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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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March 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Up 1% from February

March 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $189.8 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 0.9 percent from February's $188.2 million and down 9.8 percent when compared with the $210.4 million reported for March 2019. With a year-to-date total of $574.5 million, 2020 is down 9 percent when compared with 2019. 

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Dapra Announces 50% Discount Program for COVID-19 Medical Equipment Manufacturers
Bloomfield, CT USA – Dapra Corporation – an American manufacturer of high-performance indexable carbide milling tools and inserts – is pleased to announce a new initiative to support U.S. shops that are pivoting their manufacturing processes to supply the medical industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increased in March 2020, Yet Deceleration Begins in Second Half of Month  
U.S. manufacturing technology orders increased 8% in March from the previous month to $301.2 million, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. New orders were 29.3% lower than in March 2019. Total orders through March 2020 were $863 million, 26.1% lower than YTD 2019 orders.  
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The Smart Manufacturing Experience (SMX) Rescheduled
(SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 20, 2020) – SME and AMTThe Association For Manufacturing Technology today announced that they have rescheduled the Smart Manufacturing Experience (SMX) to September 14-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, co-located with IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show. SMX 2020, originally planned for June 2-4 in Pittsburgh, will focus the manufacturing community’s attention on the technologies and innovations of smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0. The decision comes after careful consideration and consulting with advisors and event partners and was taken in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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February 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Down 4.2% from January
February 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $188.2 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 4.2 percent from January's $196.5 million and down 8.5 percent when compared with the $205.6 million reported for February 2019. With a year-to-date total of $384.7 million, 2020 is down 8.5 percent when compared with 2019. 
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Dapra Announces 50% Discount Program for COVID-19 Medical Equipment Manufacturers
Bloomfield, CT USA – Dapra Corporation – an American manufacturer of high-performance indexable carbide milling tools and inserts – is pleased to announce a new initiative to support U.S. shops that are pivoting their manufacturing processes to supply the medical industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT), Launches PostProDP, an Automated Depowdering System for 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT), leader in industrial automated post-processing solutions for additive manufacturing (AM), and Leering Hengelo, internationally recognized producer of blasting equipment for the metal and plastics processing industry, have partnered together to bring two new de-powdering systems called PostProDP and PostProDP Pro to the market.
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New White Paper: Correlation Study for New Robotic Caliper System
Discusses how to qualify Q-Span Workstation tool capability for parts and processes in small-part manufacturing  
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Q-Span™ Workstation Kit is first UR+ Application Kit for quality inspection, certified by Universal Robots
By automating manual digital caliper inspection, Q-Span Workstations increase consistency of small-part measurement and help quality teams achieve gage R&R targets
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