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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.

In support of the upcoming 5G Sectors Testbeds & Trials national competition the AMRC will identify how your business can apply for funding for the development of new products, services and experiences, technically and commercially, utilising 5G technology.

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, June 2019:  The latest CBI survey results reflect the weakness that we saw in the manufacturing output data last week, with output in the 3 months “to June” (actually to May given that data collection was from 24th May to 13th June) at its slowest rate since April 2016.  This is mainly driven - sorry for the pun – by the automotive industry, which was at its weakest since March 2009;  output actually increased in 10 of the 1

PKD 2019, Thursday 4th July 2019, GOM UK Office

Plastics knowledge day

As part of a global series of events, Plastics Knowledge Day 2019 brings together specialists from the plastics and additive manufacturing industries and associations along with our experts in optical metrology in a free one-day event.  

Following the great success of last year’s event, FARO, Optimax, Bruker Alicona, Aberlink, Heidenhain, Manchester Metrology and the NPL have joined together to stage an even larger Northern Metrology networking event. Given the positive reaction of last year’s event visitors, once again the venue will be the home of Manchester City FC, the spectacular Etihad Stadium.

Yamazaki Mazak is celebrating after helping the Worcestershire 5G Consortium win Most Commercially Viable Use Case at the inaugural 5G Realised ‘Use Case Awards’.

During its General Assembly in Rüschlikon, CECIMO announced a turnover for 2018 of €27.5 billion, which is 9% higher compared to 2017. This secures a 35% market share in the global machine tool production. But slowing global trade and weakening business sentiment are heavy downside risks for the European machine tool manufacturers.

Join the Digital Catapult for the launch of Made in 5G to gain insight into 5G opportunities for UK manufacturing and debate the challenges with peers and experts. 

With a focus on 5G opportunities for the UK’s manufacturing sector, this industry event will deliver thought provoking keynotes, engaging panel discussions, learning and networking as well as hands-on experience of 5G demos and the launch of Digital Catapult’s Made in 5G discussion paper.

UK Manufacturing Output, April 2019:  The headlines from the manufacturing output data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) earlier this week very much depend on which series you look at.  On our preferred measure of rolling three months trends, total manufacturing output in the latest 3 months (February, March and April 2019) was +1.2% higher than the previous three months (November and December 2018 and January 2019) and +1.0% higher than the same period a

Racing cars and robots are taking over the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) for the Primary Engineer celebration to recognise the region’s budding young engineers.

The University of Sheffield AMRC teamed up with a national not-for-profit organisation Primary Engineer last year to develop local teachers’ engineering skills and inspire children to see themselves as the problem-solvers and innovators of the future.

Robotics and automation are among the key technologies for ensuring lasting international success. Cobots interact directly with humans and give manufacturing companies a competitive edge in the market. At EMO Hannover 2019, trade visitors will find countless automation solutions and collaborative robots aimed at enhancing productivity.