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McInnes Rolled Rings
More than 85% of industrial manufacturers believe that smart factory initiatives will be the main driver of manufacturing competitiveness in the next five years, according to results of a joint study between MAPI and Deloitte. The research reveals that smart factory transformation has the potential to ignite the sector’s stalled labor productivity growth, and that smart factories are beginning to pay off for early adopters.
New Atlas
The team at Volocopter has ticked off another first, this time sending its 18-rotor unmanned aircraft into the skies over Stuttgart as part of its first urban demonstration flight in a European city center. The short jaunt follows a string of other recent demo flights as the aviation startup looks to make real inroads with its audacious flying taxi in the latter parts of the year.

First Gear Engineering & Technology
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Machine Design
To develop alternative designs for lithium-based batteries with less reliance on those scarce metals, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been looking into new cathode and electrolytes to replace the expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte.
Gear Solutions
The gear industry has a well-established gearing theory, design code, and design simulation software to improve gear-transmission performance; however the lack of similar tools restrains the development of the strain wave gear.
Gearbox and driveline design, analysis and optimisation

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This meeting brings together top researchers from across the globe who will provide the latest information on their peer-reviewed gear industry research. Network with the industry experts, academics, and engineers; ask your burning questions; and see what is in the future of this industry.

Sessions at AGMA’s FTM
Technical Session I – Application, Design and Rating
Technical Session II – Efficiency, Lubrication, Noise and Vibration
Technical Session III – Materials and Heat Treatment
Technical Session IV – Manufacturing, Inspection, and Quality Control
Technical Session V – Optimization, Gear Wear, and Failure
Engineering and Technology
Working out the actual return on investment that results from replacing humans with machines in manufacturing can be a complicated process.
Naylor Association Solutions
Today’s Motor Vehicles
A team of scientists from School of Engineering at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Institute of Automation and Control Processes, and Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far Eastern Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences developed a software module to automatically diagnose defects in sensors and electric drives in various kinds of robots. The system is able to compensate for the detected defects in real time.
Gear Solutions
Senvol President Zach Simkin has been elected to serve as chairman for SME’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) Community. SME’s AM Technical Community Advisors serve as the primary resource for guidance to SME and its members on AM technologies, including materials, processes, industrial base, and workforce. The primary responsibility of the SME AM Advisory Committee is to advise SME on initiatives, activities, policy and strategy related to AM.
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
AGMA, NFPA, and ASM are excited to announce the first Young Professionals Networking Reception at MPT Expo for all those business professionals 35 and under to attend. The evening will be a great opportunity for networking and industry discussion while enjoying food, drinks, and entertainment. Make sure you sign up with your show registration.
The German electric-conversion specialist Framo will present its first fully-electric semitrailer tractor with 400 kW power at the NUFAM commercial vehicle trade air in Germany at the end of September. Framo is also currently working on the market launch of the 3.0 battery generation with significantly increased energy density.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Industrial Machinery Digest
Manufacturing is continuously changing, and manufacturers need to stay ahead of the curve to be successful. To ensure they do, United Grinding North America has launched a new blog to provide a convenient one-stop source for United Grinding North America’s wide range of knowledge, experience and expertise.
The AI revolution has arrived. And although the technology is still in its infancy, it promises to radically transform the global economy. A recent Forbes article argued that artificial intelligence will create new opportunities for data scientists, researchers, analysts and other highly educated technical specialists even as the more easily-automated job functions of low skill workers “fall to the wayside.”
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
Power Transmission Engineering
U.S. Tsubaki Conveyor Operations Division and U.S. Tsubaki Automotive LLC, both divisions of U.S. Tsubaki Holdings Inc. and parent company Tsubakimoto Chain Company, will have its grand opening of its new facility in Portland, Tenn. The newly built factory is a 250,000 square foot air-conditioned manufacturing facility with 155 employees.
Every manufacturer needs to start taking a more data-driven approach to defining the initiatives and strategies that will keep their businesses growing despite economic uncertainty.
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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Amid the future-gazing about industry 4.0 and robots invading the factory floor, Nokia, NDT DoCoMo and factory specialist Omron have announced plans to check whether any of this stuff will actually work. The three companies said they will conduct a trial to establish the feasibility of the layout-free production line, using autonomous mobile robots.
ABB has started construction of a new robotics factory in Shanghai, China, shrugging off concerns about a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy,
Forest City Gear Company
Spot Light Metal
Weight is a critical aspect of space applications. Additive manufacturing processes can help to reduce the weight of almost any type of complex structure. In the Design 4AM project, ESA has now commissioned Siemens and Sonaca to develop designs for space travel with 3D metal printing.
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.
Thursday, October 17 | 7:00 am – 8:00 am
AGMA, NFPA, and ASM are pleased to invite all women at MPT Expo to a networking breakfast and conversation with industry executives. This breakfast will allow women in all sectors of manufacturing and power transmission to share thoughts and ideas about industry innovation. Hear our guest speaker share her experience and leave with ideas a fun giveaway!
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The Drive
The auto industry is no stranger to change with manufacturers often finding themselves needing to rapidly adapt to the ever-changing industry trends and advancements in automotive technology. Mercedes-AMG recenlty announced that it will soon make one of their biggest changes in modern times, and begin the development of purely electric vehicles.


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