United States is Official Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2016

Hannover Messe 2016 is one of the premier industrial events in the world and the most exciting news this year is that the United States is the Official Partner Country in 2016. There will be increased visibility, signage, TV and press coverage, accompanying seminars and discussions: all with a focus on speakers from U.S. industry and government. A dedicated U.S. Investment Pavilion will also focus on securing Foreign Direct Investment in American companies. (more)

U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption Down 1.9% in September

September U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170.8 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 up 1.3% from August’s total, down 11.7% from September 2014 and down 1.9% when compared year-to-date in 2014. (more)

Manufacturing Technology Orders Are Down – When Will Conditions Improve?

September U.S. manufacturing technology orders (USMTO) were up 11 percent compared to August. We did come out of the summer doldrums, like we usually do, but we didn’t do as well when you compare September orders year-over-year. (more)

November 9, 2015 – USMTO News Release for September Manufacturing Technology Orders

September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $321.77 million. This total was up from August’s $290.25 million and down 49.6% when compared with the $638.82 million reported for September 2014. The year-to-date total for 2015 stands at $3,105.57 million, a 16.6% decline from the $3,722.27 million reported at this time in 2014. This data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity. (more)

The American and European machine tool associations publish a joint statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

MCLEAN, Va., (November, 4, 2015) - AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and CECIMO represent together over 2000 companies from both sides of the Atlantic. The organisations advocate for better market opportunities and support free trade. AMT and CECIMO welcome the commitment expressed by the European Union and the United States to reach to comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The highly innovative machine tool sector stresses the need to tackle wider area than only abolishing of tariffs to provide concrete and measurable reductions to trade barriers.  (more)

Call for IMTS 2016 Conference Speakers Open

IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show and conference organizer GIE Media announced that the call for speakers is open for the IMTS 2016 Conference being held Sept. 12-15, 2016. IMTS runs Sept. 12-17, 2016, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. (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)

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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