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America Makes Announces Project Call

Youngstown, Ohio — February 27, 2015. America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is proud to announce its next project call for additive manufacturing (AM) applied research and development projects. Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes will provide up to $8 million in funding toward these projects with at least $8 million in matching cost share from the awarded project teams for total funding worth $16 million. (more)

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, Ltd. Wins First-Ever International Additive Manufacturing Award

McLean, Va. … After considering a slate of leading-edge innovations in additive manufacturing from top global users and system suppliers, the jury for the inaugural International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) has selected Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, of the United Kingdom and Plano, Texas, as its winning submission. The award will be presented on March 6, 2015, at 6 pm, during a reception at The MFG Meeting in Orlando, Fla.


Inaugural Distribution Summit Announced and Call for Speakers Open

The inaugural Distribution Summit (D15) will be held September 23-24, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has also opened a call for speakers, which is open until April 17. (more)

DMDII Announces Project Calls

As AMT’s Technology Department continues to research, partner and better position ourselves to serve members in the area of raising manufacturing technology awareness, we are pleased to announce opportunities to drive the future of digital manufacturing and design. The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) was one of the first four institutes launched by the White House (America Makes, Power America and LIFT are the others). All are elements of a broader National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, or NNMI. (more)

House Approves Permanent Increased Section 179 Expensing

The House passed the America's Small Business Tax Relief Act (H.R. 636) by a 272-142 margin. The bill would make permanent the $500,000 limit on Section 179 expensing. AMT joined on a letter to Congress signed by 175 business groups calling for passage of H.R. 636. (more)

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 7.2% in December

December U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $168.2 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 7.2% from November’s total and up 20.3% from December 2013.   (more)

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