MAR13 NEWS RELEASE: U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 13.4% In January
January 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $208.27 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 10.1 percent from December’s $189.1 million and up 13.4 percent when compared with the $183.6 million reported for January 2018. 

NEWS RELEASE: U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for January 2019
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders for January totaled $396 million, marking the second strongest January in the history of the USMTO program. Orders declined 10.5 percent from December, but at half the average decline in January over December levels since 1998. January 2019 orders grew five percent over January 2018 – an indicator of continued expansion in the market into 2019 after an annual expansion of 19 percent in 2018.  (more)
NEWS RELEASE: AMT Kicks Off 2019 with Hiring of New VP of Business Development
AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology announces today that Travis Egan has joined our organization as the Vice President of Business Development.  His focus will be introducing our current suite of innovative offerings to AMT members and developing new products, services, and markets.  (more)
Big changes in store for IIoT in 2019
What do security, ‘fog’ and edge computing, 5g cellular, and digital twins have in common? They’re among the critical opportunities and issues shaping the industrial Internet of things, which is the focus of the November webinar of the Manufacturing Tech Council.  (more)
Three big questions for a top nanotech expert

Examining the current state of nano and advanced materials. Exploring the future for manufacturers.

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AMT comes to you

One of the best parts of my job is traveling around the country meeting members and learning about their businesses. In conferences, committee meetings, workshops and receptions, there are plenty of opportunities to engage; but I find my best discussions take place when I take AMT to the members.

Transformative Technologies Converge on Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing will be among the transformative technologies on display at an innovative manufacturing event.

ARMATURE interview with Tim

Recent years have been good for the European economy. Most all the markets of the EU’s 28 members have steadied and demonstrated some solid growth. A few of the markets in Central Europe have been particularly strong. Romania is experiencing the fastest growth in the EU at an impressive five percent and is closely followed by Poland, Czechia, and Hungary. These countries boast low unemployment and continued investment, most notably from Germany (world’s 4th largest economy). Germany, has been experiencing quite strong domestic growth and has also been investing heavily in France, which has an appealing industrial base known to embrace innovation. France continues to attract foreign investment projects at unprecedented levels reaching a 10-year high in 2018.

The MTCouncil Insight :: February

While the February topic in our 2019 Manufacturing Tech Council webinar series is “Advanced Sensors,” I want to give you some early reading on our focus area for March – Hybrid Manufacturing.

Reflections from the Consumer Electronics Show

Over the past 50 years, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has attracted both business leaders and “outside-the-box” thinkers. CES is the global stage and proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies in the upcoming consumer technologies market. As an industry analyst at AMT, I get to see and hear about new advancements in the manufacturing technology industry, so I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to attend CES and explore the robotics and 3D printing industry.

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Founded in 1902, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents builders and distributors of manufacturing technology -- the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, VA, near the nation's capital, AMT acts as the industry's voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness and develop manufacturing's advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparallelled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

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
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