By  Hilena Hailu, MTConnect Product Manager,


MTConnect Technical Advisory Group meeting September 1-2, 2015

The third MTConnect Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting of the year will be held Sept. 1-2, 2015, at Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute in Atlanta, Ga. Representatives from TAG member organizations will meet to work on enhancements for the MTConnect standard version 1.4.0 release, as well as report progress of active working groups.

This meeting is strictly for TAG members. For membership information, visit the “Join the Institute” section of

MTConnect Student Challenge seeking innovative solutions

The MTConnect Student Challenge is seeking innovative ideas and applications that utilize the MTConnect standard. Open to U.S. community college and university students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the challenge may be of particular interest to students who are studying manufacturing-related fields; electrical, mechanical or industrial engineering; as well as software engineering and IT-related studies.

Full rules and submission details are available at and

MTConnect Workshop at NAMRC published

At North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) in June, Will Sobel of System Insights hosted a technical workshop to discuss MTConnect and its use. Video and slides from the workshop are now available, covering the following topics:
  • MTConnect data model and protocol
  • MTConnect Adapters
  • Machine-to-machine communication with a read-only interface
  • Current research using MTConnect
  • Open source frameworks, data source and data sets 
Visit to view the workshop and download the slides.