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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.

Here are details of various tools that NCSC has made available online to help businesses; and see also attachments, which are not currently online. The NCSC was formed in 2016 "to make the UK the safest place to live and work online" and is part of GCHQ.

HM Treasury has announced the formation of a Green Technical Advisory Group (GTAG).   

The Department for International Trade has arranged a five-day online conference, “UK-North America Week”, covering a range of trade issues related to the US and Canada.  It runs from June 21st to 25th and registration is available here:

Middle East Manufacturing & Technology Expo will run from 5-7th December 2022 in the UAE. 

With the postponement of the Cutting Tool Conference in Bordeaux to 2022 because of the Coronavirus crisis, the European Cutting Tool Association is holding a special on-line event on Friday 18th June.  This one hour event will start at 0900 (UK time) and include these topics:
•    ECTA’s European Cutting tools market - Markus Horn, ECTA President
•    Economic Outlook for the Industrial Sector - Josua Burkart, Managing Director - hpo forecasting ag.

European Commission Economic Sentiment Indicator and Capacity Utilisation, May 2021:  The European Commission (EC) draws from a range of surveys to construct confidence indicators for six sectors of the economy and then uses five of these (financial services is not included in the ESI) to compile its Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI).

The Global Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing produced by J P Morgan using the data from IHS Markit edged up to 56.0 in May - this is its highes

Please find a link below to Standards Update Booklet which provides the following information:
•       The BSI committees the MTA attends
•       The standards under revision in each committee
•       The development stage of each standard under revision.

EAMA has responded to the government’s R&D tax reliefs consultation by calling has called for greater clarity from HMRC and urging other measures to strengthen the impact of the incentives:

The green technology required to help the UK meet its world-leading climate targets has been given a £166.5 million cash injection, just 6 months on from the publication of the Prime Minister’s