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 and to begin planning your IMTS 2016 experience.  (more)
Mexico 2016 Trade Mission
AMT undertakes trade missions on a regular basis to help introduce member companies to unfamiliar markets. Doors are opened and sales and contacts made on a level that would be impossible for individual companies to establish on their own.  (more)
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Interesting Start to the New Year
Our government had a busy fourth quarter.  First, Congress exercised some leadership and agreed to a budget that will likely see our country through two cycles without threats of government shutdowns or legislated limits guiding the course of our country. Then in December, Congress stepped up to the plate again and nailed it with legislation that makes Section 179 benefits and the R&D tax credit permanent, as well as locks in bonus depreciation for the next five years.  (more)
Developments Driving the Future of the Automation Industry
Millennials have delayed car purchases, but will soon pick up wealth, start families, and buy at least one vehicle. And when they do, there will be a mix of options, which is going to accelerate the frequency of introducing new vehicles from every 7 to 8 years to every 5 to 6 years.   (more)
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United States is Official Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2016
Hannover Messe 2016 is one of the premier industrial events in the world and the most exciting news this year is that the United States is the Official Partner Country in 2016. There will be increased visibility, signage, TV and press coverage, accompanying seminars and discussions: all with a focus on speakers from U.S. industry and government. A dedicated U.S. Investment Pavilion will also focus on securing Foreign Direct Investment in American companies.  (more)
Right skills now
The skills gap in manufacturing is the mismatch between the number of job openings that are currently available (or forecast to be available over time) and the number of qualified people to fill those positions. This gap is widening due to the fact that there aren’t enough people in education and training programs at this time to fill current and future positions.   (more)
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Get Ready to #MakeTheVote with AMT
Fact: There are approximately 12 million manufacturing voters in the United States, defined as men and women who are in the business of making things. Our participation at the polls can make us a strong and resonant voice. For the...  (more)
MTConnect Student Challenge Webinars 
One of the best resources for students participating in the MTConnect Student Challenge are the webinars MTConnect has generously provided to give students an insider look into the manufacturing industry. Produced by manufacturing professionals with years of experience, the webinars...  (more)
Manufacturing Technology Orders Grew, but Don’t Call It a Comeback
The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) showed that orders grew in value in November 2015, but overall units ordered dropped. Companies were buying more expensive equipment, but less of it overall. Typically this means that they are investing...  (more)
Happy New Year, Manufacturers!
ICYMI: Congress finished 2015 with a bang. Decades of hard work and determination by a coalition of committed manufacturing companies and organizations finally paid off with passage of the FY16 Omnibus funding bill that also included restoration of the 50+ expired...  (more)
Why Compete in a Student Challenge ?
For many college students, after a nice relaxing winter break the last thing they want is to do is voluntarily add to their workload by taking on a student competition. But if you can budget just a little extra time...  (more)
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Founded in 1902, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology – represents and promotes U.S. based manufacturing technology. Our members are those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.

AMT's goal is to provide the programs and services that will grow members' businesses in every facet--product innovation, market expansion, employee development - and to represent and promote members and the manufacturing technology (MT) industry to the world at large. Find out if your company is eligible for AMT membership.

At AMT, we understand that our members have two main objectives in running their businesses – increasing sales and decreasing costs! Understanding this fundamental perspective, we strive to address this need in specific ways.
  • Providing access to markets in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Producing industry intelligence that will position your business for success and allow you to make informed decisions.
  • We bolster those core solutions with unique networking and engagement opportunities, by hosting industry events; advocating for the industry; building a Smartforce; and providing access to leading edge, and potentially disruptive, technologies.
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Access To Markets
Access to Markets
Anywhere in the world you want to be, AMT is uniquely positioned to build sales and support your business. AMT’s Global Services range from domestic business support to full-service tech centers.  We provide access to markets in the United States and around the world. 

Explore a foreign market by participating in an AMT/USA pavilion or AMT oversea technical center. Utilize an AMT foreign office or visit your potential customers where the purchasing decisions are made with AMT trade missions. 
Manufacturing Technology
tech trendsTech Trends addresses trends in manufacturing technology from three perspectives:
  • Newly accepted production technologies
  • Greatest needs and challenges still remaining
  • Areas of interest within R&D


MTConnect is an open communication standard that provides the capability to pass data from machine tools to higher level systems for further processing using the XML-based standard. 

The ANSI B11 series of American National Standards and Technical Reports deal with machine tool safety and specify requirements for both the suppliers and users of the machines.

The Metalworking Skill Standards are common skills and competencies a worker needs to perform well on the job.

Industry Intelligence
AMT produces industry intelligence that will position your business for success and allow you to make informed decisions.

Knowledge of the current and coming economic environment, as well as the manufacturing technology industry and its customers is the key to strategic planning. Gain this data and accompanying analysis from AMT's Global Forecasting & Marketing Package (GFMP).

We provide unique analysis of trends impacting your company, markets and customers. 
  • United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) - The only valid benchmark for market share and the best barometer of your customers' business. 
  • MTInsight allows you to visualize economic trends, pinpoint market share and review potential capital investment worldwide.
  • On-demand market research tailored to your company's needs
Contact AMT's industry and research analysts for your tailored research and to participate in any of AMT's benchmarking surveys