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Getting into gears: The difficulty of becoming a gear engineer with a standard educational...

A month ago, I sat down with Mark Frost, a master’s student studying robotics and automation at Oregon State University and the individual responsible...

Self marketing 101: Using video to increase your brand awareness for $0

Marketing yourself on social media can seem impenetrable even to those who grew up with it. There are algorithms, analytics, and hundreds of other...

How to make blue collar work appeal to younger generations

Blue collar work has an image problem. In a recent report by Jobber, 74 percent of Gen Z respondents said there is a negative...

How manufacturers can attract and retain Millennials and Gen Z talent

Analyzing the past three years of Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, Awardco recently found that the manufacturing industry is hemorrhaging talent; 2020 had a...

Friction isn’t only bad for gears: Modernizing the AGMA’s digital assets

At the start of 2024, the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) released a new suite of digital assets: a redesigned website and a mobile...

What does being 108 years old mean? What one trade association has done to...

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) turns 108 years old this year. There are about 90,000 trade and professional associations in the U.S., and...

Education in manufacturing: Some ideas to help train your workforce

It is well known the manufacturing industry, regardless of sector, is having a workforce issue. There are not enough people to fill the jobs...

Welcome to M+P Tech Expo and beyond

Many businesses consider October the end of their year (at least fiscally). At the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), we see this as the...

Motion + Power Technology Expo: Networking, education, and more

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) historically has been linked to standards development that grew from demand in the automotive industry more than a...

Free gear education, webinars, economic reports – What are you waiting for?

It is already August. For those of you who run off the fiscal year, you have about one month to get all your hopes...

The association that actually knows you

I am sitting in Cicero, Illinois, right now, typing away on my laptop at a member’s office, writing this article. Milan’s Machining & Gear...

Who is Ronald Wayne, and what does he have to do with MPT Expo?

The Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo) is happening October 17-19 in Detroit, Michigan, this year. At AGMA, we have a lot of...

AGMA member benefits help companies forecast on macro and micro levels

How will the recent bank problems play out to the wider economy? What impacts, if any, will be felt by manufacturing? As the war...

Time off should be a comfort, not a punishment

As I sit at breakfast this morning enjoying the calm before the storm that is coming from the AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting, I couldn’t help...

Marketing is not optional for 2023

As a word-of-mouth industry, gear manufacturers and suppliers have historically relied on their niche, close-knit relationships to sell products. Those days are gone. We...

Four truths facing the global power transmission industry

The year 2023 will be momentous for the gear industry as we experience volume and demand pressure, company consolidations, global market expansions, and continued...

AGMA’s robust emerging technology program continues to deliver

Emerging technology work at AGMA has a focused purpose: to provide information that is gear-centric on new technologies that may affect this industry in...

Getting you and the industry ready for 2023

In AGMA’s last board meeting of 2022, it was impressive to review all that has happened in the last 11 months and what the...

IMTS is important, but MPT Expo is still the best place for gear manufacturers

I am writing this while I put my feet up from walking more than 20,000 steps today. I had to take a moment before...

Fall Technical Meeting: The international gear conference that delivers quality

Innovation seems be one of those buzz words that has lost some of its original meaning due to overuse. To innovate, or to create...

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