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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 LaMarcaJun 14, 2024

AMT Tech Report: Issue #311

Kinky metal. April 2024 USMTO summary. GM vs. AM. AI in human English. #GenZ #BlueCollar.

7m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaJun 07, 2024

AMT Tech Report: Issue #310

Flow-through suppressors. Chippity China. Training robots with AI. Industrial tech trends 2024: Hannover Messe. Robot roadmap recommendations.

7m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaMay 31, 2024

AMT Tech Report: Issue #309

American made. Automation, AI, the economy, and you. Actuators over AI. The real 3D struggle. Hungry like the Wolfram.

7m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaMay 29, 2024

‘Tom & Lonnie Chat’: Using AI in Manufacturing

Even if ChatGPT is a little dumb, it is the first entry into commercial AI. AMT sees artificial intelligence as a central part of manufacturing’s future, so staying relevant is vital.

3m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaMay 24, 2024

AMT Tech Report: Issue #308

Biorobotic hand can touch and feel. 0.000000952 seconds. Explosive design and manufacturing optimization. In keeping with the explosive theme... The difference between AI and AGI.

7m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaMay 17, 2024

AMT Tech Report: Issue #307

NASA's new superalloy. Manufacturing USA 2023 report. The CIA's SpookGPT. Chuck or lightweight flywheel? LLM hallucinations.

6m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaApr 19, 2024

AMT Tech Report: Issue #303

Stagnant talent dilemma. No retirement for Atlas. New tech for an old-people game. ABB found red October. Data irrigation.

6m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaApr 12, 2024

AMT Tech Report: Issue #302

Rise of the Tool Belt Generation. Desktop Machining Revolution. Manufacturing a Comeback. Prioritize Geometric Accuracy. Desktop Lathe has Entered the Chat.

6m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaApr 01, 2024

My Beef With Apple

Apple, like Thomas Edison, has essentially created a business model in which they take the ideas of others (like almost every iteration of the light bulb), take credit, and get away with it.

6m read
Technology
By Stephen LaMarcaMar 29, 2024

AMT Tech Report: Issue #301

"Vanguard of Automation". Schneider Invests in US Manufacturing. The Simple Part of LLMs. Brush Off Those Sperrys. 3D Fabric Weaving.

6m read