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Fourth National Metalworking Reshoring Award — Submission Entry
The Reshoring Initiative*, in conjunction with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)*, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), is looking to recognize companies for successful reshoring projects. *Inaugural sponsors
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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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November 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Down 9.9% from October 2020

November 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $151.3 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 9.9% from October's $167.9 million and down 20% when compared with the $189.1 million reported for November 2019. With a year-to-date total of $1.7 billion, 2020 is down 22.7% when compared with November 2019.

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders totaled $330.3 million in November, a decrease of 13.3% from October, but an increase of 1.4% from November 2019
McLean, Va. (January 11, 2021) – U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders totaled $330.3 million in November 2020, a decrease of 13.3% from October, but an increase of 1.4% from November 2019, the first positive year-over-year change since January 2019, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year-to-date orders totaled $3.39 billion, a decrease of 18.7% from the first eleven months of 2019.  (more)
October 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Up 7.6% from September 2020

October 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $167.9 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 up 7.6% from September's $156.1 million and down 22.4% when compared with the $216.4 million reported for October 2019. With a year-to-date total of $1.6 billion, 2020 is down 23% when compared with October 2019. 

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders totaled $383.8 million in October, an increase of 3.7% from September 2020

McLean, Va. (December 14, 2020) – U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders totaled $383.8 million in October 2020, an increase of 3.7% from September 2020, and the highest dollar value since December 2019, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. October 2020 orders decreased 1.9% from October 2019; however, this was smallest year over year difference in 2020 and a stark contrast to the 43.1% year over year decrease seen in May 2020. Total orders through October reached $3.07 billion, a decrease of 20.2% from 2019.  

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September 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Up 14.7% from August 2020

September 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.1 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 14.7 percent from August's $136.1 million and down 20.5 percent when compared with the $196.3 million reported for September 2019. With a year-to-date total of $1.4 billion, 2020 is down 23.1 percent when compared with September 2019. 

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Meet Athena, the First Voice Assistant for the Manufacturing Industry
Voice-enabled technology has transformed the way we communicate, and now it’s here to propel the manufacturing industry forward. Athena, a product of iTSpeeX, LLC, helps machine tool builders provide more productive and efficient equipment to end-users.

Over 500 recognized commands allow Athena to help machine shops bridge the skills gap, increase productivity and help operators do their jobs better. To request a demo, visit athenaworkshere.com.  (more)
New App Note: Best Practices for Optimizing QC Measurements With a Q-Span Workstation
The new application note outlines nine metrology best practices to follow when measuring small parts for QC inspection, and how these best practices apply to automated measurements using a Q-Span Workstation with UR3e collaborative robot and a precision robotic gripper/caliper.   (more)
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