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Stephen LaMarca
Manufacturing Technology Analyst

Stephen LaMarca has a background in physics and is passionate about mechanical devices. He oversees and operates AMT’s testbed, including a 5-axis CNC mill and cobot. An enthusiastic IMTS Network correspondent, Stephen injects humor into technical subjects and co-hosts the AMT Tech Trends podcast. He also tracks the industry R&D that goes into the amazing tech you see at IMTS!

Stephen LaMarca has a background in physics and is passionate about mechanical devices. He oversees and operates AMT’s testbed, including a 5-axis CNC mill and cobot. An enthusiastic IMTS Network correspondent, Stephen injects humor into technical subjects and co-hosts the AMT Tech Trends podcast. He also tracks the industry R&D that goes into the amazing tech you see at IMTS!

Posts by Stephen LaMarca
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJul 30, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #169

Pi-powered and cobot-equipped AGV. Aerospace-grade additive. Open-source reinforcement learning framework. HP takes additive to a higher fidelity. Guess who’s back? 3D-printed bridges!

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By Stephen LaMarcaJul 23, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #168

Antique vise reborn with additive. Cobot programed to help dress limited mobility individuals. Why use custom EOAT when you have chopsticks? Capable cobot, Pepper, can’t hold a job! The current consumer additive champion.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJul 16, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #167

3D-printed fuel injectors. Verizon's robotics division. More evidence: Boston additive is the new Swiss machining. Robo-farming tractors show up to the GFO. A new additive NSN.

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By Stephen LaMarcaJul 08, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #166

Printing the vehicles that physicists called impossible. Australian meat processing calls for additive. You need a lot of space to print rocket ships. Chip shortage is coming to a close.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJul 01, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #165

Is this a new form of additive, or just more lasers? 3D-printed titanium transmissions for sports cars. Underground drones to survey mines and increase safety. Drive-thru artificial intelligence still can’t fix the ice cream machine.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJun 25, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #164

Colonizing Mars with 3D printing robots. EVs need gears too! High fidelity CNC. Wireless on-machine inspection. Robot machining.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJun 18, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #163

3D printing parts for a Formula One race car. Automation – but make it intelligent. The first Delta cobot. A watchmaker brings a machine tool back into service. Robotic artisans are growing – no word yet on how they’ll affect the renaissance faire circuit.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJun 11, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #162

Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame now accepting nominations. Italian Roboze bringing additive manufacturing hub to Texas. No longer satisfied with building watches and jewelry, the Swiss look to growing them. Size matters: Boston Micro Fabrication.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJun 07, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #161

Singapore: the most robot-dense country in the world. Will Tesla go down ... as a robotics firm in artificial intelligence? Automation, inspection, and robotics are the perfect match. Can 3D printing be sustainable? A guide to 3D printing on a glass bed.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaMay 28, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #160

These numbers aren’t bull: Lambo prints 20,000 final parts. LiDAR and robotic vision systems. Are homes printed out of cabbage coming soon? Additive-optimized electronics. Why waste, uh, waste? Convert it into energy.

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