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Newsletter Listing intro for week 21

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) would like to acknowledge the tragic death of Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on Wednesday 22 May outside Woolwich Barracks and offers condolences to his family and friends.

Drummer Rigby was one of the Fusiliers who in 2010 played during the MTA’s Annual Dinner at the Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour. The Fusilier Aid Society has been the MTA President’s Charity for the past three years. The Society’s work includes supporting soldiers and their families through bereavement.
 

Scam Warning

Scam Warning

Some businesses have reported receiving an official looking letter from a German company asking for a form to be completed to include their VAT registration number. The pretext of the request suggests that this is due to new EU legislation, but in reality this is a scam. If business owners complete the form, they will be liable for £797 per year for a minimum of three years.

Beware Expo Guide

Beware Expo Guide

The promoters of the Mexico based exhibitions directory “Expo Guide” are active again trying to persuade members to sign up in connection with upcoming exhibitions. The Expo Guide is currently writing to potential exhibitors for EMO Hanover. Do not register with this Guide as it is not an official publication and you will be charged.
 

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK GDP, 1st Quarter 2013:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has updated its original estimate for the UK economy, but there was no revision to the trend which showed growth of +0.3% compared to the final period of 2012 which means that the economy is +0.6% larger than it was a year ago.

Openhouse for 600 UK

Openhouse for 600 UK

600 UK will showcase its entire range of advanced CNC turning centres, manual/CNC ‘teach’ lathes and manual centre lathes at a special Openhouse event for all UK customers, worldwide distributors and other engineering specialists at its Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire headquarters from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th June.

Among the industry-leading machines on show will be Colchester’s new 2 and 3-axis Tornado CNC Turning Centres, Harrison’s Alpha X Series CNC combination lathe, as well as Colchester and Harrison’s world renown conventional centre lathe range.

Managing Large Contracts

Managing Large Contracts

The next Members’ Quarterly Meeting (MQM) on 19 June “Managing Large Contracts” is designed to address key issues faced by our members. Increasingly, working with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) is preceded by difficult negotiations around issues such as onerous Non-Disclosure Agreements. How to deal with these NDAs and the pitfalls to avoid will be discussed.

Future manufacturing MTA seminar

Future manufacturing MTA seminar

SME’s with expertise in 3D printing or an interest in developing additive manufacturing should attend the MTA’s half day seminar on Thursday 13 June at Warwick University.

The seminar will have a particular automotive manufacturing supply chain focus and will
feature a presentation by James Buchanan, Product Development Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover. The event will also be useful for other businesses thinking of entering additive manufacturing in other fields.