Manufacturing Brighter Futures

New Technologies and an Entirely New Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018!

The next generation of young people considering careers in manufacturing will meet the next generation of Smart Manufacturing (Industry 4.0) at the Smartforce Student Summit, September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

From STEM elementary school and middle school students to high school and career tech students to community college, technical school and engineering school students, all will have the opportunity to explore, learn and consider their future career pathway in manufacturing.


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AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology produces IMTS and the Student Summit and also manages the MTConnect Institute. The MTConnect standard provides a structure for machine controls to communicate with other equipment and devices enabling manufacturers to monitor data to uncover innovative ways to increase productivity. MTConnect-enabled applications will be on display throughout IMTS and in Learning Labs in the student summit.

Students will learn the workflow through the entire manufacturing process from Design ⇒ 3DPrinting/Rapid Proto-typing/Additive Manufacturing ⇒ Machining and Tool Monitoring ⇒ Automation and Robotics ⇒ Measurement ⇒ Data Acquisition and Analytics ⇒ the Cloud

Instructors will be invited to attend Learning Lab sessions on digital manufacturing, generative design, additive manufacturing, collaborative robotics, five axis machining, metrology and more.

Registration is free for schools and will open soon.

Let’s do this! Join us in September 2018.


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