent increase in spoofing or business email compromise (BEC) attacks and a 70 percent increase in spear-phishing attacks in companies overall.

All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
IoT Sources
IoT and blockchain are two technologies that are both better when they are used together. If we look at IoT and blockchain as separate technologies, they are limited in their respective applications. However, by combining them, and then adding artificial intelligence (AI) to the mix, we can see the creation of a secure IoT-based application platform.
Join the 300 gear and bearing executives from around the world who gather every year for the unparalleled experience that is offered through this event. Engage with expert industry speakers, learn from panel presentations on the future of gears and manufacturing and join your peers for a meeting that will connect you with the opportunity to drive your business into the future!
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
MIT Technology Review
Carmakers in the U.S. and Europe had too much of a head start for China to catch up. The only way to undo the rest of the world, then, was to bet on a whole new technology. Enter electric vehicles, which require less mechanical complexity and rely more on electronic prowess. Plus, China already had an electronic manufacturing supply chain in place from its years of producing the world’s batteries, phones, and gadgets.
Advanced Science News
The basic mechanisms of chemical bonding – such as metallic (think iron), covalent (silicon) and ionic (table salt) – are widely used to understand the materials that surround us. A team of researchers have now defined a sixth such bonding mechanism and have drawn a quantum-mechanical map to pinpoint it.
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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Discover key factors in the inspection process that lead to better design of gears. Develop a broad understanding of the methods used to manufacture and inspect gears. Interpret how the resultant information can be applied and interpreted in the design process. This course also includes a tour of Integrated Machinery Solutions. 
The F45 summit is an ASTM International event dedicated to creating global performance standards for mobile robotics. Traditionally held in the United States, this marks the first such summit to be held outside the United States. The event welcomes experts in automatic-through-autonomous industrial vehicles from across the globe, who convene for the purpose of defining a comprehensive set of standards that help govern the production and performance of mobile robotics.
Forest City Gear Company
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has been in and out of the news for years now. Is the hype warranted? The answer is both yes and no.
The Globe and Mail
As private firms such as Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX invest heavily in the space race, as NASA prepares to return to the moon and plans a trip to Mars, as more and more people the world over travel to discover new cultures and new lands, it would be a critical mistake for Canada to disengage from the aerospace sector.
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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Production Engineering Solutions
South Korean-based Hanwha Aerospace, part of the Hanwha Group has advised that it plans to significantly ramp up production and supply of civil aircraft aero-engine parts to the global aerospace market through the creation of a new facility in Vietnam.
Some people say wind turbines are too tall, too loud and built too close to homes. The Wind Tree, from a French startup, is more beauty than behemoth. As the name suggests, it’s like a tree but generates glorious renewable energy.
Naylor Association Solutions
Based in Worcester, Mass., at Materials Solutions, a company acquired by Siemens in 2016 a new additive factory is a true jewel of automation. Within the facility, you can find some of the most cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, like metal 3D printing systems, post-production machines, state-of-the-art 3D scanners and fully automated robots.


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