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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.

Manufacture and Optimisation of Complex Components, 22nd May 2019

22nd May from 08:30 to 14:00

The NPL Manufacturer Measurement Network is being taken on the road to the Liverpool John Moores University on 18 June. The topic for the event will be ‘Additive Manufacturing’. Furthermore, the next Huddersfield based MMN event will take place on 9 July and will cover topics related to Robotics and Automation.

Fronius UK promises an informative day brimming with fun as it is to host a performance inspired Open House at its Technology Centre in Milton Keynes.

This week saw the publication of Evidence submitted to the International Trade Select Committee inquiry into export support. Among the organisations that submitted memoranda were EAMA, the mechanical engineering umbrella group of which MTA is a member.

Registrations can be submitted until 31 August 2019

It was in March 1980 that METAV (then subtitled "The Market For Metalworking") opened its doors for the first time in Düsseldorf. It very quickly became the leading trade fair for metalworking in the even years. Today it sets the pace in the largest industrial metropolitan area in Germany and the neighbouring markets.

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), the UK’s largest automotive cluster, has announced its first automotive conference, labelled The Future of Automotive, taking place on 27 June at Ramside Hall Hotel.

Speakers will include senior figures from Innovate UK, Department for International Trade, APC UK, Driving the Electric Revolution, Meridian Mobility UK, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Siemens, TR Fastenings plus more.

A bank of powerful 3D printers linked to easy-to-use software has been built by AMRC engineers to show that the batch-printing of bespoke polymer components is an affordable option, even for smaller manufacturers who are keen to accelerate their design processes, shorten lead times and drive improvements in productivity and quality.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to hear from MTA and our CEO James Selka at Internet of Manufacturing UK 2019, taking place on the 14-15 May at Farnborough International Conference Centre.

This free full day event is aimed at SMEs looking to adopt digital technologies within their workforce. In partnership with Stirling Media and with support from the Worcestershire LEP and DRL Tool, delegates will:

On Tuesday the MTA hosted our Spring Economic Update – at which we, and Oxford economics who work with us to produce our forecasts, present the six-month update of our annual forecast and discuss the reasons for it and the wider economic picture.