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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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Be a Champion for Underserved STEM Students

Be a Champion for Underserved STEM Students

Category: IMTS Jan 6, 2021

Need to make good on your New Year’s resolution to exercise? Join the virtual Miles For Manufacturing (M4M) event sponsored by IMTS. Now through March, you can move any way you like (ice skate, ski, sled) to support STEM students. All funds help support community-based organizations that champion under-represented, under-served students who participate in STEM and robotics programs in schools. 

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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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Knowledge is Power—and Profit

Knowledge is Power—and Profit

Category: Professional Development Jan 5, 2021

What happens to institutional knowledge when key employees walk out the door? It disappears—potentially taking your productivity and your profits with it. Learn how to develop a knowledge preservation plan and discover practical steps to make it work for your company.

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: What can contract manufacturers do?

Rebuilding and Reshoring: What can contract manufacturers do?

Category: ReBuilding and ReShoring Dec 14, 2020

U.S. import volume is about 130% of domestic production. A widening skills gap, underinvestment, weak marketing and a narrow scope of core competencies threaten the growth of U.S. manufacturing. These challenges must be addressed so companies can thrive and meet goals for growth. 

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: Collaborative Partnerships

Rebuilding and Reshoring: Collaborative Partnerships

Category: ReBuilding and ReShoring Dec 11, 2020

As the country reevaluates manufacturing, sourcing and purchase decisions, due to tariff and pandemic-induced supply chain turmoil, we should consider the wide-ranging advantages of collaborative partnerships. Reshoring is a team sport; together we can win our shared objective to boost U.S. competitiveness!

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: What can consumers do?

Rebuilding and Reshoring: What can consumers do?

Category: ReBuilding and ReShoring Dec 11, 2020

Studies show that Americans prefer U.S.-made products and that this preference can help bring manufacturing back to the United States. Consumer choices have a real impact on the economy, but some surveys indicate that less than half of consumers tried to purchase U.S.-made goods. Here’s a buying strategy to help you and other consumers  turn  preferences for U.S. goods into more purchases, which will help rebuild the U.S. economy.

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: What can OEMs and Retailers do?

Rebuilding and Reshoring: What can OEMs and Retailers do?

Category: ReBuilding and ReShoring Dec 11, 2020

U.S. companies have, too often, removed manufacturing from their list of “core competencies” focusing instead on finance, marketing, and design. But how can OEMs increase U.S. competitiveness and reshore profitably? Learn to reevaluate the offshoring/reshoring decision and close any remaining cost gaps.

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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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Merry & Bright Ideas on Supply Chain

Merry & Bright Ideas on Supply Chain

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Dec 8, 2020

Tap into sourcing solutions, resources, and tools to meet today’s challenges. As OEMs and suppliers work to fulfill orders with strong market fluctuations, knowing how to navigate supply chain disruptions is key to competitiveness.

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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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An Insider’s Guide to Lean Supply Chain Performance

An Insider’s Guide to Lean Supply Chain Performance

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Dec 4, 2020

Paul Ericksen writes one of the best-read monthly columns for IndustryWeek. He draws on his decades of supply chain experience, sharing some eye-popping facts in this “top 10” column.

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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.
Donate Now!

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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: Professional Development 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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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: IMTS 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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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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Your Holiday MT Software Guide

Your Holiday MT Software Guide

Category: Events Nov 9, 2020

Careful evaluation and right-sizing your CAD/CAM system is essential in optimizing your business’s automation, efficiency, connectivity, and precision. To help you meet this challenge, IMTS spark is showcasing the world of custom automation and the latest innovations in software.  
Live Demo - Make the Switch to 3D in Fusion 360
November 12 at 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Central – Coming tomorrow!

 

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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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