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EXSYS Celebrates 25th Anniversary
EXSYS Tool Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary this June. For a quarter-century, EXSYS has served as a supplier of CNC tooling and tool ... (posted 2020-04-03)

The Call for Papers for upcoming CTI exhibitions has been extended.

CTI Extends Deadline for Call to Papers
The automotive industry is currently restructuring around topics such as zero-emission mobility, digitalization, artificial intelligence,... (posted 2020-04-02)

Universities can apply for a university license to make KISSsoft available for students. The university licenses are subject to separate commercial and licensing conditions.

KISSsoft Offers Software to Students
Nowadays, engineering studies should include the use of modern relevant software. For mechanical engineering students, these are mainly C... (posted 2020-04-01)

GMIS will take place via digital sessions in 2020.

GMIS Goes Digital to Debate the Industrial Future
The Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS), a joint initiative by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy a... (posted 2020-03-31)

The 105,000 sq ft. TCI Precision Metals facility remains open to support the needs of national health and safety, and critical infrastructure.

TCI Precision Metals Offers Rapid Response Program for Blanks
In accordance with Governor Newsom’s executive order, N-33-20, TCI Precision Metals remains open and in full operation to help miti... (posted 2020-03-30)

Siemens' designers and engineers are a part of the AM Network so they can answer design requests and help convert designs into printable files.

Siemens Opens Additive Manufacturing Network to Healthcare Providers
In response to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturin... (posted 2020-03-27)

The Mech Lab Blog from Misumi USA looks at belt drives vs. ball screw actuators.

Misumi Mech Lab Examines Belt Drives Vs. Ball Screw Actuators
The challenge for mechanical automation systems in the past has been the successful conversion of rotational motion from electric or mech... (posted 2020-03-26)

Smalley now offers a Web Store and Live Chat for U.S. based visitors.

Smalley Offers Web Store and Live Chat
Smalley recently announced the launch of a Smalley Web Store and Live Chat for U.S. based visitors. Online ordering of wave springs, reta... (posted 2020-03-25)

AGMA Welcomes New Board Members
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) welcomes four new members to its board of directors. These directors will serve a thre... (posted 2020-03-24)

Precision measurements establish wear levels of important components.

Sulzer Service Centers Keeps U.S. Mining Industry Moving
Mining companies invest huge sums into their equipment, which needs to deliver high output round the clock. Planned maintenance plays an ... (posted 2020-03-23)

AGMA Releases Standard for Wind Turbine Gearboxes
The AGMA Technical Division is pleased to announce the publication of the following new AGMA publication: ANSI/AGMA 6006-B20, Standard fo... (posted 2020-03-20)

 Emerson will award two U.S. engineering students a $5,000 scholarship each, host them at

Emerson Opens 2020 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program
In its continuing commitment to the success of tomorrow's workforce, Emerson announces the application period is now open for its 202... (posted 2020-03-19)

AD Holds Successful Live Virtual Member Meeting
On March 17, 2020 AD held its first ever live virtual member meeting, welcoming over 250 member distributors in their Industrial & Sa... (posted 2020-03-18)

Greg Cook

Motion Industries Names Cook Executive Vice President and CFO
Motion Industries, Inc. has promoted Greg Cook to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motion Industries, effective Ap... (posted 2020-03-17)

B&R Signs Deal with Automation Distribution
B&R Industrial Automation has announced that Automation Distribution, Inc (“ADI”) will serve as its distribution channel ... (posted 2020-03-16)

KISSsoft has launched a new, user-friendly website.

KISSsoft Launches New Website
With the launch of its new website, KISSsoft focuses its strategy on digitizing the customer section and presenting a clearly structured ... (posted 2020-03-13)

Since 2015, NAVYA has been using Velodyne lidar sensors in production for its autonomous shuttle fleet that provides mobility services to cities and private sites.

Velodyne Lidar Announces Sales Agreement with NAVYA
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has announced a multi-year sales agreement with NAVYA, a leading company in autonomous driving systems. Since 2015, ... (posted 2020-03-13)

Amorphology develops advanced gear systems for planetary spacecraft and rovers.

Amorphology Joins AGMA
Amorphology recently joined the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). Amorphology applies advanced materials and manufacturing ... (posted 2020-03-12)

Hydraulic Institute Announces Board of Directors
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) installed new leadership during the 2020 Annual Conference at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa ... (posted 2020-03-12)

ASI Drives Acquired by ACCEDIA Group
ASI Drives, the trusted provider of transaxles and wheel drives for electric machines, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired b... (posted 2020-03-10)

USMTO Reports 32 Percent Decrease in Manufacturing Technology Orders
U.S. manufacturing technology orders decreased 32 percent in January from the previous month to $269 million, according to the latest U.S... (posted 2020-03-09)

MTConnect Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering
MTConnect Institute board of trustee members Stephan Biller, Ph.D., and Tom Kurfess, Ph.D., were elected in February to the National Acad... (posted 2020-03-06)

Jared Krieg

Bellofram Elastomeric Division Hires Two Regional Sales Managers
Bellofram Elastomeric Division, which makes and markets products as Bellofram Silicones and Bellofram Diaphragm, is responding to recent ... (posted 2020-03-05)

Louis Allis President Greg Peterson (left) and Worldwide Electric President & CEO Jim Taylor (right).

Worldwide Electric Acquires Louis Allis
Worldwide Electric, LLC has acquired Louis Allis, a specialty motor company based outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Both companies take pri... (posted 2020-03-04)

SMT Presents Cylindrical Gear Rating in MASTA Webinar
SMT will present its second webinar of 2020 on March 5th. This webinar will look at ISO 6336:2019 Cylindrical Gear Rating in MASTA. This ... (posted 2020-03-03)

Velodyne Puck sensors provide rich computer perception data that allows real-time object and free space detection needed for safe navigation and reliable operation.

Velodyne Announces Sales Agreement with Idriverplus
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. recently announced a sales agreement with Idriverplus to provide Puck sensors over three years. Idriverplus will use... (posted 2020-03-02)

A partnership between Currax and Flender is producing a high level of flexibility for their customers.

Currax Becomes Official Flender Solution Partner
Currax has become an official solution partner of Flender. The initiative is geared toward a comprehensive increase in efficiency through... (posted 2020-02-28)

There is increasing urgency for companies across industries to digitalize manufacturing to meet the demands of tomorrow, today.

ABI Research Names Siemens a Leader in Manufacturing Simulation Software
Industry experts at ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, recently named Siemens a leader in manufacturing simulation softwar... (posted 2020-02-27)

The yaw motors are to be fully refurbished before being reinstalled.

Sulzer Solves Wind Turbine Maintenance Challenges
In most cases, when a wind farm is built and handed over to the operator there is a contract that requires the operator to use the origin... (posted 2020-02-26)

Eric Steinbecher has been named to MEMA's board of directors.

Schaeffler's Eric Steinbecher Elected to MEMA Board of Directors
Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has announced that Eric Steinbecher, president, Automotive Aftermarket Americas, has... (posted 2020-02-25)

Paul Carlson has been named Tolomatic CEO.

Paul Carlson Named CEO of Tolomatic, Inc.
Paul Carlson has been named president and chief executive officer of Tolomatic, Inc.  Carlson has more than 30 years of manufacturin... (posted 2020-02-25)

The National Robotics League (NRL) is a manufacturing workforce development program of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) where students design and build remote controlled robots (Bots) to face-off in a gladiator-style competition.

Big Kaiser Presents 4th Annual Donation to NRL
Customers and partners of Big Kaiser Precision Tooling teamed up to generate a $7,283 donation to benefit the National Robotics League (N... (posted 2020-02-24)

The AD E-Commerce Summit to place in Miami, Florida.

AD Welcomes 350+ During E-Commerce Summit
AD’s e-commerce solutions team welcomed over 350 attendees across eight divisions and two countries to its fourth e-commerce summit... (posted 2020-02-21)

MX linear motion guide from IKO.

IKO Offers Linear Guides for Robotics Competition
A team of middle- and high-school students in Gibsonton, Florida are showing off their math and science skills by designing, building a... (posted 2020-02-20)

The Make Marketplace offers manufacturing on-demand.

Dassault Systemes and Xometry Partner on Instant Part Production in Design Environment
Dassault Systèmes and Xometry recently announced their partnership to provide customers with a seamless, integrated way to produce... (posted 2020-02-19)

Electromate Recertified as a Great Place to Work
Electromate has been recertified as a Great Place to Work after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Inst... (posted 2020-02-18)

AGMA/ABMA Trade Webinar Series Registration Now Open
Webinar: Surviving the Trade Hurricane: Overview of Key U.S. Trade Issues and Prospects for 2020 and BeyondDate: March 6, 2020Time: 1:00 ... (posted 2020-02-17)

Robotic orders in 2019 saw a 50.3 percent increase from automotive OEMs and a 16.6 percent increase from plastics and rubber.

A3 Reports a Slight Increase in 2019 North American Robotic Orders
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), recently announced 2019 North American r... (posted 2020-02-14)

AGMA Releases Newly Affirmed Publications
The AGMA Technical Division is pleased to announce that ANSI has approved the reaffirmation of the following standards.ANSI/AGMA 6033-C08... (posted 2020-02-13)

Victrex Creates Joint-Venture to Manufacture PEEK in China
Victrex recently announced the creation of a joint-venture between its subsidiary, Victrex Hong Kong Limited, and Yingkou Xingfu Chemical... (posted 2020-02-12)

BCA was awarded the 2019 Rising Star Supplier of the Year award.

BCA Awarded 2019 Rising Star Supplier of the Year
NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, is proud to be awarded the 2019 Rising Star Supplier of the Year award by the Auto-Wares Group o... (posted 2020-02-11)

ANSI Approves Reaffirmation of Four AGMA Standards
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Technical Division is pleased to announce that the American National Standards Institu... (posted 2020-02-10)

MindSphere is a secure and scalable industrial end-to-end solution from asset connectivity to actionable business insights utilized to increase productivity and efficiency across the entire enterprise.

Siemens Mindsphere Named IoT Software Leader
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the potential to significantly improve global productivity and growth, with Accenture esti... (posted 2020-02-07)

Faulhaber Drive Selection Tool

Faulhaber Offers Drive Selection Tool
Determine the Faulhaber drive system required for projects with the user-friendly Faulhaber Drive Selection Tool, an ideal solution for d... (posted 2020-02-06)

The Dana facility offers the repair, service, and assembly of industrial gearboxes, including the ability to custom-make gears up to 6.5 feet.

Dana Opens Gearbox Repair and Service Center in Slidell, Louisiana
Dana Incorporated has announced that it has opened the doors to a nearly 32,000 square-foot (3,000 square-meter) facility in Slidell, Lou... (posted 2020-02-05)

Mathew Rekow

Velodyne Lidar Names Mathew Rekow as New CTO
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced Mathew Rekow as its new chief technology officer (CTO). Rekow assumes the CTO role following Anand Gopalan... (posted 2020-02-04)

Winshuttle Examines ERP Users in Latest Manufacturing Report
The majority of manufacturers are under pressure to launch more products, faster than ever, and cite automating manual processes as the b... (posted 2020-02-03)

AGMA Releases Publication on Cylindrical Involute Gearing
The AGMA Technical Division recently announced the release of ANSI/AGMA 2002-D19, Tooth Thickness and Backlash Measurement of Cylindrical... (posted 2020-01-31)

Liebherr celebrates 50 years in the United States in 2020.

Liebherr Celebrates 50 Years in the United States
Liebherr in the United States is celebrating 50 years of success as a leading manufacturer in North America this year. With its 50th anni... (posted 2020-01-30)

Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Laron, a Mechanical and Electric Motor Repair Service Provider
Ohio Transmission Corporation recently announced the acquisition of Laron Inc., a leading service provider of mechanical and electric mot... (posted 2020-01-30)

SMT Offers Cylindrical Gear Microgeometry Webinar
Join SMT for the company's first webinar of 2020. This webinar will look at Cylindrical Gear Microgeometry in MASTA, covering a range... (posted 2020-01-29)

Ed Crawford (left), Jack Templin (right)

AD Forms Electrical & Industrial Business Unit
After six years as president of AD’s Electrical Business Unit and chief marketing officer, Ed Crawford has elected to retire effect... (posted 2020-01-28)

SKF QuickCollect

SKF QuickCollect Sensor Gains Hazardous Area Approval
SKF has gained hazardous area approval for its QuickCollect sensor, which collects vibration and temperature data. The new approval, to b... (posted 2020-01-27)

Sadaf Irfan

Lafert North America Appoints Sadaf Irfan Inside Sales Representative
Sadaf Irfan, a versatile and target-oriented professional was recently appointed inside sales representative to Lafert North America. Irf... (posted 2020-01-24)

The new Currax website adds value with new design concept.

Currax Launches New Website
The Hamburg-based specialist for pioneering drive technology is proud to present its new website. The new layout is neat, clear and easy ... (posted 2020-01-23)

Bosch Rexroth's drive-integrated SafeMotion machine safety platform has received the ODVA's CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP certification, adding to the company's capabilities to support major safety automation buses.

Bosch Rexroth SafeMotion Achieves CIP Safety Over EtherNet/IP Certification from ODVA
New certification gives machine builders more options to utilize Bosch Rexroth’s drive-integrated SafeMotion functionality, even wi... (posted 2020-01-22)

Nils Herzberg (Open Industry) and Uwe Lorenz (Dunkermotoren)

Dunkermotoren Joins Open Industry 4.0 Alliance
The digitalization of factories and plants as well as the Internet of Things promise new possibilities for the automation industry. In th... (posted 2020-01-21)

AGMA Releases Publication on Lubrication of Industrial Gear Drives
The AGMA Technical Division recently announced the release of AGMA ISO 18792-A19, Lubrication of industrial gear drives. Gear lubric... (posted 2020-01-20)

The Birmingham location features a new 5-ton crane.

Timken Expands Manufacturing Capability of Southeast Regional Gear Repair Facility
The Timken Company has announced that renovations are complete and new services operational at the Philadelphia Gear Southeast Regional g... (posted 2020-01-17)

Total U.S. manufacturing technology orders through November 2019.

Manufacturing Technology Industry Optimistic About 2020 Despite Decrease in November Orders
U.S. manufacturing technology orders fell 15 percent in November from the previous month to $320 million, according to the latest U.S. Ma... (posted 2020-01-16)

The winner of the 2019 Engineer Powerwoman was Kenza Ait Si Abbou Lyadini.

Hannover Accepting Nominations for Engineer Powerwoman 2020
This coming April, the eighth consecutive Engineer Powerwoman award will be presented by Deutsche Messe. The award is worth 5,000 euros a... (posted 2020-01-14)

Chris Pacer

Motion Industries Names Pacer to Vice President - Central Group
Motion Industries, Inc. has named Chris Pacer to vice president of the company’s Central Group – effective January 1, 2020.A ... (posted 2020-01-13)

Company leaders from Sumitomo and Luftex Gears.

Sumitomo Acquires Luftex Gears
Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America (SMA), one of the nation’s leading industrial gearbox manufacturers, is pleased to announce the... (posted 2020-01-10)

Vijay Natarajan

Metal Exchange Corporation Announces Growth Strategy
Metal Exchange Corporation is pleased to announce that Vijay Natarajan, global business manager, has been promoted to executive vice pres... (posted 2020-01-09)

Tony Wood

Meggitt Executive Named ADS President
Tony Wood, chief executive of Meggitt PLC and former Rolls-Royce president, aerospace, has been appointed ADS president, succeeding Colin... (posted 2020-01-09)

Regal Power Transmission Products Migrate to New Website
Regal Beloit Corporation has merged three websites into one. Customers who used to visit regalpts.com, grovegear.com or hubcityinc.com fo... (posted 2020-01-08)

Recent Siemens PAVE360 demonstrations featured Arm's automotive and IP technology.

Siemens Digital Industries Partners with Arm on Automotive Technology
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced a partnership with global semiconductor IP leader Arm, that will bring leading edge IP,... (posted 2020-01-07)

This A3 webinar will examine methods for purchasing automation systems.

A3 Webinar Examines Automated System Purchases
A3 will present the webinar "How to Purchase an Automated System," on January 9, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 ET. This webinar will h... (posted 2020-01-06)

Voith Plans to Acquire Toscotec and ELIN Motoren
Voith is planning another acquisition in the paper sector by acquiring 90% of the shares in Italian company Toscotec S.p.A. The correspon... (posted 2020-01-03)