By  Peter J. Addy, President-Addy Machinery Co., Chairman AMT DG Committee

Now is the time to jump into action for the first significant AMT event of 2016: The MFG Meeting in Palm Desert, Calif., on March 2-5, 2016. As I have always been involved from the distribution side of the machine tool industry, I look forward to our annual big AMT event and it has consistently exceeded my expectations.

This year’s event is packed with great speakers including Mickey McManus (Keynote), Chairman & Principal, MAYA Design. In Mickey’s current research project, “Primordial,” he and his team are exploring the impact on design when three inevitable technology trends converge. Often called the Internet of Things, pervasive computing is a game-changer that’s on a collision course with two complementary trends: digital manufacturing and machine learning. 

And that’s just the start! The topics covered will be wide ranging and spot-on for the continuing battle we all face to stay relevant and on top of things as we head into a critical year for our industry leading up to IMTS 2016 in September. 

One of the things I enjoy the most is the excellent networking that takes place during this annual event. I strongly urge you to mark your calendars and register for this important event!

Go to to review all the meeting content, break out session themes, venue description, and of course to REGISTER!

See you all there.