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McInnes Rolled Rings
More than 140 apprentices are currently in the Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association’s apprenticeship program across 36 manufacturing companies. This article highlights some who are working at Dial Machine in Rockford, Ill. 
The NFPA and AGMA have partnered to co-locate the AGMA Marketing & Forecasting Conference with the 2019 NFPA Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) to bring each organization’s members more of the economic analysis and data they need to be successful.
Liebherr press release
Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH, whose range of products covers gear technology and the area of automation systems, purchases all the shares of Wenzel GearTec GmbH, a manufacturer of gear measuring machines. Since 2004 Wenzel GearTec GmbH, with its registered office in Karlsruhe, Germany, has been focusing on the special area of gear measuring technology and is very successful on the market worldwide with innovative products.
First Gear Engineering & Technology
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Gear Solutions
Gears machined from forged billet and as-received bar develop tensile residual stress in the core of the gear following full heat treatment.
Supply chain automation as a strategy to keep up with consumer demand and reduce costs is no new concept. What is new, however, is the accessibility of the latest generation of robotics and automation solutions. 
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New orders for U.S. made capital goods fell more than expected in April, further evidence that the economy was slowing after a growth spurt in the first quarter that was driven by exports and a buildup of inventories.
The field of carbon fiber 3D printing is developing at a slow pace. Just a few companies and research endeavors pursuing robust carbon fiber 3D printing technologies and even fewer have actually come to market. 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Modern Machine Shop
Thyssenkrupp Bilstein’s North American operations is finding out. The shock absorber manufacturer has eight cobots and counting in its Ohio production facility, plus two autonomous vehicles. Here are scenes from its shop where the picture of automation is changing.
Learn how to design and apply bevel gear 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.
Piselli Enterprises, Inc.
Precision Plus, Inc.
Gear Technology
Gear honing is a highly productive process for the production of small and medium sized gears, and is used mainly in the serial production of the automotive industry. The low robustness of the process is a particular challenge in gear honing. The consequences range from an inadequate gear quality to an early breakage of the honing tool.
The RAPID+TCT additive manufacturing show in Detroit promises to demonstrate the latest and greatest in how 3D printing is poised to surge into full-scale manufacturing and challenge legacy technologies.
The New York Times
Fiat Chrysler is planning to propose a merger with the French carmaker Renault, according to people involved in the negotiations, in a transaction that could reshape the global automobile industry.
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
3D Printing Industry
A new facility in Karben, Germany, has been opened by automotive manufacturing company Continental AG. Continental is known for manufacturing automotive components ranging from brake systems, interiors and tires. The new center will enable, “the high-precision and efficient production of small quantities of components for internal and external customers.”
Machine Design
Companies are using 3D printing in novel ways to increase and improve production.
Forest City Gear Company
Manufacturing Global
Swedish engineering group Sandvik has revealed its creation of a 3D-printed diamond composite, opening up a range of new possibilities for the material.
Today’s Motor Vehicles
Ford is teaming up with Agility Robotics to explore a brand-new frontier in the world of autonomy—and a new way of thinking about how deliveries are made. The goal is to make sure self-driving vehicles are uniquely outfitted to accomplish something that’s proven surprisingly difficult to do: Carry out that final step of getting deliveries from the car to your door.
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.
Harvard Business Review
With recent headlines about dubious ethical choices that businesses have made in pursuit of profits, it’s not hard to imagine the pressures that influence business choices. Temptations to cut corners are very real for every business, especially companies trying to live up to Wall Street analysts’ expectations. 
U.S. Research Laboratory
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew a fleet of 30 miniature autonomous blimps in unison to test the swarming behavior of autonomous systems. The blimps responded to each other while in flight and responded to changing conditions. 
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