AGMA Gear Industry News
Archive | Subscribe | Printer Friendly Version | Send to a Friend | | AGMA Marketplace
McInnes Rolled Rings
AGMA’s Emerging Technology committee offers a trio of opportunities for learning with a white paper, webinar and expert-led tour on RAPID show floor.  
The Washington Post
The struggle among manufacturers to fill open jobs is likely to continue because of the shrinking labor pool and growing need for workers with high-tech skills. Those are conclusions in a report from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
As automation continues to play a greater role on the assembly line, Volvo still invests heavily in humans.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Characterized by a fusion of technologies that blur the lines between the physical and digital, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is spreading across the manufacturing world. As a component of this revolution, a growing number of suppliers are using augmented reality (AR) to improve operations in workforce training and equipment maintenance. 
The Verge
The world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time ever on Saturday morning. Built by rocket launch company Stratolaunch, the 500,000-pound plane with a 385-foot wingspan lifted off from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. It was a critical first test flight for the aircraft, designed to launch rockets into orbit from the air. 
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
New Atlas
Two wheels, a seat, a big ol’ motor and the absolute bare minimum of other stuff supporting them. The Birdcage uses 134 nine-millimeter titanium rods to create a surreal see-through lattice frame on one of the most spectacular custom BMWs we’ve seen to date.
Financial markets enter the new year facing increased volatility, but will that slow growth? Economic data has been mostly good, especially jobs numbers. A slowdown does not imply that a recession is on the horizon. Hear the very latest economic data affecting the gearing industry. AGMA's economists from IHS Economics will review current market conditions and present their outlook for the general economy, key sectors, mechanical power transmission and the user markets for your products. 
New Atlas
From smart spacesuits to solar surfing, 18 high-tech projects designed to push the envelope of space technology have been selected for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. The dozen and a half early studies are being funded at up to US$500,000 each to aid in the long-term exploration and exploitation of the Moon and beyond.

Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
This year’s AGMA networking event, May 7-8, will allow you to have a hands-on experience on some innovative emerging technology. The presentations on May 7 will be at MxD (formerly DMDII) where you will see the Industrial IoT manufacturing floor and be able to see and touch new technology. One of the tours the next day is Argonne National Laboratory where you will see new research in transportation.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Industry Week
Manufacturers commonly underestimate the long-term costs associated with connectivity, networking and the maintenance needs of IIoT.
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) signed a partnership agreement with Richard J. Daley College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago yesterday, officially establishing the first AGMA National Training Center at Daley College in Chicago. The AGMA National Training Center will be the center of engineering and operator level continuing education for all aspects of gear manufacturing.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
South Bend Tribune,
AGMA member, Joel Neidig of ITAMCO is also the CEO of SIMBA Chain. University of Notre Dame faculty members Jaroslaw Nabrzyski and Ian Taylor will share the $20,000 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award for 2019 for their work on SIMBA Chain and its underlying Aladdin software technology. SIMBA is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform based in the Microsoft Azure Government cloud that makes blockchain technology easy for non-specialists to use to make decentralized applications. 
SK Innovation Co. Ltd., is in talks to set up separate battery making joint ventures with Volkswagen AG and Chinese partners, as the South Korean petrochemicals producer aggressively expands its involvement in electric vehicles.
Forest City Gear Company
The Verge
Volkswagen unveiled a new electric car concept at the Shanghai Auto Show this week. The quixotically named ID Roomzz is an all-electric SUV with Level 4 autonomous capabilities that is destined for the Chinese market by 2021, the German automaker announced.
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.
Daily Herald
Nicole Wolter, CEO of HM Manufacturing, an AGMA member, was named a 2019 Step Ahead Awards honoree by The Manufacturing Institute. As a part of the STEP Ahead Initiative, the award honors the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and production careers, both in their industries and their communities.
ABB has teamed up with Porsche Japan to develop a dedicated high-power charger for Porsche’s electric vehicles (EVs) in Japan.
Naylor Association Solutions
Today’s Motor Vehicles
Denso, the world’s second largest mobility supplier will invest approximately $1.6 billion throughout the next three years to support its aggressive development and production of electrified automotive products, systems and technologies.
Like the cotton gin and the modern assembly line, 3D printing is the kind of breakthrough advancement that holds the promise to revolutionize manufacturing. This potential isn’t lost on industrial giants, who are investing in the technology and using it to rethink the way they run their businesses. 


We would appreciate your comments or suggestions.
Your email will be kept private and confidential.