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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)
IMTS 2020 Special Message

On behalf of AMT and IMTS, we want to express our strong support for your company and manufacturing in general in this time of uncertainty. We, as an industry, are facing unprecedented challenges as we look to move past the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. We are very confident in the future of manufacturing and look forward to a safe and healthy future for our associates and our companies. 

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Field Service Practices that Address COVID-19

Despite stay-at-home orders being issued in some states in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, some manufacturing facilities remain open to allow manufacturers to produce essential medical devices and parts for the defense industry. 

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AMT Announces the Postponement of The 2020 MFG Meeting
In the past week, the WHO declared the global COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic and Fort Lauderdale joined communities around Florida in prohibiting gatherings larger than 250 people. Yesterday, the CDC issued guidance recommending that gatherings be kept to less than 50 people. Due to these circumstances and with the safety and health of the community as our top priority, we have made the decision to postpone The MFG Meeting until 2021.  
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AMT Announces the Cancellation of MT360
Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have been closely monitoring the guidelines and recommendations set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department with respect to the MT360 conference, planned for May 12 – 14, 2020 in Santa Clara, CA.   (more)
January 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders up 5% from December 2019

January 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $196.5 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 percent from December's $187.2 million and down 8.6 percent when compared with the $215.1 million reported for January 2019. 

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Decreased in January to Lowest Monthly Total since January 2017

U.S. manufacturing technology orders decreased 32 percent in January from the previous month to $269 million, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. January manufacturing technology orders were the lowest since January 2017. New orders placed in January 2020 fell 34 percent from January 2019.  

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2019 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Close at 2.4 Billion

December 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $187.2 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 percent from November's $189.1 million and down 1 percent when compared with the $189.1 million reported for December 2018. With a year-to-date total of $2.4 billion, 2019 is down 1 percent when compared with 2018. 

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Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Inc. Adds First Value Added Reseller in Southern States

(Austin, TX; March 6th, 2020) Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), Inc. announces Impac Systems Engineering (Impac) as its first value added reseller in the Southern States of the US: Arizona, Texas, Arkansas, Louisana, New Mexico. Impac has also purchased AMT’s PostPro3D system and will offer surface smoothing production and benchmarketing services to customers.

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New Scale Robotics Announces UR+ Certification for its Gripper/Caliper and Multi-Tool Mount for UR e-Series Cobots
Automation tools feature fast deployment, rapid ROI for small part handling and measurement.  (more)
New CMTSEs in 2020
CMTSE exam questions are developed by the Certification Committee, which includes machine tool distributors, builders, sales engineers, customers and allied industry representatives. The exam is a knowledge-based, online exam consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have three hours to complete the examination. Find out more about becoming a CMTSE.  (more)
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