Did you know that by 2025, two million manufacturing jobs are expected to be available if more young people don’t seek an education in STEM and a career in manufacturing? The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago,… Read More ›
This year at IMTS 2014, we had a competition in the Student Smartforce Summit to see who could design and create the most effective 3D-printed wind turbine, courtesy of Rippl3D. Over the course of the week, the contest area within the Make… Read More ›
What’s the outlook for manufacturing in the Midwest? Check out this episode of The MFG Advocate appearing on Illinois Business This Week, featuring an interview with Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Chicago Federal Reserve. Strauss talks… Read More ›
Good news for IMTS, good news for the economy? Check out an article from today’s Chicago Tribune, featuring AMT VP-Strategic Analytics Pat McGibbon, discussing how an uptick in capital equipment spending means that people are feeling more confident about the… Read More ›
Gregg Fleisher, the Chief Academic Officer of the National Math and Science Initiative, was kind enough to join us in the Smartforce Student Summit this morning. One of the major focuses of the National Math and Science Initiative is to sharpen… Read More ›
The finishing touches are happening now. If you aren’t here, you aren’t anywhere. Manufacturing’s brightest star is about the illuminate the entire city of Chicago.
I’m packing my bags and getting ready for my 15th IMTS! I can hardly believe that it’s been almost 30 years. It looks like plenty is going on behind the scenes to prep for IMTS 2014. The real fun starts… Read More ›
Hot on the heels of President Obama’s announcement that the Digital Manufacturing and Design Institute would land in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, to talk about what he’s doing to transform his city. Moderated… Read More ›