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Friday Brief

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

I am sure a few of you will have slightly tender heads this morning after joining the MTA to celebrate our centenary at last nights Annual Dinner in London. We would like to thank all of you who attend for making it such a memorable night.

MTA President and Director of Yamazaki Mazak, Marcus Burton, used his key note speech to reflect on the history of the association and how manufacturing technology will move manufacturing forward. We also honoured some of the leading figures in our industry by presenting them with our Outstanding Contribution to UK Industry Award. These were given to Sir David McMurtry, Executive Chairman of Renishaw, John Deer, Deputy Chairman of Renishaw, Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Executive Dean of the AMRC Group and Juergen Maier CBE, Chief Executive of Siemens UK. To find out more about last night please see the story below for more details.

A new ISO 45001 standard for Health and Safety Management Systems will be published in March 2018. It specifies that it is suitable for business of all sizes, including SMEs. To make sure that it works effectively and proportionately for SMEs, supporting guidance needs to be suitable for an SME audience. BSI would therefore like SMEs’ input to help get the tone and content of the guidance right, find out how you can get involved below.

Staying with BSi development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 on Additive Manufacturing. They would also like to invite you to submit comments during a ~3-week public consultation via BSI’s online draft review system (https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/) at the beginning of April 2019.

We have an update from EMO Hannover 2019 which will show how smart technologies meet the production requirements of electro-mobility.

CECIMO organised a stakeholder session on "Manufacturing and 4.0 Skills" in the framework of the official programme of the 2019 EU Industry Days – the European Commission’s flagship EU event dedicated to industry gathering around 1500 participants. They have also produced a full report on the event which can be found within the Brief.

Ecconomic data

That’s all for this week, thank you all once again for celebrating 100 years of the MTA with us last night, we wish you all a relaxing weekend and we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news and views.

Recruitment of SMEs to user-test BSI guidance

Recruitment of SMEs to user-test BSI guidance

A new ISO 45001 standard for Health and Safety Management Systems will be published in March 2018. It specifies that it is suitable for business of all sizes, including SMEs.

To make sure that it works effectively and proportionately for SMEs, supporting guidance needs to be suitable for an SME audience. BSI would therefore like SMEs’ input to help get the tone and content of the guidance right.

We are seeking volunteers to provide feedback on guidance drafts - especially if you:

PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 Invitation to participate - Additive Manufacturing

PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 Invitation to participate - Additive Manufacturing

BSI would like to inform you and your organization of the development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 on Additive Manufacturing.

A PAS is a sponsored, fast-track informal standard that is developed through a consensus-building process facilitated by BSI Standards Limited. A PAS should not be regarded as a BS, EN or ISO standard.

The development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 has been sponsored by Innovate UK.

Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019

Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019

This document explains the Government’s latest assessment of the implications for business and international trade in the UK, if it leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.

The Government’s primary aim is to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 29 March with a negotiated deal which will honour the result of the referendum. However, as a responsible government, it continues to plan for all eventualities, including one in which the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

MTA President says associations members are moving manufacturing forward

Thursday night (28th February 2019) saw the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) Annual Dinner at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, London. The event had special significance this year with the added jubilation of marking the Association’s 100th anniversary of representing the UK’s manufacturing technology suppliers. The event was attended by over 500 guests from across the MTA’s membership, the wider manufacturing community and beyond. 

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, February 2019:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK manufacturing sector published this morning showed a small fall from the January number but, with a reading of 52.0 is still significantly above the crucial 50 level that marks the boundary between expansion (above 50) and contraction (below 50).  Crucially, however, this is largely driven by the fastest ever recorded expansion in stocks of inputs as companies look to shield themselves from Brexit related problems in the supply-chain.  There was a small improvement in output, but this is a

CECIMO SPECIAL REPORT – EU INDUSTRY DAY

CECIMO SPECIAL REPORT – EU INDUSTRY DAY

CECIMO organised a stakeholder session on "Manufacturing and 4.0 Skills" in the framework of the official programme of the 2019 EU Industry Days – the European Commission’s flagship EU event dedicated to industry gathering around 1500 participants.

CECIMO session aimed to look into the societal aspects of the digital transformation and how to prepare talent for the future jobs. The main conclusion is that we must better anticipate the future skills needs – especially in the area of data analytics and digital security – and attract ICT talent in manufacturing.