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By Patrick McGibbonJun 10, 2021

Manufacturing as Economic Foundation

Automation is imperative because one of the only ways the U.S. can remain competitive given wage differentials between countries is by increasing productivity.

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Technology
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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Technology
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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Technology
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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Technology
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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Technology
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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Technology
By Benjamin MosesApr 16, 2021

AMT Tech Trends: Pole Position

Episode 47: Stephen fully discloses the copious amounts of fun he had on the pole at his best friend’s bachelor party. Pole position that is, because they went karting! He also announces his lust to learn more about machine tool cutting fluids.

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Technology
By Jason JonesMar 30, 2021

Cases for Adopting Additive Manufacturing Using your CNC Machine

The Peter Parker proverb, “With great power comes great responsibility” can be applied to the emerging class of hybrid CNC machines. Within the last decade, augmented CNCs with additive, subtractive, and/or inspection capabilities have emerged...

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Technology
By Matteo DariolMar 28, 2021

AI-powered Process and Quality Monitoring for Automotive Welding

Weld Spot Analytics (WSA) is a software solution that helps welding engineers in taking faster, more accurate decisions, and increase weld quality while avoiding inefficiencies and reducing wastes. Many are the challenges affecting welding operations...

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Technology
By Benjamin MosesMar 26, 2021

AMT Tech Trends: Silicon Rally

Episode 46: Benjamin and Stephen actually managed to keep an episode under a half hour for once! Steve jumps right into the global silicon shortage. Ben discusses how to assess the value of investing in robotics and automation.

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