MTConnect Student Challenge Webinar Series

The MTConnect Student Challenge is an innovation competition that is open to all enrolled U.S. college students who have innovative ideas and/or applications that use the MTConnect standard. Below are webinars for students who are interested in entering the competition. For information about the competitions, visit

Webinar slides (PDF; 13.7 MB)

Webinar #1 (YouTube)

Get up to speed on the drivers of the manufacturing industry.

Webinar #2 (YouTube)

Learn about the blockers and opportunities in the manufacturing industry.

Webinar #3 (YouTube)

Get a deep dive into the MTConnect data model.

Webinar #4 (YouTube)

Explore the MTConnect protocol.

Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense-wide Manufacturing Science and Technology (DMS&T) and executed by the U.S. Army Benét Labs, AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), and the MTConnect Institute, in partnership with SME and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).