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Manufacturing Technology

Changing at lightning speed, industry technology requires thorough investigation. Enhance your knowledge listening to one of many industry experts and academia on digital implementation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, generative design, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, and edge computing. Consume the info your way. Choose from podcasts, shows, and self-guided studies. Tune into the AMT Tech Trends podcast, the Cool Parts Show, or try on-demand courses like MTConnect®, the open standard for machine interoperability.

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AMT Tech Trends Podcast

Benjamin and Steve will discuss the latest manufacturing research and news. We are constantly researching technologies that will transform the manufacturing industry. Powered by AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. View Show Episodes on spark »

IMTS Network - Behind the Scenes

Join IMTS Network team members Michelle Edmonson & Adam Gambrel for a behind-the-scenes look at all it took to produce the IMTS Network Week segments. Each show had its own nuances, challenges and interesting stories! Make sure to tune in to hear the deep, dark secrets to pulling off this live broadcast. View Show Episodes on spark »

Modern Machine Shop Roundtable

The editors of Modern Machine Shop share observations of reporting onmetalworking facilities and what they've experienced in covering topicsof importance to machine shop readers.   View Show Episodes »

Modern Machine Shop Spotlight

Through interviews with experts, Modern Machine Shop explores an important technology topic. Planned episodes cover cobots, 3D printing in the job shop, machine monitoring, palletization, 5-axis machining and more.   View Show Episodes »

Plating Insights

Every part needs finishing. From buffing and polishing to applying a final finish, whether you perform finishing operations in house or partner with an outside vendor, an understanding of finishing operations from cleaning and pretreatement to the final plated surface is an important aspect of any manufacturing job. The Plating Insights series on spark offers you the insights you need for sourcing a plating partner and understanding the process and technologies, helping you to secure the perfect finish for your parts. View Show Episodes on spark »

Production Matters

A video series hosted by the editors of Production Machining magazine, Production Matters covers the latest topics, trends and technology impacting both the shop floors and front offices of high-production, precision CNC machine shops.   View Show Episodes »

SME Smart Shop

As manufacturing continues to evolve and new technologies become available to manufacturers, SME Media keeps the industry informed of the latest tools, processes and technologies helping them to work smarter, faster and more profitably. The SME Smart Shop Series connects manufacturing professionals with top industry experts, sharing the latest information and use cases for today’s manufacturer. Listen in and engage with manufacturing leaders to learn more about the tools, technologies and processes that are driving our industry forward.
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IMTS Conference Sessions

The IMTS Conference will convene innovators and exceptional leaders in the industrial space who are shaping the future of manufacturing. With a slate of product experts selected entirely from IMTS exhibiting companies, The IMTS Conference will equip you with tangible solutions that you can put into practice at your shop immediately. Focused on a range of topics that include process innovation, plant operations, quality/inspection, and automation, The IMTS Conference addresses improving productivity; improving part quality; and developing a stable, competent workforce to lower the cost of manufacturing in the United States and create new levels of market demand.
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Additive In-Depth Conference Sessions

The Additive Manufacturing team and the top names in production 3D printing discuss what’s next for additive technology. Each session features a real-world application of industrial additive technology and shares the successes and speed bumps it took to get it up and running. Get the latest on DFAM, Processes, Applications, Materials, Implementation Strategies and more!
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Parts Cleaning Series

The Parts Cleaning Series is the place to stay up to date on the latest cleaning technology. Now more than ever it is vital for manufacturers to provide high quality clean parts. Join us for the 6 part webinar series to learn how to provide the latest technology and stay within the environmental limitations. Our weekly Parts Cleaning series at IMTS Spark will provide in depth details on how to provide the best service to your customers and stay within your budget.
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Sustainable Manufacturing Conference

The Sustainable Manufacturing Conference will explore issues related to environmental quality, recycling, and cost benefits derived from implementation of sustainable practices. The ideas presented at this conference will be a driving force for innovative products, practices and systems for next generation manufacturing.
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