Congress Reinstates Sec. 179 Expensing/Bonus Depreciation

December 17, 2014 - In a victory for manufacturers, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a one-year extension of expanded Sec. 179 expensing and 50% bonus depreciation, paving the way for a Presidential signature before the end of the year. (more)

Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference Announced and Call for Speakers Open

McLean, Va., (Dec. 10, 2014) – After a successful first year, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will host the second annual Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference. The conference will be held June 4, 2015, at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Mich. AMT has also issued a call for speakers. (more)

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Tis the season, to get healthy?

As another holiday season approaches and as I look at myself in the mirror, I say to myself, ”Steve, you had better do something about getting in some kind of shape now or fall prey to adding on another Holiday 10.” You might ask what does this have to do with being a Road Warrior. The simple truth is that a healthy Road Warrior is typically more alert, less tired and exhibits more patience when dealing with customers and the home office. A healthy Road Warrior is also more likely to have a positive perspective and is just a better sales person.   (more)

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Public private partnerships

In February 2012, President Obama proposed establishment of a Public Private Partnership (P3) to enhance manufacturing in America. The P3, now known as the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), was built to accelerate development and adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies. (more)

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 9.7% in October

October U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $193.6 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 9.7% from September’s total and up 3.3% from October 2013. (more)

December 8, 2014 - USMTO News Release for October Manufacturing Technology Orders

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $417.80 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 35.0% from September and down 6.2% when compared with the total of $445.64 million reported for October 2013. With a year-to-date total of $4,150.41 million, 2014 is up 3.8% compared with 2013. (more)

Manufacturing Trade Associations Announce Launch of International Additive Manufacturing Award Competition

McLean, Va. … AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and VDW – Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) announced today the launch of the International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) competition.  

Applications for the IAMA are being accepted now through December 31, 2014. Rules, submission guidelines and additional details can be found on the new IAMA website: 
www.additive-award.com.   (more)


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