Machine Tools http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6652/more en 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> Positive Turn for September Machine Tool Sales http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/positive-turn-september-machine-tool-sales <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturing technology orders lagging 2012 results </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Domestic machine shops and other manufacturers ordered $397.57 million of machine tools and related technology during September, a 5.8% improvement over $375.72 million the August 2013 results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/positive-turn-september-machine-tool-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/positive-turn-september-machine-tool-sales#comments Machine Tools News Tue, 12 Nov 2013 04:28:00 +0000 102501 at http://www.industryweek.com Monthly orders for new manufacturing technology equipment regained some recent losses during September, but the three-month average total continues to fall as volumes decline from 2012 peaks. AMT Technology: The 3-D Printing Premium http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-3-d-printing-premium <div class="field-deck"> As the technology develops, additive manufacturers find they have more to offer than just customization. They can print perfection. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As the technology develops, additive manufacturers find they have more to offer than just customization. They can print perfection.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-3-d-printing-premium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-3-d-printing-premium#comments Emerging Technologies Product Development Research & Development Machine Tools Technology News Additive Manufacturing Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:31:00 +0000 101011 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Alpha Dog headphones are the product of low-grade, low-resolution 3-D printers designed to make cheap tchotchkes and models, not production-grade components. And they are as close to perfection as it gets.</p> Machine Tool Orders Rose 5% in August http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-rose-5-august <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bookings rose 4.9% over July, but YTD volume is 8.0% behind the 2012 total. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bookings rose 4.9% over July, but YTD volume is 8.0% behind the 2012 total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-rose-5-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/machine-tool-orders-rose-5-august#comments Machine Tools News Tue, 15 Oct 2013 04:01:00 +0000 98642 at http://www.industryweek.com The increase in the value of new orders for machine tools and related technologies in the most recent month was substantial, but the longer trend lines are more consistent. AMT NTMA Supports a Nation of Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/ntma-supports-nation-manufacturers <div class="field-deck"> The National Tooling and Machining Association announces a full schedule of Manufacturing Day events to promote local manufacturing across the country </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The National Tooling and Machining Association announces a full schedule of Manufacturing Day events to promote local manufacturing across the country </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/ntma-supports-nation-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/machine-tools/ntma-supports-nation-manufacturers#comments Machine Tools Global Economy News Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:58:00 +0000 96522 at http://www.industryweek.com