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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 bank of powerful 3D printers linked to easy-to-use software has been built by AMRC engineers to show that the batch-printing of bespoke polymer components is an affordable option, even for smaller manufacturers who are keen to accelerate their design processes, shorten lead times and drive improvements in productivity and quality.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to hear from MTA and our CEO James Selka at Internet of Manufacturing UK 2019, taking place on the 14-15 May at Farnborough International Conference Centre.

This free full day event is aimed at SMEs looking to adopt digital technologies within their workforce. In partnership with Stirling Media and with support from the Worcestershire LEP and DRL Tool, delegates will:

On Tuesday the MTA hosted our Spring Economic Update – at which we, and Oxford economics who work with us to produce our forecasts, present the six-month update of our annual forecast and discuss the reasons for it and the wider economic picture.

Profitability of UK Companies, 4th Quarter of 2018:  The latest data on profitability from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the net rate of return for manufacturing companies fell to 14.3%, down by 0.9 percentage points from the revised figures of 15.2% in the previous quarter.  This is still well above the long-run average for this measure in the time series that goes back to 1997

UMATI, universal machine tool interface, has chalked up further major successes on its way to becoming an internationally recognised standard interface for machine tool communication with higher-level IT systems. "Our newly founded OPC UA Joint Working Group (JWG) started work in mid-February, and we have also succeeded in encouraging two other well-known control manufacturers to come on board: B&R Automation from Austria and Mitsubishi Electric from Japan," said Dr.

CECIMO, the European Association for the additive manufacturing (AM) sector, welcomes the introduction of a new classification provision for AM machines in the product nomenclature, used by more than 200 countries.

On the occasion of Finland's upcoming EU Presidency, CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool and related Manufacturing Technologies, together with Technology Industries of Finland has the pleasure of inviting you to our event on “Advanced production technologies for circular manufacturing”.

Date: Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th May 2019

Venue: The AMRC Factory 2050

Price: £150 plus VAT

Frankfurt am Main, 15 April 2019. – Should we continue with classic machining and coolant lubricants, or do dry machining and minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) represent viable alternatives? From a technology point of view, it is important to consider material properties and machine performance, but plant costs, energy and health aspects increasingly need to be included in any assessment of the overall process.