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Friday Brief

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

First up a quick reminder that the MTA Annual Dinner is returning to London on 23rd March 2017 and will be held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. The event will be hosted by Alexander Armstrong, with entertainment from Simon Evans, as well as the return of a charity silent auction, in aid of REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Charitable Trust). Don’t miss out on this fantastic event, contact the MTA events team today and reserve your table by emailing events@mta.org.uk.

Exciting news this week for the University of Sheffield AMRC, luxury, high-performance sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive has launched a pioneering partnership with the Research Centre.

The company is creating a new composites centre where the advanced carbon fibre chassis for its super cars will be built. Find out more about this in the story below.

The new Made Here Now website has now gone live and is full of stunning new videos, case studies and useful resources aimed at inspiring the next generation of engineers. The MTA are sponsors of this project and are very pleased to see the website launch, head over to http://www.madeherenow.com/ and check out it out for yourself.

May will this year’s European Cutting Tool Association Conference held in Barcelona. With Brexit, Trump, Industry 4.0 and electromobility on the agenda it promises to be a fascinating and rewarding event. You can find out more, including how to book your place in the story below.   

‘Meet the Toolmaker’ is a proven and FREE networking event, organised by the GTMA and the BPF, that brings mould tool and die makers and advanced manufacturing technology providers together.

The purpose and indeed emphasis of the event, which is taking place at GF Machining Solutions’ facility in Coventry, is to demonstrate how by working collaboratively and through sharing best practice. If you are interested in attending this event, please see the below story.

Are you an SME looking to supply into the automotive sector? Already supply the sector but want to improve your existing capability? Well if you are, businesses are invited to join the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and Business Durham at the County Durham SME Roadshow on Thursday 16 March 2017 at NETPark, Sedgefield. The NEAA will outline information on the £1.4m ERDF funded SME Programme, Advancing the Competitiveness of NE Automotive SMEs (ACE SME), along with the £6bn tier 1 & tier 2 UK supply chain opportunities in automotive. Find out how to attend within the Brief.

The MTC in Coventry, invite you to help shape the future of standards for digital manufacturing by participating in their workshop on Digital Manufacturing Standards – The Way Forward? This takes place on 23rd February, keep reading to find out how to get involved.

The MTA business survey for January 2017 is now open and we’d really appreciate if members could take the time to fill it in here www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jan17.

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

McLaren Automotive partnership with University of Sheffield AMRC will see super car chassis built in Sheffield

McLaren Automotive partnership with University of Sheffield AMRC will see super car chassis built in Sheffield

Luxury, high-performance sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive has launched a pioneering partnership with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

The company is creating a new composites centre where the advanced carbon fibre chassis for its super cars will be built.

The AMRC will use its expertise to develop advanced manufacturing processes that will allow McLaren Automotive to produce the chassis for its future sports cars.

GF Machining Solutions: Meet the Toolmaker - a best-practice networking event

GF Machining Solutions: Meet the Toolmaker - a best-practice networking event

‘Meet the Toolmaker’ is a proven and FREE networking event, organised by the GTMA and the BPF, that brings mould tool and die makers and advanced manufacturing technology providers together.

The purpose and indeed emphasis of the event, which is taking place at GF Machining Solutions’ facility in Coventry, is to demonstrate how, by working collaboratively and through sharing best practice, UK mould tool and die makers can:

• address and resolve current (and future) design and production issues;

ECTA CONFERENCE

ECTA CONFERENCE

The meeting point for the European Cutting Tool Industry is back again.  Organized by ECTA (European Cutting Tool Association) and hosted by AFM (the Machine Tool, Components and Cutting Tools Association of Spain), the ECTA Conference aims to bring you the most relevant topics for our sector.

This year we will speak about our performance and statistical data, we will learn about the possible consequences of BREXIT and the Trump administration and we will have interesting presentations about digitalization and Industry 4.0, and the future of Electromobility.

MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

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MTA BUSINESS SURVEY

The January edition of the MTA Business Survey will close early next week and although we have had a good response, more is always better!  If you have not yet sent us your figures, or if you have never responded but would like to, you can find the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jan17 (you won’t need to login to access this form).  We value the input of MTA members to what is a very useful and timely indicator of the trends for the manufacturing technology sector in the UK.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK Manufacturing Output, December 2016:  With the release of the December data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) we get, of course, both the 4th quarter and the annual data for the UK manufacturing sector and its key industries.  The headline is that, overall, manufacturing output in the 4th quarter of 2016 was +1.2% higher than in the 3rd quarter, while for 2016 as a whole, it grew by +0.7%.