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Hope Is an Asset: Here Are Machine Shops Following Clear Visions for the Future

Hope Is an Asset: Here Are Machine Shops Following Clear Visions for the Future
A simple strategy offering a clear aim to hope for is particularly valuable during a disruptive time. Recently posted articles offer examples of shops following clear ideas for the way ahead.

IMTS 2020 Canceled in Compliance with Coronavirus Precautions

IMTS 2020 Canceled in Compliance with Coronavirus Precautions
It is the first time IMTS has had to cancel a show since World War II. 

IMTS Launches Minisite About "Rebuilding the Supply Chain"
Content includes stories, videos, webinars and podcasts intended to provide OEMs and job shops with guidance on supply chain issues after COVID-19.

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IMTS Sparks Idea for Adaptive Technology in a CNC Machine Shop
An encounter with a virtual reality demonstration at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show led to the discovery of adaptive technology that gives a shop’s legally blind QC inspector 20/20 vision.

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Top Shops Then and Now
Altech Machining was a Top Shops winner in our inaugural benchmarking survey in 2011. So what’s the shop up to now?

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10th Annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for CNC Machine Shops Now Live
Our magazine’s annual benchmarking program has blossomed since we launched it a decade ago. Celebrate with us by taking this year’s survey, which is currently live, and joining us at our IMTS Top Shops Workshop.

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Adaptive Technology Opens CNC Shop Opportunities
VR goggles integrated with a camera give a legally blind young woman 20/20 vision and the chance to be a machine shop’s second-shift quality control lead.

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A New Quality Standard You Need to Know About
The Quality Information Framework (QIF) helps connect product data with process data in emerging data-driven environments.

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Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.  

Machining Demonstration Shows the Digital-Twin Concept in Action
A demonstration at IMTS 2018 showed that all of the pieces to meet the “Grand Challenge” are now in place, making so-called digital-twin manufacturing feasible for shops looking to streamline production of complex workpieces.

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A Convergence of Construction and Manufacturing
Digital tools for the construction industry have their counterpart in applications for manufacturing. Manufacturing companies should keep an eye on how the construction industry is managing the digital transformation.

panelists at the Women in Big Data Digital Transformation Conference at IMTS 2018.

Women Transform IMTS
The Digital Transformation Conference at IMTS featured an all-female panel that presented tips and tricks for understanding the value of manufacturing data, enabling those on the shop floor to make better decisions.

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Overcoming Racing CNC Machine Shop Challenges
Automotive racing teams’ machine shops are essentially job shops. An IMTS panel discussion I moderated highlighted ways Stewart-Haas Racing’s shop meets the challenges of a high-mix/low-volume machining environment.

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7 Impressions of IMTS 2018
The up-and-coming technologies hinted at during previous shows have now arrived, and they are being accepted as part of the now-standard means of making parts.

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Cleaning Exhibits Emphasize Precision, Automation and Environmental Safety
Some parts cleaning exhibitors say the biggest trends they are experiencing include more automated equipment, the need for precision cleaning for smaller particle counts than in the past and growing demands for using more green and neutral-based cleaners. 

The IMTS 2018 Balloon

The IMTS Balloon Gets Around
Where oh where has the IMTS balloon been? Find out if it blew through your hometown on its way to the big show.

Mark Albert, Executive Editor, Modern Machine Shop

IMTS: Then and Now
Mark Albert, editorial director of Modern Machine Shop, attended his first IMTS in 1980, when what is now McCormick Place was one building, spillover exhibitors were housed in a printing warehouse and PCs were just arriving on the scene.

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Step into the Map
The MyShow kiosks offer users a friendly interface to look up directions, search for booths and exhibitors, and find manufacturers of certain products. 

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Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops Hall of Fame Booth Features Past Honorees
Booth 236600 highlights a live display of Modern Machine Shop’s annual machining best practices and benchmarking program.

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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.

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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.

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