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Industry Focus

Advanced Manufacturing is a dynamic, globalised, sector which is constantly evolving. Much of that evolution is as a consequence of technological change which is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Manufacturing Technology that change right across sectors and in companies of all sizes. The MTA exists to help its members transform the manufacturing world.

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 at 13:30 - Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 15:00 (CDT)

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Getting to Grips with 3D Printing at the TCT Show - A guided tour of expertise to help you get started

CECIMO latest data shows that the European production of machine tools is expected to reach 25.2 billion euro in 2017, registering an annual growth rate of 4%. While 2016 saw a notable decline of global machine tool production from 68.9 billion euro to 64.2 billion euro (-7.9%), CECIMO members were not affected by this downturn and kept its volume at 24.4 billion euro, therefore growing their global market shares.

Star GB’s 2017 Open House will give engineers an insight into the latest equipment and software solutions in sliding head machining.

The MachinE Tool Alliance for Skills (METALS) project will be featured by CECIMO, Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau and the Institute Technology and Education of the University of Bremen during EMO Hannover 2017. This EU-funded initiative has developed a skills panorama offering an overview of the current skills’ needs in the machine tool industry until 2025.

A female engineer from Chesterfield, named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre’s annual awards earlier this year, won the opportunity to visit the global aircraft giant Boeing in the USA this summer. 

UK Manufacturing SMEs Are Far Behind German Competitors in Patent Protection

European Industrial Production, July 2017:  Figures released by Eurostat this week show that total industrial production (seasonally adjusted) in the Euro-zone increased by +0.1% compared to June, but it fell by -0.3% for the EU28 as a whole;  it is rare for these trends to diverge in this way, although the movements are small and represent a correction to an unusual gap between the levels for the two areas that has been running for the past 9 months.  Compared to July 2016,

Supply chain funding is a little known alternative finance solution. Unlike supply chain finance, supply chain funding can work up and down the supply chain. It is accessible to all business sizes, not just big established firms, and could dramatically improve your cash flow management.

URICA specialises in supply chain funding and has now funded several thousands of businesses over the last few years. Supply chain funding is for businesses that:

Smart Factory Expo returns on the 15-16 November but has moved to its new home; the superb Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

CECIMO has just published new ‘Guidelines for CE marking on metal working milling machines’. This is the third publication in a series of guidelines aimed at supporting market surveillance authorities, customs authorities and economic operators to assess the conformity of machines with existing European product safety law.