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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.

Registered designs are an often overlooked IP right. They are cheap and simple to obtain, and if their filing is given proper professional handling, the legal rights they provide can be both powerful and valuable. Some of the key battles in Apple and Samsung’s war over tablet devices were won and lost over registered designs. At one stage in those battles, an EU wide injunction was granted to keep products off the market in the whole of the EU.

Joshua Dugdale, the MTA’s Technical Manager and Paul O’Donnell, the MTA’s Head of External Affairs, recently attended the first Additive Manufacturing Special Interest Group (AM SIG), launched and hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

EEF, the Manufacturers organisation, of which the MTA is an Affiliate Partner, provides the most comprehensive and respected barometer of the economic climate facing UK manufacturers and would like to invite you as a member of MTA to a free webinar.

The Future Manufacturing Awards 2017 are now open for entries. 

As Affiliate partners of EEF we would encourage you to help us spread the word about the awards and join in celebrating all the amazing success stories we have in the UK Manufacturing industry. Some of your members will have really great achievements that should be shared and recognised by the industry.

Briway a new member of the MTA and are a UK company that act as an intermediary for Chinese companies looking to source UK Advanced Technology. She currently has a demand for the following products:

Brussels, 16 May 2017 - For the third consecutive year, CECIMO is organizing the “Additive Manufacturing European Conference” (AMEC), which will take place on 7 June 2017 from 14.00 to 18.00 at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium). Co-hosts of the conference will be Anthea McIntyre (ECR) and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (ALDE), Members of the European Parliament. AMEC speakers will discuss how the EU can help the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing in Europe.

As the election campaign develops momentum, this week has seen the launch of the three main UK-wide parties’ manifestos. Most of the reporting and commentary has focussed on issues of personal taxation and funding for things like social care. The business policies have attracted less attention but there are some significant things included.

UK Manufacturing Output, March 2017:  Publication by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) of the March data also gives us the complete picture for the 1st quarter of the year and we will focus on that in this report.  Total manufacturing output increased by just +0.4% compared to the previous quarter, but was +2.6% higher than a year earlier (1st quarter of 2016).

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) are always keen to find new ways to help you grow your business. As one way of making this happen, they would like to invite you along to our event tailored to manufacturing SMEs.

Why attend?

Our Manufacturing Operational Efficiency team can offer direct and practical support to SMEs who want to:

The Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services is offering this summer school to train PhD students, researchers and early career practitioners in the key challenges and technologies for Through-life Engineering Services (TES). This annual summer school will also help to develop an international research community in the TES area.

The summer school will cover the following major themes:

1. Maintenance challenges for availability contracts