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A Three-Step Manufacturing Marketing Framework

March 30, 2021

In another year where trade shows and in-person meetings are largely sidelined, manufacturers need to reimagine their business development strategies. This session will arm you with a three-step marketing framework for taking things online. In step one (Focus), you'll dial in on the buying-process i...

Regulatory Opportunities - Tax Relief and Employee Retention

April 01, 2021

As the U.S. economy begins to reopen, businesses and manufacturers are looking for ways to accelerate recovery. The latest relief package has greatly expanded cash funds available to business owners, but there is a lot of misinformation surrounding its provisions. Join former Senior Counsel to the U...

Advancements in Automation & Digital Manufacturing

April 08, 2021

The days of paper-based decision-making on the operation floor are gone. Automation and digital manufacturing are the backbones of the digital thread and the next manufacturing evolution. Industry experts John Tuohy, National Account Manager at FANUC America Corporation, and Jeff Price, Executive Vi...

Toward Resilient Supply Chains in a Post Shock Era

April 20, 2021

Long before COVID-19 created chaos in every supply chain, IMTS recognized the need to rethink the industry’s supply chains. The theme for IMTS 2020 was Rebuilding the Supply Chain: ReThink. ReEngage. ReEstablish. Unfortunately, in early 2020 the virus hit the world with unprecedented fury, exposing ...

MTConnect Webinar | MTConnect and OPC Companion Overview

April 22, 2021

What standard is the best for Industrial IoT? There isn’t one. So, ask a smarter question: How do I architect an IIoT system that will work for my business? OPC UA offers data security, reliability, and write-back capability, but doesn’t specify industry-specific semantics. MTConnect offers industry...

MTConnect Webinar | Open Source Tools for OPC UA

April 29, 2021

Who loves lengthy, expensive planning sessions for manufacturing information systems? Nobody, that’s who. Put on your prototyping hat and get equipped to roll out a pilot program with a wide variety of free, open software tools for deploying the MTConnect OPC UA Companion Specification. 11:00 a.m....

Outlook for US Manufacturing and Machine Tools

May 20, 2021

An economic mini-boom is underway, propelled by vaccines, fiscal stimulus, and warmer weather, leading to the strongest economic performance in nearly 40 years. What will be the consequences of faster growth, how long will it last, which sectors will see the greatest benefit? Mark Killion, CFA will ...

How Will New Rules From The EPA Impact Your Business?

June 09, 2021

Learn if your company and suppliers are impacted by a recent EPA rule banning a chemical widely used in manufacturing. Phenol, Isopropylated Phosphate (3:1) or PIP (3:1) is found in most electrical parts or their manufacture and in the lubricants and cutting fluids used in operating manufacturing te...

MTConnect Webinar | Demonstration of a 100% Configurable OPC UA Server with an MTConnect Information Model.

June 24, 2021

The MTConnect standard is a widely adopted semantic vocabulary for manufacturing equipment to provide structured, contextualized data with no proprietary format. OPC UA is the gold standard for industrial data connectivity. The MTConnect standard with OPC UA offers a largely adopted standard data ...

A B2B Voice-of-Customer Best Practices Webinar

July 15, 2021

Many manufacturers have programs to gain insights directly from their customers and many of these programs are described as gaining the “Voice of the Customer,” or VOC. While any contact with customers is valuable, the most effective, true VOC program involves specific, focused, open-ended conversa...

Summer AMT Economic Outlook Webinar

July 27, 2021

Near-term prospects for the U.S. manufacturing industry are looking brighter than the mid-afternoon sun on a Lake Michigan beach, but there are bottlenecks that could slowdown growth and challenges that could put impending growth on hold for some manufacturing industries. Prepare your business for w...

How Do Buyers Value Your Business?

August 03, 2021

If you own your business, and are thinking about selling some day, the same adage can be applied. If you haven’t begun seriously planning your exit strategy, then today is the day to start. There’s no doubt you want to get the highest valuation, right? But are you really aware of all the components...

Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

August 17, 2021

A panel of manufacturing and information technology experts discusses the current issues in cybersecurity in manufacturing. I.T. security has evolved and impacts all aspects of an organization. Operational technologies have seen significant growth due to the increase in the demand for digital manufa...

Starting Up a 3D Printing Company

September 09, 2021

Advanced manufacturing is creative, complex, and fun when world-renowned researchers Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D. and Lonnie J. Love, Ph.D., discuss the “what if” questions that help blaze new trails in manufacturing technology. From the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

IMTS 2022 – One Year Countdown

September 16, 2021

The excitement and planning is underway for one of the world’s largest manufacturing technology shows! IMTS 2022 takes place September 12-17, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, and to date 1,200+ companies will be exhibiting covering more than one million square feet of exhibition space. Join ...

Oxford Outlook on Manufacturing – Where Are We Headed?

September 28, 2021

The auto industry has experienced extraordinary profitability in the first half of 2021 but key component shortages are likely to slow growth and capital expenditures. Meanwhile, the medical equipment industry and consumer products appear to be on an unbounded acceleration in profits and production ...

Improve Your Manufacturing Marketing by Creating a “Digital Twin” of your Sales Team

October 07, 2021

A Digital Twin is used in manufacturing to create a digital representation of a machine or process to improve performance and quality. Greg Mischio will share insights on how manufacturing marketers can reach prospects by using content to create a “digital twin” of your sales team.

Open-source Tools for Advanced Manufacturing

October 19, 2021

Open-source software has a long history of widespread use. For example, the most popular firmware used on consumer 3D printers, Marlin, is an open-source project. Open-source projects are also increasingly used in industry. For example, Google and Facebook both have machine learning libraries that l...

Spotlight on E3RC – A Northern Indiana K-12 Robotics Program

October 21, 2021

When industry and schools work together to train students on emerging technology, great opportunities open for students and businesses alike. Join Catherine Ross, AMT director of education, Smartforce development, and Brian Boehler, director of the E3 Robotics Center (ER3C) in Elkhart, Indiana, as t...

Reshoring: The Trend and The Opportunity

October 28, 2021

The first of a series of 2021/2022 AMT webinars and videos on how localization/reshoring is a key element in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) trend. Local production reduces disruption of the environment, the supply chain and society. Reshoring surged to a new record in 2020 and looks...

Tom and Lonnie Chat: Practical Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Operations

November 18, 2021

In today’s digital world, cybersecurity (or lack thereof) has become critical to a company’s successful operation and profit. Although digital attacks are becoming increasingly complex, simple solutions exist that protect against many vulnerabilities in commercial manufacturing equipment. This inst...

How to Architect a Smart Manufacturing System for Success

December 07, 2021

Clashes between production needs and IT requirements are a routine source of friction for manufacturing companies. Emergent best practices for data definitions, extraction, transport, and storage aren’t just tech-speak, they are real policies, practices, and decisions that form the backbone of an op...

Tom and Lonnie Chat: Artificial Intelligence, Pushing Your Machines Through Chatter and Into Productivity

December 16, 2021

Process parameters in milling are typically selected using tool supplier and handbook recommendations, or previous experience. If unstable behavior (chatter) is observed, the conventional wisdom is to reduce the spindle speed and axial depth of cut. In this podcast, we will discuss stability maps in...

Three UNCOPYABLE Sales Secrets From Muffler Mama

January 06, 2022

As an outside salesperson for Walker Exhaust, Kay Miller sold more automotive mufflers than anyone else in the US. She earned the award for Salesperson of the Year, and the nickname “Muffler Mama.” Join Steve Miller as he interviews Kay, who Steve calls his “Smokin” Hot Wife.” (After 34 years of mar...

TLC: Zoom and Teams on Your Machine Tool. Does It Make Sense? More Importantly, Does It Make Dollars?

January 20, 2022

Communications tools like Zoom, Teams and BlueJeans have become a mainstay of business operations. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated their adoption by industry. What happens when these tools are implemented on machine tools? Given that machine tool communication is rapidly increasing in US manuf...

Tools That Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Self-Sufficiency

February 10, 2022

A recent Thomas survey shows a significant increase in reshoring - 83% of manufacturers indicated that they are likely or extremely likely to reshore production. Doing so makes the U.S. more self-sufficient. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Manufacturing Critical path Time (MCT) are the most powerf...

Spring Economic Industry Outlook

March 10, 2022

Get the latest forecast for key manufacturing sectors and outlook for manufacturing technology orders in 2022 from Economist Mark Killion, director of U.S. industries at Oxford Economics, as he examines relevant indicators, possible snares, and opportunities for growth.

Building Better IMTS Email Campaigns with Exhibitor Passport

April 05, 2022

There is a brand new version of Exhibitor Passport now available. Better functionality and easier to use – which means more opportunities for exhibitors to generate leads even before the show starts. Whether it’s sending out an email campaign, doing direct mail, or creating a list of contacts for ...

IMTS 2022: Resources to Drive Reshoring and Strengthen the Supply Chain

June 14, 2022

The results of three years of AMT/IMTS team effort to Rebuild and Reshore the supply chain will be presented at IMTS 2022. This webinar will review the resources that have been developed and describe how IMTS attendees and exhibitors can access or add to those resources before, during, and after IMT...

Summer Economic Outlook: What Lies Ahead for US Spending on Manufacturing Technology

July 26, 2022

What lies ahead for US spending on manufacturing technology? Industry production and orders have remained high but rising risks to growth threaten the prospects for 2023. How long will the higher inflation persist, and how far will interest rise? Which industries will respond, and what impacts can w...

Winter Economic Webinar

January 27, 2023

What lies ahead for US spending on manufacturing technology? Industry production and orders have tempered as the Fed induced economic slowdown begins to appear. Are we headed for a recession or a soft landing and in either case, how long will it last and what impact will this have on manufacturing t...

Xometry Presents: Supply Chain Resiliency - Q3 2022 Trends

February 06, 2023

Although 90 percent of CEOs expect supply chain concerns to stretch well into 2023, data and insights from Xometry with Forbes and Zogby reveals resilience in the face of continued disruption. The majority of CEOs – 80 percent – are planning capital investments, inclusive of talent, technology, or o...

Industrial Policy is Accelerating Reshoring: How You Can Benefit!

March 30, 2023

Reshoring has grown since 2010 from 10,000 jobs/year to 350,000+ jobs/year in 2022. An unprecedented surge of industrial policy, including the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), has made hundreds of billions of dollars ...

Exhibitor Passport Webinar

April 13, 2023

Exhibitor Passport is an online tool that gives you the ability to quickly and easily perfect your marketing message and deliver it to a targeted audience. By reviewing the available filters, prospect list creation, and the email campaign creator, exhibitors at IMTS, HOUSTEX, EASTEC, SOUTHTEC, and W...

Spring Economic Industry Outlook Webinar

May 23, 2023

Get the latest forecast for key manufacturing sectors and outlook for manufacturing technology orders in 2023 from Economist Mark Killion, director of U.S. industries at Oxford Economics, as he examines relevant indicators, possible snares, and opportunities for growth.

Summer Economic Industry Outlook Webinar

August 03, 2023

Get the latest forecast for key manufacturing sectors and outlook for manufacturing technology orders in 2023 from Economist Mark Killion, director of U.S. industries at Oxford Economics, as he examines relevant indicators, possible snares, and opportunities for growth.

AMT Member Benefits Webinar

November 15, 2023

We hope you can join AMT's Customer Engagement Manager, Jordan Marks, as he provides a high level overview of AMT's member benefits. These benefits will include Market Intelligence, Global Services, Networking, Sales Tools, Tradeshows, and Media Publications. This webinar is open to all current AMT ...

2024 AMT Winter Economic Forum

January 26, 2024

Join live in Cincinnati or virtually to hear updated market and economic forecasts that will prepare your business for the year ahead. Amit Sharda, Lead Economist at Oxford Economics, will deliver an updated forecast for the economy and manufacturing technology, while Cara Walton from Harbour Result...

Reach More Qualified Leads with IMTS Exhibitor Passport

March 28, 2024

Exhibitor Passport is an official partner of IMTS 2024 and available exclusively to IMTS exhibitors. We will provide examples on how the tool can be used for pre-show marketing, marketing during the show, and post-show marketing, allowing exhibitors to connect with qualified leads throughout the yea...

Podcasts
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AMT Tech Trends: Pennies from Heaven


Episode 115: The gang talks about dogs and other furry friends. Elissa reports that Japan’s about to land on the moon. Ben discusses stainless steel corrosion. Stephen closes with an “ICYMI” on everything we may have missed with the Boeing situation.

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AMT Tech Trends: Hardware is Hard


Episode 114: Steve talks about jarred tomato sauce and hardware store struggles. Elissa reports on Boeing’s purchase of Spirit AeroSystems (not to be confused with the airlines). Stephen found out what the next milsurp machine tool is.

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AMT Tech Trends: Girl Scout Cookie Sales(wo)menship


Episode 113: The team discusses what works and what doesn’t with the sales of Girl Scout Cookies. Ramia shares her excitement as the team’s new studio is coming together! Elissa talks about how women could get burnt out in STEM.

White Papers

Supply Chain White Paper Series

With the pandemic continuing to disrupt supply lines and shifts in global trading relationships sowing more uncertainty, manufacturers are necessarily reevaluating their supply chains and making decisions on what they now deem “critical” to their companies and the nation. This is a crucial moment, a...

MTConnect Use Cases

AMT is proud to partner with the Learning Factory in Virginia Tech to further the adoption of digital manufacturing standards. This partnership aims to empower undergraduate students with experience and knowledge entering the industry, enhance and develop the learning factory, and provide best pract...

Digital Transformation White Paper Series

AMT is creating a series of white papers to provide practical information to its members and the industry at large, addressing the technologies that are important to the implementation of digital manufacturing solutions. This series of papers includes an overview document, “Overview of Digital Manu...

Transformative Technology Series

There is enormous opportunity for learning, collaboration, and investment between the manufacturing and technology communities to accelerate innovative solutions and product development in the coming decade. Industry leaders agree that every part of the manufacturing value chain will be transformed...