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.
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.