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AMTNEWS Apr - SMARTFORCE - Greg Jones
AMT News -- April 2018
SMARTFORCE - It's a jungle out there
Greg Jones, AMT Vice President - Smartforce Development

We also need to continue to change perceptions about careers in manufacturing. An excellent opportunity for that is coming at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018,

 

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AMT News April 2018
Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018 #LetsDoThis...
The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018 will be here before we know it. Plans are in place with MTConnect and our industry exhibit partners to introduce this next generation of young people to careers in smart manufacturing, in addition to their teachers, administrators, and parents.  (more)
AMT News February 2018

Find out more about Smartforce Student Summit, AutomationXchange, The MFG meeting 2018. This months article include:

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AMT Opens New Shanghai Tech Center (STC)

AMT recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Shanghai Technology Center in the International Machine Tools Center, within the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, China.

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 7.4 Percent In February
February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $190.12 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 collaboration, was up 3.5 percent from January’s $183.61 million and up 8.7 percent when compared with the $174.98 million reported for February 2017. With a year-to-date total of $373.73 million, 2018 is up 7.4 percent when compared with 2017.
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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for February 2018
U.S. manufacturing technology orders for the first two months of 2018 climbed 27% higher than the same period in 2017 signaling continued strength in the recovery initiated in June 2017, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders totaled $354 million in February, down 5% from a 22-year high in January.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 6.1 Percent In January
January U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $183.61 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 collaboration, was up 4.9 percent from December’s $175.00 million and up 6.1 percent when compared with the $173.05 million reported for January 2017. With a year-to-date total of $183.61 million, 2018 is up 6.1 percent when compared with 2017.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for January 2018
Orders for manufacturing technology in January 2018 were up 44 percent compared to January 2017, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. It was the second-largest January in the 22 years recorded by the USMTO program. Orders totaled $372 million for the month, down 20 percent compared to December.
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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Grew 8.3 Percent in 2017
Cutting tool manufacturers are upbeat about market growth in 2018, expecting continued growth throughout the year as was seen in 2017.   (more)
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Triform to Manufacture Fluid Cell Sheet Hydroforming Press for Aerospace Supplier H&R Parts Company
Beckwood Press Company has been awarded a contract by H&R Parts Company to manufacture a Triform model 24-5BD fluid cell sheet hydroforming press. With a 24”-diameter forming area and 5,000 PSI, the new Triform will support H&R’s aluminum aerospace part production.
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Concept Machine to Host SteakFest 2018
Concept Machine, a leading Wisconsin machine tool distributor will be hosting their biennial Open House & SteakFest on May 15 &16, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.  The open house will be held at 407 Austin Circle - Delafield, WI 53018.  (more)
20 Years in Business - Shop Floor Automations
Shop Floor Automations 20th Anniversary – New Website & Logo to Celebrate

Manufacturing Integrator Marks Two Decades in Business  (more)
New Certified Manufacturing Technology Sales Engineers, CMTSE - 2016
CMTSE exam questions are developed by the Certification Committee, which includes machine tool distributors, builders, sales engineers, customers and allied industry representatives. The exam is a knowledge-based, online exam consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have three hours to complete the examination. Find out more about becoming a CMTSE.  (more)
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