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AMT News – March 2017 interactive pdf
 - NIST highlights manufacturing
 - Reach new markets in 2017: Think regionally
 - Market Data Review – Looks like a recovery is around the corner
 - Global Services has a new director
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Global Services has a new director
We have some exciting news in Global Services. After a rather lengthy search we now have a new Director, Marcel Beraud, to be based in our McLean, Va., headquarters. Marcel comes to us with more than 30 years of international manufacturing operations experience. He is a true global business professional speaking five languages and possessing extensive experience in Europe, Asia and Latin America.  (more)
Market Data Review - March 2017
Last spring, the best analysts covering manufacturing technology were predicting an upward swing in orders before summer 2017. Those forecasts seem to be right on track as the top indicators for our industry’s market are signaling a stronger market within the next 90 days.  (more)
Washington gets down to business
President Trump didn’t waste any time inviting manufacturers to the White House to discuss plans for developing high-wage manufacturing jobs. In the first of a series of “listening sessions,” two dozen business leaders, from companies including Emerson, Ford, GE, Dow, U.S. Steel, Lockheed Martin, 3M, Dell and General Dynamics, came together with the president, cabinet members and advisors to talk about ways to create jobs through trade, tax, regulatory and infrastructure improvements.   (more)
Opportunities in China's automotive industry
According to the IMF World Economic Outlook, China’s 2016 GDP growth was 6.7 percent, the fastest rate in the world. Both auto and truck sales are considered an important indicator of consumer demand. In 2016, China’s automobile sales reached a new record level of 28.02 million cars sold, which is about a 13.7 percent increase from 2015.  (more)
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March 13, 2017 - USMTO News Release for January 2017 Manufacturing Technology Orders

U.S. manufacturing technology orders declined in January, dropping 40.7 percent compared to December and 11.4 percent compared to January 2016, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 Consumption up 8.7% in January
January U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.05 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 8.7% from December’s $159.17 million and up 8.7%  when compared with the total of $159.22 million reported for January 2016. With a year-to-date total of $173.05 million, 2017 is up 8.7% when compared with 2016.
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February 13, 2017 - USMTO News Release for December 2016 Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders finished 2016 down 4.0 percent compared to 2015, according to the December 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Month over month, December orders were up 20.6 percent compared to November.
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Strong finish for 2016 shipments despite 4.3% YTD decline
December U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $176.04 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 4.4% from November’s $168.69 million and up 12.5%  when compared with the total of $156.49 million reported for December 2015. With a year-to-date total of $2.042 billion, 2016 is down 4.3% when compared with 2015.  (more)
Leading Manufacturing Groups to Host The MFG Meeting 2017
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will partner with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) to present The MFG Meeting 2017, March 22 – 25, at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The annual MFG Meeting provides the opportunity for executives from every step in the manufacturing chain to network and attend conference sessions that focus on technology, industry economics, market trends and business leadership.   (more)
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A closer look: tax proposals come to the table
By Amber Thomas, Vice President – Marketing, Communications & Advocacy at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Since the election, there has been increased commentary on the prospects for comprehensive tax reform in the 115th Congress. The election of...   (more)
Get to Know the President’s Manufacturing Appointees
By Amber Thomas, Vice President – Marketing, Communications & Advocacy at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Trump appointed Harvard Economist Peter Navarro to lead the White House National Trade Council and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to...   (more)
Five tips to boost your company’s Confidence Quotient in 2017
Implementing a business strategy, cultivating customers and encouraging a talented team – it all requires self-assured leadership in the face of pressure. We all have different management styles, and it’s easy to feel uncertain in times of change. Here are...   (more)
Apprentices: You’re hired!
By Greg Jones, VP- AMT Smartforce Development The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) recognizes apprenticeship programs where the competency that an apprentice learns is as important, if not more important than the amount of time an individual spends learning....   (more)
Five tips to boost your company’s Confidence Quotient in 2017
Implementing a business strategy, cultivating customers and encouraging a talented team — it all requires self-assured leadership in the face of pressure. We all have different management styles, and it’s easy to feel uncertain in times of change. Here are...   (more)
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New Certified Manufacturing Technology Sales Engineers, CMTSE - March 2017
CMTSE exam questions are developed by the Certification Committee, which includes machine tool distributors, builders, sales engineers, customers and allied industry representatives. The exam is a knowledge-based, online exam consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have three hours to complete the examination. Find out more about becoming a CMTSE.  (more)
Industry News - March 2017
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Competition: The lifeblood that makes us better
If the 2017 Super Bowl champions played the 1967 Super Bowl champions, what would be the outcome? Most likely, it would be a rout – a basketball score for the winner, possibly a triple digit score. The great Vince Lombardi Packers destroyed by the Patriots – how could that be? It would happen through 50 years of nonstop competitive evolution.   (more)
Great opportunities in 2017 for AMT builders and distributors
Our standard of living is directly related to our ability to create durable goods. The talk of encouraging more manufacturing in the United States will support an increase in the U.S. standard of living. Lowering regulations and taxes as being proposed at the federal level will increase manufacturing’s financial (GDP) performance.  (more)
Boeing Approves TRIM® MicroSol® 590XT for Aerospace Manufacturing
TRIM® MicroSol® 590XT, an advanced technology aerospace semisynthetic microemulsion , has received Boeing process spec number BAC5008 approval for areas 5 and 6, which includes machining titanium alloys.   (more)
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