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By Christopher ChidzikDec 01, 2022

Charting Where We Have Been and What May Lie Ahead.

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By Gary VasilashNov 30, 2022

If this were a movie, you might want to head for the exit. But sticking around – which may not be easy – can be rewarding.

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By Christopher ChidzikNov 28, 2022

Given the recent election, it seems timely to build upon some of this analysis by examining what effect, if any, elections may have on machinery orders, as measured by the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published ...

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By Douglas K. WoodsNov 21, 2022

We all know that economically things are at a high level of uncertainty. Inflation, interest rate increases, continuing supply chain snags, rising material costs, employment challenges. I’m not telling you anything that you don’t know ...

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By Kathy Keyes WebsterNov 09, 2022

Despite a mild recession next year, 2023 does offer opportunities for U.S. machine tools. Learn more from economist Mark Killion, a speaker at the recent MTForecast conference.

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By Patrick McGibbonOct 19, 2022

Read the top three takeaways from last week’s AMT event, MTForecast 2022, which featured economic forecasting and market data to help you make informed decisions for your manufacturing technology business.

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By Christopher ChidzikOct 04, 2022

In late July 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released the advanced Q2 gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, which showed the U.S. economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.9%. While this was an improvement from the 1.6% annualized ...

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By Mark Killion, CFASep 26, 2022

To help support better economic analysis and sales forecasting for manufacturing technology companies, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is gathering economists to share data and insights at MTForecast, held Oct. 12-14 in St. Louis.

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By Kathy Keyes WebsterSep 02, 2022

The MTForecast conference in October is a unique opportunity for manufacturing technology companies to gather information that will inform their business strategies: customer industry insights, economic forecasting, and deep dives into market data.

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By Christopher ChidzikAug 16, 2022

Orders of workholding technologies totaled $162.7 million in the first half of 2022, of which $21 million was for export, according to the Advanced Workholding Technology report, published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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