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McInnes Rolled Rings
The gist of real all-wheel steering is this: an electric motor and braking mechanism are located inside each wheel, while an armature centered above each wheel anchors it to the vehicle. The result is a wheel that can turn 360 degrees under the vehicle, which is a both a bit goofy but also extremely useful.
Join AGMA on Thursday, October 17 for the "Women in Manufacturing" breakfast at Motion + Power Technology Expo 2019. This year’s guest speaker is Stacey M. DelVecchio, president of Stacey D Consulting, F. SWE, and secretary of the Women in Engineering Committee for WFEO. Stacy has 30-plus years of industry experience with Caterpillar in product development, focusing the last five years on additive manufacturing. Registration is required to attend.
First Gear Engineering & Technology
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Today’s Motor Vehicles
Materials and components supplier Benteler, a company with automotive facilities in Michigan, Indiana and South Carolina, is selling its steel distribution division to Netherlands-based Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube.

Gear Technology
It has been a month since the supervisory board at the Seco/Warwick Group unanimously decided to entrust the function of president of the management board to Sławomir Woźniak. The new president has been appointed for the same period as the joint term of the new management board, which spans the next three full financial years.

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The Additive Report
So you’ve decided to buy your shop a 3D printer for building plastic prototypes, jigs, fixtures and other common tools of the trade. Or maybe you want to perform short-run production jobs. Whatever your reason for getting into 3D printing, you'll want to think through a number of factors before making the move.
PR Newswire
Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are actively developing and testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads. The initial routes are on highways in southwest Virginia, where Torc Robotics is headquartered. All automated runs require both an engineer overseeing the system and a highly trained safety driver certified by Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics. All safety drivers hold a commercial driver's license and are specially trained in vehicle dynamics and automated systems.
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Gear Technology
Sunnen Products Company is expanding its global production footprint, opening a manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico, to complement its production in the U.S., China, Switzerland and Brazil. The company will move a portion of its abrasive and tooling products from its St. Louis operation to the Monterrey facility. The transition will be phased to begin by the end of 2019 and conclude by the end of 2020. The company expects minimal impact on staffing levels in St. Louis with this transition and will reassign most employees to fill needs in other areas.
Supply Chain Digital
Amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), businesses worldwide are leveraging technology to accelerate and enhance existing processes as companies seek to implement change in the workplace. Bain & Company’s recently released findings showed that digital manufacturing improved overall productivity by 15-20% overall, with support functions ranked highest with 20-30%. In addition, digital manufacturing allows for production flexibility and quality.

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Mining Global
The Weir Group will manufacture a range of Weir crushing and pump equipment to meet a $125 million order from Fortescue Metals for its magnetite iron ore project in the Pilbara, Wash. The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project is a joint venture between Fortescue subsidiary Magnetite Pty. Ltd. and Formosa Steel located 145 kilometers south of Port Hedland.
Globe Newswire
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is using the trade group’s 2019 Innovation Agenda to emphasize policy opportunities Congress should focus on as it returns from summer recess.  The Innovation Agenda, available for download on the association’s website, details policy and regulatory solutions that members of the cross-industry group have agreed are essential to speeding the advance of electric drive mobility and the United States’ leadership in it. 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Early bird pricing for the Fall Technical Meeting, MPT Conference and education courses ends on September 13. Register now for this yearly highlight, taking place in Detroit in October, and save!
New Atlas
BAE Systems has unveiled its prototype of a new lightweight augmented reality (AR) headset that is about the size of a pair of glasses. Aimed primarily at the defense market, the headset has been under development since 2017, when the concept demonstrator had a monochrome display. The finalized prototype is now full-color, more compact, lighter and weight-balanced for greater comfort when worn for long periods of time.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
The Robotic Industries Association has a vision that “every robot integrator and user in the nation (or even, the world!) is aware of our robot safety standard, has a copy, understands it and uses that knowledge to keep people safe around robots.” These standards also need to keep up with industrial robots as they evolve to move around the factory floor and collaborate with their human operators. New RIA standards allow for greater flexibility in robot operations while still keeping humans safe.
3D Printing Industry
The U.S. Air Force is collaborating with blockchain as a service (BaaS) company SIMBA Chain to enhance security in additive manufacturing. The partnership is part of the force’s Blockchain Approach for Supply Chain Additive Manufacturing Parts (BASECAMP) project. BASECAMP will use the SIMBA Chain platform to demonstrate a blockchain approach for the registration and tracking of 3D printed components during their entire lifecycle.
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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Machine Design
Beyond the theory of the digital manufacturing age is the reality of actually designing and manufacturing products. To optimize the process, Autodesk has made a significant investment in generative design, which allows dozens of potential design solutions to be created from a single set of constraints. This allows for faster decisions to be made by examining a wider variety of potential solutions.
Machine Design
The electric vehicle (EV) market is growing globally, with no apparent sign of stopping. According to an article by Neil Oliver, technical marketing manager at Accutronics, one out of every 12 cars purchased in the UK is an EV. In 2018, sales in the U.S. increased by 81%. In the same year, EVs made up almost one-third of all car sales in Norway. Additionally, according to CleanTechnica, EVs sales are up 70% across Europe. With a growing market, Machine Design looks at the trends in the electrical vehicle industry to see how EVs will impact the supply chain, materials and driving.
Forest City Gear Company
3D printing in micro gravity is garnering growing interest from scientists and aerospace engineers - and especially as such activity grows at the International Space Station. German and French researchers explore the topic of printing in microgravity in the recently published "Enabling the 3D Printing of Metal Components in µ‐Gravity." Concerned with creating strategies for working and living in space, the research team delves into the possible challenges of additive manufacturing in metal - with little gravity.
The Hill
Ivanka Trump and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are set to announce a major expansion of a skills training and apprenticeship program created by Toyota Motor North America, according to a copy of an upcoming statement first seen by The Hill.
Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
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Advanced Manufacturing
Software AG announced an original survey of over 125 North American manufactures in the heavy industry and automotive sectors that revealed they are unable to scale their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) investments across their enterprises, and therefore are losing millions of dollars in potential profits while falling behind competitors that have invested in enabling technologies that support IIoT across the enterprise.
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