On this episode of MakingChips, we are very pleased to welcome Doug Woods, President of AMT–the organization behind IMTS 2016. AMT (The Association For Manufacturing Technology) supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues.
Doug speaks with us about the ever-changing face of manufacturing, and how it continues to elevate IMTS into an industry success story. Doug also shares some innovations in this year’s conference, including a collaboration with Hannover Fairs. Lastly, we discuss MT Connect, an open-soure, royalty-free manufacturing communications protocol that helps to provide more efficient operations, improve production optimization, and increase productivity.
[01:15] - Alro Steel
[02:58] - Welcome Doug Woods
[04:47] - Bringing in Students
[08:17] - An Industry Success Story
[09:03] - Innovating the Conference
[11:07] - MT Connect
[12:27] - Collaboration with Hanover Fairs
[13:14] - An Energized Industry
[14:20] - Conclusion of Episode