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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.

Magnomatics has teamed up with the University of Sheffield AMRC to drive big productivity improvements in offshore renewable energy generation using smart robotics and automation.

The market leading magnetic gear manufacturer has won funding from a key offshore wind supply chain support programme to help solve the challenge of robotic placement of large rotor magnets on wind turbines.

Are you a decision maker who wants to learn more about circular economy?

Then this HSSMI Bootcamp is for you. Our subject matter experts in circular economy

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Circular economy in complex and high-risk environments

The Digital Catapult is looking for established UK and Germany based startups to pitch pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) and distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions to address core international challenges for the industrial manufacturing sector, with the opportunity to pitch to two corporate challenge owners, Siemens Plc UK and CHEP Europe.

The first reading of the manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for 2020 showed an improvement in the UK which recorded exactly 50;  this is right on the border between expansion and contraction and the first time is has not been negative since April 2019.  The news release from IHS Markit (who compile the PMI data) suggests that this stabilisation comes as political uncertainty has eased following the General Election.  There was a mild recovery in new orders, although new export...

With the UK set to leave the European Union tomorrow, you might still have questions about what this means for you and your business.

With that in mind, I think you’ll find it helpful to read this free guide from our partner, Citation, on Brexit and Managing Uncertainty.

The DIT World Events Team have now formally issued a call for exhibits for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.  See link: https://eu.eventscloud.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=200183338&tabid=200482085  It covers both the permanent exhibition and any temporary exhibits that individuals/companies/organisations may wish to put forward. 

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is hosting Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Manufacturing 2020, where they will disseminate project work and present their roadmap for future artificial intelligence development. The event will feature live, cutting-edge technology demonstrators, and delegates will be given the opportunity to provide input as to what research lines should be prioritised.

The leaving of the EU by the UK tonight is the most dramatic effect so far of the last year’s General Election. The PM will argue that he has ‘got Brexit done’ and he is quite right that the process of disengagement is now irreversible and inevitable. However, it is not yet entering into a new solid state, it is only really moving into another fluid phase. The major area for the MTA to engage in the forming of the new future is in the negotiation of the future trading relationship.

We met with leading academics at Imperial College London earlier this week to hear from them about some of the ways that university is engaging with businesses, particularly in relation to digital transformation and innovation. Imperial is one of the world’s leading science and engineering institutions and they were keen for our members to get involved in some of their events.

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.

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