A Virtual IMTS Education

Attending the show is the best idea, but students and teachers don’t necessarily have to be there to get an education out of this year’s IMTS.


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Students who aren’t able to attend IMTS 2014 in person have another alternative: a virtual field trip.

Developed by educators and manufacturing industry experts, “Technology Applied” will be filmed at the show and presented in three, 30-minute episodes. Teachers can register to access any or all of the episodes, which will be broadcast online September 10, 11 and 12. All are designed to illustrate practical applications of math and science and to demonstrate the technology students will likely encounter in any manufacturing career. Specific topics include CNC machining, additive manufacturing and racecar technology. Viewers might also recognize a few familiar faces, as the episodes will be filmed, produced and hosted by the same team that created The Edge Factor, an online show celebrating the manufacturing industry.

Registration is free for the first 1,000 teachers. To learn more, watch the video above and visit the “Technology Applied” registration page. In addition to lead organizer Sandvik Coromant, sponsors include MoldMaking Technology publisher Gardner Business Media, AMT Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014, DMG MORI, FANUC, Haas Automation, Hurco, Koma Precision, Mastercam, Okuma America and Underhouse Studio.