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Lockheed Martin says it is spending $142 million and hiring 326 new workers over the next few years as it expands its south Arkansas facility. The Maryland-based company on Monday announced the expansion of its plant in Camden, about 85 miles southwest of Little Rock. The Camden facility currently employs about 700 workers. The expansion will support new construction and improve existing facilities for products such as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Army Tactical Missile System and others, plus new machinery and equipment. The company and Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the expansion at the Paris Air Show.
Over the next decade, manufacturing in the United States is projected to have some 4.6 million job openings as a result of industry growth and retirements. More and more, these jobs will require highly skilled, technology-driven operators and technicians, capable of overseeing the increasingly sophisticated production environments of the future.
First Gear Engineering & Technology
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Daily Herald
Germany-based Broetje-Automation will be the first tenant in the sprawling $1 billion Elk Grove Technology Park after inking a lease with its developer, village officials announced Monday.
TCT Magazine
The rapid rate of additive manufacturing (AM) hardware innovation over the last few years has ushered in new eras of speed, performance and (so-called) world-firsts. In fact, we’ve been so maxed out on hardware innovation that TCT columnist Todd Grimm recently spoke about celebrating the steady march away from full blown hardware launches towards refinements and features as a sign of the industry’s progress.
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The NFPA and the AGMA have partnered to co-locate the AGMA Marketing & Forecasting Conference with the 2019 NFPA Industry & Economic Outlook Conference to bring each organization’s members more of the economic analysis and data they need to be successful.
Science Alert
What has the magnetic properties of a solid magnet, but the mechanical properties of a liquid? If you answered 'nothing,' you're wrong - because engineers have just created just such a substance, by using a modified 3D printer.
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Electric Hybrid Vehicle Technology
A first-of-its-kind technology has been revealed by Protean, where an in-wheel motor unit houses a motor, steering, brakes and suspension as an ultimate solution for the future of urban mobility. The Protean360+, is a corner module that is seen here in use on a small autonomous pod-like vehicle, which is able to drive with a limitless 360-degree steering.
TCT Magazine
Carpenter Technology has worked with BMT Aerospace’s additive manufacturing (AM) subsidiary to produce a 3D printed aerospace pinion using a custom material. BMT Additive, a supplier of metal 3D printed parts, initiated the project to redesign the pinion using AM in order to maximize the performance of the part, with a view to expanding production with 3D printing across other applications.
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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.
Machine Design
5G is being hailed as the key to Industry 4.0, and commercial public networks are already beginning to roll out with great fanfare. Unfortunately, what often isn’t said is that 5G’s specific industrial features are not expected to be part of the 5G standard until 2021. Even then, there will be a lag as 5G chip and device vendors bring industrial 5G devices to market.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Robotics and Automation News
Robotics continues to attract more and more attention within the world of venture capital and private finance, with over $4 billion invested in robotics companies in 2018 alone. But some companies are standing out more than others in innovation that will advance the entire robotics industry.
Design World
Intelligent drive technology is key to digitalization and production automation because it enables networked and autonomous production processes in smart factories. Here, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS supplies drive solutions (hardware and software) and communications and application support for Industry 4.0 environments.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
3D Printing Industry
New York-based 3D software company nTopology has collaborated with London-headquartered firm Betatype to help develop a functionally optimized rocket nozzle part. The partnership yielded a 28% reduction in build time for the part, produced using a Renishaw AM250 system.
BBC News
The number of electric car models available to consumers in Europe is expected to trible by 2021, says a European environmental lobby group.
American Stress Technologies
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CNN Business
These days, when a major automaker unveils an electric car, it gets a lot of press. That's because electric cars are cool, special and futuristic. Someday, though, electric cars will just be cars. But when will that happen? When will electric cars no longer be a novelty item for early adopters? When will customers be willing to consider them regardless of government incentives, just as they would a gasoline-powered car today?
The Robot Report
Continuing improvements in software and hardware are leading to trends such as Manufacturing-as-a-Service, hyper-personalization of products on demand, and a reinvention of the capital goods economy, found a new study. Last month, GP Bullhound issued a new report titled "Smart Manufacturing: The Rise of the Machines." The report provided a global, in-depth look at how smart manufacturing gained momentum between 2013 and 2018. 
Forest City Gear Company
Rivian’s all-electric R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV won’t find their way into customers’ hands until late next year, but the startup looks to be well on its way to a full production line. Over the weekend, the company’s official Twitter account teased its manufacturing progress with photos of several stamped metal frames hanging on racks inside one of their facilities.
3D Printing Industry
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has launched a new initiative focusing on the research, development and adoption of cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM). In partnership with Quebec-based surface engineering company Polycontrols, the NCR plans to open a specialized CSAM facility in February 2020. Based at NRC in Boucherville, Quebec, the Poly/CSAM center will work to scale the CSAM process for mass production.
Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
Gear-up for Efficiency
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EHS Today
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is reshaping how manufacturing companies work, increasing productivity while achieving higher consistency levels and lower error rates. Manufacturing also has seen continuous improvement in safety processes as a result of evolving technologies.
Today’s Motor Vehicles
Talk to electric vehicle (EV) supporters, and many will use the economics argument. Sure, EVs cost more to purchase, but electricity is cheaper than gasoline, so after a few years, you’ve saved enough to justify the purchase. So clearly, it’s time to put a $310,000 deposit down to reserve the $2.1 million (starting price) Lotus Evija, what the sportscar company says will be the first British electric hypercar when it launches next year.
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