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1 Introduction
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... Recent trends, : ~ , ~ ~ ..~ =~ —~ ~— including a sharp surge in machine ~o~1 Hillel ~= =~ d Percentage or Domestic consumption' have called into question the ability of the domestic machine tool industry to meet current needs for defense production under both peace and wartime conditions. The Department of Defense requested the formation of this Committee to assess the international competitiveness of the domestic machine tool industry, study its current and expected responsiveness to defense needs, and recommend actions and policies for DOD and others to ensure access to a sufficient machine tool capacity and capability.
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... machine tool industry has been hit hard by foreign competition. Machine tool imports, which stood at 9.7 percent of domestic consumption in 1973, climbed to 24.2 percent in 1981.3 Adding to the problems of the domestic machine tool industry are some far-reaching technological advances that not only are altering the types of machines being demanded by end users but have also given rise to the entry of new types of firms in the provision of machine tools in the broader market for factory automation products.
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... As the Phase I study indicated, the machine tool industry as traditionally defined is giving way to a more sophisticated one, which is also engaged in, for example, factory automation and computerized controls. The Committee believes that, given a sustained economic recovery and aggressive steps by both government and industry, an effectively competitive domestic machine tool industry can emerge.
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... The changing status of the machine tool industry raises difficult questions over how the government should treat mature, basic industries that are beset by rapid change. In many such industries, conventional business economics has seemed to favor the offshore manufacturing facility, whether this facility be owned by a U.S.
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... Much of the available information is highly aggregated, thus obscuring the situation of many individual firms, or merely anecdotal, thus making generalizations difficult. Under these circumstances, the Committee was forced to rely in a number of instances upon its own surveys, as well as the subjective judgments of its members.
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... These are described in Chapters 2 and 3, respectively. Chapter 4 presents the Committee's conclusions about the implications of this situation for this country's national security goals, and presents a set of recommended options for DOD and others.

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