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CMTSE Online Exam - TODAY - November 2014

CMTSE Proctored Online Test for registrants who meet the eligibility requirements set by the Certification program guidelines. (more)

Tax extenders will be considered in lame duck

A number of AMT members have asked if the business expensing provisions that expired at the end of last year – Sec. 179 expensing and 50 percent bonus depreciation – still stand a chance of being extended for the 2014 tax year and beyond. These two provisions are powerful sales tools for AMT members and powerful investment tools for their customers. Unfortunately, there is no short, definitive answer to the question on their renewal.  (more)

Positive signs emerge from GFMC 2014

The Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference ended on a high note with positive signs ahead for 2015. With a packed agenda, attendees heard about the forecasts for the upcoming year that will affect their business planning, networked with other industry executives, and learned sales and marketing tactics to jumpstart success.  (more)

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 4.6% in September

September U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $176.5 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 4.6% from August’s total and up 7.7% from September 2013. (more)

November 10, 2014 - USMTO News Release for September Manufacturing Technology Orders

September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $647.63 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 77.3% from August and up 61.4% when compared with the total of $401.18 million reported for September 2013. With a year-to-date total of $3,738.72 million, 2014 is up 5.2% compared with 2013. (more)

Manufacturing Trade Associations Announce Launch of International Additive Manufacturing Award Competition

McLean, Va. … AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and VDW – Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) announced today the launch of the International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) competition.  

Applications for the IAMA are being accepted now through December 31, 2014. Rules, submission guidelines and additional details can be found on the new IAMA website: 
www.additive-award.com.   (more)


MTConnect® Institute Releases Version 1.3.0 of the MTConnect Standard

McLean, Va. … The MTConnect Institute, the developer and administrator of MTConnect, announces the release of the MTConnect standard version 1.3.0. The MTConnect standard is an open-source communication standard for interoperability of manufacturing equipment and devices. This version provides significant features, which include inter-device connectivity to enable machine-to-machine communication, additional data items for equipment and devices, as well as improvement to readability of the standard documents. (more)

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AMT Meetings & Events

2015 India Mini Trade Mission - Aerospace Sector

January 19 - 21, 2015

Bangalore, India

AMT/USA Pavilion at IMTEX 2015

January 22 - 28, 2015

Bangalore, India

The MFG Meeting - Manufacturing for Growth

March 04 - 07, 2015

Orlando, Florida

MT Sales Fundamentals - Spring 2015

April 01 - 29, 2015

TBA

[MC]2 2015 - Enabling Digital Manufacturing

April 28 - 30, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

AMT/USA Pavilion at FEIMAFE 2015

May 18 - 23, 2015

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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