Association for Manufacturing Technology

The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) is a trade association based in McLean, Virginia, in the United States. It was founded as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association (NMTBA) in 1902. It represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment.[1]

AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology
PurposeAmerican Manufacturing Technology Interests
HeadquartersMcLean, Virginia
Coordinates38.923706°N 77.218378°W / 38.923706; -77.218378
American Manufacturing Technology Providers
Main organ
Board of Directors
WebsiteAMT Online

The AMT’s most visible activity is its management of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), which is held on even-numbered years at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

The AMT is a committee-driven organization that services the manufacturing community through volunteer participation of its membership. Examples of activities fostered by the AMT include:

  • Standardization of the taper used on Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling machines. See Machine taper for a discussion of NMTB tapers.
  • Initiation of MTConnect, a standard for open web-based communication to manufacturing equipment.[3]
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  • Publication of recommended standards for manufacturing related activities.
  • Hosting and participation in standards committees, including NFPA 79, ANSI B11 Safety Standards.[5]
  • Annual Technology Forums in cooperation with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.
  • Representing manufacturing interests in Washington.
  • Providing manufacturing statistical data for publications.

AMT also supports their membership with technology centers and representative offices in China, India, Poland, Mexico and Brazil.

See also


  1. "About AMT". Retrieved December 16, 2009.
  2. "IMTS Home Page". Retrieved December 16, 2009.
  3. "cisco router Customer support". Archived from the original on 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  4. "AMT Technology & Standards". Retrieved December 16, 2009.
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