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Friday Brief

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

The MTA is hosting a new event at Yamazaki Mazak, in Worcester, this Thursday.  The Engineering Digital Mash Up is a meeting of up to 100 engineering, manufacturing and technology companies, digital providers and engineering students. The event will show SMEs what tools and projects are available, how they can help the business, which tools are free and the cost of others, as well as how to access them. This is your last chance to register for the event, so follow this link for more information https://www.mta.org.uk/event/engineering-digital-mash.

The MTA are always looking to help our members export to new markets, and we have a great opportunity for companies wishing to get into the ASEAN region. Metalex is now Southeast Asia’s largest international machine tools and metalworking technology trade exhibition and conference taking place in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) this coming November.   

DIT are supporting the show with grants so see the story below for details and get in touch if you would like any help with this.

During its General Assembly in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, CECIMO announced a turnover for the European Machine Tool industry for 2018 of €27.5 billion, which is 9% higher compared to 2017: a 35% market share in the global machine tool production. There is more information below.

Join the Digital Catapult for the launch of Made in 5G to gain insight into 5G opportunities for UK manufacturing and debate the challenges with peers and experts.  With a focus on 5G opportunities for the UK’s manufacturing sector, this industry event will deliver thought provoking keynotes, engaging panel discussions, learning and networking as well as hands-on experience of 5G demos and the launch of Digital Catapult’s Made in 5G discussion paper. More details within the Brief.

Sticking with 5G MTA members Yamazaki Mazak are celebrating after helping the Worcestershire 5G Consortium win Most Commercially Viable Use Case at the inaugural 5G Realised ‘Use Case Awards’.

Following the great success of last year’s event, FARO, Optimax, Bruker Alicona, Aberlink, Heidenhain, Manchester Metrology and the NPL have joined together to stage an even larger Northern Metrology networking event. Given the positive reaction of last year’s event visitors, once again the venue will be the home of Manchester City FC, Etihad Stadium. The event takes place in September for more details see the story below.

GOM will be hosting a Plastics Knowledge Day at their UK offices on Thursday 4th July. The day is part of a global series of events, Plastics Knowledge Day 2019 brings together specialists from the plastics and additive manufacturing industries and associations along with our experts in optical metrology in a free one-day event. If you would like to attend, check out the story below.  

In what was a relatively light week for economic news, the main domestic headlines came from the CBI Industrial Trends Survey which confirmed what we had seen from the output data last week, with the pace of growth slowing significantly for manufacturing output and continuing its run of negative data for orders.  Indeed, with a small improvement in export orders, the implication is that home activity weakened.  The US machine tool market is on a cyclical downturn, although the overall level is still relatively high;  the demand for cutting tools has also stopped growing, but here it seems demand has levelled-off, rather than turned, at least so far this year.  We also have some data and reports from the recent meetings of both CECIMO and CELIMO which can be accessed via the article below and we take a look at the data for exports and imports of engineering goods in the UK in the 1st quarter of 2019.

That’s all for this week, we hope everyone has a great weekend and we’ll be back with more industry news and views next Friday.

EXHIBIT AT METALEX – NOVEMBER 2019 – Bangkok

EXHIBIT AT METALEX – NOVEMBER 2019 – Bangkok

Now in its 33rd year, Metalex is now Southeast Asia’s largest international machine tools and metalworking technology trade exhibition and conference which spans 64,000 sq ft of exhibition space at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).  In 2018 it attracted 99,998 visitors. This year it is looking to host over 4,000 brands from 50 countries, and numerous conferences and seminars. See: www.metalex.co.th

Made in 5G

Made in 5G

Join the Digital Catapult for the launch of Made in 5G to gain insight into 5G opportunities for UK manufacturing and debate the challenges with peers and experts. 

With a focus on 5G opportunities for the UK’s manufacturing sector, this industry event will deliver thought provoking keynotes, engaging panel discussions, learning and networking as well as hands-on experience of 5G demos and the launch of Digital Catapult’s Made in 5G discussion paper.

CECIMO announces a 35% market share in the global machine tool production in 2018 and put the spotlight on artificial intelligence and skills

CECIMO announces a 35% market share in the global machine tool production in 2018 and put the spotlight on artificial intelligence and skills

During its General Assembly in Rüschlikon, CECIMO announced a turnover for 2018 of €27.5 billion, which is 9% higher compared to 2017. This secures a 35% market share in the global machine tool production. But slowing global trade and weakening business sentiment are heavy downside risks for the European machine tool manufacturers. On the policy side, the General Assembly debated artificial intelligence and skills for the machine tool companies.  Skill mismatch is a complex, multidimensional and dynamic phenomenon.

Mazak celebrates award win with Worcestershire 5G Consortium

Mazak celebrates award win with Worcestershire 5G Consortium

Yamazaki Mazak is celebrating after helping the Worcestershire 5G Consortium win Most Commercially Viable Use Case at the inaugural 5G Realised ‘Use Case Awards’.

The Consortium, led by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership, received the award at the recent 5G Realised Event in London. Mazak was chosen as part of the Consortium thanks to its pioneering work implementing Industry 4.0 design principles into its array of machine tools and CNC technology.

True North for Metrology Solutions

True North for Metrology Solutions

Following the great success of last year’s event, FARO, Optimax, Bruker Alicona, Aberlink, Heidenhain, Manchester Metrology and the NPL have joined together to stage an even larger Northern Metrology networking event. Given the positive reaction of last year’s event visitors, once again the venue will be the home of Manchester City FC, the spectacular Etihad Stadium.

GOM: Plastics Knowledge Day 2019

GOM: Plastics Knowledge Day 2019

PKD 2019, Thursday 4th July 2019, GOM UK Office

Plastics knowledge day

As part of a global series of events, Plastics Knowledge Day 2019 brings together specialists from the plastics and additive manufacturing industries and associations along with our experts in optical metrology in a free one-day event.  

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, June 2019:  The latest CBI survey results reflect the weakness that we saw in the manufacturing output data last week, with output in the 3 months “to June” (actually to May given that data collection was from 24th May to 13th June) at its slowest rate since April 2016.  This is mainly driven - sorry for the pun – by the automotive industry, which was at its weakest since March 2009;  output actually increased in 10 of the 17 sub-sectors in the CBI survey, led by the food & drink and chemicals industries.  The forward