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5 Manufacturing Tech Trends to Watch

5 Manufacturing Tech Trends to Watch

Category: Manufacturing Technology Sep 17, 2021

Tech trends aren’t just fun; they’re important. Get up to speed on all the manufacturing technology trends to watch with AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s gurus.

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Discover What's Happening at IMTS 2022

Discover What's Happening at IMTS 2022

Category: IMTS Sep 13, 2021

Excitement is growing as planning for IMTS 2022, one of the world’s largest manufacturing technology events, is underway. Get the scoop on the technology, companies, and attractions coming to IMTS 2022. See how you can interact now with technology experts, exhibitors, and more.

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7 Tips for Staying Up-to-Date on Manufacturing Technology

7 Tips for Staying Up-to-Date on Manufacturing Technology

Category: Business Sep 10, 2021

Managing a modern manufacturing operation today means staying current on the transformative technologies that can help you be more agile. Here’s how teams can track and share information, plus the essential podcasts and email newsletters focused on the latest technologies transforming the industry.

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Emerging Technologies Continue to Make Inroads into Manufacturing

Emerging Technologies Continue to Make Inroads into Manufacturing

Category: Manufacturing Technology Sep 7, 2021

Take a look at how artificial intelligence (AI), machine vision, and sensors are bringing gains in flexibility and efficiency to the movement of parts in facilities and how exoskeletons are increasing worker endurance in repetitive physical tasks.

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Get Paid to Build and Break Things?

Get Paid to Build and Break Things?

Category: Smartforce Sep 7, 2021

Sign Karen Taminger up. For the last 35 years, Taminger has been a materials research engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and her research has led to  developments that are advancing manufacturing efficiency, including how to solve the challenge to 3D print metals in outer space.

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New Approaches to Supply Chain Resilience

New Approaches to Supply Chain Resilience

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Sep 3, 2021

Supply chains have evolved as an efficient way to source raw materials and parts from the most cost-effective global sources for the manufacture of final products. To date, they have not focused on resiliency, visibility, or redundancy; instead, the goal has been to deliver speed and quality at the lowest possible cost. In this article, we look at alternatives to focusing on price point alone.

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When Failure Is Not an Option

When Failure Is Not an Option

Category: Manufacturing Technology Sep 3, 2021

COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems is building a wire-feed 3D metal printer to be used in outer space for NASA’s Artemis moon missions. The technology developed for use up there may also benefit critical, large-scale components used down here by overcoming one of the fundamental barriers to widespread AM adoption. 

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House Approves Budget, Sets Deadline for Infrastructure Vote

House Approves Budget, Sets Deadline for Infrastructure Vote

Category: Advocacy Aug 25, 2021

Tuesday, the House approved the $3.5 trillion budget blueprint and set a Sept. 27 deadline to vote on the $550 billion infrastructure bill – days before transportation funding runs out on Oct. 1. 

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Ohio Entrepreneur Embodies Spirit of the Wright Brothers

Ohio Entrepreneur Embodies Spirit of the Wright Brothers

Category: IMTS Network Aug 21, 2021

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

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$90 Million in Grants to Support Training, Employment Services for Workers Displaced by Pandemic

$90 Million in Grants to Support Training, Employment Services for Workers Displaced by Pandemic

Category: Smartforce Aug 20, 2021

On Aug. 19, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of an increased $90 million in Career National Dislocated Worker Grants. Engage your local workforce system to apply by Aug. 31.

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Where Do You Find Your Emerging Workforce?

Where Do You Find Your Emerging Workforce?

Category: Smartforce Aug 18, 2021

SkillsUSA and its industry Career Cluster sponsors support 100 skilled trades including programs and competitions in CNC machining, welding, mechatronics, additive manufacturing, cybersecurity, and robotics and automation technology. Learn more about their National Championship featuring a 5-axis CNC demo competition.

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95-year-old Manufacturing Engineer Says Industry Transformation is on Its Way

95-year-old Manufacturing Engineer Says Industry Transformation is on Its Way

Category: IMTS Network Aug 13, 2021

Gain insight into a profession that is bursting with innovation and opportunity. Hear why industry legend nonagenarian Al Albrecht, who has spent seven decades in advanced manufacturing, believes the best is coming.

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How will blockchain change manufacturing?

How will blockchain change manufacturing?

Category: Manufacturing Technology Aug 13, 2021

Joel Neidig, CEO and founder of SIMBA Chain, Inc., believes that in the future manufacturing and distribution will look far different than today’s “centralized industrial complex,” and will take place instead at the point of use for the consumer. Learn more about the changes he foresees and the role that blockchain will play.

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AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Gardner Business Media Announce Joint Venture showcasing manufacturing technology

AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Gardner Business Media Announce Joint Venture showcasing manufacturing technology

Category: Smartforce Aug 10, 2021

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Gardner Business Media (GBM) announce the launch of MT United, a joint venture of the two leading organizations to empower North American manufacturers with data, analysis, and strategic information for accelerated growth, innovation, and global competitiveness. MT United encompasses the entirety of manufacturing technology (MT) through industry-focused events, expansive media content, data and market intelligence products, coverage of IMTS – The International Technology Show, and public/private investment opportunities.

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Will AM Companies Continue to Choose SPACs?

Will AM Companies Continue to Choose SPACs?

Category: Business Aug 5, 2021

Why have the number of firms going public via mergers with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) quadrupled since 2019? AM manufacturer Desktop Metal completed a very financially successful SPAC merger in December 2020. Since then, several other AM companies announced their plans to go public through this route in 2021, including Markforged, Xometry, and Velo3D. Learn more about SPACs, how they work, and if one might work for your business.

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Generative Design Keeps Manufacturability in Mind

Generative Design Keeps Manufacturability in Mind

Category: Manufacturing Technology Aug 5, 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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Summer Sizzle

Summer Sizzle

Category: Business Aug 5, 2021

The (economic) heat is on, according to AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s summer outlook. AMT’s experts crunched the numbers, identified trends, and highlighted potential pitfalls during a recent webinar. Here are five takeaways from the informative session.

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Tangible Solutions in a Dynamic Market

Tangible Solutions in a Dynamic Market

Category: IMTS Network Aug 2, 2021

Tangible Solutions initially offered a broad range of additive manufacturing (AM) products and services, but company executives made a strategic decision in 2016 to focus solely on the market for AM-produced titanium orthopedic implants. The decision to specialize was a strategic one, and the company has seen exponential growth since then. Learn more about how this start-up has flourished and found success.

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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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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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