AMT is proud to partner with the Learning Factory in Virginia Tech to further the adoption of digital manufacturing standards. This partnership aims to empower undergraduate students with experience and knowledge entering the industry, enhance and develop the learning factory, and provide best practices and experience to the manufacturing industry. The first project consisted of drawing data from a CNC mill using MTConnect. The subsequent projects continue to grow in scale and complexity while continue to be developed as senior undergrad projects.
AMT and Virginia Tech continue to work together to grow and accelerate companies starting their digital manufacturing journey. We see the value and significant return on investment in companies embarking on their digital journey. While digitization and data sciences can be overbearing, partnering with a university is a fast and easy way to understand these new technologies. In this collaboration with the Virginia Tech Learning factory, a group of undergraduates is building on the success of previous the previous team by implementing MTConnect on a Haas three-axis mill and two Rize 3d printers. This report outlines practical information for your implementation. AMT would like to recognize the authors Lilly Coleman, Bijan Geramand, Jenna Supplee, and Abdul Malik from Virginia Tech. Shaurabh Singh provided technical oversight from AMT.