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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.

NIKKEN Kosakusho Europe are pleased to announce their “Beyond Innovation” series of Industry Events for 2017, beginning on 7th-9th February.

Everyone at the MTA would like to congratulate our Board member Dr Tony Bannan, Chief Executive Officer of Rochdale-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG), on his receiving the award of Officer of the Order of the British Empire from HRH Prince Charles last week. Tony was appointed OBE in recognition his services to the UK economy, international trade and inward investment in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016.

UK GDP, 4th Quarter 2016:  The preliminary estimate by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the UK economy grew by +0.6% compared to the 3rd quarter of the year and by +2.0% in 2016 as a whole.  The quarter-on-quarter rate was slightly faster than had been anticipated, but the growth rate for the year was a little slower than for 2015 (when it was +2.2%).

The Advanced Structural Testing Centre (ASTC) of the AMRC with Boeing is working in collaboration with UK company TISICS exploring the development of materials for demanding environments, such as transport, energy and the manufacturing sectors.

The UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) has developed a brand new event for the imaging industry in the UK.

If you’re a start-up working in the intelligent mobility space and could benefit from working alongside London Midland, please read on!

Can you escape from a remote location using just your engineering skills and ingenuity? If you think you can, we want you to apply for Channel 4’s brand new ultimate engineering challenge to test you to the limit.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) invites you to participate in the “Airports Outward Mission to Russia: FIFA World Cup 2018 and beyond” on 20-24 March 2017 in Moscow and Krasnodar.

This is a 4 day business mission to Krasnodar and Moscow. You will have an opportunity to meet with the decision makers of the key airports of Moscow and largest Russian Airport Management Companies, including site visit to a FIFA airport in Krasnodar and meeting with its management.

Fronius UK will be hosting an Open House at their Technology Centre in Milton Keynes on 26th April 2017 from 10am.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to step inside the world of Fronius and see the newest technology live in action.

Take a tour and experience a wide range of demonstrations and discussions about our entire range of welding products and applications – including some specially selected guest speakers.

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EAMA - the Engineering & Machinery Alliance, of which MTA is a member - have been engaging with the Government Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU).  In these exchanges it has become clear that member firms are uniquely able to provide a fact-based picture of how leaving the EU is likely to affect our supply chains which will be really useful to DExEU in the Brexit negotiations.