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Watch Them Soar

Watch Them Soar

Category: Smartforce Jan 20, 2022

Rockets require immense power. Known as Impulse, the FIRST Robotics Team at the STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver, Colorado, views themselves as a rocket. AMT is proud to fuel their explorations through its Miles For Manufacturing 5K.

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Hybrid Manufacturing Turns Design Inside Out

Hybrid Manufacturing Turns Design Inside Out

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 20, 2022

In a typical manufacturing environment, users think about solid blocks of metal, milling them, creating subassemblies and bringing parts together in distinct processing areas. Hybrid systems, such as those that combine milling with friction stir welding, accomplish both tasks on a single platform. 

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Open Source Open Doors

Open Source Open Doors

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 19, 2022

Open-source tools for advanced manufacturing have the capacity to democratize the industry and address pressing problems, including workforce shortages. Embrace open source and open doors! Get started with AMT’s on-demand webinar. 

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: Conclusion

Rebuilding and Reshoring: Conclusion

Category: Supply Chain Jan 11, 2022

In this series conclusion, we summarize the actions needed to secure U.S. leadership in innovation and manufacturing, bolster competitiveness, and strengthen economic and national security. 

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Cybersecurity 202

Cybersecurity 202

Category: Business Jan 11, 2022

It’s time to move beyond the cybersecurity basics. Learn how to enhance cybersecurity on the shop floor with a few simple steps that anyone can do (no computer science or engineering degree required).  

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Happy New Year! Happy IMTS Show Year!

Happy New Year! Happy IMTS Show Year!

Category: IMTS 2022 Jan 11, 2022

May your year be filled with happiness, health, and prosperity! At the start of every even-numbered year, is your chance to take a step toward business success by attending IMTS 2022, Sept. 12-17, at McCormick Place in Chicago. You’ll find hundreds of equipment and software solutions, increase your network, and gain ideas to enhance your career and business. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect. 

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One Size Never Fits All

One Size Never Fits All

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 3, 2022

We dig big! We love tiny! Extremes are cool. Check out the latest hot list from AMT’s technology gurus Ben Moses and Stephen LaMarca and sample manufacturing technology in every size.  

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American Precision Museum Inspires Youth to Pursue Manufacturing Technology

American Precision Museum Inspires Youth to Pursue Manufacturing Technology

Category: Advocacy Dec 17, 2021

Do you remember your first exposure to manufacturing? Experiencing it in person is a necessary step for bringing the magic of the industry to life in front of a child’s eyes. Learn more about programs that engage youth and inspire them to choose advanced manufacturing careers. 

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Ahead of Its Time: Acme Alliance Reaps Rewards of its Reshoring Model

Ahead of Its Time: Acme Alliance Reaps Rewards of its Reshoring Model

Category: Supply Chain Dec 3, 2021

After 17 years of reshoring, die-casting company Acme Alliance is creating jobs and protecting against supply chain disruptions. 

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Go Big! Tips for Starting an Additive Business

Go Big! Tips for Starting an Additive Business

Category: Manufacturing Technology Dec 3, 2021

How do you start a 3D printing business? According to the president and co-founder of Additive Engineering Solutions Austin Schmidt, you find inspiration at IMTS and then you go big! He is now one of the key players in the emerging large-form additive manufacturing sector. 

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Courts Block Vaccine Mandates

Courts Block Vaccine Mandates

Category: Advocacy Dec 3, 2021

This week, a federal court judge in Georgia temporarily halted the vaccine mandate for federal contractors nationwide until several challenges to the order play out in court.

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AM is All-in at IMTS 2022 – The Additive Manufacturing Destination

AM is All-in at IMTS 2022 – The Additive Manufacturing Destination

Category: IMTS 2022 Nov 23, 2021

AM technologies have jumped into high gear and will be on full display at IMTS 2022. Here’s an update on AM exhibitors, conferences, and events – including a new partnership event with Formnext – and where you’ll see them at IMTS 2022.

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Is 3D Printing Really

Is 3D Printing Really "Production-Ready"?

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 23, 2021

At a recent additive manufacturing show, many companies claimed their systems were “production ready.” A longtime advanced manufacturer explores these claims through the lens of manufacturing optimization and process control.  

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Amp Up Reshoring and Workforce Velocity: You Can't Have One Without the Other

Amp Up Reshoring and Workforce Velocity: You Can't Have One Without the Other

Category: Supply Chain Nov 19, 2021

When a manufacturing workforce expert and an American reshoring guru get together? Powerful insight and practical actions abound. Gain new ideas to strengthen your current workforce, build up your talent pipeline, and refresh your perspective on apprenticeships.

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Metal AM Blasts Off with Award-Winning Rocket Nozzle Liner

Metal AM Blasts Off with Award-Winning Rocket Nozzle Liner

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 18, 2021

DM3D Technologies recently received an SME award for an AM process that doubles the process throughput – up to 10 pounds per hour – scales the technology significantly, and with process simulations makes large-scale parts that were previously considered unfeasible. 

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At-Home 3D Printers: The Holiday Gift for Kids of All Ages

At-Home 3D Printers: The Holiday Gift for Kids of All Ages

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 18, 2021

Kid-friendly 3D printers offer fun with a cool factor, and they’re more affordable than you might think. Here are seven reasons why a 3D printer is the best gift for kids and family this holiday season. 

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Workshops for Warriors Boosted This Veteran's Earnings  - Enhancing His Life

Workshops for Warriors Boosted This Veteran's Earnings - Enhancing His Life

Category: Smartforce Nov 9, 2021

For decades he lived paycheck to paycheck. Now he provides hands-on training in CNC machining for other veterans. U.S. Army Veteran Randall Uerkvitz’s career and life improved after advanced manufacturing training in the Workshops for Warriors (WFW) program.

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Hear That?

Hear That?

Category: Business Nov 8, 2021

Listen and learn. That’s how you do Voice of Customer (VOC) research the right way. Discover VOC best practices to help you get the best business information from your customers.  

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Homegrown Talent: Wisconsin Job Shop Carries on Tradition of Apprenticeships

Homegrown Talent: Wisconsin Job Shop Carries on Tradition of Apprenticeships

Category: Smartforce Nov 8, 2021

JTD Enterprises, a machine shop in Chilton, Wisconsin, takes the long view. To ensure a steady supply of talent, it works with local high schools and technical colleges to foster machinist apprentices. As a result, it has a highly skilled workforce that gives it a competitive edge. 

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Academy of Advanced Manufacturing Provides Free Training for U.S. Veterans

Academy of Advanced Manufacturing Provides Free Training for U.S. Veterans

Category: Smartforce Nov 8, 2021

Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup teamed up to codevelop the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing to provide U.S. military veterans with training and skills to find employment in the industry. The 12-week training program is free, including housing, and it consists of both hands-on labs and classroom-based learning. We check in with a recent graduate. 

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