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Manufacturing Technology Orders Down in January

March 10, 2014
January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $365.06 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 25.2% from December but up 1.3% when compared with the total of $360.31 million reported for January 2013.
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Smart Manufacturing to Drive Demand for M2M

March 7, 2014

The manufacturing sector has traditionally implemented a range of wired networks to automate plant floor operations.

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Smartphone, Tablet Boom Furthers Global Sensors Market

March 6, 2014

Consumer demand for high-quality imaging capabilities, enhanced viewing experience, and power saving capabilities in cell phones, tablets, and industrial machine vision will lend momentum to the global optical and image sensors market.

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CCAM to partner in DoD's DMDI

March 6, 2014
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announced it will partner in the new public-private Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute launched recently by President Barack Obama.
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AMT Applauds Launch of New Manufacturing Hubs in Illinois and Michigan

March 6, 2014
President Obama announced the next expansion of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) with The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDI), to be located in Chicago. AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology applauds the White House for this focus and commitment to advanced manufacturing, and will work collaboratively with the partners involved in these innovation hubs.
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Pro Imaging Golf Championship

March 5, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Enjoy fun and sun at the industry's best networking and social event. This year's event provides a exceptional opportunity to include your spouse or significant other. 

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TA Instruments Acquires Expert System Solutions

March 5, 2014
TA Instruments announced the acquisition of Expert System Solutions, ESS (Modena, Italy). ESS is a privately held company that designs and manufactures innovative non-contact optical thermal analysis instrumentation.
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TA Instruments Acquires LaserComp

March 5, 2014
TA Instruments announced the acquisition of LaserComp (Saugus, MA). LaserComp, a manufacturer of thermal conductivity test instruments.
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MatriX Technologies Earns the Best Practices Company of the Year Award

March 5, 2014
MatriX was recognized as the top achiever in the AXI Market award category, which demonstrates excellent qualities in meeting the increasing demands and requirements of clients in the electronics assembly industry market. Frost & Sullivan has based its study on five main criteria: growth strategy, growth implementation, degree of innovation, customer value and market penetration.
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U.S. Department of Defense Awards $70 Million Grant to UI LABS-Led Team

March 4, 2014
President Obama announced a multi-partner team led by UI LABS has been selected to receive a $70 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute.
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