HeadLines: January / February 2018

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Ctoc_departments50pxheck out some of the latest news and events happening around MPMA and the manufacturing industry. If you have something you would like to submit for publishing to our news section, please email nancy@mpma.com. For more news and events be sure to check out www.pm-mn.com.


Pawlenty Speaks at February Member Program

Tim_PawlentyJoin us for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, February 23, at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Bloomington to hear former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speak about, “The Future of Work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and how Minnesotans can prepare for changes the next wave of technology will trigger.
Quantum changes in technology are coming at warp speed, posing challenges in every facet of our lives. For this reason, it’s urgent that manufacturers understand the coming changes and develop plans to use those changes.

As the dawn of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is upon us, advances are being ushered in by the next generation of technologies, which includes nanotechnology, advanced biotech, next-generation “bigger data” analytics, and, especially, artificial intelligence, or “AI.” These new technologies will increase speed, precision, productivity, leisure, health, and access to nearly everything. Yet, the enormous scale and pace of change will also present big new challenges.

Register to attend this program at www.mpma.com.


Are You Ready for IMTS 2018?

IMTS2018Join MPMA for the 32nd edition of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), the premier manufacturing technology show in North America, from September 10 – 15. More than 2,000 exhibitors from the metalworking industry will occupy 1.3 million net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago.

Manufacturing industry professionals from over 112 countries around the world attend IMTS. See more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems, and processes that can improve your efficiency. You will gain valuable ideas and insights from over 1,100 of the world’s leading equipment producers. Network with a community of your industry peers and explore fresh ideas to enhance your business.

Watch for more detailed information about MPMA’s trip to IMTS at www.mpma.com.pm_endmarkgrn-e1320337194716


Do you have a story to tell? Contact Nancy Huddleston at nancy@mpma.com and see your story in the next online issue of Precision Manufacturing.

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