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Hyundai Motor Group has developed the first-ever active shift control (ASC) transmission system. The technology optimizes transmission efficiency by monitoring gear shifts 500 times per second, adjusting the transmission rotation speed for faster shift times.
Machine Design
Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets plenty of attention these days, but one researcher at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory believes one particular AI technique might be getting a little too much.
First Gear Engineering & Technology
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Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
3D Printing Industry
Global science-based company and material producer DSM has announced the I AM Tomorrow Challenge, an acceleration program designed to drive innovation in 3D printing. The initiative has been created for startups and scaleups focused on data analytics, AI and other advanced software solutions for large-scale 3D printing. Specifically, streamlining the 3D printing process flow is highlighted as a goal of the challenge.
By now, everyone has heard the noble truth about the future of powertrain development around the globe: “This is the last generation of ICEs ever to be built!” While the shift to electric vehicles may be inevitable, the journey to make them a reality is going to be very complex and time consuming. Is there enough capacity to build the battery packs required? Will oil producing countries give up producing a critical natural resource to protect the health of the planet? Will the technology advance quickly enough to enable faster charging and greater range necessary to get customers to choose electrons over oil? This presentation will provide a critical assessment of the changing powertrain offerings and the potential impact on the industry.
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China has a stranglehold on the world’s supply of rare-earth metals – elements vital to every aspect of modern technology, from display screens to antimissile systems. But the U.S. has an abundance of rare-earth deposits too – stockpiled in junkyards and landfills waiting to be recycled. Texas-based startup Urban Mining Co. (UMC) is doing that job.
3D Printing Industry
America Makes, the Ohio-based national accelerator for additive manufacturing, has announced that it will open its third Satellite Center for 3D printing research and applications. The new center will be opened at the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), located on the campus of Wichita State University (WSU), a platinum-level member of the America Makes institute.
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3D Printing Industry
Siemens has assumed the role of project management for Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) grant project Industrial implementation of digital engineering and additive manufacturing (IDEA). A collaborative venture, IDEA aims to reduce development and production times in powder-based additive manufacturing by approximately 50%.
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The manufacturing industry employs thousands of people with a potential salary of $75,000 a year. Austin Community College and Austin Regional Manufacturing Association are hosting a skill-up open house for people interested in joining the field.
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Gear Technology
Polymer gears find increasing applications in the automotive industry, office machines, food machinery and home appliances. The main reason for this success is their low cost. Their low weight, quietness of operation and meshing without lubricant are also interesting. However, they have poor heat resistance and are limited to rotational transmission.
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.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Inside EVs
The partnership between BAIC Group and Magna in China deepens as the two – with a blessing from the Zhenjiang government – agreed on a complete vehicle manufacturing joint venture. According to a framework agreement, Magna for the first time will start complete vehicle manufacturing outside of Europe. The new joint venture will have a capacity of up to 180,000 cars annually, and the first electric cars will be launched in late 2020.
Markets Insider
Germany factory execs say the industry is in “free fall” and won’t be rebounding any time soon. That’s according to a survey from one of the country’s leading research bodies. The Ifo Institute’s manufacturing business climate index, which surveys Germany industry executives, showed that in the services industry, executives were “slightly pessimistic” for the first time since July 2009.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
Gear Technology
Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH, Munich, Germany, with its 160 employees, develops and manufactures tools and workholding systems for cylindrical gears which are found on gear manufacturing machines of all brands. Gleason-Hurth products are utilized globally in many industries and diverse gear applications, including the automotive, power tool and aerospace industry.
Rivian is pushing to be amongst the first electric vehicle startups to actually reach volume production, and it is now teasing pre-production manufacturing of its electric pickup truck at its Illinois factory.
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
  • No chemical disposals
  • Safer laboratory and work space
  • Improved traceability and process optimization
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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Today’s Motor Vehicles
BMW Group Plant Spartanburg has more than doubled its capacity for battery assembly prior to the debuts of the plug-in hybrid electric variants of two of its most popular models. Fourth-generation batteries will be assembled on-site for the BMW X5 and BMW X3 plug-in hybrid electric variants.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) - the mechanical and technological imitation of human and animal intelligence - is a concept almost as old as civilization itself. In Homer’s Iliad, the Greek God of fire and forges, Hephaestus, was a creator of robots. From golden tripods that served food at banquets to fully realized simulacrums of humanity capable of conversation and storytelling.
Forest City Gear Company
Manufacturing Global
Increasingly, there is greater importance being placed on finding the best way to transform IT infrastructure in the manufacturing industry, primarily to meet the need for efficient operations and growing customer expectations. To service these demands, the manufacturing industry is looking to hyperconvergence for the potential benefits it can provide and enable its growing use of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and its need for more effective edge computing systems.  
Lithium miners are bulking up for a booming future when electric cars go mainstream. But speed bumps loom, with prices tumbling on a burst of new production and demand growth slowing in China.
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.
The paper serves as an introductory guide to trustworthiness in IIoT, which is driven by the convergence of IT with OT, and includes a definition of trustworthiness, examples and a best-practice approach to managing trustworthiness in IIoT systems.
Industrial conglomerate ABB beat earnings estimates when it reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday. The stock dropped anyway, by about 2% in overseas trading, because the global automotive industry is weak.
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