An IMTS Digital Series
This series was launched in April 2020 to better communicate with our manufacturing community on social media. Bringing you up-to-date information on event planning, access to industry experts, and occasional fun is all part of The Show’s content. Find and share The Show on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Please note some content and details in episodes may be not be current due to COVID-19 impact. All content was accurate as of the date the episode was published.
Episode 1: What’s Changing in Tech Ed
Published April 2, 2020
Catherine Ross, AMT Director of Education - Smartforce Development, talks about companies using the stay-at-home orders as a time to upskill workers through online courses; shares how schools have shifted from technology as an add-on course to technology as a channel by which to learn; and reviews some of the career and technical resources on AMTNews.org/workforce that her team has collected.
Episode 2: What’s Changing in Tech EdPeter&s IMTS Update
Published April 7, 2020
Peter Eelman, AMT VP & CXO, announces that IMTS will focus on helping manufacturers rebuild the supply chain by providing resources, articles, webinars, and opportunities to connect. He also reminds us that since its first show in 1927, IMTS under its former name—the National Machine Tool Builders Exposition—has had a history of reenergizing the advanced manufacturing industry after challenging times including the Great Depression and the 2008 Great Recession. Read the article here.
Episode 3: 5K Training Tips with Bill & Doug
Published April 14, 2020
Bill Herman, AMT Director – International Exhibitions & Sponsorships, talks about the origin of the Miles 4 Manufacturing 5K Walk/Run, an event at IMTS since 2014. IMTS pays for all the hard costs, such as timing gear, buses, shirts, and bibs, so that every dollar raised through registrations and sponsorships can be distributed to schools and programs that prepare young people for careers in manufacturing technology. Also, AMT President Doug Woods offers tips to prepare for the next M4M 5K Walk/Run.
Episode 4: Review the IMTS Insider with Jules & Michelle
Published April 17, 2020
Jules McGuire, AMT Senior Content Manager, and Michelle Edmonson, AMT Senior Director – Exhibitions Operations & Marketing discuss articles in the IMTS e-newsletter Insider. Highlights include how advanced manufacturers are quickly responding to help the world fight COVID-19, from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence offering free offline licensing to Formlabs 3D printing test swabs for the disease.
Episode 5: Fulfilling the Needs of Customers and Employees
Published April 21, 2020
Kathy K. Webster, AMT’s Exhibitions Content Manager, interviews Aneesa Muthana, owner and CEO of Pioneer Service Inc., a CNC precision machining manufacturer in Addison, Illinois, just outside Chicago. Aneesa discusses how her business is responding to an influx of medical customer requests including parts used in ventilators. You’ll gain some insight about she’s built a nimble, resilient business. Aneesa also explains why this is the time for manufacturing to shine.
Episode 6: IMTS Updates in 7 Minutes
Published April 22, 2020
Peter Eelman, AMT VP & CXO, announces that the Smart Manufacturing Experience (SMX), originally scheduled to be in Pittsburgh in June, will now be co-located at IMTS; 94 percent of IMTS floor space is filled with exhibitors and registration is tracking within five percent of IMTS 2018 , which was a record-breaker; and new measures being explored to keep visitors safe and secure.
Episode 7: Rebuilding the Supply Chain with Pat McGibbon and Harry Moser
Published April 28, 2020
Pat McGibbon, AMT Chief Knowledge Officer, speaks with Harry Moser, Founder and President of the Reshoring Initiative, which has helped nearly 250 job shop owners, precision manufacturers, and OEMs evaluate the true cost of sourcing abroad versus in North America. Harry says that when companies supply farther from home, they miss 20 percent of costs related to factors such as inventory carrying, travel to check on quality, shipping, and tariffs. Companies can use the Reshoring Initiative’s free online tool: the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Estimator®, which includes 30 cost factors.
Episode 8: Part 2: Rebuilding the Supply Chain
Published April 30, 2020
Pat McGibbon, AMT Chief Knowledge Officer, and Harry Moser, Founder and President of the Reshoring Initiative, discuss the history of advanced manufacturing and the supply chain. They discuss the various factors that contributed to today’s supply chain challenges including a focus on piece-price production rather than total cost.
Episode 9: Special Edition: The Pets of Exhibitions
Published May 7, 2020
The AMT Exhibitions team takes a break from their daily work and introduces their mostly furry friends. Check out the dogs, cats, bunnies, one sneaky snake, and oh, and what’s that in a bottle? Watch to the end to find out!
Episode 10: Challenges & Continuing on Amidst the Crisis
Published May 19, 2020
Gain insight from Matt Guse, President of MRS Machining in Augusta, Wis., who shares some critical lessons he’s learned in previous crises including a habit to practice adaptability every day. He discusses the influx of quick turnaround orders due to disruptions to overseas supply chains; how he finds talent; and why IMTS is the super bowl of manufacturing technology.
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