U.S. Foreign Trade Summary of the Manufacturing Technology Industry

U.S. machine tool exports valued $136.26 million in July, down 25.6 percent from June’s total of $183.16 million. Exports for year-to-date 2019 totaled $1,118.26 million, a decrease of 15.7 percent when compared to the same period for 2018. Monthly machine tool imports valued $526.11 million in July, up 6.3 percent from June’s total of $494.73 million. Imports for year-to-date 2019 totaled $3,541.05 million, a decrease of 0.4 percent when compared to the same period for 2018.

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Economic Trends - Motor Vehicle Summary - Now in MTInsight
The motor vehicle summary tracks monthly light vehicle sales. The headline seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) figures are widely cited by economists and automotive industry analysts.  (more)

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Economic Trends - General Economic Indicators - Now on MTInsight

Provides data that will help you judge both the magnitude and direction of fluctuations in the business cycle. Includes construction spending, industrial production, manufacturing orders, shipments, inventory and backlog, consumer sentiment and monthly machine tool orders.  

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Economic Trends - Housing Starts - Now in MTInsight
Housing Starts are a leading indicator of both general economic health and trends in output in the construction and off-road equipment industries.   (more)

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Economic Trends - Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization - Now on MTInsight
These two series are part of the monthly G.17 release by the Federal Reserve. Industrial production is a calculated index of output by major industrial sector. Capacity utilization measures actual output as a percentage of potential output. If an industry is above 80% capacity, it usually signals expansion. Previously part of Economic Trends - Manufacturing Trend Data.

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Economic Trends - Shipments, Orders, Inventory, and Backlog
This report provides monthly charts based on data collected and published by the Census Bureau. Over 50 different manufacturing industries or industry groups are available, including both manufacturing technology providers and major customer industries. Provides market analysts or forecasters the first essential element to projecting sales or shipments.
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Economic Trends - Price Indices

This report provides information on changes in prices for finished goods, specific machine tools, and key components of machine tools including labor and materials.

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MTUniversity Quality Suite Online Learning-Subscription
Quality within an organization is driven by the needs of customers.

These classes address the many facets that contribute to quality. Content covers standards, auditing, and improvement for all levels of the shop.  (more)

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MTUniversity Additive Manufacturing Online Learning-Subscription

Manufacturers are beginning to recognize the benefits that Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers in terms of speed, simplicity, reliability, and cost. Additive manufacturing is a process in which a three-dimensional computer model design is built into a physical object by joining thin layers of material. AM is a versatile field that encompasses a variety of methods, materials, and applications.

AMT has partnered with ToolingU, the leading e-Learning content provider in the manufacturing industry to deliver specific tracks on Additive Manufacturing on a subscription basis for $325. The track is approximately eight hours of study and includes a vocabulary list, a pre-test and Final Exam. For CMTSEs who are in the process of recertifying their credential, this track of classes has the same Professional Development point value as a college course (4 Points).  (more)

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MTUniversity Technology Fundamentals Subscription
MTUniversity Technology Fundamentals includes the basics of machine tool, cutting tool, workholding, quality control and manufacturing process fundamentals, shop math, blueprint reading, GD&T, and more. (more)

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Economic Trends - Oil & Gas
Consists of tables detailing 3 years of monthly data on natural gas and oil production, shipments and trade. (more)