Welcome to the Friday Brief for the week ending 26th June.
Tuesday was National Women in Engineering Day. With the ratio of female employees in engineering as low as 6% by some estimates, the day aims to raise awareness of careers within the industry and celebrate the success of outstanding female engineers.
Paul O’Donnell, Head of External Affairs at the MTA, travelled to Brussels this week for a CECIMO meeting on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. This key manufacturing technology area is a growing part of the MTA’s membership, and one we are keen to foster. For those involved in this sector there is also news of the dedicated 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Zone at MACH 2016.
The MTA’s CEO, James Selka, also visited Europe this week, including a visit to MTA Member PH Horn in Germany. There is news below of their growing production facility and new headquarters.
A few weeks ago we gave details of the 2041 Antarctica expedition, one of whose members was supported by the MTA. The third and final part of his report can be found in the story below.
The CBI AGM is next week. The MTA is a member of the organisation and has recently been working with it to ensure the new Government continues some of the industrial policies of the coalition. There are details of changes at the CBI below.
Have a good weekend.