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McInnes Rolled Rings
Manufacturing Global
The U.S.-based automotive manufacturing giant, Ford, is expected to experience more than a $1 billion improvement in operating earnings, following its shift from less profitable cars to trucks at its Michigan production plant, according to Reuters.
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.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Indiana-based diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. has a long history of designing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing power solutions. Recently, Cummins sold its first 3D printed automotive part, which was just the first step in its strategy to use mass production to disrupt the industry and incorporate 3D printing into its own business practices at a larger scale.
Advanced Manufacturing
Cyber criminals are increasingly setting their sights on today’s digitized manufacturing industry as an entry point into government and commercial supply chains.
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
Gear Solutions
Brelie Gear Co. Inc. announced plans to build a 36,800-square-foot facility on a recently purchased site in Waukesha, Wisc. Construction is planned to start in April 2019 and will be completed in November 2019. Upon completion, Brelie will be moving from the current plant in Milwaukee to the new, larger plant.
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. 
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Between enabling profound new designs and upending the traditional supply chain, the unlimited potential of metal 3D printing will transform the manufacturing landscape. Getting metal AM into production is taking a lot longer than many media pundits predicted, and it’s even progressing slower than many “in-the-know” industry insiders expected.

Gear Technology
Manufacturing technology orders totaled $337.2 million in February 2019, accounting for a 15% decline from January and a 7% decline from the previous February, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Robotics Tomorrow
Robotics end of arm tools (EOAT) deployed in various industrial sectors have witnessed drastic transformation vis-à-vis technology advancements and customer demand for greater levels of productivity.
Gear Solutions
Flat and curved surfaces with functionality of high static friction are increasingly needed for force-fitted nonslip power transmissions. The motivation is driven by the desire to have a higher safety of function and further cost reductions in manufacturing. 
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
Gear Solutions
Aircraft quality (AQ) testing of steels per AMS 2300, 2301, 2303 and 2304 requires specialized sampling and specimen preparation prior to final evaluation using fluorescent magnetic particle inspection. 
Machine Design
Closed-loop stepper motors may be the best choice for tasks done by servos because traditional steppers couldn’t handle them.
Forest City Gear Company
When financing industrial or manufacturing equipment, there are many pitfalls to avoid. Some of the “gotchas” in equipment financing and leasing contracts are outright scams, while others are more subtle. Knowing the potential financing risks can help avoid a costly and unpleasant experience when acquiring equipment.
The manufacturing industry is seeing a turning-point in its growth and development, moving from decades-old operational processes to new implementations of IoT and connected technology such as smart robotics and industrial systems. A report from Statista reports that the smart manufacturing market is expected to grow to approximately $480 billion USD by 2023, from just a few hundred billion in 2018.
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.
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.
A team of engineers from NASA and MIT has completely redesigned the aircraft wing. The wing is assembled from hundreds of identical small pieces and it can adjust its shape to control the aircraft’s flight. The invention has the potential to revolutionize aircraft design and production, maintenance and flight efficiency.
Naylor Association Solutions
Associated Press
Hawk Ridge Systems, a leading global provider of 3D design, manufacturing and 3D printing solutions, has announced a merger with Parsons Technology, Inc. The acquisition creates one of the largest and most comprehensive North American 3D design and manufacturing reseller networks.
Sandvik AB, the world’s largest maker of cutting tools, poured cold water on concerns about a European manufacturing slump, saying Germany is a weak spot but that other markets are doing fine.


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