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By AMTJan 11, 2021

The Industrial Base and National Security

In addition to being an engine of economic power and a source of innovation that benefits the entire nation, manufacturing is critical to national security. Innovative new technologies and processes in manufacturing increase productivity, enable new...

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Technology
By AMTJan 08, 2021

MxD: The Digital Manufacturing Institute in Chicago

We recently wrote about the Manufacturing USA Institutes as a public-private partnership resource for smaller manufacturers. In this article, we will focus on one in particular, the Digital Manufacturing Institute in Chicago, otherwise known as MxD...

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Technology
By AMTJan 05, 2021

Shop Talk: Key Drivers of Revenue and Profit Margin at Top Shops

When you hear the word benchmark, you don’t always think insights, correlations, and in-depth analysis, but in this case, that’s what you’ll get. If you’re not already familiar with Gardner Business Media’s annual Top Shops benchmarking program, you...

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By AMTNov 20, 2020

AMT Tech Trends: Data On Previous Engagements

Episode 37: Ben and Stephen went shooting! Ben got stuck in traffic. Steve is excited about a child getting a million buck to put towards additive. Ben says the CDC is putting $1.5 million towards robots and mech suits. Stephen found a CNC machining...

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Technology
By External ContributorNov 09, 2020

Why Industry 4.0 Matters to a Tax Department

Industry 4.0. Smart Manufacturing. Robots. Machine Learning. Data Science. Industrial Internet of Things. The list could go on. The buzz is that Industry 4.0 will forever change the manufacturing world. Data science and technology will become...

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Technology
By External ContributorJul 20, 2020

Better Simulation Meshes Well for Design Software (and more)

The digital age has spurred the rise of entire industries aimed at simulating our world and the objects in it. Simulation is what helps movies have realistic effects, automakers test cars virtually, and scientists analyze geophysical data...

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Technology
By External ContributorJul 14, 2020

Manufacturing Operations During the COVID-19 Crisis

The industrial internet of things and other Manufacturing 4.0 technologies have helped manufacturers cope with the challenges presented to them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, keeping workers safe, managing supply chain disruptions and making...

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Technology
By External ContributorJul 10, 2020

Is COVID-19 Ushering in the Next Generation of Smart Factories?

The concept of a smart factory or even the factory of the future conjures up a number of differing images. This is true whether it's a highly efficient facility leveraging the best minds in manufacturing to create new offerings. Or the lights out, data...

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Technology
By AMTJul 10, 2020

RECAP: Open Industrial Digital Ecosystem Summit 2020

On June 30, 2020, industry experts, representatives from standards development organizations, and users from across the manufacturing technology ecosystem convened for two days at the Open Industrial Digital Ecosystems Summit...

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Intelligence
By External ContributorJul 07, 2020

Job Openings and Labor Turnover - May 2020

The number of hires increased by 2.4 million to a series high of 6.5 million in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was the largest monthly increase of hires since the series began. Total separations decreased by 5.8 million...

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