What is MTConnect?

MTConnect is a set of open, royalty-free standards intended to foster greater interoperability between controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol.

Find out more and get started today at www.MTConnect.org.

MTConnect Institute

The MTConnect Institute is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit subsidiary of AMT with its own Board of Trustees and membership. The MTConnect Institute, as the standards development organization for the MTConnect standard, is one way that AMT shapes the future of global manufacturing.


MTConnect Institute's vision is to enable the ease of access to manufacturing device data.


MTConnect Institute's mission is to create open standards to foster greater interoperability between devices and clients by defining the structure and terminology used in communications in the discrete parts manufacturing sector.


Reduce the complexity of interfacing equipment, devices, and software applications.
Facilitate the adoption, implementation, and expansion of the MTConnect standard.
Create a sustainable funding strategy for the MTConnect Institute.

History of MTConnect

In 2006, AMT chose the theme for its Annual Meeting to be “Manufacturing in the Internet Age.” At that meeting a challenge was presented to get manufacturers to embrace interoperability standards so that customers could monitor various brands and models of CNC machines through a common interface. AMT’s Board of Directors discussed this challenge and, in 2007, created an effort to determine if this could be accomplished. This became the start of the development of the MTConnect Standard. In 2008, AMT released the first version of the MTConnect Standard.

Then, in 2009, the MTConnect Institute, which is a not for-profit 501(c)(6) organization, was established to further the development of the MTConnect Standard and publish related materials. The organization includes a Board of Trustees, a Technical Advisory Group that is also called MTCTAG, a Technical Steering Committee, as well as various working groups to further the standard in specific technology areas.

In 2014, the Institute became a wholly owned subsidiary of AMT and currently boosts a membership of over 130 organizations. MTConnect remains an open, royalty-free standard built to foster interoperability between devices, equipment and systems. For more information visit www.MTConnect.org.