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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.

The European Commission is organizing (and partly financing) a mission for the Machine Tool industry to India/ IMTEX 2019.

It is  icunet.ag who is organizing on behalf of the European Commission – EASME a mission with European machine tool SMEs during IMTEX. (This mission will be partly financed by the Horizon 2020 framework programme of the European Union.)

The next generation of advanced engineers brimming with fresh talent and new ideas have started at the AMRC Training Centre under a scheme from the Close Brothers to help local employers secure the skills they need for future growth.

After the drama of last week’s lost votes, the politics this week was around a vote that never was as the Government pulled its plans to put the Withdrawal Agreement to the House of Commons. Since the referendum the MTA has consistently favoured an outcome to the process that enables our members to have as full access to the single market as possible. This entails no tariffs, frictionless movement of goods and people with the EU and regulatory alignment so as to minimise non‐tariff barriers...

UK Manufacturing Output, October 2018:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published some fairly gloomy data for manufacturing output this week, although as always, it is important to read beyond the headlines.  In this summary, we have focused on the 3-month rolling trend that compares the latest 3 months (August, September and October 2018) with the previous 3 months (May, June and July 2018) and with the same period a year earlier (August, September and October 2017)

intec is one of the leading trade fairs for the metal working industry in Europe. It is the industry get-together for manufacturing technology in metal processing and automation in Production and at the same time is the largest investment goods trade fair in eastern part of Germany. intec trade visitors come from all areas of mechanical engineering and plant construction, automotive and vehicle industry, electrical/electronics industry and metal trade.

On the occasion of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) held in Brussels on 6 December and the ongoing discussion on the European Labour Authority, CECIMO would like to bring the failings of the Posting of Workers Directive to the attention of the EU Ministers responsible for Employment.

The Government of Karnataka is developing an “Integrated Machine Tools Park” with state of the art Industrial infrastructure couple with an eco-friendly layout  in an extent of 530 acres of land with assistance from Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India to attract investments in the machine tools sector. It is located adjacent to the proposed Japan Industrial Park. 

CECIMO has created a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) committee. The new committee will be the preeminent platform to discuss EU policy challenges and opportunities in the field of AM.

During its General Assembly in Barcelona, CECIMO reported that its machine tool production is likely to see an 8% gain in 2018. The turnover of CECIMO manufacturers should reach €27.8 billion, continuing its extraordinary growth for the second year in a row and increasing our global market share from 33% to 34%. Nevertheless, weak global trade might affect foreign demand and slow down European machine tool market growth.

Lightweighting & Composites

Since battery and electric motor drive systems are less power-dense than internal combustion engine / conventional aero engines, the bodies of cars, trucks, aircraft and rail vehicles need to be made more lightweight. A considerable amount of funding is going into research in composites to achieve lower weight. Hear from leading scientists who are exploring how to speed up the uptake of the key technologies.

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