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McInnes Rolled Rings
German automotive giant Volkswagen announced it planned to shed 5,000 to 7,000 jobs by 2023 as it moved toward the “automation of routine tasks.” The manufacturer said it planned to let the work force shrink naturally as employees retired, and did not intend to fire current staff.
Schneider Electric and Planon announced they will work together to bring a platform to market that will converge real-time building data and AI-driven analytics with intelligent business responses, creating day-to-day operational workflows for building operators, building occupiers and their service providers.
Industry Week
This summer, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs will support a record number of 133 camps across the United States.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Harvard Business Review
Many manufacturers that serve retailers are still hamstrung by pre-digital production and supply chain processes, which make it difficult for them to see for themselves what customers’ needs truly are so they can offer them better choices. 
Forbes’ crypto expert Michael Del Castillo explains blockchain and how it’s used in everyday life.
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
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Singularity Hub
In recent years, the media has sounded the alarm about mass job loss to automation and robotics. While this topic has received significant attention, much of the press focuses on potential problems without proposing realistic solutions or considering new opportunities.
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Robotics and automation may help companies save money in the short term, but in the long run there’s no substitute for the high-quality results that only human workers can produce. Or is there? 
International Vehicle Technology
Automation technology is advancing, but what features do customers actually want? In this article, Volvo highlights how automated services are making every operator the world’s best.
U.S. factory production slumped for a second month in February, missing forecasts for a pickup, indicating headwinds from the trade war to slower global growth are weighing on manufacturers. Still, the prior month’s drop was revised up.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Learn the fundamentals of gear manufacturing in this hands-on course. Gain an understanding of gearing and nomenclature, principles of inspection, gear manufacturing methods, and hobbing and shaping. Utilizing manual machines, develop a deeper breadth of perspective and understanding of the process and physics of making a gear as well as the ability to apply this knowledge in working with CNC equipment commonly in use.
The fourth industrial revolution, commonly known as 4IR, is generating a host of new possibilities for manufacturers looking to enhance their production lines. Augmented Reality (AR) is key to this revolution and is now used by major companies like Siemens Hitachi and Volkswagen to improve production and engineering.
Precision Plus, Inc.
3D Printing Industry
Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM) is a new method of low-cost metal fabrication in development at Imperial College London (ICL). Expanding on a presentation of the technique from Advanced Materials Technologies in August 2017, the ICL team has recently published a paper on ECAM’s potential for 4D printing.
Sensors Online
Research and innovation hub imec introduces a novel nanomesh material that could mean a breakthrough in a variety of sustainable-application sectors. Thanks to a combination of its unique material properties and the ease of manufacturing, it holds the promise to become widely applicable in (sustainable) industrial applications. 
Forest City Gear Company
The Verge
"Autonomy," a new documentary on self-driving cars, straddles the line between techno-optimism and necessary caution.
New Equipment Digest
The automobile industry is experiencing exponential growth of self-driving features, and this trend is expected to continue. 5G network connections will have a major influence on the development of self-driving cars making them faster, smarter and safer.
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.
New Atlas
It looks like an evolution of Lazareth’s own LM-847, a tilting four-wheeler built around a 470-horsepower Mazerati engine. But the Moto Volante ups the ante by putting a 96,000-rpm JetCat jet turbine in the hub of each wheel and adding hydraulic actuators that tilt the four wheels out and up, forming a configuration something like a jet-powered quadcopter. 
Gear Solutions
Gears transmit motion from one shaft to another or from a rotating shaft to a reciprocating element. Gear transmit power, change speed, change force (torque) or change direction. They operate under a myriad of operating cycles, loads, speeds and temperatures.
Naylor Association Solutions
Automotive News
Jeff Guyton, a former Ford manager and currently CEO of Mazda Motor Europe was named president of Mazda North American Operations last week. The mission facing Mazda North America’s new president will be guiding the brand as it re-establishes U.S. manufacturing and attempts to aggressively broaden its crossover offerings.
In this age of globalization, the idea that someone might spend their entire life in the same small town seems almost quaint. Today’s workforce has access to the largest repository of human knowledge in history and is more mobile than ever. That means when someone wonders about the best place to work in manufacturing, they have the ability and opportunity to look at U.S. manufacturing focus, state-by-state.
Join us in Chicago for a full day of presentations and a full day of tours. Seats are limited! AGMA members will gather on May 7-8 at one of the U.S. Manufacturing Institutes, MxD (formerly DMDII) where we are bringing presenters on the steel industry, workforce, and Industrial IoT. We will have the ability to tour the innovation factory floor and then network with peers. On Day 2, we will visit IMS Global Gear, Precision Arrow Gear, and Argonne National Laboratory. Register today.


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