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McInnes Rolled Rings
Two years ago, Ethan Escowitz was tinkering with new technology in his Berkley, Calif., garage that might enable carbon fiber composites to replace metals more easily in mass manufacturing.
America Makes
America Makes has announced five awardees of its Directed Project Opportunity for Advanced Tools for Rapid Qualification (ATRQ) funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Office (OSD/MIBP) through the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The ATRQ Directed Project Opportunity seeks to promote and accelerate the development and deployment of innovative, cost effective and energy-efficient AM technologies with the objective of meeting defense and/or commercial needs.
Machine Metrics will be in the AGMA Emerging Technology Pavilion at our trade show this October, this June 13th webinar may be of interest to AGMA members: Fastenal Manufacturing has grown from a small job shop to an 8 plant operation. This growth has made it increasingly necessary to embrace data-driven strategy. To accomplish this, they partnered with an AWS Partner MachineMetrics, an IIoT machine monitoring and predictive analytics platform, to gain greater visibility into its own production and embark on their digital manufacturing transformation.
First Gear Engineering & Technology
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Engineer LIVE
Commonly recognized for its bulging eyes and triangular head, the praying mantis is often portrayed as a motionless predatory insect. Here, Graham Mackrell, managing director of gear manufactuer Harmonic Drive UK, explains how the insect is inspiring design engineers when creating the next generation of robots.
Explore gear failure analysis in this hands‐on seminar where students not only see slides of failed gears but can hold and examine those same field samples close up. Experience the use of microscope and take your own contact pattern from field samples.  
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Railway Gazette
Wabtec has purchased an H2 binder jet printer from GE Additive that is to be used to 3D print components for the group’s locomotive, transit, engine and mining products.
This week, Xometry, an intermediary for quick turnaround parts, raised $50M from Dell, BMW and GE, among others. It’s a leader in the emerging field of Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS). Other providers also raised capital in the last two months include 3D Hubs (18M) and Fictiv ($33M). It’s clear; the sector is hotter than ever.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
WRAL Tech Wire
E-N-G Mobile Systems, a California-based company, will build a manufacturing facility and create 60 jobs at a new facility in Fayetteville, N.C.. E-N-G builds specialized vehicles, including ones designed for electronic news gathering as well as mobile labs, incident command and control, and utility services. The company will invest $2.3 million in the facility, which will be its first on the East Coast.
3D Printing Industry
Siemens, Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, has introduced Sinumerik ONE, a digital native CNC controller with software to create a digital twin. This enables machine manufacturers to create complete virtualization of their development and machine processes.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
Industry Week
In about a year, Volkswagen AG may catch up to Tesla Inc.’s capacity to make electric cars. The world’s biggest automaker said it is building two plants in China to produce a total of 600,000 vehicles on a dedicated battery-car platform, dubbed MEB. 
Automation World
Even more than the technology itself, a teir-one automotive supplier found how important it was to have a responsive automation supplier when trying to build a new plant in Indiana — and reduce machine control costs by 25%.
Hitachi Automotive Systems America, a major supplier of powertrain and steering components for global automakers, plans a $100 million expansion of its factory in Walton County, Ga.
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.
Download the Case Study
The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.
Learn how to design and apply bevel gears systems from the initial concept through manufacturing and quality control and on to assembly, installation and maintenance. Engage in a practical hands-on guide to the bevel gear design, manufacture, quality control, assembly, installation rating, lubrication and, most especially, application.
Forest City Gear Company
3D Printing Industry
Multiaward winning 3D printer provider Markforged has launched a new AI technology. Named Blacksmith, this cloud platform from the Massachusetts-based engineering firm goes beyond the company’s typical remit into a solution promising to improve the dependability of all manufacturing technologies.
Robots and Automation News
Sepro Group, a provider of robotics and industrial automation for the plastics industry, and Universal Robots, a maker of collaborative robots, have signed a partnership agreement enabling Sepro to offer its Vision Control System with UR cobots.
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.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Ford Motor Co. plans to eliminate about 7,000 salaried jobs — about 10% of its global white-collar workforce — as pressures mount on automakers to keep pace with massive technological shifts amid signs global car demand has peaked.
5G technology has arrived. While promises of a more connected world and smart infrastructure are a few years off, carriers are beginning to take the first steps to implement this game-changing wireless system, with speeds almost 100 times faster than 4G. 
Naylor Association Solutions
Engineer live
MIT and Blue Origin have signed a memorandum outlining plans to pursue mutual interests in space exploration. MIT will develop one or more payload experiments to be launched aboard Blue Origin’s Blue Moon, a flexible lander delivering a variety of small, medium and large payloads to the lunar surface.
New Atlas
The U.S. Air Force’s next rescue helicopter took to the skies for the first time on Friday, completing a 1.2 hour flight at the company’s facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. Based on the venerable UH-60M Black Hawk, the Skiorsky HH-60W combat rescue helicopter will replace the HH-60G, which entered service in 1982.


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