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Stephen LaMarca
Manufacturing Technology Analyst

Stephen LaMarca has a background in physics and is passionate about mechanical devices. He oversees and operates AMT’s testbed, including a 5-axis CNC mill and cobot. An enthusiastic IMTS Network correspondent, Stephen injects humor into technical subjects and co-hosts the AMT Tech Trends podcast. He also tracks the industry R&D that goes into the amazing tech you see at IMTS!

Stephen LaMarca has a background in physics and is passionate about mechanical devices. He oversees and operates AMT’s testbed, including a 5-axis CNC mill and cobot. An enthusiastic IMTS Network correspondent, Stephen injects humor into technical subjects and co-hosts the AMT Tech Trends podcast. He also tracks the industry R&D that goes into the amazing tech you see at IMTS!

Posts by Stephen LaMarca
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJun 11, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #162

Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame now accepting nominations. Italian Roboze bringing additive manufacturing hub to Texas. No longer satisfied with building watches and jewelry, the Swiss look to growing them. Size matters: Boston Micro Fabrication.

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By Stephen LaMarcaJun 07, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #161

Singapore: the most robot-dense country in the world. Will Tesla go down ... as a robotics firm in artificial intelligence? Automation, inspection, and robotics are the perfect match. Can 3D printing be sustainable? A guide to 3D printing on a glass bed.

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 28, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #160

These numbers aren’t bull: Lambo prints 20,000 final parts. LiDAR and robotic vision systems. Are homes printed out of cabbage coming soon? Additive-optimized electronics. Why waste, uh, waste? Convert it into energy.

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 21, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #159

“Copying your competitor won't help you beat your competitor. You need to think beyond your competitor.” – Gerhard Plenert and Bill Kirchmier

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 14, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #158

Since the dawn of humanity, people have dreamed of reaching to the skies. Whether it be manned flight, conquering mountaintops, and building ever-taller skyscrapers, humankind has always worked to find ways to to overcome the omnipresent force of...

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 07, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #157

A new generation of startups wants to disrupt the way houses are built by automating production with industrial 3D printers. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, uses machines to deposit thin layers of plastic, metal, concrete and...

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By Stephen LaMarcaApr 30, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #156

Robotics evolving at a rapid pace. Homogenizing material properties of AM parts. Composite bridge building. Pattern based statical tools. 3D printed buildings. Here's the latest tech article roundup from this week's Tech Report.

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By Stephen LaMarcaApr 16, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #154

What ever happened to hydrogen fuel cell cars? Toyota’s (micro)chip on their shoulder – and in their inventory reserves. Averting robo-dog supremacy. Robots coming of age. Additively manufacturing gun barrels.

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By Stephen LaMarcaApr 08, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #153

Building F1 engines with sand. Blue screen of (literal) death. The importance of artificial idiocy.

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By Stephen LaMarcaMar 30, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #152

Additive subtracts costs. Implementing automation and the details that aren’t automatically addressed. The machine vision community offers some clarity on future challenges and more. Recycling powder for additive. Standards make the digital twin real.

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