Welcome to the Friday Brief for 4 April 2014.
With the MACH 2014 Exhibition nearly upon us the MTA’s focus this week has been on the physical build-up to the show at the NEC Birmingham. Pre-registration figures continue to be well ahead of previous years and the anticipation from all quarters is mounting. Remember to visit the MACH Exhibition website to download all the MACH Bulletins and the free MACH 2014 App. This guide will provide you with an interactive listing of exhibitors, stand locations and floor plans; seminar and speakers’ details.
There is news this week of the Future Manufacturing Forum Seminar to be held at the MTC on 30 April 2014. The event is free to attend and will demonstrate how companies could benefit from creating 3D digital catalogues and becoming ‘3D Searchable' on the web.
We have a reminder that the UKTI is hosting a trade mission for advanced engineering companies to Central Europe to coincide with the Hungarian Grand Prix, 21-24 July. The mission is aimed at companies operating in the automotive and aerospace supply chains, including companies at tiers 3 and 4. The organisers are particularly keen to include companies with expertise in Rapid Prototyping, Composite Manufacture and Engineering Services.
Economic news this week shows that the UK PMI is down from the very high levels seen recently, but at 55.3 it is still well into positive territory and it is one of those times when it is more important to look at the level rather than the trend. There is also a request for responses to the latest MTA Business Survey.
Finally, we have notification of the Cleaning and Degreasing Forum being held on Tuesday April 29th in coordination with the HSE, SEA and Safechem. It has been arranged in response to Trichloroethylene and N-Propyl Bromide (NPB) being put on the SVHC list for the implementation of REACH.
Have a good weekend.