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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.

UK GDP, 1st Quarter 2017:  The second estimate for the UK economy from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revised the quarter-on-quarter growth rate down to +0.2% (from its initial estimate of +0.3%), mainly as a result of “broad-based downward revisions within the services sector”.  These were mainly in consumer facing sectors such as retail and accommodation, partly because of rising prices;  there was also a small slowdown in growth in both constructio

11 Turkish companies operating in ICT & Technologies sector, in general, are coming to London on 12-14 June during Tech Week.  

Regardless of your industries and sectors, these companies are able to offer easy solutions in software, communications, healthcare, retail, real estate, logistics, banking industries where you can easily make use and implement in your companies.

Already supply the sector but want to improve your existing capability?

Registered designs are an often overlooked IP right. They are cheap and simple to obtain, and if their filing is given proper professional handling, the legal rights they provide can be both powerful and valuable. Some of the key battles in Apple and Samsung’s war over tablet devices were won and lost over registered designs. At one stage in those battles, an EU wide injunction was granted to keep products off the market in the whole of the EU.

Joshua Dugdale, the MTA’s Technical Manager and Paul O’Donnell, the MTA’s Head of External Affairs, recently attended the first Additive Manufacturing Special Interest Group (AM SIG), launched and hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

EEF, the Manufacturers organisation, of which the MTA is an Affiliate Partner, provides the most comprehensive and respected barometer of the economic climate facing UK manufacturers and would like to invite you as a member of MTA to a free webinar.

The Future Manufacturing Awards 2017 are now open for entries. 

As Affiliate partners of EEF we would encourage you to help us spread the word about the awards and join in celebrating all the amazing success stories we have in the UK Manufacturing industry. Some of your members will have really great achievements that should be shared and recognised by the industry.

Briway a new member of the MTA and are a UK company that act as an intermediary for Chinese companies looking to source UK Advanced Technology. She currently has a demand for the following products:

Brussels, 16 May 2017 - For the third consecutive year, CECIMO is organizing the “Additive Manufacturing European Conference” (AMEC), which will take place on 7 June 2017 from 14.00 to 18.00 at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium). Co-hosts of the conference will be Anthea McIntyre (ECR) and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (ALDE), Members of the European Parliament. AMEC speakers will discuss how the EU can help the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing in Europe.

As the election campaign develops momentum, this week has seen the launch of the three main UK-wide parties’ manifestos. Most of the reporting and commentary has focussed on issues of personal taxation and funding for things like social care. The business policies have attracted less attention but there are some significant things included.