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CBI Industrial Trends Survey, October 2020:  Before we look at the results of the CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS), it is perhaps important to note that the data collection period was from 25th September to 13th October.  This was before the latest lockdowns under the impact of the Coronavirus and, at least initially, was a period when a Brexit trade deal looked likely.  There may, therefore, have been some shift in sentiment since the data was collect

The Advanced Machinery & Productivity Institute (AMPI) is an industry led initiative to drive innovation for the UK’s advanced machinery manufacturers to meet the challenges of developing new technology and entering emerging markets.  The industry led consortium is in the process of defining the business case and delivery model.

The University of Sheffield AMRC has helped a small design company develop novel PPE to keep clinicians safe while working in COVID-19 intensive care units.  Additive manufacturing experts at the AMRC made crucial parts for a protective respirator prototype within a week to help a small design company develop novel PPE to keep clinicians safe while working in COVID-19 intensive care units.

MTA Associate Member, ChAI is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 27th October to talk all things Aluminium.  The event will include:

A Survey of Activity in 2020 Outlook for 2021 Several Special Themes Q&A

For full speaker biographies, the agenda and to register go to

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment.  We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.  Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/8 - Additive Manufacturing for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

The Energy Systems Catapult is a UK based research and technology organisation part funded by Innovate UK;  they are a sister organisation to the MTC.  One aspect to their work is to support small businesses and innovators to bring new low carbon solutions to the market.  They are working with an SME that has a product relevant to the marketplace and would like to test/understand the strength of their value proposition with industry stakeholders.

The Heller Group will be holding a virtual exhibition from 10th to 12th November 2020.  They are inviting visitors to meet them and their partners in their world of production solutions.

You can find out more from the flyer below which includes a QR code for registration or by going to visit

MTA Member NIKKEN are proud to announce a new series of webinars showcasing the latest cutting-edge solutions and enhanced technology.  The first webinar of the series questions the advantages of pre-setting off-line versus on machine measurement.  There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, on 28th October.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced a number of changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) which comes into effect on 1st November (replacing the Job Retention Scheme).  The employer contribution element of the JSS has been reduced, as has the minimum number hours to be worked.

Also this week, we have some new links (and some recycled ones) from the Government around the Border Operating Model – how the border will work and the requirements for companies in terms of documentation that will be required.