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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 LaMarcaOct 15, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #180

Additive’s Impact on Space Exploration. Virtual Robot Obstacle Courses. Bipedal Robot Can Fly and Skateboard. Complex Vehicle-Painting Robot Arms. Acrylic or Gel?

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaOct 08, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #179

Additive interview with sigma labs. Why can’t we all just get along?! Called it back at IMTS 2018: industrial robots will become dummy cheap! Yamaha robotics?! Thread-cutting FAQ.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaOct 01, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #178

Radditive. Additive army helmets. Who’s the best at making EV batteries? Smaller chips means more chips. How much of a concern is the uncanny valley?

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaSep 24, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #177

10 examples of 3D printing recycled plastic. Additive makes a positive impact on society. First manufacturing day in Houston. China’s 3D-printed park. Robotic carpentry.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaSep 17, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #176

Career day: F1 CNC machinist. Kennametal’s additive carbide powder. Wilson serves up some additive. Made in space 2021.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaSep 10, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #175

Octopus-inspired robots can do the twist. Graphics engines powering digital twins. 3D printing defects? There’s an app for that! Rethinking the supply chain. TÜV-certified AM.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaAug 27, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #173

Zeiss and ORNL have big plans for additive. Big bucks for ai-powered industrial robots. Advanced manufacturing restomods. Green steel. The greatest automation has to offer: CNC doors.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaAug 20, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #172

HP tries their hand at EOAT. Skunk works employing robots to keep their secrets. Restoring custom coachbuilding with additive. Advanced manufacturing breaks lap record. The best 3D scanner that’s already in your pocket.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaAug 13, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #171

3D scanning historic race cars. How digital manufacturing builds supply chain resiliency. Cobots: masters of packaging. What do inexpensive cobots and advanced additive metals have in common? Printing with moon dust.

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Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaAug 06, 2021

AMT Tech Report: Issue #170

Converting waste heat to electricity on the cheap! Automating the assembly of carbon fiber aircraft fuselages. Additive is getting too accessible to not consider. 25 years of Italian additive. 5 key factors affecting CNC part quality.

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