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Tim Shinbara
Chief Technology Officer

As AMT’s Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Tim Shinbara heads R&D, develops data-centric strategies, and supports technology discovery. A 2020-2021 ASME Congressional Fellow, Tim also serves in the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He has served on executive and leadership committees for public-private partnerships such as America Makes and is a board officer for the MTConnect Institute.

As AMT’s Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Tim Shinbara heads R&D, develops data-centric strategies, and supports technology discovery. A 2020-2021 ASME Congressional Fellow, Tim also serves in the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He has served on executive and leadership committees for public-private partnerships such as America Makes and is a board officer for the MTConnect Institute.

Posts by Tim Shinbara
Technology
By Tim ShinbaraJun 06, 2022

MTConnect Institute Releases Version 2.0 of the MTConnect Standard

The MTConnect Institute announces the release of MTConnect Version 2.0. The 2.0 version of the free, open, model-based standard that supports semantics for discrete manufacturing is a significant advancement from previous versions.

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Technology
By Tim ShinbaraMay 11, 2022

Year of the Cobot: Cobots Make Automating Easier Than Ever

Collaborative robots (cobots) aren’t superheroes, but they are rescuing manufacturers of all sizes from the grip of a crippling labor shortage. Their ease of use and flexibility to take on many tasks are increasing their popularity.

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Technology
By Tim ShinbaraApr 20, 2022

Make It Greener: Manufacturing Improvements for a Healthier Earth

We can make it greener! While it may be difficult to make big changes all at once, even just a few smarter choices can have worthwhile environmental benefits. In honor of Earth Day, here are some ways manufacturers can reduce their carbon footprint.

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Technology
By Tim ShinbaraAug 10, 2021

Emerging Technologies Continue to Make Inroads into Manufacturing

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine vision, and sensors are bringing gains in flexibility and efficiency to the movement of parts in facilities and how exoskeletons are increasing worker endurance in repetitive physical tasks.

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Technology
By Tim ShinbaraAug 02, 2021

Will AM Companies Continue to Choose SPACs?

AMT provides investors with insights into the extensive opportunities that exist in the manufacturing ecosystem.

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Intelligence
By Tim ShinbaraFeb 12, 2021

Best Practices in Leveraging Company Knowledge

Company knowledge and expertise is a strategic asset and a source of competitive advantage in business. Knowledge management technologies, processes, and applications enable a company to identify, collect, store, evaluate, retrieve, and share digital...

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Advocacy
By Tim ShinbaraOct 28, 2020

Manufacturing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

In the coming decade, new technologies and manufacturing processes will lead to the creation of new types and classes of materials and products. Manufacturing is a dynamic industry and will likely become exponentially more so given these changes...

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Advocacy
By Tim ShinbaraAug 14, 2020

Mr. Shinbara Goes to Washington: A Manufacturing Technology Blog

Tim Shinbara has been serving as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. as the chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC). The SBC develops legislation to strengthen small businesses...

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Smartforce
By Tim ShinbaraJan 10, 2020

Public-private and university partnerships advance product development and solutions

How can manufacturing technology companies find potential partners and other resources to advance their capabilities to develop innovative new products and technologies cost effectively? You don’t need to go it alone and hire all the...

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Technology
By Tim ShinbaraDec 12, 2019

Near-term and distributor opportunities in additive manufacturing

The biggest and most near-term opportunity in AM right now is in hybrid manufacturing. Combining subtractive manufacturing with AM is an opportunity for customers, machine tool manufacturers, distributors, and integrators alike. AM is both...

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