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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 government has confirmed that firms will be able to use the CE mark until January 1 2023 in most sectors.  You can find the announcement at

Specifically for manufacturing businesses, MTA members are invited to a

The first five programmes to be supported through the £500 million Blue Planet Fund have been announced. The programmes, financed from the UK’s overseas aid budget, will tackle plastic pollution and the decline of global coral reefs, as well as using the UK’s world-leading expertise to help respond to marine pollution disasters such as the Xpress Pearl in Sri Lanka.

To raise awareness of the actions small businesses can take to reduce their emissions, the Together for Our Planet campaign is asking SMEs to make the new UK Business Climate Hub their first port of call on their journey to net

First-ever vision to kick start world-leading hydrogen economy set to support over 9,000 UK jobs and unlock £4 billion investment by 2030

As many of you were not able to attend our first webinar on the free access BSI Standards Service, we offer through the British Standards Online (BSOL) system, we would like to invite you to join us to our next Webinar which will be hold on 22nd September 2021 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

The MTA as part of Surface Engineering Leadership Forum – SELF, has been supporting the Materials Process Engineer Masters degree apprenticeship course at Cranfield University. The course meets the requirements of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education standard ST0659 and attracts funding of up to £17,000.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is trying to build a picture of the systems integration community working in the field of automation and robotics and the extent of its expertise.  This is an area that many consider to be critical  to UK industrial success and is arguably neither sufficiently visible nor developed.

Next Wednesday August 18th, BEIS and Carbon Action For Associations (CAFA) have an online event to discuss the steps that trade associations and their SME members are taking to improve resource efficiencies and reduce emissions.  It is hosted by CAFA, and BEIS will be the lead presenter. James Selka will be a panel speaker on behalf of The MTA and Jack Selma on behalf of EAMA. 

The event starts at 3.15pm. 

The National Security and Investment (NSI) Act will be fully coming into force on the 4th January 2022. The press release can be found here. 

NSI Guidance