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SMT Offers FE in MASTA Webinar
SMT's next Online Training Workshop discusses importing external components to MASTA models as FE. Complex components such as housing... (posted 2021-03-05)

John B. Conway

Atlanta Gear Works Expands Engineering Department
Atlanta Gear Works has grown its engineering department by hiring mechanical engineer John B. Conway, BME, MBA, MSF. Conway is the third ... (posted 2021-03-04)

Utilizing high efficiency motor and drive technology saves energy in refrigeration systems typically found deep in the center of a food and beverage facilities.

ABB Urges Electric Motor Adoption
In a new whitepaper, ABB reveals the potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by t... (posted 2021-03-03)

Tribute offers solutions in automation, robotics, fluid power, motion control and more.

Tribute Software Announces Organizational Changes
Tribute Software provides integrated ERP software solutions and is under the Volaris and Constellation family of companies.The company re... (posted 2021-03-03)

Bosch Rexroth hosts ON LOCATION webinar - March 24, 2021.

Bosch Rexroth and DWFritz Automation Host Factory of the Future Webinar
Experts from both companies will come together to discuss how they implemented a concurrent design/build project for a complex, high spee... (posted 2021-03-02)

FANUC and Rockwell Automation Form Coalition to Address Manufacturing Skills Gap
FANUC America and Rockwell Automation officially formed a coalition to kick off accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs design... (posted 2021-03-01)

Sedona Cox

Gilman Precision Welcomes Sedona Cox to Business Development Team
Gilman Precision, a manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems, is excited to announce the addition of Sedona Cox to the... (posted 2021-02-26)

Cynthia Freeby

APMI International Names 2021 Fellow
APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mi... (posted 2021-02-25)

Timken's Philadelphia Gear Expands Relationship with U.S. Navy
The Timken Company is expanding upon its decades-long relationship with the United States Navy. Huntington Ingalls Industries – New... (posted 2021-02-24)

Akasol AG designs and manufactures customizable battery packs for use in buses, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and industrial vehicles.

BorgWarner Agrees to Purchase German Battery Pack Supplier Akasol AG
BorgWarner Inc. have signed a business combination agreement (“BCA”) with Akasol AG to position BorgWarner to significantly e... (posted 2021-02-23)

Jon Porter

VELO3D Appoints Jon Porter to Lead Expansion of Commercial Operations Throughout Europe
As California-based metal additive manufacturing (AM) leader VELO3D continues on its accelerated growth path, the company has announced t... (posted 2021-02-22)

Auburn Bearing Acquires Aurotek TSB
As of February 1, 2021, Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing Inc, an American-based designer and manufacturer of thrust bearings, custom be... (posted 2021-02-19)

Bredel hose pumps

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Celebrates Hose Pump Milestone
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has passed a notable business milestone by selling the 150,000th Bredel peristaltic hose pum... (posted 2021-02-18)

Regal to Combine with Rexnord's PMC Segment
Regal Beloit Corporation and Rexnord Corporation have announced that they have reached a definitive agreement whereby Rexnord will separa... (posted 2021-02-17)

Logan Carden

Motion Announces Seven Management Promotions
Motion has announced seven recent promotions to key field management positions. Logan Carden was named Nashville division vice presi... (posted 2021-02-16)

The National Robotics League (NRL) is a manufacturing workforce development program of the NTMA.

Big Kaiser Presents Fifth Annual Donation to National Robotics League
Customers of Big Kaiser helped to raise $6,275 to benefit the National Robotics League (NRL) – the fifth annual contribution to the... (posted 2021-02-15)

Atlanta Drive Systems provides a variety of digital tools.

Atlanta Drive Systems Optimizes Gear Rack Assembly with Digital Tools
The positioning accuracy of a rack and pinion drive is dependent on the cumulative pitch error inherent in each gear rack used. For long ... (posted 2021-02-12)

Smalley Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 8th Consecutive Year
Smalley was presented the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the year 2019, marking the 8th consecutive year to receive... (posted 2021-02-11)

KISSsoft has released its upcoming training seminar dates.

KISSsoft 2021 Training Overview
KISSsoft's 2021 training overview with classes in English includes introductory courses, advanced courses as well as trainings on spe... (posted 2021-02-10)

Nidec to Acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd.
Nidec Corporation will acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd. Nidec has been actively engaged in manufacture, sa... (posted 2021-02-09)

EASA Offers Guide for Motor Repairs
EASA has published a “Good Practice Guide” that can help end users obtain three-phase electric motor repairs and rewinds that... (posted 2021-02-09)

SMT Offers Model Building in MASTA Online Training Workshop
This workshop will give attendees an overview of the modelling capabilities available when using MASTA, ranging from rapid concept genera... (posted 2021-02-08)

BSA Announces 2020 Excellence Award Winners
BSA President, Jim Scardina, executive vice president, Bearing Headquarters Company, announced three winners of the Annual BSA Excellence... (posted 2021-02-05)

Schaeffler Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Jeff Hemphill

Hemphill Assumes Presidency of SAE International
Schaeffler Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Jeff Hemphill is the new president of SAE International for 2021. Hemphill, whose o... (posted 2021-02-04)

Portescap Brushless DC Motors Achieve ISO 13485 Certification for Respirators
Portescap recently announced that its slotless brushless DC motors for respirators have received ISO 13485:2016 certification. Thanks to ... (posted 2021-02-03)

Poggi reported excellent results in its 2020 photovoltaic system installation.

Poggi Continues Successful Green and Sustainable Journey with Photovoltaic System
Poggi Trasmissioni Meccaniche Spa continues to provide green solutions and focus on renewable energy. The photovoltaic system installed l... (posted 2021-02-02)

GWJ held its online gear workshop for formula student team in October 2020.

GWJ Technology Online Gear Workshop Brings in 70+ Participants
At the end of October 2020, GWJ Technology GmbH, calculation specialist from Braunschweig, Germany, held once again the workshop "Ge... (posted 2021-02-01)

Non-Automotive Robots Surpass Automotive Orders in 2020
For the first time, yearly orders of robots from non-automotive sectors surpassed automotive robot orders, as sales of robotic units in N... (posted 2021-01-29)

Tribby Warfield

Tribby Warfield Joins Falls River Group LLC
Falls River Group, a global Mergers & Acquisition advisor and middle market investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the addit... (posted 2021-01-29)

Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is poised to bring data sharing to the next-level, enabling Industry 4.0 applications. Copyright: sompong_tom

CC-Link Partner Association Examines TSN Benefits in Manufacturing
Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is considered by industry leaders as the future of industrial communications. In effect, it is poised to ... (posted 2021-01-28)

Evelio Marquez Rodriguez

PEER Chain Celebrates Evelio Marquez Rodriguez's 4th Anniversary
Nety Park, technical product manager, congratulates Evelio Marquez Rodriguez, quality assurance technician, on his 4th Anniversary at PEE... (posted 2021-01-27)

AGMA Offers Online Course on Involute Spline Design and Rating
This virtual course will take place March 25, 2021 from 9:00 - 5:00 pm ET. It will address both geometry and rating of involute splines o... (posted 2021-01-26)

Motion Industries Launches Rebrand: Motion
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that effective immediately they will operate under the brand name of “Motion.”... (posted 2021-01-26)

The funding will be used to design and develop a novel materials solution for next-generation turbine blade alloys and compatible coating systems.

QuesTek Awarded Material Development Funding for Energy Applications
QuesTek Innovations LLC recently announced that it was awarded $1.2 Million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advance... (posted 2021-01-25)

Altra and MTEK Form Strategic Partnership
Altra Motion, a premier global designer and manufacturer of motion control and power transmission solutions, has formed a strategic partn... (posted 2021-01-22)

AWEA Merges Into American Clean Power Association
Renewable energy is already operating at scale and is on track to triple its reach in the U.S. over the next 30 years. The American Clean... (posted 2021-01-21)

These all-new NTN Automation tools include a 3D Linear Modeling & Configuration Tool, a Linear Guide Configurator Tool, and a Linear Guide Interchange Tool.

NTN Launches 3D Modeling and Linear Configurator Tools
NTN Bearing Corporation of America is pleased to announce the launch of three web-based tools for its NTN Automation division. This suite... (posted 2021-01-20)

ITW to Acquire MTS Systems Test and Simulation Business
Illinois Tool Works Inc. and Amphenol Corporation recently announced that they have entered into an agreement under which ITW will acquir... (posted 2021-01-20)

This online, free webinar takes place February 3, 2021.

SMT Announces Latest MASTA Webinar
SMT will host a one hour overview of the new features from the upcoming release of its flagship transmission development software. Rangin... (posted 2021-01-19)

MPIF Announces Distinguished Service Recipients
The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Awards Committee has announced the recipients of the 2021 MPIF Distinguished Service ... (posted 2021-01-18)

ABMA Lubrication & Wear: Advanced Concepts
Lubrication & Wear: Advanced Concepts takes place May 25-27, 2021 at Daley College. This ABMA bearing technology course is designed f... (posted 2021-01-15)

Recent AD Town Hall Meeting

AD Announces 2021 Board of Directors
AD is announcing that its member-owners have elected two new directors and reelected one director to its 2021 LLC board of directors. Mor... (posted 2021-01-14)

NTN Launches Updated Website
NTN Bearing Corporation of America is pleased to announce the launch of its updated website, NTNAmericas.com. The updated website fe... (posted 2021-01-13)

MIM 2021 Releases Virtual Program
The program for the virtual MIM2021: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, the only internation... (posted 2021-01-12)

Virtual Commissioning enables mechanical, electrical and automation engineers to work in a parallel for efficient validation of control logic, electric behavior, and machine kinematics, before the machine is even built.

Siemens Offers Webinar on Completing the Digital Twin
Join Siemens for the third 60-minute guided session in the three-part series for how to Get Started with Virtual Commissioning. With a fu... (posted 2021-01-11)

Verisurf online training with OpenX, interactive learning platform.

Verisurf Partners with Open X to Close Skills Gap
Verisurf Software has partnered with Open X, an interactive learning platform, to provide comprehensive education courses to those lookin... (posted 2021-01-08)

Motion Industries Headquarters

Motion Industries Breaks Ground for New Facility
Motion Industries, Inc. recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned shop facility in Irondale, Alabama. The addres... (posted 2021-01-07)

Tolomatic offers this free webinar on January 26, 2021.

Tolomatic Presents Electric Actuator Webinar
The need for sanitary environments continues to increase across many industries, and hygienic equipment requires special consideration wh... (posted 2021-01-06)

AD Completes Mergers with SafetyNetwork and Delta Distributors
AD announced it has completed mergers with SafetyNetwork and Delta Distributors, the group’s 11th and 12th mergers since it started... (posted 2021-01-05)

SDP/SI utilizes advanced technologies to produce gears and other mechanical components.

SDP/SI Examines Robotics Impact on STEM Education
Traditionally, school curricula focused on the ability to read, write, and communicate. As science and technology have advanced, “l... (posted 2021-01-04)