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Motion and control technologies leader opens additive manufacturing facility

Parker Hannifin Corporation has opened a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing learning and development centre, located at Parker’s Corporate Technology Ventures facility in Macedonia, Ohio. The facility will explore new applications of emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing and collaborative robotics.

Overall U.S. industrial production was unchanged in May

U.S. factory output fell last month as manufacturers cranked out fewer cars, computers and semiconductors, a sign that economic growth remains sluggish.

GE chief executive steps down

General Electric’s Jeff Immelt is stepping down after 16 years as CEO. John Flannery, president and CEO of the GE’s health care unit, will take over as CEO in August, the company.

New vice-president joins leading motion and control technologies firm

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced that its Board of Directors has elected Todd M. Leombruno as Vice President and Controller, effective July 1, 2017. John Flannery, president and CEO of the GE’s health care unit, will take over as CEO in August.

Bottle-manufacturing company fined for permanent injury to worker

A bottle-manufacturing company has pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury in Brampton.

Suncor says full shipments at Mildred Lake operation to resume in July

Suncor Energy is revising its estimates on when full shipments from its Mildred Lake oilsands operation will resume following a fire in March.

GM extends summer shutdown at two car plants as demand falls in U.S.

General Motors is extending the normal two-week summer shutdown at two U.S. car factories because of slumping demand.

Hydraulic Institute to co-locate 2017 fall conference with Fluid Sealing Association fall meeting

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will co-locate its 2017 Fall Conference with the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) Fall Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 23-26.
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Remanufacturing services for industrial gearboxes

SKF offers remanufacturing services for industrial gearboxes. The company uses a systems approach to diagnose root causes of gearbox failure and prescribe technical remedies to implement proper fixes. Proprietary modelling and simulation software combined with engineering expertise enable performance upgrades on all types and brands of gearboxes at dedicated gearbox repair centres. » read more

2017 World Tribology Congress

Date: September 17-22, 2017
Location: Beijing, China
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MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25-28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

Date: September 27 – 30, 2017
Location: Hollywood, Fla.
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International Maintenance Conference, IMC-2017

Date: December 11 – 15, 2017
Location: Bonita Springs, Fla.
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