Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.
On November 1st we’ll be hosting our Exhibitor Day at the NEC in preparation for MACH 2020. The day is designed to provide exhibitors with key information, give them an opportunity to meet and quiz our suppliers and find out about new technology and opportunities at the show. Find out more in the story below and book your place today for this extremely popular event.
We recently launched our biennial survey of charges made by members for service engineer visits; we sent this only to the type of companies likely to have this service, but we may have missed someone who would like to participate in this survey. For more details on this see the story below or email our Statistician Geoff Noon at MTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MTA recently attended the Additive International Conference in Nottingham see below for a full report of the event.
This week the University of Wolverhampton launched the Composite & Additive Layer Materials Engineering Research & Innovation Centre (CALMERIC) project. CALMERIC is designed to support SME engineering and manufacturing companies to develop high performance components that are lightweight and make efficient use of materials. Find out more in the story below.
The economic news this week covers the European industrial production data that just missed the deadline last week. Although there was an increase in output in May (compared to April), this follows a fall in the previous month and we are some way yet from a proper recovery. Also, while the capital goods industries (most MTA members customers are in this sub-sector) did slightly better in the month-on-month trend, weakness in recent months mean that they are still below where they were last year and Germany remains one of the weakest in terms of the level of industrial production.
With just two months to go until EMO Hannover opens its doors, this week we have an update on the Start-up area which will be presenting many exciting newcomers to the exhibition. See within the Brief for more details.
During their centenary year the Women’s Engineering Society is collaborating with the Royal Academy of Engineering to survey engineers about their career experiences through an Engineering Census. This census will compare the experiences of women engineers with that of their male counterparts to understand the barriers to progression and retention that affect both women and men. To take part please check out the survey below.
That’s all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news and views until then have a great weekend.