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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see: http://www.expomanufactura.com.mx/
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details: http://www.npe.org/
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see: http://acrex.in/
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see: http://fabtechmexico.com/
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see: http://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS15/Home/lang-eng/Information.aspx

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Detailed Event Information For AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2013 Detailed Event Information For AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2013
AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2013 -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Defense Industry Eq., Robotics
Location/Date: Washington D.C., DC, United States 08/13/2013 - 08/16/2013
Event Summary:
AUVSI's Unmanned Vehicle North America is the largest show in U.S. with 300 exhibitors with 5,000 visitors expected. As unmanned air, land, sea and submarine vehicles are expected to have significant market gains due to Future Combat Systems (FCS) and the civilian application of robotic cargo airplanes flying 30% of air cargo by 2030, the market is clearly growing in importance. The exhibition also ties into Korea's interest in developing UAV systems in partnership with U.S. technology companies.

Contacts:
Myoung Soo Lah, Seoul
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 82-2-397-4516
MyoungSoo.Lah@trade.gov
Mark OGrady, OIO - Training Complement
Commercial Officer
Phone: 202-394-8778
Mark.OGrady@trade.gov