Advanced Manufacturing Center at IMTS 2014

Presented by Modern Machine Shop, within the booth of Production Machining’s parent company, Gardner Business Media, the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) has returned to IMTS with a network of solutions for understanding and adopting five key trends that are moving manufacturing forward.

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Presented by Modern Machine Shop, within the booth of Production Machining’s parent company, Gardner Business Media, the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) has returned to IMTS with a network of solutions for understanding and adopting five key trends that are moving manufacturing forward. Booth W-10, at the entrance to the West Hall, includes unique displays dedicated to additive manufacturing, automation, automotive 2025, data driven manufacturing, and machine shop automation.

Along with parts displays, daily live presentations, feature videos and special edition magazine issues aimed at delivering practical, applications-based views of each technology, the assortment of resource centers is presenting creative ways to leverage each advanced manufacturing concept.

The Additive Manufacturing resource center includes parts displays from Linear Mold & Engineering and RPM Innovations. On Tuesday, Greg Morris, GE Aviation’s Additive Technologies lead, gave a live presentation.

The Automation resource center is featuring the award-winning, collaborative Baxter robot as it looks at ways manufacturers are becoming more productive and efficient through the use of robotics.

The Automotive 2025 resource center is introducing concepts for achieving lighter, stronger vehicles. General Motors is displaying a Chevy Silverado body-in-white that highlights advancements in lightweighting and material composition.

The Data Driven Manufacturing resource center includes insights on ways contract shops are integrating data, analytics, mobile devices and wearable technology to improve all aspects of production.

The Machine Shop Optimization resource center is introducing this year’s Top Shops winners (awards presentation at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday) while it examines characteristics that define best-in-class machining.

If you’re at the show, stop by the AMC (Booth W-10) and enter to win a VIP day for two to any 2015 Verizon IndyCar race. All entrants will receive drinks at the AMC Solutions Networking Bar, where they can also pick up an “I Move Manufacturing” t-shirt.