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AMT News - November 2016
 - GFMC 2016 delivers insight on future of MFG industry
 - There's more that unites us than divides us
 - MTInsight – USMTO Territory Wizard coming soon
 - How did you spend Manufacturing Day?
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GFMC 2016 delivers insight on future of MFG industry
More than 200 advanced manufacturing leaders attended AMT’s Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference last month, Oct. 19-21, in Miami, Florida. The only market data event targeted to the manufacturing technology industry, GFMC speakers identified emerging developments and business forecasts to help small- to medium-sized businesses fine tune their strategic plan for optimal performance in 2017.   (more)
And then there was one…
How does Congress and the new administration move forward post-election? November marks the beginning of life after the 2016 elections. Now that the voters have spoken, do those we elected have the will and the courage to change course and unite in a common mission to address this country’s challenges?  (more)
There’s more that unites us than divides us
By the time you read this, another Election Day will be in the books, with voters speaking on their choices: new president, new members of Congress (or new terms for incumbents), a few states with new governors, and many other state and local issues that will appear on ballots nationwide.  (more)
How did you spend Manufacturing Day?
There were thousands of MFG Day events held around the country on October 7 and in the days preceding. Were you able to host or attend any events in support of manufacturing?  (more)
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IMTS and GIE Media Donate 3D Printers and $8,000 to Chicago Public Schools and Community Programs Focused on STEM
Miles for Manufacturing (M4M), a series of 5K races aimed at raising funds and awareness for STEM education and manufacturing careers, donated four MakerGear 3D printers and $8,000 to Chicago-area STEM schools and programs with the proceeds from its 5K held during IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.  (more)
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies for Installation of Waterjet Cutting Machines, Donated by WARDJet, at Missouri University of Science and Technology and Laureate Machine and Automation
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO) and Laureate Machine and Automation (Leipsic, OH) are both celebrating the installation of their new WARDJet waterjet cutting machines, grand prizes they received as winners of the Build It! challenge at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2016 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, held Sept. 12 – 17, 2016, in Chicago, IL.  (more)
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology Selected as National Partner to Grow Apprenticeships in Manufacturing
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is proud to be partnering with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which has been selected by the United States Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing. AMT will work with NIMS to increase access to apprenticeships and assist employers in developing new programs that reach diverse talent pools.  As part of this initiative, $500,000 is available to support companies in establishing a registered apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor. 
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November 14, 2016 - USMTO News Release For September Manufacturing Technology Orders

Manufacturing technology orders for September were up 56 percent compared to August and up 52 percent over September 2015, 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 YTD Consumption down 7.5% in September
September U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $171.09 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 down 2.3% from August’s $175.21 million and down 0.1%  when compared with the total of $171.34 million reported for September 2015. With a year-to-date total of $1.524 billion, 2016 is down 7.5% when compared with 2015.  (more)
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Will a New President Usher In a New Era in Washington?
By Amber Thomas, AMT Vice President – Marketing, Communications & Advocacy After two long years, the 2016 Presidential election is history. Donald Trump will be inaugurated in January as the 45th President of the United States. Most predicted a strong...   (more)
MFG Day shows off the spirit of American ingenuity
On MFG Day, I took my four school-aged children (15, 14, 12 and 8) to a MFG Day event at K-Form, a family-owned precision manufacturer, 30 miles west of Washington, D.C., to Sterling, VA. Seeing their reluctance, I explained, “We’re...   (more)
What does it mean to be a woman in manufacturing?
By Penny Brown, Director, AMT Marketing & Communications It was my fourth time at IMTS this year, and walking the halls in this most recent edition, I had two thoughts about the attendees. First: Wow, they are really getting younger! Second:...   (more)
Will Engaging Students Revitalize Advanced Manufacturing?
Partners of the Smartforce Student Summit Challenges at IMTS 2016 sure think so.   WARDJet gave away two waterjets totaling $200,000 in value. WARDJet founder and owner, Rich Ward said, “We are excited about the impact this event (organizer of...   (more)
Time for Optimism? Manufacturing Technology Orders Grow
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for August 2016 showed a 34 percent increase in orders compared to July, and a 15.9 percent gain compared to August 2015. For the year, orders are down 12 percent compared to the same...   (more)
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Dukane's New Technical Center in Querétaro, QRO, Mexico

Dukane continues its commitment to international expansion with the launch of a new Technical Center at Santiago de Querétaro, QRO, Mexico. Strategically located in the center of Mexico, this new center will allow Dukane to provide cost effective plastic welding solutions, instant customer service and expedited delivery, to customers in Latin American countries.

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Automatic Feed Company Announces New Leadership Team
Automatic Feed Company, a world-class designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation solutions, has announced a series of promotions and appointments. Each of the newly appointed executives are highly qualified, previous employees of Automatic Feed.  (more)
Say Hello to the Slimmer (much slimmer) 3D Tester for Milling and Machining
Euro-Tech Corporation is now the North American distributor of the Tshcorn line of 3D testers. Why the need for a ‘new kid’?  (more)
Coherix Announced Major Software Update for Predator3D™
Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 10, 2016 – Coherix, Inc., a global leader in Three-Dimensional (3D) Machine Vision, today announced the release of a major update to the Predator3D software i-Cite™, which enables the 3D bead inspection system to use speed information from the robot to automatically adapt its inspection capability when the robot speed or timing is changed.  (more)
Do you “Network”?
For the past 20+ years, I’ve been fortunate to work for a company that believes good things happen when you put yourself in a position to network with industry peers. Attending various events every year has allowed me to grow my professional network and create lasting relationships. Typically a conversation with a new person will find a common ground, and from there you can form a new relationship and gain newfound knowledge.  (more)
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