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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.

With the UK now more than six months into the two year ‘Article 50’ process of the leaving the EU, the CBI would like to invite you to provide information about how your organisation is preparing for Brexit.

The 3DPRISM Project ( has developed a series of e-learning modules to train technicians and operators engaged in the use of 3D Printing technologies.

These will be demonstrated to and evaluated by interested parties from industry and the education sector at the AMRC Training Centre in Rotherham on Tuesday 24th October. The attached leaflet gives further details.

The MTA are delighted to be hosting a half day seminar in conjunction with Renishaw on additive manufacturing next Wednesday (11th October 2017) at Stone in Staffordshire.

There are still spaces available via Places are free for members.


UK National Accounts, 2nd Quarter 2017:  Publication of the UK National Accounts for the 2nd quarter by the Office for National Statistics include a movement of the base year from 2013 to 2015;  this has seen the entire data series “subject to revision”.  For the short-term, the ONS estimates that the economy grew by +0.3% compared to the previous period - this is unrevised from the previous estimate - but because of revisions to earlier data, the econom

The next conference of ECTA - the European Cutting Tools Association - will be held at Stresa on Lake Maggiori (Italy) from 3rd to 5th May 2018.  The agenda for the meeting will cover the major topics facing the industry and the location promises a fascinating social programme alongside the business meeting.

The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) is delighted to be working with the Department for International Trade to bring together a Conference, Seminar & UK Inward Mission the week commencing 13 November 2017.

If you would like more information on the DIT Mission, which includes delegates from Central & Eastern Europe touring the UK, let us know.

Digital and tech companies from across the Sheffield City Region were told how they could access up to £25 million in public funds to help drive growth and productivity among small and medium size firms across the UK.

CECIMO organised the International Additive Manufacturing Conference in Hannover (Germany) on 21 September 2017 during EMO, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector. Characterized by the presence of top industry speakers, the event confirmed the interest of the manufacturing community in additive manufactory technologies.

Citizen have great pleasure in inviting you to take the time to join them at their annual Open House Event, to be held at their headquarters in Bushey, Hertfordshire – October 3-5. Time is Money – so make a date to join them to see how our advanced machining technologies save time, increase production efficiency and prolong machine tool life – leading to dramatic improvements in your bottom line.

03-05 October - Citizen UK Headquarters - Bushey – Hertfordshire

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Last week saw the MTA and many of its members attend EMO Hannover. The exhibition is the world’s largest dedicated metal working show and saw more than 2200 companies from across the globe descend on the German city.

The MTA had a stand in the International Associations area of the exhibition, which provided plenty of opportunities to engage with our international counterparts and promote the UK.