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.