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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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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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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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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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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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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Category: IMTS Network 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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Velo3D Frees AM from Support Structures

Velo3D Frees AM from Support Structures

Category: IMTS Network 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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Mazak’s iSMART Factories Empower Data-Driven Manufacturing

Mazak’s iSMART Factories Empower Data-Driven Manufacturing

Category: IMTS Network Jun 24, 2021

Mazak’s iSMART Factory was developed to enable data-driven manufacturing in metalworking manufacturing companies. Built with the MTConnect industry standard to provide connectivity between machines, Mazak is able to monitor and harvest data from different pieces of equipment, cells, devices, and processes in each plant. The many benefits include increased machine utilization, shorter throughput times, production-on-demand capability, and more efficient part machining.

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C&A Tool, the Superpower of Superalloys

C&A Tool, the Superpower of Superalloys

Category: IMTS Network Jun 4, 2021

Get an inside peek at C&A Tool where they work with superalloys such as Inconel® to make aircraft turbojet engines, engine turbine components, and parts for navigated surgery. Learn more about this widely-used alloy and how it’s machined. See a CNC machine so large that half a dozen people can climb inside.

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ATI Sensor Goes to Mars!

ATI Sensor Goes to Mars!

Category: IMTS Network Mar 29, 2021

Engineers at ATI Industrial Automation are used to designing sensors for tough conditions, but nothing compares to Mars subzero surface temperatures and rugged terrain. The ATI Space-Rated Force/Torque sensor plays a key role in Perseverance’s efforts to gather samples from the Red Planet’s surface—a key element in NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.

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Inside Joe Gibbs Racing

Inside Joe Gibbs Racing

Category: IMTS Network Mar 29, 2021

Road Trippin’ with Steve visits Joe Gibbs Racing. It takes many steps to transition a race car from one race to the next. Customizing the body for a specific race or sponsor is just one, and vehicle wrapping techniques—applying a vinyl film instead of paint—dramatically simplifies this step at Joe Gibbs Racing.

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Studying History, Shaping the Future

Studying History, Shaping the Future

Category: IMTS Network 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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Digital Manufacturing Creates a Trumpet Triumph

Digital Manufacturing Creates a Trumpet Triumph

Category: IMTS Network Mar 3, 2021

Should musicians rely on manufacturing technology for peak performance like NASCAR drivers do? Unlike traditionally molded and forged instruments, Harrelson Trumpets are precision-machined, making each instrument a truly perfect artistic masterpiece. 

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Out of the Printer and Up your Nose

Out of the Printer and Up your Nose

Category: IMTS Network Feb 11, 2021

Nasal swabs for virus testing could have been a supply chain casualty if not for the rapid response capabilities of the additive manufacturing industry and associated research groups. If you ever wondered exactly what healthcare providers are shoving up your nose, here is the answer.

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Professor Implements 3D Printing Initiative and Accelerates Kentucky’s 3D Printing Capabilities

Professor Implements 3D Printing Initiative and Accelerates Kentucky’s 3D Printing Capabilities

Category: IMTS Network Nov 11, 2020

Professor Eric Wooldridge knows Kentucky’s future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, which in turn depend on a skilled and creative workforce. Find out how a CAD-CAM and-3D printing professor founded the state’s first Rapid Response Additive Manufacturing Initiative (RRAMI) to reestablish the state’s PPE supply chain and why it might be one of the Bluegrass State’s most promising investments.

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An Open Case for Success

An Open Case for Success

Category: IMTS Network Nov 9, 2020

The Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell project, featured at IMTS 2018, is now hosted by a Virginia research consortium showing OEMs and suppliers how they can more efficiently build qualified parts by leveraging open standards and the digital thread.

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Technology on Tour: The Great American Metrology Road Trip

Technology on Tour: The Great American Metrology Road Trip

Category: IMTS Network Aug 17, 2020

Find out why Jeff Moore criss-crossed the country with a portable automated metrology system to demonstrate the value of digital inspection methods to aerospace casting manufacturers. 

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KAM Manufacturing Brings Racing DNA to Hybrid Manufacturing

KAM Manufacturing Brings Racing DNA to Hybrid Manufacturing

Category: IMTS Network Aug 17, 2020

Driver Brad Keselowski takes the speed-to-market attitude of a NASCAR team and makes it available to the external marketplace through Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), a contract manufacturer that aims to redefine hybrid manufacturing. 

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IMTS NETWORK

IMTS NETWORK

Category: IMTS Network Jul 22, 2020

September 14-18, 2020
Mark your calendar for the IMTS Network broadcast!

For five days in September, the IMTS Network will stream binge-worthy programming with live broadcasts highlighting the latest transformative technologies, critical industry insights, and inspiring stories and profiles. Get ready to be energized and inspired!

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Small Manufacturing Device Makes a Galaxy of Difference for World’s Largest Telescopes

Small Manufacturing Device Makes a Galaxy of Difference for World’s Largest Telescopes

Category: IMTS Network Jul 10, 2020

Find out more about the small manufacturing device, called an encoder, that’s installed on some of the world’s largest telescopes and how it’s helping astronomers make discoveries. 

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