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NIMS Partnering with Festo to Develop Industry 4.0 Skill Credentials

Industry News of Note: May 2019
NIMS partners with Festo to develop Industry 4.0 skill credentials, an annual Siemens event now invites non-users, and more industry news. 

Fabian Schmahl of ThyssenKrupp Bilstein to speak at MT360

Manufacturing to Meet Tech Community at MT360
I will hold onstage conversations with additive manufacturing and collaborative automation leaders as part of the new technology event to premier June 18-20 in Santa Clara, California.

Harry Moser and Greg Owens

Sherrill Manufacturing Recognized for Success in Reshoring
The award is given by the Reshoring Initiative, PMA, AMT, and NTMA honoring companies for effectively reshoring products, parts or tooling made by metalworking.

MT360 Conference Said to Bridge Gap between Manufacturing and Tech Firms
Scheduled for June 18-20, 2019, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, MT360 will feature more than 30 TED-type talks.

AMT Hires Travis Egan as Vice President of Business Development
Travis Egan will oversee the development of the association’s brand, marketing and member services.

Made in the USA

Earn Recognition for Your Reshoring Efforts
Companies that have successfully reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing, are invited to apply by January 31 for the Second National Reshoring Award.

Susan Houseman of Upjohn Institute discusses manufacturing productivity

How We Misread Productivity Gains in the Debate About Manufacturing Jobs
Manufacturing appears to lead other sectors in productivity growth, but productivity measures pick up factors besides automation. Recognizing this fact changes the terms of part of the public debate.

The Reshoring Initiative, PMA, AMT and NTMA Launch Reshoring Award
Companies that have successfully reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing, are invited to apply for the Reshoring Award.

Travis Egan experiences augmented reality.

Silicon Valley Firms Point to Digitalization as a Golden Opportunity for Manufacturers
This report summarizes the findings from the sources of many transformational technologies that focus on digitalizing the manufacturing industry. 

Smartforce Student Summit

Labs Teach Students and Educators about Smart Manufacturing Technologies and More
For educators, classroom-style Learning Labs offer instruction on smart manufacturing technologies and high-end technology, and students can interact with equipment on the show floor’s smaller Learning Labs. 

Smartforce Student Summit

Redesign Challenge Rocks the Student Summit
The Air Rocket Challenge is one of many examples of the hands-on activities in which students can “play” creatively, while also using their STEM skills.

students watching a machine tool in action

Robotics, Smart Manufacturing Engage Students and Educators at Summit
Every edition of the IMTS Smartforce Student Summit features new and exciting opportunities for students and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and this 11th edition is no exception.

AMT's Emerging Technology Center- Digital Transformation

Make Your Way to the ETC - Digital Transformation
A decade after MTConnect was first introduced at IMTS, connected devices are offered by a host of suppliers here at the show. See the best examples of the technology in action in AMT’s Emerging Technology Center in the North Building.

Smartforce Student Summit

FIRST Teams’ Display and Competition Launch
A special display area at the Smartforce Student Summit is designated for students involved in Illinois FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) teams to display their Lego or robot projects and interact with other summit attendees. 

Collaborative robot at AMT's Emerging Technology Center.

Find Digital and Additive Technologies in AMT's Emerging Technology Centers
IMTS 2018: The overall goal of the ETC is to inform and educate the manufacturing community about advancements in technology that will impact the industry’s future.

Students from Pen High School in Mishawaka, Indiana at IMTS 2018.

Students Experience the Manufacturing Classroom of the Future
As the future of our manufacturing workforce, it’s important for students attending the Smartforce Student Summit to understand what technologies they will be working with once they enter the workforce.

Peter Eelman at IMTS

IMTS 2018 Set to "Crush" Old Records
The 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is on target to surpass records across numerous categories that date back more than 20 years.

Runners posing before Miles for Manufacturing 5K

Miles for Manufacturing 5K Benefits School STEM Programs
The Miles for Manufacturing 5K attracts more than 300 runners and walkers from IMTS. All proceeds benefit school STEM programs in underserved communities.

IMTS conference

IMTS Conference Highlights Additive Manufacturing, Connectivity
The four-day IMTS Conference, held in conjunction with IMTS 2018, features technical presentations from exhibiting companies.

BIG Kaiser’s EWE fine boring head wireless app.

At IMTS, the IIoT Is Clearly at Hand
IMTS is a prime example of how the IIoT and digitalization have changed manufacturing.

Doug Woods

Doug Woods and IMTS: The Past Is Prologue
By beginning his career in the manufacturing industry learning from his grandfather, Doug Woods, president of AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, has seen major shifts in technology. Lessons he learned from the past are still applicable in finding value in today’s show.

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