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10 Fun Facts about Cutting Fluids

10 Fun Facts about Cutting Fluids

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 7, 2021

Metalworking fluids cool, lubricate, and soothe—wait, that last one is shaving cream. Seriously, this is the lifeblood of metal removal. Here are 10 facts to help you know more about metalworking fluid.

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Get Ready to Implement CMMC

Get Ready to Implement CMMC

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 6, 2021

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Defense has taken its first step to implement Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)? Here’s important information and links to get started so you can compete for DOD contracts.

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Automation & Robots Galore!

Automation & Robots Galore!

Category: Manufacturing Technology 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: Manufacturing Technology 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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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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Take your Machining Center to the Next Level

Take your Machining Center to the Next Level

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 9, 2020

Featuring the best of what you want most in a machining center, IMTS spark provides live demos and immersive presentations, allowing you to dive into the processes and products you have been searching for.

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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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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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Product and Service Evaluation in the Digital Era

Product and Service Evaluation in the Digital Era

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 12, 2020

IMTS is different this year, and not just because of COVID-19 and its impact on supply chains. In the era of standard manufacturing technology, conversations between providers and customers are focused on the classic “Ps” of marketing:  product, price, performance, people, promotion, and place. Digital manufacturing technology changed that paradigm. As the IMTS community comes together through the IMTS Network and IMTS spark, IMTS suggests participants absorb information within the framework of “3 Es.”

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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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Embrace a Broader Definition of Manufacturing

Embrace a Broader Definition of Manufacturing

Category: Manufacturing Technology May 1, 2020

Find out how conceptualization, materialization , and utilization extend the meaning of manufacturing and help unleash the power of digital technology.

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A Revolution or A Journey?

A Revolution or A Journey?

Category: Manufacturing Technology 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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From Three to Thousands!

From Three to Thousands!

Category: Manufacturing Technology Apr 23, 2020

How Airon, a Small Florida Manufacturer, Quickly Partnered with Ford & GE Healthcare to Make Ventilators. 
In just 12 days, good old fashioned American ingenuity helped this team fast-track a ventilator production agreement to help healthcare workers fight COVID-19. 

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IMTS Community Racing to Help the World Fight COVID-19

IMTS Community Racing to Help the World Fight COVID-19

Category: Manufacturing Technology Apr 3, 2020

Many in the IMTS community are helping the world fight COVID-19. From exhibitors who make tools to media publication partners who are providing online resources, here are some examples of our industry supporting the fight.

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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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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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MTConnect® (A Free Manufacturing Standard) Releases Update

MTConnect® (A Free Manufacturing Standard) Releases Update

Category: Manufacturing Technology 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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The Airbnb of Manufacturing

The Airbnb of Manufacturing

Category: Manufacturing Technology 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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