According to the USMTO report published by The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the manufacturing industry has seen a gigantic boom in machine technology-related sales in 2021. For those unaware, The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) Report is based on the totals of actual sales data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program. This report, compiled by...

Your shop floor machines are either actively running in production mode and or they are experiencing downtime. Hopefully, when the machines are expected to be running, they are performing the way they are designed to— unfortunately, this is where manufacturing can get tricky. Many manufacturers still rely on outdated pen-and-paper charting to report how their machines are running throughout...

The long-anticipated International Manufacturing Technology Show, IMTS, has unfortunately been cancelled due to Covid-19. The announcement came last week. The cancellation, while predictable, was still a huge disappointment for us. We will not be able to engage in person with current and future customers, which we always look forward to. The show always brings together the best and brightest in...

Manufacturers operate in a dynamic environment. Order quantities rise and fall, customers’ taste change and older product lines decline as new ones come on stream. What almost no one expected though were the extraordinary economic circumstances and challenging shop floor operations that we have been living through these last few weeks. For many manufacturers this has been the most...