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McInnes Rolled Rings
The Business Journal
With all of its complexities, diverse business subsidiaries and integrated operations – plus tens of millions of dollars in new investment throughout the corporation – Ellwood Group Inc. remains at heart a down-home family business, much like it was in when the company was founded more than 100 years ago. 
We will host this year’s Strategic Resources Network event at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago on May 7-8. Speaker topics include: Steel market update, Siemens generative design software, Closing the skilled labor gap; 3D printing and gears: an update; and more. On day 2 we will tour facilities in the greater Chicago area.

Tech Crunch
Waymo’s CTO and VP of engineering chatted recently with TechCrunch about the company's early days, its 10-year anniversary and what’s next.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
All 3DP
The automotive industry has always been on the lookout for faster prototyping and solutions for reducing the part’s weight while retaining the structural strength. Here’s a curated list of some of the best automotive 3D printing applications so far.
American Machinist
Do not let concerns about security, use of data, communication, and other potential difficulties inhibit your progress.
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
Xerox, the American manufacturer of printers and photocopiers, has acquired Vader Systems, a New York-based manufacturer of the liquid metal jet 3D printers. As previously reported by 3D printing industry, most recently in October 2018, Xerox has long had eyes on additive manufacturing opportunities.
New Atlas
Back in 2015, Arcimoto revealed the Generation 8 SRK, a covered electric three-wheeler it had been working on for some time. A bunch of Beta Series were followed by a limited Pilot Series last year, and now the company is readying the first Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) for retail availability – the Flagship Evergreen Edition.
Advanced Manufacturing
With a shortage of young workers willing and able to do today’s factory jobs, manufacturers are taking steps to retain the existing older workforce. Among those steps is providing wearable robotics — also called “exoskeletons” — that help the body with overhead tasks or lifting from a squat.
For the last 17 years, the Japanese robotics company FANUC has been operating a very special factory. At this facility, robots build other robots. The building is “lights out,” meaning it operates without human intervention. It can do so for a month at a time. However, rumors of the death of jobs are premature. Here’s why: Going lights-out doesn’t necessarily make a facility more productive, even in manufacturing.
World Economic Forum
Like all good industry trends, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for manufacturing has come to mean many things. While most would agree that it involves the incorporation and interconnectivity of new technologies across production systems, questions remain around the business case to actually implement these solutions. 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Robotics Tomorrow
Comau, a member of the FCA Group, is a global market leader in the supply of advanced products and systems for industrial automation, including a vast range of robots developed to help companies exploit the full potential of digital technology in the field of manufacturing.
According to the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, the overall economy grew for the 117th consecutive month, and economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January. Furthermore, comments from the committee reflect continued expanding business strength, supported by strong demand and output.

Solutions Review
This question may prove overwhelmingly open-ended — after all, “What isn’t attacking your digital perimeter?” seems the more accurate question. Yet you cannot hope to defend your digital perimeter if you don’t know what threats pose the most danger to you. You need a comprehensive knowledge of the most common attacks of the day if you wish to support your next-gen endpoint security solution.
Modern Healthcare
Interest in blockchain technology to solve big problems isn’t limited to the private sector. In December, HHS received authority to operate the first blockchain-based tool in the federal government. The tool, called HHS Accelerate, relies on blockchain to streamline the process the department uses to procure products and services from private vendors. 
Forest City Gear Company
The U.S. Census Bureau announces the November full report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders.
3D Printing Industry
Germany’s SLM Solutions has produced what is tipped to be the “world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine” for British spaceflight company Orbex. Part of the inaugural unveiling of Orbex’s commercial orbital rocket, Prime, the engine was 3D printed in a single piece, and will be used to deliver small satellites into orbit.
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.
3D Printing Industry
Metal 3D printing gets a speed boost in a new video from Digital Alloys. The Burlington, Mass., based enterprise boasts “the fastest way to make the hardest parts” and in the video a titanium alloy (Ti64) is 3D printed at a deposition rate of over 2kg/hr.

IoT Sources
Artificial Intelligence is proving to be the main driver of IoT adoption. These top 25 startups are concentrating on how to make IoT growth area by baking AI integration in at the platform level of their respective solutions. 
Naylor Association Solutions
IoT Sources
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for input from building owners and operators on how to define security for sensor networks in building management. Their objective is to build a general blueprint for these sensor networks that might apply to all buildings. They hope to establish a security architecture to protect building management system sensor networks, in addition to securing other building networks that the sensor networks might connect to. The end goal is figure out how to be able test the security of these types of networks, and understand how adding sensors to a building management system impacts other aspects of building management security and control. 
Automation World
As manufacturers struggle with data acquisition across multiple plants, Sight Machine responds with tools that collect, transform and transmit data from disparate devices and data lakes.


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