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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)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 8.3% in August
August U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $175.21 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 19.2% from July’s $146.95 million and up 4.3%  when compared with the total of $167.91 million reported for August 2015. With a year-to-date total of $1.352 billion, 2016 is down 8.3%  when compared with 2015.
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October 10, 2016 - USMTO News Release For August Manufacturing Technology Orders

Manufacturing technology orders for August 2016 were up 15.9 percent compared to August 2015 and up 34.4 percent compared to July, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. 

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IMTS 2016 THIRD LARGEST SHOW FOR REGISTRATION AND EXHIBIT SPACE, ALSO SHOWCASED HIGHEST NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS IN HISTORY
IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show today released the final numbers for IMTS 2016, which ran from September 12 – 17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. IMTS 2016, the 31st edition of the show, was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407). After move in, the building was 76 million pounds heavier.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 9.9% in July
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $146.95 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 16.2% from June’s $175.35 million and down 17.2%  when compared with the total of $177.51 million reported for July 2015. With a year-to-date total of $1,177.75 million, 2016 is down 9.9%  when compared with 2015.  (more)
Leading Manufacturing Technology Associations Launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)
McLean, VA (September 14, 2016) – AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017, at the Chongqing International Expo Center, Yubei, Chongqing, China.   (more)
AMT and SME Announce Major Partnership to Co-Produce Five Manufacturing Events
(CHICAGO – Sept. 13, 2016) – AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and SME have announced a major new partnership for a series of regional co-branded trade shows focused on the manufacturing technology industry. The collaboration encompasses the existing EASTEC, WESTEC, SOUTH-TEC, HOUSTEX, and Mfg4 events.  (more)
September 12, 2016 - USMTO News Release For July Manufacturing Technology Orders
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for July 2016 shows that orders dropped 24.8 percent for the month compared to June, according to data from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year over year, monthly orders were down 23.0 percent compared to July 2015.  (more)
Laurie A. Harbour to Present Manufacturing Trends at AMT Conference
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will welcome Laurie A. Harbour, President and CEO of Harbour Results, Inc. (HRI), to AMT’s upcoming 2016 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference (GFMC) October 19 – 21 in Miami. Harbour will outline how manufacturing companies can thrive in today’s ever-changing economic climate by knowing and understanding the trends that will impact their businesses.  (more)
COMMERCE SECRETARY PENNY PRITZKER TO DELIVER KEYNOTE REMARKS AT IMTS 2016
United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will deliver keynote remarks at the opening ceremony for IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, September 12, 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago. The opening ceremony takes place on Level 3 of the Grand Concourse at McCormick Place and runs from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.  (more)
TECHNOLOGY TURNS ART INTO SCIENCE AT IMTS 2016 ABRASIVE MACHINING/SAWING/FINISHING PAVILION
Ten years ago, remotely accessing data from a grinding or honing machine was a speculative conversation around the water cooler. Now, driven by the need to help manufacturers improve productivity, several companies will unveil the first grinding, honing and sawing machines with online data management capabilities in the Abrasive Machining/Sawing/Finishing Pavilion at IMTS 2016 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, Sept. 12-17, McCormick Place, Chicago.  (more)
IMTS 2016 Visitors Offered Free Ride in "Olli," The First Self-Driving Vehicle from Local Motors
IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show – has partnered with Local Motors to offer the IMTS Ride Experience featuring the breakthrough technology in “Olli,” the first self-driving electric vehicle equipped with IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 8.8% in June
June U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $175.35 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 5.8% from May’s $165.68 million and down 7.1%  when compared with the total of $188.69 million reported for June 2015. With a year-to-date total of $1,030.80 million, 2016 is down 8.8%  when compared with 2015.  (more)
August 8, 2016 - USMTO News Release For June Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders made a 17.5 percent gain in June compared to May according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. At the end of the first half of 2016, orders are down 15.8 percent compared to the midpoint of 2015.  (more)
Emerging Technology Center at IMTS 2016 Will Showcase Home, Vehicles and the Body Human
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, will feature Additive Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing and Integrated Energies in its Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, Sept. 12 – 17, 2016.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 9.1% in May
May U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $165.68 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 4.6% from April’s $173.64 million and down 4.1%  when compared with the total of $172.81million reported for May 2015. With a year-to-date total of $855.45 million, 2016 was down 9.1%  when compared with 2015.  (more)
July 11, 2016 - USMTO News Release For May Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders for May 2016 fell 18.2 percent compared to May 2015, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Through the first five months of 2016, orders are down 16.7 percent compared to the same point the prior year. However, as orders were down just 1.4 percent compared to April, this may indicate that the overall order decline is slowing.  (more)
IMTS 2016 TOOLING & WORKHOLDING PAVILION SHOWCASES ADVANCES IN ACCURACY AND EFFICIENCY
Innovative machinery from around the world will be on display at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show. Key to maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of those machines are the tooling and workholding products on display in the West Building at McCormick Place.  (more)
AMT Conference Gives Manufacturers Insight into Future Market Conditions
Hosted annually for over 40 years by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, GFMC brings together economic forecasters, sales and marketing specialists, and industry leaders. These experts share their insight into the market factors driving manufacturing and how companies can outpace the competition in this business environment.  (more)
June 13, 2016 - USMTO News Release For April Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders for April 2016 were down 27.5% from the same month a year ago, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report compiled by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year to date, orders are down 16.6% compared to the same point in 2015.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 10.3% in April
April U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.64 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 5.7% from March’s $184.08 million and down 15.0%  when compared with the total of $204.34 million reported for April 2015. With a year-to-date total of $689.76 million, 2016 was down 10.3%  when compared with 2015.
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Registration Now Open for IMTS 2016 Conference
Registration is now open for the IMTS 2016 Conference, a key educational attraction at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show. The IMTS 2016 Conference, which runs for four days during IMTS, offers 55-minute long seminars that provide solutions to current manufacturing problems, such as improving productivity, improving part quality and developing a stable, competent workforce to lower the cost of manufacturing in the United States and create new levels of market demand.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 8.5% in March
March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $184.08 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 6.2% from February’s $173.38 million and down 7.9% when compared with the total of $199.89 million reported for March 2015. With a year-to-date total of $516.12 million, 2016 was down 8.5% when compared with 2015.  (more)
May 9, 2016 - USMTO News Release For March Manufacturing Technology Orders

March 2016 manufacturing technology orders were valued at $370.98 million, compared to $420.79 million in March 2015. Year-to-date orders stand at $922.67 million, compared to $1,085.40 million at the same point a year ago. USMTO data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing companies invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.

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AMT Donates MakerGear 3D Printer Package to Primoris Academy in New Jersey
AMT presented a MakerGear 3D printer to Primoris Academy (N.J.) to help advance the school’s mission of preparing students in STEM education and to interest more students in careers in manufacturing and engineering.   (more)
Leading Manufacturing Technology Associations Launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)
AMT and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017, at the Chongqing International Expo Center, Yubei, Chongqing, China.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 8.9% in February
February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.38 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT . This total, as reported by companies participating in the the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 9.3% from January’s $158.65 million and down 4.0% when compared with the total of $180.56 million reported for February 2015.   (more)
April 11, 2016 - USMTO News Release for February Manufacturing Technology Orders
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for February 2016 showed that orders were down 5.1% compared to the previous month, and down 12.8% compared to the same month in 2015. The report is generated from data compiled by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders for capital equipment continue to slump as the overall U.S. manufacturing industry battles the effects of a strong dollar and weak demand from international markets. While Europe, Japan and the United States are seeing economic expansion, China continues to struggle along with other emerging global economies. However, increasing commodity prices and other positive economic indicators could point to a more favorable climate for some sectors of U.S. manufacturing, particularly mining, construction and agricultural.   (more)
Winner Selected for MTConnect Student Challenge Idea Creation Competition
Alexander Lee, a student at Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, N.C.), has been named the winner for the Idea Creation competition as part of the MTConnect Student Challenge for his submission, “Raspberry Pi for Data Visualization.” Lee’s winning submission proposed the use of a Raspberry Pi single-board computer as an MTConnect adapter to monitor a machine’s overall equipment effectiveness, utilizing the Python programming language to visualize the data that comes from the machine.  (more)
IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show Unveils Newest Iconic Hot Air Balloon
IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show unveiled its newest hot air balloon showcasing the new IMTS logo and brand colors of neon green and royal blue.   (more)
AMT Elects New Board of Directors and Officers
AMT has elected its 2016-2017 officers and directors. The 2016-2017 board year begins April 1, 2016.  (more)
AMT Presents the 2016 Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award to Marcus B. Crotts
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology presented the Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award to industry icon Marcus B. Crotts at its Annual Business Meeting, March 5, 2016, in Palm Desert, Calif.  (more)
Manufacturing Industry Leader Conference Focuses on U.S. Manufacturing Trends & Economic Outlook
Hundreds of manufacturing leaders gathered for The MFG Meeting, an event that emphasized the emerging developments and business forecasts for American manufacturing.  (more)
March 14, 2016 - USMTO News Release for January Manufacturing Technology Orders
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for January 2016 showed that order values were down 30 percent from December, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year-over-year orders declined 21 percent. AMT expects the overall market for manufacturing technology to remain weak well into the spring and summer months. Activity should slowly begin to turn around this fall. September’s IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is poised to deliver a significant boost in sales in the fourth quarter.  (more)
IMTS 2016 Additive Manufacturing Pavilion Showcases Technologies, Products Read for Prime Time
To enter the North Building at McCormick Place, visitors to IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show – must exit the Grand Concourse and pass through the new Additive Manufacturing Pavilion. Previously the technology has been featured in AMT’s  Emerging Technology Center as a cutting edge technology and then added to the Fabricating and Laser Pavilion. For IMTS 2016, additive manufacturing technology has earned a stand-alone spotlight at the show, which runs from Sept. 12-17, 2016.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 16.7% in January
January U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $153.14 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 the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 2.1% from December’s $156.48 million and down 16.7% when compared with the total of $183.91 million reported for January 2015.   (more)
Concept Laser GmbH wins the 2016 International Additive Manufacturing Award
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is pleased to announce that Concept Laser GmbH is the winner of the 2016 International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA). The award was presented at the Inside 3D Printing conference as part of METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.  (more)
IMTS 2016 INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION AND VISITOR HOUSING OPEN
International Registration and Visitor Housing for this year’s leading industrial manufacturing event, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, is now open. Manufacturing professionals across the globe will gather at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 12-17, 2016, seeking to explore the latest in manufacturing technologies and innovative manufacturing trends. More than 2,000 companies will exhibit at IMTS 2016, and we anticipate 120,000 registrants of buyers and sellers of machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 5% in December
December U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.48 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 the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 1.4% from November’s $154.27 million and down 15.4% when compared with the total of $185.07 million reported for December 2014. With a year-to-date total of $2,135.07 million, 2015 was down 5.0% when compared with 2014.  (more)
February 8, 2016 - USMTO News Release for December Manufacturing Technology Orders

December 2015 manufacturing technology orders valued $401.16 million, compared to $511.10 million in December 2014, a decline of 21.5%. The total manufacturing technology order value for all of 2015 was $4,187.83 million, vs. $5,072.50 million in 2014. This data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.

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IMTS 2016 REGISTRATION AND VISITOR HOUSING OPEN
Registration and Visitor Housing for this year’s leading industrial manufacturing event, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, is now open. Manufacturing professionals across the globe will gather at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 12-17, 2016, seeking to explore the latest in manufacturing technologies and innovative manufacturing trends. Registration includes floor access to 1.256 million net square feet of exhibits. This includes five co-located shows, making IMTS 2016 one of the largest in show history. Visit IMTS.com/register and IMTS.com/travel to begin planning your IMTS 2016 experience.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption Down 4.1% in November
November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $153.7 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 13.0% from October’s total, down 11.3% from November 2014 and down 4.1% when compared year-to-date in 2014.  (more)
January 11, 2016 - USMTO News Release for November Manufacturing Technology Orders
November 2015 manufacturing technology orders totaled $329.76 million, which included orders for 1,795 units at an average value of $183,709 per unit. The total order value represented a 13.8% decline compared to November 2014. Year to date, orders for 2015 totaled $3,777.98 million, a drop of 17.2% compared to the $4,561.40 total at the same point in 2014. This data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.  (more)
Competition Deadlines Extended for MTConnect Student Challenge
The MTConnect Student Challenge is extending the deadlines for both its Idea Creation and Application Development competitions. The new deadline for the ideas competition is March 15, 2016; the new deadline to submit applications is July 15, 2016.  (more)
December 14, 2015 - USMTO News Release for October Manufacturing Technology Orders
October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $327.39 million, down 28.3% compared to $456.44 million in October 2014. Year to date, total orders for 2015 stand at $3,452.82 million, compared to $4,178.71 million at the same point in 2014. This data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.  (more)
November 9, 2015 – USMTO News Release for September Manufacturing Technology Orders
September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $321.77 million. This total was up from August’s $290.25 million and down 49.6% when compared with the $638.82 million reported for September 2014. The year-to-date total for 2015 stands at $3,105.57 million, a 16.6% decline from the $3,722.27 million reported at this time in 2014. This data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.  (more)