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Gail McGrew
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Gail McGrew is a project writer at AMT. She has more than 25 years of experience in B2B writing and content development for corporate communications, media relations, and marketing in the technology, manufacturing, financial, life sciences, and many other industries. She contributes to AMT News, AMT’s white paper series, IMTS Spark, AMT press releases, and more.

Gail McGrew is a project writer at AMT. She has more than 25 years of experience in B2B writing and content development for corporate communications, media relations, and marketing in the technology, manufacturing, financial, life sciences, and many other industries. She contributes to AMT News, AMT’s white paper series, IMTS Spark, AMT press releases, and more.

Posts by Gail McGrew
Technology
By Gail McGrewApr 06, 2021

End of Arm Tooling for Robotic Arms

Recent advancements in end of arm tooling (EOAT) have made robotic arms increasingly useful throughout manufacturing. Heating devices can mold and bend materials, pressure sensors provide feedback...

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Technology
By Gail McGrewApr 02, 2021

The Evolution of Automation Technology

Automation technology used in industry has evolved from conveyor belts used since the late 19th century to move coal, ore, and other raw materials, to automated material handling (AMH) systems that provide multiple types of movement and functionality...

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Technology
By Gail McGrewMar 19, 2021

Manufacturing Digital Twins: Understanding Digital Twins and How Standards Can Enable Them

In his presentation “Manufacturing Digital Twins: Understanding Digital Twins and How Standards Can Enable Them,” Jan de Nijs, LM Fellow for Enterprise Digital Production, Lockheed Martin, reviews the formal definition of the digital twin...

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Technology
By Gail McGrewFeb 25, 2021

Latest Version of the MTConnect Standard Contains New Data Items for Additive Manufacturing, Robotic

In September 2020, the MTConnect® Institute released Version 1.6.0 of the MTConnect standard, the free, open industry terminology or “semantic vocabulary” for discrete manufacturing. The new version includes several important updates...

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Technology
By Gail McGrewFeb 17, 2021

About the 2021 AMT Technology Forum: Research By Industry, For Industry

The AMT Technology Forum will include presentations on the importance of industry standards, such as MTConnect and QIF, as well as the emerging standard for the digital twin, ISO/DIS 23247...

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Technology
By Gail McGrewJun 24, 2020

AM Growth Hampered by Regulation, Standards, and Qualification

Despite growing market demand, the additive manufacturing (AM) industry is experiencing several challenges to more rapid growth. These include industry regulations, standards development, and quality assurance (QA). The QA of AM-produced metal parts is...

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Technology
By Gail McGrewJun 23, 2020

Hybrid Manufacturing Boosts Additive Manufacturing Opportunities

Find out what happens when CNC machines gain additive functions.

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Technology
By Gail McGrewJun 17, 2020

Tangible Solutions: Strategic Market Focus a Winning Formula

With the emergence of many new business models in the manufacturing technology (MT) ecosystem, AMT spoke to several member companies to learn about their paths to success. We learned that each of these innovators identified a need in the market that was...

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Technology
By Gail McGrewJun 16, 2020

Protolabs: Innovation in Low Volume Manufacturing

Protolabs is a digital manufacturer of low-volume, custom, on-demand production parts and prototypes. Its manufacturing services include 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding services, and it has nine manufacturing...

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Technology
By Gail McGrewJun 15, 2020

Hybrid AM Applications

Hybrid AM applications are an area of strong growth and market potential in AM. Applications currently leading the market are applying coatings, repairing equipment, adding features, and growing parts, in that order. In short, the less material you...

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