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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.

The new UK National Security & Investment Act 2021 comes into effect fully from 4 January 2022.  Businesses and investors should check the guidance at

EMO MILANO 2021, the world trade show dedicated to the metalworking sector held at the Exhibition Centre of fieramilano Rho, closed last Saturday, 9 October.

MTA as part of SHEP, would like to invite you to the next SHEP webinar.

Firms will have noticed surging wholesale energy prices, which will be causing alarm.  In addition, there is an undercurrent of concern about UK energy supply.  The issues are most acute for intensive energy users, only a small proportion of which are eligible for energy cost support from government – but affect all energy users.

The MTA is looking to host a UK pavilion at Metalloobrabotka 2022 in Moscow, Russia, 23-27th May.

Dell UK has always worked to help small businesses grow and support them wherever possible.  After all, we started as one when we were founded just over 30 years ago!

Do you have end of year targets to meet?

For EMO, which has been taking place this week, CECIMO prepared a short document highlighting some key figures around the European machine tool industry.  Among the key points it shows that sales in 2020 were estimated to have been just over €20 billion.

The 15 countries that make up CECIMO accounted for 34% of global machine tool production in 2020 and 75% of European production is exported, including trade between countries within the region.

Sunday 10 October marks World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

Following this week’s EMO Milan 2021 Press Conference, we have published our official press release titled: "The Road Ahead: A brighter tomorrow for the MT industry".