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IHS Markit Flash
August data signaled a renewed slowdown in the rate of U.S. private sector business activity growth. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Flash U.S. Composite PMI Output Index dipped from 52.6 in July to 50.9 in August.
The escalation of U.S.-China trade tensions has pushed the American manufacturing sector to the brink of a recession and there’s little to stop it from falling over the edge. A regional index from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City showed manufacturing order volume slumped to the weakest level since 2016.
First Gear Engineering & Technology
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Business Wire
A new report from Accenture shows that the semiconductor industry is the most excited form artificial intelligence technologies with executives saying it will have a significant impact on their industry.
Supply Chain Digest
Opportunities are huge, a new report from Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) says, but manufacturers are just getting started. The report found that just 5 percent of MAPI member companies have mapped where AI opportunities exist and developed a clear strategy for sourcing the data that AI requires. And surprisingly, 56 percent of companies currently have no plans to do so.
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AGMA will provide 16 thought leader presentations this year at the Motion + Power Technology Expo. Presenters will talk about blockchain, cybersecurity, market info, supply chain, workforce, 3D metal printing, electric drive technology, Industrial Internet of Things and robotics with an emphasis on an audience of gear manufacturers, suppliers and customers. We have made this accessible to all with a registration fee of only $295. Reserve your spot today.
3D Printing Media Network
3D printing company Markfoged unveiled Print Farms, which provides an economic way for its customers to exploit and scale their metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing capacities. The Print Farm packages essentially enable customers to purchase Markforged’s Metal X and X7 systems at combo prices and to control production from a centralized, cloud-based software platform.
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3D Print
In "Effect of Printing Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Copper Metal Polylactide Acid," authors Mohd Fara Zureel Ikhqwan bin Mohd Arpan and Lim Joon Hoong outline their findings regarding metal PLA. Using copper metal PLA with 15 percent copper metal powder, the authors conducted experiments, making a comparison with pure PLA and noting differences in mechanical properties.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Siemens Digital Industries Software to develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing (AM) as part of the Design4AM project. During the two-year collaboration, Siemens and Sonaca aim to validate a process for using Siemens’ comprehensive AM software to design and produce optimized, lightweight structural parts for space applications.
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Gain a solid and fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types and arrangements and design principles. Starting with the basic definitions of gears, conjugate motion and the Laws of Gearing, learn the tools needed to understand the inter-relation and coordinated motion operating within gear pairs and multi-gear trains. Basic gear system design process and gear measurement and inspection techniques will also be explained. In addition, the fundamentals of understanding the step-wise process of working through the iterative design process required to generate a gear pair will be reviewed. Learn the steps and issues involved in design refinement and some manufacturing considerations. An explanation of basic gear measurement techniques, how measurement equipment and test machines implement these techniques and how to interpret the results from these basic measurements will also be covered.
What does the new “manufacturing stack” look like? How does it compare to the Internet’s TCP/IP stack? Read on to find out.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Today’s Motor Vehicles
Across North America, some students going back to school this fall will ride electric school buses. More than 100 electric school buses, powered by a Cummins fully electric drivetrain, have been ordered by Blue Bird Corp., a school bus manufacturer focused on alternative fuel technologies.
Modern Machine Shop
Defense contractors are looking for capable shops to supply machined workpieces for a variety of major projects. To participate, however, you must have more than just top-notch machine tools and a skilled workforce.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
Smart Industry
Myths around the challenges of implementing IIoT systems and building smart factories have made the prospect of adoption unnecessarily intimidating. In some cases, industrial organizations have avoided the most effective IIoT implementations available to them simply due to false understanding of the technology.
Rare images from inside Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai have leaked, showing the automaker making Model 3 production setup tests as the start of production is imminent.
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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New Atlas
Unlike regular computers where data is stored in binary bits as 0 or 1, the “qubits” in quantum computers can exist as both at the same time. Stranger still, this information can be effectively “teleported” over any distance. Now, scientists from Austria and China have managed to create photons that exist as 0,1 and 2 simultaneously and teleported these complex quantum states.
In the almost two decades since the retirement of the supersonic Concorde airliner, jet-setters have had to make their peace with planes that poke along at about 500 miles an hour. But with help from new materials and advanced engine technologies, faster-than-sound air travel may be poised for a comeback.
Forest City Gear Company
Engineers at Switzerland’s Empa have engineered an electrohydraulic valve train that promises greater fuel economy through better control of piston stroke and timing.
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.
Join us for the top gear research event of the year. The AGMA Fall Technical Meeting (FTM), held in conjunction with the Motion + Power Technology Expo in Detroit October 14-16, boasts 26 presentations on peer-reviewed research in gearing. Session one will have papers on electric vehicle transmissions with hypoid gearsets; new spline research, optimizing polymer gear design and more. You can register for the whole event or single session. Complete information is available on the MPT Expo website.
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