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McInnes Rolled Rings
PR Newswire
Lockheed Martin is investing $142 million in its Camden facility in Arkansas, adding 326 new jobs by 2024. They will expand their facility to include two new production buildings which will support manufacturing long range fires and PAC-3 missile capabilities, plus expanding current facilities.
The numbers: The New York Fed’s Empire State business conditions index took a sharp turn for the worse in June, falling into negative territory for the first time in more than two years.
Microscopic defects that occur in laser-based manufacturing of metal parts can lead to big problems if undetected, and the process of fixing these flaws can increase the time and cost of high-tech manufacturing. But new research into the cause of these flaws could lead to a remedy.
First Gear Engineering & Technology
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
3D Printing Industry
Norsk Titanium, the company providing Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) additive manufacturing to the aerospace industry, has reached a new milestone in its relationship with Boeing. In its latest update, Norsk has successfully characterized its RPD process as part of the Boeing Material Allowables Program. In addition, all pre-production requirements have been met, and so some structural titanium parts will be suitable for long-term production using Norsk 3D printing.
If San Diego-based Achates Power is ahead of its time now, it was completely revolutionary when it was founded in 2004 by James U. Lemke, former physics professor and founder of Spin Physics Inc. The company designs green internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles, and for military, marine and stationary use.
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
3D Printing Industry
Collins Aerospace Systems, one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense suppliers, has announced its intention to open an aerospace innovation hub for advanced maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in Singapore. To be located at the Collins Changi MRO Campus, East Singapore, the new hub will house the company’s first additive manufacturing lab outside the United States.
Industrial robots are well-established in many industries and are commonly associated with modern advanced manufacturing systems. However, aerospace manufacturing still relies heavily on skilled manual work. A key barrier to the adoption of robots in aerospace is a lack of accuracy. With improved accuracy the aerospace industry is forecast to see a big increase in the use of flexible automation. 
Ledger Insights
Next Spring, Japanese manufacturing companies will begin to share data using blockchain. Participants include Mitsubishi Electronics, Hitachi, tools maker DMG Mori and manufacturing robotics companies FANUC and Yaskawa Electric. The project is support by Japan’s Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI).
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
The NFPA and AGMA have partnered to co-locate the AGMA Marketing & Forecasting Conference with the 2019 NFPA Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) to bring each organization’s members more of the economic analysis and data they need to be successful.
Plant Services
About one-third of manufacturing workers held a bachelor's degree in 2016, up from only 8% in 1970, according to a report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. Meanwhile, the share of workers with a high school degree or less shrunk from 79% to 43% over the same time period.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
A zero-emission Hummer sounds as paradoxical as non-alcoholic whiskey, but General Motors Co. is mulling over the idea of building an electric vehicle that would bring the defunct gas-guzzling brand back to life.
PTC drew thousands of attendees to its annual LiveWorx digital transformation conference last week in Boston.
American Stress Technologies
CASE STUDY DOWNLOAD: Barkhausen Noise vs. Nital Etch
With Barkhausen noise analysis, you can detect near surface stress and micro structural defects due to improper heat treatment and grinding. Unlike traditional nital etch, Barkhausen noise analysis is non-destructive, objective, and repeatable.
  • No scrap or consumables
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In this case study, find out how one transmission manufacturer leverages Barkhausen noise analysis to significantly improve the safety and accuracy of their inspection and cut costs.
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Pushing the military to become more energy efficient is an emerging theme of the House Armed Services Committee Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. For the Navy, this means taking a second look at installing hybrid electric drive systems on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.
Learn how to improve gear designs and gain new insight into concepts presented through illustrations and demonstrations. Explore all factors that go into good gear design from life cycle, load, torque, tooth, optimization and evaluating consequences.
Forest City Gear Company
New Atlas
The fastest-spinning manmade object has been created in a lab at Purdue University. The microscopic rotor is made up of two silica nanoparticles stuck together to form a “dumbbell,” and by hitting it with laser light, the team has sent it spinning at a blistering 60 billion rpm.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
The commercial aerospace outlook keeps growing: The overall 2019 market is expected to grow at a healthy 5.4% annual growth rate, up from 4.5% in 2018. North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America are expected to witness growth this year, while Asia Pacific will exhibit slower growth but expected to recover strongly by 2020.
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.
Automation World
A couple years back, applications developers began focusing on cloud-based software, building the future of manufacturing software. A majority of application development is focused on building a set of core micro-services augmented with other customer-specific micro-services to support specific implementations.
This paper is part of the AGMA Emerging Technology Committee’s commitment to bring information on disruptive technologies to the AGMA membership.
Naylor Association Solutions
The recent formation and subsequent dissolution of Google’s AI board of ethics, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), brings to light a number of questions related to the public perception of artificial intelligence. 


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