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Friday Brief

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

Firstly the annual MTA members golf day took place this week The Leicestershire Golf Club, 42 players participated this year in the glorious east Midlands sunshine. Find out the full list of winners in the story below.

The MTA is part of the the Through-Life Engineering Services Council (‘TES Council’) an initiative to look at how we can better understand and promote the efficient use of assets throughout their lives. As part of that the Institute of Asset Management (‘IAM’) at Cranfield University is undertaking a 2018 Maturity Assessment of through-life maintenance strategies. We’d like to ask members to complete a short survey below to aid in this research. It doesn’t matter if you are an equipment supplier that doesn’t hold assets for a long period of time – the information will be just as valuable if you undertake the survey from the point of view of one of your customers.

On August 22nd 2018, Raconteur will publish a B2B report in The Times newspaper on the Future of Manufacturing in association with MTA. There is an opportunity for MTA members to be involved in the report through content and advertising, the full media pack can be found within the Brief.

Additive manufacturing is one of the fastest evolving technologies in industry and CECIMO, the European umbrella group to which the MTA belongs is taking an active role in promoting it. to that end CECIMO organised a major international conference at the European Parliament on the 21st June. The Conference heard that bigger fiscal and R&D incentives and bolder standardisation efforts are needed on the part of European policy makers. However, there was caution about the pace of any potential legislative change with the Chair of the CECIMO Additive Manufacturing Working Group, Stewart Lane of Renishaw, saying “In a growing sector like additive manufacturing, we need to keep supportive framework conditions.” You can find a fuller report of the Conference in the Brief below.

This week CECIMO also published a call for Europe to take a lead in utilising new technologies to drive down the environmental impact of combustion engines which are set to retain an important place in the road transport fleet for decades to come. 

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

MTA members Golf day results

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MTA members Golf day results

This year’s MTA Golf Day took place at The Leicestershire Golf Club on Wednesday 27th June where players were fortunate enough to enjoy bright sunshine. 42 players attended the event in total, and later went on to enjoy a sit-down dinner at the Club.

The MTA would like to offer its thanks to the Golf Day sponsors Atlantic Technologies UK, Sandvik Coromant, and Kyal Machine Tools for enabling such a successful day, as well as all the members who were able to join us.

MTA support Through-life Maintenance Strategies Survey: An Assessment of Industry Maturity

MTA support Through-life Maintenance Strategies Survey: An Assessment of Industry Maturity

The MTA is part of the Through-Life Engineering Services Council (‘TES Council’) an initiative to look at how we can better understand and promote the efficient use of assets throughout their lives. As part of that the Institute of Asset Management (‘IAM’) at Cranfield University is undertaking a 2018 Maturity Assessment of through-life maintenance strategies.

The below questionnaire is seeking to understand physical asset management techniques and practices observed across industry segments and maintenance strategies employed.

Opportunity for media exposure for MTA members

Opportunity for media exposure for MTA members

On August 22nd 2018, Raconteur will publish a B2B report in The Times newspaper on Future of Manufacturing in association with MTA. 

We think this is a great opportunity for MTA and individual members to make a real impact, and we hope that many of you will take the opportunity to support it by contributing editorial, commercial features and/or advertising. The special report will profile a limited number of leading firms and discounted commercial options are available to all MTA members.

FURTHER MAJOR ADVANCES IN COMBUSTION ENGINE EFFICIENCY WILL AND MUST TAKE PLACE

FURTHER MAJOR ADVANCES IN COMBUSTION ENGINE EFFICIENCY WILL AND MUST TAKE PLACE

Studies show that approximately 100 million vehicles worldwide will be produced in 2025 instead of 80 million today. We estimate that 90 million of those 100 million vehicles will have a combustion engine on board. Overall, there will be more combustion engines than today. This shows how important it is to reach the full potential of combustion engines in terms of CO2 savings, beside exploring the possibilities in the field of electrification.

EU commits to fast-tracking additive manufacturing industrialisation

EU commits to fast-tracking additive manufacturing industrialisation

Bigger fiscal and R&D incentives, bolder standardisation efforts and caution before legislating are needed to speed up additive manufacturing deployment in Europe. This was the main message emerging from the Additive Manufacturing European Conference (AMEC), which took place on 21 June 2018 and was co-hosted by Members of European Parliament (MEPs) from some of the largest political groups.