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The End of the Rainbow - Manufacturing Technology in the 2020s

The End of the Rainbow - Manufacturing Technology in the 2020s

Category: AMT Jun 14, 2021

Internationally respected demographer Ken Gronbach predicts that the United States and the Americas will excel culturally and economically in the post-pandemic era. He predicts advanced manufacturing will expand abundantly — and soon. Listen to his 40-minute IMTS spark presentation. Here’s a sneak peek.

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Update on Export Controls and Sanctions

Update on Export Controls and Sanctions

Category: AMT Jun 4, 2021

Will the new administration pursue a tougher policy regarding trade and export controls with China? What are the Congressional bills under consideration for dealing with the competition and the perceived high-technology threat posed by China? The former undersecretary of Commerce discusses these concerns. 

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MTConnect Director Named Top Leader Transforming Manufacturing

MTConnect Director Named Top Leader Transforming Manufacturing

Category: AMT May 7, 2021

Did you ever know a famous person back when they had a mundane life? Like when Michelle Pfeiffer was studying to be a court reporter. Russ Waddell – who has spearheaded MTConnect®, the world’s first and most comprehensive, royalty-free data dictionary of common machine tool and equipment terms – was named a luminary by SME’s Smart Manufacturing magazine.

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 Could bans on phenol, isopropylated, phosphate impact you?

Could bans on phenol, isopropylated, phosphate impact you?

Category: AMT May 7, 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 may be prohibited in the USA by Sept. 4, 2021. Public comment is due to the EPA May 17. 

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Toward Resilience: Supply Chains in a Post-Shock Era - Prospects For Recovery

Toward Resilience: Supply Chains in a Post-Shock Era - Prospects For Recovery

Category: AMT Mar 30, 2021

While the timeline for economic recovery in the manufacturing industry is still unclear, industry leaders continue to look for strategic ways to ensure greater supply chain resiliency, make technology and other investments better positioned after the recovery, and take advantage of possible legislative support.

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Studying History, Shaping the Future

Studying History, Shaping the Future

Category: AMT Mar 16, 2021

Woman are making history in manufacturing technology every day. For Shelley Ratterman Keeton, a Sales Representative for MUBEA’s Disc Spring Division, learning about that history in the making is one of the biggest benefits of the original content on IMTS.com.

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The Industrial Base and National Security

The Industrial Base and National Security

Category: AMT Jan 12, 2021

In addition to being an engine of economic power and a source of innovation that benefits the entire nation, manufacturing is critical to national security. Innovative new technologies and processes in manufacturing increase productivity, enable new products, and create new industries. Manufacturing is also among the highest-paying sectors of the economy. 

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American Precision Museum Inspires Spirit of Invention

American Precision Museum Inspires Spirit of Invention

Category: AMT Dec 9, 2020

Just as a machine tool lays the groundwork for countless new parts, the American Precision Museum lays the foundation for inspiring the next generation of advanced manufacturers. Find out how offer hands-on activities with traditional and high-tech machines to foster and careers in advanced manufacturing.

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Automation & Robots Galore!

Automation & Robots Galore!

Category: AMT Dec 8, 2020

See the newest robots and automation solutions on IMTS spark through live and on-demand exhibitor demos from trusted partners. Amp up your knowledge on automation technology and tools to increase speed, accuracy, safety, and even resiliency.

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A Concrete Solution to a Cast-Iron Problem

A Concrete Solution to a Cast-Iron Problem

Category: AMT Dec 8, 2020

When researchers at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) set an audacious goal, they call it a moonshot. Their current moonshot is creating a machine tool base from a 3D printed polymer mold and concrete. Could this new combination of technologies lead to a renaissance in U.S. machine tool production?

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Ignite Opportunity with IMTS spark

Ignite Opportunity with IMTS spark

Category: AMT Aug 24, 2020

What can you do in IMTS spark? You can find new products, equipment, and software to set new records for speed, precision, and performance; speak with experts; and even win free stuff. Hear the latest on this exciting new platform that's igniting Sept. 21, 2020.

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A Revolution or A Journey?

A Revolution or A Journey?

Category: AMT Apr 29, 2020

Are digital manufacturing technologies revolutionary or a series of innovative steps toward lean manufacturing? Longtime manufacturer Dave Burns explores the industry’s advances as the logical result of creating maximum output with the least possible resources. 

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IMTS Exhibitors and Others Donate $4,500 to STEM Programs

IMTS Exhibitors and Others Donate $4,500 to STEM Programs

Category: AMT Apr 3, 2020

Even though the Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for April 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was cancelled, its sponsors insisted their donations still be used for programs that prepare students for careers in manufacturing technology. Since its inception at IMTS 2014, M4M has raised nearly $97,000 for students in the MT space.

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MTConnect® (A Free Manufacturing Standard) Releases Update

MTConnect® (A Free Manufacturing Standard) Releases Update

Category: AMT Feb 10, 2020

The world’s only free, open standard for discrete manufacturing, MTConnect now includes data items and information for additive manufacturing, robotic machine tending, and more. MTConnect fosters interoperability between equipment, devices, and software to reduce the cost and complexity of systems integration for your digital transformation journey.

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Meet Martha, IMTS Team Member

Meet Martha, IMTS Team Member

Category: AMT Jan 8, 2020

A seasoned show producer, Martha Sproehnle brings a passion for detail and a high level of organization to IMTS and even to gatherings at her home. Effervescent, witty, and thoughtful, she makes you instantly feel energized, appreciated, and comfortable.

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Win the National Metalworking Reshoring Award 2020

Win the National Metalworking Reshoring Award 2020

Category: AMT Jan 7, 2020

Companies that have successfully reshored metal-worked products, parts, or tooling are invited to compete for the National Metalworking Reshoring Award, sponsored by The Reshoring InitiativeAMTPMA, and NTMA. View award details and enter to win, at www.amtonline.org/reshoringaward.

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The Airbnb of Manufacturing

The Airbnb of Manufacturing

Category: AMT Dec 16, 2019

Digital manufacturing is taking a cue from successful pro sports teams who make smart draft picks and trades to fill gaps in their line-up. Companies offering Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS) are stepping in as free agents to pair customers, who need quickly produced parts and prototypes, with a network of idle machinery and available talent in manufacturing companies.

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Info on the Go: AMT Launches Tech Trends Podcast

Info on the Go: AMT Launches Tech Trends Podcast

Category: AMT Dec 10, 2019

Want an earful of manufacturing-centric information? The new twice-monthly Tech Trends podcast from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology—helps listeners stay abreast of developments in additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, automation, CAD/CAM, composite materials, lasers, machine learning, machine tool, machining, material science, and nanotechnology.

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Follow the Future

Follow the Future

Category: AMT Dec 4, 2019

Read the IMTS Apprentice Blog 

Follow Sean Delaney as he completes a three-year advanced manufacturing apprenticeship with support from IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show. Discover what he’s learning—and how it will lead to earning in the Apprentice Blog. #imtsapprentice.  

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Meet Tom, IMTS Team Member

Meet Tom, IMTS Team Member

Category: AMT Oct 9, 2019

Tom Snyder, AMT Exhibitions Sales Manager, is one of the great puzzle masters that creates the IMTS floor plan. Whether he’s trying to solve a murder mystery in a crime novel, finding the perfect spot for a row of colorful flowers in his yard, or arranging 2,000+ exhibiting companies for IMTS, Tom enjoys the challenge of finding the right solution. But there is one thing he likes even better, and that’s you! The visitors and exhibitors of IMTS.

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