Helping to creating tomorrow’s world is one of the MTA’s objectives, and to do this requires inspiring and harnessing the talents of today’s young people. That’s why we are so delighted to share with you the triumphs and inventions of some 12 students who made it through to the final of the MTA TDI Challenge this week. Particular congratulations go to Natalie Seymour from Coundon School in Coventry and Uddhav Vaghela from Yarm School in Stockton-On-Tees who scooped first prize in their respected categories. You can read more about their winning designs later in this week’s brief.
Also this week we would like to make members aware of grants available should you be interested in automating your manufacturing processes further and a seminar being given by the Royal Academy of Engineers on sports engineering, exceptionally relevant as the Olympics kicks off in just under two weeks.
Also of note is a story reported on by Reuters this week that the Chinese State-owned Shenyang Machine Tool (SMTCL) has confirmed it is in talks to acquire Germany’s Goeppingen-based MAG.
In other news from Europe we are keen to alert members to CECIMO’s draft position paper on the upcoming European Commission Communication which follows up the EU Study on the competitiveness of the EU mechanical engineering industry. We would also like members to comment on the RoHS 2 FAQ consultation draft which has been published by the European Commission and to send comments through to the MTA’s Richard Griffiths.
And as always we finish with an overview of Economic data from MTA statistician Geoff Noon.
Have a great weekend