AMT’s Emerging Technology Center, or ETC, made its debut at IMTS 2004 as a place to educate, inform and excite the manufacturing community about ground-breaking innovations specific to the industry. The ETC has become the “must visit” at IMTS and is renowned around the world for showcasing state-of-the art and disruptive technologies that will impact manufacturing in the years to come. 

The ETC will feature three “proof of concept” displays of the most exciting new additive products:
  • The “additive bionic human” showing additive manufactured medical implants and body parts
  • The AMIE project from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a first of its kind, uses an integrated energy system that shares energy between a building and a vehicle, both built with additive technology 
  • and ORNL’s printed Shelby Cobra sports car, a classic 50-year-old icon of “cool” muscle power, as well as an Army jeep replica.
One of the biggest challenges manufacturers face is staying current with new technology. So that manufacturers can keep abreast with daily developments, AMT will unveil the first iteration of a new software application (app) that tracks and provides readers with the latest technology advancements.

“This app goes beyond a traditional RSS feed. It’s a true aggregator of manufacturing research from multiple sources that custom-compiles research as defined by the user,” says AMT Vice President - Exhibitions & Business Development Peter Eelman. “The app 
debuts as an information piece in AMT’s ETC, and visitors can test some of the beta-versions in the AMT Experience.”