UK GDP, Investment and Productivity, 2nd Quarter 2017: The second estimate of UK GDP from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that the economy grew by +0.3% compared to the previous quarter and the annualised growth rate was also unchanged from that in the first release at +1.7%.
The August edition of the MTA Business Survey has just been launched and we would encourage all MTA members to take part in this survey which provides a valuable tracking of activity across our sector. The on-line form is available at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-aug17 - we look forward to your input, whether you are regular responders or this will be the first time you have taken part in the survey.
During EMO, CELIMO (the European group for Associations representing importers and distributors in our sector) will be holding an International meeting which will feature presentations on the economic and market situation in Europe, Japan, India and the USA and, perhaps most importantly, following this with a reception a buffet lunch which presents an excellent opportunity for networking with colleagues and potential new contacts in the industry.
The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is thriving. The global value of the AM market is expected to triple between 2004 and 2018, and hit 17.9 bn EUR by 2021. Applications in the aerospace and medical sectors have reached already industrial series production, while industries like the automotive are moving beyond prototyping functionalities. Innovation is spanning across the entire value chain, as new developments characterize materials supply, machine manufacturing, software equipment and services provision.
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Cost-effective temporary building hire is available with flexible contracts, so we are able to quickly disassemble and remove your temporary building if you no longer require it.
Access to world-class facilities at AMRC Factory 2050 made easier for SMEs with opening of new ‘reconfigurable factory’ research cell
Ease of access to the world-class research and development facilities on offer at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) Factory 2050, is being made even easier for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME).
The AMRC Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) based at Factory 2050, is unveiling a new opportunity for smaller companies to more easily conduct research into machining and assembly technologies on a new ‘reconfigurable factory’ research cell; in a safe and cost-effective environment.
The Commercial Victimisation Survey, an annual survey about crimes experienced by businesses in England and Wales, which is run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Home Office.
Taking part in the 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey is your opportunity to help the Home Office to understand the nature, extent and cost of crimes against businesses and to tackle crime in our sector.
Each year, the results are used to:
• monitor crime trends,
• identify what needs to be done to reduce crime,