We at AMT realize this is affecting everyone’s life and business. As we move forward, we believe that manufacturing will bounce back stronger and more engaged than we have seen in many years. In addition, we believe that manufacturers will be laser focused on shortening the supply chain and redeveloping their supply base within the United States. (more)
The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on markets and businesses, particularly SMEs. AMT is actively monitoring government action in Washington and around the country to share the most up-to-date information and resources with our members. Check our new website, AMTNEWS.org for daily updates.(more)
We are all aware of COVID-19’s effect on global business with regards to travel, events, supply chains, business continuity, etc. With operations in China, India, Mexico, Brazil, and Europe, AMT is in constant contact with our international team and gathering information on local health and business developments.(more)
On behalf of AMT and IMTS, we want to express our strong support for your company and manufacturing in general in this time of uncertainty. We, as an industry, are facing unprecedented challenges as we look to move past the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. We are very confident in the future of manufacturing and look forward to a safe and healthy future for our associates and our companies.(more)
Leading micro additive manufacturing (AM) technology developer, Nanofabrica, has recently achieved enormous success trialing its process in the development of direct rapid soft tooling (DRST). The company accomplished a breakthrough which enabled the printing of a mould that lasted 20 shots, with plans to increase this to 1000 shots in the coming months.(more)
THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 3D PRINTING MEDIA NETWORK ON MARCH 14, 2020 BY DAVIDE SHER.
Christian Fracassi, Founder CEO of Isinnova (on the left) designed and 3D printed the missing valve.
The supply chain was broken, people and 3D printing rose to the occasion
Many have been asking what the implications of the current COVID-19 pandemic are going to be on additive manufacturing as an industry. The relationship between coronavirus and 3D printing is not entirely clear, mostly because we are very far from understanding what the long, medium and even short terms implications of the pandemic are going to be on global supply chains.(more)
Intelligent disinfection robots – taken from design to sample production in just seven days – could soon be helping stop the spread of Coronavirus and other viruses in hospitals.(more)
As a result of COVID-19, we are experiencing the widescale integration of technology into daily human life, an exciting evolution reminiscent of the first Industrial Revolution. People who once worked on-site or in traditional, non-technological fields are adapting to using and relying on technology to work remotely. In the education space, teachers whose schools have closed due to the pandemic have quickly adapted to tools like Google Classroom, Google Hangouts, and Zoom. They’ve not only had to catch up fast, but they also need to find great online content to keep their students engaged.(more)
There are approximately 140,208 firms in the manufacturing sector in the United States. According to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau data, the latest year for which the data is available, 97 percent are small businesses with fewer than 500 employees; 73 percent have fewer than 20 employees. That is a remarkable statistic and testifies to the strength of family businesses in our industry. In this article, we will highlight some of the most notable strengths of family businesses as well as some of the challenges that family businesses can face, which are often different from those of non-family businesses.(more)
USMTO closed a historic year as we published December 2019 data reports. Topping the list was the complete redevelopment of USMTO operating software. From the user interface to the duplicate elimination and masking algorithms, USMTO is a new and improved program.(more)