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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.

Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, will open the Factories of the Future Conference 2016: Materialising Factories 4.0. It’s a clear sign of the high relevance of our conference topics and participants.

A pioneering collaboration between the University of Sheffield School of Mathematics and Statistics and the Machining Group of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing is developing simulation tools that can be used to create new automated manufacturing processes.

Register your business in a new export directory that aims to promote British goods on an unprecedented scale. Potential overseas customers and buyers from global markets will be able to search for UK companies and organisations that will supply the products, services and skills they need. The Directory will be launched in November 2016 and will be supported by international marketing activity to increase and sustain the ongoing demand for UK goods and services.

The Blue Guide on the implementation of EU products rules 2016 has been published this week in the EU Official Journal.

The Guide explains different elements of the New Legislative Framework and relates to a number of EU legislation, including amongst others:

The MTA is part of Cranfield University’s Manufacturing Co-operative, and as such we are invited to exclusive events.  There is a free workshop provided the Manufacturing Co-op, working in collaboration with HSSMI (High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute) is organising. The event will take place at HSSMI’s facilities at the Olympic Park in Stratford on the 15th August starting at 09.30am.  

12 September 2016 - 15 September 2016 

The deadline of the exhibition application for JIMTOF2016 is over, but the applications for Catalogue Exhibition Corner, which will be set up at JIMTOF2016, are now being accepted. Please see the attached documents for more details on how you can submit your 

Please note that the application form should be submitted directly from exhibitor to JIMTOF Fair Management Office by mail, e-mail or fax.

JIMTOF Fair Management Office (Tokyo Big Sight Inc.)

The first custom-built steel foundry to be commissioned in the UK since the early 1980’s has been unveiled at AMRC Castings, part of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing.

The new advanced steels casting facility consists of two Inductotherm air melting induction furnaces, with a combined 2.8 tonne melt capacity, able to produce cast parts with a finished weight of up to 1300kg.

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