Tim Shinbara is Vice President - Manufacturing Technology for AMT. He is responsible for activities related to research and development, standards, and review of manufacturing technology needs.

Mr. Shinbara brings to the position extensive industry engineering and manufacturing technology experience and has carved out a recognized industry niche with his extensive knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies. He resides on the Executive Committee of America Makes – the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) and is the AMT liaison for the Additive Working Group and Technology Issues Committee for members within AMT. He also:
  • Assists members with a wide range of information and research activities on equipment, technical, and engineering matters.
  • Advises on technology trends, Research and Development (R&D) opportunities and funding sources, etc.
  • Sponsors and participates in many advisory groups and committees to gather technical data and guide the research community in the promotion of manufacturing technology in the U.S.
  • Promotes and participates in the development of the MTConnect standard aimed at addressing interoperability issues in the collection of data from devices on the manufacturing floor.
  • Provides support to the development of international standards for machine tool products.