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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.

ECTA - the European Cutting Tools Association - held its Spotlight meeting on-line last week.  We now have the presentations and you can download the key one below.  These cover:

We have received the below from Jack Semple of EAMA with regard to engineers travelling overseas:

Join Razor and The University of Sheffield AMRC’s one hour webinar and discover how you can make your data work harder.

It is estimated over 60% of UK businesses will have adopted data and machine learning technologies by 2022. We know enough to know this is the future, but where do you begin? How about here.

Please can you spare 7-10 minutes to take part in a short survey?

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is carrying out research into upcoming changes to regulations that will affect some manufacturing businesses.
Results will help BEIS to understand how government can effectively support businesses to adapt to the changing requirements.

The government has confirmed that it will end its trade credit re-insurance scheme at the end of June.

The decision has been criticised by the Confederation of British Metalworking (CBM), which says its members have received warnings from members that their cover will be withdrawn when the scheme comes to an end.  Insurers will no longer have short-term government guarantees.

European Industrial Production, April 2021:  The latest data from Eurostat shows that industrial production in April increased (compared to March) by +0.8% in the Euro-zone and by +0.5% in the EU.  The comparisons to a year earlier are heavily distorted as this was the month with the largest impact from the Coronavirus pandemic but, for the record, Euro-zone output increased by +39.3% and for the EU growth was +38.7% compared to April 2020.

At its recent Council meeting, CELIMO (the European group for associations representing importers and distributors in our industry) published its State of Trade Report - you can download this below.  The report covers some general economic indicators such as GDP, inflation and unemployment and also shows the recent trend for the manufacturing PMI - the latter shows an increasing trend across most European countries over the past 4 months although Turkey slipped back into negative territory...

Please join Accruent for their annual conference Insights 2021 International June 23-24, 2021. The conference will be virtual again this year, but with all the same great content to enjoy the comfort of your home office.

Following the success of the first metalworking fluid and welding fume webinar held earlier this year, SHEP (Safety and Health Engineering Partnership) is holding a follow-up event which will be hosted by BESA fr

UK Manufacturing Output, April:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the manufacturing output data for April this morning and the headline figure is a fall of -0.3% compared to the March level.