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)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 8.9% in February
February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.38 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT . This total, as reported by companies participating in the the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 9.3% from January’s $158.65 million and down 4.0% when compared with the total of $180.56 million reported for February 2015.   (more)
Leading Manufacturing Technology Associations Launch the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT)

AMT and the China Machine Tool and Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA) have announced the launch of the China Chongqing International Machine Tool Show (CCIMT) to be held November 13 – 16, 2017, at the Chongqing International Expo Center, Yubei, Chongqing, China. 

Manufacturing Industry Leader Conference Focuses on U.S. Manufacturing Trends & Economic Outlook
Hundreds of manufacturing leaders gathered for The MFG Meeting, an event that emphasized the emerging developments and business forecasts for American manufacturing.  (more)
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There is still time to enter the MTConnect Student Challenge!
Happy Friday, folks! Got some spare time on your hands this weekend? Don’t forget its not too late to work on the MTConnect Student Challenge. There are still over two weeks to complete the Ideation Phase of the challenge, which...  (more)
Candidates, Are You Listening? It’s Time to Start Talking about a Skilled Workforce
“(Skills) are the name of the game, and those who invest in education and skills development are more competitive in the workforce, earn more, have lower risk of unemployment and propel the next generation of prosperity.” – Work: Thriving in...  (more)
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)
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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