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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.

Profitability of UK Companies, 4th Quarter of 2018:  The latest data on profitability from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the net rate of return for manufacturing companies fell to 14.3%, down by 0.9 percentage points from the revised figures of 15.2% in the previous quarter.  This is still well above the long-run average for this measure in the time series that goes back to 1997

UMATI, universal machine tool interface, has chalked up further major successes on its way to becoming an internationally recognised standard interface for machine tool communication with higher-level IT systems. "Our newly founded OPC UA Joint Working Group (JWG) started work in mid-February, and we have also succeeded in encouraging two other well-known control manufacturers to come on board: B&R Automation from Austria and Mitsubishi Electric from Japan," said Dr.

CECIMO, the European Association for the additive manufacturing (AM) sector, welcomes the introduction of a new classification provision for AM machines in the product nomenclature, used by more than 200 countries.

On the occasion of Finland's upcoming EU Presidency, CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool and related Manufacturing Technologies, together with Technology Industries of Finland has the pleasure of inviting you to our event on “Advanced production technologies for circular manufacturing”.

Date: Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th May 2019

Venue: The AMRC Factory 2050

Price: £150 plus VAT

Frankfurt am Main, 15 April 2019. – Should we continue with classic machining and coolant lubricants, or do dry machining and minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) represent viable alternatives? From a technology point of view, it is important to consider material properties and machine performance, but plant costs, energy and health aspects increasingly need to be included in any assessment of the overall process.

European Industrial Production, February 2019:  Data published by Eurostat shows that total industrial production in the Euro-zone was -0.2% lower than in January and compared to February 2018 it fell by -0.3%.  In the EU28, output was unchanged on January and +0.3% higher than a year earlier.

Rahul Mandal – Nuclear AMRC research associate and Great British Bake Off winner – enthused a packed audience of young people at South Yorkshire’s annual Get Up To Speed with STEM event with inspiring talk about the close links between the science of engineering and the art of baking.

His message to the more than 3,000 school pupils gathered at Magna in Rotherham was this: "If you can do baking, you can do science and engineering and if you're doing engineering, then you can bake.”

The MTA is pleased to announce the Annual Members' Golf Day will be on Wednesday 29th May 2019 and will be returning to The Leicestershire Golf Club.

Format for the day:

In response to growing threats posed by Industry 4.0 and the development of Smart Factories, the MSc course in Cyber-Secure Manufacturing is provided for industry engineers/managers to help protect their systems and machines against cyber threats.