Machine Tools http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6652/more en Best of RAPID 2014 [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/technology/best-rapid-2014-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>3-D printing finally breaks into real, hardcore manufacturing at SME's 21st annual RAPID conference and expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/best-rapid-2014-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/best-rapid-2014-slideshow#comments Emerging Technologies Product Development Machine Tools Innovation Technology Additive Manufacturing Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:31:00 +0000 121461 at http://www.industryweek.com RAPID 2014: Hybrid Manufacturing Steals the Show http://www.industryweek.com/technology/rapid-2014-hybrid-manufacturing-steals-show <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New tools combining the power of additive manufacturing with traditional subtractive techniques offer the next great hope for 3-D printing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/rapid-2014-hybrid-manufacturing-steals-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/rapid-2014-hybrid-manufacturing-steals-show#comments Emerging Technologies Product Development Machine Tools Technology News Additive Manufacturing Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 121331 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Molds printed on the LUMEX emerge from the machine fully tooled, finished and ready for production.</p> Technology: The Secret Life of the American Factory http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-secret-life-american-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Even as manufacturers scramble to claim every last tick of incremental improvements, there are still enormous pockets of inefficiencies hidden all around them. To find them, they need to take a deep dive into big data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-secret-life-american-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-secret-life-american-factory#comments Information Technology Machine Tools Systems Integration Technology Gold News Mon, 05 May 2014 15:15:00 +0000 117851 at http://www.industryweek.com Siemens to Make Offer in Battle for France's Alstom http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/siemens-make-offer-battle-frances-alstom <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Siemens may be preparing an energy-for-trains buyout bid that will thwart GE's interest in the French 'national jewel.'</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/siemens-make-offer-battle-frances-alstom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/siemens-make-offer-battle-frances-alstom#comments Companies & Executives Machine Tools Transportation Global Economy News Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:36:00 +0000 117581 at http://www.industryweek.com Second-Straight Month of Falling Machine Tool Orders http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/second-straight-month-falling-machine-tool-orders <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Weak demand for metal cutting equipment shows slow start for 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. manufacturers ordered $354.40 million worth of new machine tools and related technology during February, a decline of 6.6% from January, and a similar 6.2% decline from February 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/second-straight-month-falling-machine-tool-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/second-straight-month-falling-machine-tool-orders#comments Machine Tools News IMTS Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:49:00 +0000 116421 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The USMTO report&rsquo;s three-month moving average indicates the recent decline in manufacturing technology orders, but the 12-month average indicates more stability.</p> AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology Machine Tool Orders Weakened in January http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-weakened-january <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Weak start to 2014 but optimism remains for capital spending </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. manufacturers cut their new equipment orders by 25.2% in January, though the result showed slight improvement versus the comparable figure for January 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-weakened-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-weakened-january#comments Machine Tools IMTS Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:44:00 +0000 113311 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The total volume of new orders has found occasional peaks since hitting $667.47 million during September 2012, the last time IMTS was stage, but the past 13 months have averaged just $407.8 million/month for new orders.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Late Improvement Helped Machine Tool Orders in 2013 http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/late-improvement-helped-machine-tool-orders-2013 <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> December rise brings in annual total -5% less than previous year </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers ordered $491.89 million worth of new machine tools and related technology during December 2013, giving 2013 a strong ending but one that is in line with the year-on-year comparison through most of the 12 months of reports. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/late-improvement-helped-machine-tool-orders-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/late-improvement-helped-machine-tool-orders-2013#comments Machine Tools News Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:45:00 +0000 110821 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The three-month trend showed stronger demand that AMT suggested will be sustained in the current cycle.</p> US Machine Tool Orders Rose in November http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/us-machine-tool-orders-rose-november <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Orders for manufacturing technology inched ahead of October, but lag in annual total </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. manufacturers and machine shops ordered $437.79 million worth of new machine tools and related technology during November, rising 0.6% from October to November. The new result represents a 20.7% improvement over the November 2012 result, and it brings the year-to-date (January-November) total to $4,399.22 million, down 7.7% from the comparable result for the first 11 months of 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/us-machine-tool-orders-rose-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/us-machine-tool-orders-rose-november#comments Machine Tools Economic Trends Tue, 14 Jan 2014 02:56:00 +0000 107971 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The three-month average for new orders supports AMT president Douglas K. Woods&rsquo; statement that &ldquo;the industry headed to the end of 2013 on a very strong note.&rdquo; The 12-month average is less encouraging for total machine tool sales in 2013.</p> AMT - the Association for Manufacturing Technology Machine Tool Orders Continued to Rise in October http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-continued-rise-october <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Third straight monthly increase but 10-month total trails 2012 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New orders for machine tools and related technologies rose 10.2% from September to October, the third consecutive monthly increase in the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-continued-rise-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-continued-rise-october#comments Machine Tools News Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:59:00 +0000 105001 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The three-month average and total orders for October indicate a solid result for new orders -- though the 12-month average is less positive for the machine too sector.</p> Manufacturing's Pushmi-Pullyu: Legislation on One End, Taxes and Regulation on the Other http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/manufacturings-pushmi-pullyu-legislation-one-end-taxes-and-regulation-other <div class="field-deck"> While legislation, policy and initiatives have come forth with the aim of pushing the industry forward, a snarled web of tax and regulation lies underneath and hinders any movement toward real progress. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While legislation, policy and initiatives have come forth with the aim of pushing the industry forward, a snarled web of tax and regulation lies underneath and hinders any movement toward real progress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/manufacturings-pushmi-pullyu-legislation-one-end-taxes-and-regulation-other" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/manufacturings-pushmi-pullyu-legislation-one-end-taxes-and-regulation-other#comments Legislation Machine Tools Regulations Innovation News Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:50:00 +0000 103611 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Dr. Doolittle&#39;s &quot;pushmi-pullyu&quot;-- a gazelle/unicorn cross that had two heads on opposite ends of its body pulling in opposite directions -- is an unfortunate metaphor for the relationship between manufacturing and the U.S. government.</p> <p>Douglas Woods is president of AMT &ndash; The Association for Manufacturing Technology.</p>