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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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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)
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)
IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 Expands Its Offerings
Based on exhibitor sales and current plans, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is expected to be one of the largest in show history with even more to offer visitors. The show will be held September 12-17, 2016, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Registration will open on February 1, 2016.   (more)
AMT Vice President Paul Warndorf Receives NCDMM’s Lawrence J. Rhoades Award
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is proud to announce that Paul Warndorf, AMT’s Vice President – Strategic Planning, has been selected for the prestigious Lawrence J. Rhoades Award, given by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).  (more)