Tech Trends

AMT's newly released Tech Trends

Industry stakeholders commonly ask AMT about the greatest challenges in the industry today or the latest discoveries in research and development. Tech Trends is the next step of a new endeavor in AMT's strategy to distribute the information relating to advancements in the manufacturing technology industry.

Tech Trends answers questions about the trends in manufacturing technology research.

Effective May 17, 2017: AMT members can access Tech Trends through

The Tech Trends publication can be accessed here:

Full version for AMT members:  Download complete Technology Trends (pub. 2015; 52 pages)
Note: must be logged in to download.

A condensed version of Tech Trends, Trends in Brief, is available to the public: Download condensed Technology Trends (pub. 2016; 4 pages)

For questions or suggestions related to Tech Trends, please email

Overview of AMT's Technical Resources

AMT's technical resources provide members with a wide range of information and research about technology trends, R&D products and funding, and more. We sponsor and participate on many advisory groups and committees to gather technical data and influence the research community in the promotion of manufacturing technology in the United States.

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SBIR/STTR Federal Funding Web Sites
Provides links to various SBIR/STTR Programs that focus on research and development activities as well as sources of federal dollars related to more advanced development and manufacturing efforts.   (more)
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Technology Trends – 2015 Edition
Tech Trends is AMT's next step in disseminating information about advancements in the manufacturing technology industry. It identifies the greatest challenges and the latest research and development in the industry today.  (more)
Charles F. Carter, Jr. - Advancing Manufacturing Award
The Charles F. Carter, Jr. Advancing Manufacturing Award is established to recognize and honor academia’s achievements and contributions in supporting the advancement of the U.S. machine tool industry. Nominations are in progress.  (more)
Research Institutions of Interest to AMT Members
Compilation of centers, laboratories, and universities identified by AMT member companies. Provides contact information, an explanation of the type of work being performed and how each entity can provide assistance with your company. (pub. June 2013; 94 pages; 2,005 KB)  (more)
Production Equipment Availability - A Measurement Guideline (Fourth Edition)
The Production Equipment Availability – A Measurement Guideline is now in its fourth edition.  (more)
Central Contractor Registration
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. All AMT members are encouraged to register and renew on an annual basis. There is no cost to register. This is part of the process by which the federal government provides for electronic funds transfer. Registering will automatically assign a Commercial and Government Entity code, and will automatically assign a Marketing Partner ID to allow you to access other government applications.  (more)
National Programs and Organizations
AMT participates and represents member interests on various boards and committees of nationally recognized organizations and programs focused on the development of manufacturing capabilities.  (more)