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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikFeb 20, 2024

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $187.9 Million in December 2023, Bringing the Year-to-Date Total Up 6.9% From 2022

December 2023 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $187.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikFeb 15, 2024

2023 Manufacturing Technology Orders Beat Expectations as December Adds $491 Million

In an upside surprise, December 2023 orders of manufacturing technology totaled $491 million, up nearly 22% from November 2023, and nearly 12% above December 2022, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT.

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Technology
By Bonnie GurneyFeb 08, 2024

IMTS 2024 Offers Hidden Technology Gems, New Exhibitors

At IMTS 2024, discover unexpected solutions, including haptic feedback to improve remote robot operation and digital training, quality control software, additive manufacturing powders and gases, services to address labor issues via an app, and more.

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Advocacy
By Amber ThomasJan 31, 2024

New EPA Rules on Chemicals Impact Manufacturers

Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two rules relating to toxic substances that significantly impact manufacturers and suppliers. Learn about these guidelines affecting PIP (3:1) and PFAS – and how they affect your business.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikJan 18, 2024

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $202.7 Million in November 2023, Bringing the Year-to-Date Total Up 7.5% From 2022

November 2023 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $202.7 million, down 4.9% from October’s $213 million and up 4.4% when compared with the $194.1 million reported for November 2022, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT.

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Advocacy
By Harry MoserJan 13, 2024

Reshoring Booms, Hobson & Motzer Wins National Metalworking Reshoring Award

Reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing job announcements are continuing at a record pace, adding 101,500 jobs in the first quarter of 2023.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikJan 09, 2024

November 2023 Manufacturing Technology Orders Fall Despite Economy’s Soft Landing

Despite a soft economic landing, U.S. manufacturing technology orders, per the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT, saw a 10.3% decline to $399.8 million, contributing to a year-to-date drop of 13.3% compared to 2022.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikDec 13, 2023

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $213 Million in October 2023, Bringing the Year-to-Date Total Up 7.9% From 2022

August 2023 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $219.2 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikDec 12, 2023

October 2023 Manufacturing Technology Orders Up Over September but Down From 2022

Despite a more optimistic outlook, orders for manufacturing technology, measured by the USMTO report, continued to fall relative to 2022. Through October 2023, orders totaled $4.05 billion, 13.5% behind the total for the first 10 months of 2022.

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Technology
By Kathy Keyes WebsterDec 11, 2023

So Much Explored at WESTEC 2023

With 1.2 million manufacturing jobs and 35,000 manufacturing firms, California boasts a vibrant manufacturing community. It's no surprise WESTEC 2023, co-produced by AMT and SME, was a popular event, boasting 347 exhibitors, 50 speakers...

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