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Newsletter Listing intro for week 37

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

This week the MTA has been busy at international exhibitions promoting UK companies. MTA Head of Events James Fudge and Head of Sales Sam Jones are at AMB Stuttgart. We’ll have a report on this next Friday.

However, we’ll start this week with MTA Statistician Geoff Noon’s report on IMTS 2016 from Chicago, Geoff and MTA CEO James Selka have spent the week representing the Association across the pond. You can read the report below.

The MTA sponsor an Arkwright Scholar and the current recipient of this Patrick Bill, is looking for a week’s work experience placement in the October half-term.  If you think you might be able to help, please contact the Laura Pickering, the MTA’s Education & Development Co-ordinator, at lpickering@mta.org.uk.

On Wednesday 19th October the MTC in Coventry are hosting a Robotics Open Lab session. The day will focus on accelerating the development of new robotic technologies and increasing the competitiveness of Europe's manufacturing sector. . Full details on the event can be found below

During the IMTEX exhibition in January 2017, CELIMO (the European grouping for importers and distributors of manufacturing technology, of which MTA is a member) has been invited to send a group of European companies who are interested in representing Indian manufacturers in the European market.  We last ran this in 2013 when representatives found a vibrant machine tool and accessory manufacturing sector that has developed further in the past 4 years.

Being involved in setting British standards is a great way of ensuring your voice is heard and that you’re aware of what may affect you as a business. BSI are encouraging MTA members to be more active in this process, more information about becoming a committee member is available online, including a handy pocket guide covering what you can expect when you start. More details available here http://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/about-bsi/uk-national-standards-body/how-to-get-involved-with-standards/become-a-committee-member/. Or contact the MTA’s Technical Manager Richard Griffiths on rgriffiths@mta.org.uk to find out more.

European industrial production took a dip in July, but this followed a good June and continues the see-saw trend that we have seen for this data over the past 9-12 months; within the total, the capital goods sector led the way down, having been the strongest element in the growth in June so it is difficult to draw any clear conclusions from these figures.  The data from the US about the machine tool market reflects the continued weakness resulting from the sharp fall in the oil & gas sector and the impact of the strong dollar on their manufacturing exports. We also have some figures from an international exchange of data that took place during IMTS this week – contact Geoff Noon (gnoon@mta.org.uk) if you would like a copy.

That is all for this week, have a great weekend from everyone at the MTA. 

The value of standards

The value of standards

For more than a century BSI has been facilitating the development of voluntary consensus standardization which in turn has been; ensuring interoperability, creating markets access, providing sources of knowledge and creating market acceptance. A Standard is an agreed, repeatable way of doing something. It’s a published document that contains a technical specification or other precise criteria designed to be used consistently. Standards help to make life simpler and to increase the reliability and the effectiveness of the many goods and services that we use.

MTC ROBOTICS OPEN LAB

MTC ROBOTICS OPEN LAB

 Date: Wednesday 19 October 2016

Accelerating the development of new robotic technologies & increasing the competitiveness of Europe's manufacturing sector

We're offering free robotics consultancy to anyone with a concrete idea, challenge or automation project. Join us on 19th October to find out more.

REPORT FROM IMTS

REPORT FROM IMTS

This week, IMTS 2016 has been taking place in the McCormick Place centre in Chicago;  there were 2325 exhibitors on just over 1.3 million ft2 (about 121,380 m2) and by the end of Wednesday there had been 111,782 registrations (our colleagues declare all the pre-registrations and add on those who register on-site).

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

European Industrial Output, July 2016:  Figures from Eurostat show that total industrial production fell by -1.1% compared to June in the Euro-zone and by -1.0% for the EU28 as a whole;  this continues what has been a see-saw month-on-month trend for much of the past year and it seems that European output is levelling off at around where it was in 2011 following the immediate post-recession recovery.  Comparing over the past 12 months, total industrial production in the Euro-zone has fallen by -0.5%, with the EU28 down only -0.1% lower than in July 2015.

An opportunity to meet Indian Manufacturers

An opportunity to meet Indian Manufacturers

During the IMTEX exhibition in January 2017, CELIMO (the European grouping for importers and distributors of manufacturing technology, of which MTA is a member) has been invited to send a group of European companies who are interested in representing Indian manufacturers in the European market.  We last ran this in 2013 when a handful of representatives found a vibrant machine tool and accessory manufacturing sector that has developed further in the past 4 years.