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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.

European Industrial Production, February 2019:  Data published by Eurostat shows that total industrial production in the Euro-zone was -0.2% lower than in January and compared to February 2018 it fell by -0.3%.  In the EU28, output was unchanged on January and +0.3% higher than a year earlier.

Rahul Mandal – Nuclear AMRC research associate and Great British Bake Off winner – enthused a packed audience of young people at South Yorkshire’s annual Get Up To Speed with STEM event with inspiring talk about the close links between the science of engineering and the art of baking.

His message to the more than 3,000 school pupils gathered at Magna in Rotherham was this: "If you can do baking, you can do science and engineering and if you're doing engineering, then you can bake.”

The MTA is pleased to announce the Annual Members' Golf Day will be on Wednesday 29th May 2019 and will be returning to The Leicestershire Golf Club.

Format for the day:

In response to growing threats posed by Industry 4.0 and the development of Smart Factories, the MSc course in Cyber-Secure Manufacturing is provided for industry engineers/managers to help protect their systems and machines against cyber threats.

University of Wolverhampton Racing continued their dominant form at Donington Park, securing three P2’s from three races, and 2nd place in the championship behind the 2018 winner, Cian Carey. 

Production managers in manufacturing often have to ask themselves: should we continue with conventional machining and coolant lubricants, or do dry machining or minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) represent viable alternatives? Several factors influence this decision. In Part 1 of this two-part series of technical articles being published in the run-up to EMO Hannover 2019, lubrication system experts and scientists give their assessment.

So, Brexit hit yet another deadline at yet another European Summit and yet again the issue was fudged. The Prime Minister is stuck outside a meeting room in Brussels while the remaining 27 discuss the possibility of her getting a deal of some sort passed. Whatever your views, it’s not a great look for British diplomacy. However, we will now see the UK remain in the EU until the 31st of October.

UK Manufacturing Output, February 2019:  The headline data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed total manufacturing output grew by +0.3% in the three months to February (December 2018 and January and February 2019 compared to September, October and November 2018) but this is mainly attributed to increases in the pharmaceuticals (which is often volatile) and food & drink industries (where strong export sales of Scotch Whisky have led the way).  Compared to

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Thursday 11th April at 2pm

•            Short lead times - from weeks or days to a matter of hours.

•            Low cost production

•            Design freedom for lightweight, complex yet robust manufacturing aids

•            Fine and small features

•            Chemical resistance and fluid tightness4

Join the MTC for their Focus on Metrology event on 3 July 2019 to discover the art of the possible – and how it can benefit manufacturers.

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