The Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), which launched last IMTS in Gardner Publications’ booth, is back for 2010. This year’s AMC, located in booth W-160 at the entrance of the West Building, partners IMTS 2010, Rolls-Royce, Modern Machine Shop magazine and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). You won’t want to miss it—all three dimensions of it.
This year’s AMC will feature the AMRC exhibit in addition to a virtual reality presentation of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine (it powers the Dreamliner) and physical fan-blade set from the Trent 900 (it powers the A380). You can also catch a trailer of the new Edge Factor 3D television show that explains the key role manufacturing plays in solving exciting, real-world challenges (think helicopters and speed boats). In addition, the AMC’s NewDimension contest gives visitors a shot to win a 3D HDTV television. The first 500 contest registrants each day will receive an Advanced Manufacturing Center NewDimension t-shirt, too.