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Good morning and welcome to the last Friday Brief before the General Election.

The MTA are hosting a clay pigeon shoot networking event at Doveridge Clay Sports in Ashbourne on 21st May, this is you last opportunity to sign-up, so if you would like more information please email Taylor Mander in the MTA office tmander@mta.org.uk.

UK Trade & Investment stand at International Energy exhibition and conference ENERGA in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9-12 June 2015. Anyone who is interested in joining UKTI for this event should email Emir Sabic emir.sabic@fco.gov.uk for more details.
We would like to say congratulations to 600 UK who were awarded silver at prestigious national manufacturing awards.

There are a few conferences coming up in the next few months that we would like you to know about the 10th Annual Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing 7th – 9th July takes place at The Nottingham Belfry. And there is another 3D Printshow in London between the 21st – 23rd May, at Old Truman Brewery. MTA members are able to use a special discount code to gain entrance to the first day of the event for free, more details below.

Plans for a huge advanced manufacturing campus which could employ 1,800 people on the former Sheffield City Airport have been submitted by the University of Sheffield. The proposal is for 1.3m sq ft of buildings on the site - now Sheffield Business Park - beside the Parkway between Rotherham and Sheffield.

There are a couple of things to pick up on, with the general theme of needing to look beyond the overall headlines (as is often the case).  For the PMI numbers, the overall UK data still points to growth for manufacturing as a whole and for investment goods in particular, although the pace is slower and the sector is clearly facing some headwinds caused by the weakness of the euro, especially in competing in our largest export market in Europe.  For those for whom the intermediate goods sector is important, this is suffering from the weakness in construction that was reported in the first estimate of UK GDP which was released earlier this week;  many of the headlines also picked up on a downturn for “production” output, but this was only marginal and was caused by another significant fall in the extraction industries - manufacturing was up, although only marginally, and we will have to wait a couple of weeks for the detailed figures to see the trends for the individual industries that make up the sector.  Finally, the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey also pointed to a weakening of investment intentions for manufacturing, but only back to around the overall long-run average level, so while it is not necessarily good news, it is not a disaster either and it remains to be seen if this is a real trend or just a reflection of some pre-election jitters.

That’s all for this week, have a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend from everyone at the MTA.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, April 2015:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK which was published this morning showed a slowdown in the rate of expansion of the sector at 51.9, compared to the revised figures of 54.0 (it had been 54.4 when first published) for March.  It is interesting to note the sectoral pattern this month as this shows continued strong growth for consumer goods, but a sharp decline for intermediate goods which is affected mainly by the problems in the construction sector (see the next article on the UK GDP figures);  investment goods, which is the m

3D Printshow London. 21-23 May. Old Truman Brewery, London

3D Printshow London. 21-23 May. Old Truman Brewery, London

The show will feature content that ranges from high-end industry, business and manufacturing to medicine, fashion, art & design. Anyone from traditional businesses, SMEs and tech enthusiasts are invited to attend and experience the excitement first hand. Alongside the packed showfloor with some of the world leading brands (BigRep, Ultimaker, WASP and Stratasys), special features include 3D Home, Design Studio, 3D Kitchen and Hospital.

Advanced manufacturing campus in South Yorkshire could create 1,800 jobs

Advanced manufacturing campus in South Yorkshire could create 1,800 jobs

Plans for a huge advanced manufacturing campus which could employ 1,800 people on the former Sheffield City Airport have been submitted by the University of Sheffield.

The proposal is for 1.3m sq ft of buildings on the site - now Sheffield Business Park - beside the Parkway between Rotherham and Sheffield.

It includes a £30m National Material Institute, a £20m Fast Make Centre of Excellence, where prototypes move to manufacture within months, and a £30m Energy 2050 development to help make energy more affordable, secure and sustainable.

UK Trade & Investment stand at International Energy exhibition and conference ENERGA in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9-12 June 2015

UK Trade & Investment stand at International Energy exhibition and conference ENERGA in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9-12 June 2015

Energy (and related industries) is one of the most important drivers of economic growth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with announced investments of more than EUR 2bn from 2015-2023, offering significant business opportunities for UK suppliers of goods and services.

10th Annual Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing 7th – 9th July

10th Annual Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing 7th – 9th July

Additive Manufacturing (also known as direct-digital-manufacture, generative manufacture or 3D Printing) is one of the most exciting emergent technologies available to global industry today, allowing companies to manufacture ever more complex and optimized products and components at very low unit volumes.

The conference is all about industry experts sharing knowledge and ideas and provides a platform for both new and experienced AM users and researchers to keep abreast of the very latest developments in AM.

ETG’s Permanent Trade Show set to open

ETG’s Permanent Trade Show set to open

On June 10th, 11th and 12th the Engineering Technology Group is unveiling its new permanent exhibition of machine tools.  The event will celebrate the coming together of some of the world’s leading names in metal cutting technology.

Under one roof for the first time they present –  Chiron, Nakamura-Tome, Stama, Handtmann, Bridgeport, Hardinge, Quaser, and an array of tool and work holding products from ETG Workholding and Hyfore, as well as displays and expertise from ETG’s dedicated Finance experts, and our Engineering Solutions team.

Last Chance to register for MTA Clay Pigeon shoot

Last Chance to register for MTA Clay Pigeon shoot

This is your last chance to sign-up for the MTA’s first clay pigeon shoot.

This will be held at Doveridge Clay Sports in Ashbourne, Derbyshire on Thursday 21st May.

Doveridge Clay Sports is one of the very few Premier Plus Shooting Grounds in the country which offers a wide variety of all clay shooting disciplines. Doveridge host in depth clay lessons will ensure you have all the skills to develop into a confident shooter.