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Industry-Approved Training on RoboticsCareer.org

Industry-Approved Training on RoboticsCareer.org

Category: Smartforce Jul 29, 2021

Are you a manufacturer who needs some employees trained for robotics applications? RoboticsCareer.org is a new national resource connecting workers and employers with vetted training programs in robotics for manufacturing. Search by location, organization, educational institution, and more. Updated daily, the database includes about 10,000 programs from nearly 1,200 organizations. 

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Generative Design Keeps Manufacturability in Mind

Generative Design Keeps Manufacturability in Mind

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 29, 2021

Can generative design do more than just offer geometric form solutions? See how it can help engineers earlier in the workflow explore a wider cross-set of potential solutions and introduce manufacturability early in the engineering process.

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Could Bans on PIP (3:1) Affect You?

Could Bans on PIP (3:1) Affect You?

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 26, 2021

Do you, your customers, or supply chain use products that contain the chemical substance phenol, isopropylated, phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1))? Often found in components used in electronics, robotics, and manufacturing equipment for flame retardant purposes, PIP (3:1) processing and distribution will be prohibited in the USA by Sept. 4, 2021, unless the EPA extends the compliance date. Use AMT’s expert insight to understand and manage regulatory requirements.

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Manufacturing Tech Ed Centers - Coming to a College Near You

Manufacturing Tech Ed Centers - Coming to a College Near You

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 22, 2021

Success begets success. As communities experience the positive impact of advanced manufacturing businesses and the jobs they create, they allocate more funds to enhance local manufacturing technology education centers with new facilities and equipment. From Illinois to North Carolina, here’s the scoop on four new centers underway. 

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Set Aside the Silos for Reshoring Success

Set Aside the Silos for Reshoring Success

Category: ReBuilding and ReShoring Jul 21, 2021

Our global manufacturing infrastructure has largely evolved as asynchronous silos. However, dynamic digital manufacturing technology tools are most useful when fully integrated with each other. We need to elevate our game by thinking holistically and installing these technologies as a comprehensive whole.

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Major Tool & Machine Makes Parts for Deep Space Exploration

Major Tool & Machine Makes Parts for Deep Space Exploration

Category: IMTS Network Jul 20, 2021

Curious about what it’s like to make parts for outer space? Major Tool & Machine (MTM) creates incredibly large parts for NASA’s Artemis program, humanity’s return to the moon to begin deep space exploration. Read on or watch the video to see how cone panels, rocket engine nozzles, and tank-related components are produced on MTM’s gigantic CNC milling and turning machines.

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Run Silent, Run Deep: Smart Tools Improve Boring and Turning Productivity

Run Silent, Run Deep: Smart Tools Improve Boring and Turning Productivity

Category: IMTS Network Jul 20, 2021

IMTS Network’s Road Trippin’ with Steve got an inside look at Sandvik Coromant Center, an integrated showroom and training and machining demonstration center. Behind the frosted glass doors of the Aerospace Lab, see how smart tools provide digital feedback to machining productivity.

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Succession Planning: An Out-of-the-Box option

Succession Planning: An Out-of-the-Box option

Category: Business Jul 8, 2021

Find out how one CEO implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan or ESOP to spur innovation, collaboration, and growth to benefit the employees and their customers—all while doubling their sales in five years.

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Market Disruptor Protolabs Innovates in Low Volume Manufacturing

Market Disruptor Protolabs Innovates in Low Volume Manufacturing

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 7, 2021

Market disruptor Protolabs built its business by focusing on both speed and low volume in producing parts for customers. They saw that prototype and low volume-custom parts manufacturing was an underserved market and set out to meet this market need. We overview the company’s success and drill down into some of the details of its business model.

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From Blooming to Booming

From Blooming to Booming

Category: Webinars Jul 6, 2021

AMT’s recent economic webinar featured Mark Killion with Oxford Economics. He shared the many positive economic indicators — and the few potential pitfalls — to look out for in the final quarter of 2021 and into 2022.

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Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Invisibly Creeping into Industry

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Invisibly Creeping into Industry

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 2, 2021

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, you find out that nanomaterials are everywhere, including industrial manufacturing. What are they? How does nanotechnology work? Why is it valuable? Learn the basics about this growing field at the intersection of the physical, chemical, and biological worlds – but too small to see! Some measure less than 100 billionths of a meter.

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Why You Should Care About Deep Reinforcement Learning

Why You Should Care About Deep Reinforcement Learning

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 1, 2021

OSARO has pioneered the use of AI software in industrial systems to expand the range of applications for robotics. The company helps automate the process of accurately seeing, picking, and placing objects. Learn what’s possible and how smart robots make it happen.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Category: Technology Intelligence Jul 1, 2021

While we’re waiting for 5G to transform manufacturing – and it will, as it’s the only vastly scalable solution for a smart factory – have you ever wondered what the “G” in 5G even means? Gigahertz? Gigabits? That got us wondering about the about the history of 1, 2, 3 and 4G. Here’s a short trip down memory lane.

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Transmission Manufacturer Combats Supply Chain Disruptions With Transparency, Collaboration and Creativity

Transmission Manufacturer Combats Supply Chain Disruptions With Transparency, Collaboration and Creativity

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 30, 2021

HM Manufacturing, a manufacturer of power transmission components discusses response to supply chain disruptions with Crain’s Chicago Business. Customer relationships and talent curation are top priority.

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Digital Twin: What, Where, & Why

Digital Twin: What, Where, & Why

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jun 30, 2021

Here’s the lowdown on how a virtual representation uses simulation and machine learning to help you gain insight into the performance and potential problems of a manufacturing process – enabling products to be digitally designed and tested before being physically produced.

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There Is No Substitute for Speed

There Is No Substitute for Speed

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 30, 2021

Can pure velocity reshape the supply chain and move the productivity curve? Inspired by the whoosh of a racing Maserati on the autobahn, long-time advanced manufacturer David Burns explores how our obsession with speed, combined with digital manufacturing, might be the golden ticket to reshore, strengthen supply chains, and accelerate productivity.

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Portable 3D Scanners Take the Floor

Portable 3D Scanners Take the Floor

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jun 29, 2021

3D scanning technology is shop-floor ready. Portable 3D scanners ensure good parts before they go out, or, even better, before they reach end of production.

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Velo3D Frees AM from Support Structures

Velo3D Frees AM from Support Structures

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jun 29, 2021

Learn how Velo3D created disruption in the AM market by bringing together innovations in software, hardware, and process control to create the industry’s first “SupportFree” manufacturing solution for 3D metal printing. Its award-winning approach enables unlimited design innovation by reducing the need for support structures in AM.

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Ohio Entrepreneur Embodies Spirit of the Wright Brothers

Ohio Entrepreneur Embodies Spirit of the Wright Brothers

Category: IMTS Network Jun 25, 2021

A pioneer in the metal 3D printing industry, Greg Morris’s family manufacturing business dates back to the Wright brothers. Find out why he has started another manufacturing business after selling one to GE and what he has in common with the illustrious inventors.

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Inspection Inside and Out: CT Scanning for Metal Parts

Inspection Inside and Out: CT Scanning for Metal Parts

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jun 25, 2021

Quality assurance of AM-produced metal parts may be the greatest obstacle affecting the speed of their adoption. Powders, print processes, and final parts are subject to a level of variability in terms of chemical and mechanical quality that cannot be tolerated in a production environment. Review the key quality issues and learn how non-destructive Computed Tomography (CT) scanning is used to address them.

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