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By Greg JonesJul 15, 2021

Please Join Us in a Workforce Survey

The survey focuses on the advanced manufacturing technician job function, defined as those “technicians who run and maintain factory equipment and assembly processes, monitor and check the product quality, and document results." 

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By Kristin BartschiJul 08, 2021

AMT executive appointed to National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers board of directors

Today, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and NCATC, the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, announced that Greg Jones, vice president, Smartforce Development, AMT, was elected to the NCATC board of directors ...

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Technology
By Benjamin MosesJun 25, 2021

AMT Tech Trends: Automation Boom(er)

Episode 52: Stephen tears off into a rant about self-checkout and how without it we wouldn’t have curbside pickup at grocery stores. Benjamin shares some vehicle performance data from his recent road trip to Tail of the Dragon. Ben then introduces ...

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By Catherine “Cat” RossJun 23, 2021

Transforming Technologies, Transforming Lives

Classroom curriculum is adapting to keep pace with industry and accommodate the tech that will soon be ubiquitous at companies of all sizes. These technologies usher in a game-changing era.

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Intelligence
By Christy BrudinJun 22, 2021

From Blooming to Booming: 5 Takeaways from AMT’s Recent Economic Webinar

AMT’s recent economic webinar featured Mark Killion with Oxford Economics. He shared the many positive economic indicators – and the few potential pitfalls – to look out for in the final quarter of 2021 and into 2022.

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By Greg JonesJun 21, 2021

Transforming the Foundational Frameworks of CTE

As transformational technologies take hold and impact the ways that we manufacture things, and as a Manufacturing Career Cluster Sponsor of SkillsUSA, AMT will continue to advocate for new CTE programs at schools.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterJun 18, 2021

Full House for IMTS 2022!

McCormick Place resumes conferences, including the venue’s biggest event: IMTS 2022, Sept 12-17. Check it out! See how you can connect with the biggest names and smallest of innovators in manufacturing technology right now.

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Technology
By Benjamin MosesJun 11, 2021

AMT Tech Trends: Cam Shafted

Episode 51: Ben and Steve share their pre-college manufacturing and tradecraft education and experiences. Stephen claims Boston is the new Switzerland in terms of precision manufacturing. Benjamin talks about the precision of manufacturing electric...

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Intelligence
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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By Steve LesnewichJun 09, 2021

Don’t Forget: Road Warriors Still Need Pit Stops on the Virtual Highway

We need a little downtime to refocus; if we don’t, the increased stress caused by this need to intensely focus during a virtual meeting will cause our brains to become fatigued.

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