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Stephen LaMarca
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 LaMarcaDec 02, 2022

AMT Tech Report: Issue #236

A valet that won’t burn out your clutch. Y’all need facility tours. Paper batteries. Prototyping to mass production. Cybersecurity and the FBI.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaNov 26, 2022

AMT’s Test Bed and the Pocket NC: Part 2

It’s a small manufacturing cell on a wheeled, 8-gauge steel workbench with its own secluded wireless network and uninterrupted power supply so it can keep functioning while being wheeled from outlet to outlet ...

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaNov 25, 2022

AMT Tech Report: Issue #235

If you manufacture it, Gen Z will come. Two-photon lithography. SI units have officially been expanded. Is the infinite cloud just smog? Coming up: engineering workforce webinar.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaNov 11, 2022

AMT Tech Report: Issue #233

Lean leadership. Manufacturing: there’s an app for that. Reshoring is real. Shrinkflation fit tooling. What do you call a hedgehog with ADHD.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaNov 04, 2022

AMT Tech Report: Issue #232

Hole-some Technology. Speaking of Holes ... "Pimpin' Ain't Easy." – NIST, Probably. Popeye's Would Never! Has the Hype Train Derailed?

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaOct 28, 2022

AMT Tech Report: Issue #231

Birds aren’t real. Don’t microwave metal. A third hand. It’s cybersecurity awareness month! AR will take over motorcycle helmets next.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaOct 21, 2022

AMT Tech Report: Issue #230

Medical AM. NSF Invests in the Future of US Manufacturing. 3D Printed In-line Triple. 'Learning on the Edge.' Come See How Good I Look!

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaOct 14, 2022

AMT Tech Report: Issue #229

Gearheads playing with 3D printers. Pizza-making robots. Carbon-eating concrete. Vision award for best innovation. Florida company.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaOct 07, 2022

AMT Tech Report: Issue #228

Willy Wonka’s factory of the future. NAM’s fun facts about the manufacturing industry. The fastest running robot. Boeing’s new AM facility. Dassault Systèmes identifies key skills for sustainable innovation in manufacturing.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaOct 03, 2022

Affordable IEMs and Accessible Inspection

Chinese hi-fi showed a strong performance-per-dollar-value prop in the sector of in-ear monitors (IEMs). IEMs are like fancy earbuds, but they work like sound-isolating earplugs with extreme definition sound reproduction.

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