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AMT Technology Forum

Dates: February 22nd & 24th, 2021
Time: 8am – 12pm

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About AMT Technology Forum

For more than twenty years, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology hosted an annual gathering of engineers, programmers, and product developers to showcase research and development in machine tools, automation, software, and other discrete manufacturing production equipment. The Tech Forum featured early research and commercialization in now-ubiquitous topics such as multi-tasking CNC machines, simultaneous 5-axis machining and control, electro-discharge machining (EDM), industrial 3d printing and additive manufacturing, and a host of digital manufacturing technologies.

About the 2021 Forum – Research by Industry, for Industry

After a decade-long hiatus, the AMT Technology Forum returns in 2021 as a virtual conference on IMTS Spark. The forum hosts peer-reviewed research from organizations in key topics of manufacturing, with a particular emphasis on applied research or implementation of new technologies by industry.

The Technology Forum will host papers and presentations from companies applying and conducting research in the following topics of manufacturing. The research can be the development of new technologies or implementation of existing technologies into new use cases. The Forum will create a channel for industrial companies to meet, discuss, and publish active research. Research will be peer reviewed by manufacturing technology industry leaders.


Agenda: February 22, 2021
Time Presentation Title Speaker(s)
8:00 - 8:05 am CT Welcome & Introduction
8:05 - 8:45 am CT AI-powered Process and Quality Monitoring for Automotive Welding Matteo Dariol - Lead Innovation Strategist, Bosch Rexroth Corp.
8:45 - 9:30 am CT Cases for Adopting Additive Manufacturing Using your CNC Machine Jason Jones - Co-founder & CEO, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies
9:30 - 10:15 am CT Introducing a Plug-and-Play Sensorless Autonomous Machining System Lou Zhang - Lead Data Scientist, MachineMetrics
10:15 - 11:00 am CT Digital shop floor: Machine Motion and reliable process control innovations Gisbert Ledvon - Director Business Development Machine Tool, HEIDENHAIN Corp.
11:00 - 11:45 am CT Blockchain enable secure, immutable, and auditable data streaming Syed Bari - Founder, B Data Solutions Inc.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm CT NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program and Research Opportunities Khershed Cooper - Program Director, National Science Foundation
12:30 pm - 12:35 pm CT Day 1 Wrap Up
Agenda: February 24, 2021
Time Presentation Title Speaker(s)
8:00 - 8:05 am CT Day #2 Welcome & Introduction
8:05 - 8:45 am CT Standards-Based Manufacturing Digital Thread and Twins Jan de Nijs - LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin
8:45 - 9:30 am CT Intuitive Drilling with Accuracy and Speed John Burg - Founder, Acieta
9:30 - 10:15 am CT The go-to platform for industrial-grade continuous carbon fibre 3D-printed composites Yannick Wilemin - Head of Marketing & Business Development, 9T Labs AG
10:15 - 11:00 am CT Artificial Intelligence Error Proofing in a Robotic Workcell Joshua Person - Senior Engineer, FANUC America Corporation
11:00 - 11:45 am CT An Introduction to Technical Language Processing: Unlocking Maintenance Knowledge Michael Brundage - Industrial Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
11:45 am - 12:30 pm CT Flexible Manufacturing Cell for Distributed Manufacturing Tim Bakker - Research Manager, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
12:30 pm - 12:35 pm CT Tech Forum Wrap Up

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