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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.

Good evening and welcome to this extra special occasion - The Manufacturing Technologies Association’s Centenary Dinner.

We are delighted to be generously supported once again by Close Brothers Asset Finance who have such a great history of supporting our sector.

European GDP, 4th Quarter 2018:  Eurostat has updated its estimates and now shows GDP growth of +0.3% (revised from +0.2% in the previous estimate) for the EU28, although the growth rate of +0.2% for the Euro-zone is unchanged.  Also unchanged are the estimates of GDP for 2018 as a whole - these are +1.8% for the Euro-zone and +1.9% for the EU28;  both represent a slowing from the +2.4% that was recorded in both areas in 2017.

Stefanos Symeonidis is a researcher working for the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA ) on the team developing the Apprenticeship Service. He is looking to engage with the MTA members to help shape his research.

The ESFA are looking for apprentices who are currently doing an apprenticeship with you/ potential apprentices/ recently finished their apprenticeship.

CECIMO welcomes attention being drawn to regulatory cooperation and non-tariff barriers for industrial goods in trade talks with the US, as these are the main obstacles to machine tool trade. Nevertheless, with talk of adding other sectors, CECIMO warns that progress is dependent on a limited scope in the negotiations.

Innovation, passion and bringing fresh thinking into the workplace are some of the qualities that won Shivan Morkar the honour of being named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre’s annual awards ceremony.

CECIMO organised a stakeholder session on "Manufacturing and 4.0 Skills" in the framework of the official programme of the 2019 EU Industry Days – the European Commission’s flagship EU event dedicated to industry gathering around 1500 participants.

This document explains the Government’s latest assessment of the implications for business and international trade in the UK, if it leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.

The Government’s primary aim is to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 29 March with a negotiated deal which will honour the result of the referendum. However, as a responsible government, it continues to plan for all eventualities, including one in which the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

EMO Hannover 2019 will show how smart technologies meet the production requirements of electro-mobility

BSI would like to inform you and your organization of the development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 on Additive Manufacturing.

A PAS is a sponsored, fast-track informal standard that is developed through a consensus-building process facilitated by BSI Standards Limited. A PAS should not be regarded as a BS, EN or ISO standard.

The development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 has been sponsored by Innovate UK.

A new ISO 45001 standard for Health and Safety Management Systems will be published in March 2018. It specifies that it is suitable for business of all sizes, including SMEs.

To make sure that it works effectively and proportionately for SMEs, supporting guidance needs to be suitable for an SME audience. BSI would therefore like SMEs’ input to help get the tone and content of the guidance right.