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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.

A 3D woven composite component, capable of withstanding extreme temperatures inside a fusion nuclear reactor, is being developed at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in collaboration with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) as part of the effort to accelerate the delivery of limitless zero-carbon fusion energy.

EPHJ, (formerly EPHJ-EPMT-SMT) is the only trade show in the world which brings together, at the heart of Europe, all high-precision skills in the areas of watch-making and jewellery, microtechnology and medical technology.  The show facilitates the development of synergies between high-precision technology professions.  EPHJ takes place, in Geneva, from 16th to 19th June this year.  Visit the exhibitors and talks to become thoroughly informed about the latest innovation

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, January 2020:  The latest results from the CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS) reflect an improvement in sentiment around the turn of the year (the data collection period ran from 16 December to 13 January) that is the strongest on record.  However, this came despite another weak period for activity in manufacturing and given the timing seems to reflect a post-Election boost in confidence.

When: 12th February 2020 

Where: Knowledge Transfer Centre, Sheffield, UK

Cost: Free

UK manufacturers are facing unprecedented pressure to change to more sustainable methods of manufacturing. 

As UK government pursues net zero carbon by 2050 and responsibility for waste begins to move from consumer to supplier, legislation is rapidly changing to meet the expectations of an increasingly aware global population.

The Knowledge Transfer Network is starting a UK tour of presentations on 3D Printing, giving early morning sessions for firms wondering if the technologies could be relevant to them. Dates and registration links:

29th Jan - Preston/Blackburn

MACH 2020 is just around the corner and we’d like to encourage all visitors to get the most out of the show before, during, and after the exhibition.

Social Media is an increasingly important place to get your messages heard. The online sphere is growing and companies with something to say can’t afford to miss out.

The best way to get involved is to follow MACH 2020 on social media, please follow our pages across social networks.

MACH 2020 is less than 100 days away and the UK’s national manufacturing and engineering exhibition is gearing up to be an excellent event.

MACH, as well as being the place to come and source manufacturing technology equipment and solutions, also has a section of the show dedicated to Education and Development. It is essential that manufacturers help the next generation understand the important role engineering plays in shaping the world around us.

GTMA is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Arthur as Chief Technical Officer.

Alan is a highly qualified and experienced Engineering Manager, with over 35 years’ experience in supply chain management and project planning.    His commercial and international experience embraces a large range of technical disciplines and best practice in manufacturing and engineering. 

The UK faces a skills shortage in the engineering sector and, according to EngineeringUK, the country will need 1.8 million new engineers and technicians by 2025. With the industry still dominated by men, it’s essential that we attract more female engineers to fill these roles if we’re to close the gap.

Progress Rail is seeking additional support for locomotive overhaul, maintenance and engine work as they expand their portfolio in the Middle East.

This includes a recent deal signed with Egyptian National Railways (ENR), involving the supply of diesel locomotives, modernising diesel locomotives from ENR’s existing fleet and overhauling another fleet of locomotives.