June 12 - U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for April 2017
Manufacturing technology orders made year-over-year gains in April according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. It was also the first month that orders showed gains year to date for 2017.   (more)
Indicators point to clear turnaround
The top 10 indicators that AMT monitors as to the health of the manufacturing technology market are coming in strong. In addition to those indicators, the Cutting Tool Market Report for March posted the fifth consecutive year-over-year increase, suggesting that machine utilization is climbing.  (more)
Three Surprising Ways Manufacturers Can Use the Cloud to Drive Innovation
Quantifying and qualifying the effects of the cloud is almost impossible, but it’s fair to say it’s made everything different — almost. While manufacturers as individual consumers have made the shift to a cloud-enabled reality in their day-to-day lives, few have managed to pull off the same shift in their day-to-day work. Here are three ways to stay ahead of the global wolfpack.  (more)
Florida school receives 3D printer from MFG Meeting 5K proceeds
In March, 76 runners met before dawn at The MFG Meeting in Amelia Island, Fla., to run the event’s Miles for Manufacturing 5K. Weeks later, AMT Vice President – Smartforce Development Greg Jones visited Titusville, Fla., to present a MakerGear 3D printer to Imperial Estates Elementary School that was donated with race proceeds.  (more)
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New Infographic Promotes Careers in Manufacturing
As manufacturing evolves with the digital world and skilled workers retire, a shortage of two million workers in the next 10 years is anticipated by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute studies. Help close the manufacturing talent gap. Use Deloitte’s newly published...   (more)
Three Surprising Ways Manufacturers Can Use the Cloud to Drive Innovation
Written by Ryan Kelly, director of business operations at MakeTime, an AMT member company that focuses on streamlining the production of CNC machined parts. It’s hard to remember life and work before the cloud. What was going to solve all our...   (more)
NIMS Summer Workshops and CNC Contests
Summer is a great time to complete a professional development workshop. June through August, NIMS offers one and two-day workshops in machining, industrial maintenance, GD&T, and On-the-Job-Trainer preparation. Summer Calendar of NIMS workshops 2017 SkillsUSA CNC National Championship SkillsUSA CNC...   (more)
Manufacturing bill advances, other priorities delayed
By Amber Thomas, Vice President – Marketing, Communications & Advocacy at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology The Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act passed the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and is now headed to the full...   (more)
NIST highlights manufacturing
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...   (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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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