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Friday Brief

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

The MTA have been working in collaboration with the Engineering Industries Association on securing funding for international exhibitions in the Asian market. DIT has approved funding for UK SME companies exhibiting at METALEX, total metal working solutions, including Machine Tools, Sheet Metal Working, Wire, Tube and Welding in Bangkok from 22 - 25 November 2017. For further information please contact Karen Finegold at kfinegold@mta.org.uk.

The 3DPRISM Project has developed a series of e-learning modules to train technicians and operators engaged in the use of 3D Printing technologies. These will be demonstrated to and evaluated at the AMRC Training Centre in Rotherham on Friday 29th September and Tuesday 24th October. Find out how you can attend within the Brief.

We have a new member of the MTA this week and we would like to say a big welcome to Comau. See below for more information on this robotics company.

On the 12th September join Renishaw at their South Gloucestershire site for the MIMAC seminar. Explore the drivers, challenges and successes of miniaturisation in modern motion system design.

The GDP figures for the UK in the 2nd quarter, although showing a small improvement compared to the quarterly rate in the 1st period of the year, represent a slowing in the annualised growth rate for the economy; the service sector improved, but manufacturing slipped back, although significant movements in the pharmaceutical sector seem to be the main reason for this.  The latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey painted a very positive view of the sector in terms of output and orders but, although the overall trend for investment intentions improved and was very strong for the Transport Equipment industries, there is some concern at a weak result for the Machinery and Metal Products industries.  Finally this week, we take a look at the vehicle and engine output data released by SMMT that attracted some headlines around Brexit this week, but are also generally positive.

That is all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news, have a great weekend from everyone at the MTA.

DIT GRANT FUNDING FOR ENGINEERING SHOWS IN THAILAND AND INDONESIA TO ENCOURAGE UK MANUFACTURERS TO EXPORT OUTSIDE THE EU

DIT GRANT FUNDING FOR ENGINEERING SHOWS IN THAILAND AND INDONESIA TO ENCOURAGE UK MANUFACTURERS TO EXPORT OUTSIDE THE EU

he MTA have been working in collaboration with the Engineering Industries Association (EIA) on securing funding for international exhibitions in the Asian market. DIT has approved funding for UK SME companies exhibiting at METALEX, total metal working solutions, including Machine Tools, Sheet Metal Working, Wire, Tube and Welding in Bangkok from 22 - 25 November 2017 and MANUFACTURING INDONESIA, Machine Tools, Tools & Hardware, Industrial Automation & Logistics Asia in Jakarta from 6 – 9 December 2017.

3D PRINTING E-LEARNING DEMO WORKSHOP

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3D PRINTING E-LEARNING DEMO WORKSHOP

The 3DPRISM Project (https://3dprism.eu) has developed a series of e-learning modules to train technicians and operators engaged in the use of 3D Printing technologies.

These will be demonstrated to and evaluated by interested parties from industry and the education sector at the AMRC Training Centre in Rotherham on Friday 29th September and Tuesday 24th October. The attached leaflet gives further details.

New member

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New member

We have a new member of the MTA this week and we would like to say a big welcome to Comau. You can find out more about them below.

COMAU UK LIMITED -  www.comau.com

Comau has an international network of 35 operative centres, 15 manufacturing plants and 5 innovation centres worldwide.

Comau offers a wide range of automation products, technologies & services; from robots and AGVs to complete automated manufacturing systems. Their robot range extends from small payload robots to 650 kg.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK GDP, 2nd Quarter 2017:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its preliminary estimate for the UK economy in the 2nd quarter of the year;  at +0.3% compared to the previous quarter, this was an acceleration, but it is less than the same period in 2016, so the annualised rate fell to +1.7% (from +2.0% after Q1).

The ONS reported an improvement in services output to +0.5% for the quarter, with retail trade and film production and distribution the main contributors to this improvement.