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Tim Shinbara
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

As AMT’s Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Tim Shinbara heads R&D, develops data-centric strategies, and supports technology discovery. A 2020-2021 ASME Congressional Fellow, Tim also serves in the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He has served on executive and leadership committees for public-private partnerships such as America Makes and is a board officer for the MTConnect Institute.

As AMT’s Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Tim Shinbara heads R&D, develops data-centric strategies, and supports technology discovery. A 2020-2021 ASME Congressional Fellow, Tim also serves in the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He has served on executive and leadership committees for public-private partnerships such as America Makes and is a board officer for the MTConnect Institute.

Posts by Tim Shinbara
Intelligence
By Tim ShinbaraFeb 12, 2021

Best Practices in Leveraging Company Knowledge

Company knowledge and expertise is a strategic asset and a source of competitive advantage in business. Knowledge management technologies, processes, and applications enable a company to identify, collect, store, evaluate, retrieve, and share digital...

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Advocacy
By Tim ShinbaraOct 28, 2020

Manufacturing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

In the coming decade, new technologies and manufacturing processes will lead to the creation of new types and classes of materials and products. Manufacturing is a dynamic industry and will likely become exponentially more so given these changes...

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Advocacy
By Tim ShinbaraAug 14, 2020

Mr. Shinbara Goes to Washington: A Manufacturing Technology Blog

Tim Shinbara has been serving as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. as the chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC). The SBC develops legislation to strengthen small businesses...

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Smartforce
By Tim ShinbaraJan 10, 2020

Public-private and university partnerships advance product development and solutions

How can manufacturing technology companies find potential partners and other resources to advance their capabilities to develop innovative new products and technologies cost effectively? You don’t need to go it alone and hire all the...

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Technology
By Tim ShinbaraDec 12, 2019

Near-term and distributor opportunities in additive manufacturing

The biggest and most near-term opportunity in AM right now is in hybrid manufacturing. Combining subtractive manufacturing with AM is an opportunity for customers, machine tool manufacturers, distributors, and integrators alike. AM is both...

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Technology
By Tim ShinbaraOct 22, 2019

Production-quality additive manufacturing faces growing pains

In the past several years, additive manufacturing (AM) has unquestionably moved from polymer-based prototypes to production-quality metals, but the industry is in the midst of some major growing pains, specifically in the areas of industry standards,...

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Technology
By Tim ShinbaraSep 11, 2019

Field report on data-driven manufacturing: Where are you on the digital journey?

Data-driven manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and IIoT are discussed widely these days, and the hype is creating some confusion and misrepresentations in the market. Often discussed in all-or-nothing terms, and replete with generalizations, many companies...

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