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Update from AMT & IMTS
Like you, we are concerned about the health crisis that we are all living through. We sincerely hope that your family, employees, and companies remain safe and healthy through this time.

We at AMT realize this is affecting everyone’s life and business. As we move forward, we believe that manufacturing will bounce back stronger and more engaged than we have seen in many years. In addition, we believe that manufacturers will be laser focused on shortening the supply chain and redeveloping their supply base within the United States.  (more)
COVID-19 Updates and Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on markets and businesses, particularly SMEs. AMT is actively monitoring government action in Washington and around the country to share the most up-to-date information and resources with our members. Check our new website, AMTNEWS.org for daily updates.

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What goes down is likely to go up faster
As many previous recessions, depressions, and crashes have proven, U.S. business will be back. While preparing for the economic downturn, keep in mind that growing from the lowest point of the economic crash to reach pre-crash levels often occurs at a faster rate than falling. Having a plan for that recovery growth is as important as having a plan for possible threats.  (more)
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May 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Down 4.4% from April 2020
May 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $136.6 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 4.4 percent from April's $142.9 million and down 36 percent when compared with the $213.4 million reported for May 2019. With a year-to-date total of $854.1 million, 2020 is down 18.8 percent when compared with May 2019.
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 U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Decreased in May 2020 to 219.4 Million 

U.S. manufacturing technology orders decreased 5% in May from the previous month to $219.4 million, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. New orders were 45% lower than in May 2019, and total orders through May 2020 were $1.3 billion, 31% lower than YTD 2019 orders.  

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THE ASSOCIATION FOR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES THAT VP AND CTO TIM SHINBARA WAS NAMED 2020-2021 ASME CONGRESSIONAL FELLOW
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology today announced that Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Tim Shinbara was recently named a Congressional Fellow – Manufacturing by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for 2020-2021. Shinbara began serving in the office of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on June 2.?  (more)
April 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Down 14.4% from April 2019
April 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $142.9 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 24.7 percent from March's $189.8 million and down 31.1 percent when compared with the $207.5 million reported for April 2019. With a year-to-date total of $717.5 million, 2020 is down 14.4 percent when compared with April 2019.
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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Decreased in April 2020 to 225.8 Million, the Lowest Monthly Total Since May 2010
U.S. manufacturing technology orders decreased 26% in April from the previous month to $225.8 million, the lowest monthly total since May 2010, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. New orders were 39% lower than in April 2019. Total orders through April 2020 were just shy of $1.1 billion, 28% lower than 2019 orders during the same period.    (more)
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Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), Inc. Granted Patents for Chemical Vapor Smoothing in Europe
Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) announces its core portfolio of patents for chemical vapor smoothing have been granted. AMT are fulfilling goals one  milestone at a time, with a clear vision for the future. A future where PostPro3D is a decided leader in automated, safe, and sustainable surface finishing systems for all materials and applications in the AM industry.   (more)
Q-Span System Named Top 50 Innovation by Robotics Business Review
New Scale Robotics has received a Robotics Business Review RBR50 Innovation Award for its Q-Span Systems, which bring collaborative robots to the QC lab to automate measurement of small parts.  (more)
EMAG Announces Expansion with the Opening of EMAG Charlotte!
Beginning June 1, 2020, EMAG will be expanding its operation in the United States by opening an additional office, EMAG Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC. With this addition, current and prospective customers located in the southeastern portion of the United States will have the ability to meet face to face with sales, applications and service personnel. By providing local support, EMAG will strive to foster the growth that the industry is experiencing throughout the region. EMAG Charlotte will operate as a branch office of EMAG L.L.C., located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the North American Headquarters for the EMAG Group.  (more)
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