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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.

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/10 – Robotics, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.  

A big welcome to the MTA Latest Member Conexiom. Conexiom is a SaaS automation solution which helps customer service, operations, and financial teams transform their digital documents and manual processes into touchless outcomes with 100% data accuracy.  

The Knowledge Transfer Network is running a series of a webinars for manufacturers aimed at business improvement, starting on 13th April to the end of June.

CECIMO – the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies – kindly invites you to join their webinar on “Repairing with Additive Manufacturing: An opportunity to boost industrial sustainability”, which will take place on Wednesday 14th April from 12:00 to 13:00.

Members are alerted to the risk of a potentially catastrophic virus scam that is linked, fraudulently, to the Health and Safety Executive. The virus is in an email purporting to be from the HSE to arrange an appointment for an inspector to make a site visit.

Four major new trade and investment hubs will be established in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the North-East of England to boost trade and investment and level-up the country, the International Trade Secretary announced earlier in the week.

Opportunities in Batteries: Local production, Trends and Road Map, Applications Brazil

Never in our history have we witnessed such strong portfolio change from combustion cars (ICE) to electric vehicles (EV) and, no matter what happens, batteries are always at the centre of discussions, due to their price, development, safety and levels of autonomy they can proportionate to vehicles.

MTA Members are invited to attend a virtual roundtable on Operational Excellence: what it is and how you can achieve it on 30th March at 1pm.

Given two organizations with the same strategy, the group that exhibits “operational excellence” will always have better results and ultimately create greater value for their customers and shareholders.

GrindingHub, the first edition of a new international exhibition and the centre for grinding technology, will be held from 17 to 20th May 2022 in Stuttgart. It is scheduled to be run every two years by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), Frankfurt am Main, in cooperation with Messe Stuttgart and the "Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology" industry sector of Swissmem (Association of the Swiss Mechanical, Electrical and Metal Industries) as a supporter.

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has launched a “blueprint to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector”.

Funding of more than £1billion will be available to cut emissions from schools, council buildings and hospitals, which get most of the funding, and industry.  Measures include: