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Posted by: 22. August 2014

VIDEO: A Field Trip to the Future

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Students are important to our industry and most welcome to attend North America’s largest manufacturing show. However, for those students who cannot attend in person, which is by far the better choice, there is an alternative way to at least get a feel for this year’s edition. Developed by educators and manufacturing industry experts, “Technology Applied” is a virtual field trip that connects academic courses to development of important products.

The interactive web broadcast, from the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 8-13 in Chicago, will show students why math and science matters, and how the courses they take today can be applied in productive and rewarding future careers.

This 30 minute virtual field trip runs in three different episodes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during IMTS week, offering diverse aspects of the trade show experience to teachers and their classrooms. Students will get to explore some of the most groundbreaking and fascinating areas of the today’s – and tomorrow’s – applied technology. Topics include 3D additive printing for aerospace manufacturing, helicopter engineering and race car technology.

According to JoAnn Mitchell, senior project leader of Sandvik Coromant, “Students can experience how manufacturing plays a key role in their everyday lives and see the possibilities it can offer. People can have a career in manufacturing that literally makes a difference in how we live.”

The broadcast is appropriate for students in grades 5-12, college and tech school. Teachers can register free of charge for the virtual field trip here.

The field trip is organized by Sandvik Coromant and supported by the Association of Manufacturing Technology (AMT), Haas, Fanuc, DMG Mori Seiki, Okuma, Hurco, Doosan, Mastercam, Koma Precision and Gardner Business Media.

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