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Global automakers are planning a $300 billion surge in spending on electric vehicle technology over the next five to 10 years, with nearly half of the money targeted at China, accelerating the industry’s transition from fossil fuels and shifting power to Asian battery and electric vehicle technology suppliers.
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Long the dominant U.S. auto show, Detroit’s North American International Auto Show kicked off this week, underscoring some of the industry’s biggest changes in recent years.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Motor Trend
No matter your automotive interests, the 2019 Detroit auto show is sure to delight enthusiasts everywhere. To start off 2019, Detroit hosts the reveals of hot new cars, trucks, and SUVs all over the market, from the successor to a one-time Car of the Year winner to the new Ford Explorer, the model that started so many Americans' love affair with SUVs.
Like all industries, manufacturing is currently undergoing a period of major digital transformation, with many manufacturing businesses transitioning into ‘smart’ organizations through cloud computing and automation at a rapid pace. In the face of such operational upheaval, businesses in the sector must embrace industry 4.0 or be at risk of being left behind.

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
3D Printing Industry
California-based metal additive manufacturing technology company Velo3D has partnered with Connecticut’s Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. (PST), a producer of specialty alloy-based powders, to develop and qualify process parameters for its materials.

Next-Gen Transportation News
Meritor has announced 22 electrification programs with global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company expects the programs to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020.

All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
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.
Researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have offered a bold glimpse into what the robots of the future could look like. In a paper just published in Nature Machine Intelligence, CSIRO’s Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform (AIM FSP) says robots could soon be taking their engineering cues from evolution, creating truly startling and effective designs.
Design News
With predictive analytics, a machine’s system efficiency and condition can be directly monitored using a variety of non-invasive measuring instruments.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Engine Technology International
In the factory of the future, innovative production methods will bring major advantages that principally benefit customers. Taking a look at this future reveals the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing and new laser technology.
3D Printing Media Network
Oerlikon AM is the global integrated service provider of the Oerlikon Group, a global materials powerhouse committed to cutting edge technologies. As presented during Formnext 2018, the company has a large portfolio of surface technologies and advanced AM materials as well as a solid track record in design and engineering of industrial, metal components.
SKF (U.K.) Limited
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Advanced Science News
Satellites and spacecraft are mainly composed of light metallic alloys and composites that have a high specific strength (ration of material strength to material density). As launching spacecraft becomes more affordable and satellites become more reliable, a profitable space economy is on the horizon.
Each Thursday, AGMA staff post important articles from the week’s news in five important emerging technology topics. You can catch up on the news you missed by reviewing the quarterly update today.
Forest City Gear Company
Industry Week
Geopolitical and market events promise to make 2019 a challenging year for supply chain and procurement teams, one full of both increased risks and opportunity. Forward-thinking professionals are looking to new technologies to help them make the most of it.
Design News
With predictive analytics, a machine’s system efficiency and condition can be directly monitored using a variety of non-invasive measuring instruments.
Convenience Store Decisions
General Motor’s decision in late November 2018 to cease production of the Chevrolet Volt in 2019 was driven by what some see as U.S. consumers’ latest preference for larger vehicles — spurred by lower gas prices.
Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
Gear-up for Efficiency
Industrial gear oils are transformed with Evonik’s NUFLUX™ technology. Geared for higher performance with lower formulation cost, Evonik additive technology provides a premium solution backed up by OEM approvals, industry standards and performance tests. You’ll find a broad range of viscosity grades suitable for various demanding industrial gear applications.
For more information, contact the Oil Additives specialists at Evonik-Let it flow.
It turns out there’s at least one corner of manufacturing that seems to be on the upswing to experience a spurt during the next few years: industrial robotic arms. Analysts IDC recently forecast that the total market for robotics spending will reach nearly $120 billion in 2019, an 18 percent increase over last year’s spending.
Design Reuse
Faraday Technology Corporation today announced that it has won and delivered several factory automation (FA) related ASIC projects, supporting real-time Ethernet, EtherCAT, Profibus and PLC controllers. 
Naylor Association Solutions
In today’s manufacturing businesses, the user experience is increasingly dominating the conversation around technology. With technology at home rivaling, or surpassing, the technology used in the workplace, our employee expectations around devices and support are changing. 


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