Friday Brief Intro 08/07/2022
Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief! What an interesting week for the government it has been and as we look to the weekend, we can expect the most amazing sunshine!
We have a note this week about the latest newsletter from Made Smarter which focuses on digitalisation with a range of case studies – see the story below.
Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA, has penned a review of the political scene in the UK this week summarising some of the key events and highlighting the implications, at least in the short-term, as they affect MTA and EIA members.
Sami has included 2 BSI standards for you this week, both included in the same story. They include proposals on “Additive manufacturing for medical — General principles — Roadmap to safe and effective additively manufactured implants” and “Mass customization value chain management”. Check them out in the story below.
Quadriga has released their July newsletter with a wide range of different stories that offer insight from across the industry. Find links to the full articles in the story below.
Institute of Export has released their Training newsletter. No matter where you are in your international trade journey, they have the courses available to ensure you trade confidently and compliantly. Their industry-leading training is delivered by international trade experts and provides practical support and guidance on key trade and customs processes, from completing documentary requirements through to staying on top of current trade conditions. Find all you need to know in the story.
Our colleagues at CECIMO have prepared an update on the trade policy of the European Union and its impact on the machine tool industry; you can get the detail in the article below.
In contrast to politics, it has been a quiet week for economic data but we do have the final round-up of the manufacturing PMI data that came out last Friday with the global index and the figures for the countries of the Americas which broadly followed the pattern of the rest of the world. This week has also seen an update of the UK productivity (output per hour worked) data for the 1st quarter with manufacturing out-performing the economy as a whole, although not in every industry. The final element of the economic news is the latest data on investment and productivity for the Euro-zone which was released this week by Eurostat.
Finally, a reminder that the June edition of the MTA Business Survey is open for your input. You can access the questionnaire at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jun22 and we hope that MTA members will take a couple of minutes to take part in this survey which tracks activity across the manufacturing technology sector.
That concludes our Friday Brief for another week! Have an amazing weekend and we look forward to ‘seeing’ you again next Friday!
The Made Smarter organisation has issued its July newsletter which has a focus on digitalisation and how companies can play a role in industry’s growth. They have case studies around the use of digital technology in the home goods and furniture market and how a chocolate maker has used automation to increase productivity. At first […]Read more
Our colleagues at CECIMO (the European group for associations representing machine tool manufacturers) have prepared an update on the trade policy of the European Union, its impact on the machine tool industry and CECIMO’s position on those issues. The document attached below gives an overview of 4 topics: EU International Procurement Instrument EU Carbon Border […]Read more
Do your people have the most up-to-date knowledge of processes, procedures and documentation related to importing and exporting? No matter where you are in your international trade journey, we have the courses available to ensure you trade confidently and compliantly. Our industry-leading training is delivered by international trade experts and provides practical support and guidance on key […]Read more
Cleaning Components in Metal Workshops is Creating an Inhalation Hazard Research commissioned by the HSE has looked at the risk of creating fine aerosols when using compressed air to clean metal components. It identifies alternative methods which are safer. https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1171.htm Quadriga Open Courses Quadriga are offering the following training courses on a per-place basis: IOSH […]Read more
Standard 1 Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee AMT/8 – Additive Manufacturing, for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Proposal: ISO/NP 5092 Additive manufacturing for […]Read more
Purchasing Managers’ Index for Manufacturing – update of June results: We did not have the full range of data available for last week’s Friday Brief so, to round up the June Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data, the Global Manufacturing PMI for June, compiled by J P Morgan using the data from S&P Global, fell to […]Read more
Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA (of which MTA is a member) has compiled a review of the political events of a week in which the UK has seen political turmoil, and uncertainty over government policies and personalities. These notes look at some the of key events and personalities from the perspective of the machinery and […]Read more