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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for September 2018
Manufacturing technology orders posted in August and September yielded the second largest two-month total in the program’s history at $1.1 billion, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The September surge of $609 million yielded a 50 percent increase over September 2017 and a year-to-date 27 percent increase over the first nine months of 2017. After a record-breaking August, the 17 percent gain seen in September was larger than expected and a testament to the industry’s surge to increase capacity swiftly.  (more)
AMT co-sponsors National Metalworking Reshoring Award
The Metalworking Reshoring Award will be given at The MFG Meeting in Tucson, AZ, March 2019.   (more)
Cutting tool consumption grew yearly and monthly in August
August U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $223.47 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 11.2 percent from July’s $200.97 million and up 13.9 percent when compared with the $196.23 million reported for August 2017. With a year-to-date total of $1.636 billion, 2018 is up 12.0 percent when compared with 2017.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for August 2018

Manufacturing technology orders posted an unexpected surge in August, climbing 28 percent over August 2017 and bringing the year-to-date growth rate to 23 percent for 2018. The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology showed that orders totaled $501 million for the month, up 26 percent from July and the largest August order level in the USMTO program’s history. 

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 U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 17.6 Percent In July
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $200.97 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 down 5.4 percent from June’s $212.36 million and up 17.6 percent when compared with the $170.95 million reported for July 2017. With a year-to-date total of $1.413 billion, 2018 is up 11.7 percent when compared with 2017.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for July 2018
Manufacturing technology orders for July were up 20 percent from July 2017, yielding a year-to-date total of $2.96 billion for 2018, up 22 percent from the same period in 2017. The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology showed that orders totaled $399 million for the month, down a modest 3 percent compared to June totals, reflecting the start of the typical summer slowdown. 
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Cutting tool market posts strong first half in 2018
June U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $212.83 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 down 1.1 percent from May’s $215.13 million and up 14.1 percent when compared with the $186.57 million reported for June 2017. With a year-to-date total of $1.213 billion, 2018 is up 10.8 percent when compared with 2017.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for June 2018

Manufacturing technology orders capped the first half of the year with another strong month in June, gaining 5 percent compared to June 2017 and bringing the annual growth rate to 22 percent for 2018. The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology showed that orders totaled $417 million for the month, down 14 percent compared to May’s totals, and sit at $2.55 billion for the year. 

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Cutting Tool Consumption up 10.1 Percent in 2018
May U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $215.13 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 5.6 percent from April’s $203.68 million and up 12.1 percent when compared with the $191.93 million reported for May 2017. With a year-to-date total of $999.82 million, 2018 is up 10.1 percent when compared with 2017.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for May 2018
U.S. manufacturing technology orders in May posted double-digit growth rates month over month and year over year, demonstrating strong, sustained growth in the sector, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Overall, orders totaled $485 million in May, bringing the year-to-date totals to $2.1 billion or 26 percent higher than the first five months of 2017.  (more)
MTConnect® Technical Advisory Group re-established as Standards Committee
McLean, Va. …  The MTConnect Institute has been accepted as an accredited standards developer under ANSI. To better align MTConnect procedures with ANSI, the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has been re-established as the "Standards Committee." The Standards Committee is responsible for developing and approving the MTConnect standard, a function previously performed by the TAG.
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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 9.6 Percent In April
April U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $203.68 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 down 1.6 percent from March’s $207.08 million and up 21.2 percent when compared with the $168.03 million reported for April 2017. With a year-to-date total of $784.69 million, 2018 is up 9.6 percent when compared with 2017.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for April 2018
Manufacturing technology orders climbed 10.5 percent year over year in April 2018, with orders
for the year up 22.2 percent when compared to the same point in 2017 according to the latest
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing
Technology. Overall orders totaled $392.97 million in April, down 22.6 percent compared to
an exceptionally strong March total. April orders were the second-strongest month for the year
after March.
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ANSI grants Standards Developer approval to MTConnect Institute
McLean, Va. -- The MTConnect Institute has been approved as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited Standards Developer, elevating MTConnect's status in the national and international standards communities. The move comes in response to increased interest in the MTConnect standard from industry and significant growth in membership in the MTConnect Institute. This accreditation indicates that the Institute's standard development procedures adhere to ANSI's Essential Requirements for due process, which include openness, coordination and harmonization, and compliance with normative policies and procedures, among others.
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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for March 2018
U.S. manufacturing technology orders continued to rise in March, increasing 42 percent over February 2018 and 23 percent over March 2017, once again demonstrating strong, sustained growth in the sector, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Overall, orders totaled $509 million in March, bringing the year-to-date total orders to $1.2 billion.    (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 6.0 Percent In March
March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $207.08 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 8.8 percent from February’s $190.32 million and up 3.5 percent when compared with the $200.05 million reported for March 2017. With a year-to-date total of $581.02 million, 2018 is up 6.0 percent when compared with 2017.
 
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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)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for December 2017
Orders for manufacturing technology climbed month-to-month and year-to-date in December
2017, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For
Manufacturing Technology. Orders totaled $447 million for the month, up 6% compared to November. At a
cumulative total of $4.5 billion for the year, orders were up 8% compared to the year-end total in 2016.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders continued growth in November
Orders for manufacturing technology climbed year over year and year to date in November 2017 according
to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing
Technology. Orders totaled $425.68 million for the month, up 19.0 percent compared to November 2016. At a
cumulative total of $4.06 billion for the year, orders were up 9.4 percent compared to the same point in 2016.
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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption up 8.2% Year to Date
U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption continued to grow year-to-date in November 2017, showing gains of 8.2 percent compared to the same point in 2016. This was according to data compiled by the latest Cutting Tool Market Report, a collaboration between AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 YTD Consumption up 8.0 % in October
October U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $198.00 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 13.2 percent from September’s $174.92 million and up 17.2 percent when compared with the $169.00 million reported for October 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.835 billion, 2017 is up 8.0 percent when compared with 2016.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for October 2017
Orders for manufacturing technology kept their momentum in October 2017, gaining 6.3 percent over September to a total value of $428.32 million, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year to date, orders are up 7.6 percent compared to the same point in 2016.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for September 2017
September continued their upward trend, ending the third quarter on a strong note. According to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report, bookings for September 2017 were up 6 percent from August and posted a year-to-date figure 5 percent higher than the first nine months of 2016. The monthly total of $403 million fell short of September 2016 by 26 percent, a typical drop-off in odd-numbered years when IMTS, the largest manufacturing technology show in the Americas, does not occur.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 YTD Consumption up 7 Percent
September U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $174.92 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 down 10.9 percent from August’s $196.23 million and up 1.9 percent when compared with the total of $171.68 million reported for September 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.637 billion, 2017 is up 7 percent when compared with 2016.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 YTD Consumption up 7.7% in August
August U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $196.23 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 14.8% from July’s $170.95 million and up 11.6% when compared with the total of $175.81 million reported for August 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.462 billion, 2017 is up 7.7% when compared with 2016.
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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for August 2017
 The expansion of manufacturing technology orders slowed in August, but continued to push recovery into its third quarter according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report. August orders were up 16 percent from July and 14 percent from August 2016.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 YTD Consumption up 7.1% in July
July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170.95 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 down 8.4% from June’s $186.57 million and up 16.0% when compared with the total of $147.43 million reported for July 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.266 billion, 2017 is up 7.1% when compared with 2016.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for July 2017
US Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) continued to expand in July, up 23% from July 2016 order levels. The July rate of increase is a notable acceleration in growth relative to the 10% increase in June orders posted over the previous year.   (more)
August 14 - U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for June 2017
June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May, according to a report released by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report also shows a year-over-year increase of more than 10 percent, the fifth consecutive month posting a year-over year gain.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 YTD Consumption up 5.8% in June
June U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $186.57 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 down 2.8% from May’s $191.93 million and up 6.0% when compared with the total of $175.97 million reported for June 2016. With a year-to-date total of $1.095 billion, 2017 is up 5.8% when compared with 2016.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 YTD Consumption up 5.8% in May
May U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $191.93 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 14.2% from April’s $168.03 million and up 15.5% when compared with the total of $166.25 million reported for May 2016. With a year-to-date total of $908.04 million, 2017 is up 5.8% when compared with 2016.  (more)
July 10 - U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for May 2017
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for May 2017 showed gains for the month and year over year, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. May orders were up 3.1 percent over April, and 21.8 percent over May 2016.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 YTD Consumption up 3.5% in April
April U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $168.03 million according to the USCTI and AMT. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 16% from March’s $200.05 million and down 3.6%  when compared with the total of $174.26 million reported for April 2016. With a year-to-date total of $716.11 million, 2017 is up 3.5% when compared with 2016.
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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)
Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018: SME and AMT Announce Boston Manufacturing Event
Smart Manufacturing is being described as the next Industrial Revolution. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Smart Manufacturing can be defined as fully-integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and in customer needs. To help fast-track the adoption of Smart Manufacturing technologies, SME and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, have partnered to create a new kind of event - the Smart Manufacturing Experience, taking place April 30 through May 2, 2018 at the Boston Convention Center.  (more)
May 8th, 2017 - U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for March 2017
Manufacturing technology orders continued to make gains in March, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders were up 34.8 percent compared to February, and up 3.3 percent compared to March 2016.  (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for February 2017
U.S. manufacturing technology orders increased more than expected in February, up 19.6 percent from January, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders were up 1.7 percent year over year.   (more)
March 13, 2017 - USMTO News Release for January 2017 Manufacturing Technology Orders

U.S. manufacturing technology orders declined in January, dropping 40.7 percent compared to December and 11.4 percent compared to January 2016, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 Consumption up 8.7% in January
January U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.05 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 8.7% from December’s $159.17 million and up 8.7%  when compared with the total of $159.22 million reported for January 2016. With a year-to-date total of $173.05 million, 2017 is up 8.7% when compared with 2016.
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February 13, 2017 - USMTO News Release for December 2016 Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders finished 2016 down 4.0 percent compared to 2015, according to the December 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Month over month, December orders were up 20.6 percent compared to November.
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Leading Manufacturing Groups to Host The MFG Meeting 2017
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will partner with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) to present The MFG Meeting 2017, March 22 – 25, at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The annual MFG Meeting provides the opportunity for executives from every step in the manufacturing chain to network and attend conference sessions that focus on technology, industry economics, market trends and business leadership.   (more)
January 9, 2017 - USMTO News Release for November Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders declined slightly in November 2016, dropping 2.4 percent compared to October, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. In total for the year, orders were down 5.1 percent compared to the same point in 2015.  (more)
December 12, 2016 - USMTO News Release for October Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders saw year-over-year gains for the third consecutive month in October 2016, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.  Orders for the month were valued at $335.48 million, up 0.2 percent compared to the same month last year. Year to date, orders are down 5.6 percent compared to the same point in 2015.   (more)
IMTS and GIE Media Donate 3D Printers and $8,000 to Chicago Public Schools and Community Programs Focused on STEM
Miles for Manufacturing (M4M), a series of 5K races aimed at raising funds and awareness for STEM education and manufacturing careers, donated four MakerGear 3D printers and $8,000 to Chicago-area STEM schools and programs with the proceeds from its 5K held during IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.  (more)