The winds have shifted in Washington since Congress returned from the month long summer break. There is a new sense of urgency to get something done from both sides of the aisle. It's true that it took an act of nature to bring the parties together, but it took an act of bipartisanship to enact a disaster relief package that included: a down payment for rebuilding after the hurricanes, a short-term spending deal to keep the government open through December, and a three-month increase in the debt ceiling necessary to fund the spending.(more)
In today’s ultra-competitive manufacturing industry, planning workholding in conjunction with a machine tool purchase has become more important than ever. Gone are the days of ordering a machine, having it installed, and then mounting whatever workholding is laying around the shop on the machine.(more)
Is the auto industry forecast closer to a sci-fi or horror film for advanced manufacturers? Why is there optimism for mining, off-road & construction (MOC) industry?(more)
AMT will soon have a new address for our Shanghai Tech Center (STC) in China. In 2004, AMT opened its first foreign Technology and Service Center in Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao Pilot Free Trade Zone. For more than a decade, AMT’s Shanghai Tech Center has helped more than 100 AMT member companies increase their sales and distribution in China.(more)
MFG Day is a great opportunity to showcase your modern manufacturing workplace and enhance the image of manufacturing to your community, customers and future workforce. Check out the graphic below, which highlights stats on how MFG Day has changed student perceptions of the industry and more.(more)
The Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office is offering funds for projects that would allow manufacturers to use DoE's high-performance computer resources. Specifically, they are seeking projects that would have a potential impact on improving energy efficiency or clean energy technologies. The deadline to apply is December 29, 2018.(more)
We love this NIST graphic, which shows specific facts on the importance of manufacturing in the United States.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works with small- and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs and increase profits. MEP works with partners at the state and federal levels on programs that help manufacturers develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products.(more)