By  Hilena Hailu, MTConnect Project Manager, hhailu@AMTonline.org

Time is running out, register for the [MC]2 Conference now

The manufacturing industry generates more data than any other sector in the economy. Data about every phase of the product development life cycle is available.  However, only a small fraction of manufacturing data collected is used. At the [MC]² Conference, April 28-30, 2015, at the McCormick Place Conference Center in Chicago, you will see how companies are harnessing the power of digital manufacturing and gaining a competitive advantage.

Bryce Barnes, Senior Manager for Cisco’s Internet of Things Manufacturing group, and Dr. William King, Chief Technology Officer at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) at UI LABS will be keynote speakers at the conference. Beyond the many enlightening keynotes and sessions, the [MC]² Conference schedule is also packed with unparalleled networking opportunities. Discuss the challenges and possibilities that digital manufacturing presents with one of your best resources: your peers. 

Visit www.MC2conference.com to learn more and register. #MC2Conf

Get hands-on at the MTConnect Technical Workshop

The MTConnect Institute will host a series of technical workshops on April 30, 2015, in Chicago, Ill., which will be co-located with the [MC]2 Conference. The topics included are:
  • MTConnect overview and architecture
  • Building an MTConnect adapter
  • Designing a scalable MTConnect data architecture
  • Leveraging web technologies for MTConnect application development
Receive a deep discount on this workshop when you register for the [MC]2 Conference at the same time. 

Visit www.MC2conference.com to learn more and register. #MC2Conf

MTConnect Technical Advisory Group Meeting to be held May 2015

The second MTConnect Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting of 2015 will be held online in late May. The objective of the TAG meeting is to address: 1) enhancements that will be part of the upcoming MTConnect standard’s version 1.4.0 release; 2) updates from the working group that is developing functionality ratings for MTConnect compatible products; and 3) output of the MTConnect End User Group meeting. This meeting is open to TAG members only.

For information about becoming a TAG member, visit the “Members” section of MTConnect.org. 

MTConnect Institute welcomes new members

The MTConnect Institute welcomed the following new members to the organization: Cisco, MAJiK Systems, and TDM Systems.

To become a member of the MTConnect Institute, visit the “Membership” section of www.MTConnect.org. #MTConnect