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McInnes Rolled Rings
Manufacturing Business Technology
In order to ensure that information is secured, manufacturing organizations must implement measures that eliminate any and all threats to the business. To effectively do so, all businesses must administer preventative measures such as continuous monitoring on their core business data, applications and systems.

Visit http://www.mbtmag.com/articles/2015/02/why-manufacturers-need-do-their-duty-protect-core-applications to view the full article online.

 
California Economic Summit
Careers involving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are growing at a rate of 17 percent compared to almost 10 percent for non-STEM careers, according to the U.S Department of Commerce. But, there is a segment of the population being left out of the STEM boom – women.

Visit http://www.caeconomy.org/reporting/entry/stem-equity-tours-show-young-women-a-future-in-manufacturing to view the full article online.

 
Students learn the fundamentals of gear manufacturing in this classroom and hands-on course. In the classroom this course offers training in gearing and nomenclature, principles of inspection, gear manufacturing methods, and hobbing and shaping. In the hands-on gear lab, using manual machines, students can see the interaction between the cutting tool and the workpiece. They understand the process and the physics of making a gear and can apply this knowledge in working with CNC equipment commonly in use.

Visit https://www.agma.org/events-training/detail/2015-basic-training-for-gear-manufacturing-april to view the full article online.

 
Machine Tool Builders
United Tool Supply
Gleason Corporation
DixiTech CNC
SIPCO
The Economist
America has some of the world’s most impressive manufacturing facilities. But talk of a "renaissance" is certainly overblown. Growth is being driven by a small number of industries, which are hiring few new workers. And even high-tech operations, at which America should excel, are struggling.

Visit http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21645198-talk-renaissance-american-manufacturing-overblown-not-quite-what-it-seems to view the full article online.

 
Manufacturing.net
ExxonMobil will host more than 2,000 students at "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" events throughout the next several months as part of a continued effort to bolster the number of women in the industry.

Visit http://www.manufacturing.net/news/2015/02/energy-manufacturing-companies-look-to-women-to-address-skills-gap to view the full article online.

 
Charlotte Business Journal
Exporting goods made in the United States may be the saving grace for U.S. manufacturers, says Jay Williams, the country's assistant secretary of commerce for economic development.

Visit http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/outside_the_loop/2015/02/u-s-must-fix-trade-rules-to-help-manufacturing.html?page=all to view the full article online.

 
SCOT FORGE
ChicagoInno
The DMDII, established to drive economic growth and improve the country's global competitiveness in the manufacturing space, will also help cement Chicago as the world's center for the digital manufacturing revolution.

Visit http://chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2015/02/28/digital-manufacturing-a-look-at-the-dmdiis-first-year/ to view the full article online.

 
Brookings
Faced with stagnating wages for most Americans, business, civic, and political leaders across the United States are rediscovering manufacturing as a source of good jobs and lasting economic growth.

Visit http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2015/02/26-germany-skills-innovation-manufacturing-parilla-trujillo-berube to view the full article online.

 
MiBiz
Of the companies receiving performance-based grants or loans under the Michigan Business Development Program since it was launched in December 2011, 60 percent have been involved in a form of manufacturing, said Josh Hundt, director of development finance for the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC).

Visit http://mibiz.com/item/22254-as-policies-shift,-state-incentives-continue-to-favor-manufacturers to view the full article online.

 
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Gizmodo
Titanium is often used where low weight and high strength are required and money is no object — because it's extremely costly to produce. Now, a new manufacturing technique could reduce the expense, and make the material as useful for cars as it is for fighter jets.

Visit http://gizmodo.com/a-new-manufacturing-technique-could-finally-make-titani-1688151340 to view the full article online.

 
Manufacturing Global
Amazon has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new delivery system that allows it to manufacture customers' orders using 3D printing technology while the orders are on their way to the customers' doorstep.

Visit http://www.manufacturingglobal.com/technology/392/Amazon-files-patent-for-mobile-manufacturing-changes-face-of-online-shopping to view the full article online.

 
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
Manufacturing.net
By following several localization best practices, manufacturers can implement a well-paced translation project that ensures important engineering, product or instructional content is accurately localized for international markets.

Visit http://www.manufacturing.net/articles/2015/02/you-dont-have-to-trade-accuracy-for-speed-in-a-manufacturing-translation-project to view the full article online.

 
Industry Week
Reducing the current ozone standard of 75 parts per billion to 65 ppb could carry a compliance price tag of $1.1 trillion, the National Association of Manufacturers has charged in an updated analysis of the proposed EPA rule.

Visit http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/nam-manufacturing-resurgence-risk-proposed-ozone-rule to view the full article online.

 
Hilco Industrial
Smart Data Collective
Good data is the driving force behind successful marketing. Data can be analyzed to determine what your customers are looking for, what will drive them to purchase, and to establish a best prospect profile.

Visit http://smartdatacollective.com/lbedgood/302166/5-step-approach-managing-your-manufacturing-marketing-data to view the full article online.

 
Wall Street Journal
A key measure of China’s manufacturing output edged up slightly in February but remained in negative territory amid continued weakness in the world’s second-largest economy.

Visit http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-official-manufacturing-pmi-edges-up-in-february-1425173509 to view the full article online.

 
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc.
The Guardian
Britain’s manufacturers have had a good start to the year, with export orders back in positive territory and some firms reporting a pick-up in demand from European customers.

Visit http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/mar/02/british-manufacturing-will-continue-2015-industry-survey to view the full article online.

 
Leader-Telegram
Nate Dodge and Nick Decheine amazed everyone, including themselves, at the robot maze races at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Manufacturing Show last year.

Visit http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/daily_updates/article_a60391f6-be92-11e4-9b9f-33ee7c9e28f3.html to view the full article online.

 
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
IndyStar
Cummins Inc. used to frame the few patents it received each year and hang them in a hallway at its tech center here. Growing inventiveness has put a stop to that.

Visit http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2015/02/22/cummins-industrial-powerhouse-high-tech-leader/23837319 to view the full article online.

 
Modern Machine Shop
When a new machining technology is introduced, are you hesitant or eager to learn more? However you tend to react, we’re here to report our real-world experiences so that you can make an informed decision.

Visit http://www.mmsonline.com/columns/new-technology-avoid-or-embrace to view the full article online.

 
Hunting Dearborn, Inc.
Wall Street Journal
U.S. manufacturers stumbled in February, hurt by a mix of weakness in overseas economies and a West Coast ports slowdown.

Visit http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-manufacturing-slows-further-in-februaryism-1425309669 to view the full article online.

 
Forbes
While cheap natural gas and oil is drawing petrochemical companies back to the United States, companies that produce consumer goods are unlikely to follow because of high labor costs, a partner with the strategy and management consulting firm AT Kearney said.

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2015/03/01/u-s-fracking-boom-wont-bring-manufacturing-home-at-kearney/ to view the full article online.

 
Star SU LLC.
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
 
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