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By Patrick McGibbonJun 10, 2021

Automation is imperative because one of the only ways the U.S. can remain competitive given wage differentials between countries is by increasing productivity.

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By AMTApr 15, 2021

While the MT industry and economy at large still struggle to recover to pre-pandemic levels, there are a few things all business leaders can do to protect their future. Despite ongoing uncertainty, manufacturing leaders are largely optimistic...

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By Patrick McGibbonApr 08, 2021

The market for manufacturing technology is blooming as we head into the spring of 2021 with projections of significant double-digit growth. Still, there are risks to that rosy scenario.

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By Patrick McGibbonFeb 10, 2021

At the end of May 2020, analysts were talking disaster. The market for manufacturing technology was going into a tailspin. Companies were addressing canceled orders and sales calls, looking at employee furloughs, and striving to keep credit lines open...

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By External ContributorJan 25, 2021

Cary Wood, chief executive of Grede Holdings LLC, saw business plunge 90% earlier this year as the auto plants and heavy equipment producers that use his metal parts shut down, followed by a bumpy recovery. But he’s upbeat these days and, in the last...

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By AMTJan 11, 2021

In addition to being an engine of economic power and a source of innovation that benefits the entire nation, manufacturing is critical to national security. Innovative new technologies and processes in manufacturing increase productivity, enable new...

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By Patrick McGibbonDec 15, 2020

In the last days of October, AMT’s annual MTForecast event was delivered virtually for the first time in its 48-year history. The format may have been different, but the value was as great as ever, even if the news was bittersweet...

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By Jonathan NguyenNov 13, 2020

U.S. machine tool exports valued $118.41 million in August, up 25.8% from July’s total of $94.12 million. Exports for year-to-date 2020 totaled $917.75 million, a decrease of 28.0% when compared to the same period for 2019. Monthly machine tool imports...

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By External ContributorNov 12, 2020

The increase in the WEI for the week of October 31 was due to a decrease in initial unemployment insurance claims and increases in tax withholding and rail traffic (relative to the same time last year), which more than offset decreases in electricity...

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By Christopher DownsNov 09, 2020

Last month, manufacturing executives from around the country attended the virtual MTForecast conference which brought together nationally recognized economists and industry analysts – as well as machine tool forecasts and industry outlooks for...

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