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Kathy Keyes Webster
Managing Editor – Content

For nearly 30 years, Kathy Keyes Webster has developed multimedia content about technology, including the 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge competition to build and race an autonomous vehicle. An avid listener who is deeply curious, Kathy is a natural storyteller who seeks to learn about the people behind the technology. She contributes to AMT News, IMTS Insider, IMTS Network, and more.

For nearly 30 years, Kathy Keyes Webster has developed multimedia content about technology, including the 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge competition to build and race an autonomous vehicle. An avid listener who is deeply curious, Kathy is a natural storyteller who seeks to learn about the people behind the technology. She contributes to AMT News, IMTS Insider, IMTS Network, and more.

Posts by Kathy Keyes Webster
Advocacy
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJan 17, 2023

Award-Winning Reshoring Advice

Hardinge shifted manufacturing of its Talent Series lathes from Taiwan to Elmira, New York, and won the 2022 National Metalworking Reshoring Award as a result. They point out the benefits and offers words of advice to other companies looking to reshore.

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Smartforce
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJan 17, 2023

Top 5 AMT Stories

AMT published more articles this past year and hit a record for expanding our content and audience. With so much content, we’ve compiled a list below of the five most popular stories.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterDec 13, 2022

Cobots Help Elves Meet Extremely Challenging Holiday Deadline

Santa’s Workshop has always bustled with busy elves building toys, but now cobots are boosting production in preparation for the big delivery day.

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Advocacy
By Kathy Keyes WebsterDec 06, 2022

Moser on Manufacturing – A New Podcast

Join Harry Moser, the founder of the Reshoring Initiative, for Moser on Manufacturing, a new podcast series on bringing manufacturing back home.

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Smartforce
By Kathy Keyes WebsterNov 15, 2022

Solve the Manufacturing Labor Shortage: Offer Vision to those In Underserved Communities

How do we reach underserved communities to give them the work that they crave and match them that with the manufacturing industry that needs the work?" Darnell Epps and Jacob Ruttenberg offer up ideas.

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Intelligence
By Kathy Keyes WebsterNov 09, 2022

Modest Downturn Ahead, but Growth Expected for Some Sectors

Despite a mild recession next year, 2023 does offer opportunities for U.S. machine tools. Learn more from economist Mark Killion, a speaker at the recent MTForecast conference.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterOct 05, 2022

MTForecast Conference Gives Expert Perspective on Growing Industry Potential

To provide insight into growing industries such as aerospace, semiconductor, and energy, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will bring together industry experts to share sales opportunities at MTForecast, held Oct. 12-14.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterSep 30, 2022

8 Key Takeaways From IMTS 2022

A very successful IMTS 2022 brought a wide range of practical new technologies that make manufacturing more efficient. Here’s a quick look at the biggest takeaways from the show.

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Smartforce
By Kathy Keyes WebsterSep 28, 2022

Grinders and Smoothies Inspire Gen Z

Organized. Fun. Lit. Generous. Sleek. These are some of the words students and teachers used to describe United Grinding’s open house tour of its high-tech industrial facility in Miamisburg, Ohio.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterSep 06, 2022

The Room Where It Happens: AMT Member Lounge at IMTS 2022

Only AMT members get access to the member lounge at IMTS—a place to meet, connect and finish the business that starts on the show floor. Open Sept. 12-17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Join us for AMT Power Hours: Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Thursday, Sept. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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