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AMT Announces New Chief Financial Officer

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has a new chief financial officer, Rebecca Stahl, overseeing accounting and human resources. (more)

#MFGDay15: AMT Smartforce Rally Fighter Appearing at Manufacturers and Schools in Indiana and Ohio

AMT will be supporting MFG Day 2015 efforts by making appearances with the Smartforce Rally Fighter on October 1, 2015, at Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond, Ind., and Oct. 2, 2015, at Noble Tool Corp. and Oerlikon FSUS in Dayton, Ohio. (more)

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 Expands Its Offerings

Based on exhibitor sales and current plans, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is expected to be one of the largest in show history with even more to offer visitors. The show will be held September 12-17, 2016, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Registration will open on February 1, 2016.  (more)

September 14, 2015 – USMTO News Release for July Manufacturing Technology Orders

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $318.33 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 11.8% from June’s $361.03 million and down 11.1% when compared with the total of $358.11 million reported for July 2014. With a year-to-date total of $2,483.59 million, 2015 was down 8.7% when compared with 2014. (more)

It's Not Unexpected that MT Order Rates Are Down for July

Order rates are down 12% relative to June 2015, but this is not unexpected. Over the past decade, modest declines in orders from June to July have been well documented. (more)

2016 International Additive Manufacturing Award Competition Launches

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and VDW – Verein
Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association)
announced today that the competition period for the 2016 International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) is now open. Those interested in applying for the award should visit for information. Entries will be accepted through December 7, 2015. (more)

AMT Calls on Congress to Act on Expired Tax Provisions

AMT and several AMT members joined the Broad Tax Extenders Coalition on a letter to Congress urging immediate action to seamlessly extend or make permanent the expired tax provisions known as “tax extenders.” The letter was signed by more than 2,000 companies, non-profits, coalitions and associations, representing millions of individuals, employees, and businesses of all sizes.  (more)

U.S. Cutting Tool Y/Y Consumption Down 5.6% in July

July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $177.5 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 6% from June’s total and down 5.6% from July 2014.  (more)

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show Balloon to Appear at Adirondack Balloon Festival

As part of its Farewell Tour, the IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show big orange hot air balloon will appear at the Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls, New York, September 17-20, 2015. The IMTS show itself is slated for Sept. 12 -17, 2016 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. (more)

MTConnect Student Challenge: Extension Announced for Ideation Competition

The deadline for the MTConnect Student Challenge ideation competition has been extended until December 15. In addition to allowing students more time to develop and submit their ideas, this also allows for more entries into the competition.  (more)

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AMT Meetings & Events

2015 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference

October 13 - 15, 2015

Cleveland, Ohio

Additive Manufacturing Conference

October 20 - 21, 2015

Knoxville, Tenn.

MTConnect Institute TAG Meeting - November 2015

November 09 - 10, 2015

Gaithersburg, Md.

CMTSE Certification - Online Exam - November 10, 2015

November 10, 2015

Proctored Online exam using your office.

MT Sales Fundamentals - November 2015

November 11 - 12, 2015

Location TBD

IMTS Workshop 2016

January 25 - 26, 2016

Schaumburg, Ill.

The MFG Meeting - Manufacturing for Growth

March 02 - 05, 2016

Palm Desert, California

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