U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase in October; Gains Shared by Small, Medium, and Large Job Shops

U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $376 million in October 2019 according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. October orders increased 2 percent over September 2019. New orders placed in October 2019 fell 21 percent from October 2018, which was one of the best Octobers in USMTO history. 

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U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Up 0.2% In September 2019 YTD/YTD

September 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $195.9 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 4.3 percent from August's $204.7 million and down 7 percent when compared with the $210.6 million reported for September 2018. With a year-to-date total of $1.8 billion, 2019 is up 0.2 percent when compared with 2018. Please note there were revisions to August 2019. 

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Decrease in September, but Automotive Sector Sees Slight Increase
U.S. manufacturing technology orders fell 1 percent from the previous month to a total of $361.5 million in September 2019 according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders decreased 41 percent from September 2018, yielding a 10 percent decline in the first three quarters of 2019.  (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Up 3.3% In August from July

August 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $205.1 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 3.3 percent from July's $198.5 million and down 8 percent when compared with the $222.8 million reported for August 2018. With a year-to-date total of $1.7 billion, 2019 is up 1.2 percent when compared with 2018. 

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Metal Cutting Sector Sees Robust Growth in Southeast and Northeast, While Overall U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Decrease in August

McLean, VA (October 14, 2019) –  U.S. manufacturing technology orders fell 3.2 percent from the previous month to a total of $365.6 million in August 2019, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders decreased 27.6 percent from August 2018, which was the best August on record at $505 million.

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U.S. Cutting Tool Year To Date Consumption Up 2.6 Percent In July

July 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $198.4 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 0.6 percent from June's $199.7 million and down 1.3 percent when compared with the $201.0 million reported for July 2018. With a year-to-date total of $1.5 billion, 2019 is up 2.6 percent when compared with 2018. 

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OPC Companion Spec Version 2.0: OPC Foundation and MTConnect Institute Announce Release of the OPC UA Companion Specification for MTConnect®

McLean, Va. & Scottsdale, Az. (September 10, 2019) – The OPC Foundation in conjunction with the MTConnect Institute announce the release of the jointly developed “OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Part 1”. This companion specification makes the MTConnect semantic information model for machine tools accessible to a global audience leveraging the OPC UA Service Oriented Architecture. This OPC UA MTConnect Companion Specification incorporates all the features and functions of the XML based MTConnect standard.

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Despite Gains Over June, U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders through July 11.7 Percent off July 2018 Totals
U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $383.7 million in July 2019, an increase of seven percent over June 2019 but a fall of five percent from July 2018, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The total value of manufacturing technology ordered through July 2019 totaled $2.64 billion, a decrease of 11.7 percent from the 2018 year-to-date total of $2.98 billion.   (more)
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AMT News - Year In Review 2019
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Tech Trends Bits

Welcome to Tech Trends Bits! This is the section of AMT News where I pull the interesting articles from Tech Trends, one of the MTInsight apps that every member can access! Tech Trends is an aggregate of news, research, and industrial roadmaps to track the latest transformative technologies. Along with my short blurb, you’ll find a bitly link that will take you directly to the article in reference! TECHNOLOGY! Let’s take a look at a few things you may have missed in the past month or so…

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Where did 2019 go?

On Aug. 20, 2019, the Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (MPETAC) met to discuss the latest matters in export control. The purpose of this committee is to advise the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to materials processing equipment and related technology. MPETAC covers articles, materials, and suppliers of metalworking equipment, numerically controlled machine tools, and robots. One of the committee’s ongoing goals is to integrate the control definitions between the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

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Apple’s iOS 13: cool stuff for the road warrior, or never attempt this at home

A few weeks ago, I updated my iPhone with the new iOS 13 software. A word to the wise: don’t do this at 4:00 a.m. when you have an early flight to LAX and you realize you haven’t ordered your Uber. I learned quickly: a watched iPhone update never updates. It does, actually, but it takes forever. 

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Near-term and distributor opportunities in additive manufacturing

The biggest and most near-term opportunity in AM right now is in hybrid manufacturing. Combining subtractive manufacturing with AM is an opportunity for customers, machine tool manufacturers, distributors, and integrators alike. AM is both compatible and complementary with CNC multi-tasking machines, where solutions range from retrofitting to new hybrid offerings. Hybrid machines then combine the design freedom of additive with the precision, accuracy, and speed of machining.

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tech trendsTech Trends addresses trends in manufacturing technology from three perspectives:
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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. 

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