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By Bonnie GurneySep 12, 2023

Registration Opens for IMTS 2024

Registration has opened for IMTS 2024 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, taking place Sept. 9-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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By Benjamin MosesAug 29, 2023

AMT Tech Trends: Do You Even Print?

Episode 101: Ben and Steve discuss the precision and accuracy of “just eyeballin’ it” and torque wrench etiquette. Benjamin gets in-depth on cold spray additive manufacturing.

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By Benjamin MosesAug 01, 2023

Cybercrime is an Inside Job

One of the biggest threats to a company’s cybersecurity is its employees. Promoting cybersecurity means focusing on reducing human error and promoting cyber hygiene.

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By Douglas K. WoodsJul 29, 2023

The Importance of ER&D

While it might seem that pursuing ER&D during a downturn would be unsustainable, it is actually a sensible approach. Let’s face it: When you’re busy, you’re not likely to have your people do anything other than focus on their main tasks.

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By John TurnerJun 26, 2023

Collecting Data? Consider This

Data collection and storage is the process of gathering, arranging, and making data available for analytics. Since data quality is vital, companies must decide what should be collected and stored using newer tech like data lakes and cloud storage.

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By Benjamin MosesJun 16, 2023

AMT Tech Trends: Cantada

Episode 96: Steve blabs about the 100th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, then talks about he can’t find a good, wholesome, and affordable robot to settle down with. Benjamin stresses the importance of data sources and diversity.

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By John TurnerJun 12, 2023

Importance and Diversity of Data Sources

Data from CNCs, PLCs, industrial PCs, robots, sensors, and other external sources form the foundation of any digital manufacturing solution. The challenges are in determining which data is important, understanding it, cybersecurity, and data validation.

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By Benjamin MosesJun 06, 2023

Digital Manufacturing for Legacy Equipment Using a Standards-Based Approach: An MTConnect Use Case

Are you adding an MTConnect adapter and agent to legacy equipment? The AMT-Virginia Tech team collected and visualized data for production managers to monitor real-time metrics and build accurate reports from legacy equipment.

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By Nina AndersonMay 23, 2023

Derivative, Meet Gradient

Does a year-over-year percentage growth truly reflect industry change? Do increased robot installations in sectors with less robot density look the same in ones with more density? Derivatives help expose how total change is affected when variables change.

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 12, 2023

Silicon Valley Robotics: Robot Block Party 2023

In April, Silicon Valley Robotics hosted its annual Robot Block Party in Oakland, California. The event served as a hub for robotics enthusiasts, hobbyists, and makers to showcase their projects and products. Think public school book fair – but for robots.

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