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Friday Brief

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

First up we have a good news story concerning a previous winners of the TDI Challenge. Chris Kalogroulis from Sutton Grammar School for Boys won the TDI Challenge 2016 (14-16 age category) with his unique Stackamals design. Following encouragement from the judges, the MTA, his teacher and family, Chris has now launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to develop his product further. Find our more on how you can support Chris and his project below.

We also have a write up of Emo Hannover from last week, so check out the story below for more details.

MTA members Citizen will be holding their annual Open House Event, at their headquarters in Bushey, Hertfordshire – October 3-5.

We’d also like to welcome JHP Machine Sales Ltd who are a new member of the MTA. See the story below to find out more about them.

CECIMO organised the International Additive Manufacturing Conference in Hannover (Germany) on 21 September 2017 during EMO. Gathering around 130 participants, the conference featured high-level experts from world-leading producers of additive manufacturing machines, internationally-renowned CAD/CAM software providers, established R&D centres and on-going European initiatives.

MTA associate members URICA are hosting a webinar on how to secure funding for international deals and making sure you get paid. This will take place on Friday 20th October find out how to sign-up for this session within the Brief.

Digital and tech companies from across the Sheffield City Region were told how they could access up to £25 million in public funds to help drive growth and productivity among small and medium size firms across the UK. More details on how to access this funding are found in the story below.

The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) is working with the Department for International Trade to bring together a Conference, Seminar & UK Inward Mission the week commencing 13 November 2017. Find out how you can attend and the agenda in the story below.

The ONS is in the middle of its annual round of revisions and re-basing of data series, which somewhat complicates monitoring of trends, but the overall estimates for the UK economy don’t seem to have been affected too much and the growth rate for the 2nd quarter is unrevised at +0.3%; however, because of changes to earlier data, the annualised rate of growth has been revised down to +1.5% (from +1.7%).  Within the economy, manufacturing activity has been revised up a little, but we need to wait for the detailed industry estimates for a full picture.  This week, we also reflect on reports from the CBI Trends Survey and the Bank of England’s Agents’ which both paint a general picture of health for the manufacturing sector, with export activity being particularly encouraging.  Finally, we have news about how you can get data on machine tools from an exchange that took place at EMO, along with the presentations at the International meeting that CELIMO held during the exhibition in Hannover last week.

That’s all for this week we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news, have a great weekend.

EMO Hannover 2017

EMO 2017 logo
EMO Hannover 2017

Last week saw the MTA and many of its members attend EMO Hannover. The exhibition is the world’s largest dedicated metal working show and saw more than 2200 companies from across the globe descend on the German city.

The MTA had a stand in the International Associations area of the exhibition, which provided plenty of opportunities to engage with our international counterparts and promote the UK.

New Member - JHP Machine Sales Ltd

New Member - JHP Machine Sales Ltd

With over 35 years’ experience in the machine tools industry and in the sawing sector, we sell a vast range of quality European-manufactured machine tools- manual to fully automatic bandsaws, circular saws, bending and tube end forming machines, lathes, milling machines, machining centres, grinding machines, press brakes and many more.

CITIZEN OPEN HOUSE EVENT 2017

CITIZEN OPEN HOUSE EVENT 2017

Citizen have great pleasure in inviting you to take the time to join them at their annual Open House Event, to be held at their headquarters in Bushey, Hertfordshire – October 3-5. Time is Money – so make a date to join them to see how our advanced machining technologies save time, increase production efficiency and prolong machine tool life – leading to dramatic improvements in your bottom line.

03-05 October - Citizen UK Headquarters - Bushey – Hertfordshire

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CECIMO International Conference on Additive Manufacturing captures the attention of EMO visitors

CECIMO International Conference on Additive Manufacturing captures the attention of EMO visitors

CECIMO organised the International Additive Manufacturing Conference in Hannover (Germany) on 21 September 2017 during EMO, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector. Characterized by the presence of top industry speakers, the event confirmed the interest of the manufacturing community in additive manufactory technologies.

URICA Exports Webinar

URICA Exports Webinar

Working on an international scale with clients from around the world can be a challenge: you don't want to ship your goods or deliver services and not get paid. 

Waiting 3 or more months to get paid isn't an option either when you need to cover your costs upfront and pay suppliers. 

How to secure funding for international deals and make sure you get paid - these are the questions we'll cover in this webinar. 

Join us for a 30 min session to learn about:

Future funding for innovation

Future funding for innovation

Digital and tech companies from across the Sheffield City Region were told how they could access up to £25 million in public funds to help drive growth and productivity among small and medium size firms across the UK.

The Emerging and Enabling technologies funding briefing was held at the Advance Manufacturing Research Centre’s state of the art Factory 2050 and was led by a team from Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network –  two government agencies tasked with finding and driving the science and technology innovations in post-Brexit Britain.

The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) Annual Conference & UK Trade Mission

The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) Annual Conference & UK Trade Mission

The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) is delighted to be working with the Department for International Trade to bring together a Conference, Seminar & UK Inward Mission the week commencing 13 November 2017.

If you would like more information on the DIT Mission, which includes delegates from Central & Eastern Europe touring the UK, let us know.

The Conference is run on a not-for-profit basis & we’re still able to offer Early Bird Discount rates. Please register for any/all of the events available.

ECTA CONFERENCE 2018

ECTA CONFERENCE 2018

The next conference of ECTA - the European Cutting Tools Association - will be held at Stresa on Lake Maggiori (Italy) from 3rd to 5th May 2018.  The agenda for the meeting will cover the major topics facing the industry and the location promises a fascinating social programme alongside the business meeting.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK National Accounts, 2nd Quarter 2017:  Publication of the UK National Accounts for the 2nd quarter by the Office for National Statistics include a movement of the base year from 2013 to 2015;  this has seen the entire data series “subject to revision”.  For the short-term, the ONS estimates that the economy grew by +0.3% compared to the previous period - this is unrevised from the previous estimate - but because of revisions to earlier data, the economy is now only +1.5% larger than it was a year ago (the previous estimate was +1.7%).