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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
Intelligence
By Kathy Keyes WebsterNov 14, 2023

From Star Gazing to Part Making: Building an Entrepreneur

In celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, we’d like to introduce you to Melanie Lang—co-founder of a metal additive manufacturing company who went from stargazing to the manufacturing industry star with a lot of hard work and plenty of passion.

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Smartforce
By Kathy Keyes WebsterOct 24, 2023

FIRST Robotics Team Engineers Adaptive Tech for Kids with Disabilities

In addition to building competition robots, students on the FIRST Penn Robotics team are also dedicated to crafting adaptive technology to help children with disabilities like this Hulk costume for a boy with a wheelchair.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJul 17, 2023

New Tech and New Faces at EASTEC 2023

From the busy show floor full of next-gen technology to the packed speaker sessions, a congenial and confident vibe flowed through the Northeast’s largest manufacturing event.

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Smartforce
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJul 05, 2023

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with Andrew Crowe

In the face of adversity, remarkable stories of positive and powerful change often emerge. IMTS+ presents the inspiring journey of Andrew Crowe, the founder of The New American Manufacturing Renaissance, in Season Three of “Profiles in Manufacturing,” ...

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJun 15, 2023

Precision Machine Shop Owner Embraces Opportunity

"Ketchie Inc., led by Courtney Silver, a beacon of integrity and agility, embarked on an extraordinary journey when a desire to aid her ailing husband led her to discover the captivating world of machining and manufacturing."

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJun 14, 2023

Swiss Expedition: Precision with Heart, Part II

Have you ever experienced hospitality that’s both precise and artistic? Visits to with Swissmem, Reishauer, and Bystronic uncover Switzerland’s rich manufacturing history, commitment to core values, and passion for accuracy, efficiency, and consideration.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJun 05, 2023

Swiss Expedition: Precision with Heart, Part I

Have you ever experienced hospitality that’s both precise and artistic? Swiss manufacturer Studer AG welcomed nearly 100 attendees to its campus to unveil new products and share some of the joys of Swiss life.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterFeb 23, 2023

AM Supports Legacy Systems

Melanie Lang, co-founder and CEO of FormAlloy, shares how her metal AM company provides an elegant solution to the problem of finding the right part, in the right place at the exact right time.

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Intelligence
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJan 30, 2023

Industry Legend Albert Albrecht, 1925-2023

Al Albrecht dedicated seven decades to manufacturing technology. He led major companies, developed patents, and authored a book on the industry’s history. Take a trip through time and be inspired as we pay tribute to an industry giant.

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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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