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Preserve Your Industry’s Story — Support The American Precision Museum

Preserve Your Industry’s Story — Support The American Precision Museum

Category: Manufacturing Technology Dec 3, 2020

The innovation that makes our world possible was developed by you, your families, and the manufacturers who came before us. Help us preserve the knowledge, stories, and manufacturing equipment for future generations to know how new technology enabled precision manufacturing.
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Manufacturing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Manufacturing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 10, 2020

In the coming decade, new technologies and manufacturing processes will lead to the creation of new types and classes of materials and products. Manufacturing is a dynamic industry and will likely become exponentially more so given these changes.

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An Open Case for Success

An Open Case for Success

Category: Manufacturing Technology 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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Got 3D Printed PPE?  We need your guidance

Got 3D Printed PPE? We need your guidance

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 6, 2020

Recently, America Makes and AMT teamed up with the Federal Drug Administration to begin the process of surveying the 3D manufacturers of PPE who rushed to our nation’s aid. Together, we have created a survey with the goal of answering this primary question:

How did 3D printing help consumers, responders, and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Fill out the survey now!

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Robots Help Manufacturers Attract and Retain Skilled Workers

Robots Help Manufacturers Attract and Retain Skilled Workers

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 3, 2020

Skilled laborers have their pick of available jobs in today’s market, so employers need to set themselves apart from all the rest to attract and keep good workers. Incorporating robotic automation on the shop floor allows manufacturers to improve conditions for workers, give laborers a more satisfying work experience, and create a growth environment where everyone benefits. 

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7 Lunch & Learns to Amp Up Your Advanced Manufacturing Game

7 Lunch & Learns to Amp Up Your Advanced Manufacturing Game

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 13, 2020

Score tips, insight, and strategies from advanced manufacturing trailblazers during seven IMTS spark Lunch & Learns featuring world-renown researchers Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D., and Lonnie J. Love, Ph.D., from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.

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KAM Manufacturing Brings Racing DNA to Hybrid Manufacturing

KAM Manufacturing Brings Racing DNA to Hybrid Manufacturing

Category: Manufacturing Technology 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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Roadmap to a Self-Sufficient Industrial Base

Roadmap to a Self-Sufficient Industrial Base

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 30, 2020

Before the pandemic struck, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a report in 2018, Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States, that identified our nation’s industrial base vulnerabilities and outlined a blueprint for action. See what you can do now! 

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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: Manufacturing Technology 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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Software and Control Technologies: Streamlining Production and Decreasing Costs

Software and Control Technologies: Streamlining Production and Decreasing Costs

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 10, 2020

Software and control technologies dramatically improve process flow by enhancing communication between digital and mechanical machine components.

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Industrial Internet of Things: Connecting it All Leads to Greater Efficiencies

Industrial Internet of Things: Connecting it All Leads to Greater Efficiencies

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 6, 2020

The Industrial Internet of Things is the digital connections between all the machines, sensors, instruments and devices in a modern workspace. Find out how digital technologies create exponential growth and transform how manufacturers operate. 

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Digital Twins: Multiplying Opportunities

Digital Twins: Multiplying Opportunities

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jun 29, 2020

Digital twins can improve operations and decrease maintenance needs. The futuristic technology is also able to learn and is continuously updating.

 

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The Letter “V” is for a New Point of View

The Letter “V” is for a New Point of View

Category: Manufacturing Technology Apr 30, 2020

The Flying-V is a radical new airplane. Its design integrates the passenger cabin, cargo hold, and fuel tanks into the aircraft wings. Promising energy-efficient, long-distance flights, and increased passenger comfort, the innovative aircraft could change the future of flight. 

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Advanced Skills for an Advancing Industry

Advanced Skills for an Advancing Industry

Category: Manufacturing Technology Mar 16, 2020

To meet the local business demand for skilled employees, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Albany, N.Y., opened the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills (CAMS) to double enrollment for high-tech manufacturing.  Professors, students, and business owners are already reaping the rewards of the new training being taught.

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Sensor Company that Detects Efficiencies with New CAM Software

Sensor Company that Detects Efficiencies with New CAM Software

Category: Manufacturing Technology Mar 11, 2020

What does machining an aluminum mold or a titanium end cap have to do with pumping gas or smugglers moving at night? It’s all in a day’s work for this Houston manufacturer of seismic equipment.

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Guiding Principle Lands Engineer in Dream Job

Guiding Principle Lands Engineer in Dream Job

Category: Manufacturing Technology Mar 10, 2020

Guided by the principle, “fix things that matter,” a young engineer journeyed from Los Angeles to South Bend, Ind., for a graduate program where he learned to combine his engineering skills with his entrepreneurial drive to solve real-life problems. Find out how he is making a difference in the lives of others.

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Digital Tools Meet Practical Applications

Digital Tools Meet Practical Applications

Category: Manufacturing Technology Mar 5, 2020

IMTS 2020 is on track to feature thousands of new products and processes featuring digital components that will enable manufacturers to be more productive and profitable. Don’t get left behind, attend IMTS 2020!

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Art or part?

Art or part?

Category: Manufacturing Technology Dec 16, 2019

Elegant and mechanical, yet intricate and organic looking. Find out more about Artist Chris Bathgate and his highly machined sculptures that leave visitors in a quandary, but with a profound appreciation for the skilled CNC programmer and machinist in advanced manufacturing.

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ASME’s Best 3D-Printed Medical Developments

ASME’s Best 3D-Printed Medical Developments

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 13, 2019

With additive manufacturing (AM) medical devices projected to grow, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) identified what they believe to be the nine best AM medical developments that positively impact patient care. 

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From Emerging Technology at IMTS to Main Street, Olli is Rolling

From Emerging Technology at IMTS to Main Street, Olli is Rolling

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jul 10, 2019

Sleek and friendly-looking, Local Motor’s Olli, the first co-created self-driving, 3D-printed, electric shuttle vehicle, which debuted at IMTS 2016 and operated at IMTS 2018, is now shuttling people in a 90-day pilot program on the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBMHH), in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

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