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16th May 2017

Survey: Manufacturing critical to American way of life; needs more investment

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The vast majority of surveyed Americans believe manufacturing plays a vital role in safeguarding U.S. economic prosperity and maintaining their quality of life, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Perceptions Survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. The study found more than three-quarters (76 percent) of Americans surveyed believe the U.S. should invest further in the manufacturing industry.

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16th May 2017

The ins, outs, ups and downs of modern manufacturing

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Maryland regulators on Thursday approved plans for the nation's first large-scale offshore wind projects, saying the decision will position the state to be a leader in the developing industry. The Maryland Public Service Commission awarded renewable energy credits for two projects off Maryland's Eastern Shore near Ocean City. The PSC says the decision allows US Wind of Baltimore and Skipjack Offshore Energy, a subsidiary of Deepwater Wind, to build a total of 368 megawatts of capacity.

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Industry News
16th May 2017

Manufacturing hiring surges, but skills gap sows vacancies

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More manufacturing outfits brought on new workers in March than at any point since the front end of the Great Recession in early 2008, according to a report published Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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16th May 2017

World steel production to flatline for two decades

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World Steel Association data showed a 5.7 percent jump in global steel output in the first quarter of 2017 to 410.5 million tonnes with robust growth across all regions. The 50-year old industry body estimates that steel production in China, which is responsible for just shy of half the global total rose 4.6 percent year on year, but was fairly flat on a month-on-month basis.

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16th May 2017

Steel’s soaring profit not good enough as China worries grow

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The global recovery in steel demand is making an often-beleaguered industry profitable again, but investors are still not convinced. The world’s largest producer, ArcelorMittal, posted its biggest quarterly profit in almost five years on Friday and earnings increased at Thyssenkrupp AG. Yet both shares sank as ArcelorMittal tempered its outlook for the second quarter and said Chinese exports remain a concern, while Thyssenkrupp predicted negative free cash flow.

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Industry News
16th May 2017

Americans believe manufacturing industry critical to country’s prosperity

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A high percentage of Americans want their government to invest further in the manufacturing sector. A new survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute reported that quarters (76%) of Americans surveyed believe the U.S. should invest further in the manufacturing industry.

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Industry News
16th May 2017

U.S. cutting tool 2017 YTD consumption up 5.9 percent in March

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March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $200.05 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 14.3 percent from February’s $174.98 million and up 8.4 percent compared to the total of $184.57 million reported for March 2016. With a year-to-date total of $548.08 million, 2017 is up 5.9 percent compared to 2016.

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Industry News
16th May 2017

To build or not to build? West Michigan manufacturers react to limited inventory of industrial facil

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This article discusses the shortage on industrial buildings in West Michigan and companies are left to decide if retrofitting currently owned buildings is a better choice.

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Industry News
16th May 2017

Industrial design is key to growth of manufacturing sector

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Another example of the arts positively impacting business is the growing recognition among manufacturers of the value of industrial design and design thinking. To advance design as an asset for improving manufactured products and processes, the National Endowment for the Arts has published Industrial Design: A Competitive Edge for U.S. Manufacturing Success in the Global Economy. 

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16th May 2017

U.S. industrial production likely to have picked up modestly in April, says Wells Fargo

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U.S. industrial production expanded in March, recording the second largest rise in over a year. But the growth was nearly entirely driven by a sharp rise in utilities output that reflected the return of more normal temperatures in March. Looking past the headline, manufacturing production dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year, breaking a six-month string of growth.

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Press Release
9th May 2017

NORTH AMERICAN GEAR MARKET POISED FOR GROWTH IN 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jenny Blackford, VP, Marketing

blackford@agma.org

703-684-0211

 

NORTH AMERICAN GEAR MARKET POISED FOR GROWTH IN 2017

Nine of Eleven Markets AGMA Tracks Show Positive Signs

Alexandria, VA – May 8, 2017 – Total United States demand for gears will grow 6.4%, to $40 billion in sales, factoring in domestic consumption, exports and imports.  The growth marks the first time in the past three years that the United States market is forecasting growth.  In 2014, 2015 and 2016 the U.S. market receded by -5.2%, -8.8% and -16.6%, respectively.  The forecast was shared at AGMA’s Spring Marketing and Forecast meeting held in Rosemont, IL, and was compiled by AGMA’s research partner, IHS Markit.

“It has been a challenging three-year period for AGMA members domestically with our members working as hard as ever to mitigate the impact of this decline,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of AGMA.  “This report is a welcomed sign that the market is ready to recover, with just about every major market that AGMA tracks poised for growth, meaning that all AGMA members should benefit from the recovery.”

As part of its report, AGMA tracks eleven major markets into which its members sell.  The following chart is ranked in order of fastest growing for 2017:

Oilfield Equipment                     17.7% 
Mining Equipment                     11.5% 
Industrial Machinery                  11.4% 
Power Equipment                      11.0% 
Material Handling Equipment    10.4%  
Machine & Other Tools               9.1% 
Shipbuilding                                6.6% 
Construction Machinery              6.3%
Aerospace                                  5.7% 
Farm Machinery                        -2.0% 
Railroad Equipment                 -21.9% 

"While the forecast is a positive sign, members are still climbing out of one of the most challenging periods in our 100+ year history,” adds Croson.  “Growth and optimism is needed, but this will continue to be an economic period that will challenge even the very best leaders as they try and determine where to put their resources to ensure consistent growth.  AGMA is a platform for industry to come together, understand where markets are heading, and leverage our programs to ensure we have the tools to move forward together.”

AGMA’s new strategic plan includes a focus on developing awareness of emerging technologies that are poised to impact the industry.  The plan includes a strong emphasis on educating, including developing new courses on new materials that design engineers can leverage to innovate their product line.  AGMA also focuses on global growth, and will support members’ efforts to export, or grow domestically.  Finally, AGMA has an emphasis on partnering with other parts of the supply chain, including bearings, couplings and motors, since many customers are now asking for a systems approach to the solutions they need.

“AGMA is changing, and making decisions that will ensure it remains relevant to its members for the next 100 years by emphasizing programs that support members’ innovation efforts,” reports Croson.  “We are putting together programs and services that keep you aware of disruptive technologies, educate your design engineers on best practices, provide necessary business leads, and support your efforts to make connections on a domestic and global level.  Now is a good time to be an AGMA member as we consider new ways to think about our market, our companies and our association, so we all can benefit from the recovering market, and ensure a healthy, long term focus.”

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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Industry News
9th May 2017

Want a manufacturing job? Try a coastal city

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The heart of American manufacturing is in the Midwest, but that doesn’t mean it's the best place to find manufacturing jobs today. Professional networking site LinkedIn released a workforce report this week showing a more severe manufacturing skills gap in coastal cities relative to middle American metro areas.  

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Industry News
9th May 2017

Report: Autos are Indiana’s 2nd largest manufacturing sector

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Indiana’s automotive manufacturing sector is a $15.8 billion industry, employing more than 100,000 Hoosiers. It represents the state’s second largest manufacturing sector (behind chemical products) and automotive jobs have grown 40 percent since 2009, according to a 2016 report from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the Indiana Automotive Council.

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Industry News
9th May 2017

American manufacturing is having a moment

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Job gains are up so far this year after being down last year. The latest industry figures released Monday show factory owners are feeling good. The ISM manufacturing index — a key measure of the industry's health — showed manufacturing grew for the eighth straight month. The index hit 54.8% in April. Any reading above 50% means the sector grew and anything below that mark means it shrunk.

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Industry News
9th May 2017

Machine tool orders advance in March

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Machine tool orders increased in March as some companies completed their fiscal year, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (McLean, VA) said in a monthly report. Orders for the month totaled $407.53 million, a 35 percent jump from an adjusted $302.27 million in February. March orders also rose 3.3% from $394.54 million in March 2017.

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Industry News
9th May 2017

Monday Economic Report - May 8, 2017

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Manufacturers added 6,000 workers in April, marking the fifth straight month of job gains in the sector. The manufacturing sector has hired 14,200 additional workers on net over the past five months, a notable difference from the more cautious approach to hiring seen before that. Indeed, manufacturing lost 16,000 workers in 2016 as a whole, its first negative year since the Great Recession. The good news is that business leaders are more upbeat in their economic outlook so far in 2017, with demand and production expanding modestly once again. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell from 4.5 percent in March to 4.4 percent in April, the lowest level since May 2007. In addition, nonfarm payrolls rose by 211,000 in April, higher than the consensus estimate of around 180,000 and a relatively strong rebound after just 79,000 nonfarm workers hired in March. 

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Press Release
8th May 2017

North American Gear Market Poised for Growth in 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jenny Blackford, VP Communication

blackford@agma.org

703-684-0211

 

NORTH AMERICAN GEAR MARKET POISED FOR GROWTH IN 2017

Nine of Eleven Markets AGMA Tracks Show Positive Signs

Alexandria, VA – May 8, 2017 – Total United States demand for gears will grow 6.4%, to $40 billion in sales, factoring in domestic consumption, exports and imports.  The growth marks the first time in the past three years that the United States market is forecasting growth.  In 2014, 2015 and 2016 the U.S. market receded by -5.2%, -8.8% and 16.6%, respectively.  The forecast was shared at AGMA’s Spring Marketing and Forecast meeting held in Rosemont, IL, and was compiled by AGMA’s research partner, IHS Markit.

“It has been a challenging three-year period for AGMA members domestically with our members working as hard as ever to mitigate the impact of a combined -31% decline,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of AGMA.  “This report is a welcomed sign that the market is ready to recover, with just about every major market that AGMA tracks poised for growth, meaning that all AGMA members should benefit from the recovery.”

As part of its report, AGMA tracks eleven major markets into which its members sell.  The following chart is ranked in order of fastest growing for 2017:

Oilfield Equipment – 17.7%
Mining Equipment – 11.5%
Industrial Machinery – 11.4%
Power Equipment – 11%
Material Handling Equipment – 10.4%
Machine & Other Tools – 9.1%
Shipbuilding – 6.6%
Construction Machinery – 6.3%
Aerospace – 5.7%
Farm Machinery -- -2.0%
Railroad Equipment -- -21.9%

“While the forecast is a positive sign, members are still climbing out of one of the most challenging periods in our 100+ year history,” adds Croson.  “Growth and optimism is needed, but this will continue to be an economic period that will challenge even the very best leaders as they try and determine where to put their resources to ensure consistent growth.  AGMA is a platform for industry to come together, understand where markets are heading, and leverage our programs to ensure we have the tools to move forward together.”

AGMA’s new strategic plan includes a focus on developing awareness of emerging technologies that are poised to impact the industry.  The plan includes a strong emphasis on educating, including developing new courses on new materials that design engineers can leverage to innovate their product line.  AGMA also focuses on global growth, and will support members’ efforts to export, or grow domestically.  Finally, AGMA has an emphasis on partnering with other parts of the supply chain, including bearings, couplings and motors, since many customers are now asking for a systems approach to the solutions they need.

“AGMA is changing, and making decisions that will ensure it remains relevant to its members for the next 100 years by emphasizing programs that support members’ innovation efforts,” reports Croson.  “We are putting together programs and services that keep you aware of disruptive technologies, educate your design engineers on best practices, provide necessary business leads, and support your efforts to make connections on a domestic and global level.  Now is a good time to be an AGMA member as we consider new ways to think about our market, our companies and our association, so we all can benefit from the recovering market, and ensure a healthy, long term focus.”

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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Member News
2nd May 2017

John Deere Extends In-Base JDLink™ From Three to Five Years on Construction and Forestry Machines

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In an effort to better meet the needs of today’s customer and the evolving job site, John Deere is extending its JDLink™ in-base subscription service from three to five years on construction and forestry machines. The update is a result of increased customer interest in technology and the integration of 4G hardware in John Deere equipment. The extension also allows the manufacturer to stay connected with machines beyond the warranty period and unlocks additional functionality and value for customers.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

KTR - Highly flexible flange couplings in new sizes

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KTR has extended the portfolio of highly torsionally flexible flange couplings of the BoWex-ELASTIC® HE line by two sizes. The new couplings are available in different Shore hardnesses and suitable for high-performance drives of up to 5,000 kW.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

New KISSsoft release 03/2017 is now available

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On 24th of April, the Industrial Fair in Hanover opens its doors. At the same time, the new version of KISSsoft 03/2017 will be released with a number of innovations that have been implemented. 

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Member News
2nd May 2017

KAPP NILES experiences growth

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Last year, C4E Technology GmbH was founded with home base in Coburg and a production site in Boulder, CO in the USA. The capabilities of this company comprise a wide scope of coating services, such as optimized carbon (DLC) coating, silicon carbide (SiC) and boron nitride (BN) coating. These coating methods guarantee unprecedented hardness, dramatically reduce coefficient friction, long-lasting protection against wear, corrosion and most aggressive chemicals, crucial for numerous applications in the automotive and oil & gas industry, as well as for textiles and medical equipment. These coating methods also offer an ideal alternative to chrome plating which has significant environmental impact. Carbon coating allows for a variety of surface requirements, especially necessary in the field of tribology. For further information, visit  www.c4etechnology.com. 

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Liebherr expands its portfolio of electric travel drives

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After presenting the first electric version of the eFAT 325 travel drive at Agritechnica 2015, Liebherr has further invested in the development of electric travel drives. The portfolio has therefore been expanded to include three further gearbox sizes in a series-production range of electric travel drives. The new range includes four different gearbox sizes: from eFAT325 to eFAT500. The special gearbox design enables even load distribution across the individual stages, thereby ensuring high power density. The convection-cooled, short-time submersible permanent magnet motor with IP67 protection achieves performance specs of 7.9kW to 50.8kW in one hour of continuous operation. The range as a whole is distinguished by high torque in a compact construction thanks to the permanent magnet technology. The latter enables tailor-made placement of the drivetrain in the cramped conditions of the machine. Which eFAT to choose depends on the maximum required traction force of the machine, ranging from 186kN to 559kN.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Metso welcomes PacWest Machinery to Distributor network in Pacific Northwest

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Metso continues to strengthen their North American distributor network with the recent addition of PacWest Machinery based in Seattle, Washington.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Meritor® 13X Single-Drive Axle Now Available to Fleets for International Truck’s Medium-Duty Applic

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Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that its 13X single-drive axle is available for specification by fleets purchasing medium-duty trucks from International Truck. It will become standard equipment on DuraStar models in July.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Mercury Marine’s new high-pressure die casting machine is now the largest in North America

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Fond du Lac, Wis. - Mercury Marine held an event today to officially announce the commissioning of the largest high-pressure die casting machine in North America. Since 2009, Mercury Marine has now invested more than $800 million in R&D and manufacturing expansion ...

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Member News
2nd May 2017

QuesTek’s Chief Executive Officer Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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Dr. Aziz Asphahani, President & Chief Executive Officer of QuesTek Innovations LLC, was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering: “for executive leadership in STEM education, integrated computer design of materials, and innovation and production of corrosion-resistant alloys.” He will be honored at a formal induction into the Academy in October, hosted by the President and Council in Washington D.C.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Rolls-Royce wins $300m order from Lion Group

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Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

REM Surface Engineering announces new executive leadership

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REM Surface Engineering has announced the appointment of Justin Michaud as CEO. He assumed responsibilities on January 1, 2017 and will succeed Mark Michaud, who stepped down into a reduced role as a Technical Fellow supporting Research and Sales. Justin Michaud has been part of the REM Surface Engineering team since 2006, serving in the role of Corporate Special Projects Manager before being promoted to Director of Operations in 2009 and serving as Vice President since 2012. During that time he was responsible for managing key projects in the organization with a focus on continual improvement, process optimization across multiple departments, and oversight of Operations & Sales. Justin Michaud holds a bachelor of Business Administration & Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Interview with Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America VP of Business Development

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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), part of Sumitomo Drive Technologies, announced Sara Zimmerman as the corporation's Vice President of Business Development, effective January 1, 2017. Mrs. Zimmerman previously served as the Director of Business Development. In the position of Vice President of Business Development, Mrs. Zimmerman provides leadership, guidance, and direction to the marketing, engineering, product, business development and corporate industry managers. She works closely with Sumitomo Power and Transmission divisions to ensure customer satisfaction, revenue and profit goals are met.
We asked Sara about her journey to Vice President, her vision for the corporation, and who she is inside and outside of work.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Valmet and Solar Turbines Incorporated establish cooperation agreement to share expertise and experi

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Valmet and Solar Turbines Incorporated (a Caterpillar company) have agreed to cooperate with a view to further develop integrated gas turbine cogeneration systems for the tissue industry. The target of the joint development of the energy optimizing systems is to contribute to the reduction of tissue mills’ production costs and improve the energy efficiency of the production process. 

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Member News
2nd May 2017

SEW-EURODRIVE showcases X series hoist drives

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SEW-EURODRIVE is exhibiting special hoist drives based on the tried-and-tested series X industrial gear units and intended specifically for process and port cranes.

The new drive designs are ideal for hoisting applications. Finely stepped in eleven sizes, the drive solution benefits from larger center distances. The hoist drives are available in an application-specific, weight-optimized cast housing.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Sandvik Materials Technology wins large order for the Leviathan gas field

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Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading developer and producer of advanced stainless steels and other high-performance materials, has secured the contract to be the sole provider of stainless steel umbilical tubes for the Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel. The order was booked in the first quarter and the value is about 400 million SEK with deliveries scheduled for 2017.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

(Sandvik) Smart Powder solutions help reduce marine emissions

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Independence and flexibility, both hallmarks of a strong project team, were on full display when Sandvik and MAN Diesel & Turbo collaborated to develop a solution that reduces emissions from large cargo vessels.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Triumph Product Support and VAS Aero Services Collaborate on PW4168 Nacelles

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Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) is proud to join forces with VAS Aero Services, LLC to provide airline operators with PW4168 nacelles for the A330. The comprehensive supply program will be supported out of Triumph’s Hot Springs, Arkansas, or Chonburi, Thailand, facility.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

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With new, larger 116 meter and 120 meter rotors, the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW offer industry-leading levelised cost of energy at park level in medium, low, and ultra-low wind conditions globally, though particularly well-suited for the U.S., India and China.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Vestas receives two orders for 110 MW in China

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The firm and unconditional orders each comprise 55 MW of 2 MW platform turbines.

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Member News
2nd May 2017

Collaborating on the future of flight: Virginia Tech and UTC Aerospace Systems announce agreements

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Virginia Tech and UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) today announced a comprehensive research and education agreement that will focus on two areas of vital interest to UTAS and the aerospace industry: secure aircraft wireless networking and power electronics. UTAS will invest $1 million over  five years to help fund a master research agreement, as well as student scholarships, capstone projects and competitions in these areas. UTAS is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

How the Internet of Things in buildings, manufacturing and agriculture will differ from each other

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Early in the internet of things (IOT) adoption cycle, it's often assumed the technologies will permeate industries in roughly the same way. But there will be differences across major sectors of the economy — and it's helpful to understand how those differences will influence IOT adoption.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Manufacturers increase use of Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving productivity increases: 72 percent of manufacturers saw increases in productivity and 69 percent saw improved profitability in the past year. According to The MPI Internet of Things Study, sponsored by BDO, half of plant production and equipment processes are already being managed via the IoT, and that number is set to climb. Findings exclusive to BDO reveal, however, that many manufacturers are leaving cybersecurity and R&D financing out of their IoT strategies — if they’ve built a strategy at all.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Metals and mining industry – getting on the path to profitability with digital technologies

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While the lack of urgency is understandable, metal and mining companies need to carefully think about how long they can wait to implement digital technologies that can lead to significant efficiency, productivity, and safety gains, improving margins and easing debt.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

New organization pledges to return 1M manufacturing jobs to U.S.

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Return One Million Jobs (ROMJ) was created to raise $20 million to bring one million manufacturing jobs to the U.S. from offshore. The project will utilize global data analytics to help companies compare the total cost of supplying the U.S. market via manufacturing offshore vs. domestically.

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2nd May 2017

ABB, IBM partner to bring artificial intelligence to the plant floor

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A strategic collaboration between ABB and IBM combines the technology companies’ digital and artificial intelligence capabilities to take gathering and analyzing plant data to the next level.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Manufacturing continues strong growth in Midwest

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Manufacturing conditions in Minnesota and eight other Midwestern states showed the fifth consecutive month of gains — with solid reports on new orders and employment, according to a widely watched monthly economic survey.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Manufacturing sector grows slower than expected in April

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U.S. manufacturing grew slower than forecast in April as employers reported less hiring and a slower pace of incoming orders, according to the Institute for Supply Management. 

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Industrial metals bull market: Is there still an upside?

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Industrial metals have been on a tear since we called a bull market just about a year ago. However, we have recently witnessed some price weakness over the past couple of months.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

America’s manufacturing renaissance

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American manufacturing is in the midst of a renaissance. While the sector has been riding a wave of automation, increased efficiencies and changing macroeconomic forces, manufactures say the Trump administration could help fuel further growth with a reduction in regulations and new tax incentives.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Loeb’s third point adds Honeywell, urges aerospace spinoff

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Third Point, the investment firm founded by Dan Loeb, took a stake in Honeywell International Inc. and called for the industrial manufacturer to spin off its aerospace business.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Thermoset resins set to feature heavily in next-generation drive trains

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Thermoset resins continue to play an important role in metal replacement and lightweighting in motor vehicles. And Japanese firm Sumitomo Bakelite continues to push the application envelope through the development of new phenolic resin matrix-based materials targeting the auto sector.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Demand soars for environment-friendly electric motors

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A massive shift from the traditional motor to full electric alternatives has pushed demand for electric motors to an all-time high.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

The 3-D printer that could finally change manufacturing

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It’s less than two months before his company’s initial product launch, and CEO Ric Fulop is excitedly showing off rows of stripped-down 3-D printers, several bulky microwave furnaces, and assorted small metal objects on a table for display. Behind a closed door, a team of industrial designers sit around a shared work desk, each facing a large screen. The wall behind them is papered with various possible looks for the startup’s ambitious products: 3-D printers that can fabricate metal parts cheaply and quickly enough to make the technology practical for widespread use in product design and manufacturing.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Steel Price Forecast, April 2017: U.S. Steel to invest in plants

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According to a recent report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, U.S. Steel announced plans to spend more than $1 billion in upgrades to plants in Mon Valley and beyond.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Monday Economic Report - May 2, 2017

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The U.S. economy grew 0.7 percent at the annual rate in the first quarter, starting 2017 off on a soft start as expected. Weaker consumer and inventory spending in the first quarter could explain the lower figures, with government spending also serving as a drag on the headline number. We traditionally have a sluggish first quarter followed by a strong rebound in the second quarter, and in that context, this report is less discouraging than it might seem at face value.

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Industry News
2nd May 2017

Houghton International and Quaker Chemical to join forces

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Houghton International and Quaker Chemical Corporation are set to combine, creating a chemicals and metalworks powerhouse.

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Industry News
25th April 2017

Secret ‘Project Portal’ Toyota venture launches Hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty truck

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The "Project Portal" venture assigned to Toyota Motor Corp.’s North American research team was so hush-hush that even suppliers on the project were kept in the dark. Since September, a tiny cadre of specialists has toiled at a secret technical center in southeast Michigan and then at Toyota’s test track in the desert outside Phoenix to build and refine technology that could transform more than 100 years of trucking technology used to move goods globally.

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Industry News
25th April 2017

Vestas takes 2MW platform to next level

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Vestas is planning to install prototypes of the new V116-2.0MW and V120-2.0MW in late 2017 and early 2018 respectively, with the first deliveries following later in 2018. Vestas' current 2MW flagship, the V110-2.0MW has a competitive specific power rating of 210W/m2, but that has been comfortably surpassed by the new V116 and V120 models, according to 2MW product manager Mads Hovmøller Mortensen.

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Industry News
25th April 2017

Top five vendors in the 5-Axis CNC machining centers market from 2017 to 2021: Technavio

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Technavio has announced the top five vendors in their recent global 5-axis CNC machining centers market report. This research report also lists six other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.

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Industry News
25th April 2017

Coking coal price correction turns into crash

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The price of coking coal plunged again on Friday with the industry benchmark price tracked by the Steel Index dropping 9 percent, or $26.10 to $263.40 a tonne, as supply disruption following tropical storms in Australia begin to ease.

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Industry News
25th April 2017

How to succeed in the fourth industrial revolution in 2017

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The bottom line is a primary concern for many manufacturers. Not without reason; many associate the fourth industrial revolution with further expenditure — installment of new sensors to collect data, investment in data storage or perhaps in 3D printing equipment — rather than cost savings. Fortunately, the reality doesn’t always need not be this expensive. In fact, manufacturers are the ones most capable of achieving tangible value in a matter of months, with no capital investment, just simply by using machine learning for optimization.

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Industry News
25th April 2017

The electric car revolution now faces its biggest test

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If you took a spin down to the New York International Auto Show last week and saw the $37,500 Chevy Bolt (electric) parked next to the strikingly similar $17,000 Chevy Cruze (gasoline), you might wonder if it was worth the price difference. Edmunds, the car-research company, recently weighed in with a hard no of its own, warning that the elimination of a $7,500 U.S. tax credit is "likely to kill [the] U.S. EV market." Edmunds pinned its argument on what happened in Georgia, a state that became an unlikely leader in electric cars thanks to an extra $5,000 incentive. At one point, almost four percent of new cars being sold in Georgia were electric. 

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25th April 2017

One cost of increased globalization: More industrial accidents

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Industrial accidents can be devastating to the people and communities involved. In addition to the immediate loss of life, such accidents can leave a lasting mark. For example, residents and victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak incident in India still live with the environmental damage created by Union Carbide, and protest yearly to publicize their continuing efforts to obtain financial compensation for damages as well as justice for the remaining perpetrators. Scientists are still trying to determine the long-term effects of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Industry News
25th April 2017

SCADA in the data center

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Historically, Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems were not included in the scope of the charter for Information Technology (IT). Process engineering or the plant maintenance organization were normally tasked with the responsibility for the SCADA/HMI systems. In the many cases, a lone electrician was responsible for the entire system, including the workstation, the ICN and the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). In this era of SCADA/HMI the ICN was rarely interconnected with the IT enterprise network or the Internet. Remote access was typically done using phone modems connected directly to the SCADA host workstation.

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25th April 2017

Three reasons why manufacturing jobs are suited to millennials

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The manufacturing industry has a considerable employment hole to fill due to a looming skills gap. This is a daily fact we are coping with and are well aware of. One of the best ways to combat this issue is by putting more emphasis on what a great industry it is for young people to enter. Since the younger generation loves lists, here is a top three list of reasons to give millennials on why manufacturing is a great career choice.

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25th April 2017

Catching more wind: GE acquires world’s largest turbine blade maker

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In December, five massive wind turbines began harnessing breezes whipping off the coast of Rhode Island. Each as tall as the Statue of Liberty, the turbines use 600-foot-long blades made by the Danish company LM Wind Power attached to a 6-megawatt Haliade generator made by GE Renewable Energy in France. Two months before they came online, GE said it would acquire LM Wind Power for $1.65 billion. The deal was just completed.

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25th April 2017

Tulip announces the manufacturing app engine

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After more than two years in development, Tulip is coming out of stealth mode this week by unveiling manufacturing's first IoT-enabled App Engine at the world's largest industrial trade show, Hannover Messe 2017 in Germany. Tulip, a spinout from MIT, brings the power of Industrial IoT and advanced analytics to the front-line engineer through its shop-floor apps. This revolutionary self-service technology fills the gap between rigid back-end manufacturing IT systems and the dynamic operations taking place on the shop floor.

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25th April 2017

GE beefs up additive manufacturing, scouts for acquisitions

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General Electric is beefing up its additive manufacturing business with an investment of more than 100 million euros ($109 million) in Germany, and continues to be alert for acquisition opportunities, the company's head of the business said. The maker of jet engines, power plants and other industrial equipment, General Electric last year bought a majority in Swedish 3D printer maker Arcam and privately held German 3D printing firm Concept Laser at a total cost of about $1.3 billion.

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25th April 2017

Flash Japan Manufacturing PMI shows robust growth sustained

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Japan's manufacturing sector enjoyed one of the strongest improvements in business conditions seen over the past three years in April. The Nikkei Flash Japan Manufacturing PMI rose from 52.4 in March to 52.8 in April, its second-highest reading since March 2014.

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25th April 2017

New study outlines impact of women in manufacturing

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Last week, the Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte and APICS released a study, "Women in manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters." The study is the result of more than 600 survey responses from women professionals in the manufacturing industry, along with nearly 20 manufacturing executive interviews. The insights point to how companies can effectively recruit, retain and advance talented women in manufacturing, and illustrates ways that women in manufacturing are making an impact in the industry through programs like STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead.

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25th April 2017

Caterpillar names Deerfield, Illinois as new global headquarters

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Caterpillar Inc. has announced that its new global headquarters will be located in Deerfield, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb. The new headquarters building is minutes away from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, is centrally located near major interstates and offers direct access to the Chicago Metra.

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25th April 2017

Tesla’s Model 3 production plans said to include a risky manufacturing move

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Tesla’s making a bet on its production process for the Model 3 that defies accepted industry know-how — which is not at all an unusual strategy for the young carmaker. Basically all of Tesla’s success thus far has been due to its ability to defy accepted wisdom widely adopted by the industry, but with the Model 3 production line, the risk centers around skipping a step in the manufacturing process of a new vehicle that could lead to greater expense down the road.

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Member News
20th April 2017

FLSmidth signs cement grinding plant contract in Rwanda

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FLSmidth has signed a contract with Prime Cement Ltd for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a full-scope cement grinding plant with a capacity of 700,000 tonnes per year. The plant will be located in Musanze, Rwanda. The contract will become effective when FLSmidth receives a down-payment from the customer, which is expected to happen later in 2017.

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20th April 2017

Evonik’s Oil Additives Team Adds COPI Lab to Horsham, PA USA Technology and Business Center

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HORSHAM, PA USA – Evonik’s Oil Additives Team celebrated the opening of its new Crude Oil Paraffin Inhibitor (COPI) Laboratory with a brief ceremony and lunch for employees and invited guests on April 14. 

The addition of the COPI lab marks a significant expansion of Evonik’s Oil Additives business line into an industry in which many other Evonik businesses excel. “Oil Additives, with its many years of experience in paraffin wax control chemistry,” explains Evonik’s Oil Additives Specialties Business Director Aidan Rose, “brings a significant technology addition to the Evonik Oil & Gas Product Portfolio.” 

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18th April 2017

EDF Renewable Services Reports 10 Gigawatts Under Contract in North America

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EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) introduced TRUalytics 2.0 along with the expanded customer account management team at the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Summit hosted by EDF RS last week in San Antonio, Texas. Industry leaders, project owners, and operators of renewable facilities gathered for insightful discussions regarding future trends and strategies to maximize energy production, increase profitability and optimize availability.

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18th April 2017

Dontyne Systems becomes member of North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA)

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Dontyne Systems is very proud to become a member of North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA). This is a group of companies in the North East of England involved in the complete supply chain for the Automotive industry in the region.

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Member News
18th April 2017

DNV GL Receives APS’s Supplier of the Year Award

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DNV GL has been awarded Arizona Public Service Company (APS) 2017 Supplier of the Year Award for Customer Service in recognition of its work helping APS deliver the Solutions for Business energy efficiency program.

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18th April 2017

Damen: Two ASD Tugs 2411 for Saam Smit Towage to be built by Wilson Sons, Brasil

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Wilson Sons Limited announces to its shareholders that the shipyard subsidiary Wilson Sons Estaleiros Ltda, has signed a contract to construct two azimuth tugboats for Saam Smit Towage do Brasil S.A.

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18th April 2017

Allison TC 10® to be available in Kenworth and Peterbilt models this year

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Allison Transmission today announced its TC10® for Class 8 tractors will be available from PACCAR later this year in the Kenworth T680 and T880, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 models.

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Industry News
18th April 2017

Industrial IoT to exceed 53M connections worldwide in 2017

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A lot of people expect big things from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and ABI Research is attaching some numbers to the expectations, forecasting that industrial manufacturing applications will generate more than $138 million this year from cellular and satellite connectivity fees.

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18th April 2017

Advanced engine componentry enables efficiency improvements

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An engine is a sum of its components. It’s a symphony of systems working together to produce power as efficiently as possible. Each engine OEM has its own strategy for achieving as much efficiency as possible. From turbochargers to waterpumps, no component is overlooked.

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18th April 2017

Cutting Tool consumption rose again in February

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U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers consumed $174.98 million worth of cutting tools during February, indicating a steady rise in manufacturing activity. Cutting tool consumption is a reliable indicator of trends in U.S. manufacturing activity, according to the sponsors of the monthly Cutting Tool Market Report, "as it is a true measure of actual production levels."

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18th April 2017

Shaping the future of CAD

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Three big evolutions are shaping the future of computer-aided design software and influencing CAD users’ expectations — and enabling a highly personalized experience, seamless and expanded collaboration, and universal access to game-changing insights.

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18th April 2017

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

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Under a model known as distributed or on-demand manufacturing, MakeTime is meeting small businesses’ manufacturing needs in much the same way Uber meets the needs of passengers looking for rides.

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18th April 2017

Lockheed, Aerojet bet on 3D printing for manufacturing

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Major aerospace corporations such as Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne are developing greater 3-D printing capabilities as a way to speed production and lower costs.

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18th April 2017

Additive manufacturing and design master’s degrees to be offered in fall 2017

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The residential Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing (MSAMD) and online Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing (MEngAMD) are 30-credit degrees offered to graduate students to provide the analytical and practical skills required to digitally design, develop, analyze, numerically model, optimize, fabricate, and inspect new components and subassemblies using additive-manufacturing technologies. 

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18th April 2017

March manufacturing PMI: A declining business condition in the U.S.?

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The March final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) report indicates a softening environment in the US business condition. It stood at 53.3 in March 2017, compared to 54.2 in February 2017. However, it was slightly below the preliminary reading of 53.4.

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18th April 2017

Artificial Intelligence: making it work for industrial companies

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One of the most prominent trends currently taking the technology industry by storm is artificial intelligence (AI). As more products like Amazon Alexa and Google Home hit the consumer market, the general public continues to reap the benefits of AI. A more recent phenomenon, however, is that the concept of AI is beginning to be embraced in the B2B industry.

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18th April 2017

British scientists find sub-sea minerals treasure trove

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A British team of scientists has discovered an underwater deposit of diverse minerals in the Atlantic, about 500 km. off the Canary Islands, which contains vast amounts of tellurium, used in the making of solar panels, wind turbines and electronics.

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18th April 2017

Will autonomous driving kill the sports car?

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CEOs for Mazda and Porsche say no, as long as they stay kind of small.

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18th April 2017

Sibanye gets U.S. security nod to buy Stillwater Mines

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The U.S. cleared the sale of the country’s sole provider of platinum and palladium to a miner whose biggest investor is Chinese, providing the first indication that the Trump administration’s tough talk on China won’t necessarily translate into blocking Beijing-linked deals.

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18th April 2017

Boeing to dismiss hundreds of engineers amid sales slowdown

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Boeing Co. plans to lay off hundreds of engineers in Washington state and other locations — and may eliminate more jobs later this year as the planemaker contends with slowing aircraft sales.

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18th April 2017

Airplane maker ATR signs $536M, 20-aircraft deal with Iran

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European airplane manufacturer ATR said Thursday it sealed a $536-million sale with Iran Air for at least 20 aircraft, the latest aviation firm to strike a deal following Iran's nuclear accord with world powers.

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18th April 2017

Lithium-Ion battery inventor, at age 94, could make it obsolete

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Goodenough, age 94, and senior research fellow Maria Helena Braga developed a new battery that could make the current batteries powering smartphones and electric cars obsolete.

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18th April 2017

Monday Economic Report

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In preliminary figures, the consumer sentiment rebounded in April after pulling back somewhat in the prior two months. Confidence remained high and not far from January’s 13-year record. Indeed, the underlying figures suggest that Americans remain quite upbeat. That message is also being conveyed in the spending data, with retail sales up 5.2 percent over the past 12 months. With that said, retail spending edged slightly lower in March for the second straight month, down 0.2 percent. Softer automotive sales help to explain at least part of this weakness. Excluding motor vehicles and parts, retail sales held steady in March.

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18th April 2017

NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

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Americans appear to be more optimistic about growth in recent months, and manufacturers are no exception. New results from the NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook survey show manufacturers’ optimism rose to a new all-time high in the survey’s nearly 20-year history

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Member News
6th April 2017

Kapp Personnel Announcement

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KAPP Technologies Personnel Announcement

Michael Ruppert and Bill Miller receive promotions effective April 1, 2017 coinciding with the retirement of Jim Buschy March 31, 2017.

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Press Release
6th April 2017

AGMA Presents Distinguished Service Award at AGMA 2017 Annual Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact:     Jenny Blackford, VP, Marketing

April 6, 2017                                                                                         Blackford@agma.org

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AGMA PRESENTS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD AT AGMA 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

 

Alexandria, VA , April 6, 2017 – Dean Burrows, President of Gear Motions, Inc. and Chairman of the AGMA Board of Directors presented the Distinguished Service Award to Michael Goldstein at the AGMA Annual Meeting, April 1, in Palm Springs, California.

The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed only upon an individual who has advanced the state of the gear industry throughout their notable career, who has advanced the state of the gear industry through many years of dedicated work, and whose efforts and achievements have significantly benefited the gear industry and its end users.

The 2017 recipient is Michael Goldstein, of Goldstein Gear Machinery, publisher and editor-in-chief of both Gear Technology magazine, and Power Transmission Engineering magazine.

“Michael has been a longtime member and supporter of AGMA, but also importantly he has focused a great deal of energy in helping the gear industry through his publications.” Stated Dean.

Michael began his career in the gear industry in 1965 when he joined his father at Cadillac Machinery Company.  He started Gear Technology over 30 years ago, bringing a platform for the gear community when none existed previously. In recent years, this publication has also been preserved in digital form with the Gear Technology Library, featuring a searchable database of over 2,100 technical articles published over the life of the magazine. Michael started Power Transmission Engineering magazine in 2008.

In addition to his work with the gear industry, Michael has held leadership positions in the Machinery Dealers National Association and the European Association of Machine Tool Merchants where in 2003 he was honored as Fellow – only the second non-European to have been given that award.

 

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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5th April 2017

DuPont, Dow push back merger date

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DuPont and Dow have once again postponed their proposed $62 billion merger, saying they expect the deal to close in August. The chemical giants' merger has already been pushed back several times, as regulatory agencies in the U.S. and abroad scrutinize the deal. When DuPont and Dow announced the merger in December of 2015, they expected it to close in the first half of 2016. 

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5th April 2017

Three keys to financial success in the industrial internet of things

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is moving into high gear. You can tell, and this might sound counter-intuitive to some, because we are seeing meaningful value created with simple solutions. Caterpillar Marine "focused on small improvements" to turn small savings into big money across the many vehicles in its customers’ fleets.  Amey maintenance service teams in Hampshire, UK are using low cost sensors to monitor road surface temperatures to better predict and manage icy road conditions. 

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5th April 2017

Harnessing the power of the Industrial Internet of Things

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Industrial companies face a difficult call when deciding the best model for dealing with, analyzing and acting on the plethora of data in the Industrial Internet of Things.

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5th April 2017

GE invests $2 million in Alchemist Accelerator to back industrial IoT startups

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Alchemist Accelerator has raised $2 million from GE Digital to start a new program for industrial IoT startups. Stanford lecturer Timothy Chou, formerly President of Oracle On Demand, will chair Alchemist’s new IIoT accelerator along with GE Digital’s West Coast group.

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5th April 2017

PTC and OSIsoft team up for the industrial IoT

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The new collaboration will let the companies offer solutions — primarily to industrial clients in sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, and other utilities — that make use of OSIsoft’s real-time data analytics functionality in concert with the connectivity brought to industrial machinery facilitated by ThingWorx. Increased visibility into operational data generated by devices and machinery can be a key advantage for industrial companies, and IoT platforms continue to take steps to make realizing that visibility a simpler process.

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5th April 2017

German DAX cruises toward record high as manufacturing activity expands

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Stocks across Europe were modestly higher Monday, beginning a new quarter with a heavy week of data and updates including from the European Central Bank. The Stoxx Europe 600 index gained 0.2% to 381.68, with oil and gas, basic material and health care shares rising. But financial, consumer services and technology shares were in the red.

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5th April 2017

U.S. drillers add most oil rigs in a quarter since second quarter of 2011: Baker Hughes

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U.S. drillers added oil rigs for an 11th week in a row in the best quarter for boosting the rig count since the second quarter of 2011, as a ten-month recovery gathers pace with energy companies boosting spending on new production.

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5th April 2017

China manufacturing gauge climbs to highest in almost five years

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China’s official factory gauge climbed to the highest in almost five years, the latest evidence of increasing momentum in the world’s second-largest economy.

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5th April 2017

Small manufacturers: The ‘backbone’ of the community

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Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney will reportedly see defective engines eat into a substantial portion of its annual production target. Bloomberg reports that of Pratt's annual goal of 350 to 400 engines, more than 50 would be "spare engines" to replace those with "combustion-chamber and bearing distress."

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5th April 2017

Airbus engine supplier to make dozens of replacements after reports of defects

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Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney will reportedly see defective engines eat into a substantial portion of its annual production target. Bloomberg reports that of Pratt's annual goal of 350 to 400 engines, more than 50 would be "spare engines" to replace those with "combustion-chamber and bearing distress."

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5th April 2017

Mars (candy) plans $70 million reinvestment in U.S. manufacturing, new jobs

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Mars Chocolate North America is upping its investments in U.S. manufacturing and creating about 250 new jobs in the process, President Tracey Massey told CNBC last week. The company plans to reinvest $70 million in existing factories across the country. The move ensures that more than 95 percent of Mars' chocolate products for the U.S. are made here, according to the company's announcement.

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5th April 2017

The missing link between manufacturing data and profitability

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Business intelligence tools built on robust mathematics let corporate leaders see how small changes in any area of their operations flow to the P&L statement. Any area except manufacturing, that is.

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5th April 2017

Report: U.S. lags in production of high-tech factory equipment

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The U.S. trails Japan and Europe in producing the advanced technology increasingly needed by manufacturers around the world, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal cited numbers from the Commerce Department indicating a trade deficit of more than $4 billion between the advanced factory equipment industry in the U.S. and those of the global market leaders — Japan, the European Union and Switzerland — in 2016.

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5th April 2017

Small, mid-size manufacturers may lose consulting services in Donald Trump budget

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The President’s budget proposes to eliminate federal funds to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program that make up nearly half of the revenues for the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing Productivity, the umbrella organization of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Manufacturing Outreach Center at UW-Stout.

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5th April 2017

U.S. Upper Midwest factory activity at highest since 2014

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A measure of factory activity in the U.S. Upper Midwest rose in March to its strongest level in over two years, marking a fifth straight month of manufacturing growth in the region, a private survey released on Friday showed.

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5th April 2017

Why manufacturers are excited about the Trump agenda

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(Video) National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons discusses his meeting with President Trump, optimism about manufacturing, infrastructure investment and tax reform. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirlii.

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5th April 2017

Digital transformation in manufacturing

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The explosion in connected devices and platforms, abundance of data from field devices and rapidly changing technology landscape has made it imperative for companies to quickly adapt their products and services, and move from a physical world to a digital world.

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5th April 2017

Dollar firms as manufacturing data seen supporting Fed rate hikes

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The dollar firmed moderately against leading rivals Monday ahead of U.S. manufacturing data that’s expected to show little change from recent readings, but likely won’t sway the Federal Reserve from plans to raise interest rates again this year. Accordingly, the dollar’s moves were limited so far.

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5th April 2017

Manufacturing in U.S. keeps expanding at robust pace

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America’s factories continued to expand in March at a robust pace, demonstrating momentum in an industry that struggled for the better part of the last two years, Institute for Supply Management data showed Monday.

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Press Release
5th April 2017

AGMA’s Presents Chairman’s Award at AGMA 2017 Annual Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact: Jenny Blackford, VP, Marketing

April 5, 2017                                                                                    Blackford@agma.org

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DEAN BURROWS PRESENTS CHAIRMAN'S AWARD AT AGMA 2017 ANNUAL MEETING  

 

Alexandria, VA  — Dean Burrows, President of Gear Motions, Inc. and Chairman of the AGMA Board of Directors presented two Chairman’s Award of Excellence at the AGMA Annual Meeting, March 30 – April 1, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA. Recipients included Joe Arvin and Buzz Maiuri

The Chairman’s Award of Excellence is reserved for AGMA members who have contributed in a meaningful way to the promotion of the gear industry; have acted above and beyond the call of duty to support AGMA; and have advanced the goals of AGMA and the gear industry through work done on behalf of the association.

Joe Arvin, President of Arvin Global Solutions, received a Chairman’s award for his contributions to the gear industry through his long career. “Joe could be considered the father of the AGMA Gear Expo,” said Burrows as he presented the award. “Gear Expo held it first event in Chicago in 1987 with the help of Joe, and we all know what Expo has become since then.”

 

Thomas “Buzz” Maiuri, Senior Product Manager, The Gleason Works, received a Chairman’s award for his years of contributions to the AGMA Technical Committees and his four years as Chair of the AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee. “Through the years, Buzz has contributed his own work and research to the gear manufacturing industry. He has authored technical papers, including a 2008 FTM paper on hob tool life technology, articles, and webinars on various gear-related subjects. He has also participated in many gear seminars for AGMA and SME, speaking on various gear-related topics.” Said Dean. 

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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5th April 2017

AGMA Welcomes Four New Board Members

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact:Jenny Blackford, VP, Marketing

April 5, 2017                                                                                    Blackford@agma.org

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AGMA WELCOMES FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

 

Alexandria, VA  —

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors. These Directors will serve a three-year term (2017-2020), effective April 3, 2017.  The new Board Members were elected by AGMA Corporate Members in the first quarter of 2017, and announced during the AGMA Annual Meeting, held last week in Palm Springs, CA.   

“AGMA is a member driven organization and these industry leaders will join our dynamic board at an exciting time in its history,” noted Matthew E. Croson, President of AGMA.  “I look forward to working closely with them as we execute on our strategic plan and add value into the second century of AGMA’s history.”

The following industry leaders are now AGMA Board Members:

 

Michael Engesser, President, Reishauer USA
Michael Engesser began his professional career with Reishauer AG, Switzerland in 1989 as an Application Engineer in Thread Grinding. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland. 

In 1991 he moved to Reishauer USA as Product Manager for Thread Grinding Machines. He established Reishauer’s Hob Profile Grinding machines at Pfauter Maag Cutting Tools. In 2001 with the launch of Reishauer’s next generation of Gear Grinding machines he emerged leading key accounts within North American Automotive. He expanded his expertise in 2006 moving back to Reishauer AG as CMO to run Global Sales. 

In 2011 he returned to Reishauer USA in his current role of President. In his free time he and his wife will be found at many athletic and academic events for their four children.

 

Mike McKernin,President, Circle Gear and Machine Company

Mike McKernin has been involved in the gear industry for 32 years, and has spent the last 28 at Circle Gear and Machine Company in Cicero, Ill., where he currently serves as president. When Mike started at Circle Gear, the company consisted of seven skilled machinists manufacturing custom gears from a tiny, overcrowded shop in Chicago. The company has since grown to 60+ employees, producing high-quality gears of all configurations, in a 125,000 square foot production facility.

Being directly involved in the accelerated growth of a small company, Mike has had the opportunity to experience every aspect of the organization, from executive strategic planning to machine tool operator and every position along the way. His greatest professional satisfaction comes from creating solutions to mechanical problems and developing relationships during the process.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Born and raised in Chicago, he appreciates all of the potential available living and working in such a great city. Mike and his wife, Lou Ann, have magnificently raised two children, Patrick (30) and Liz (28).

 

Cory Ooyen, President, Global Gear and Machining LLC

Cory Ooyen joined Global Gear in November 2006 and was hired to assume full P&L responsibility of the company and lead the company’s sales growth and diversification efforts.

Prior to joining Global Gear, Cory served as the Manufacturing Operations Manager for a high volume auto related precision machining company that expanded from $20 million to $85 million in sales during his 18 years with the company. 

Cory’s industry background includes management of specialized machining operations, sales and engineering and new process development activities. He has 35 years’ industry experience and has been trained in Operational finance and Management, specialized tooling applications, lean operations, the Toyota Production System, and operational metric design.

 

Greg Schulte,President, Bonfiglioli USA

Greg Schulte is President of Bonfiglioli USA, a leading manufacturer and distributor of gearmotors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes for industrial processes, automation, mobile machinery and renewable energy applications. He joined Bonfiglioli in 2002 as Sales Manager of the Mobile Solutions Division North America prior to becoming the Vice President of Sales. He surpassed the company’s aggressive growth strategy and sales grew by over 1,000%, giving the Company a dominating presence in the U.S. and leading the way to further development and expansion. 

In 2008, Greg became President of Bonfiglioli USA. Under his leadership, the company has seen consistent year over year growth and has become the best-performing branch within Bonfiglioli Group worldwide. Both he and the company have been recognized for leadership and growth during his tenure, including Greg’s nomination as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2009) and the Company’s numerous awards and nominations for growth including Inc. 5000 (2014 nominee), Fast 55, Emerging 30, Tri-state Success Award, Thoroughbred Award, MANNY Award and Green Energy Award. 

Greg has been an active member of the AGMA and has served on the AGMA Foundation Board of Trustees. He is an active volunteer with other local non-profit organizations as well. He resides with his wife, Julie, and family in Union, KY.

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact:     Jenny Blackford, VP, Marketing

February 15, 2017                                                                                  Blackford@agma.org

                                                                                                                      (703) 684-0211

 

AGMA MEMBERS APPROVE BYLAW CHANGE

AGMA Streamlines Membership Categories, Includes All Gear Producers Under Single Category   

 

Alexandria, VA  — The members of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently voted 110 to 5 to approve a change to its bylaws regarding its membership categories.

All gear manufacturers, regardless of where their business is primarily located, will be included in a single membership category for Gear Manufacturers, thus eliminating the International Gear Manufacturer (Associate Membership) category.

At its November 2016 meeting, the AGMA Board of Directors voted unanimously to adjust AGMA’s Bylaws by streamlining membership categories. The Board vote was affirmed by a vote of the company members this month.

The adjustment will simplify AGMA’s membership into three major categories:

Gear Manufacturers – Companies that manufacture gears, gear products, and/or flexible couplings for sale as such, or as component parts of end-use products.  Companies must have a bona fide gear or flexible couplings manufacturing facility.  Dues are based on the total annual sales volume for the previous fiscal year.  Total annual sales volume is defined as the total worldwide sales (in U.S. dollars) of all gears, gear products, and flexible couplings whether sold as such, included in end-use products or as replacement parts.

Associate Member – Supplier -- Companies manufacturing and/or selling machinery, raw materials, or services (including inspection, testing, consulting, and sales representation).  Dues are based on total worldwide sales attributable to the gear production industry.

Associate Member – End User -- Companies that do not manufacture any gears, but use gears, gear products, and/or flexible couplings as component parts of end-use products. Dues are paid at an established flat rate.

The Individual Consultant, Academic and Emeritus membership categories remain unchanged.

“With this change, the Association’s dues structure is now aligned, simplified and equitable,” notes Matt Croson, President of AGMA.“We are pleased that the members voted overwhelmingly in favor of this evolutionary definition adjustment, supporting the guidance and recommendation of both the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.”

 

For more information about this, contact Jill Johnson, AGMA Director of Member Services at jill.johnson@agma.org.

 

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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January 19, 2017

 

The AGMA Foundation 2017 Scholarship Guidelines are available on the AGMA and AGMA Foundation websites (www.agma.org and www.agmafoundation.org).

The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Program is open to students who are interested in a career in the gear industry, and/or a career in power transmission as it relates to the gear industry. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or recently accepted, as a full or part-time student in a nationally accredited program. Annual $5,000 scholarships are awarded to students at the Undergraduate, and Graduate school levels, Technical/Associate degree students are eligible for $2,000 annual scholarship awards. The deadline for application submission is July 1, 2017.
    

The AGMA Foundation received a record number of 21 applications in 2016, resulting in 10 awards. The list of 2016 AGMA Foundation Scholarship Recipients is available on the AGMA Foundation website.
 

“We are hoping to break the scholarship application record again this year” stated Cindy Bennett, AGMA Foundation Executive Director. “2016 was the first year that Technical/Associate school students were eligible for scholarships, and we were happy to award a scholarship at this level. We hope to see more applicants across all levels this year.”

 

“Our industry is looking for qualified individuals at all levels. The Foundation tracks its scholarship recipients, and finds that 86% are employed in the gear industry. This tells us that students who receive scholarships from AGMA are statistically more likely to stay in our industry,” stated Matt Croson, AGMA President. 

 

The Foundation has awarded $125,000 in scholarships since the inception of the program in 2009.  AGMA members fund the Scholarship Program through their generous donations to the Foundation’s Annual Campaign.  

About AGMA
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture, and application of gears, couplings, and related power transmission components and equipment. Complete information on the organization is available at www.agma.org.

 

About AGMA Foundation
Founded by AGMA members in 1994, the AGMA Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which supports and strengthens education, training, and research for the gear industry. More details on the AGMA Foundation may be found at www.agmafoundation.org.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact:     Jenny Blackford, VP, Marketing

November 21, 2016                                                                              Blackford@agma.org

                                                                                                                      (703) 684-0211 

 

AGMA Board Adopts Strategic Plan

Plan includes New Vision, Four Strategic Objectives to Drive Value for Next Five Years

 

Alexandria, VA  — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) will enter its 101st year with a new vision, mission and four supporting strategic objectives driving value for its members.

AGMA’s Board of Directors adopted the new vision, “AGMA and its members drive power transmission innovation,” at its recent meeting in Rochester, New York.

The new vision places both AGMA members, and the organization itself, at the center of power transmission innovation. 

“AGMA members have always been at the heart of new technologies and innovation – and the new vision ensures they remain in the driver’s seat to deliver solutions for end users,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of AGMA.  “What is new is adding AGMA as an organization to the Vision.  This construct allows AGMA to serve as the key platform where innovation is communicated, shared and discussed.”

The organization’s mission, approved in May 2016, outlines the focus areas for AGMA:  AGMA is the global network for technical standards, education and business information for manufacturers, suppliers and users of mechanical power transmission components.

“The mission emphasizes what we will focus our energy on, and it touches on AGMA’s historical value driver, standards, its relatively recent focus on education and a huge opportunity to add value with business information,” adds Dean Burrows, Chairman of AGMA and President of Gear Motions. 

To further define AGMA’s focus, the Board is supporting the development of Four Strategic Objectives:

Industry Voice:  AGMA will ensure industry understands the full scope of the role AGMA and its members play in power transmission systems, and is aware of AGMA offerings.
Emerging Technologies:  AGMA will track emerging technologies that impact the business of gearing.
Education:  AGMA will be THE industry source for education and training.
Global:  AGMA will support members looking to export or grow domestically, wherever they happen to have an office.

Each objective includes a roadmap of new or evolved programming that will be delivered to members over the next five years.  Each roadmap will be coordinated with considerable member input at the committee level, in a deliberate, collaborative manner. 

“The four strategic objectives build off AGMA’s legacy value drivers, but add new programs and services to the mix to support the changing dynamics, both opportunities and threats, our industry face,” notes Croson.

“The Board is excited about the new plan, new value drivers, and the opportunity to deliver innovation – in the form of information, experts and guidance – working side by side with its members who deliver the technology innovations each day as part of their business,” says Burrows. 

In addition to adopting the new plan, the Board authorized the creation of two new Business Management Division Committees:  an Industry Voice Committee and an Emerging Technology Committee.

They will join the Annual Meeting, Strategic Resource Network (SRN), Statistical, Trade Show committees, and the Board-level Education committee, to drive value for membership by ensuring the program outputs are 100% member focused.

“Associations are their most powerful in challenging times, when they can work together with members to respond to challenges, whether economic, political, or technological,” notes Croson.  “This strategic plan recognizes these challenges, but puts into place several proactive response strategies to ensure members are thriving, not just surviving.  From emerging technology, to education…from communications to global markets, this plan supports critical facets of our member company business areas.  It’s a great time to be an AGMA member as we work together to enhance our industry, respond to opportunities, prepare our workforce, and look for new opportunities.”

 

Download the AGMA Strategic Plan document. (.pdf)

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact:     Jenny Blackford, VP, Marketing

October 31, 2016                                                                                    Blackford@agma.org

                                                                                                                      (703) 684-0211

 

AGMA Adds Two New Courses to Its 2017 Education Offerings

 

Alexandria, VA  — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce that we will offer two new courses to the 2017 education catalog. The courses are Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis and Steels for Gear Applications.

 

Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis will be held April 19-21, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. This course provides a fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types of arrangements, design principles, the basic gear system design process, and gear measurement and inspection techniques. It is designed for powertrain engineers, engineering directors and managers, component suppliers, vehicle platform powertrain development specialists, and those involved in the design and application of geared systems and assemblies. The course will be facilitated by William “Mark” McVea, PhD, P.E. Dr. McVea is President and Principal Engineer of KBE+, Inc. where he and his team design and develop complete powertrains for automotive and off-highway vehicles.

 

Steels for Gear Applications will be held October 4-6, 2017 in Alexandria, VA. This course provides detailed information to make use of steel properties in a system solution and understand the potential that different steel options can offer for various applications. Students will explore the how the production of the steel can affect the performance of the material and also the final component and system. The course will be facilitated by Lily Kamjou, a Senior Specialist in Ovako’s Industry Solutions Development department. It is an advanced level course and qualifies for those individuals pursuing the Advanced Gear Engineering Certificate.

 

Both of these courses have member and non-member rates as well as discounts for multiple registrants from the same organization.

 

Advanced Gear Engineering Certificate

AGMA offers an Advanced Gear Engineering Certificate to students who complete five advanced AGMA course offerings. This represents more than 100 classroom hours in advanced gear engineering coursework.

 

Registration is now open for all 2017 AGMA face-to-face educational offerings. Visit www.agma.org for complete details.

 

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

October 24, 2016                                                                                

 

CONTACT  

Jenny Blackford, VP, Marketing

Blackford@agma.org

(703) 684-0211

 

AGMA Releases 2015 Operating Ratio Report

 

Alexandria, VA  — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announces the release of its 2015 Operating Ratio Report (ORR).  This report is a profitability study based on data reported by gear manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada. For the 2015 edition, 52 companies participated. The ORR provides information to assist gear manufacturers to understand and analyze “best practices” in the gear manufacturing industry, comparing typical firms against high-profit companies. In 2015, typical gear manufacturers reported total profit of 5.9%, with high-profit manufacturers reporting profits of 18.6%.

 

This report is only available to the participants of the report. Additionally, participants will receive an Individualized Financial Performance Report. This report compares the AGMA member company’s specific information to the industry, to other companies of the same line of business, and to other gear manufacturers of equal size.  Participant companies must be an active AGMA Member, and reside in North America. AGMA solicits participation from its membership each spring.

 

These reports are managed by Mackay Research Group on behalf of AGMA.

 

For more information about the ORR, contact Jill Johnson, AGMA Director of Member services at jill.johnson@agma.org.

 

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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Member News
19th October 2016

Vestas receives 148 MW order in Sweden for upgraded 3 MW platform with de-icing technology

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OX2 has placed an order for 41 V126-3.45 MW turbines with power optimised mode to 3.6 MW and Vestas’ de-icing technology for their largest wind power project to date.

This is the third time OX2 has placed an order for Vestas turbines in 2016, reinforcing the two companies’ strong collaboration and market position in the Nordic region. The firm and unconditional order is for the Lehtirova wind farm at the border of the Gällivare and Pajala municipalities in northern Sweden.

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Press Release
14th October 2016

Fall Technical Meeting Papers Now Available in AGMA Store

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Contact:               Courtney Payne, Technical Editor

October 14, 2016                                                                                                              Payne@agma.org

                                                                                                                                (703) 684-0211

 

Fall Technical Meeting Papers Now Available in AGMA Store

 

Alexandria, VA  — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announces the twenty-three technical papers presented earlier this month at the 2016 Fall Technical Meeting (FTM)  are now available for purchase in the AGMA store. The FTM was held October 2-4 in Pittsburgh, PA. It marked the 100th year that technical papers were presented to AGMA members. Attendees from all across the globe gathered for presentations in five areas of study:

  • Session 1 – Manufacturing, Inspection, and Quality Control
  • Session 2 – Materials & Heat Treatment
  • Session 3 – Application and Design & Rating
  • Session 4 – Efficiency, Lubrication, Noise, and Vibration
  • Session 5 – Gear Wear & Failure

 

The papers that were presented at the FTM went through a rigorous peer-reviewed process to be selected for presentation at the FTM.

 

The papers that are now available include:

Efficient Hard Finishing of Asymmetric Tooth Profiles and Topological Modifications by Generating Grinding  (16FTM01)

Andreas Mehr, Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH

 

The Whirling Process in a Company that Produces Worm Gear Drives (16FTM02)

Massimilliano Turci, Eng, Studio Tecnico Turci

 

Worm Screws High-Speed Manufacturing (16FTM03)

Jean-Laurent Feutren, Affolter Technologies SA

 

Twist Control Grinding (16FTM04)

Walter Graf, Reishauer AG

 

Review of Microstructure and Properties of Non-Ferrous Alloys for Worm Application and Advantages of Centrifugally Cast Gear Blanks (16FTM05)

Giri Rajendran, MCC International

 

Pre-Nitriding: A Means of Significantly Increasing Carburizing Throughput (16FTM06)

Thomas Hart, Seco/Warwick Corporation

 

Performance and Machining of Advanced Engineering Steels in Power Transmission Applications – Continued Developments (16FTM07)

Lily Kamjou, MSc, Ovako AB

 

Gear Design Relevant Steel Cleanness Metrics (16FTM08)

E. Buddy Damm, TimkenSteel Corporation

 

Development of High Hardness-Cast Gears for High-Power Applications in the Mining Industry (16FTM09)

Fabrice Wavelet, Ferry-Capitain

 

Computerized Design of Straight Bevel Gears with Optimized Profiles for Forging, Molding, or 3D Printing (16FTM10)

Dr. Alfonso Fuentes, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Contact Fatigue Characterization of Through- Hardened Steel for Low-Speed Applications Like Hoisting (16FTM11)

Dr. Michel Octrue, CETIM

 

Determination of Load Distributions on Double Helical-Geared Planetary Gear Boxes (16FTM12)

Dr. Tobias Schulze, DriveConcepts GmbH

 

Designing Very Strong Gear Teeth by Means of High Pressure Angles (16FTM13)

Rick Miller, Innovative Drive Solutions LLC

 

Impact of Surface Condition and Lubricant on Effective Gear Tooth Friction Coefficient (16FTM14)

Aaron Isaacson, Gear Research Institute

 

Surface Structure Shift for Ground Bevel Gears (16FTM15)

Sebastian Strunk, MSc, The Gleason Works

 

Developing an Energy-Efficient Industrial Gear Oil (16FTM16)

Dr. Shubhamita Basu & Dan Wilkerson, The Lubrizol Corporation

 

Analysis of Excitation Behavior of a Two-Stage Gearbox Based on a Validated Simulation Model (16FTM17)

Marius Schroers, MSc, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University

               

An Experimental and Analytical Comparison of the Noise Generated by Gears of Both Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) and Steel (16FTM18)

Dr. Donald Houser, The Ohio State University – Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory

 

Numerical Thermal 3D Model to Predict the Surface and Body Temperature of  Spur and Helical Polymer Gears (16FTM19)

Niranjan Raghuraman, MS, Romax Technology

 

Influence of the Defect Size on the Tooth Root Load Carrying Capacity (16FTM20)

Jens Brimmers, MSc, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University

 

Influence of Contact Conditions on the Onset of Micropitting in Rolling-Sliding Contacts Pertinent to Gear Applications (16FTM21)

Dr. Amir Kadiric, Imperial College London

 

Comparison of TIFF Load Capacity to Standardized Gear Failure Modes Using Boundary Conditions from a Efficient and Accurate Loaded Tooth Contract Analysis (16FTM22)

Baydu Al, MEng, Smart Manufacturing Technology, Ltd.

 

A New Approach to Repair Large Industrial Gears Damaged by Surface Degradation – The Refurbishment Using the Modification of Both the Profile Shift Coefficient and the Pressure Angle (16FTM23)

Dr. Horacio Albertini, HASA, Horacio Albertini Ltda

 

 

Papers are $55.00 each and can be found at www.agma.org

 

About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretariat for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing. www.agma.org

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Industry News
11th October 2016

Successful National Manufacturing Day

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The nation celebrated National Manufacturing Day this past Friday. Here are just a few examples of community outreach for manufacturing:

Follow Along: Manufacturing Day – The White House Blog

DoD shares in Manufacturing Day celebrations 

Community gets taste of manufacturing industry – Greater Milwaukee Today 

Innovation in Manufacturing deemed a success – Evening Sun (NY) 

Manufacturing still viable in region  - DJournal (MS)

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Press Release
4th October 2016

2017 Fall Technical Meeting – Call for Abstracts

The AGMA 2017 FTM is October 22-24, 2017 in conjunction with Gear Expo 2017 in Columbus, OH. Call for abstracts is now open. The submission deadline is December 16, 2016.

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October 22-24, 2017
Columbus, OH

 

DEADLINE: December 16, 2016

If you have questions about your submission - please contact AGMA staff by email: ftm@agma.org

 

The AGMA 2017 Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) will be held immediately before GEAR EXPO 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

 

The AGMA FTM is a forum where authors present peer-reviewed technical papers on topics relevant to the gear industry. These topics may include subject matter related to the following: design and analysis; manufacturing and quality; materials, metallurgy, and heat treatment; operation, maintenance, and efficiency; and gear failure.

 

Authors present their work to an audience of knowledgeable professionals from the United States and around the world and participate in discussions with that audience. Papers should be original to the AGMA audience (not previously published paper), technically accurate, relevant, and free of commercialism.


While all abstracts will be considered, papers on the following topics would be of considerable interest:

 

Gear applications
Failure modes
Manufacturing techniques
Inspection and gear quality
Metallurgy
Surface finishing
Heat treatment
Noise/vibration

More information is available in the 2017 FTM section of the AGMA website. Or if you are ready to submit your abstract, click here.

 

About AGMA
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture, and application of gears, couplings, and related power transmission components and equipment. Complete information on the organization is available at http://www.agma.org

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Industry News
6th September 2016

Renault sees diesel disappearing from most of its European cars

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Renault (RENA.PA) expects diesel engines to disappear from most of its European cars, company sources told Reuters, after the French automaker reviewed the costs of meeting tighter emissions standards following the Volkswagen scandal.

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6th September 2016

Top Five industrial IoT companies

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6th September 2016

Here’s how America can solve its steel crisis

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Companies in the United States and Europe, and unions like the United Steelworkers, have spent untold millions of dollars to secure tariffs on imports of this improperly government-subsidized steel. Still China won’t stop. Diplomats have elicited promises from Chinese officials that no new mills will be constructed. Still they are. Chinese federal officials have written repeated five-year plans in which new mills are banned. Yet they are built.

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6th September 2016

Vader Systems poised to become the leader in Liquid Metal 3D printing

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By the time the Buffalo, N.Y.-based engineer Zack Vader reached the age of 18, the young maker began developing his idea for a cutting edge technology that he thought could be a game changer in the 3D printing industry. That was back in 2011. Fast forward to today, and the continuous research and development conducted by Zack and his father, a fellow 30-year career engineer named Scott, has culminated into Vader Systems, one of the two companies in the world to manufacture liquid metal 3D printers.

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6th September 2016

Brexit’s implications on manufacturers operating in the UK and EU

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As the dust settles after the June 23 Brexit vote, there has been a lot of talk about the political implications. However, manufacturers need to be thinking about the practical implications, particularly those that will likely result from changes to the Value Added Tax (VAT) system and other trade regulations in the U.K. and EU.

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6th September 2016

FedEx Ground to build large Tennessee warehouse

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6th September 2016

Volvo Cars, Autoliv team up to develop autonomous driving

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6th September 2016

Bridging the retirement gap with sales order automation

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6th September 2016

Manufacturing in U.S. contracts for first time in six months

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6th September 2016

U.S. auto sales mostly down in August

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Top U.S. automakers largely reported sales declines last month, with at least one company noting that August 2016 included one less weekend than the previous August.

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6th September 2016

Using drones to improve manufacturing and supply chain capabilities

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6th September 2016

Lack of skilled labor threatens manufacturing

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During the 2016 primary election, several presidential candidates repeatedly lamented the loss of American manufacturing jobs. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump built their populist economic platforms around the issue, soon followed by other candidates and members of Congress. None of the rhetoric explains manufacturing as an industry or the entire economy.

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6th September 2016

Q&A: How to prepare workers for today’s manufacturing jobs

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In this interview with Brian Anthony, director of the master of engineering in manufacturing degree program at MIT, he speaks on the need for continuous training, and what manufacturing jobs will look like in the future.

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6th September 2016

GE plans to invest $1.4B to acquire additive manufacturing companies Arcam and SLM

GE plans to invest $1.4B to acquire additive manufacturing companies Arcam and SLM

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GE, the world’s leading digital industrial company, has announced plans to acquire two suppliers of additive manufacturing equipment, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions Group AG for $1.4 billion. Both companies will report into David Joyce, President & CEO of GE Aviation. Joyce will lead the growth of these businesses in the additive manufacturing equipment and services industry. In addition, he will lead the integration effort and the GE Store initiative to drive additive manufacturing applications across GE.

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Member News
19th August 2016

EDF Renewable Energy confirms turbine order with Vestas

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 8, 2016): EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has placed a firm order with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to supply 160 megawatts (MW) for future wind projects in the United States. The order is part of a global master supply agreement Complete press release available here.

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 8, 2016): EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has placed a firm order with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to supply 160 megawatts (MW) for future wind projects in the United States. The order is part of a global master supply agreement

Complete press release available here.

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Member News
18th August 2016

DNV-GL: How sustainable are you? Try our new app to find out

While often looking to corporations and organizations to assure a more sustainable future, we must not forget that as individuals and consumers we have a collective impact, as well. The app SustainableI® can help put yours and your family’s footprint into perspective. Complete press release available here.

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Complete press release available here.

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Member News
18th August 2016

Dana Incorporated recognized by Hino Trucks for on-time delivery

MAUMEE, Ohio, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today announced that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc. for 100 percent on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference last month. Dana currently supplies driveshafts, companion flanges, and yokes to Hino from facilities in North America and Asia.

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MAUMEE, Ohio, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today announced that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc. for 100 percent on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference last month. Dana currently supplies driveshafts, companion flanges, and yokes to Hino from facilities in North America and Asia. These components are used on a range of Hino medium-duty trucks, as well as Toyota Tundra pickup trucks.

Complete press release available here.

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Member News
18th August 2016

World’s first ballast water port solution successfully completes tests

Damen Green Solutions is proud to announce that the InvaSave technology has completed shipboard testing onboard the Henrike Schepers. During the shipboard tests, ballast water was taken in untreated and the efficacy of the technology was validated upon discharge. These tests have shown that the InvaSave is capable of providing

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Damen Green Solutions is proud to announce that the InvaSave technology has completed shipboard testing onboard the Henrike Schepers. During the shipboard tests, ballast water was taken in untreated and the efficacy of the technology was validated upon discharge. These tests have shown that the InvaSave is capable of providing an IMO type approved backup in a port in the event of a failure in a vessel’s on board treatment systems to uptake or discharge ballast water. It can even serve as a port-based alternative for those ship owners that may not want to retrofit an on board treatment system or be deployed in a port with a sudden outbreak of marine pests.

Complete press release available here.

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Member News
18th August 2016

Keel-laying ceremony for 10X Damen Stan Tugs 1907 ICE at Great Lakes Shipyard, Ohio

On 10 August a keel-laying ceremony was held at Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio for 10 Damen Stan Tugs 1907 ICE. The vessels will be Ice Class and operated by the yard’s affiliate company, The Great Lakes Towing Company, replacing existing tonnage. These will be the first tugs to be

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Complete press release available here.

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Member News
16th August 2016

B&D Technologies partners with Soft PLC to address the vintage Allen Bradley PLC market

The new partnership allows customers to easily and more affordably migrate older PLC systems, including PLC5, SLC500 and other more costly Allen Bradley (AB) PLC products. Macon, GA (July 26, 2016) Complete press release here.

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16th August 2016

Altra: Haco Multi-beam couplings for tractor transmission

The CLAAS Group is one of the world’s leading providers of harvesters, tractors, sowing machinery and agricultural systems. CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH, based in Paderborn, Germany is part of the CLAAS Group that focuses on drive technology including gearboxes and hydraulics. CLAAS Industrietechnik needed a coupling solution for use

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CLAAS Industrietechnik needed a coupling solution for use in the transmission for its newest range of ARION 500/600 series tractors. Having identified a contamination issue caused by the ‘as-machined’ delivery condition of many manufacturers’ standard couplings, CLAAS approached Huco for a specialized solution which would perform reliably.

Complete press release available here.

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16th August 2016

Rio wins trash hauling with Comlurb and Allison-equipped trucks

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16th August 2016

Aerospace manufacturing in Indiana bolstered by $900M in past two years

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16th August 2016

Three restructurings, five lessons: Adventures in the automotive supply chain

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16th August 2016

America Makes and ANSI announce meeting to discuss draft standardization roadmap for Additive Manufa

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Industry News
16th August 2016

China’s auto sales grew 26.3 percent in July

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16th August 2016

Controlling all of manufacturing with 3DPrinterOS

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16th August 2016

IBM Voice: How cognitive computing and the IoT can transform manufacturing to please customers

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16th August 2016

Skills gap for U.S. manufacturing workers mostly a myth, paper says

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16th August 2016

Adidas will open an automated, robot-staffed factory next year

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16th August 2016

This animated map shows how radically a high-speed train system would improve travel in the U.S.

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16th August 2016

Dearborn 3D printer rewriting rules of manufacturing

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Industry News
16th August 2016

Nissan revolution: could new petrol engine make diesel obsolete?

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Industry News
16th August 2016

How to prepare your workforce for smart manufacturing

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The shop floor is rapidly changing as it evolves from a place bound by hands-on labor and interpersonal communication skills to an environment of smart machines that collect and analyze data, captured in real-time, to provide valuable insights into the manufacturing process. Meanwhile, the skills gap widens as advanced manufacturing firms struggle to find and train workers with the skills they need to keep pace with the technological-industrial revolution.

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Member News
12th August 2016

Boeing, Mauritania Airlines Finalize Order for One Next-Generation 737-800

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12th August 2016

ABS Fills Methodology Void with Dynamically Installed Piles Guidance Notes

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Complete information here.

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Industry News
9th August 2016

German industry output rises as factories shrug off Brexit woes

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Industry News
9th August 2016

Engineering the future – HR advice from NCH Europe

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Industry News
9th August 2016

Siemens invests further in 3D manufacturing

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Industry News
9th August 2016

Tesla’s future hinges on reinventing auto manufacturing. Can it pull it off?

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Industry News
9th August 2016

Air Force researching advanced manufacturing techniques for replacement parts

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Industry News
9th August 2016

Preventing product failure with simulation software

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Industry News
9th August 2016

Fixing the manufacturing skills gap all comes down to training

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Today’s manufacturing industry faces surging consumer demand, a forceful global market and cutthroat pricing competition. With these concerns piling up, it’s difficult to stay focused on the most important factors that keep manufacturing organizations successful, including lean manufacturing, supply chain management and industrial safety. These initiatives are especially challenging without a skilled workforce. In fact, the skills gap in manufacturing has become a significant problem that the industry cannot ignore.

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Industry News
9th August 2016

Supply chain technology brings the world closer together

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Technology is pervasive in today’s supply chains in every possible area, ranging from processing and tracking transactions to planning, scheduling and managing. It enables a truly integrated, visible and efficient supply chain that benefits from collaboration.

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Industry News
9th August 2016

This aircraft can fly anywhere in four hours

This aircraft can fly anywhere in four hours

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The SABRE rocket engine combines both rocket and jet engine technologies and could potentially travel anywhere in the world under four hours.

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9th August 2016

Free program to train job seekers for manufacturing careers

Free program to train job seekers for manufacturing careers

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Details of a program designed to provide training for Detroit-area residents interested in manufacturing careers will be announced at Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Tuesday afternoon. Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, Goodwill Industries, Focus: HOPE and TechShop Detroit are collaborating on the free program.

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9th August 2016

German manufacturing data point to sluggish economy

German manufacturing data point to sluggish economy

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Manufacturing orders in Germany surprisingly declined on the month in June on a sharp drop in orders from within the Eurozone, data from the country's economy ministry showed Friday. The data point to stagnation in the country's key industrial sector and suggest only moderate economic growth in coming months in Europe's largest economy. Orders fell by 0.4% in adjusted terms versus expectations in a Wall Street Journal survey of 0.5% growth. Foreign orders declined by 1.2% while domestic orders rose by 0.7%. The data showed that orders from the rest of the Eurozone sharply fell by 8.5% on the month, while those from non-Eurozone states rose by 3.8%.

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9th August 2016

Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise

Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise

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Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) has published their latest report, Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise, and the online summary is provided here.

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9th August 2016

Jobs added in July: +38,000 in government; +9,000 in manufacturing

Jobs added in July: +38,000 in government; +9,000 in manufacturing

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The economy added 255,000 jobs between June and July, according to the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics. 38,000 of those jobs were in government (federal, state and local) and 9,000 were in manufacturing. The 9,000 manufacturing jobs added in July follows an increase of 15,000 in June, which the National Association of Manufacturers called "an encouraging sign."

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9th August 2016

July ISM manufacturing index dips, signals slower factory growth

July ISM manufacturing index dips, signals slower factory growth

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The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index for July dipped 0.6 points to 52.6, signaling slightly slower growth in U.S. factory activity. Economists had expected an unchanged reading of 53.2.

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9th August 2016

U.S. Manufacturing technology orders down in June

U.S. Manufacturing technology orders down in June

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June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $323.7 million according to AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 10.5 percent from June 2015, but was up 17.5 percent from May. Year-to-date, total orders were $1,833.9 million, down 15.8 percent compared to the same point in 2015.

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9th August 2016

New Brookings Report: New trends in America’s advanced industries

New Brookings Report: New trends in America’s advanced industries

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High-value economic growth in the United States is heavily reliant on just seven industries, finds a new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. While the advanced industries sector continues to grow overall in spite of slowing demand worldwide, three auto manufacturing and four high-tech digital services industries are now responsible for two-thirds of that growth.

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4th August 2016

Triumph Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI) today announced that James McCabe is joining the company as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 8, 2016. McCabe joins Triumph from Steel Partners Holdings where he last served as Senior Vice President and CFO, and President, Shared Services. He brings more than 25

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Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI) today announced that James McCabe is joining the company as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 8, 2016. McCabe joins Triumph from Steel Partners Holdings where he last served as Senior Vice President and CFO, and President, Shared Services. He brings more than 25 years of diverse financial and operating experience to his new role.

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4th August 2016

Vestas receives 120 MW order in Morocco

With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 63/2015 of 30 November 2015, Vestas has signed a firm and unconditional order with Acwa Power to supply 40 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for the 120 MW Khalladi wind park, which will be located in the windy Tangiers region

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With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 63/2015 of 30 November 2015, Vestas has signed a firm and unconditional order with Acwa Power to supply 40 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for the 120 MW Khalladi wind park, which will be located in the windy Tangiers region of northern Morocco.

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4th August 2016

Siemens opens new headquarters in Munich

Siemens' new headquarters in Munich have opened. Employees and the Managing and Supervisory Boards of Siemens AG celebrated completion of the building with a grand-opening ceremony. Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria Ilse Aigner and Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter were also on hand for the occasion. Completed in only about three years,

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Siemens' new headquarters in Munich have opened. Employees and the Managing and Supervisory Boards of Siemens AG celebrated completion of the building with a grand-opening ceremony. Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria Ilse Aigner and Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter were also on hand for the occasion. Completed in only about three years, the new building provides space for 1,200 employees on an aboveground area of around 45,000 square meters.

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4th August 2016

Holt to become CEO of the Power Generation Services Division

Effective October 1, 2016, Tim Oliver Holt (46), who is currently CEO of the Power and Gas Business Unit within the Power Generation Services Division, has been appointed CEO of the Power Generation Services Division. Holt's replacement in his Business Unit assignment will be the subject of a future announcement. The Division'

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Effective October 1, 2016, Tim Oliver Holt (46), who is currently CEO of the Power and Gas Business Unit within the Power Generation Services Division, has been appointed CEO of the Power Generation Services Division. Holt's replacement in his Business Unit assignment will be the subject of a future announcement. The Division's current CEO, Randy Zwirn (62), is retiring on October 1, 2016.

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4th August 2016

ZPMC Delivered All Equipment for Full-automated Container Terminal of Qingdao Port

On July 24, the fourth batch of equipment, including 4 sets of automatic dual-trolley STS, 2 automated stackers, and 4 sets of L-AGV, built by ZPMC for Qingdao Port, was smoothly handled. The delivery of the last shipment of the equipment indicates that all the full-automated terminal equipment provided by ZPMC for Qingdao Port

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On July 24, the fourth batch of equipment, including 4 sets of automatic dual-trolley STS, 2 automated stackers, and 4 sets of L-AGV, built by ZPMC for Qingdao Port, was smoothly handled. The delivery of the last shipment of the equipment indicates that all the full-automated terminal equipment provided by ZPMC for Qingdao Port after sailing more than 3,000 nautical miles back and forth over sea have “settled down”.

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4th August 2016

Shimadzu Corporation Starts Operation of New Analytical and Measuring Instruments Plant in Malaysia

On June 17, Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan; President Teruhisa Ueda) held an opening ceremony and started operations at Shimadzu Manufacturing Asia Sdn. Bhd. (SMA), Shimadzu's new analytical and measuring instruments manufacturing plant in Malaysia. Complete information here.

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On June 17, Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan; President Teruhisa Ueda) held an opening ceremony and started operations at Shimadzu Manufacturing Asia Sdn. Bhd. (SMA), Shimadzu's new analytical and measuring instruments manufacturing plant in Malaysia.

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4th August 2016

Northrop Grumman Begins Work on Second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a U.S. Navy contract to begin production of a second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) and surveillance aircraft. Complete information here.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a U.S. Navy contract to begin production of a second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) and surveillance aircraft.

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4th August 2016

Rolls-Royce selected to provide MTU engine to repower ‘America’s Tall Ship’

Rolls-Royce has been chosen to power the US Coast Guard’s barque Eagle, also known as ‘America’s Tall Ship’, with state-of-the-art MTU diesel engines and integrated ship automation system. The eighty year old training barque was initially built for the German Navy and included in

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Rolls-Royce has been chosen to power the US Coast Guard’s barque Eagle, also known as ‘America’s Tall Ship’, with state-of-the-art MTU diesel engines and integrated ship automation system. The eighty year old training barque was initially built for the German Navy and included in the reparations paid to the US following World War II. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

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4th August 2016

L-3 Awarded U.S. Air Force Warfighter Readiness & Training Program Contract

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Electronic Systems group was awarded a seven-year contract to provide training solutions in support of the U.S. Air Force’s Warfighter Readiness & Training program following a recompetition process. L-3 initially won the Warfighter program in 1997 and will continue its

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L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Electronic Systems group was awarded a seven-year contract to provide training solutions in support of the U.S. Air Force’s Warfighter Readiness & Training program following a recompetition process. L-3 initially won the Warfighter program in 1997 and will continue its prime contractor role under an initial task order valued at $23.5 million with a maximum ceiling value of $200 million.

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4th August 2016

Liebherr delivers 1000th mobile crane LTM 1130-5.1

Liebherr unveiled a new 130-tonne mobile crane with a 60-metre telescopic boom at the Bauma 2007 – the LTM 1130-5.1. The 1000th crane of this type left the manufacturing plant in June this year. Complete information here.

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Liebherr unveiled a new 130-tonne mobile crane with a 60-metre telescopic boom at the Bauma 2007 – the LTM 1130-5.1. The 1000th crane of this type left the manufacturing plant in June this year.

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4th August 2016

Honeywell To Provide Process Automation And Safety Systems For New Liquefied Natural Gas Facility In

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS) today announced it will provide full automation and safety systems and serve as integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility being built in Eastern Canada to process North American natural gas for international export. Honeywell technology is currently

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS) today announced it will provide full automation and safety systems and serve as integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility being built in Eastern Canada to process North American natural gas for international export. Honeywell technology is currently being used in more than 40 similar LNG import and export terminals around the world.

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4th August 2016

L-3 Wins Recompetition for C4ISR System on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutter

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Communication Systems group was awarded a contract from Bollinger Shipyards LLC to provide the integrated C4ISR system for the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC). The value of this contract for 26 cutters is approximately $160 million

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L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Communication Systems group was awarded a contract from Bollinger Shipyards LLC to provide the integrated C4ISR system for the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC). The value of this contract for 26 cutters is approximately $160 million over a nine-year period.

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4th August 2016

DFNDR Armor Selects Honeywell Spectra Material for New Military and Law Enforcement Body Armor

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that DFNDR Armor, a leading engineer of U.S.-made advanced body armor systems, is using Honeywell Spectra Shield® ballistic composite materials to create one of the lightest, most high-protection lines of body armor plates available today. Complete information here.

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that DFNDR Armor, a leading engineer of U.S.-made advanced body armor systems, is using Honeywell Spectra Shield® ballistic composite materials to create one of the lightest, most high-protection lines of body armor plates available today.

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4th August 2016

GE Transportation Completes Implementation within Aurizon’s Network

GE Transportation, a leading provider of rail and transportation related products and offerings, and Aurizon (ASX: AZJ), Australia’s largest rail freight operator, announced today the successful implementation of GE Transportation’s Movement Planner into Aurizon Network’s Control Center. This signifies a milestone along Aurizon&rsquo

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GE Transportation, a leading provider of rail and transportation related products and offerings, and Aurizon (ASX: AZJ), Australia’s largest rail freight operator, announced today the successful implementation of GE Transportation’s Movement Planner into Aurizon Network’s Control Center. This signifies a milestone along Aurizon’s broader APEX solution implementation plan for rail network and supply chain management.

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3rd August 2016

ExxonMobil to Acquire InterOil in Transaction Worth More Than $2.5 Billion

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) and InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC, POMSoX: IOC) today announced an agreed transaction worth more than $2.5 billion, under which ExxonMobil will acquire all of the outstanding shares of InterOil (the ExxonMobil Transaction). Complete information here.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) and InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC, POMSoX: IOC) today announced an agreed transaction worth more than $2.5 billion, under which ExxonMobil will acquire all of the outstanding shares of InterOil (the ExxonMobil Transaction).

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3rd August 2016

GE Delivering Cogeneration System and Services to Bio-PAPPEL’s Mexican Paper Factory

GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced it has been selected to provide an LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine and long-term services for a new natural gas cogeneration plant at Mexican paper manufacturer Bio-PAPPEL’s San Juan del Rio paper mill in the state of Querétaro. The new facility

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GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced it has been selected to provide an LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine and long-term services for a new natural gas cogeneration plant at Mexican paper manufacturer Bio-PAPPEL’s San Juan del Rio paper mill in the state of Querétaro. The new facility will generate electricity and heat for the factory, which primarily makes uncoated woodfree paper in large rolls and cut size paper for printing and copying as well as notebooks for customers in Mexico.

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3rd August 2016

Eaton One of 10 Suppliers Recognized by the U.S. Postal Service for its Commitment to Supplier Diver

Power management company Eaton today announced it was selected as a winner of the 2015 U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Supplier Diversity Award. The USPS annual supplier awards program honors companies nominated by postal professionals who have direct knowledge of outstanding performance and commitment to diversity. Eaton was one of 10 companies

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Power management company Eaton today announced it was selected as a winner of the 2015 U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Supplier Diversity Award. The USPS annual supplier awards program honors companies nominated by postal professionals who have direct knowledge of outstanding performance and commitment to diversity. Eaton was one of 10 companies recognized for its commitment to diversity and accepted the award at a recent ceremony held at the USPS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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3rd August 2016

Dorothy C. Thompson Appointed to Eaton’s Board of Directors

Power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN) today announced that Dorothy C. Thompson has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, effective July 29, 2016. Complete information here.

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Power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN) today announced that Dorothy C. Thompson has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, effective July 29, 2016.

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3rd August 2016

DNV GL wins in-service verification work for Wintershall Noordzee BV

The two platforms based in the North Sea are the unmanned RAVN in the Danish sector and manned A6-A in the German sector. RAVN is the first field in Denmark that Wintershall Noordzee will transition to the production phase as operator. The A6-A platform is undergoing a major

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The two platforms based in the North Sea are the unmanned RAVN in the Danish sector and manned A6-A in the German sector. RAVN is the first field in Denmark that Wintershall Noordzee will transition to the production phase as operator. The A6-A platform is undergoing a major overhaul, with WINZ extending it to include an oil processing plant alongside the current gas condensate facilities.

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3rd August 2016

Damen USA Office Off to a Good Start with Young Brothers’ Order for Damen of 4 Stan Tugs 3711

Damen Shipbuilding Group is establishing a permanent presence in Houston, Texas. The office opened on 1st August and will be headed by senior managers Jan van Hogerwou (New Construction) and Ruud Haneveer (Ship Repair & Conversion). This move is part of Damen’s policy of expanding its local footprint

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Damen Shipbuilding Group is establishing a permanent presence in Houston, Texas. The office opened on 1st August and will be headed by senior managers Jan van Hogerwou (New Construction) and Ruud Haneveer (Ship Repair & Conversion). This move is part of Damen’s policy of expanding its local footprint around the world, bringing it closer to current and prospective clients and enabling it to deliver a more responsive and personal service.

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3rd August 2016

Dana’s Spicer® Rui Ma™ Drivetrain Solution Receives 2016 Shanghai Social Responsibility Award

Dana Incorporated's (NYSE: DAN) Spicer® Rui Ma™ brand of drivetrain solutions has received the 2016 Shanghai CSR Excellence Award, which was presented today during the CSR and Innovation 2016 Shanghai Summit. The honor recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and successes in green innovation. Complete information here.

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Dana Incorporated's (NYSE: DAN) Spicer® Rui Ma™ brand of drivetrain solutions has received the 2016 Shanghai CSR Excellence Award, which was presented today during the CSR and Innovation 2016 Shanghai Summit. The honor recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and successes in green innovation.

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3rd August 2016

Angola Orders State-of-the-Art Damen Fishery Research Vessel

The Damen Shipyards Group has received an order for a state-of-the-art, 74 m Fishery Research Vessel from the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. This special vessel, which has Silent-A/F/R Class notation and features a basic design from Skipsteknisk. Complete information here.

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The Damen Shipyards Group has received an order for a state-of-the-art, 74 m Fishery Research Vessel from the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. This special vessel, which has Silent-A/F/R Class notation and features a basic design from Skipsteknisk.

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3rd August 2016

Damen PSV Delivered to Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore

Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore, a joint venture between Wilson Sons and the Chilean maritime services provider Ultramar, has taken delivery of a Damen PSV 5000. The vessel was built at a shipyard in Guaruja, Brazil. The delivery is the first of a two-vessel contract, with the second vessel due for completion

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Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore, a joint venture between Wilson Sons and the Chilean maritime services provider Ultramar, has taken delivery of a Damen PSV 5000. The vessel was built at a shipyard in Guaruja, Brazil. The delivery is the first of a two-vessel contract, with the second vessel due for completion later in 2016.

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3rd August 2016

Fire-Fighting ASD 2810 Tugs Sail to Argentina

At the end of June, two Damen ASD Tugs 2810 set sail from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to Puerto General de San Martin (Argentina) for towing, mooring, and fire-fighting operations in the Argentinian region around Rosario on the Paraná river. Built at Damen Galati Shipyards (Romania), the vessels will

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At the end of June, two Damen ASD Tugs 2810 set sail from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to Puerto General de San Martin (Argentina) for towing, mooring, and fire-fighting operations in the Argentinian region around Rosario on the Paraná river. Built at Damen Galati Shipyards (Romania), the vessels will be delivered on time, having met the expectations of Cooperativa De Trabajos Portuarios Limitada de San Martín. This was a first-time order for the Argentinian company who also purchased a Cutter Suction Dredger 500 from Damen Dredging Equipment, which is also on its way by means of a cargo vessel.

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3rd August 2016

Fratelli Neri S.P.A. Orders Three Vessels from Damen

Fratelli Neri S.p.A., the family-owned, Livorno-based harbour towage company, has ordered three new Damen vessels; anASD Tug 2913, a Stan Tug 1606 and a Stan Launch 1305, the last for its subsidiary company Labromare, which is 50% owned by Tripmare S.p.A. All three vessels will operate in and around the

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Fratelli Neri S.p.A., the family-owned, Livorno-based harbour towage company, has ordered three new Damen vessels; anASD Tug 2913, a Stan Tug 1606 and a Stan Launch 1305, the last for its subsidiary company Labromare, which is 50% owned by Tripmare S.p.A. All three vessels will operate in and around the port of Livorno, one of the busiest in the Mediterranean Sea. Delivery will take place in November this year.

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3rd August 2016

Boeing to Add Space Bins to Existing Alaska Airlines 737 Fleet

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Alaska Airlines announced today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that the Seattle-based airline will begin modifying in-service Boeing Sky Interior 737 airplanes with more spacious Space Bins in the coming year. Complete information here.

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Alaska Airlines announced today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that the Seattle-based airline will begin modifying in-service Boeing Sky Interior 737 airplanes with more spacious Space Bins in the coming year.

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3rd August 2016

Boeing, Malaysia Airlines Announce Order for up to 50 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) announced today an order for 25 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $2.75 billion dollars at current list prices. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, also includes purchase rights for additional 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 airplanes. Complete

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) announced today an order for 25 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $2.75 billion dollars at current list prices. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, also includes purchase rights for additional 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 airplanes.

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2nd August 2016

Mercedes is building a new car plant in Hungary, creating 2,500 jobs

Mercedes is building a new car plant in Hungary, creating 2,500 jobs

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Automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand says it will build a new manufacturing plant in Hungary by the end of the decade, investing 1 billion euros ($1.11 billion) and creating 2,500 new jobs. Mercedes opened its first plant in the Hungarian city of Kecskemet in 2012, producing 180,000 compact cars in 2015.

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2nd August 2016

America Makes announce awards for additive manufacturing projects

America Makes announce awards for additive manufacturing projects

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Youngstown-based America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, last week announced seven awardees for its most recent additive manufacturing project call.

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2nd August 2016

400 manufacturing jobs coming to Alstom in Hornell

400 manufacturing jobs coming to Alstom in Hornell

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A new deal between Amtrak and Alstom in Hornell to manufacture high-speed trains is expected to create 750 jobs in New York State, including 400 direct manufacturing jobs at the Hornell rail car maker, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

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2nd August 2016

$12.6 million and 170 manufacturing jobs en route to Middle Tennessee

$12.6 million and 170 manufacturing jobs en route to Middle Tennessee

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A large European steel lamination company is investing $12.6 million in a Paris, Tennessee expansion that will create more than 170 new jobs for the area, according to a news release. Eurotranciatura USA, the company making the investment, is a subsidiary of the world’s largest steel lamination company for electrical rotating machines.

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2nd August 2016

Mining services to target high value technologies to streamline ops and cut costs

Mining services to target high value technologies to streamline ops and cut costs

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Mine equipment, technology and services companies (METS) will adjust their strategies to reflect a structurally lower mineral price environment over the coming years, a report by BMI Research shows.

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2nd August 2016

Thinking lean: Four keys to trim manufacturing

Thinking lean: Four keys to trim manufacturing

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Lean manufacturing isn’t something manufacturers can achieve overnight; and it’s certainly not a one-and-done process executed in a vacuum. To the contrary, waste elimination is achieved through enterprise-wide "lean thinking" and continuous, thoughtful improvement.

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2nd August 2016

India manufacturing gauge rises marginally to 51.8 in July

India manufacturing gauge rises marginally to 51.8 in July

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India’s manufacturing sector hit a four-month high in July, on the back of a strong pickup in new business orders.
The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose marginally to 51.8 in July from 51.7 in June, Nikkei and Markit said in their monthly report. Total new businesses rose at the fastest pace since March, supported by greater demand from local and foreign markets, the report added.

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2nd August 2016

How real-time data boosts just-in-time manufacturing models

How real-time data boosts just-in-time manufacturing models

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The Just-in-Time (JIT) model has led the field in a more stable business environment, but has proved harder to maintain in a climate of fluctuating currencies, changing labor dynamics and unexpected retail whims.

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2nd August 2016

Six simple strategies suppliers can use to do more for their customers

Six simple strategies suppliers can use to do more for their customers

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Suppliers specializing in one type of service used to be able to compete with other providers by excelling at that service and delivering top-quality products. That isn’t the case anymore.

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2nd August 2016

Amazon’s already-large distribution empire keeps expanding

Amazon’s already-large distribution empire keeps expanding

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Amazon has been furiously building out both distribution centers, where workers and robots pull products off shelves and package them for delivery, and smaller sorting plants, which sort the package flow by ZIP code for faster delivery. Although Amazon briefly slowed its pace of distribution-center construction over the 2015 holidays and into 2016, it has announced 17 new fulfillment centers in the U.S. alone since March, notes ChannelAdvisor executive chairman Scott Wingo.

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2nd August 2016

Midwest manufacturing contracts amid low crop prices and equipment orders

Midwest manufacturing contracts amid low crop prices and equipment orders

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Sinking crop prices and job losses clobbered manufacturers across the Midwest in July, driving them into negative economic territory for the first time since January.

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2nd August 2016

U.S. manufacturing growth cooled in July from one-year high

U.S. manufacturing growth cooled in July from one-year high

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U.S. manufacturing expanded in July, though at a slower pace, indicating gradual improvement that could help the economy emerge from a weak first half of the year. The Institute for Supply Management’s index cooled to 52.6 from a one-year high of 53.2 a month earlier, the Tempe, Arizona-based group’s report showed Monday. Readings above 50 indicate growth. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists was 53.

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2nd August 2016

Detailed Gear Design – Beyond Simple Service Factors

Detailed Gear Design – Beyond Simple Service Factors

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This course explores all factors that go into good gear design, including life cycle, load, torque, tooth optimization and evaluating consequences. Students should have a good understanding of basic gear theory and nomenclature.

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2nd August 2016

Exploring the next revolution of 3D printing in industrial manufacturing

Exploring the next revolution of 3D printing in industrial manufacturing

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No one could have predicted the revolution of 3D printing, from creating trinkets and souvenirs to industrial and equipment manufacturing. Now 3D printing has become an integral part of manufacturing, catering to so many uses and applications. The reason for the success of 3D printing in equipment and industrial manufacturing is because it allows agile design process with careful considerations for size and dimensional attributes.

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2nd August 2016

Cellulosic nanomaterials could strengthen auto parts

Cellulosic nanomaterials could strengthen auto parts

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Trees that are removed during forest restoration projects could find their way into car bumpers and fenders as part of a study led by Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University.

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2nd August 2016

July U.S. auto sales up 2.4 percent, full-year sales to drop: forecasters

July U.S. auto sales up 2.4 percent, full-year sales to drop: forecasters

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U.S. July auto sales likely rose 2.4 percent from a year earlier, but full-year sales will not match last year's record, forecasters J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday. LMC now expects that 17.4 million new vehicles will be sold in all of 2016, down 0.1 percent from 2015. It would be the first annual decline in U.S auto sales since 2009.

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2nd August 2016

A look at New Hampshire’s aging manufacturing workforce

A look at New Hampshire’s aging manufacturing workforce

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While New Hampshire's 2.8 percent unemployment rate is largely a good thing — it's one of the nation's lowest — it also means the labor pool is shallow. It's created a squeeze for manufacturing companies in particular for two reasons: The industry's workforce is aging at a faster than average rate, while fewer young workers have the proper skills — or interest — to fill the void of retiring workers.

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2nd August 2016

Process optimization for older manufacturing plants: repair, replace, or re-invent?

Process optimization for older manufacturing plants: repair, replace, or re-invent?

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As technology advances, the performance gap between modern, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and older production plants becomes increasingly apparent. New installations may be bristling with sensors and continuous feedback loops that optimize the process on the fly — one component of so-called Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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2nd August 2016

Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing – September 19-23

Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing – September 19-23

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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.

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2nd August 2016

Toyota, suppliers rethink manufacturing

Toyota, suppliers rethink manufacturing

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Never known for radical changes, Toyota Motor Corp. is about to make one. Toyota’s plan to build the next-generation Corolla at a new factory in central Mexico in 2019 will take the automaker and its supply chain through a makeover on how they design, produce and deliver parts; how Toyota designs and produces vehicles from them; what materials the group uses; and how the chain makes product changes along the way.

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27th July 2016

Manufacturing in the digital age: An IDC infographic

Manufacturing in the digital age: An IDC infographic

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How can your supply chain can drive digital transformation for your business? In today's era, a digitized extended supply chains align product design, manufacturing, and service to achieve customer-centricity and better business results.

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27th July 2016

Caterpillar’s all-seeing sensors steady profit in downturn

Caterpillar’s all-seeing sensors steady profit in downturn

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Sales at Caterpillar (IW 500/24), the world’s biggest machinery producer, have declined in the past three years as its customers cut back on drilling, mining and building. But all the while, one of the company’s key gauges of profitability -- gross margin -- has remained relatively steady during a period it has called its longest downturn ever.

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27th July 2016

Financial Roundup: Power, aviation boost GE despite weak oil

Financial Roundup: Power, aviation boost GE despite weak oil

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Strong results in power and aviation boosted General Electric’s second-quarter results, despite an economy characterized by volatility and slow growth, the company said Friday. Net income was $2.7 billion, compared with a loss of $1.4 billion in the year-ago period. Revenues rose 14.6% to $33.5 billion. Performance among GE’s industrial divisions varied, with oil and gas experiencing big declines in revenues and operating profit due to the rout in oil prices.

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27th July 2016

The radical new metal that’s stronger than steel

The radical new metal that’s stronger than steel

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Modumetal is changing the way metal is manufactured, transforming a science that really is thousands of years old. It’s a far cry from the traditional steel mill that remains in operation today — as a monument to a long-ago industrial revolution. Currently, ore is melted at blisteringly high temperatures into a soup, refined into desirable composition, and poured into ingots or slabs, which later can be shaped into parts and structures.

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27th July 2016

Boeing, Lockheed Martin among companies chosen to design the next Mars orbiter concepts

Boeing, Lockheed Martin among companies chosen to design the next Mars orbiter concepts

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Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital ATK, and Space Systems/Loral were chosen for four-month studies that will explore how a Mars orbiter could communicate, take images and carry out other essential operations on the Red Planet. Every concept will include solar electric propulsion, since it is flexible and feasible using the United States’ current technology capabilities. The proposed orbiter will support the Journey to Mars in a future mission.

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27th July 2016

Creating value from smart manufacturing

Creating value from smart manufacturing

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Whether it’s called smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 or Industrial IoT, even a casual observer of the industrial landscape can see how manufacturing is changing, driven by new technologies and rapidly evolving customer demand. Buyers expect a greater range of choices and manufacturers have responded with mass customization - the concept of building flexibility into mass production.

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27th July 2016

Metal 3D printing takes flight

Metal 3D printing takes flight

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While many designers and engineers find success with 3D-printing parts in plastic for prototyping and low-volume production, producing parts out of metal using similar technology has recently led to the creation of some of the most exciting 3D-printed parts in memory.

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27th July 2016

Can training solve the skills gap in manufacturing?

Can training solve the skills gap in manufacturing?

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Often, the U.S. manufacturing sector is often praised for having built a thriving American middle class and solidifying the nation as an industrial force. But in recent years, the industry has been seriously challenged to maintain its competitive standing, which was put into sharp effect when Detroit — a manufacturing-focused region — endured the debilitating effects of its residents abandoned the city by the millions, and ultimately filed for bankruptcy. Since the 2007-2009 recession, the manufacturing sector has dealt with multiple impediments to its full recovery, and its has seen sparks of revitalization. Hiring is beginning to pick up and more jobs are available, but there are fewer qualified candidates to fill these roles. Effective training may be the remedy to this skills gap issue.

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27th July 2016

Design for a new manufacturing

Design for a new manufacturing

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At Woodward, Inc., a leader in control solutions in the aerospace and energy markets, the past of U.S. manufacturing and testing is giving way to the future. The company, like many others, faces a costly and complicated global arena for production. Factors such as logistics, inventory costs, ease of doing business and the risks of operating extended supply chains are the chief drivers for keeping manufacturing in the United States.

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27th July 2016

Machining in the digitized, virtualized future

Machining in the digitized, virtualized future

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Trends, by definition, are hard to trace. By the time an idea has taken hold with the individuals who pursue it, the circumstantial evidence is everywhere and all the new adherents want some credit. Big-stage events like IMTS are a good opportunity to see trends in action — but how can a prospective visitor know now what trends to be watching for in September.

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27th July 2016

CBI survey highlights the true impact of Brexit

CBI survey highlights the true impact of Brexit

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According to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturing output and domestic orders saw firm growth since the beginning of 2016, but this will likely fall between now and November.

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27th July 2016

O.C. workforce ramps up high-tech factory job skills

O.C. workforce ramps up high-tech factory job skills

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What economists call "advanced manufacturing" is a key to prosperity, not just in Orange County but also across the country as factories go high-tech. Blue-collar jobs are morphing into something closer to white-collar work and communities are scrambling to train manufacturing workers with suitable skills.

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27th July 2016

New ESA-RAL lab for advanced manufacturing techniques and materials

New ESA-RAL lab for advanced manufacturing techniques and materials

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ESA's latest technical laboratory, inaugurated today by Director General Jan Woerner, will help to understand the capabilities of 3-D printing and other advanced manufacturing techniques for future space missions. The Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory is at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Harwell, Oxfordshire, directly adjacent to ESA's UK facility.

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27th July 2016

Sharpest rise in U.S. manufacturing production since November 2015

Sharpest rise in U.S. manufacturing production since November 2015

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July data signaled a further rebound in business conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, led by a robust expansion of incoming new work and the fastest upturn in production volumes for eight months. Job creation also strengthened in July, with the latest increase in payroll numbers the fastest seen over the past 12 months. At the same time, input cost inflation edged up to its strongest since November 2014 but factory gate prices rose only marginally.

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27th July 2016

GM boosts full-year outlook after record second-quarter profit

GM boosts full-year outlook after record second-quarter profit

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General Motors Co (GM.N) on Thursday raised its forecast for full-year profits after reporting a record second-quarter profit as it continued to capitalize on strong sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles in the United States.

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27th July 2016

NAM Manufacturing Economic Report - July 25, 2016

NAM Manufacturing Economic Report - July 25, 2016

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Economic data were mixed last week, but there was encouraging news related to manufacturing production, which rebounded in June after a disappointing May report. Output in the sector rose by 0.4 percent in June, following a decline of 0.3 percent in May. Strong growth in the motor vehicles and parts segment, up 5.9 percent, helped to boost the headline number. Despite some progress in June, it is safe to say that manufacturing activity remains quite challenged. Over the past 12 months, manufacturing production has risen by just 0.4 percent. That is an improvement from the year-year over year decline of 0.2 percent seen in May, but such sluggish growth was indicative of recent struggles that manufacturers have had in light of global headwinds.

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27th July 2016

U.S. Manufacturing in a post-Brexit world

U.S. Manufacturing in a post-Brexit world

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The United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union, with all of its potential world changing implications, is certainly a hot topic in Washington and in the business community. The pundit blogosphere has virtually exploded with Brexit. Manufacturers need to pay attention. But the U.K. vote needs to be put into its proper perspective as one of many difficult challenges to global manufacturing success in a difficult economic period.

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27th July 2016

Jobless claims in U.S. unexpectedly drop to three-month low

Jobless claims in U.S. unexpectedly drop to three-month low

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The number of applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, reaching a three-month low, indicating the labor market remains steady.

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27th July 2016

Infographic: An animated guide to how wind turbines work

Infographic: An animated guide to how wind turbines work

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When driving by a wind turbine farm, it's impossible not to marvel at the sheer size and power of these machines. While the science may seem modern day, the concept has been around for millenniums. Its predecessor, the simple windmill, can be traced as far back as 200 B.C. when it was used for simple farming like grinding grain and drawing water.

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21st July 2016

WesTech Appoints Greg Payne, PE, as National Sales Manager of Municipal Division

WesTech Engineering Inc. has appointed Greg Payne, PE, as the National Sales Manager of its Municipal Division overseeing all of its municipal water and wastewater sales activities. Complete information here.

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WesTech Engineering Inc. has appointed Greg Payne, PE, as the National Sales Manager of its Municipal Division overseeing all of its municipal water and wastewater sales activities.

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21st July 2016

Triumph Names MaryLou Thomas EVP, Aerospace Structures

Triumph Group, Inc.(NYSE:TGI) has named MaryLou Thomas executive vice president of Triumph’s Aerospace Structures business unit, one of the company’s four market-based business units. She will be based in Arlington, Texas, and reports directly to President and Chief Executive Officer

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Triumph Group, Inc.(NYSE:TGI) has named MaryLou Thomas executive vice president of Triumph’s Aerospace Structures business unit, one of the company’s four market-based business units. She will be based in Arlington, Texas, and reports directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Crowley.

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21st July 2016

Vestas secures 131 MW order in the United States

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 131 MW of PTC qualifying turbine components. Complete information here.

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Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 131 MW of PTC qualifying turbine components.

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21st July 2016

Siemens to supply compressor trains for Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Siemens has won an order from the Trans Adriatic Pipeline consortium for six 15-megawatt SGT-400-driven turbo compressor trains. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will open up the so-called Southern Gas Corridor for Europe. Installation is scheduled for 2017 and the pipeline is expected to begin operating in late 2019. Complete information

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Siemens has won an order from the Trans Adriatic Pipeline consortium for six 15-megawatt SGT-400-driven turbo compressor trains. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will open up the so-called Southern Gas Corridor for Europe. Installation is scheduled for 2017 and the pipeline is expected to begin operating in late 2019.

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21st July 2016

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America Selects James D. Solomon, VP & CFO as Next CEO

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America, part of Sumitomo Drive Technologies, announced James D. Solomon as the corporation's next President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Solomon, who currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will succeed Ronald J. Smith, President & CEO, on January 1, 2017. Complete information

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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America, part of Sumitomo Drive Technologies, announced James D. Solomon as the corporation's next President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Solomon, who currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will succeed Ronald J. Smith, President & CEO, on January 1, 2017.

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21st July 2016

Siemens receives order to deliver world’s first 1,100 kV HVDC transformers

Together with local partners Siemens will deliver the world's first 1,100 kilovolt (kV) converter transformers for the world's largest and first high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission link, which has a transmission voltage of 1,100 kV DC. They are also the most powerful converter transformers in the world, with a capacity of 587.1

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Together with local partners Siemens will deliver the world's first 1,100 kilovolt (kV) converter transformers for the world's largest and first high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission link, which has a transmission voltage of 1,100 kV DC. They are also the most powerful converter transformers in the world, with a capacity of 587.1 megavoltamperes (MVA).

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21st July 2016

ZPMC delivered a 1000-ton hydraulic lifting wind-power vessel to CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Co.,

On March 29, the ship delivery ceremony of ZPMC’s self-elevating wind power installation vessel built for CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. was held at Oil Platform and Offshore Wind Power Division. The platform is top-ranking in design, manufacturing and operational efficiency and plays an important equipment support role

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On March 29, the ship delivery ceremony of ZPMC’s self-elevating wind power installation vessel built for CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. was held at Oil Platform and Offshore Wind Power Division. The platform is top-ranking in design, manufacturing and operational efficiency and plays an important equipment support role in domestic wind energy development.

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21st July 2016

Siemens fits out Hong Kong’s longest road tunnel

A five-kilometer freeway tunnel is to be constructed to link Hong Kong to the new Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai border crossing with mainland China. Siemens is to supply all of the traffic control and monitoring systems for the twin-bore Liantang tunnel, which will have an overall length of approximately five

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A five-kilometer freeway tunnel is to be constructed to link Hong Kong to the new Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai border crossing with mainland China. Siemens is to supply all of the traffic control and monitoring systems for the twin-bore Liantang tunnel, which will have an overall length of approximately five kilometers. The tunnel forms part of a four-lane freeway link, extending to around eleven kilometers in total, intended to provide a new strategic direct connection for cross-border freight and passenger vehicle traffic between the Northeast New Territories and the Eastern part of Shenzhen on the Chinese mainland. The project will become the longest road tunnel in Hong Kong on completion in 2022.

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21st July 2016

Gulf Air awards Rolls-Royce $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, has awarded Rolls-Royce a $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines to power 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The contract also includes long-term TotalCare® service support. Complete information here.

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Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, has awarded Rolls-Royce a $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines to power 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The contract also includes long-term TotalCare® service support.

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21st July 2016

ZPMC Electric Group Launched Its First Intelligent Assembly Line

Recently, the intelligent gantry traveling mechanism trolley assembly line, generally contracted and developed by ZPMC Electric Group, passed the design verification with the full support of the mechanical support branch and has been formally launched. Complete information here.

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Recently, the intelligent gantry traveling mechanism trolley assembly line, generally contracted and developed by ZPMC Electric Group, passed the design verification with the full support of the mechanical support branch and has been formally launched.

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21st July 2016

Rolls-Royce reaches $216 million agreement to deliver F-35B LiftSystems

Rolls-Royce has signed a production contract totalling $216 million for the innovative LiftSystemsTM that provide powered lift capability to the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. Complete information here.

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Rolls-Royce has signed a production contract totalling $216 million for the innovative LiftSystemsTM that provide powered lift capability to the F-35B Lightning II aircraft.

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21st July 2016

Rolls-Royce wins $900m Virgin Atlantic order

Rolls-Royce has won a $900m order from Virgin Atlantic for Trent XWB engines and TotalCare® long term services for 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. Complete information here.

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Rolls-Royce has won a $900m order from Virgin Atlantic for Trent XWB engines and TotalCare® long term services for 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

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20th July 2016

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Awards Mars Orbiter Study Contract to Northrop Grumman

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for one of several Next Mars Orbiter (NeMO) conceptual study efforts to develop concepts for a potential future orbiter. Complete information here.

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for one of several Next Mars Orbiter (NeMO) conceptual study efforts to develop concepts for a potential future orbiter.

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20th July 2016

L-3 Delivers Upgraded C-130 Aircraft to the U.S. Air Force for Argentine Foreign Military Sales Prog

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Platform Integration division has delivered an upgraded C-130 aircraft to Argentina as part of a U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The delivery was the first of five aircraft scheduled to receive avionics and systems modernization. Complete information

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L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Platform Integration division has delivered an upgraded C-130 aircraft to Argentina as part of a U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The delivery was the first of five aircraft scheduled to receive avionics and systems modernization.

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20th July 2016

Liebherr hands over its 90,000th truck mixer

Liebherr hands over its ninety thousandth truck mixer to one of its customers. The company Transbeton from Laupheim (Germany) collected the semitrailer HTM 1004 ZA. Complete information here.

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Liebherr hands over its ninety thousandth truck mixer to one of its customers. The company Transbeton from Laupheim (Germany) collected the semitrailer HTM 1004 ZA.

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20th July 2016

HMC Gears Manufactures Massive Gear Set for The Army Corps of Engineers

Locally owned HMC Gears has just finished manufacturing a large gear set and pinions for the Army Corps of Engineers. When installed, they will produce electricity for the Ozark Hydroelectric Power Plant in Ozark, Arkansas. Complete information here.

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Locally owned HMC Gears has just finished manufacturing a large gear set and pinions for the Army Corps of Engineers. When installed, they will produce electricity for the Ozark Hydroelectric Power Plant in Ozark, Arkansas.

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20th July 2016

John Deere Awarded Construction Equipment Contract by National Purchasing Partners Government

John Deere was the only original equipment manufacturer recently awarded a three-year construction equipment contract by the National Purchasing Partners Government Division (NPPGov), a cooperative purchasing organization that serves public and nonprofit markets by providing access to contracts created through a request for proposal process conducted by a lead

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John Deere was the only original equipment manufacturer recently awarded a three-year construction equipment contract by the National Purchasing Partners Government Division (NPPGov), a cooperative purchasing organization that serves public and nonprofit markets by providing access to contracts created through a request for proposal process conducted by a lead public agency. The cooperative contract includes the manufacturer's full line of construction equipment and commercial worksite products, and already satisfies the bid process, helping eligible organizations in the U.S. easily acquire the equipment they need.

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20th July 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems to supply wheels and brakes for HNA Aviation’s new A320neo fleet

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected by Hainan Aviation Group Co., Ltd. (HNA Aviation) to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its new fleet of A320neo aircraft. The selection makes HNA Aviation the sixth A320ceo customer to change

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UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected by Hainan Aviation Group Co., Ltd. (HNA Aviation) to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its new fleet of A320neo aircraft. The selection makes HNA Aviation the sixth A320ceo customer to change its wheels and brakes supplier from the competition to UTC Aerospace Systems for its A320neo fleet.

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20th July 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver new wheels and brakes to U.S. Air Force for 475 F-15 aircraft

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX), will deliver new wheels and brakes to the U.S. Air Force for 475 of its F-15 aircraft, with the first deliveries scheduled to begin in August. Complete information here.

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UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX), will deliver new wheels and brakes to the U.S. Air Force for 475 of its F-15 aircraft, with the first deliveries scheduled to begin in August.

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20th July 2016

Boeing, EGYPTAIR Announce Order for Nine Next-Generation 737-800s

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and EGYPTAIR announced an order today for nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal, valued at $864 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Order & Deliveries website. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and EGYPTAIR announced an order today for nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal, valued at $864 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Order & Deliveries website.

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20th July 2016

Boeing, Donghai Airlines Announce Airline’s Intent to Purchase 25 737 MAX 8s, Five 787-9s

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Donghai Airlines announced today the airline's intent to purchase 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement is valued at more than $4 billion at current list prices. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Donghai Airlines announced today the airline's intent to purchase 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9 Dreamliners at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement is valued at more than $4 billion at current list prices.

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20th July 2016

Boeing, Ruili Airlines Finalize Order for Six 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ruili Airlines announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow the finalization of an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.59 billion at current list prices. The order represents the first widebody order for the Yunnan-based carrier. Complete information here.

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ruili Airlines announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow the finalization of an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.59 billion at current list prices. The order represents the first widebody order for the Yunnan-based carrier.

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20th July 2016

Celanese Appoints Verghese Thomas Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, announced today it has appointed Dr. Verghese Thomas as Chief Technology & Innovation Officer. The appointment of Thomas, currently the company’s Global Technology & Innovation Director of the Celanese engineered materials and EVA polymers businesses, supports the

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Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, announced today it has appointed Dr. Verghese Thomas as Chief Technology & Innovation Officer. The appointment of Thomas, currently the company’s Global Technology & Innovation Director of the Celanese engineered materials and EVA polymers businesses, supports the company’s emphasis on applying its process, product and application technology expertise toward customer-focused innovation.

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20th July 2016

Evonik appoints Mukund Bhure Global Industrial Lubricants Marketing Manager

Evonik’s Oil Additives business line has appointed Mukund Bhure to the role of Global Industrial Lubricants Marketing Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for leadership of the wind turbine and general industrial gear oils business globally, and will relocate from his current location in Mumbai, India

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Evonik’s Oil Additives business line has appointed Mukund Bhure to the role of Global Industrial Lubricants Marketing Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for leadership of the wind turbine and general industrial gear oils business globally, and will relocate from his current location in Mumbai, India to Evonik’s Horsham, Pennsylvania Technology Center in the US.

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20th July 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems chosen to provide its world-class maintenance, repair and overhaul services to

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has been selected by Copa Airlines to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 (737NG) aircraft. Complete information here.

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UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has been selected by Copa Airlines to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 (737NG) aircraft.

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20th July 2016

GE Technology to Power One of the World’s Largest Crane Vessels

Solid partnerships and reliable technologies are needed to realize bold goals and surmount herculean challenges. Recently, such a partnership was forged between GE (NYSE: GE) and Sembcorp Marine to realize one of the most challenging offshore projects in recent times—Heerema’s new Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel. Complete information

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Solid partnerships and reliable technologies are needed to realize bold goals and surmount herculean challenges. Recently, such a partnership was forged between GE (NYSE: GE) and Sembcorp Marine to realize one of the most challenging offshore projects in recent times—Heerema’s new Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel.

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20th July 2016

GE Renewable Energy begins shipping its first offshore wind turbine nacelles to the United States

The GE Renewable Energy offshore wind turbine plant in Saint-Nazaire (France) is completing the manufacturing of its first commercial series of Haliade™ Offshore wind turbine nacelles. The five 370-ton nacelles are scheduled to begin their voyage to the United States in the coming days. They will equip the Block

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The GE Renewable Energy offshore wind turbine plant in Saint-Nazaire (France) is completing the manufacturing of its first commercial series of Haliade™ Offshore wind turbine nacelles. The five 370-ton nacelles are scheduled to begin their voyage to the United States in the coming days. They will equip the Block Island Wind Farm, the first of its kind in the U.S.

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20th July 2016

Boeing, Air Lease Corporation Announce Order for Six 737 MAXs

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. Complete information here.

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.

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20th July 2016

Three Damen Hybrid Tugs for Dutch Navy

In an official handover ceremony at the Den Helder Naval Base, the Royal Netherlands Navy took formal delivery of three Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tugs. In addition to providing an increase in ship handling capacity, the new vessels are also installed with hybrid propulsion systems. This will contribute to Dutch Ministry

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In an official handover ceremony at the Den Helder Naval Base, the Royal Netherlands Navy took formal delivery of three Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tugs. In addition to providing an increase in ship handling capacity, the new vessels are also installed with hybrid propulsion systems. This will contribute to Dutch Ministry of Defence ambitions regarding sustainable operations of the Navy.

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20th July 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems selected by Asiana Airlines to provide landing gear services for 747-400 aircr

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has been selected by Asiana Airlines Inc. to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The work will be performed at the UTC Aerospace Systems Center of Excellence in

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UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has been selected by Asiana Airlines Inc. to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The work will be performed at the UTC Aerospace Systems Center of Excellence in Miami, a world leader in performing overhauls on Boeing landing gear.

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20th July 2016

Boeing, Air Europa Announce Order for 20 737 MAX 8s

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Europa today announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Europa today announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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20th July 2016

DNV GL joins cross industry group to spur LNG uptake

DNV GL joined SEALNG, a new cross industry initiative group to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The partners involved in the project are Carnival Corporation & plc, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam,

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DNV GL joined SEALNG, a new cross industry initiative group to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The partners involved in the project are Carnival Corporation & plc, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, TOTE Inc. and Wärtsilä.

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20th July 2016

Boeing to Manufacture 777X Components with Composite Material Made in U.A.E.

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that it will source carbon fiber pre-impregnated (prepreg) composite material for the Boeing 777X from a new joint venture formed by Mubadala Development Company and Solvay. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that it will source carbon fiber pre-impregnated (prepreg) composite material for the Boeing 777X from a new joint venture formed by Mubadala Development Company and Solvay.

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20th July 2016

Boeing Business Jets Announces Orders for Two BBJ MAX 8 Airplanes

Boeing [NYSE:BA] Business Jets announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Air Show today, the sale of two BBJ MAX 8 airplanes. The recently booked BBJ MAX 8s were ordered by two separate undisclosed customers, one customer based in North America and the other in Asia. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE:BA] Business Jets announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Air Show today, the sale of two BBJ MAX 8 airplanes. The recently booked BBJ MAX 8s were ordered by two separate undisclosed customers, one customer based in North America and the other in Asia.

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20th July 2016

Dana to Directly Sell Victor Reinz® Gaskets to Aftermarket Network in North America

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it will begin selling its original-equipment line of gaskets and sealing products, under the Victor Reinz® brand name, directly to its network of aftermarket customers in North America, effectiveNov. 1, 2016. Complete information here.

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Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it will begin selling its original-equipment line of gaskets and sealing products, under the Victor Reinz® brand name, directly to its network of aftermarket customers in North America, effectiveNov. 1, 2016.

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20th July 2016

Boeing, Standard Chartered Announce Order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Standard Chartered Bank today announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at $960 million at current list prices, was attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. Complete information here.

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Standard Chartered Bank today announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at $960 million at current list prices, was attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

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20th July 2016

Boeing names Hyslop Chief Technology Officer

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today named Greg Hyslop its chief technology officer (CTO), replacing John Tracy, a 35-year company veteran who served as CTO since 2006 and announced his retirement earlier this year. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] today named Greg Hyslop its chief technology officer (CTO), replacing John Tracy, a 35-year company veteran who served as CTO since 2006 and announced his retirement earlier this year.

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20th July 2016

Airbus recognizes three UTC Aerospace Systems’ business units for top performance

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was recently honored by Airbus with three awards as part of Airbus's 2015 Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program (SQIP). The annual program recognizes top suppliers for excellence and sustainable performance on serial production. UTC Aerospace Systems' Actuation &

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UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was recently honored by Airbus with three awards as part of Airbus's 2015 Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program (SQIP). The annual program recognizes top suppliers for excellence and sustainable performance on serial production. UTC Aerospace Systems' Actuation & Propeller Systems (APS) and Interiors businesses received Best Performer Awards, and the Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) business was recognized with a Best Improver Award at a ceremony in Toulouse, France.

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20th July 2016

GE to Use Its Expanded Service Capabilities to Upgrade Polish District Heating Plant

Highlighting its growing portfolio of solutions to help support the long-term role of Poland’s coal-fired power plants in Europe’s energy mix, GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) today announced it will modernize one of three Zamech-made turbine-generator sets at Veolia Energia Poznań ZEC SA,

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Highlighting its growing portfolio of solutions to help support the long-term role of Poland’s coal-fired power plants in Europe’s energy mix, GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) today announced it will modernize one of three Zamech-made turbine-generator sets at Veolia Energia Poznań ZEC SA, a 275-megawatt (MW) district-heating plant. GE gained global capabilities to service non-GE supplied steam turbine equipment through its acquisition of Alstom Power’s thermal services business in November 2015.

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20th July 2016

Boeing Announces 10 New Orders and Commitments for Boeing Converted Freighters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced 10 new orders and commitments today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow for its Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) program. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced 10 new orders and commitments today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow for its Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) program.

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20th July 2016

Boeing Forecasts Demand for 1,850 New Airplanes in India

Boeing [NYSE: BA] forecasts a demand for 1,850 new airplanes in India, valued at $265 billion, over the next 20 years. The company today released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) for India during a briefing in Mumbai. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] forecasts a demand for 1,850 new airplanes in India, valued at $265 billion, over the next 20 years. The company today released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) for India during a briefing in Mumbai.

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20th July 2016

GE to Repower BPDB’s Ghorashal Station in Bangladesh

GE (NYSE: GE), in a consortium with China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation, has been awarded a US$117 million order from Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for repowering Unit 3 of the Ghorashal Power Plant, the largest power station in Bangladesh, located in the Narsingdi district. This will

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GE (NYSE: GE), in a consortium with China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation, has been awarded a US$117 million order from Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for repowering Unit 3 of the Ghorashal Power Plant, the largest power station in Bangladesh, located in the Narsingdi district. This will be the first repowering project for the country and will provide a much-needed increase in power generation capacity for Bangladesh by adding more than 200 megawatts (MW) of cleaner power to the national grid.

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20th July 2016

Boeing Announces Commitment for 30 737 Airplanes from Unidentified Chinese Customer

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a commitment for 30 737 airplanes from an unidentified Chinese customer at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a commitment for 30 737 airplanes from an unidentified Chinese customer at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow.

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20th July 2016

Boeing, TUI Group Finalize Order for 10 737 MAXs, One 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and TUI Group, the world's number one tourism business, finalized an order today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow for 10 737 MAX 8s and one 787-9 Dreamliner. The MAX orders are new, while the 787 order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and TUI Group, the world's number one tourism business, finalized an order today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow for 10 737 MAX 8s and one 787-9 Dreamliner. The MAX orders are new, while the 787 order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

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20th July 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems selected by AirAsia to provide nacelle asset support and MRO services

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected by AirAsia to provide nacelle asset support, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its Malaysia-headquartered fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The services will be provided by UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business as part

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UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected by AirAsia to provide nacelle asset support, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its Malaysia-headquartered fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The services will be provided by UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business as part of a five-year Prime Solutions® agreement and performed at the Goodrich Aerostructures Service Center – Asia Pte. Ltd. facility (GASCA) in Singapore.

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19th July 2016

Mercedes manufacturing golf carts

Mercedes manufacturing golf carts

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As long as there is money, we will never run out of ways to spend it. Take this latest potential pocket-drainer: a Mercedes-Benz luxury golf cart. Three years after gathering suggestions for the ideal golfer carrier, the Style Edition Garia Golf Car was made withgolf cart manufacturer Garia to preview the future of high-end golf carts. Garia has already made a name for itself in the world of luxury golf carts, and since Mercedes-Benz is looking tostamp its logo on pretty much anything, the partnership makes sense.

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19th July 2016

Triumph and Lockheed Martin sign long-term agreements for F-35 components

Triumph and Lockheed Martin sign long-term agreements for F-35 components

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Triumph Group, Inc. was selected by Lockheed Martin to supply key engine and structures components for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Since the start of the year, Triumph’s Precision Components (TPC) business unit has received multiple contracts from the aircraft manufacturer.

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19th July 2016

Four key trends to watch in smart manufacturing and supply chain

Four key trends to watch in smart manufacturing and supply chain

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Industrial IoT and big data are converging to enable demand-driven 'smart supply chains.' The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality.

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19th July 2016

Manufacturing’s IT professionals are ignoring their biggest customer – the Shop Floor

Manufacturing’s IT professionals are ignoring their biggest customer – the Shop Floor

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I recently had the opportunity to speak at a conference attended by a large group of information technology (IT) professionals from manufacturing companies. What a great forum for witnessing how these people think and communicate and demonstrate their commitment to providing service.

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19th July 2016

Toyota and Honda UK factories could face closure

Toyota and Honda UK factories could face closure

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A number of car factories in the UK are facing an uncertain future after Britian’s vote to leave the European Union, with Toyota and Honda factories most at risk, according to research by PA Consulting Group.

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19th July 2016

Toyota Material Handling North America launches TMHNA university research program

Toyota Material Handling North America launches TMHNA university research program

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Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) has announced the TMHNA University Research Program, a new sponsored research program created to drive the next generation of technology for the supply chain, logistics and material handling industry.

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19th July 2016

U.S. fuel efficiency goals could fall short by 2025 federal report finds

U.S. fuel efficiency goals could fall short by 2025 federal report finds

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The fuel efficiency standards championed by President Obama in 2012 will fall short of the 54.5 miles per gallon 2025 target the administration set because consumers are buying more pickup trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles than expected, according to a technical report by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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19th July 2016

Five jobs that will be the hardest to fill in 2025

Five jobs that will be the hardest to fill in 2025

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With low labor-force participation, declining immigration levels, and the looming retirement of baby boomers on the horizon, the U.S. labor market is tightening and driving up wages. Over the next decade, the country will experience a labor shortage that will disproportionately affect some industries and professions, predicts an April 2016 report from the Conference Board.

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19th July 2016

Advanced testing of gear units – German gear unit manufacturer opens new test facility

Advanced testing of gear units – German gear unit manufacturer opens new test facility

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Renk, a manufacturer of special gear units and transmissions and part of the MAN group, opened one of the biggest and most modern test facilities for gear units worldwide in its Augsburg, Germany headquarters.

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19th July 2016

Integrating additive manufacturing without inhibiting machining

Integrating additive manufacturing without inhibiting machining

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Mitsui Seiki is a machine tool builder that aims to excel in the area of precision. It provides machines, often custom-engineered, to meet machining challenges related to high-value parts with particularly demanding tolerances. Therefore, the company’s introduction of additive manufacturing as a capability it can now deliver might seem like an odd fit. Additive manufacturing—building up parts or features through a controlled process of adding material in layers—cannot by itself achieve anything like the fine tolerances that machining can.

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19th July 2016

U.S. cutting tool demand falls again, reflecting manufacturing weakness

U.S. cutting tool demand falls again, reflecting manufacturing weakness

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U.S. manufacturers consumed $165.68 million worth of cutting tools during May, a decline of 4.6% from the April total and a 4.1% drop from the May 2015 result. Cutting tool consumption is an index to overall manufacturing activity.

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19th July 2016

Shale Gas – American manufacturing, re-energized

Shale Gas – American manufacturing, re-energized

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Thanks to the power of innovative fracking technology and an abundance of shale gas, the United States has the lowest natural gas prices in the world, giving our energy-intensive industries a global cost advantage. In May, U.S. natural gas prices of less than $2 per mmbtus (only $1.78 in some markets) were less than half of gas prices in Europe ($4.30); Asia and India ($4.50); and South America ($4.75).

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19th July 2016

Canada’s manufacturing sales drop in May; disruptions in auto industry from wildfires likely to pers

Canada’s manufacturing sales drop in May; disruptions in auto industry from wildfires likely to pers

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Manufacturing sales in Canada fell slightly more than projections in May after recovering briefly in April. The decline is mostly due to temporary disruptions to supply chains. Sales fell 1 percent in May, the third fall in five months. Excluding price changes, manufacturing shipment volumes dropped at an even larger 2.1 percent, emphasizing a lower activity level in May, noted TD Economics in a research note.

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19th July 2016

NAM Manufacturing Economic Report

NAM Manufacturing Economic Report

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Economic data were mixed last week, but there was encouraging news related to manufacturing production, which rebounded in June after a disappointing May report. Output in the sector rose by 0.4 percent in June, following a decline of 0.3 percent in May. Strong growth in the motor vehicles and parts segment, up 5.9 percent, helped to boost the headline number. Despite some progress in June, it is safe to say that manufacturing activity remains quite challenged.

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19th July 2016

Black & Decker teams with Cisco for IoT manufacturing

Black & Decker teams with Cisco for IoT manufacturing

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Powertool manufacturer Black & Decker turned to Cisco to provide an "internet of things" solution that increases visibility and decreases complexity in one of the largest tool manufacturing plants in Mexico.

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19th July 2016

Schafer Industries Inc. acquires assets of Custom Gear and Machine, Inc.

Schafer Industries Inc. acquires assets of Custom Gear and Machine, Inc.

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Effective July 1, 2016, Schafer Industries, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schafer Gear Works Rockford, LLC, has acquired the assets and business of Custom Gear and Machine, Inc. of Roscoe, Ill. The acquisition was announced jointly by Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, and Stan Blenke, the company’s executive vice president.

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19th July 2016

AGMA Webinar Part 3 – THIS WEEK

AGMA Webinar Part 3 – THIS WEEK

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The third part in the AGMA Gearbox Field Inspection webinar series, Condition Monitoring, will take place at 1:00 pm Eastern time on July 21. This 3-part series is free to AGMA members, and $159 for non-members. The first two webinars are available to take in prior to watching this one at the end of the month. Complete information is available on the AGMA website.

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19th July 2016

Daimler Trucks to use 3D printing in spare parts production

Daimler Trucks to use 3D printing in spare parts production

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Daimler, the world's largest truck manufacturer, will use three-dimensional printing (3D) to produce spare parts, the latest example of how digital technologies are radically reshaping automotive manufacturing and its supply chain.

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19th July 2016

Manufacturing in the U.S. gains more than forecast in June

Manufacturing in the U.S. gains more than forecast in June

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Manufacturing in the U.S. last month posted the strongest advance since January, helped by automobile production and a sign domestic demand is improving.

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19th July 2016

Timken acquires Lovejoy, Inc.

Timken acquires Lovejoy, Inc.

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The Timken Company announced that it has acquired Lovejoy, Inc., a manufacturer of premium industrial couplings and universal joints, for approximately $66 million. For the 12 months ending March 31, 2016, Lovejoy sales were approximately $56 million.

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13th July 2016

U.S. Manufacturing technology orders down in May

U.S. Manufacturing technology orders down in May

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May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $$277.7 million according to AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 18.2 percent from May 2015, but was down just 1.4 percent from April, which may indicate that the overall order decline is slowing.

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13th July 2016

Tata Steel may merge with ThyssenKrupp

Tata Steel may merge with ThyssenKrupp

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In an attempt to soften the blow of its long-running troubles, Tata Steel is in talks with ThyssenKrupp about combining their European operations. Any merger between the two industry competitors would largely involve Tata’s UK arm, which has been troubled for some time.

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13th July 2016

Plattsburgh’s Norsk Titanium facility to be world’s first aerospace additive manufacturing plant

Plattsburgh’s Norsk Titanium facility to be world’s first aerospace additive manufacturing plant

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Norsek Titanium announced new details Monday about its planned facility in Plattsburgh, NY. Oslo-based Norsk to develop a $125 million factory to make aerospace-grade aviation components.

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13th July 2016

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC acquisition of outstanding stake in ITP from SENER

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC acquisition of outstanding stake in ITP from SENER

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Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC announces that it will purchase the outstanding 53.1% shareholding in Industria de Turbo Propulsores SA ("ITP") owned by SENER Grupo de Ingeniería SA ("SENER"). The acquisition strengthens Rolls-Royce’s position on its Civil Aerospace large engine growth programs by capturing significant additional value from its long-term aftermarket revenues, including the high volume Trent 1000 and Trent XWB engines, where ITP has played a key role as a risk and revenue sharing partner.

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13th July 2016

Top industries and companies in the top IW US 500 states

Top industries and companies in the top IW US 500 states

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We always love to slice and dice the IW U.S. 500 data, IndustryWeek's exclusive annual ranking of America's largest public manufacturers, based on revenue. In this cut, we look at the states with the most revenue from IW 500 companies, along with the industries and companies that drive manufacturing in each state.

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13th July 2016

U.S. employment rebounds strongly in June, calming fears of economic slowdown

U.S. employment rebounds strongly in June, calming fears of economic slowdown

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The U.S. jobs market picked up speed in June, new government data showed Friday allaying fears that the economy was headed for a sustained slowdown after a weak start to this year.

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13th July 2016

Robust hiring gain in the June points to a resilient U.S. economy

Robust hiring gain in the June points to a resilient U.S. economy

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A burst of hiring in June provided a reassuring sign that the U.S. economy will likely withstand global weakness that may be magnified by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

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13th July 2016

AGMA Webinar Part 3 – end of this month

AGMA Webinar Part 3 – end of this month

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The third part in the AGMA Gearbox Field Inspection webinar series, Condition Monitoring, will take place at 1:00 pm Eastern time on July 21. This 3-part series is free to AGMA members, and $159 for non-members. The first two webinars are available to take in prior to watching this one at the end of the month. Complete information is available on the AGMA website.

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13th July 2016

Monday Economic Report

Monday Economic Report

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The June jobs numbers provide mixed news on the labor market, but more than anything, they suggest that the U.S. economy remains much weaker than desired, particularly for manufacturing.

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13th July 2016

How the trade secrets act will benefit manufacturers

How the trade secrets act will benefit manufacturers

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Many times, Congress passes important bills that go unreported by the mainstream media. Such was the case with the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S. 1890), passed by the Senate and House of Representatives with near unanimous support in April and signed by President Obama on May 11, 2016. This beneficial bill was authored by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and cosponsored by nearly two-thirds of the Senate.

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13th July 2016

Aero Gear to get spot on global aerospace stage

Aero Gear to get spot on global aerospace stage

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Lee Welch, director of sales and marketing at Aero Gear Inc., a Windsor manufacturer of aerospace gearboxes, is getting a spot on the same global aerospace stage next week as titans General Electric Co., and United Technologies Corp.

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13th July 2016

Obama adviser says more training needed to advance U.S. manufacturing

Obama adviser says more training needed to advance U.S. manufacturing

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A top economic adviser to President Barack Obama said Thursday that American manufactured goods compete well in the global market, but acknowledged the U.S. lags behind other countries in training workers for skills needed in today’s economy.

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8th July 2016

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received a 406 MW order in Denmark

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received a firm and unconditional order for 49 V164-8 MW turbines with a total capacity of 406 MW for the offshore Horns Reef 3 project in Denmark, ref. company announcements No. 36/2015 of 29 June 2015 and No. 21/2016 of 2 June 2016. The 406 MW order is placed by Vattenfall, and the

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received a firm and unconditional order for 49 V164-8 MW turbines with a total capacity of 406 MW for the offshore Horns Reef 3 project in Denmark, ref. company announcements No. 36/2015 of 29 June 2015 and No. 21/2016 of 2 June 2016. The 406 MW order is placed by Vattenfall, and the contract covers supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five year full-scope service contract.

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8th July 2016

Vestas secures orders for 162 MW in the United States

Vestas has received two firm and unconditional orders, totaling 162 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines for projects in the United States. Complete information here.

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Vestas has received two firm and unconditional orders, totaling 162 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines for projects in the United States.

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8th July 2016

Vestas secures 26 MW order in Turkey

The project will be located in Balikesir province and consist of eight V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, which are well-suited for the region’s low- to mid-speed wind conditions. Complete information here.

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The project will be located in Balikesir province and consist of eight V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, which are well-suited for the region’s low- to mid-speed wind conditions.

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8th July 2016

Vestas wins 76 MW order in Sweden

Rabbalshede Vind has ordered 22 Vestas V126-3.45 MW turbines for the Lyrestad wind park with Google buying the power output. Complete information here.

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Rabbalshede Vind has ordered 22 Vestas V126-3.45 MW turbines for the Lyrestad wind park with Google buying the power output.

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8th July 2016

Vestas secures 53 MW order in the United States

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Xcel Energy Inc. for 53 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbine components. Complete information here.

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Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Xcel Energy Inc. for 53 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbine components.

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8th July 2016

Vestas wins 53 MW EPC order and 20-year service contract in Germany

A consortium of Holcim (Deutschland) GmbH and mdp GmbH places order for 16 V112-3.3 MW turbines for the Rethwisch wind power plant in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Complete information here.

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A consortium of Holcim (Deutschland) GmbH and mdp GmbH places order for 16 V112-3.3 MW turbines for the Rethwisch wind power plant in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

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8th July 2016

Vestas receives 30 MW order in Vietnam

For its first ever wind power project, Vietnamese customer Tan Hoan Cau Joint Stock Corporation (THC) has placed an order for 15 Vestas V100-2.0 MW turbines. Complete information here.

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For its first ever wind power project, Vietnamese customer Tan Hoan Cau Joint Stock Corporation (THC) has placed an order for 15 Vestas V100-2.0 MW turbines.

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8th July 2016

Vestas wins 26 MW order in Greece

The project will consist of eight V112-3.3 MW turbines and is CNI S.A’s first order with Vestas. Complete information here.

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The project will consist of eight V112-3.3 MW turbines and is CNI S.A’s first order with Vestas.

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8th July 2016

Triumph and Lockheed Martin Sign Long-Term Agreements for F-35 Components

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) was selected by Lockheed Martin to supply key engine and structures components for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Since the start of the year, Triumph’s Precision Components (TPC) business unit has received multiple contracts from the aircraft manufacturer. Complete

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Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) was selected by Lockheed Martin to supply key engine and structures components for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Since the start of the year, Triumph’s Precision Components (TPC) business unit has received multiple contracts from the aircraft manufacturer.

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8th July 2016

Timken Acquires Lovejoy, Inc.; Expanding Product Portfolio to Include Industrial Couplings & Univers

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), the world leader in tapered roller bearings, today announced that it has acquired Lovejoy, Inc., a manufacturer of premium industrial couplings and universal joints, for approximately $66 million. For the 12 months ending March 31, 2016, Lovejoy sales were approximately $56 million. Complete

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The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), the world leader in tapered roller bearings, today announced that it has acquired Lovejoy, Inc., a manufacturer of premium industrial couplings and universal joints, for approximately $66 million. For the 12 months ending March 31, 2016, Lovejoy sales were approximately $56 million.

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8th July 2016

Mathew W. Happach Named President of Lovejoy, Inc.

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a world leader in bearings and mechanical power transmission, today announced that Mathew W. Happach has been named president of Lovejoy, Inc. At the same time, Lovejoy's CEO Woodrow "Woody" Haddix assumes the role of advisor to the

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The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a world leader in bearings and mechanical power transmission, today announced that Mathew W. Happach has been named president of Lovejoy, Inc. At the same time, Lovejoy's CEO Woodrow "Woody" Haddix assumes the role of advisor to the president, supporting Happach through the transition period. Timken announced that it has acquired Lovejoy, adding the premium manufacturer of industrial couplings and universal joints to the Timken line-up of mechanical power transmission products.

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8th July 2016

World-record electric motor for aircraft

Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five times more than comparable drive systems. This record-setting propulsion system successfully completed its first public flight today at Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany,

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Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five times more than comparable drive systems. This record-setting propulsion system successfully completed its first public flight today at Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany, where it – almost silently – powered an Extra 330LE aerobatic airplane.

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8th July 2016

SKF celebrates grand opening of new St. Louis facility

SKF today celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in St. Louis, Mo. This facility will serve as the North American headquarters for its Lubrication Business Unit. Located in NorthPark, near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, the 310,000-square-foot facility includes engineering, manufacturing and testing operations, sales, marketing and administrative offices,

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SKF today celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in St. Louis, Mo. This facility will serve as the North American headquarters for its Lubrication Business Unit. Located in NorthPark, near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, the 310,000-square-foot facility includes engineering, manufacturing and testing operations, sales, marketing and administrative offices, as well as a state-of-the-art distribution center.

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8th July 2016

German debut for link trains powered by MTU rail drive systems from Rolls-Royce

Link railcars supplied by Polish manufacturer PESA and driven by MTU PowerPacks are now in operation on routes in Germany for the first time. Following the recent certification by the German federal railway office EBA, seven two-car vehicles, each with two MTU type 6H 1800 R85L PowerPacks, will enter service

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Link railcars supplied by Polish manufacturer PESA and driven by MTU PowerPacks are now in operation on routes in Germany for the first time. Following the recent certification by the German federal railway office EBA, seven two-car vehicles, each with two MTU type 6H 1800 R85L PowerPacks, will enter service with rail company Niederbarminer Eisenbahn (NEB) on regional lines. NEB has also placed orders for two additional three-car Link trains equipped with PowerPacks based on Series 1600 engines. The environmentally friendly MTU drive units meet EU Stage IIIB emissions specifications and are capable of taking the vehicles up to a maximum speed of 140 kph. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

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8th July 2016

Paulo’s Murfreesboro Division is a 2016 Top Shop

The Murfreesboro Division has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted byProducts Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938. Complete information here.

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The Murfreesboro Division has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted byProducts Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938.

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8th July 2016

Rolls-Royce receives regulatory approval for Trent service network changes and new agreements with..

Rolls-Royce and its partners have received regulatory approval and met all other closing conditions for its previously announced changes to three Approved Maintenance Centre joint ventures. Complete information here.

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Rolls-Royce and its partners have received regulatory approval and met all other closing conditions for its previously announced changes to three Approved Maintenance Centre joint ventures.

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8th July 2016

Northrop Grumman AOA Xinetics’ Telescope Expertise Tapped by Thirty Meter Telescope on Deformable…

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has awarded AOA Xinetics, a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) company, funding to continue supporting the telescope's Narrow Field Infrared Adaptive Optics System. Complete information here.

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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has awarded AOA Xinetics, a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) company, funding to continue supporting the telescope's Narrow Field Infrared Adaptive Optics System.

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7th July 2016

Manufacturing at Mercury Marine highlighted on national television

Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines, was recently featured onTitan American Built, a nationally televised program focusing on manufacturing in the United States. Complete information here.

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Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines, was recently featured onTitan American Built, a nationally televised program focusing on manufacturing in the United States.

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7th July 2016

First new Liebherr LTM mobile crane for Cuba

Liebherr recently completed the first delivery of an LTM mobile crane to Cuba. Womy Rental construction machinery and crane rental company took delivery of the 5-axle LTM 1220-5.2. The crane is destined for long-term use in an ENIMCAR mine in Santa Lucia which extracts minerals for the production of lead

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Liebherr recently completed the first delivery of an LTM mobile crane to Cuba. Womy Rental construction machinery and crane rental company took delivery of the 5-axle LTM 1220-5.2. The crane is destined for long-term use in an ENIMCAR mine in Santa Lucia which extracts minerals for the production of lead and zinc.

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7th July 2016

Outstanding design quality: XPower wheel loader receives Red Dot Design Award 2016

Liebherr is awarded the Red Dot Award 2016 for its new L 550 to L 586 XPower® wheel loaders in the “Product Design” category. The award was announced by the top-ranking jury of experts at the Red Dot gala, which was held on Monday the 4th of July in Essen

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Liebherr is awarded the Red Dot Award 2016 for its new L 550 to L 586 XPower® wheel loaders in the “Product Design” category. The award was announced by the top-ranking jury of experts at the Red Dot gala, which was held on Monday the 4th of July in Essen (Germany). The intelligent, functional design of the XPower wheel loaders won over the jurors. Together with representatives from his team, Johann Stickler, Managing Director and Technical Manager of Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH, accepted the international award in person. Following the iF Design Award in March, this is the second prestigious design prize for the XPower wheel loaders this year.

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7th July 2016

Honeywell Receives “2016 Multinationals’ Innovation in China Best Practice Award”

Honeywell was honored with the 2016 Multinationals’ Innovation in China Best Practice Award at the China Business Network (CBN) Technology & Innovation Conference held in Shanghai on May 30-31. Complete information here.

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Honeywell was honored with the 2016 Multinationals’ Innovation in China Best Practice Award at the China Business Network (CBN) Technology & Innovation Conference held in Shanghai on May 30-31.

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7th July 2016

Honeywell Introduces IIoT Analytics Platform Uniformance® Suite

Honeywell has released the Uniformance® Suite, a new analytics platform that enables users to turn plant data into actionable information for smart operations. Complete information here.

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Honeywell has released the Uniformance® Suite, a new analytics platform that enables users to turn plant data into actionable information for smart operations.

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7th July 2016

Honeywell Names Darius Adamczyk to Succeed Dave Cote as CEO on March 31, 2017

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeedDave Cote as Chief Executive Officer on March 31, 2017. Complete information here.

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Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeedDave Cote as Chief Executive Officer on March 31, 2017.

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7th July 2016

Three Honeywell Aerospace Sites Receive Highest Security Award from the U.S. Department of Defense

The Defense Security Service (DSS) recognized three Honeywell Aerospace sites with 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award during a recent ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. The award, which recognizes industrial security excellence, is among the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed on

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The Defense Security Service (DSS) recognized three Honeywell Aerospace sites with 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award during a recent ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. The award, which recognizes industrial security excellence, is among the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed on cleared defense contractors. The winning sites were Honeywell's Solid State Electronic Center in Plymouth, Minnesota, the Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI) Lexington Park, Maryland and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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7th July 2016

PT KAI Signs Expanded Multi-year Maintenance and Service Agreement with GE

State-owned PT Kereta Api Indonesia, (PT KAI), together with GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year agreement which will see GE providing maintenance and service for 50 CC206 CM-20EMP diesel-electric locomotives, the latest addition to PT KAI’s fleet of existing diesel-electric locomotives.

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State-owned PT Kereta Api Indonesia, (PT KAI), together with GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year agreement which will see GE providing maintenance and service for 50 CC206 CM-20EMP diesel-electric locomotives, the latest addition to PT KAI’s fleet of existing diesel-electric locomotives.

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7th July 2016

GM and U.S. Navy Collaborating on Fuel Cell-Powered Underwater Unmanned Vehicles

General Motors, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into the next generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs. Complete information here.

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General Motors, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into the next generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs.

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7th July 2016

Ann R. Klee to Lead the GE Foundation

GE announced today that Deborah Elam, chief diversity officer and president of the GE Foundation, will retire from GE at the end of the year. Elam has greatly advanced GE’s diversity and philanthropy efforts. Complete information here.

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GE announced today that Deborah Elam, chief diversity officer and president of the GE Foundation, will retire from GE at the end of the year. Elam has greatly advanced GE’s diversity and philanthropy efforts.

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7th July 2016

GE’s Advanced F-Class Technology to Extend Electricity Access and Provide More Cost-Effective Power

It’s easy to take electricity for granted if you have it. In 2014, 70 percent of Myanmar’s households lacked access to electricity. The Myanmar National Electrification Plan aims to electrify 100% of Myanmar’s households by 2030. In support of this, Sembcorp Utilities has ordered two high-efficiency 6F.03 gas

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It’s easy to take electricity for granted if you have it. In 2014, 70 percent of Myanmar’s households lacked access to electricity. The Myanmar National Electrification Plan aims to electrify 100% of Myanmar’s households by 2030. In support of this, Sembcorp Utilities has ordered two high-efficiency 6F.03 gas turbines from GE (NYSE: GE) as well as the associated steam turbines and Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for its 225-megawatt Myingyan power project being built in Mandalay.

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7th July 2016

Schindler and GE Enter Strategic Partnership to Power Digital Urban Mobility

Schindler Holding (SIX: SCHN) and GE Digital (NYSE: GE) today announced a strategic alliance that will use the full potential of the Industrial Internet for digital innovations in elevators, escalators and smart buildings. Complete information here.

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Schindler Holding (SIX: SCHN) and GE Digital (NYSE: GE) today announced a strategic alliance that will use the full potential of the Industrial Internet for digital innovations in elevators, escalators and smart buildings.

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7th July 2016

Smaller Yet More Powerful, GE’s MV7-Series Drive with UWave Technology Brings More Energy-Efficient

It has been said that energy efficiency is the invisible fuel to “keep the world turned on.” Demonstrating a commitment to helping customers extract, generate, convert or transport energy more efficiently, GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) is proud to unveil its new powerful MV7-Series,

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It has been said that energy efficiency is the invisible fuel to “keep the world turned on.” Demonstrating a commitment to helping customers extract, generate, convert or transport energy more efficiently, GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) is proud to unveil its new powerful MV7-Series, ultimate waveform, multilevel, high-power drive, the MV7-Series Drive with UWave technology.

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7th July 2016

FLSmidth receives cement plant order in India

FLSmidth has signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro Limited for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a complete cement production line with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes per day. The plant will be located in Ariyalur, approximately 300 km south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The

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FLSmidth has signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro Limited for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a complete cement production line with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes per day. The plant will be located in Ariyalur, approximately 300 km south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The end client of the project is Tamil Nadu Cement Corporation Limited (TANCEM), a wholly owned undertaking of the Government of Tamil Nadu, with whom Larsen & Toubro Limited has an EPC contract.

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7th July 2016

ExxonMobil Announces Retirement of Alan Kelly and Expected Appointment of Bryan Milton as President,

Alan Kelly, president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company, has announced his intention to retire effective Aug. 1, 2016, after more than 34 years of service. Complete information here.

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Alan Kelly, president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company, has announced his intention to retire effective Aug. 1, 2016, after more than 34 years of service.

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7th July 2016

Eaton Introduces Modular 2-Inch Round and Square LED Pinhole Downlights for Commercial and Residenti

Power management company Eaton, a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, today announced the launch of the Halo® ML4 light-emitting diode (LED) Downlighting System for residential and commercial spaces. The compact and uniquely modular recessed downlight system includes a housing, LED module and a choice of

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Power management company Eaton, a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, today announced the launch of the Halo® ML4 light-emitting diode (LED) Downlighting System for residential and commercial spaces. The compact and uniquely modular recessed downlight system includes a housing, LED module and a choice of a field-interchangeable, round or square, 2-inch aperture pinhole trim, available in multiple aperture styles, optical distributions and finishes.

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7th July 2016

ExxonMobil Says Second Well Offshore Guyana Confirms Significant Oil Discovery

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class discovery with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. Complete information here.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class discovery with a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

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7th July 2016

DNV GL and South Korean yards’ standardization efforts deliver first results

The first phase of a joint industry project (JIP) to promote a global standard for engineering and construction of offshore oil and gas installations has delivered four recommended practices (RPs). The outcome of the JIP, led by DNV GL, will be reduced complexity, less rework and delays and greater predictability.

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The first phase of a joint industry project (JIP) to promote a global standard for engineering and construction of offshore oil and gas installations has delivered four recommended practices (RPs). The outcome of the JIP, led by DNV GL, will be reduced complexity, less rework and delays and greater predictability. This will help reduce cost and increase quality further, enabling more projects to move forward.

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7th July 2016

Eaton’s New Locking Devices Support High Power Density Data Centers and Help Reduce Power Consumptio

Power management company Eaton today announced new Arrow Hart locking devices designed to help data center customers reduce energy costs, equipment requirements and enable higher power designs. The power locking plugs, connectors and receptacles are designed to withstand high variations in atmospheric conditions encountered in data center environments. Complete information

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Power management company Eaton today announced new Arrow Hart locking devices designed to help data center customers reduce energy costs, equipment requirements and enable higher power designs. The power locking plugs, connectors and receptacles are designed to withstand high variations in atmospheric conditions encountered in data center environments.

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7th July 2016

Offshore wind development in India: FOWIND launches new report on supply chain, ports and logistics

This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium. Complete information here.

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This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.

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7th July 2016

New DNV GL Marine Warranty Standards are a digital first

The energy industry’s only Standard for the warranty approval of marine operations is published today by DNV GL. The Standard is the first to deploy a digital solution that provides users with information most relevant to a specific project. Complete information here.

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The energy industry’s only Standard for the warranty approval of marine operations is published today by DNV GL. The Standard is the first to deploy a digital solution that provides users with information most relevant to a specific project.

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7th July 2016

Sea Installer’ Crane Upgrade Complete

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) has concluded major modification works on the Sea Installer. The principle scope of work involved the extension of the main crane boom, giving the A2SEA-owned offshore wind farm installation vessel increased reaching capacity: a pertinent point considering the trend of the increasing size

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Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) has concluded major modification works on the Sea Installer. The principle scope of work involved the extension of the main crane boom, giving the A2SEA-owned offshore wind farm installation vessel increased reaching capacity: a pertinent point considering the trend of the increasing size of offshore wind turbine components. Other work comprised structural modifications as a consequence of the larger crane.

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7th July 2016

DNV GL secures two new frame agreements for verification, inspection and HSEQ services

Det norske oljeselskap ASA has awarded two new frame agreements to DNV GL covering the wide range of services DNV GL provides in the field of verification, inspection and HSEQ. The contract period is for four years with potential to extend. Complete information here.

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Det norske oljeselskap ASA has awarded two new frame agreements to DNV GL covering the wide range of services DNV GL provides in the field of verification, inspection and HSEQ. The contract period is for four years with potential to extend.

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7th July 2016

Two Damen Stan Pontoons for Silverburn

Silverburn Shipping Group has taken delivery of two Stan Pontoon 8916 ICE vessels. Capable of taking on diverse heavy transport duties, these ice-classed vessels are robust enough to operate in all seasons. Built for stock, the pontoons left Rotterdam earlier this week on the client’s own transport

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Silverburn Shipping Group has taken delivery of two Stan Pontoon 8916 ICE vessels. Capable of taking on diverse heavy transport duties, these ice-classed vessels are robust enough to operate in all seasons. Built for stock, the pontoons left Rotterdam earlier this week on the client’s own transport after a three-week delivery time.

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7th July 2016

Boeing, U.S. Army, Australia Collaboration Supports Early H-47 Deliveries

Boeing [NYSE:BA] delivered three H-47 Chinooks to the Australian Army, only 85 days after receiving the order, thanks to excellent cooperation with Australia and the U.S. Army. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE:BA] delivered three H-47 Chinooks to the Australian Army, only 85 days after receiving the order, thanks to excellent cooperation with Australia and the U.S. Army.

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7th July 2016

Rimorchiatori Augusta Orders Damen ASD TUG 2810

Rimorchiatori Augusta and Damen Shipyards Group have recently signed a contract for an ASD 2810 tug for operations in the Sicilian port of Augusta. Rimorchiatori Augusta is a new venture for the Rimorchiatori Riuniti group and this will be the first new vessel for the company, demonstrating its commitment

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Rimorchiatori Augusta and Damen Shipyards Group have recently signed a contract for an ASD 2810 tug for operations in the Sicilian port of Augusta. Rimorchiatori Augusta is a new venture for the Rimorchiatori Riuniti group and this will be the first new vessel for the company, demonstrating its commitment to future operations in the port.

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7th July 2016

Boeing Opens Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Missouri

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today opened a new research laboratory to test hardware and software that will make a new generation of autonomous air, sea and land vehicles work together more effectively as a team or unit. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] today opened a new research laboratory to test hardware and software that will make a new generation of autonomous air, sea and land vehicles work together more effectively as a team or unit.

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7th July 2016

Control Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2016

Readers of Control Magazine have named Baldor Electric as their top pick in the Electric Motors category for 2015, an honor Baldor has received for the fourth year in a row. Complete information here.

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Readers of Control Magazine have named Baldor Electric as their top pick in the Electric Motors category for 2015, an honor Baldor has received for the fourth year in a row.

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7th July 2016

ABS, Keppel Define JDPs to Accelerate Innovation

ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the offshore industry, is pursuing multiple major joint development projects (JDPs) with Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech). The JDPs will include topics such as special purpose rigs, data analytics, and subsea technology. Complete information here.

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ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the offshore industry, is pursuing multiple major joint development projects (JDPs) with Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech). The JDPs will include topics such as special purpose rigs, data analytics, and subsea technology.

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6th July 2016

U.S. auto sales hit record in first 6 months

U.S. auto sales hit record in first 6 months

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U.S. auto sales may be slowing, but they still set a record in the first six months of this year. Sales through June were up 1.5 percent to 8.65 million, eclipsing last year's record of 8.5 million, according Autodata Corp.

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6th July 2016

Commentary: Make regulations work for small businesses

Commentary: Make regulations work for small businesses

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An unfortunate byproduct of the Great Recession—and one that often goes unmentioned—is its lingering impact on the small-business communities across the country. Not only have small enterprises and their owners had to rebuild in an uncertain economic climate, but they have attempted to do so while battling a growing mountain of federal regulations, many of which are overly complex, costly and outdated.

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6th July 2016

Intex is using robots to boost production in manufacturing facilities

Intex is using robots to boost production in manufacturing facilities

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The IT peripherals-to-mobile phones company Intex Technologies is now using robot-assisted technology for almost everything at its manufacturing unit in Noida, with an aim to provide best products to its customers, a top executive of the domestic company said.

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6th July 2016

Japan’s manufacturing PMI is still contracting: Can it recover?

Japan’s manufacturing PMI is still contracting: Can it recover?

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Japan’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 48.1 in June 2016 compared to 47.7 in May. This final reading was above the flash reading of 47.8. A level of above 50 indicates expansion in industrial activity, while a level of below 50 indicates contraction in industrial activity.

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6th July 2016

Honeywell launches Uniformance Suite, an industrial internet of things (IIoT) analytics platform

Honeywell launches Uniformance Suite, an industrial internet of things (IIoT) analytics platform

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Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) today introduced Uniformance Suite, a new platform that includes fully integrated system of process software solutions which turn plant data into actionable information allowing smart operations. The new platform uses a common asset model and efficiently collects and stores all types of data for easy retrieval and analysis; Predicts and detects events based on underlying patterns and correlations; Links process metrics with business KPIs for better decision making and enables IIoT, mobility, cloud, big data, and predictive and enterprise analytics.

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6th July 2016

Small manufacturing makes America strong

Small manufacturing makes America strong

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As Americans prepared for Independence Day, manufacturers joined as one to celebrate our nation and our freedom. It is that commitment to freedom and free enterprise that is essential to the success of our families and American business, particularly small businesses.

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6th July 2016

Digital transformation brings speed and accuracy to car manufacturers

Digital transformation brings speed and accuracy to car manufacturers

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Manufacturing quality and process optimization software company, InfinityQS, has stated that the automotive manufacturing industry must embrace smaller technology developments in order to make the biggest savings.

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6th July 2016

Rolls-Royce unveils vision for shipping’s future

Rolls-Royce unveils vision for shipping’s future

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If you’ve ever imagined a time when shipping containers across seas would be as exciting as sitting on the deck of Star Trek’s Enterprise flagship, then you’ll want to see what Rolls-Royce has in store. This month, the company unveiled its vision of autonomous and remote controlled shipping, and it is something to behold. In the company’s vision, remote operators would become command center operatives interacting with holograms and interfaces to check in with ships and take action when necessary.

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6th July 2016

Is your disaster recovery plan up-to-date?

Is your disaster recovery plan up-to-date?

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Where would we be without technology? It plays a key role in today’s business world, but with everything from viruses and bot attacks to hackers and scammers poised to bring computer systems to their knees, it’s essential to protect the technological infrastructure of your company in any way possible. This might mean researching managed dedicated servers that offer protection against malicious activities, or it might mean updating your disaster recovery plan!

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6th July 2016

Rebounding American manufacturing bracing for Post-Brexit storm

Rebounding American manufacturing bracing for Post-Brexit storm

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American factories in June were well on the way to recovery from the deleterious effects of a stronger dollar and plunge in oil prices. Then came Brexit. The latest survey of purchasing managers by the Institute for Supply Management showed manufacturers were continuing to receive more orders and boost production last month after slumping for much of last year.

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6th July 2016

U.S. income gap widened last year

U.S. income gap widened last year

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Financial inequality became even wider in the United States last year, with average income for the top 1 percent of households surging 7.7 percent to $1.36 million. Income for the richest sliver rose twice as fast as it did for the remaining 99 percent of households, according to an updated analysis of tax data by Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

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6th July 2016

Manufacturing slows in June for both Minnesota and Midwest

Manufacturing slows in June for both Minnesota and Midwest

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Manufacturers across Minnesota and the Midwest saw growth slow dramatically in June amid lackluster orders, production, employment and exports. Creighton University's widely watched Mid-America Business Conditions report, released Friday, showed that the region did not keep pace with the gains seen by the nation as a whole.

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6th July 2016

10 ways machine learning is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry

10 ways machine learning is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry

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Every manufacturer has the potential to integrate machine learning into their operations and become more competitive by gaining predictive insights into production. Machine learning’s core technologies align well with the complex problems manufacturers face daily. From striving to keep supply chains operating efficiently to producing customized, built- to-order products on time, machine learning algorithms have the potential to bring greater predictive accuracy to every phase of production.

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6th July 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology set to open a new additive manufacturing print center on campus

Rochester Institute of Technology set to open a new additive manufacturing print center on campus

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As 3D printing continues to play a more important role in the development of products, scientific research and low-volume manufacturing there has been higher demand for well-funded educational programs and facilities. For many young people who will join the workforce of the future, being able to be competitive is going to require them to be fully educated in the principles of modern manufacturing technology. Not only has the government started to financially support these new efforts to modernize, but local businesses are also investing in what it hopes to be a well-trained new workforce.

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6th July 2016

How Detroit’s Automation Alley and Industry 4.0 are retooling manufacturing in the Midwest

How Detroit’s Automation Alley and Industry 4.0 are retooling manufacturing in the Midwest

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If you fly over the Midwest, you may miss out on the excitement of a Big Ten college football game or catching trophy walleye in Lake Erie. You may also miss out on one of the most exciting technological advances in the country – happening smack dab in the middle of Troy, Michigan.

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29th June 2016

Manufacturers: House tax blueprint an important step toward much-needed reforms

Manufacturers: House tax blueprint an important step toward much-needed reforms

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National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued the following statement on a legislative blueprint on comprehensive tax reform spearheaded by House leadership.

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29th June 2016

10 ways machine learning is revolutionizing manufacturing

10 ways machine learning is revolutionizing manufacturing

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Every manufacturer has the potential to integrate machine learning into their operations and become more competitive by gaining predictive insights into production. Machine learning’s core technologies align well with the complex problems manufacturers face daily. Learn ten ways machine learning is revolutionizing manufacturing.

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28th June 2016

Autonomous shipping systems could be in place as soon as 2020

Autonomous shipping systems could be in place as soon as 2020

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Rolls-Royce leads the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative, which outlined its vision for autonomous ships this week at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium in Amsterdam.

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28th June 2016

The top 10 workforce stories of 2016 ... so far

The top 10 workforce stories of 2016 ... so far

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From apprenticeships to the new overtime rule, here are the issues and personalities most riveting to our readers, talent-wise, in 2016.

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28th June 2016

Smart(er) manufacturing is the next stage

Smart(er) manufacturing is the next stage

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No matter what type of manufacturing you are in, smart manufacturing is coming and will change how we think of manufacturing. In some ways it’s the same journey that industry has been on for years – one of increased visibility and optimization.

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28th June 2016

L.A.-based hub will help create factory sensors

L.A.-based hub will help create factory sensors

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Los Angeles will become the headquarters for a federally funded institute devoted to developing sensors that make manufacturing more efficient. President Obama announced the project, which will receive $140 million in public and private funding, Monday at the SelectUSA summit in Washington, D.C.

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28th June 2016

Algorighmic solutions to manufacturing freeform shapes

Algorighmic solutions to manufacturing freeform shapes

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A toolbox of algorithms that can be consulted and applied in order to cost-effectively manufacture freeform shapes has been developed by EU researchers.

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28th June 2016

Manufacturing industry prepares to fill 17,000 job openings in Western New York

Manufacturing industry prepares to fill 17,000 job openings in Western New York

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By 2020, one-third of the area’s estimated 50,800 manufacturing jobs will need to be filled. Benjamin Rand, president of manufacturing industry consulting firm Insyte Consulting of Buffalo, said based on retirements, attrition and other factors, 17,000 manufacturing jobs must be filled in four years. And while that may seem daunting, there are plans in place to backfill so many jobs.

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28th June 2016

Intellectual property: Things to know about building IoT products in China

Intellectual property: Things to know about building IoT products in China

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Internet of Things (IoT) products are red hot and this means my law firm’s China lawyers are getting a steady diet of China IoT legal matters. The biggest problem we are seeing in this industry is that few of the Western (mostly American, European and Australian) companies know who owns what when it comes to the intellectual property tied to "their" IoT product. Needless to say, this causes all sorts of problems.

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28th June 2016

One British industry could suffer a particularly harsh impact from Brexit

One British industry could suffer a particularly harsh impact from Brexit

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Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union could have a particularly harsh impact on the country’s auto and manufacturing sectors. Manufacturing accounts for 10 percent of Britain’s gross domestic product, and the automotive industry employs nearly 800,000 people, including parts manufacturing. Another 41,000 are employed in motorsports business.

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28th June 2016

From Westminister Abbey to your shopfloor – an explanation of “Brexit”

From Westminister Abbey to your shopfloor – an explanation of “Brexit”

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Last week’s vote, by 52 percent of the United Kingdom, to exit from the European Union—the so-called Brexit—has sent shockwaves across global financial markets and plunged manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic into a long period of uncertainty. While there are no direct immediate consequences for the day-to-day operations of businesses in the UK, EU or the U.S., all businesses engaged in the transatlantic market need to start preparing for the changes that will in fact come.

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28th June 2016

Infographic: Manufacturing industry serves up new risks

Infographic: Manufacturing industry serves up new risks

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BDO Manufacturing Riskfactor Report – Manufacturing industry serves up new risks

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28th June 2016

A snapshot of automation investment in U.S. manufacturing

A snapshot of automation investment in U.S. manufacturing

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A new report from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI; Arlington, VA) foundation indicates that despite the economic slowdown in the industrial sector over the past year, the incidence of actual and planned automation investment is very high in American manufacturing.

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28th June 2016

Daihatsu collaborates with Stratasys Ltd. and local designers

Daihatsu collaborates with Stratasys Ltd. and local designers

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Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, says automaker Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd, (Daihatsu) is one of the first manufacturers to deliver on the 3D printing vision of mass customization of end-use parts, collaborating with Stratasys and top local designers.

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28th June 2016

America’s trade deficit is largely paid for by European investment in American manufacturing

America’s trade deficit is largely paid for by European investment in American manufacturing

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There’s almost no economic subject that causes more confusion and expressions of ignorance than the trade deficit. Every time any of us writes about it we get deluged with comments insisting that the deficit makes us all poorer, that it reduces the number of jobs in America, that we only pay for it by borrowing, even that the deficit causes the government to borrow from China. Absolutely none of that is true in the slightest and here’s the reason why. The U.S. trade deficit is largely paid for by Europeans investing in American manufacturing. Yes, I know, sounds odd but it is in fact true.

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28th June 2016

Half of the high-paying jobs in America now require applicants to have a least some computer coding

Half of the high-paying jobs in America now require applicants to have a least some computer coding

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If terms like SQL, Python and JavaScript aren’t on your radar, employers may not be interested in hiring you. Roughly half of the jobs in the top income quartile—defined as those paying $57,000 or more per year—are in occupations that commonly require applicants to have at least some computer coding knowledge or skill, according to an analysis of 26 million U.S. online job postings released this month by job market analytics firm Burning Glass and Oracle Academy, the philanthropic arm of Oracle focused on computer science education, in Redwood City, Calif.

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28th June 2016

Manufacturing economic report

Manufacturing economic report

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The vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union—the so-called "Brexit"—dominated headlines on Friday. For many, this was a surprising result, with many analysts expecting pragmatism to win at the end of the day. For their part, financial markets had already priced-in keeping the United Kingdom in the Eurozone, with the British pound soaring early last week to its highest point year-to-date and the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossing 18,000 for the first time since April 27. With Brexit succeeding instead, the markets gave back some of those equity gains, with the largest declines seen in the United Kingdom itself—at least for now. For instance, one British pound exchanged for $1.3667 on June 22, and it closed at $1.3660 on June 24, falling to a level not seen since 1985.

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28th June 2016

The U.S. cities where manufacturing is thriving

The U.S. cities where manufacturing is thriving

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Perhaps no sector in the U.S. economy generates more angst than manufacturing. Over the past quarter century, manufacturing has hemorrhaged over 5 million jobs. The devastation of many regional economies, particularly in the Midwest, is testament to this decline.

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23rd June 2016

Information in the market regarding agreement in the USA

Vestas has been informed that MidAmerican Energy Company has filed a notice with the Iowa Utilities Board highlighting an agreement between Vestas and MidAmerican Energy Company with a potential of up to 2,000 MW in the USA. Complete information here.

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Vestas has been informed that MidAmerican Energy Company has filed a notice with the Iowa Utilities Board highlighting an agreement between Vestas and MidAmerican Energy Company with a potential of up to 2,000 MW in the USA.

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23rd June 2016

Vestas receives 48 MW order in China

China Longyuan Power Group Corporation has the largest installed wind capacity in China. Its Vice General Manager, Huang Qun, says that “We decided to work with Vestas once again on this project, based on our previous experience with their turbines’ reliability on our many diverse wind sites

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China Longyuan Power Group Corporation has the largest installed wind capacity in China. Its Vice General Manager, Huang Qun, says that “We decided to work with Vestas once again on this project, based on our previous experience with their turbines’ reliability on our many diverse wind sites – and we are of course expecting this project to be another successful cooperation”.

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23rd June 2016

Celebrating 30 years in China, Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese mar

Responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest, Vestas will introduce its largest onshore turbines to China. “We are continuously bringing our latest technologies, products, and service solutions to China, and we are determined to grow together with our partners in the country while simultaneously leveraging on the

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Responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest, Vestas will introduce its largest onshore turbines to China. “We are continuously bringing our latest technologies, products, and service solutions to China, and we are determined to grow together with our partners in the country while simultaneously leveraging on the continuous supply chain localisation in China for global supply of the 3 MW platform. Our V136-3.45 MW turbine, which we will manufacture and intend to sell in China, is designed for exceptional energy capture, and it is ideal for the Chinese market”, says Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.

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23rd June 2016

Siemens and Gamesa to merge wind businesses to create a leading wind power player

Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens' wind power business, including wind services, with Gamesa to create a leading global wind power player. Siemens will receive newly issued shares of the combined company and will hold 59 percent of the share capital while Gamesa's existing shareholders will

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Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens' wind power business, including wind services, with Gamesa to create a leading global wind power player. Siemens will receive newly issued shares of the combined company and will hold 59 percent of the share capital while Gamesa's existing shareholders will hold 41 percent. As part of the merger, Siemens will fund a cash payment of €3.75 per share, which will be distributed to Gamesa's shareholders (excluding Siemens) immediately following the completion of the merger (net of any ordinary dividends paid until completion of the merger). The cash payment represents 26 percent of Gamesa's unaffected share price at market close on January 28, 2016.

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23rd June 2016

SANDVIK’S GLOBAL RESOURCES AND EXPERTISE FOR STAINLESS STEEL AND HEATING TECHNOLOGY UNITED IN A NEW

Sandvik is introducing a new service offering to meet growing industry requirements for expertise in the areas of stainless steel, special alloys and industrial heating. Complete information here.

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Sandvik is introducing a new service offering to meet growing industry requirements for expertise in the areas of stainless steel, special alloys and industrial heating.

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23rd June 2016

New graphene applications become possible thanks to SECO/WARWICK technology

The specialist in heat processing, SECO/WARWICK, presents the graphene technologies during the Graphene Week taking place right now in Warsaw. Complete information here.

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The specialist in heat processing, SECO/WARWICK, presents the graphene technologies during the Graphene Week taking place right now in Warsaw.

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23rd June 2016

Romax brings gearbox know-how to the aerospace industry

A consortium of industry leaders, consisting of Romax Technology Ltd, ANSYS Inc, and the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC) at the University of Nottingham, has received Government funding for a research and development project that promises to play a pivotal role in maintaining the UK’s

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A consortium of industry leaders, consisting of Romax Technology Ltd, ANSYS Inc, and the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC) at the University of Nottingham, has received Government funding for a research and development project that promises to play a pivotal role in maintaining the UK’s prominent technological and manufacturing position in aerospace. The funding is provided by the UK’s aerospace R&D programme, delivered in partnership between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Innovate UK and the Aerospace Technology Institute.

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23rd June 2016

Romax InSight launches new innovative technologies for the wind industry

The company’s focus continues to be implementing a step change in the value of predictive maintenance for the wind industry. The new products make data-driven O&M a reality for the industry, improving quality and reducing O&M costs significantly. Complete information here.

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The company’s focus continues to be implementing a step change in the value of predictive maintenance for the wind industry. The new products make data-driven O&M a reality for the industry, improving quality and reducing O&M costs significantly.

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23rd June 2016

Oshkosh Corporation Honored With The Defense Security Service’s Cogswell Award

Oshkosh Corporation, (NYSE:OSK), announces today that it has been honored by the Defense Security Service (DSS) with the 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for its facility located in Oshkosh, Wis. Complete information here.

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Oshkosh Corporation, (NYSE:OSK), announces today that it has been honored by the Defense Security Service (DSS) with the 2016 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for its facility located in Oshkosh, Wis.

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23rd June 2016

Rolls-Royce to invest £44 million in marine thruster facility in Rauma, Finland

Rolls-Royce has today announced plans for a major programme of investment in its azimuth thruster production facility in Rauma, Finland, consolidating assembly and test capability and modernising the operation to position the business for future growth opportunities. Complete information here.

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Rolls-Royce has today announced plans for a major programme of investment in its azimuth thruster production facility in Rauma, Finland, consolidating assembly and test capability and modernising the operation to position the business for future growth opportunities.

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23rd June 2016

Oerlikon joins America Makes to grow additive manufacturing business in partnership with thought lea

Oerlikon announced today that it has joined America Makes, the US National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. America Makes opens up significant opportunities for Oerlikon to partner with industry leaders and experts, and to be at the forefront of materials testing and research in the areas of additive manufacturing (AM) and

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Oerlikon announced today that it has joined America Makes, the US National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. America Makes opens up significant opportunities for Oerlikon to partner with industry leaders and experts, and to be at the forefront of materials testing and research in the areas of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3-D printing (3DP).

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23rd June 2016

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Complete Critical Design Review for Bomb Disposal Robot Program

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for increment one of the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) program. Complete information here.

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The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for increment one of the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) program.

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23rd June 2016

Northrop Grumman Names 24 Maryland Winners in 14th Annual Engineering Scholars Competition

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the 24 winners of its 14th annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide $240,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math. Complete information here.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the 24 winners of its 14th annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide $240,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math.

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23rd June 2016

INTERNATIONAL TRUCK ANNOUNCES FIRST DELIVERY OF HX SERIES IN CANADA

International Truck announced today that Lime Creek Logging Ltd. of British Columbia, has taken delivery of the first International® HX® Series in Canada, an HX620 truck configured for logging operations. The International HX620 is a 120" BBC set-back axle truck or tractor suitable for a variety

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International Truck announced today that Lime Creek Logging Ltd. of British Columbia, has taken delivery of the first International® HX® Series in Canada, an HX620 truck configured for logging operations. The International HX620 is a 120" BBC set-back axle truck or tractor suitable for a variety of applications including heavy haul tractor, logging, construction dump and platform stake/crane. International Truck recently launched the HX Series, a new line of Class 8 premium vocational trucks designed to deliver the strength and endurance required for the severe service industry, at the 2016 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.

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23rd June 2016

NAVISTAR PARTNERS WITH GM TO MANUFACTURE CUTAWAY G VAN

"We're very pleased to partner with GM on this important manufacturing opportunity," said Persio Lisboa, president, Navistar operations. "Our Springfield plant is an important part of our manufacturing footprint, and we've been preparing it for a higher volume concentration of light- and medium-duty products as part of

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"We're very pleased to partner with GM on this important manufacturing opportunity," said Persio Lisboa, president, Navistar operations. "Our Springfield plant is an important part of our manufacturing footprint, and we've been preparing it for a higher volume concentration of light- and medium-duty products as part of our manufacturing strategy. This is an important step towards our goal to drive automotive quality into the commercial vehicle industry."

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23rd June 2016

NAVISTAR ANNOUNCES CARLOS JUNQUERA AS VICE PRESIDENT OF PARTS SALES

Navistar, Inc. today is pleased to announce Carlos Junquera as Vice President of Sales, North America Parts. Junquera will be responsible for the leadership of the North American Parts sales team, cultivating existing relationships with International customers and developing new business opportunities to increase parts sales and market share. Complete

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Navistar, Inc. today is pleased to announce Carlos Junquera as Vice President of Sales, North America Parts. Junquera will be responsible for the leadership of the North American Parts sales team, cultivating existing relationships with International customers and developing new business opportunities to increase parts sales and market share.

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23rd June 2016

Changes in the Metso Executive Team

The following changes in the Metso Executive Team will become effective on August 1, 2016: Complete information here.

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The following changes in the Metso Executive Team will become effective on August 1, 2016:

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23rd June 2016

Milwaukee® Launches Cordless High-Output Area Light

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Lighting Solutions with the introduction of the M18 RADIUS™ LED Compact Site Light. Aptly named for its ability to fill an entire workspace with 360 degrees of light, the new high-output light provides maximum coverage for task, area, or overhead application. Complete information here.

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Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Lighting Solutions with the introduction of the M18 RADIUS™ LED Compact Site Light. Aptly named for its ability to fill an entire workspace with 360 degrees of light, the new high-output light provides maximum coverage for task, area, or overhead application.

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23rd June 2016

Three new Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 mobile cranes for Bracht

Franz Bracht Kranvermietung GmbH has taken delivery of three new Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 mobile cranes within 6 months. Owner Dirk Bracht highlights the high lifting capacities of the 5-axle crane and its variable supporting base as major purchase criteria. Complete information here.

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Franz Bracht Kranvermietung GmbH has taken delivery of three new Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2 mobile cranes within 6 months. Owner Dirk Bracht highlights the high lifting capacities of the 5-axle crane and its variable supporting base as major purchase criteria.

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23rd June 2016

Rexnord Flame Retardant Low Friction (FRPLUS) Material Launches Worldwide

Designed for container conveying applications, Rexnord recently launched its new Rexnord Flame Retardant Low Friction (FRPLUS) Material for Rexnord MatTop Chain. Customers around the globe in the aluminum and steel can manufacturing industry will benefit from low friction; a flame retardant, self-extinguishing material design; reliable performance; and more. Complete information

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Designed for container conveying applications, Rexnord recently launched its new Rexnord Flame Retardant Low Friction (FRPLUS) Material for Rexnord MatTop Chain. Customers around the globe in the aluminum and steel can manufacturing industry will benefit from low friction; a flame retardant, self-extinguishing material design; reliable performance; and more.

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23rd June 2016

Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. Receives AS9100C Certification

Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. of Changsha, Hunan Province (China) has recently received its certificate of approval according to the AS9100C quality management system standards. This marks a major milestone in the still young history of the company. Complete information here.

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Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. of Changsha, Hunan Province (China) has recently received its certificate of approval according to the AS9100C quality management system standards. This marks a major milestone in the still young history of the company.

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23rd June 2016

Four Liebherr luffing jib cranes helping to build the future landmark of Azerbaijan

Four Liebherr luffing jib cranes are currently operating in Baku (Azerbaijan). Since the beginning of 2015 an architectural landmark has been under construction in the capital of Azerbaijan, the urban development project known as "The Crescent Bay". Complete information here.

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Four Liebherr luffing jib cranes are currently operating in Baku (Azerbaijan). Since the beginning of 2015 an architectural landmark has been under construction in the capital of Azerbaijan, the urban development project known as "The Crescent Bay".

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23rd June 2016

Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic tower crane used for the first time to erect a wind turbine with a h

A Liebherr tower crane recently erected a wind turbine at an altitude of around 800m in the Prechtaler Schanze Wind Farm in the Black Forest. The 1000 EC-B with its extremely low footprint erected for the first time a wind turbine with a hub height of 149m on the hills between

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A Liebherr tower crane recently erected a wind turbine at an altitude of around 800m in the Prechtaler Schanze Wind Farm in the Black Forest. The 1000 EC-B with its extremely low footprint erected for the first time a wind turbine with a hub height of 149m on the hills between the towns of Gutach and Mühlenbach. The tower crane had never before been assembled to such a height for wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON – both with and without guying to the wind turbine tower.

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23rd June 2016

Liebherr supplies excavator for Moray Council’s new dredger

Moray Council, the only authority in Scotland to own a dredger, invited Liebherr-Great Britain to design and supply an excavator for direct mounting on its new £2.5 million dredger, MV Selkie. The R 936 excavator, supplied with marine specification and two excavation buckets, was selected for its ability to fulfil the

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Moray Council, the only authority in Scotland to own a dredger, invited Liebherr-Great Britain to design and supply an excavator for direct mounting on its new £2.5 million dredger, MV Selkie. The R 936 excavator, supplied with marine specification and two excavation buckets, was selected for its ability to fulfil the requirement to dredge up to 8 m under water. On the dredger’s first trip out, the R 936 unloaded 260 tonnes from its hull in half an hour.

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23rd June 2016

L-3 Receives Four Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Practices

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that four of its locations, representing all three of its business segments, have won James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Security Service (DSS). The winners were selected as four of 42

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L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that four of its locations, representing all three of its business segments, have won James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Security Service (DSS). The winners were selected as four of 42 recipients of this year’s award from a field of 13,000 cleared defense contractors.

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23rd June 2016

Rapid 3D Modeling in KISSsys

Modeling in KISSsys has been radically simplified in the latest KISSsoft Release 03/2016: Now, for example, when elements are added, the part geometries are prefilled with default values. At the same time, the shafts are positioned intelligently, to suit the gearing types involved, such as cylindrical gear pair,

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Modeling in KISSsys has been radically simplified in the latest KISSsoft Release 03/2016: Now, for example, when elements are added, the part geometries are prefilled with default values. At the same time, the shafts are positioned intelligently, to suit the gearing types involved, such as cylindrical gear pair, bevel gear or planetary stage. The user can now see the modeling progress immediately in the 3D view. Another new feature is the option of adding assemblies (such as planetary stages) to a model, and also adding shafts, if required.

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23rd June 2016

L-3 Awarded U.S. Air Force KC-10 Contractor Logistics Support Contract

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Vertex Aerospace division was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide full contractor logistics support (CLS) for the KC-10 aircraft. The total approximate value of this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is up

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L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Vertex Aerospace division was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide full contractor logistics support (CLS) for the KC-10 aircraft. The total approximate value of this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is up to $1.9 billion over a nine-year performance period that begins with a July 2016 six-month phase-in.

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23rd June 2016

John Deere 850K and 1050K Crawler Dozers Win Esteemed Red Dot Design Award

The John Deere 850K and 1050K Crawler Dozers impressed a jury of independent design specialists from 41 countries, and took home the 2016 Red Dot Award – one of the world's largest and most distinguished design accolades. In collaboration with BMW Group subsidiary Designworks, John Deere developed an industrial

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The John Deere 850K and 1050K Crawler Dozers impressed a jury of independent design specialists from 41 countries, and took home the 2016 Red Dot Award – one of the world's largest and most distinguished design accolades. In collaboration with BMW Group subsidiary Designworks, John Deere developed an industrial design language on the 850K and 1050K that delivered a consistent aesthetic to the entire dozer family. These machines boast industry-leading toughness for mining, quarrying, road building and other large-scale operations.

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23rd June 2016

John Deere Enhances 670G LC Excavator with Customer-Driven Features and Emissions Updates

The definition of a mass earthmover, the John Deere 670G LC excavator is the latest model to be updated to meet customer needs and emissions. The 463 horsepower production-class model is now equipped with a Final Tier 4 engine to meet the strictest emission standards, and it boasts customer-inspired updates to

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The definition of a mass earthmover, the John Deere 670G LC excavator is the latest model to be updated to meet customer needs and emissions. The 463 horsepower production-class model is now equipped with a Final Tier 4 engine to meet the strictest emission standards, and it boasts customer-inspired updates to enhance productivity, maintenance and safety.

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23rd June 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems TERPROM® to equip Australian Defense Force PC-21s with advanced terrain naviga

UTC Aerospace Systems' terrain referenced navigation (TRN) system, TERPROM®, has been selected by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Switzerland) to equip the Australian Defense Force (ADF) PC-21 next generation training aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Complete information here.

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UTC Aerospace Systems' terrain referenced navigation (TRN) system, TERPROM®, has been selected by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Switzerland) to equip the Australian Defense Force (ADF) PC-21 next generation training aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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23rd June 2016

Honeywell UOP Opens New Catalyst Production Line At Shreveport, La. Facility

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) UOP today opened a new production line at its catalyst manufacturing facility in Shreveport, La. The $150 million investment will enable Honeywell UOP to produce a new range of catalysts for the oil refining industry at the facility, which employs 290 people. Complete information here.

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) UOP today opened a new production line at its catalyst manufacturing facility in Shreveport, La. The $150 million investment will enable Honeywell UOP to produce a new range of catalysts for the oil refining industry at the facility, which employs 290 people.

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23rd June 2016

New Calculation Modules for Cylindrical Gears Available

GWJ Technology GmbH has upgraded the eAssistant with two new modules for cylindrical gears. Complete information here.

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GWJ Technology GmbH has upgraded the eAssistant with two new modules for cylindrical gears.

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23rd June 2016

Alicia Boler-Davis to Lead GM Global Manufacturing and Labor Relations

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced Alicia Boler-Davis will become executive vice president, Global Manufacturing. She succeeds Jim DeLuca, who is retiring after a 37-year career that included key positions in manufacturing, labor relations and quality. The transition will begin immediately. Complete information here.

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General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced Alicia Boler-Davis will become executive vice president, Global Manufacturing. She succeeds Jim DeLuca, who is retiring after a 37-year career that included key positions in manufacturing, labor relations and quality. The transition will begin immediately.

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23rd June 2016

Felix Weller Named Vice President, Cadillac Europe

Cadillac has appointed Felix Weller to the position of vice president, Europe, effective September 1, 2016. Weller will report to Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, joining the global executive team from his current position as managing director, Cadillac Middle East. Weller succeeds Dr. Andreas Schaaf, who recently assumed the role of vice

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Cadillac has appointed Felix Weller to the position of vice president, Europe, effective September 1, 2016. Weller will report to Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, joining the global executive team from his current position as managing director, Cadillac Middle East. Weller succeeds Dr. Andreas Schaaf, who recently assumed the role of vice president, Cadillac China.

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23rd June 2016

GE Hitachi Selected to Lead U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Nuclear Technology Research Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has been selected to lead a $2 million additive manufacturing research project. Complete information here.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has been selected to lead a $2 million additive manufacturing research project.

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23rd June 2016

GE Unveils GE-Alstom Steam Turbine Solution to Help European Combined-Cycle Power Plants Boost Their

GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) today introduced a new Enhanced Steam Path (ESP) upgrade solution to help utilities and industrial operators boost the efficiency and output of their existing combined-cycle power plants. The ESP upgrade solution for D-10 and D-11 steam turbines operating in Europe and other 5

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GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) today introduced a new Enhanced Steam Path (ESP) upgrade solution to help utilities and industrial operators boost the efficiency and output of their existing combined-cycle power plants. The ESP upgrade solution for D-10 and D-11 steam turbines operating in Europe and other 50-hertz regions represents the first integration of steam turbine technologies of GE and Alstom Power, which GE acquired in November 2015. The new solution was announced during POWER-GEN Europe 2016, the European power generation industry’s annual conference that is being held in Milan.

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23rd June 2016

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers New Leased Boeing 737-800 to Air China

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world leader in aviation leasing and financing. With over 45 years of experience, GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types including narrow-bodies, wide-bodies, regional jets, turboprops, freighters and helicopters, plus multiple financing products and services including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing,

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GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world leader in aviation leasing and financing. With over 45 years of experience, GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types including narrow-bodies, wide-bodies, regional jets, turboprops, freighters and helicopters, plus multiple financing products and services including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, capital markets, engine leasing, airframe parts management and airport/airline consulting. GECAS owns or services a fleet of over 2,150 aircraft (~1,840 fixed wing/ ~310 rotary wing) in operation or on order, plus provides loans collateralized on an additional ~400 aircraft. GECAS serves over 270 customers in over 75 countries from a network of 26 offices. http://www.gecas.com

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23rd June 2016

GE and Technip sign Memorandum of Understanding to explore digital solutions for new LNG projects

GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) and Technip (Euronext: TEC) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a joint project to explore areas to co-develop digital solutions for the LNG industry, with a particular focus on the design and build phase of new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects. Complete

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GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) and Technip (Euronext: TEC) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a joint project to explore areas to co-develop digital solutions for the LNG industry, with a particular focus on the design and build phase of new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects.

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23rd June 2016

New Brilliant Manufacturing Module from GE Digital Changes the Game in Manufacturing Visibility

GE Digital (NYSE: GE) announced the availability of a new Brilliant Manufacturing Suite module, Plant Pulse Optimizer, providing manufacturers with the ability to run the plant on up-to-date production, inventory, quality and product delivery information rather than intuition for the purpose of continuous process improvement. Also shown at GE

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GE Digital (NYSE: GE) announced the availability of a new Brilliant Manufacturing Suite module, Plant Pulse Optimizer, providing manufacturers with the ability to run the plant on up-to-date production, inventory, quality and product delivery information rather than intuition for the purpose of continuous process improvement. Also shown at GE’s Minds + Machines Europe starting today in Paris, Plant Pulse Optimizer delivers broader visibility to all plant personnel quickly and improves operational execution by coordinating isolated activities. In addition, it can improve operator engagement and motivation ultimately resulting in a marked improvement in labor utilization.

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23rd June 2016

GE Introduces Digital Power Plant for Steam to Enhance Efficiency and Reduce Emissions of Coal-Fired

Today at GE’s Minds + Machines event in Paris, GE Power (NYSE: GE) unveiled the Digital Power Plant for Steam, a suite of technologies that can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the performance and efficiency of coal-fired steam power plants. Complete information here.

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Today at GE’s Minds + Machines event in Paris, GE Power (NYSE: GE) unveiled the Digital Power Plant for Steam, a suite of technologies that can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the performance and efficiency of coal-fired steam power plants.

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23rd June 2016

GE Oil & Gas supplies Graziella Green Power with repurposed ORegen technology to deliver geothermal

GE Oil & Gas has announced that it will be supplying Graziella® Green Power (GGP) with technologies for next-generation power stations using geothermal energy from the Tuscan geothermal district. GGP is the leading Tuscan company in the construction and management of geothermal, photovoltaic, biomass and wind energy plants. Complete

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GE Oil & Gas has announced that it will be supplying Graziella® Green Power (GGP) with technologies for next-generation power stations using geothermal energy from the Tuscan geothermal district. GGP is the leading Tuscan company in the construction and management of geothermal, photovoltaic, biomass and wind energy plants.

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23rd June 2016

General Electric and Dost Enerji power Turkey from Bergama with local wind turbines

General Electric (GE) will supply wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant (BERGRES) with installed capacity of 70 MW which was recently established near Izmir’s Bergama district by Dost Enerji. With the agreement signed in December, Dost Enerji's total capacity will increase from 115 megawatts (MW) to 185 MW with

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General Electric (GE) will supply wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant (BERGRES) with installed capacity of 70 MW which was recently established near Izmir’s Bergama district by Dost Enerji. With the agreement signed in December, Dost Enerji's total capacity will increase from 115 megawatts (MW) to 185 MW with an improvement by 70 MW through GE’s 22 brilliant turbines whose tower and blades will be manufactured in Turkey.

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23rd June 2016

GE Expands Industrial Internet Investment to Fuel Digitization of Industry in Europe

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the expansion of its digital presence in Europe and the launch of new products, partnerships and initiatives designed to foster growth of the digital industrial ecosystem across Europe. The company announced the opening of a new digital office in Paris, a Digital Foundry, which will

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GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the expansion of its digital presence in Europe and the launch of new products, partnerships and initiatives designed to foster growth of the digital industrial ecosystem across Europe. The company announced the opening of a new digital office in Paris, a Digital Foundry, which will serve as the hub of this ecosystem.

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23rd June 2016

GE Oil & Gas launches new subsea connector to enhance reliability of high-voltage operations on the

GE Oil & Gas has completed the qualification of its upgraded 36kV high voltage wet mate connector. MECONTM WM 36/500 offers far more reliability and predictability in subsea power system connections, and can be used with equipment such as transformers, switchgears, variable speed drives and motor loads. By improving the

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GE Oil & Gas has completed the qualification of its upgraded 36kV high voltage wet mate connector. MECONTM WM 36/500 offers far more reliability and predictability in subsea power system connections, and can be used with equipment such as transformers, switchgears, variable speed drives and motor loads. By improving the reliability of subsea power transmission and distribution, MECON™ WM 36/500 supports the ambitions of oil and gas operators to develop cost-efficient subsea production and processing facilities.

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23rd June 2016

Saudi Aramco and GE partner to install Saudi Arabia’s first wind turbine

Saudi Aramco and GE (NYSE: GE) are partnering to install Saudi Arabia’s first Wind Turbine at the Turaif Bulk Plant, located in the north-west of the Kingdom. Complete information here.

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Saudi Aramco and GE (NYSE: GE) are partnering to install Saudi Arabia’s first Wind Turbine at the Turaif Bulk Plant, located in the north-west of the Kingdom.

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23rd June 2016

Alstom Bharat Forge JV to Supply Steam Turbine Generator Islands for NTPC’s Telangana Power Plant

Alstom Bharat Forge Power Private Ltd. (ABFPPL), the joint venture company between GE and Bharat Forge Ltd., has signed a contract worth $219 million approximately (14950 M INR approx.) with NTPC Limited. The Company will supply two units of 800 MW ultra-supercritical Steam Turbine Generator Islands, on EPC basis, along with related civil

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Alstom Bharat Forge Power Private Ltd. (ABFPPL), the joint venture company between GE and Bharat Forge Ltd., has signed a contract worth $219 million approximately (14950 M INR approx.) with NTPC Limited. The Company will supply two units of 800 MW ultra-supercritical Steam Turbine Generator Islands, on EPC basis, along with related civil work for the Telangana Super Thermal Power Project Phase-1 near Ramagundam, Karimnagar district of Telangana State, India.

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23rd June 2016

Eaton Delivers Versatility, Performance and Enhanced Safety with New Contactor-based Automatic Trans

Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its latest contactor-based Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), the newest addition to its growing portfolio of UL® 1008 listed automatic transfer switches. Rated for 2000-3000 A power applications, Eaton’s new ATS is a critical component of any emergency power system,

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Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its latest contactor-based Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), the newest addition to its growing portfolio of UL® 1008 listed automatic transfer switches. Rated for 2000-3000 A power applications, Eaton’s new ATS is a critical component of any emergency power system, offering enhanced versatility, performance and safety regardless of the application.

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23rd June 2016

Eaton High Pressure Ducting System Helps AVIC’s New MA700 Regional Turboprop Aircraft Improve Perfor

Power management company Eaton has signed a letter of intent with AVIC Aircraft Company Ltd. Xi'an Branch to supply the High Pressure Ducting System for the MA700 regional turboprop aircraft. In addition to designing and manufacturing customized components, Eaton will provide engineering, development and support certification services for the

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Power management company Eaton has signed a letter of intent with AVIC Aircraft Company Ltd. Xi'an Branch to supply the High Pressure Ducting System for the MA700 regional turboprop aircraft. In addition to designing and manufacturing customized components, Eaton will provide engineering, development and support certification services for the system.

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23rd June 2016

Eaton to Help U.S. Army Upgrade Electrical Utility, Critical Power and Cybersecurity Systems at Fort

Power management company Eaton today announced a $20 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, to lead complete electrical utility upgrades for normal and critical power systems at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. Under the multi-year agreement, Eaton will provide turnkey engineering services,

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Power management company Eaton today announced a $20 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, to lead complete electrical utility upgrades for normal and critical power systems at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. Under the multi-year agreement, Eaton will provide turnkey engineering services, as well as all necessary power distribution, electrical control and power quality equipment.

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22nd June 2016

DNV GL launches new stability analysis tool that puts engineers in control seat

With the latest release of Sesam HydroD software for floating structures, DNV GL is now offering a completely new and pioneering stability analysis solution that allows for hydrodynamic and stability analysis on one common model, giving naval and offshore engineers unprecedented control over their projects. Complete information here.

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With the latest release of Sesam HydroD software for floating structures, DNV GL is now offering a completely new and pioneering stability analysis solution that allows for hydrodynamic and stability analysis on one common model, giving naval and offshore engineers unprecedented control over their projects.

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22nd June 2016

DNV GL joins Green Award scheme

DNV GL has signed a partnership agreement with the Green Award Foundation at Posidonia today to promote the highest standards of safety, quality and sustainability in shipping. DNV GL will become an incentive provider for the Green Award scheme and offer discounts for shipowners and managers who hold the Green

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DNV GL has signed a partnership agreement with the Green Award Foundation at Posidonia today to promote the highest standards of safety, quality and sustainability in shipping. DNV GL will become an incentive provider for the Green Award scheme and offer discounts for shipowners and managers who hold the Green Award certificate. The Green Award Foundation is an independent quality assurance organization that certifies shipping companies and vessels which exceed industry standards. It works with incentive providers from all over the maritime sector to offer certificate holders benefits such as discounts on port dues, products and services.

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22nd June 2016

DNV GL works with industry leaders to develop a new LPG carrier

DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project for the design of a state-of-the-art next generation LPG carrier. LPGreen aims is to develop a more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and safer vessel for the transportation of LPG products, taking into account existing and future trading patterns and ensuring the overall

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DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project for the design of a state-of-the-art next generation LPG carrier. LPGreen aims is to develop a more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and safer vessel for the transportation of LPG products, taking into account existing and future trading patterns and ensuring the overall competitiveness of the concept. The project will incorporate the latest advances in hull form optimisation, cargo handling systems, engine technology and fuelling options. The resulting concept design will be compliant with the new IGC Code.

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22nd June 2016

DNV GL wins framework agreement from National Grid

DNV GL has been awarded a framework agreement for the provision of design and engineering technical services to the Grain LNG terminal. Complete information here.

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DNV GL has been awarded a framework agreement for the provision of design and engineering technical services to the Grain LNG terminal.

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22nd June 2016

DNV GL Expands Solar Capabilities with Purchase of Assets from Amplify Energy

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts, has expanded its solar offering with new capabilities, facilities and expertise through the purchase of key assets fromAmplify Energy. Complete information here.

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DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts, has expanded its solar offering with new capabilities, facilities and expertise through the purchase of key assets fromAmplify Energy.

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22nd June 2016

Dana Recognized by Spartan Motors for Supplier Excellence

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today announced that it has earned the Spartan Diamond Award for supplier excellence from Spartan Motors, Inc. This honor is granted to Spartan's top-performing, key supply chain partners who it deems as instrumental in helping the company reach high levels of

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Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today announced that it has earned the Spartan Diamond Award for supplier excellence from Spartan Motors, Inc. This honor is granted to Spartan's top-performing, key supply chain partners who it deems as instrumental in helping the company reach high levels of operational excellence and cost competitiveness.

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22nd June 2016

SECOND SHOALBUSTER 3009 FOR SMIT AMANDLA MARINE

The second of two Damen Shoalbuster 3009 multi-purpose workboats for SMIT Amandla Marine has been named in a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Cape Town, South Africa. With De Beers Group Services the end client, the Lady Sponsor for the occasion was Mrs Adri Nelson, Supply Chain Centre Manager

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The second of two Damen Shoalbuster 3009 multi-purpose workboats for SMIT Amandla Marine has been named in a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Cape Town, South Africa. With De Beers Group Services the end client, the Lady Sponsor for the occasion was Mrs Adri Nelson, Supply Chain Centre Manager for De Beers Group Services in Port Nolloth. Mrs Nelson has been integral to the newbuild programme in her role of managing the Northern Cape based supply chain centre for De Beers.

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22nd June 2016

DAMEN ANNOUNCES NEW RANGE OF NAVAL MULTI-ROLE AUXILIARY VESSELS

During the Oceanographic Survey Vessel Conference in London, Damen Shipyards Group announced the introduction of a new range of Multi-Role Auxiliary Vessels (MRAV). The common theme running through the series is the provision of a basic platform offering reliable and cost-effective multi-role potential and hydrographic survey capabilities to naval

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During the Oceanographic Survey Vessel Conference in London, Damen Shipyards Group announced the introduction of a new range of Multi-Role Auxiliary Vessels (MRAV). The common theme running through the series is the provision of a basic platform offering reliable and cost-effective multi-role potential and hydrographic survey capabilities to naval clients.

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22nd June 2016

CURTISS-WRIGHT AWARDED $80 MILLION IN CONTRACTS FOR U.S. NAVAL DEFENSE PLATFORMS

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) today announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $80 million to provide valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) today announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $80 million to provide valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division to support ship construction and spare parts procurement. Contracts include FY16 orders for two ship sets of submarine propulsion plant valves, a FY16 order for aircraft carrier propulsion plant valves, and the balance of the funding for the Virginia-class submarine Block IV Ship Service Ball valve contract awarded in 2014.

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22nd June 2016

Boeing Awards $200 million in Space Contracts to Small Businesses

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded $200 million in contracts to small businesses for work on the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing is NASA’s prime contractor for the ISS. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded $200 million in contracts to small businesses for work on the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing is NASA’s prime contractor for the ISS.

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22nd June 2016

Crown Equipment Earns Third IFOY Award with RT 4000 Series Rider Pallet Truck

Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently won the coveted International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award for the third time. The Crown RT 4000 Series rider pallet truck took the prestigious award in the “Warehouse Trucks Lowlifter” category. The award was presented

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Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently won the coveted International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award for the third time. The Crown RT 4000 Series rider pallet truck took the prestigious award in the “Warehouse Trucks Lowlifter” category. The award was presented at the CeMAT trade fair in Hannover on May 31.

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22nd June 2016

Boeing, Hainan Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airlines’ First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Hainan Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first 787-9 Dreamliner. Hainan becomes China's first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family. Complete information here.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Hainan Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first 787-9 Dreamliner. Hainan becomes China's first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family.

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22nd June 2016

Atlas Copco wins order for autonomous mining in Australia

Stockholm, Sweden, June 20, 2016: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has won an order from BHP Billiton for autonomous upgrades of drill rigs to be used at iron ore mines in Western Australia. Complete information here.

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Stockholm, Sweden, June 20, 2016: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has won an order from BHP Billiton for autonomous upgrades of drill rigs to be used at iron ore mines in Western Australia.

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22nd June 2016

ASI Drives is ISO 9001 certified

ASI Drives has been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. Complete information here.

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ASI Drives has been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has received ISO 9001:2008 certification.

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22nd June 2016

Safety Gets a Boost with ABS Guidance for Developing Processes, Procedures

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, has published the ABS Guidance Notes on the Development of Procedures and Technical Manuals, providing clients with best practice methodologies for developing instructional materials. Complete information here.

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ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, has published the ABS Guidance Notes on the Development of Procedures and Technical Manuals, providing clients with best practice methodologies for developing instructional materials.

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22nd June 2016

ABS, Capital Ship Management Corp. Improve Propulsion Shaft Monitoring with ABS Smart Bearing™ Solut

ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, and Capital Ship Management Corp. (“Capital”), a distinguished ship management company, have collaborated to install an advanced condition monitoring system on the propulsion shafting of the Capital managed vessel M/T Agisilaos, a 36,700

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ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, and Capital Ship Management Corp. (“Capital”), a distinguished ship management company, have collaborated to install an advanced condition monitoring system on the propulsion shafting of the Capital managed vessel M/T Agisilaos, a 36,700 dwt, Ice Class 1A IMO II/III Chemical/Product Tanker, built in 2006.

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22nd June 2016

ABS Partners with Leading Greek Shipowners to Address EU MRV Regulations

ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has completed a project with a group of leading Greek shipowners to support preparations for implementing the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO2 emissions. The result of this initiative

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ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has completed a project with a group of leading Greek shipowners to support preparations for implementing the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO2 emissions. The result of this initiative is a clear interpretation of the regulation that allows companies to understand how they will be affected and what steps have to be taken to achieve and demonstrate compliance.

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22nd June 2016

LNG-Fueled Vessels Go Big with ‘Project Forward’

ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has teamed up with partners Arista Shipping, Deltamarin, GTT and Wärtsilä in the “Project Forward” joint development project (JDP) to develop a dry bulk carrier concept that employs LNG as fuel.

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ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has teamed up with partners Arista Shipping, Deltamarin, GTT and Wärtsilä in the “Project Forward” joint development project (JDP) to develop a dry bulk carrier concept that employs LNG as fuel.

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22nd June 2016

TB Wood’s Newly Expanded L-Jaw Coupling Line is 100% Interchangeable

The TB Wood’s line of L-Jaw couplings has recently been expanded to include a larger range of bore sizes, as well as new aluminum and stainless steel hubs. Complete information here.

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The TB Wood’s line of L-Jaw couplings has recently been expanded to include a larger range of bore sizes, as well as new aluminum and stainless steel hubs.

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21st June 2016

AIM debuts Internet of Things competition

AIM debuts Internet of Things competition

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AIM, a leading industry association, has announced the latest update to its annual Case Study Competition for 2016.
In addition to awarding prizes in radio frequency identification (RFID) and automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology applications, AIM will also present a top prize this year to the case study which promotes the best use of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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21st June 2016

Security in a connected enterprise: protecting networks, facilities and systems

Security in a connected enterprise: protecting networks, facilities and systems

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Manufacturing and industrial facilities are operating in ways they scarcely could have imagined a few decades ago.
Greater connectivity and information sharing is significantly transforming companies and their operations. They’re converging information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) systems and using new technologies such as mobile, analytics, cloud and virtualization to do more than ever before.

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21st June 2016

Toyota’s U.S. robotics boss promises results within five years

Toyota’s U.S. robotics boss promises results within five years

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The U.S. robotics expert tapped to head Toyota's Silicon Valley research company says the $1 billion investment by the giant Japanese automaker will start showing results within five years.

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21st June 2016

Bearing specialty company launches new brand and logo

Bearing specialty company launches new brand and logo

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BSC Industries, a regional, national and international distributor of bearings, power transmission, stepper and servo motors, electrical products and integrated control systems today introduced the company’s new corporate brand and logo. The rebranding reflects the continuing growth and evolution of the company’s product and service offering as well as its vision for the future.

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21st June 2016

SKF talks Smart Robotics: revolutionizing manufacturing

SKF talks Smart Robotics: revolutionizing manufacturing

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SKF is sparking conversation and spreading ideas with a new series of a knowledge-sharing symposium called "Let’s Talk." Industry experts are discussing industry trends such as Digitalization, Industry Ecology and Counterfeiting in front of a live audience at leading universities.

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21st June 2016

Heraeus Group and Exmet have developed a 3D printing process that uses amorphous metals

Heraeus Group and Exmet have developed a 3D printing process that uses amorphous metals

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Typically, metals are all composed of highly ordered, crystalline structures of atoms. While there are obvious uses and benefits of this type of atomic arrangement, there is a limit to how strong any metal is ultimately capable of being. However, an amorphous metal, or "metallic glass," is a fully-solid metal material that has its atomic-scale structure completely disordered, similar to conventional glass. Until recently the only way to produce metallic glass was to rapidly cool metal before its solid-state crystalline structure could form, which meant that it was difficult to produce in large enough amounts to be widely adopted for industrial uses.

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21st June 2016

NioCorp and IBC Advanced Alloys announce joint development agreement

NioCorp and IBC Advanced Alloys announce joint development agreement

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NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp") and IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. ("IBC") announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement to investigate and develop applications for scandium-containing alloys for multiple downstream markets.

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21st June 2016

How one company is disrupting the $600 billion dollar manufacturing industry

How one company is disrupting the $600 billion dollar manufacturing industry

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For every entrepreneur and business, finding a manufacturer is one of the most challenging aspects of getting your idea off the ground. Manufacturing products is a hurdle that nearly every entrepreneur faces, regardless of if their business is hardware or fashion focused.

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21st June 2016

Dell rolls out HPC systems for manufacturing, life sciences, research

Dell rolls out HPC systems for manufacturing, life sciences, research

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Dell rolled out a series of high performance computing systems (HPC) tailored for life sciences, manufacturing and research.
Like HPE and other vendors, Dell is looking to popularize supercomputing in the enterprise. Dell also noted that the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin will upgrade its Stampede cluster via a partnership with the company and Intel.

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21st June 2016

GMTA names new project manager

GMTA names new project manager

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German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) — a major supplier of various machine tools, lasers, and parts washers to the North American automotive, off-highway, heavy equipment and other power transmission markets — recently announced the appointment of Dan Thomas as project manager.

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21st June 2016

Sandvik receives the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Award

Sandvik receives the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Award

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Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, congratulates Sandvik Mining and Construction on being named a recipient of the Manufacturing Executive 2016 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award (ML 100). Sandvik Mining and Construction was recognized for its outstanding achievements in the Supply Chain Leadership category.

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21st June 2016

Materials matter: automotive fuel efficiency standards and the impact from gears

Materials matter: automotive fuel efficiency standards and the impact from gears

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The U.S. automotive industry is faced with steep challenges to meet the current and future fuel economy regulations, and the gear industry is expected to help meet these challenges.

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21st June 2016

President Obama announces winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

President Obama announces winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

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Throughout this week, the Obama Administration will be highlighting America’s capacity for creativity and invention and how our innovative progress over the last seven and a half years has helped continue to make our economy the strongest and most durable in the world. As part of this effort, today, at the third-annual SelectUSA Summit in Washington, DC, President Obama will announce that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy.

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21st June 2016

Wireless company enables instant software updates and recalls for connected cars

Wireless company enables instant software updates and recalls for connected cars

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Two companies have teamed up to make it easier for the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to push software updates to connected cars. Sierra Wireless and Movimoto announced the partnership on June 6.

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21st June 2016

Siemens and Gamesa to merge wind businesses to create a leading wind power player

Siemens and Gamesa to merge wind businesses to create a leading wind power player

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Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens' wind power business, including wind services, with Gamesa to create a leading global wind power player.

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15th June 2016

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America celebrates 50th Anniversary

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), part of Sumitomo Drive Technologies, is excited to celebrate its 50-year anniversary as a leader in the Power Transmission Industry. Over the past 50 years, SMA has built a reputation as an industry leader. SMA has grown from a single location in Carlstadt, New Jersey

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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), part of Sumitomo Drive Technologies, is excited to celebrate its 50-year anniversary as a leader in the Power Transmission Industry.

Over the past 50 years, SMA has built a reputation as an industry leader. SMA has grown from a single location in Carlstadt, New Jersey to 18 locations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Through these expansions, SMA continues to foster rich relationships with customers and surrounding community members.

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14th June 2016

High-speed turbo technology becomes industry standard

High-speed turbo technology becomes industry standard

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Finnish company Runtech Systems has placed a huge multi-million-euro order - its largest yet - for high-speed turbo motors from The Switch. The motors are for use in Runtech's vacuum blower systems for paper machines. These turbos have been developed jointly between the two companies since the early 2000s, becoming widely accepted in the paper industry thanks to their superiority in reliability and efficiency.

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14th June 2016

Andrea Fuder appointed new member of Volvo’s Group Executive Board

Andrea Fuder has been appointed a new member of Volvo’s Group Executive Board and Executive Vice President Group Trucks Purchasing, Volvo Group’s global purchasing organization. Andrea Fuder has more than 20 years of experience from similar roles in the Volkswagen Group. Complete information here.

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Andrea Fuder has been appointed a new member of Volvo’s Group Executive Board and Executive Vice President Group Trucks Purchasing, Volvo Group’s global purchasing organization. Andrea Fuder has more than 20 years of experience from similar roles in the Volkswagen Group.

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14th June 2016

Vestas receives 224 MW order in Canada

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Canada consisting of 65 V117-3.45 MW turbines with a total capacity of 224 MW, ref. company announcement no. 8/2015 of 18 February 2015. Complete information here.

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Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Canada consisting of 65 V117-3.45 MW turbines with a total capacity of 224 MW, ref. company announcement no. 8/2015 of 18 February 2015.

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14th June 2016

Volvo Trucks’ new concept truck cuts fuel consumption by more than 30 %

Almost one-third lower fuel consumption. Volvo Trucks’ new concept vehicle shows how it is possible to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations. Among the secrets behind these remarkable fuel savings are aerodynamic design and lower kerb weight. Complete information here.

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Almost one-third lower fuel consumption. Volvo Trucks’ new concept vehicle shows how it is possible to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations. Among the secrets behind these remarkable fuel savings are aerodynamic design and lower kerb weight.

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14th June 2016

Lubrizol Announces Planned Management Transition

The Lubrizol Corporation announces today that Eric R. Schnur, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named president, effective immediately, and will become chairman and chief executive officer on January 2, 2017. James L. Hambrick, the current chairman, president and chief executive officer, having fulfilled his commitment to remain

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The Lubrizol Corporation announces today that Eric R. Schnur, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named president, effective immediately, and will become chairman and chief executive officer on January 2, 2017. James L. Hambrick, the current chairman, president and chief executive officer, having fulfilled his commitment to remain in those roles for five years following Berkshire Hathaway's acquisition of Lubrizol in 2011, has decided to complete his 38-year Lubrizol career. This transition reflects the company's long standing succession planning process. In addition, Greg D. Taylor, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development, will retire later this year.

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14th June 2016

Rick Tolin Named Corporate Senior Vice President and President of Lubrizol Advanced Materials

The Lubrizol Corporation announces today that Rick Tolin has been named corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM), effective immediately. He replaces Eric R. Schnur who has been promoted to Lubrizol president. Tolin will oversee the LZAM business segment, a leading global producer of advanced specialty

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The Lubrizol Corporation announces today that Rick Tolin has been named corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM), effective immediately. He replaces Eric R. Schnur who has been promoted to Lubrizol president. Tolin will oversee the LZAM business segment, a leading global producer of advanced specialty polymers, polymer-based additives and chemical additives used in everyday consumer and industrial applications. The segment businesses include Engineered Polymers, Personal and Home Care, Performance Coatings and LifeSciences.

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14th June 2016

GRAND OPENING OF THE WORLD’S LONGEST AND DEEPEST TRAFFIC TUNNEL

Nearly all of the highest Alpine peaks are found in Switzerland. The country’s central position has always made it an important, albeit time-consuming route across the Alps. Today, June 1, is the official opening of the long-awaited Gotthard Base Tunnel. The tunnel will shave off many hours for both

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Nearly all of the highest Alpine peaks are found in Switzerland. The country’s central position has always made it an important, albeit time-consuming route across the Alps. Today, June 1, is the official opening of the long-awaited Gotthard Base Tunnel. The tunnel will shave off many hours for both passengers and goods transportation. It took 23 years to complete but, measuring 57 kilometers from portal to portal, it is also the world’s longest and deepest traffic tunnel ever built.

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14th June 2016

CELEBRATING 5 TON WEIGHT SAVING OF THE VASA SHIP

June 2016 marks the halfway of a long-term research and development partnership between Sandvik and the Vasa museum. The collaboration project aims at replacing more than 5,000 bolts at the historic royal warship Vasa by the end of 2017 to save it from corrosive damage. Complete information here.

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June 2016 marks the halfway of a long-term research and development partnership between Sandvik and the Vasa museum. The collaboration project aims at replacing more than 5,000 bolts at the historic royal warship Vasa by the end of 2017 to save it from corrosive damage.

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14th June 2016

Can THM monitoring and removal be improved in high-purity water applications?

In water treatment history, the problem of increased con- centrations of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) started to emerge in the early 1900s. This is when chlorine (and ozone) started to be applied as primary disinfection agents for drinking water. A reaction of the disinfectant agent with organic compounds present in water

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In water treatment history, the problem of increased con- centrations of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) started to emerge in the early 1900s. This is when chlorine (and ozone) started to be applied as primary disinfection agents for drinking water. A reaction of the disinfectant agent with organic compounds present in water often leads to the formation of various types of DBPs. Throughout the years, with a growth in awareness around the negative impacts of DBPs on hu- man health, previously underutilized DBP removal technologies gained importance while new ones have also been developed.

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14th June 2016

Paulo Kansas City Division announces Operations Manager Rocky Glenn

“I am pleased to announce that the new Paulo Kansas City Division Operations Manager is Rocky Glenn, effective May 23rd. Rocky has an MBA and BS from Southwestern College (KS), and was a Sergeant/NCO in the US Marine Corps serving for 9 years.” – Tee Rassieur,

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“I am pleased to announce that the new Paulo Kansas City Division Operations Manager is Rocky Glenn, effective May 23rd. Rocky has an MBA and BS from Southwestern College (KS), and was a Sergeant/NCO in the US Marine Corps serving for 9 years.” – Tee Rassieur, Plant Manager

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14th June 2016

Outdoor Learning Inspires Teachers and Students to Use Science and Math to Solve the World’s Most Ch

The Northrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International have selected the 16 teachers – four teams, with four participants each – who will participate in this year's ECO Classroom program. After receiving applications from close to 100 educators this year, teachers were selected based on their motivation, qualifications, and recommendations from colleagues.

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The Northrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International have selected the 16 teachers – four teams, with four participants each – who will participate in this year's ECO Classroom program. After receiving applications from close to 100 educators this year, teachers were selected based on their motivation, qualifications, and recommendations from colleagues. The teachers selected for the program represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences - crucial elements of the program's success.

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14th June 2016

Oshkosh Corporation Promotes John Bryant To President Of Defense Segment

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) announces today the promotion of John Bryant to president of Oshkosh Defense, LLC and senior vice president ofOshkosh Corporation, effective immediately. Prior to this promotion, Bryant served as senior vice president of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. As Oshkosh

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Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) announces today the promotion of John Bryant to president of Oshkosh Defense, LLC and senior vice president ofOshkosh Corporation, effective immediately. Prior to this promotion, Bryant served as senior vice president of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. As Oshkosh Defense president, he will lead all aspects of the Company’s global defense segment, including all tactical wheeled vehicle programs, manufacturing and operations, new product development, vehicle lifecycle sustainment and aftermarket services.

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14th June 2016

Metso appoints Jani Puroranta as Chief Digital Officer

Jani Puroranta has been appointed the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Metso starting August 1, 2016. The CDO will be responsible for driving the company's digital transformation and overseeing the implementation of Metso's digital strategy in close co-operation with all business areas. The CDO reports to the President and CEO.

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Jani Puroranta has been appointed the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Metso starting August 1, 2016. The CDO will be responsible for driving the company's digital transformation and overseeing the implementation of Metso's digital strategy in close co-operation with all business areas. The CDO reports to the President and CEO.

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14th June 2016

NAVISTAR RECOGNIZED BY CIO AS ONE OF THE CIO 100 AWARD WINNERS

IDG's CIO announced Navistar as a recipient of the 2016 CIO 100. The 29th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Complete information here.

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IDG's CIO announced Navistar as a recipient of the 2016 CIO 100. The 29th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

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14th June 2016

More Liebherr cranes for Imperial Crane Services

The Chicago, Illinois headquartered crane rental company Imperial Crane Services continued to expand its fleet with a LTM 1300-6.2, a 300 tonnes capacity mobile crane from Ehingen, Germany and also with two LR 1300SX, the market leading 300 tonnes capacity lattice boom crawler crane produced in Nenzing, Austria. Complete information here.

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The Chicago, Illinois headquartered crane rental company Imperial Crane Services continued to expand its fleet with a LTM 1300-6.2, a 300 tonnes capacity mobile crane from Ehingen, Germany and also with two LR 1300SX, the market leading 300 tonnes capacity lattice boom crawler crane produced in Nenzing, Austria.

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14th June 2016

Rexnord Successfully Closes Acquisition of Cambridge International Holdings Corp.

Rexnord (NYSE: RXN) has successfully closed the acquisition of Cambridge International Holdings Corp. Complete information here.

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Rexnord (NYSE: RXN) has successfully closed the acquisition of Cambridge International Holdings Corp.

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14th June 2016

Successful market launch of the LR 1500 crawler crane

The new Liebherr LR 1500 crawler crane was one of the highlights on the company's stand at the Bauma 2016. Liebherr first unveiled the new 500-tonne machine at its customer days in Ehingen in June 2015. The "powerful – compact – simple" concept has proved popular with customers all over the world.

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The new Liebherr LR 1500 crawler crane was one of the highlights on the company's stand at the Bauma 2016. Liebherr first unveiled the new 500-tonne machine at its customer days in Ehingen in June 2015. The "powerful – compact – simple" concept has proved popular with customers all over the world. This has led to over 20 machines being sold for jobs around the globe. The first machines will be delivered in summer this year.

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14th June 2016

First mobile crane for Balmer special transport contractor – Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2

Balmer Spedition und LKW-Service GmbH has purchased the first mobile crane in the company's history. It chose the LTM 1160-5.2 from Liebherr. The performance of the Liebherr 5-axle crane, its compact dimensions and VarioBallast® were the deciding factors. Complete information here.

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Balmer Spedition und LKW-Service GmbH has purchased the first mobile crane in the company's history. It chose the LTM 1160-5.2 from Liebherr. The performance of the Liebherr 5-axle crane, its compact dimensions and VarioBallast® were the deciding factors.

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14th June 2016

Sigmar Gabriel impressed by 3D printed parts from Liebherr-Aerospace

On June 1, 2016, Dr. h.c. Willi Liebherr and the Managing Directors from Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Josef Gropper, Heiko Lütjens and Arndt Schoenemann welcomed a special guest at the stand of Liebherr-Aerospace: Sigmar Gabriel, the German Federal Minister for Economy and Energy, who was visiting this year’s

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On June 1, 2016, Dr. h.c. Willi Liebherr and the Managing Directors from Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Josef Gropper, Heiko Lütjens and Arndt Schoenemann welcomed a special guest at the stand of Liebherr-Aerospace: Sigmar Gabriel, the German Federal Minister for Economy and Energy, who was visiting this year’s Berlin airshow.

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14th June 2016

L-3 Appoints Heidi Wood as Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today thatHeidi Wood has been appointed vice president and chief analytics officer. In this newly created position, Ms. Wood will perform operational analysis and support the company’s business development and merger and acquisitions strategy, reporting to President and Chief Operating Officer

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L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today thatHeidi Wood has been appointed vice president and chief analytics officer. In this newly created position, Ms. Wood will perform operational analysis and support the company’s business development and merger and acquisitions strategy, reporting to President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher E. Kubasik. She will also work with Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ralph G. D’Ambrosio to oversee L-3’s investor relations function. Ms. Wood joins L-3 from Spirit AeroSystems, where she was responsible for strategy, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations and during her three-year tenure implemented key shareholder-focused and operational initiatives.

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14th June 2016

Horsburgh & Scott Engineers Provide Innovative Repair to Severely Damaged Steel BOF Gear Drive

Horsburgh & Scott recently completed an innovative repair of a large Pennsylvania steel company BOF gearbox initially thought to need a complete replacement. The steel mill had gearbox failure on a large BOF drive that became frozen due to rust, corrosion, heat and 25 years of heavy use. Production at the

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Horsburgh & Scott recently completed an innovative repair of a large Pennsylvania steel company BOF gearbox initially thought to need a complete replacement. The steel mill had gearbox failure on a large BOF drive that became frozen due to rust, corrosion, heat and 25 years of heavy use. Production at the mill was shut down four days while staff worked on the drive to remove the unit from the shaft. Finally, in the middle of the night, they took a burning torch to the side of the drive and cut into the housing to remove the shaft from the gearbox.

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14th June 2016

Updated John Deere T670 Combine Offers Improved Capacity and Uptime

For model year 2017, John Deere T670 model walker combines will have significant enhancements to boost productivity, threshing capacity, and straw quality for baling while making service and maintenance much easier and less time consuming. These are all benefits that U.S. and Canadian small grain producers will appreciate when

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For model year 2017, John Deere T670 model walker combines will have significant enhancements to boost productivity, threshing capacity, and straw quality for baling while making service and maintenance much easier and less time consuming. These are all benefits that U.S. and Canadian small grain producers will appreciate when it comes to harvesting during often tight windows and tough conditions.

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14th June 2016

Honeywell to Lead Infrastructure Modernization Initiative at Tobyhanna Army Depot

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the U.S. Army announced a $29-million modernization project at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania. The project will provide critical facility upgrades that are expected to lower the army depot’s annual energy consumption by more than 20 percent and water consumption by more than 8 percent.

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the U.S. Army announced a $29-million modernization project at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania. The project will provide critical facility upgrades that are expected to lower the army depot’s annual energy consumption by more than 20 percent and water consumption by more than 8 percent. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s calculator, such a reduction in energy consumption each year results in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 9,500 metric tons per year and is comparable to removing 2,000 cars from the road every year.

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14th June 2016

Honeywell’s Enterprise Buildings Integrator Delivers Real-Time Facility Data For Bottom-Line Benefit

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a new release of its leading building management system, Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI). EBI R500 leverages the connectivity of today’s buildings to help make them strategic assets to organizations. The new features help facility managers better streamline management and decision-making, promoting improved business

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a new release of its leading building management system, Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI). EBI R500 leverages the connectivity of today’s buildings to help make them strategic assets to organizations. The new features help facility managers better streamline management and decision-making, promoting improved business efficiencies and providing greater control over operations.

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14th June 2016

Saudi Aramco signs MoU with GE and Cividale SpA to set up high-end forging & casting manufacturing f

Saudi Aramco has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE (NYSE: GE) and Cividale SpA of Italy to build the Middle East and North Africa’s first-of-its-kind high-end forging & casting manufacturing facility that will serve the region’s maritime and energy industries. Complete information here.

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Saudi Aramco has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE (NYSE: GE) and Cividale SpA of Italy to build the Middle East and North Africa’s first-of-its-kind high-end forging & casting manufacturing facility that will serve the region’s maritime and energy industries.

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14th June 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems helps launch the first flight of Embraer’s next-generation E2-Jet

UTC Aerospace Systems played a key role in the successful first flight of the next-generation Embraer E-Jet E2. On board its maiden flight, the E2 was equipped with numerous systems and components from UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Complete information

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UTC Aerospace Systems played a key role in the successful first flight of the next-generation Embraer E-Jet E2. On board its maiden flight, the E2 was equipped with numerous systems and components from UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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14th June 2016

GE to Help Improve Competitiveness of Power Plant Equipment for POSCO Pohang Works, Leading Steel Fa

Further demonstrating its global capabilities to service non-GE supplied power generation equipment, GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) has signed an agreement to retrofit four Toshiba industrial steam turbines at the POSCO Pohang Works steel manufacturing facility in Pohang, Republic of South Korea. POSCO is one of the

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Further demonstrating its global capabilities to service non-GE supplied power generation equipment, GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) has signed an agreement to retrofit four Toshiba industrial steam turbines at the POSCO Pohang Works steel manufacturing facility in Pohang, Republic of South Korea. POSCO is one of the world’s leading steel producers. The project is expected to extend the operating life of the factory’s power plant and nearly double the turbines’ ability to generate process steam used for steel production. GE gained global capabilities to service non-GE supplied steam turbine equipment through its acquisition of Alstom’s thermal services business in November 2015.

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14th June 2016

GE and Engro Sign Digital Industrial Alliance to Accelerate the Transformation of Industries

GE (NYSE: GE) and Engro Corporation Limited yesterday initiated a strategic alliance at GE’s Crotonville Global Leadership Institute that will make Engro a key digital industrial partner for GE in Pakistan and the region. Complete information here.

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GE (NYSE: GE) and Engro Corporation Limited yesterday initiated a strategic alliance at GE’s Crotonville Global Leadership Institute that will make Engro a key digital industrial partner for GE in Pakistan and the region.

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14th June 2016

Eaton Recognized By CIO As A 2016 CIO 100 Award Winner

Power management company Eaton today announced that it’s a recipient of the 2016 CIO 100 Award. The 29th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. Complete information here.

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Power management company Eaton today announced that it’s a recipient of the 2016 CIO 100 Award. The 29th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

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14th June 2016

DNV GL - Oil & Gas has been awarded a Master Service Agreement with Statoil

The contract includes a broad scope of studies on topics such as safety, platform technology, structural reanalysis and pipeline technology. In addition it offers hull and structural inspection services, the competent control of complex lifting equipment and software, maintenance and services for IT delivery. Complete information here.

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The contract includes a broad scope of studies on topics such as safety, platform technology, structural reanalysis and pipeline technology. In addition it offers hull and structural inspection services, the competent control of complex lifting equipment and software, maintenance and services for IT delivery.

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14th June 2016

DNV GL releases the latest issue of Maritime Impact magazine

Just in time for the Posidonia trade fair in Greece, DNV GL has published this year’s first issue of the classification society’s customer and stakeholder magazine Maritime Impact. It features outstanding projects with customers and covers digital innovation and other technology trends in shipping. Complete information

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Just in time for the Posidonia trade fair in Greece, DNV GL has published this year’s first issue of the classification society’s customer and stakeholder magazine Maritime Impact. It features outstanding projects with customers and covers digital innovation and other technology trends in shipping.

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14th June 2016

DAMEN DELIVERS TWO ASD TUGS 2411 TO SAAM S.A., CHILE

SAAM S.A., the leading towage company with operations across South, Central and North America, has taken delivery of two ASD Tugs 2411 from the Damen Shipyards Group. These compact yet powerful vessels deliver over 70 tonnes of bollard pull and are exceptionally manoeuvrable and reliable. Complete information here.

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SAAM S.A., the leading towage company with operations across South, Central and North America, has taken delivery of two ASD Tugs 2411 from the Damen Shipyards Group. These compact yet powerful vessels deliver over 70 tonnes of bollard pull and are exceptionally manoeuvrable and reliable.

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14th June 2016

DNV GL to validate edge-of network management of solar, energy storage in Hawaii’s USD 2.4 million D

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification, will serve as accreditor of performance for a federally funded project at Hawaiian Electric Company demonstrating the ability of a grid management solution to deliver on-demand solar energy with energy storage. Complete information here.

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DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification, will serve as accreditor of performance for a federally funded project at Hawaiian Electric Company demonstrating the ability of a grid management solution to deliver on-demand solar energy with energy storage.

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14th June 2016

Crown Equipment Recognizes Best Branches and Dealers in North America

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently celebrated its 2015 best performing company-owned branches and independent dealers in North America at an annual award program.Action Lift, Inc. in Pittston, Pennsylvania, and Crown Lift Trucks, Milwaukee/Madison/Green Bay, Wisconsin, both earned

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Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently celebrated its 2015 best performing company-owned branches and independent dealers in North America at an annual award program.Action Lift, Inc. in Pittston, Pennsylvania, and Crown Lift Trucks, Milwaukee/Madison/Green Bay, Wisconsin, both earned the prestigious James F. Dicke Pioneer Award as the company’s top-performing dealer and branch, respectively. In addition to the two Pioneer award winners, Crown recognized 16 additional retail locations with Summit and Ascent Awards for outstanding achievements in sales and customer satisfaction. The company selected winners from its North American network of more than 100 branches and dealers.

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14th June 2016

DAMEN DELIVERS BESPOKE FLOATING PUMP STATION SAUGER III TO HAMBURG PORT AUTHORITY

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has taken delivery of the Sauger III, a custom floating pump station by Damen Shipyards Group for supporting dredging operations. Situated 110 km inland on the River Elbe and with a tidal range of 3.6 metres, the Hamburg Port requires regularly dredging like most ports. 37 metres in

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Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has taken delivery of the Sauger III, a custom floating pump station by Damen Shipyards Group for supporting dredging operations. Situated 110 km inland on the River Elbe and with a tidal range of 3.6 metres, the Hamburg Port requires regularly dredging like most ports. 37 metres in length and 10 metres wide, the station features a powerful, dual pump installation and comfortable accommodation for the crew.

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14th June 2016

Custom Ratchets and Clutches

Located in East Walpole, Massachusetts just 20 miles outside of Boston, Commercial Gear & Sprocket Company has been providing top of the line products for three generations. We have become well known within the industry for being a premium supplier of a number of different parts and products. Our reputation of

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Located in East Walpole, Massachusetts just 20 miles outside of Boston, Commercial Gear & Sprocket Company has been providing top of the line products for three generations. We have become well known within the industry for being a premium supplier of a number of different parts and products. Our reputation of not only having high quality work and goods, but also delivering on time speaks for itself. As we stated before we offer a wide range of products to our clients, ranging from bevel gears to custom made ratchets & clutches. We work hard to solve the problems that you are having with your present gear & machining supplier.

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14th June 2016

Boeing Names John Bruns as President Boeing China

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today named company veteran John Bruns president of Boeing China, effective July 1. He will be based in Beijing. Complete informatin here.

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The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today named company veteran John Bruns president of Boeing China, effective July 1. He will be based in Beijing.

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14th June 2016

B&D INDUSTRIAL EXECUTIVES ELECTED TO INDUSTRY BOARDS

Executives at B&D Industrial serve on a variety of industry and community boards. Most recently, Brian Davis, vice president of B&D Service, and Benjamin Nations, vice president of B&D Technologies, were elected to serve on multiple industry boards and committees. Complete information here.

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Executives at B&D Industrial serve on a variety of industry and community boards. Most recently, Brian Davis, vice president of B&D Service, and Benjamin Nations, vice president of B&D Technologies, were elected to serve on multiple industry boards and committees.

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14th June 2016

Atlas Copco to acquire South Korean abatement company

CSK is based in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, and also has sales and service locations in China, Taiwan and the United States. The company provides manufacturers with abatement systems that treat hazardous gases occurring as part of the semiconductor, display, solar and LED manufacturing processes, as well as gas and liquid

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CSK is based in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, and also has sales and service locations in China, Taiwan and the United States. The company provides manufacturers with abatement systems that treat hazardous gases occurring as part of the semiconductor, display, solar and LED manufacturing processes, as well as gas and liquid delivery for advanced semiconductor manufacturing.

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14th June 2016

ABS Nautical Systems Enables Next-Generation Vessel Performance

ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, today unveiled ABS Nautical Systems Vessel Performance – a comprehensive software solution developed in response to continued demand for tools that improve vessel efficiency, reduce costs and facilitate emissions reporting and compliance. Complete information here.

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ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, today unveiled ABS Nautical Systems Vessel Performance – a comprehensive software solution developed in response to continued demand for tools that improve vessel efficiency, reduce costs and facilitate emissions reporting and compliance.

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13th June 2016

AGMA Releases New Standards on Industrial Enclosed Gear Drives 6013/6113

The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new revision of ANSI/AGMA 6013-B16, Standard for Industrial Enclosed Gear Drives and its metric equivalent, ANSI/AGMA 6113-B16, Standard for Industrial Enclosed Gear Drives [Metric Edition]. These new standards were developed within the AGMA Enclosed Drives for

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The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new revision of ANSI/AGMA 6013-B16, Standard for Industrial Enclosed Gear Drives and its metric equivalent, ANSI/AGMA 6113-B16, Standard for Industrial Enclosed Gear Drives [Metric Edition].

These new standards were developed within the AGMA Enclosed Drives for Industrial Applications Committee by updating ANSI/AGMA 6013-A06 and ANSI/AGMA 6113-A06.

This standard includes design, rating, lubrication, testing, and selection information for enclosed gear drives, including foot mounted, shaft mounted, screw conveyor drives, and gearmotors. These drives may include spur, helical, herringbone, double helical, or bevel gearing in single or multistage arrangements as either parallel, concentric, or right angle configurations.

These new standards replace ANSI/AGMA 6013-A06 and ANSI/AGMA 6113-A06. They are available for purchase, in electronic format, on the AGMA website at http://www.agma.org; click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The AGMA Enclosed Drives for Industrial Applications Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new standard.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA technical committees—which actively serve the industry—contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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8th June 2016

AGMA Releases New Standard on Inspection and Tolerances - 2002-C16

The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new revision of ANSI/AGMA 2002-C16, Tooth Thickness and Backlash Measurement of Cylindrical Involute Gearing. The new standard, ANSI/AGMA 2002-C16, was developed within the AGMA Gear Accuracy Committee by updating ANSI/AGMA 2002-B88. This standard establishes the

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The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new revision of ANSI/AGMA 2002-C16, Tooth Thickness and Backlash Measurement of Cylindrical Involute Gearing.

The new standard, ANSI/AGMA 2002-C16, was developed within the AGMA Gear Accuracy Committee by updating ANSI/AGMA 2002-B88.

This standard establishes the procedures for determining the specification limits for tooth thickness of external and internal cylindrical involute gearing. It includes equations and calculation procedures for the commonly used measuring methods. A specific tooth thickness specification limit can be established from the design thickness or from another tooth thickness measurement. The procedures can be used with an established design tooth thickness, or with actual tooth thickness dimensions. The effect of tooth geometric quality variations on tooth thickness dimensions is discussed. Calculations for backlash are included, and are based on the specified tooth thickness, center distance, and tolerances.

This new standard replaces ANSI/AGMA 2002-B88.

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1st June 2016

AGMA Releases New Standard on Flexible Couplings - 9006

The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new standard ANSI/AGMA 9006-A16, Flexible Couplings – Basis for Rating. This new standard was developed within the AGMA Flexible Couplings Committee. This standard presents criteria and guidelines for the establishment of the basis for ratings of standard

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The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new standard ANSI/AGMA 9006-A16, Flexible Couplings – Basis for Rating.

This new standard was developed within the AGMA Flexible Couplings Committee.

This standard presents criteria and guidelines for the establishment of the basis for ratings of standard flexible couplings. Due to the diversity of coupling types, details of design such as formulas and analysis used to derive the stresses, etc. are often considered proprietary and are not considered in this standard. This standard is of importance to coupling manufacturers, users and equipment designers for the proper selection, comparison and application of flexible couplings.

This new standard is available for purchase in the AGMA store.

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Member News
23rd May 2016

Afton Chemical launches unique low foam emulsifier additive for metalworking

Richmond, VA, May 11, 2016 – Afton Chemical is proud to launch Polartech® EA 700, a Low Foam Emulsifier Additive. Polartech EA 700 is a unique, patent pending emulsifier technology that delivers best-in-class low foam performance in severe machining conditions, when compared to commonly used metalworking emulsifiers. With exceptional emulsion stability even in

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Richmond, VA, May 11, 2016 – Afton Chemical is proud to launch Polartech® EA 700, a Low Foam Emulsifier Additive. Polartech EA 700 is a unique, patent pending emulsifier technology that delivers best-in-class low foam performance in severe machining conditions, when compared to commonly used metalworking emulsifiers. With exceptional emulsion stability even in extreme conditions and its ability to minimize separation, Polartech EA 700 helps extend the fluid life far beyond normal expectations—resulting in lower costs and higher productivity.

Complete press release available here.

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Press Release
19th May 2016

AGMA Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Directors

2016 Incoming AGMA Board Members Nitin Chaphalkar Product Manager, DMG Mori USA Nitin Chaphalkar is a Product Manager of DMG Mori USA and leads DMG MORI's gear business in USA. He has played a key role in commercializing the portfolio of gear manufacturing technologies to enable efficient gear manufacturing on

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2016 Incoming AGMA Board Members

Nitin Chaphalkar
Product Manager, DMG Mori USA

Nitin Chaphalkar is a Product Manager of DMG Mori USA and leads DMG MORI's gear business in USA. He has played a key role in commercializing the portfolio of gear manufacturing technologies to enable efficient gear manufacturing on multi-tasking machines. In AGMA, he has been an active member for Annual Meeting organizing committee and is a proud member of SRN group. He has written five articles in gear industry publications and has been interviewed many times.

Prior to his work on gears, Nitin has held several leadership positions at DMG MORI including Manager, Advanced Solution Development and Team Leader for the turning team. He has developed three new technologies and has been a co-inventor on six patent-pending applications.


Carl D. Rapp
President, Philadelphia Gear brand
Vice President, Power Systems Group, The Timken Company

Named to his current positions in 2011, Carl Rapp leads the Timken Company's Philadelphia Gear brand business as well as four other recently acquired companies which, along with Timken Bearing Services, comprise the Power Systems group. Under Rapp’s leadership, this group supplies and services the electrical-mechanical drive train system at the center of most industrial end-user operations.

Carl previously served 10 years as president and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Gear Corp. Prior to joining Philadelphia Gear in 2001, he held senior-level positions in general management and sales, including senior vice president of sales and marketing for Strategic Distribution Inc., president of Carborundum Abrasives, and business unit manager for Norton Company’s Precision Abrasives Group (both divisions of the St. Gobain Company). Prior to this he completed a six-year expatriate assignment in Europe for Norton, in various project and product management roles.

Carl holds a bachelor's degree in economics and history from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., a master's degree in international relations from Boston University and completed the Executive Education Program at the Ross school of business at the University of Michigan.


Tania Sabados
CEO/Purchasing, Rapid Gear

Tania Sabados began her career at Rapid Gear at a very young age beginning with helping her mother clean the facility, cutting the grass, summer jobs helping out with administrative duties, before moving on to purchasing and is now the CEO. Tania graduated with a Degree in Sociology from the University of Waterloo in 1996.

Rapid Gear is a privately owned family business that was founded by Julian Sabados in 1976. From modest beginnings, Rapid Gear has grown to over 55 employees strong, celebrating 40 years servicing the industry with custom gearing and reducers.

When not working, Tania is enjoying the adventures of travelling and entertaining with friends and family.


Hastings Wyman
CEO, KLINGELNBERG America, Inc.

Hastings Wyman began his gearing career at Klingelnberg in 1997 as an Applications Engineer Trainee. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

He has held various roles in gear manufacturing and management at various sized corporations. After 10 years at Klingelnberg, he worked at High Performance Gear in Texas while earning his MBA. He was then a Manufacturing Engineer at Caterpillar in Mossville, Illinois before returning to Klingelnberg to lead their U.S. team.

Originally from Washington, DC, he now lives in Saline, Michigan.

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Press Release
19th May 2016

AGMA’s Next Generation Award Presented to Joel Niedig of ITAMCO

May 19, 2016 — Alexandria, VA , — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced that Joel Neidig, Engineer for ITAMCO is the 2016 recipient of the organization’s Next Generation Award. This award, presented annually since 2011, recognizes innovative work by an individual responsible for one or more significant achievements through his or

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May 19, 2016 — Alexandria, VA , — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced that Joel Neidig, Engineer for ITAMCO is the 2016 recipient of the organization’s Next Generation Award. This award, presented annually since 2011, recognizes innovative work by an individual responsible for one or more significant achievements through his or her effort and work that has enhanced or strengthened the gear industry and/or AGMA. This award honors individuals who are emerging as contributors, innovators, and leaders in the gear industry and serves as an incentive for others in the next generation of gear industry talent. The award was presented May 13th at AGMA’s Centennial Annual Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida.

Joel Neidig has spent the last 11 years at ITAMCO, with a focus on integrating manufacturing technology and software development.

In addition to sitting on the AGMA Computer Programming Committee, Neidig is on the Technical Advisory Group for MTConnect, an open-source standard that is intended to foster greater interoperability between devices and software applications. He developed the first iOS and Android-compatible MTConnect apps connecting gear machinery and other machine tools to networks – preparing them for Industry 4.0.

ITAMCO was voted the 2014 Autodesk Inventor of the Year by the Autodesk Community and Neidig was named a manufacturing “Thought Leader” by IMTS Insider. With all of this, Neidig remains very involved in an advisory role at the ITAMCO Manufacturing Education Center located at Plymouth High School in Plymouth, Indiana. The Center was started by his company to prepare students for the challenge of a career in manufacturing.

Commenting on Neidig, a colleague noted: “Over the years that Joel has worked at ITAMCO he has shown to be an individual who has tackled challenges head-on. He is a thought leader in our industry and has relentlessly pursued technological advances for the betterment of the industrial markets and advanced manufacturing as a whole. In addition to his entrepreneurial spirit, his drive for continuous improvement has always been paramount.”


About AGMA
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture, and application of gears, couplings, and related power transmission components and equipment. Complete information on the organization is available at http://www.agma.org

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AGMA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary year in 2016. See the organizations timeline website: http://agma100.1440n.net/

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Press Release
19th May 2016

AGMA’s Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Joe T. Franklin, Jr. AGMA President

Alexandria, VA ,—The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce that AGMA President, Joe T. Franklin, Jr. is the recipient of the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to the rare individual for years of service to the Association and to the gear

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Alexandria, VA ,—The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce that AGMA President, Joe T. Franklin, Jr. is the recipient of the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to the rare individual for years of service to the Association and to the gear industry who has demonstrated superior vision and leadership; given extensively of their time and skills; demonstrated wisdom in pursuit of industry consensus; achieved the respect and admiration of their peers and has been available whenever needed for the advancement of AGMA and the global gear industry. The award was presented at the AGMA 100th Annual Meeting, May 12-14, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida.

Joe T. Franklin, Jr. has spent 25 years as the President of AGMA. He was instrumental in the development of many current programs that exist within the Association today. His work changed how AGMA does standards; he oversaw the development of a robust education program; he established the AGMA Foundation; and much more.

“Joe will leave the AGMA in excellent financial health. In addition, the organization has a living strategic planning process that will keep it focused on its goals and a group of emerging leaders ready for whatever comes next,” stated Leslie Hennessy, VP of New Business Development at Lovejoy Inc. and AGMA Board Chairman from 2005-2006.

“Under Joe’s watchful eye, the membership of the American Gear Manufacturers Association expanded, welcoming international members into the organization. Given that Joe’s tenure began during a time of U.S. import protectionism, this accomplishment is all the more important. Joe recognized that globalization was inevitable and that international corporations would be consequential in the future of the gear industry. He patiently waited for attitudes to change and for others to reach his level of understanding,” said Hennessy.

Mr. Franklin is the tenth recipient of this award from the Association. He will be retiring from his position at AGMA at the end of 2016.


About AGMA
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture, and application of gears, couplings, and related power transmission components and equipment. Complete information on the organization is available at http://www.agma.org

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AGMA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary year in 2016. See the organizations Centennial website: http://agma100.1440n.net/

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Press Release
19th May 2016

AGMA Inducts Inaugural Class for Hall of Fame

AGMA Inducts Inaugural Class for Hall of Fame Alexandria, VA , - The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce the inaugural class for the newly formed AGMA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created as part of the AGMA Centennial Anniversary Celebration. Its purpose is to

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AGMA Inducts Inaugural Class for Hall of Fame
Alexandria, VA , - The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce the inaugural class for the newly formed AGMA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created as part of the AGMA Centennial Anniversary Celebration. Its purpose is to recognize the contributions of the pioneers and innovators of the gear industry.

“The AGMA Hall of Fame is an opportunity to honor the visionaries who have paved the way for the practices and products of the industry as we know them today. These leaders have made significant contributions to the industry, without them the gear industry and AGMA would be a very different place, commented Arlin Perry, President of Comer Industries and Chairman of AGMA’s Centennial Committee.

The inaugural recipients of the AGMA Hall of Fame award are 12 of the 19 founding corporate members of AGMA that still survive today in one form or another. These honorees include:

  • Altra Industrial Motion – for both Boston Gear Works and R.D. Nuttall Company
  • Broadwind Energy/Brad Foote Gear Works -- for their ownership of Pittsburgh Gear & Machine Company
  • Cincinnati Gearing Systems -- for Cincinnati Gear Company
  • Horsburgh & Scott Company
  • Overton Chicago Gear – for D.O. James Manufacturing Company
  • Regal Beloit – for both the Foote Brothers Gear & Machine Company and the W.A. Jones Foundry & Machine Company
  • Steward Machine Company -- for Earle Gear & Machine Company
  • Timken Company – for both Philadelphia Gear and Hamilton Gear and Machine Company


About AGMA
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture, and application of gears, couplings, and related power transmission components and equipment. Complete information on the organization is available at http://www.agma.org

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AGMA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary year in 2016. See the organizations timeline website: http://agma100.1440n.net/

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Press Release
19th May 2016

AGMA Presents Chairman’s Award at AGMA 2016 Annual Meeting

Alexandria, VA — Dean Burrows, President of Gear Motions, Inc. and Chairman of the AGMA Board of Directors presented a Chairman’s Award of Excellence to David Kraninger at the AGMA Annual Meeting, May 12, in Amelia Island, Florida. The Chairman’s Award of Excellence is reserved

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Alexandria, VA — Dean Burrows, President of Gear Motions, Inc. and Chairman of the AGMA Board of Directors presented a Chairman’s Award of Excellence to David Kraninger at the AGMA Annual Meeting, May 12, in Amelia Island, Florida.

The Chairman’s Award of Excellence is reserved for AGMA members who have contributed in a meaningful way to the promotion of the gear industry; have acted above and beyond the call of duty to support AGMA; and have advanced the goals of AGMA and the gear industry through work done on behalf of the association.

Kraninger has been working with AGMA staff for the past three years gathering information on the history of the organization. He was instrumental in the production of the timeline, book, and website that provides detailed information on the history of the gear industry, and the history of AGMA.
“All of Dave’s efforts have been instrumental in creating the wonderful history that we and future AGMA members will benefit from.” Said Burrows as he presented the award. “Thank you Dave for all your hard work to make our Centennial Celebration great.”

About AGMA
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture, and application of gears, couplings, and related power transmission components and equipment. Complete information on the organization is available at http://www.agma.org

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AGMA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary year in 2016. See the organizations Centennial website: http://agma100.1440n.net/

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Press Release
4th May 2016

AGMA Releases New Standard on Industrial Gear Lubrication - 9005

The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new revision of ANSI/AGMA 9005, Industrial Gear Lubrication. The new standard, ANSI/AGMA 9005-F16, was developed within the AGMA Industrial Gear Lubrication Committee by updating ANSI/AGMA 9005-E02. This standard provides lubrication guidelines for enclosed and open gearing

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The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new revision of ANSI/AGMA 9005, Industrial Gear Lubrication.

The new standard, ANSI/AGMA 9005-F16, was developed within the AGMA Industrial Gear Lubrication Committee by updating ANSI/AGMA 9005-E02.

This standard provides lubrication guidelines for enclosed and open gearing installed in general industrial power transmission applications. It is not intended to supplant specific instructions from the gear manufacturer.

This new standard replaces ANSI/AGMA 9005-E02. It is available for purchase, in electronic format, on the AGMA website, click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The AGMA Gear Accuracy Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new standard.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA technical committees—which actively serve the industry—contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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30th March 2016

AGMA Names Matthew Croson New President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2016 AGMA Names Matthew Croson New President ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), a member and market-driven organization that conducts programs and provides services to the gear industry, its suppliers and customers, has named Matthew E. Croson as its

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2016

AGMA Names Matthew Croson New President

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), a member and market-driven organization that conducts programs and provides services to the gear industry, its suppliers and customers, has named Matthew E. Croson as its next President. Croson has more than two decades of leadership and communications experience in manufacturing trade associations and most recently served as President and CEO of the Adhesive and Sealant Council. He will replace Joe T. Franklin, Jr., who has served as AGMA’s President for the last 25 years. Franklin will be stepping down from day to day operations in June and retiring at the end of the year.

AGMA was founded in 1916 by 19 manufacturers with a goal of helping improve the emerging gear market by developing technical standardization. Franklin stated, “Under Matthew Croson’s leadership, the association will continue that same mission, helping nearly 500 members compete more effectively in today’s global marketplace.”

Prior to leading the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Croson held communications leadership positions at the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. He also worked at InteliData Technologies Corp. and Burson-Marsteller, where he specialized in relationship management and corporate communications.

“Matthew Croson’s communications background and his experience bringing individuals, manufacturers and customers together will help AGMA meet the diverse needs of our members,” said Dean Burrows, Chairman of the AGMA Board of Directors. “We are confident he will lead the organization’s wide range of high-quality programs and services, and will continue to grow membership and participation.”

“I’m honored to help AGMA continue to grow and support its members and the gear industry as a whole,” said Croson. “I will be working closely with Joe Franklin and the team in the coming months to ensure that the transition of leadership is as seamless as possible.”

Croson is an elected member of the Board of Directors at the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

The Search for AGMA’s new President was conducted by Association Strategies, Inc., a nonprofit and association executive search firm, located in Alexandria, Virginia.

About the American Gear Manufacturers Association
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretariat for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.

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Member News
14th January 2016

Atlas Copco acquires U.S. vacuum solutions business

Stockholm, Sweden, December 4, 2015: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has acquired U.S. vacuum pump service provider Innovative Vacuum Solutions Inc. Complete press release available here.

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Stockholm, Sweden, December 4, 2015: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has acquired U.S. vacuum pump service provider Innovative Vacuum Solutions Inc.

Complete press release available here.

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Member News
15th December 2015

Celenese electes new board member

The Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced that William M. Brown has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. Brown, 53, is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris Corporation and will join Celanese as a

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The Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced that William M. Brown has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. Brown, 53, is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris Corporation and will join Celanese as a board member effective
January 1, 2016.

Complete press release available here.

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Press Release
7th December 2015

AGMA releases new standard on Vehicle Spur and Helical Gear Design

The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new revision of ANSI/AGMA 6002-C15 “Design Guide for Vehicle Spur and Helical Gears” along with the publication of its metric equivalent, ANSI/AGMA 6102-C15 “Design Guide for Vehicle Spur and Helical Gears (Metric Edition).

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The AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the new revision of ANSI/AGMA 6002-C15 “Design Guide for Vehicle Spur and Helical Gears” along with the publication of its metric equivalent, ANSI/AGMA 6102-C15 “Design Guide for Vehicle Spur and Helical Gears (Metric Edition).”

The new standards, ANSI/AGMA 6002-C15 and ANSI/AGMA 6102-C15, were developed within the AGMA Vehicle Gearing Committee by updating ANSI/AGMA ANSI/AGMA 6002-B93 and creating a metric equivalent.

This standard provides the engineer, who is familiar with gear designing, a guide to sound design approaches for vehicle gear applications.

Through this standard, the engineer is guided to selecting design considerations paramount to the parallel axis gear sets required in vehicle drive lines. These include tooth and blank proportions, metallurgy, lubrication, profile and lead modification requirements, and gear tooth tolerances. Properties of the commonly used steels and processes for their heat treatment are outlined, as well as details for calculating design limits for bending and contact stresses.

This new standard replaces ANSI/AGMA 6002-C15. Both ANSI/AGMA 6002-C15 and its metric equivalent, ANSI/AGMA 6102-C15, are available for purchase in electronic format on the AGMA website at http://www.agma.org; click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The AGMA Vehicle Gearing Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new standard.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA technical committees—which actively serve the industry—contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
24th November 2015

AGMA New Standard - ANSI/AGMA 2015-2-B15

The AGMA Technical Division is pleased to release a new standard for immediate distribution: ANSI/AGMA 2015-2-B15, Gear Tooth Flank Tolerance Classification System – Definitions and Allowable Values of Double Flank Radial Composite Deviations Price for this new standard: $68.00 This new standard replaces ANSI/AGMA 2015-2-A06. ABSTRACT: This

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The AGMA Technical Division is pleased to release a new standard for immediate distribution:

ANSI/AGMA 2015-2-B15, Gear Tooth Flank Tolerance Classification System – Definitions and Allowable Values of Double Flank Radial Composite Deviations

Price for this new standard: $68.00

This new standard replaces ANSI/AGMA 2015-2-A06.

ABSTRACT:
This standard establishes a classification system for double flank radial composite tolerances—allowable values of deviations—of individual cylindrical involute gears, sector gears, racks, cylindrical worms, worm gears and hypoid or bevel gears. It serves as a concise means of specifying allowable gear geometry deviations and simplifies discussions between the gear manufacturer and purchaser. It specifies the appropriate definitions of double flank radial composite gear tooth geometry deviations, the structure of the tolerance system and the tolerances.

ISBN: 978-1-55589-005-6 Pages: 26

The new document is now available in the AGMA Online Store.

If you require any additional information, please contact our technical department via email tech@agma.org or phone (703-838-0062).

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Member News
18th November 2015

BMT Aerospace appoints Divisional CEO of Aerospace Group

Complete press release available here.

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5th May 2015

AGMA Announce New Board Chairman and New Board Members

AGMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Burrows, President of Gear Motions Inc., as chairman of the board for 2015-2017 and the appointment of Jim Bregi of Doppler Gear Company as treasurer. Four others were appointed to general seats of the AGMA Board of Directors: Aarnout Kant -

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AGMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Burrows, President of Gear Motions Inc., as chairman of the board for 2015-2017 and the appointment of Jim Bregi of Doppler Gear Company as treasurer. Four others were appointed to general seats of the AGMA Board of Directors: Aarnout Kant - Siemens AG, Mechanical Drives – Winergy, Don Michael - Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc., Andrea Scanavini - Somaschini S.p.A. / Italy, and George Thomas - Bison Gear and Engineering Corp.

Dean Burrows joined Nixon Gear in June, 2008 as President. In 2010, Dean assumed the responsibilities of Vice President for Gear Motions, and in 2013 he was named President. Prior to his work with Gear Motions, he was Vice President of Operations at Marietta Corporation in Cortland, New York. Dean worked for Carrier Corporation, a Division of United Technology, and served as Director of Supply Chain for Carrier Corporation’s Residential Light Commercial International Division from 2000-2007. Dean has extensive international experience and lived in Paris, France for three years while leading an acquisition integration.

Before working for Carrier, he worked for Delphi Automotive, Acro Industries and Bausch and Lomb. Dean has over 25 years of operations experience from various industries including: automotive, medical device, and consumer products.

Dean has a Master’s of Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Press Release
5th May 2015

AGMA’s Next Generation Award Presented to Nitin Chaphalkar

The Next Generation Award was presented to Nitin Chaphalkar, Manager of Advanced Solution Development at DMG/Mori Seiki, USA Nitin became involved in AGMA just as DMG/Mori Seiki USA joined AGMA. He has been active on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee for the past two years, as well as

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The Next Generation Award was presented to Nitin Chaphalkar, Manager of Advanced Solution Development at DMG/Mori Seiki, USA


Nitin became involved in AGMA just as DMG/Mori Seiki USA joined AGMA. He has been active on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee for the past two years, as well as the SRN. He also co-authored and presented a technical paper at FTM 2013. Additionally, he has presented at the Gear Expo Solutions Center, and contributed articles regarding gear manufacturing over the past few years.


Nitin has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, in India. He received a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Press Release
5th May 2015

AGMA’s Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Dennis Gimpert, Koepfer America

The lifetime achievement award was presented to Dennis Gimpert of Koepfer. Dennis has spent most of his career in the gear industry. He began his career with Barber Colman, Machine Tool Division, as an Application Engineer for gear shaping and hobbing equipment. From 1976 to 1988 he was Vice President for American

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The lifetime achievement award was presented to Dennis Gimpert of Koepfer. Dennis has spent most of his career in the gear industry. He began his career with Barber Colman, Machine Tool Division, as an Application Engineer for gear shaping and hobbing equipment. From 1976 to 1988 he was Vice President for American Pfauter.
In 1988 Dennis began with Jos. Koepfer & Sohne GmBH as President of their North American operations. He has spent the balance of his career with Koepfer.


Dennis has served on AGMA’s Business committees including the Trade Show Advisory Council, Marketing Council, ADEC (predecessor to the BMEC) and as the Chairman of the Education Council. Dennis was awarded the Administrative Division Executive Committee Award in 2000 for his involvement with the gear school and the creation of online workforce training programs that are still in use today.


Dennis went on to be elected to the AGMA Board of Directors and has served as Chairman in 2008-2009. While involved with the Board of Directors, Dennis was responsible for studying AGMA Headquarters’ location and real estate options. Dennis’s study laid the groundwork for the purchase of our current headquarters location and assured AGMA a permanent home. The office will serve the association for many years to come.


After his service to the AGMA Board of Directors, Dennis continued to assist the industry, this time as a member of the AGMA Foundation Board of Trustees. Dennis also chaired the Foundation from 2011-2014. Under Dennis’s leadership the Foundation ramped up into scholarship program, which just last year gave $25,000 in scholarships to students pursuing the gear industry.

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Press Release
17th November 2014

AGMA Announces 2015 Calendar of Events

Registration is now available for the 2015 Events: February 18-20, 2015 Gear Materials - Selection, Heat Treatment, and Quality Control Clearwater Beach, FL March 24-26, 2015 Gearbox CSI: Forensic Analysis of Gear & Bearing Failures Concordville, PA April 13-17, 2015 Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing Chicago, IL April 29-May 1, 2015 AGMA

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Registration is now available for the 2015 Events:

February 18-20, 2015
Gear Materials - Selection, Heat Treatment, and Quality Control
Clearwater Beach, FL

March 24-26, 2015
Gearbox CSI: Forensic Analysis of Gear & Bearing Failures
Concordville, PA

April 13-17, 2015
Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing
Chicago, IL

April 29-May 1, 2015
AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting
Napa Valley, CA

May 4-6, 2015
Gearbox System Design
Clearwater Beach, FL

May 20-21, 2015
Spring Marketing & Forecasting Conference
Rosemont, IL

June 9-11, 2015
Bevel Gear System Design, Manufacture, Heat Treatment, Inspection & Application
Rosemont, IL

June 15-17, 2015
Gear Failure Analysis
Big Sky, MT

September 21-23, 2015
Gear Failure Analysis
Big Sky, MT

September 21-25, 2015
Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing
Chicago, IL

September 29 - October 1, 2015
Gear Manufacturing & Inspection - Methods, Practices, Application & Interpretation for the Design Engineer
Rochester, NY

October 18-20, 2015
Fall Technical Meeting
Detroit, MI

October 20-22, 2015
Gear Expo 2015
Detroit, MI

November 3-5, 2015
Detailed Gear Design
Las Vegas, NV

November 11-12, 2015
Fall Marketing & Forecasting Conference
Rosemont, IL

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Press Release
13th November 2014

ISO Releases New Technical Report on example calculations of micropitting load capacity of cylindric

ISO/TC 60 Working Group 15, responsible for the development of documents related to the determination of micropitting risk, has just published ISO/TR 15144-2:2014 “Calculation of micropitting load capacity of cylindrical spur and helical gears - Part 2: Examples of calculation for micropitting”. This Technical Report provides worked examples for

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ISO/TC 60 Working Group 15, responsible for the development of documents related to the determination of micropitting risk, has just published ISO/TR 15144-2:2014 “Calculation of micropitting load capacity of cylindrical spur and helical gears - Part 2: Examples of calculation for micropitting”.

This Technical Report provides worked examples for the application of the calculation procedures defined in ISO/TR 15144-1. The example calculations cover the application to spur and helical cylindrical involute gears for both high-speed and low-speed operating conditions, determining the micropitting safety factor for each gear pair. The calculation procedures used are consistent with those presented in ISO/TR 15144-1.

As the US TAG to this Working Group, members of the AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee contributed actively to the development of this new document.

The new technical report is available for purchase, in electronic format, on this website, click on the “STANDARDS” button.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
15th October 2014

2015 Fall Technical Meeting - Call for Papers

AGMA 2015 Fall Technical Meeting October 18-20, 2015 Detroit, Michigan DEADLINE: January 15, 2015 If you have questions about your submission - please contact AGMA staff by email: ftm@agma.org The AGMA 2015 Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) will be held immediately before GEAR EXPO 2015 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Each year the Fall Technical

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AGMA 2015 Fall Technical Meeting
October 18-20, 2015
Detroit, Michigan

DEADLINE: January 15, 2015

If you have questions about your submission - please contact AGMA staff by email: ftm@agma.org

The AGMA 2015 Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) will be held immediately before GEAR EXPO 2015 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Each year the Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) provides an outstanding opportunity to share ideas with others in the gear industry on design, analysis, manufacturing and application of gears, gear drives and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures. Authors have the opportunity to present the results of their work to an audience of knowledgeable professionals from the United States and around the world, and to participate in discussions with that audience. Papers should be original to the AGMA audience (not previously published paper), technically accurate, relevant, and free of commercialism.


While all abstracts will be considered, papers on the following topics would be of considerable interest:

  • Gear applications
  • Failure modes
  • Manufacturing techniques
  • Inspection and gear quality
  • Metallurgy
  • Surface finishing
  • Heat treatment
  • Noise/vibration

More information is available in the 2015 FTM section of the AGMA website. Or if you are ready to submit your abstract click here.

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Press Release
13th October 2014

Charles Fischer Recipient of 2014 TDEC Award

The AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee (TDEC) awarded their highest honor, the TDEC Award, to Charles Fisher during the Fall Technical Meeting awards luncheon today. This TDEC Award recognizes his twenty years of dedicated work on the standards for the organization. Charles Fischer is the retired VP Technical

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The AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee (TDEC) awarded their highest honor, the TDEC Award, to Charles Fisher during the Fall Technical Meeting awards luncheon today.

This TDEC Award recognizes his twenty years of dedicated work on the standards for the organization.

Charles Fischer is the retired VP Technical Division of AGMA.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, Charlie started his career at the York Division of Borg Warner Corporation before going to

work for Philadelphia Gear, where his father had worked for years.

At Philadelphia Gear, Charlie first worked with the Philadelphia Mixers Division, serving as manager of engineering, focusing on water treatment applications. From there he moved into reducer engineering where he met Bill Bradley. His final responsibilities at Philadelphia Gear were to head up the assembly and production test facilities.

In 1994, he moved to AGMA, once again working with Bill Bradley. With his broad experience in the gear industry, Charlie was well suited to help guide the technical committees and standards processes at AGMA. In the seven years Charlie served as the Vice President of the Technical Division, he guided the 23 AGMA technical committees ensuring that the “lifeblood” of AGMA – its technical publications – remained strong.

In addition to the domestic committee work, Charlie was extremely active in the work of ISO TC 60, serving as the Secretary. His peers in the international gearing community elected him to that position, which he greatly enjoyed.

Quoting Joe Franklin, President of AGMA, “Charlie left a strong legacy of commitment to the standards development, both domestically and internationally. His leadership was instrumental in maintaining AGMA’s forward progress in its mission to serve its members and the international gearing public at large”.

AGMA would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to Charles Fischer.

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6th October 2014

AGMA Announces Adoption of ISO 1328-1 Cylindrical Gears

AGMA Announces Adoption of ISO 1328-1 Cylindrical gears — ISO system of flank tolerance classification Part 1: Definitions and allowable values of deviations relevant to flanks of gear teeth AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the ADOPTION of the recently published new revision of ISO 1328-1:2013, Cylindrical gears —

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AGMA Announces Adoption of
ISO 1328-1 Cylindrical gears — ISO system of flank tolerance classification
Part 1: Definitions and allowable values of deviations relevant to flanks of gear teeth

AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the ADOPTION of the recently published new revision of ISO 1328-1:2013, Cylindrical gears — ISO system of flank tolerance classification — Part 1: Definitions and allowable values of deviations relevant to flanks of gear teeth.

As the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO Working Group 2, members of the AGMA Gear Accuracy Committee were instrumental in the development of the ISO document. In fact, the new ISO standard was based on the AGMA standard on the subject, ANSI/AGMA 2015-1-A01, which was developed by AGMA Gear Accuracy committee and offered to ISO as the base for the development of the new international standard. The intent was to have the document published as an ISO standard and then adopt it as an AGMA/American National Standard.

Following up on their intent, the AGMA Gear Accuracy Committee recommended and the AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee approved the adoption of the new ISO 1328-1. The adoption was later approved by the AGMA membership and the AGMA Board of directors. The adopted document has been approved, by ANSI, for publication as ANSI/AGMA ISO 1328-1-B14.

The new standard establishes a tolerance classification system relevant to manufacturing and conformity assessment of tooth flanks of individual cylindrical involute gears. It specifies definitions for gear flank tolerance terms, the structure of the flank tolerance class system, and allowable values.

The new standard is available for purchase, click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The AGMA Gear Accuracy Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions to the development and adoption of this new standard.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
4th October 2014

AGMA Releases New Information Sheet on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Gear Units

The AGMA Sound and Vibration Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the new information sheet AGMA 919-1-A14 “Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Gear Units and Open Gears: Part 1 - Basics”. The new information sheet provides basic overviews of key approaches to establishing a condition

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The AGMA Sound and Vibration Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the new information sheet AGMA 919-1-A14 “Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Gear Units and Open Gears: Part 1 - Basics”.

The new information sheet provides basic overviews of key approaches to establishing a condition monitoring and diagnostics program for open gearing and enclosed gear units. This information sheet attempts to inform the reader of the common techniques used and parameters measured for condition monitoring of a gear unit allowing the reader to build a program based on individual needs.

The new information sheet is available for purchase, in electronic format, on AGMA website, click on the “STORE” button.

The AGMA Sound and Vibration Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new information sheet.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
4th October 2014

AGMA Releases New Standard on Specification for High Speed Helical Gear Units

The AGMA Helical Enclosed Drives High Speed Units Committee recently completed the development of the new standard ANSI/AGMA 6011-J14, Specification for High Speed Helical Gear Units. The new standard is a revision of ANSI/AGMA 6011-I03. This standard includes design, lubrication, bearings, testing and rating for single and double

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The AGMA Helical Enclosed Drives High Speed Units Committee recently completed the development of the new standard ANSI/AGMA 6011-J14, Specification for High Speed Helical Gear Units.

The new standard is a revision of ANSI/AGMA 6011-I03.

This standard includes design, lubrication, bearings, testing and rating for single and double helical external tooth, parallel shaft speed reducers or increasers. Units covered include those operating with at least one stage having a pitch line velocity equal to or greater than 35 meters per second or rotational speeds greater than 4500 rpm and other stages having pitch line velocities equal to or greater than 8 meters per second.


The new standard is available for purchase, in electronic format, on AGMA website, click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The AGMA Helical Enclosed Drives High Speed Units Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new standard.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
4th October 2014

AGMA Releases New Standard on Cylindrical Wormgearing Tolerance and Inspection Methods

The AGMA Wormgearing Committee recently completed the development of the new standard ANSI/AGMA 2011-B14, Cylindrical Wormgearing Tolerance and Inspection Methods. The new standard is a revision of ANSI/AGMA 2011-A98. This revision was required to correct a typographical error in equation 18. The metric edition of this document, AGMA 211

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The AGMA Wormgearing Committee recently completed the development of the new standard ANSI/AGMA 2011-B14, Cylindrical Wormgearing Tolerance and Inspection Methods.

The new standard is a revision of ANSI/AGMA 2011-A98.

This revision was required to correct a typographical error in equation 18. The metric edition of this document, AGMA 2111-A98, was not affected.


AGMA 2011 describes and defines variations that may occur in unassembled wormgearing. It displays measuring methods and practices, giving suitable warnings if a preferred probe cannot be used. The applicability of single or double flank composite testing is discussed, using a reference gear. Tooth thickness measurement is shown using direct measurement as well as the use of measurements over wires or pins. Equations for the maximum variations are given for the stated ranges, as a function of size, pitch and tolerance grade.


The new standard is available for purchase, in electronic format, on AGMA website, click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The AGMA Wormgearing Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new standard.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
1st October 2014

AGMA Releases New Standard on Appearance of Gear Teeth - Terminology of Wear and Failure

AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the much anticipated new revision of the widely popular ANSI/AGMA 1010 “Appearance of Gear Teeth - Terminology of Wear and Failure”. The new standard, ANSI/AGMA 1010-F14, was developed within the AGMA Nomenclature Committee by merging

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AGMA Technical Division is proud to announce the publication of the much anticipated new revision of the widely popular ANSI/AGMA 1010 “Appearance of Gear Teeth - Terminology of Wear and Failure”.

The new standard, ANSI/AGMA 1010-F14, was developed within the AGMA Nomenclature Committee by merging ANSI/AGMA 1010-E95 and AGMA 912-A04, Mechanisms of Gear Tooth Failures.

The new combined standard expands the nomenclature for general modes of gear tooth wear and failure. It classifies, identifies, and describes the most common types of failure and provides information that will, in many cases, enable the user to identify failure modes and evaluate the degree or change from original condition. It also includes new failure modes and additional color photos and extended descriptions of failure mode morphology and mechanism, and methods to reduce the risk of a particular failure mode.

The new standard replaces both ANSI/AGMA 1010-E95 and AGMA 912-A04.

The new standard is available for purchase in the AGMA store.

AGMA Nomenclature Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new standard.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
14th August 2014

New Technical Standards Project - Experts Needed

The AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee has started a new project to update the Information Sheet AGMA 925-A03, "Effect of Lubrication on Gear Surface Distress". Currently, AGMA 925 gives methods for calculating elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) film thickness and predicting the probability of wear, and methods for calculating the contact temperature and

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The AGMA Helical Gear Rating Committee has started a new project to update the Information Sheet AGMA 925-A03, "Effect of Lubrication on Gear Surface Distress".

Currently, AGMA 925 gives methods for calculating elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) film thickness and predicting the probability of wear, and methods for calculating the contact temperature and predicting the probability of scuffing. As part of the revision project, the committee is planning to update these methods and wishes to develop a method for predicting the probability of micropitting. Once completed, the committee plans to offer the new document for adoption by ISO Working Group on micropitting (WG 15).

To enhance its current broad acceptance within the industry, the committee aims to make the revision project a multi-disciplinary effort that includes people from the gear industry, lubrication industry, academic and industrial researchers in tribology, and anyone interested in the tribology of gear teeth.

If you are interested in taking part in this project, please contact Amir Aboutaleb, Vice President of AGMA Technical Division at aboutaleb@agma.org or call 703-684-0211.

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Press Release
1st July 2014

ISO Releases New Revisions of the three-part Standard on Calculation of load capacity of bevel gears

ISO/TC 60 Working Group 13, responsible for standards dealing with bevel gears, has just published; - ISO 10300-1:2014 “Calculation of load capacity of bevel gears -- Part 1: Introduction and general influence factors” - ISO 10300-2:2014 “Calculation of load capacity of bevel gears -- Part 2: Calculation of surface durability

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ISO/TC 60 Working Group 13, responsible for standards dealing with bevel gears, has just published;

- ISO 10300-1:2014 “Calculation of load capacity of bevel gears -- Part 1: Introduction and general influence factors”
- ISO 10300-2:2014 “Calculation of load capacity of bevel gears -- Part 2: Calculation of surface durability (pitting)”
- ISO 10300-3:2014 “Calculation of load capacity of bevel gears -- Part 3: Calculation of tooth root strength”

These three International Standards describe the calculations for load capacity of bevel gears. They provide the formulae and symbols used in the calculations as well as the general factors influencing various load conditions.

The new standards supersede their respective previous versions;
- ISO 10300-1:2001
- ISO 10300-2:2001
- ISO 10300-3:2001

As the US TAG to this Working Group, members of the AGMA Bevel Gearing Committee participated, and contributed, actively to the development of these new documents.

The new standards are available for purchase, in electronic format, click on the “STANDARDS” button.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
23rd June 2014

ISO Releases New Standard on Gears - Surface temper etch inspection after grinding, chemical method

ISO/TC 60 Working Group 14, responsible for standards dealing with metallurgy and materials, has just published ISO 14104:2014 “Gears — Surface temper etch inspection after grinding, chemical method”. This International Standard explains the materials and procedures necessary to determine, evaluate, and describe localized overheating on ground surfaces. A system to

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ISO/TC 60 Working Group 14, responsible for standards dealing with metallurgy and materials, has just published ISO 14104:2014 “Gears — Surface temper etch inspection after grinding, chemical method”.

This International Standard explains the materials and procedures necessary to determine, evaluate, and describe localized overheating on ground surfaces. A system to describe and classify the indications produced during this inspection is included. However, specific acceptance or rejection criteria are not contained.

The new standard supersedes the previous version, ISO 14104:1995.

As the US TAG to this Working Group, members of the AGMA Metallurgy & Materials Committee contributed actively to the development of this new document.

The new standard is available for purchase, in electronic format, click on the “STANDARDS” button.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
21st May 2014

Individualized Financial Performance Reports free to AGMA ORR participants

Financial Benchmarking According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, manufacturing output has bounced back much faster than consumer demand over the past two years. “The economy would be limping along, at best, without the strong manufacturing sector,” said Robert A. Dye, a senior economist at PNC

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Financial Benchmarking
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, manufacturing output has bounced back much faster than consumer demand over the past two years. “The economy would be limping along, at best, without the strong manufacturing sector,” said Robert A. Dye, a senior economist at PNC Financial Services Group Inc. in Pittsburgh.

AGMA annually conducts the Operating Ratio Report (ORR). This report is a profitability or cost of doing business study of AGMA members designed to obtain, understand and analyze “best practices” in the gear manufacturing industry. It can help you improve your financial results by establishing “typical” financial performance targets and by analyzing how “high-profit” companies in the industry achieve their success.

By participating in the AGMA Operating Ratio Report you will receive a free copy of the industry Operating Ratio Report. In addition, you will now receive two individualized management tools.

Individualized Financial Performance Report
• Compares your company to the industry, to other companies in your line of business and to other gear manufacturers your size
• Provides management commentary to help you interpret the results
• Establishes a solid basis for working with lenders

Financial Toolkit computer program
• Microsoft® Excel® template with your data already loaded
• Provides “what-if” capabilities
• Establishes a basis for budgeting

What’s inside your Financial Performance Report…?
Executive Summary – The Executive Summary is a two-page overview of your key financial results. Areas of strength or weakness are easily identified on the
Performance Scorecard.

Detailed Results – The report also provides a detailed review of your results compared to the industry, to other companies in your line of business, and to other companies your size. The individual report is 17 pages and covers topics such as Return On Investment, Product Profile, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Financial Ratios, Asset Productivity Ratios, Economic Value Added, Employee Productivity Ratios, and Trend Analysis.

How to participate — Please complete the Questionnaire for the 2013 AGMA Operating Ratio Report (below) and email directly to the MacKay Research Group at info@mackayresearchgroup.com

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Press Release
30th April 2014

AGMA New Information Sheet on Fine-Pitch Gear Specification Data

The AGMA Fine Pitch Gearing Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the newly revised information sheet AGMA 910-D12 “Formats for Fine-Pitch Gear Specification Data”. AGMA 910 consists of a series of printed forms for gear drawings that contain the appropriate data to be tabulated by the

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The AGMA Fine Pitch Gearing Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the newly revised information sheet AGMA 910-D12 “Formats for Fine-Pitch Gear Specification Data”.

AGMA 910 consists of a series of printed forms for gear drawings that contain the appropriate data to be tabulated by the gear designer for the gear manufacturer. It also includes a series of definitions of the various tabulated items.

This information supersedes AGMA 910-C90.

AGMA 910-C90 was a revision of AGMA 114.02 which updates the style and formats for spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears, wormgearing, face gears and racks.

The new AGMA 910-D12 updates the information relative to the ANSI Y14.5 definitions for toleranced, basic and reference dimensions and clarifies previously ambiguous terminology.

The new information sheet is available for purchase, in electronic format, click on the “STORE” button.

The AGMA Fine Pitch Gearing Committee dedicates the new document to Irving Laskin. His inspiration and dedication to the Fine-Pitch Committee’s work over many years helped lead to the development of this information sheet. In addition, the committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new information sheet.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
24th April 2014

Charlie Fischer, VP AGMA Technical Division, Retires

AGMA celebrates the retirement of Charlie Fischer after a distinguished career in the gear industry. Charlie followed in his father's steps spending time at Philadelphia Gear in his early career. Following college, Charlie spent five years at the York Division of Borg Warner Corporation before heading back to Philly

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AGMA celebrates the retirement of Charlie Fischer after a distinguished career in the gear industry.

Charlie followed in his father's steps spending time at Philadelphia Gear in his early career.

Following college, Charlie spent five years at the York Division of Borg Warner Corporation before heading back to Philly Gear for another 19 years.

In 1994 he joined AGMA's Technical Division. Charlie was promoted to Vice President of the Technical Division in 2007.

Charlie has used the past seven years to cement AGMA’s technical activities as one of the core benefits of AGMA membership. Moreover, his peers in the international committee on gearing, ISO’s TC 60 have elected him, repeatedly, to be the chairman – the Secretariat in the language of ISO – of the international group responsible for developing and maintaining the set of ISO standards for our industry.

"Charlie has traveled countless miles and weekends, frequently with the leading experts inthe industry, to do the work so important to international commerce." - Joe Franklin, AGMA President

Always the professional, Charlie has built leadership in his department so it will be in good hands following his retirement. Amir Aboutaleb and Justin Sikorski are experienced mechanical engineers. Amir will succeed Charlie later this spring.

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24th March 2014

AGMA Releases new information sheet on Aerospace Bevel Gears

The AGMA Aerospace Gearing Committee recently completed the development of the new information sheet AGMA 937-A12 “Aerospace Bevel Gears”. This information sheet covers aerospace bevel gears for power, accessory and actuation applications. It provides additional information on the design, manufacturing and quality control unique to the aerospace

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The AGMA Aerospace Gearing Committee recently completed the development of the new information sheet AGMA 937-A12 “Aerospace Bevel Gears”.

This information sheet covers aerospace bevel gears for power, accessory and actuation applications. It provides additional information on the design, manufacturing and quality control unique to the aerospace environment.

AGMA 937-A12 was developed to fill the void following the withdrawal of AGMA 431.01. It expands the scope to include all applications of aerospace bevel gearing. The information sheet was created by reviewing existing practices specific to aerospace bevel gearing. In general, this information sheet is a consolidation of the most common practices and standards currently in existence.

The new information sheet is available for purchase, in electronic format, on AGMA website, click on the “STORE” button.

The Aerospace Gearing Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new information sheet.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
14th March 2014

AGMA New Standard - Tolerance Specification for Gear Hobs

Tolerance Specification for Gear Hobs The AGMA Cutting Tools Committee recently completed the development of the new standard, ANSI/AGMA 1102-B13 “Tolerance Specification for Gear Hobs”. The new standard is a revision of ANSI/AGMA 1102-A03. The standard provides specifications for nomenclature, dimensions, tolerances, and inspection for gear

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Tolerance Specification for Gear Hobs

The AGMA Cutting Tools Committee recently completed the development of the new standard, ANSI/AGMA 1102-B13 “Tolerance Specification for Gear Hobs”.

The new standard is a revision of ANSI/AGMA 1102-A03.

The standard provides specifications for nomenclature, dimensions, tolerances, and inspection for gear hobs for modules 0.63 to 40 mm. It establishes a basis for understanding the use and manufacture of these tools.

The new standard is available for purchase, in electronic format, on AGMA website, click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The Cutting Tools Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of this new standard.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
30th January 2014

Special Announcement - Call for participation - Revision to AGMA 923-B05

AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee recently granted approval to AGMA Metallurgy & Materials Committee to start a project to revise AGMA 923-B05, Metallurgical Specifications for Steel Gearing. To maintain its wide popularity and use within the industry, and to ensure continued compatibility with the latest industry practices, AGMA Metallurgy

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AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee recently granted approval to AGMA Metallurgy & Materials Committee to start a project to revise AGMA 923-B05, Metallurgical Specifications for Steel Gearing. To maintain its wide popularity and use within the industry, and to ensure continued compatibility with the latest industry practices, AGMA Metallurgy & Materials Committee wishes to extend an invitation to all users, or otherwise affected companies or individuals, to participate in this project. For more information on this project, i.e.; future meeting times & locations, please contact Amir Aboutaleb (aboutaleb@agma.org).

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Press Release
30th January 2014

AGMA - New Standard: Mill Gearing

AGMA RELEASES NEW STANDARD Power Rating of Single and Double Helical Gearing for Rolling Mill Service The AGMA Mill Gearing Committee recently completed the development of a new standard, ANSI/AGMA 6015-A13 “Power Rating of Single and Double Helical Gearing for Rolling Mill Service”. The purpose of

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AGMA RELEASES NEW STANDARD

Power Rating of Single and Double Helical Gearing for Rolling Mill Service

The AGMA Mill Gearing Committee recently completed the development of a new standard, ANSI/AGMA 6015-A13 “Power Rating of Single and Double Helical Gearing for Rolling Mill Service”.

The purpose of ANSI/AGMA 6015-A13 is to provide a method for determining the power rating of gear sets used in main mill drives, pinion stands, and combination units for metal rolling mills. This standard has been developed to address the fundamental differences between typical enclosed drive applications and rolling mill applications. The new standard has its roots in ANSI/AGMA 2001-D04 and ANSI/AGMA 6005-B89. Some of the main elements of this new standard include;

  • A method to compare different gear tooth designs at the extended life cycles typical for these applications,
  • Face widths in excess of the 40 inches limitation contained within previous standards are also accommodated
  • A calculation method for load distribution factor, Km, at these extended face widths.

The standard also addresses the range of load spectra experienced by these drives and defines load sharing for two and three high mill pinion stands.

Furthermore, the stress cycle factor for pitting resistance, ZNR, consists of a single curve above 107 cycles, and its value has been modified based on current practice. The stress cycle factor for bending strength YNR, consists of two curves above 107 cycles, one for gears with shot peened roots, and the other for gears with untreated roots. Below 107 cycles, both ZNR and YNR are assigned a value of unity. In addition, the surface condition factor for pitting resistance, CfR, is assigned values other than 1.00 depending on the composite surface finish of the tooth flanks of both mating elements, and a new surface condition factor for tooth root bending, KTRF, has been created and is assigned values depending on the surface finish for the tooth root fillets of the gear in question.

Finally, annexes are included in this standard to give guidance on such subjects as service factors, shaft design, and blank configuration.

The new ANSI/AGMA 6015-A13, and its metric edition ANSI/AGMA 6115-A13, are available for purchase, in electronic format, on the AGMA website click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The AGMA Mill Gearing Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of these new standards.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
6th January 2014

AGMA - New Standard: Marine Gear Units

AGMA RELEASES NEW STANDARD Standard for Marine Gear Units: Rating and Application for Spur and Helical Gear Teeth The AGMA Helical Enclosed Drive Marine Units Committee recently completed the development of the next version of their popular flagship standard ANSI/AGMA 6032-B13 “Standard for Marine Gear Units: Rating and

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AGMA RELEASES NEW STANDARD

Standard for Marine Gear Units: Rating and Application for Spur and Helical Gear Teeth

The AGMA Helical Enclosed Drive Marine Units Committee recently completed the development of the next version of their popular flagship standard ANSI/AGMA 6032-B13 “Standard for Marine Gear Units: Rating and Application for Spur and Helical Gear Teeth”.

The new standard supersedes ANSI/AGMA 6032-A94.

Similar to its previous version, the new edition presents the methodology for determining the ratings of marine reduction and reversing gear systems driven by internal combustion engines, electric motors, and steam or gas turbines. In addition, the new version includes;

  • moderate revisions to the allowable stresses, sac and sat, of some materials;
  • redefining of the dynamic factor, Kv;
  • replacement of the application factor, Ka, with an overload factor, Ko, and service factors, CSF and KSF to be more consistent with current practice in the marine industry;
  • the effect of the increased safety factors, historically used for capital ships, into the service factors;
  • gear rating in terms of allowable transmitted power rather than working stress as was the practice in the previous version;
  • a new annex which addresses derating of the bull gear for astern operation of the vessel.

Furthermore, in the new version, basic rating equations which are included in ANSI/AGMA 2001-D04 and references relating to rating methods based on K factor and unit load have been removed. And finally, the title of the standard has been revised to be more indicative of the content and a new Metric Edition of the standard has been created.

The new standards, ANSI/AGMA 6032-B13 and its metric edition ANSI/AGMA 6132-B13, are available for purchase, in electronic format, on the AGMA website click on the “STANDARDS” button.

The AGMA Helical Enclosed Drive Marine Units Committee wishes to thank all participants for their valuable contributions during the development of these new standards.

To find out how you can get involved with any of the AGMA committees which actively serve the industry, contact Headquarters at tech@agma.org for details.

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Press Release
3rd March 2011

Trivia Question: What is the slowest rotating manmade object?

According to Guinness World Records… The last sprocket in a set of reducing gear wheels in a demonstration apparatus designed by TJ Bivins of Wellsville, Kansas, USA, rotates so slowly that it would take 3,800,007,600 years for it to complete one revolution. The assembly is driven by a motor turning at 1,550

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According to Guinness World Records…

The last sprocket in a set of reducing gear wheels in a demonstration apparatus designed by TJ Bivins of Wellsville, Kansas, USA, rotates so slowly that it would take 3,800,007,600 years for it to complete one revolution. The assembly is driven by a motor turning at 1,550 rpm.

A photo is available here.

Save the date for Gear Expo – November 1-3, 2011, Cincinnati, OH

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Press Release
6th January 2011

AGMA Wage & Benefit Survey

AGMA is now collecting data for the 2010 Wage & Fringe Benefit Survey for factory employees. Only companies that participate in the survey will receive the comprehensive report. The AGMA Wage & Fringe Benefit Survey contains the benchmarking data that you need to determine if the wages and benefits you offer are competitive

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AGMA is now collecting data for the 2010 Wage & Fringe Benefit Survey for factory employees. Only companies that participate in the survey will receive the comprehensive report.

The AGMA Wage & Fringe Benefit Survey contains the benchmarking data that you need to determine if the wages and benefits you offer are competitive and cost effective.

New for 2010, AGMA is adding data on pay for operators of manufacturing cells. This will be a good way for you to benchmark your wage and benefit practices following the recession.

AGMA’s statistician, the Mackay Research Group, will treat your data confidentially. The survey responses are aggregated and reported in a manner that prevents identification of any individual company.

More than 30 companies are already participating in 2011.

The initial survey was mailed in December and, because of end-of-year reporting, we have extended the data submission deadline to January 31st. You can download the Excel version of the survey here. Questions? Contact Joe Franklin, Jr., 703.838.0050.

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