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Newsletter Listing intro for week 23

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.

CECIMO and its European partners are developing a new Additive Manufacturing Curriculum under the Erasmus+ Project 3DPRISM. Input needed to develop this new Additive Manufacturing Curriculum, we would like to encourage all MTA members to submit information to this project, further information on how to do so can be found here: http://3dprism.eu/en/.

If you would like to get involved please also contact the MTA’s Learning and Development co-ordinator Laura Pickering on lpickering@mta.org.uk.  

The first round of judging took place for this year’s TDI Challenge this week and we will be announcing the finalist shortly. This year’s final will take place on 6th July at Mazak’s European Headquarters in Worcester.

As sports fans turn their eyes to France and the beginning of the European Championships, MTA CEO James Selka has spent a week in the saddle cycling across the country raising money by taking part in the Battlefield Bike Ride in aid for Help for Heroes. We have had regular updates from the peloton and James is holding his own and will be half way through the last day of the ride. If you would like to support James’ efforts there is still time, head over to this link to donate    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/James-Selka.

The annual Inter-Association Golf day is upon us once again, where the MTA, EAMTM and the GTMA battle it out to be crowned champions. This year’s event will Woburn Golf Club in Bedfordshire, it is £125 per person to take part and a maximum of 12 player per team. Read the story below for more information on the format of the day and please email events@mta.org.uk.

MTA members are being invited to register to attend the Economist’s Manufacturing Forum, taking place in Coventry on June 16th 2016. The event will bring together a host of manufacturing leaders with speakers including Rolls Royce, ABB, Airbus, GE Europe, and Hilti, to explore how the global manufacturing sector can catapult itself into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To register to attend the event, please visit the website at http://www.economist.com/events-conferences/emea/manufacturing-forum-2016.

We reported last week about the passing of the man behind Ellesco Leonard Simonis after a short battle with cancer. Details of the funeral are in the story below.

The May edition of the MTA Business Survey will be closing early next week, but there is still time to respond via the on-line form at http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-may16.

Data on manufacturing output in general and the Automotive industry in particular, showed a sharp rise in April, but we need to be careful about one month’s figures, just as we were when there was a strange dip in Automotive output in February; we need to keep an eye on this data over the next few months to check if this improvement is genuine or an anomaly.  The PMI figures for the UK returned to positive territory – just – following the poor April numbers, but they are nothing special and don’t support the positive news from the output data.  Elsewhere, there is more contradictory news with GDP in Europe having accelerated at the start of 2016, but the European Commission’s Economic Sentiment Indicator is recovering from a dip around the turn of the year.

That is all for this week we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news.

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ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK Index of Production, April 2016:  The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed a sharp increase in manufacturing output in April (up by +2.4% compared to March), but as always we would caution against reading too much into just one month’s figures as we will see in a moment.

Leonard Simonis funeral arrangements

Leonard Simonis funeral arrangements

A funeral and Requiem Mass will be held at 10:00 on Tuesday 14th June at: Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church

18 St. James’ Square Bournemouth
BH5 2BX

(Please note, on-site parking is at a premium; parking is readily available in neighboring streets).

There will be a committal immediately following the mass, at Bournemouth East Cemetery.

Following the mass and burial, all are warmly welcomed to join the family for refreshments and drinks in the adjacent Corpus Christi Church Hall, and share a few anecdotes about Leonard.

Input needed to develop a new Additive Manufacturing Curriculum

Input needed to develop a new Additive Manufacturing Curriculum

CECIMO and its European partners are developing a new Additive Manufacturing Curriculum under the Erasmus+ Project 3DPRISM. Education and skills are among the most important needs for the market uptake of additive technologies in Europe, and the curriculum developed by the 3DPRISM project will be supported with AM-related training materials stored on an e-learning platform with free access for those interested.