As more and more people join Twitter and other social media outlets they are finding a rather steep learning curve for all of the nomenclature used. This is particularly true with regard to #Hashtags.
Short messages on services such as Twitter or identi.ca may be tagged by including one or more hash tags: words or phrases prefixed with a hash symbol (
#), with multiple words concatenated… These hash tags also show up in a number of trending topicswebsites, including Twitter’s own front page. One phenomenon specific to the Twitter ecosystem are micro-memes, which are emergent topics for which a hash tag is created, used widely for a few days, then disappears. – Wikipedia
Again, with the massive influx of people from the manufacturing sector entering Twitter, it’s become very hard to search for or decide what the various common hashtags mean. But never fear, there’s an app for that! Well, sort of, it’s actually a website called TagDef. Short of going there, you can check out the following is a list of commonly used hastags in the twitterverse and, in particular, the manufacturing & metalcutting industry.
#Aero – Topics related to the aerospace & defense industry
#Aerospace - Typically the term is used to refer to the industry that researches, designs, manufactures, operates, and maintains vehicles moving through air and space. Aerospace is a very diverse field, with a multitude of commercial, industrial and military applications. This hashtag covers a great many topics. Please see the above hashtag “#aero” which appears to be more manufacturing industry specific.
#AMT – refers to Alternative Minimum Tax which has the most volume. Although it has been used for The Association For Manufacturing Technology the larger population already on Twitter uses the first definition. Organizations should select Hastags and post their definitions sooner rather than later.
#AutoMfg – Topics related to the automotive industry as it pertains to design & manufacture of automotive components.
Defined by the following NAICS codes:
- 336111 Automobile Manufacturing
- 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Mfg
- 336120 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing
- 336211 Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing
- 336212 Truck Trailer Manufacturing
- 336213 Motor Home Manufacturing
- 336214 Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing
- 336311 Carburetor, Piston, Piston Ring, and Valve
- 336312 Gasoline Engine and Engine Parts Mfg
- 336321 Vehicular Lighting Equipment Mfg
- 336322 Other Motor Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Equipment Manufacturing
- 336330 Motor Vehicle Steering and Suspension Components (except Spring) Manufacturing
- 336340 Motor Vehicle Brake System Mfg336350 Motor Vehicle Transmission &Power Train
- 336360 Motor Vehicle Seating and Interior Trim
- 336370 Motor Vehicle Metal Stamping
- 336391 Motor Vehicle Air-Conditioning Mfg
- 336399 All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Mfg
#cadcam - Topics related to CAD/CAM: Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing. Often associated with Computer-Aided technologies #CAx, Product Lifecycle Management #PLM
#CMTS - Although it does not appear as a hashtag per se, as it often appears in the form #CMTs as an alternative version of #CMT for what appears to be Country Music Television. It does not refer to Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show although, as that show gets closer, the folks @SocMfgEng should select an appropriate hashtag
#CNC - Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tools. CNC-like systems are now used for any process that can be described as a series of movements and operations. These include laser cutting, welding, friction stir welding, ultrasonic welding, flame and plasma cutting, bending, spinning, pinning, gluing, fabric cutting, sewing, tape and fiber placement, routing, picking and placing (PnP), and sawing.
#CTD – Cutting Tool Distributor.
#defense – There is no definition for this category as it encompasses topics from defense in football, defense (#military) policy and economics. For topics related to defense manufacturing please see the above hashtag #aero
#DOD - Tweets regarding the U.S. Department of Defense carry this tag. This tag is used by various gamers as well
#ERP - Topics about Enterprise Resource Planning, a system that is used to manage and coordinate all the resources, information, and functions of a business
#FB - This tag is used by people who have installed the Selective Twitter Update application on Facebook. Tweets ending in #fb are automatically imported to Facebook, all others are ignored. Just a note, if #fb appears anywhere other than at the end of the tweet, it will not sync with Facebook.
#green - Tweets related to sustainable and environmentally friendly ways of living.
#IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show found at http://www.imts.com
#inshoring = ”#reshoring” and “#inshoring” may be thought of as the ‘opposite’ of Offshoring. It is the business process outsourcing work domestically within a given country
#ISO - Refers to the International Organization for Standardization http://www.iso.org/iso/home.html
#ISO-P - An #ISO category that includes carbide cutting tools best suited for machining a variety of #steels.
#ISO-M - An #ISO category that includes carbide cutting tools best suited for machining ductile irons, harder steels, stainless steels, and high-temperature alloys.
#ISO-K - An #ISO category that includes carbide cutting tools best suited for machining cast irons.
#ISO-N - An #ISO category that includes carbide cutting tools best suited for machining a variety of Aluminum wrought and Aluminum cast alloys, copper, copper alloys, non metal materials
#ISO-S - An #ISO category that includes carbide cutting tools best suited for machining a variety heat-resistant alloys like Nickel/Cobalt-base alloys & Titanium alloys
#ISO-H - An #ISO category that includes carbide cutting tools best suited for machining a variety Hard materials such as Hardened steels (>35-45 HRC), chilled castings, hard cast irons
#JIMTOF - Topics related to the Japan International Machine Tool Fair. More details at http://www.jimtof.org
#JobShop - Topics that relate to Job shops which are typically small manufacturing businesses that handle job production, that is, custom/bespoke or semi-custom/bespoke manufacturing processes such as small to medium-size customer orders or batch jobs.
#Lathe - Topics related to lathe: a machine tool which spins the workpiece to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has symmetry about an axis of rotation.Lathes are used in woodturning, metalworking, metal spinning, and glassworking.
#Lean - Noun: the name given to the philosophy of delivering maximum value to stakeholders with the least possible waste. Predominantly associated with the Toyota Production System and Toyota Product Development System, derived from the works of Taiichi Ohno and Shigeo Shingo amongst others.
#Logistics - Logistics topics are about the management of the flow of the goods, information and other resources in a repair cycle between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet the requirements of customers
#Materials - Topics related to Materials: anything made of matter, constituted of one or more substances. Metal, Wood, cement, etc. Sometimes the term “material” is used more narrowly to refer to substances or components with certain physical properties that are used as inputs to production or manufacturing.
#materialhandling - Topics in Material Handling are about the movement, storage, control and protection of materials, goods and products throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal
#medicaldevice - A medical device is a product which is used for medical purposes in patients, in diagnosis, therapy or surgery.
#Milling - Topics related to milling machines, CNC milling, cutting tools, milling problems, milling products, End Mills, Face Mill, Shell Mills. etc
#Metalcutting - Topics related to the metalcutting manufacturing industry using lathes and mills in the production of components in SIC 33-39, NAICS 31-33
#Metrology - Topics related to the science of measurement.
#MFG - ”MFG” is used to reference topics that relate to global manufacturing and the use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Be aware that an alternative definition is posted from the folks at #NAM (see below)
#Moldmaking - Topics related to moldmaking: Anyone who produces molds for the injection molding (plastics), die casting (e.g. aluminium, magnesium) and ceramics industries.
#MTD – Machine Tool Dealer
#NAM - The NAM – Advocacy for U.S. Manufacturing.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Association_of_Manufacturers The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers create jobs and growth, visit nam.org. Be aware that the more common usage of the hashtag “#NAM” is by Viet Nam veterans and National Adoption Month.
#Plastics - Topics related to plastic materials is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids used in the manufacture of industrial products
#reshoring - ”#reshoring” and “#inshoring” may be thought of as the ‘opposite’ of Offshoring. It is the business process outsourcing work domestically within a given country
#SM - Social Media
#SMD – Social Media Design
#SMI – Social Media Implementation
#SMM – Social Media Monitoring
#SMO – Social Media Optimization
#SMT - Social Media Training
#STEM - Refers to topics related to he acronym S.T.E.M. which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.In many forums (including political/governmental and academic) the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as an indicator of a nation’s ability to sustain itself.
#subtweet - It’s the shortening of “subliminal tweet” which is directly referring to a particular person without mentioning their name or directly mentioning them and it basically indicates that the tweet in which the hashtag is used is a subliminal tweet.
#sustainability – is in use by several different interest groups. Use at your own risk as it relates to manufacturing.
#USMTC - United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption found at https://www.usmtc.com/Detailed Manufacturing Technology Market DataTimely, Comprehensive, ConfidentialAvailable to Builders and Distributors180 Manufacturing Technology Product CategoriesNational and State Time Series Orders DataGeographic Sales Territory Orders DataMachine Orders by End User Industry
#workforce - Topics related to the workforce: The labour pool in employment. It is generally used to describe those working for a single company or industry, but can also apply to a geographic region like a city, country, state, etc
#Workholding - Broad category of Topics related to workholding and fixturing in lathes & mills in the production of components in SIC 33-39; NIACS 31-33.
#WW – is either Worth Watching, Writing Wednesday, Wine Wednesday or Wedding Wednesday depending upon the context used. A rather good example of why researching hastags is important in your business, organization or event.
#xmas (#cmas) – short for Christmas
For more definitions on hashtags be sure to visit TagDef
If you know of more hashtags that should be on the list be sure to leave a comment below and I’ll add them.
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