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Today’s Motor Vehicles
Dana Inc. has completed the acquisition of Nordrsea Motors Inc., a Canadian company that has designed and integrated electric powertrain systems into Isuzu low-cab forward (LCF) commercial trucks and panel vans.  
Industrial Machinery Digest
In May 2019, ABB instructors began teaching certificate training classes at the recently built Automation & Robotic Training Center (ARTC) adjacent to the Motlow State Community College in McMinnville, Tenn., which is a new member of the ABB Robotics Affiliate Education Program.
First Gear Engineering & Technology
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Industry Week
John May has been named John Deere CEO, after a brief stint as the company’s chief operating officer. May spent the previous six years as head of agricultural solutions and chief information officer. During that time, he led Deere’s deal to acquire Blue River Technology, a company that uses computer vision and machine learning to apply herbicides on a plant-by-plant basis, with the potential to dramatically reduce herbicides used. 
Industry Week
The pressure to retrofit old ships with new parts in order to meet new environmental regulations is causing a sharp rise in shipping costs.
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Advanced Manufacturing
Earlier this decade, the auto industry moved to lighten cars and trucks. It was supposed to be a competition between steel, long the dominant vehicle material, and aluminum. The latter got a boost when Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., bet big on aluminum, making aluminum bodies for its F-150 and Super Duty pickups.
Spotlight Metal
The order books are still full. But incoming orders have declined significantly. High time for companies to use the economic slowdown to adjust their strategic course.
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Providence Journal
William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School now boasts a new center for advanced manufacturing that Rhode Island's leaders say will better prepare students for careers in the field.
State and industry leaders cut the ribbon at the space last week and gave tours of the center as well as a newly renovated bio-manufacturing technology lab.
Modern Machine Shop
Instead of investing in an external robotic loading system, this shop adopted technology that lets a machine tool load parts on its own.
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Crain’s Detroit Business
Students at University Prep Science & Math High School, and other Detroit youth, will gain exposure to careers in the advanced manufacturing sector and gain basic technical skills through a new program with Detroit testing facility Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow. A $200,000 grant from the Skillman Foundation is funding the program which will connect University Prep students' in-school education with daily experiences at a new learning lab at LIFT's advanced testing and manufacturing facility.
Automation World
Unplanned downtime is a significant detriment to any business. In order to make sure that processes remain uninterrupted, consider implementing these resiliency protocols when designing your industrial network infrastructure.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Too many manufacturers don’t define, and much less enforce, supplier security past the first tier of their supply chains, leaving the most vulnerable attack vectors unprotected.
AGMA will provide 16 thought leader presentations this year at the Motion + Power Technology Expo. Presenters will provide talks on blockchain, cybersecurity, market info, supply chain, workforce, 3D metal printing, electric drive technology, IIoT 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.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
TCT Magazine
Titomic has signed a Titanium Ti6AI4V powder supply agreement with GE Additive company AP&C for use on its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) additive manufacturing process.
Machine Design
The electric vehicle (EV) market is growing globally, with no apparent sign of stopping. In 2018, sales in the U.S. increased by 81% and according to CleanTechnica, EVs sales are up 70% across Europe. With a growing market, it's worth looking at the trends in the electrical vehicle industry to see how EVs will impact the supply chain, materials and driving.  
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The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index fell to 49.1% in August from 51.2% in July. Any reading below 50% indicates worsening conditions. This is the first contraction in 35 months. Economists surveyed by the Wall Street Journal forecast the ISM factory index to slip to 51.0 in August.
Associated Press
Two surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand is weak amid a mounting tariff war with Washington over trade and technology. A monthly purchasing managers’ index released by a business magazine, Caixin, rose to 50.4 from July’s 49.9 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity increasing.
Forest City Gear Company
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Light Reading
Industries such as manufacturing and logistics may find the new features of 5G, especially its promised low latency, particularly useful. There have been some case studies which suggest that productivity in some factories might be improved if certain machines could have wireless connectivity to a control center that could react very quickly to signals from the machine.
Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
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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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