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

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

Category: Advocacy 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: Smartforce 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: Supply Chain 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: Business 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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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: 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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Transmission Manufacturer Combats Supply Chain Disruptions With Transparency, Collaboration and Creativity

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

Category: 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: 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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