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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.

EU negotiators on Monday agreed on CO2 emission rules for cars and vans, as the Austrian presidency of the EU defied expectations and brokered a compromise.

But the deal has already been branded as both “insufficient” by green campaigners and “unrealistic” by the car industry.

According to an agreement reached by the European Parliament and the 28 EU member states late last night, CO2 emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% by 2030 and 31% for vans.

Entire aircraft wing assemblies could be transported by intelligent, autonomous robots at the vast Airbus production facility in North Wales following a collaborative research project with engineers at the AMRC’s Integrated Manufacturing Group.

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, December 2018:  The latest edition of the CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS) showed a further acceleration in output growth in the 3 months to December and is at its fastest since July.  Output expanded in 15 of the 17 sub-sectors covered by the ITS with, encouragingly, the fastest growing of these including Mechanical Engineering (alongside Food & Drink and Chemicals).  However, respondents to the ITS do expect output to slow somewhat over t

CECIMO has decided to go forward with a meaningful description change that best reflects the industry the Association serves.

Machine tools are indispensable in any smart factory of the future. At the same time, fresh opportunities for innovation are constantly arising from the blurred line between the physical and digital worlds and the emergence of new technologies. This was the impetus for discussing a better description for the industry that CECIMO represents.

Join the EEF 19 February 2019 for EEF's National Manufacturing Conference and Dinner at the QEII Centre, London and the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The European Commission is organizing (and partly financing) a mission for the Machine Tool industry to India/ IMTEX 2019.

It is who is organizing on behalf of the European Commission – EASME a mission with European machine tool SMEs during IMTEX. (This mission will be partly financed by the Horizon 2020 framework programme of the European Union.)

The next generation of advanced engineers brimming with fresh talent and new ideas have started at the AMRC Training Centre under a scheme from the Close Brothers to help local employers secure the skills they need for future growth.

After the drama of last week’s lost votes, the politics this week was around a vote that never was as the Government pulled its plans to put the Withdrawal Agreement to the House of Commons. Since the referendum the MTA has consistently favoured an outcome to the process that enables our members to have as full access to the single market as possible. This entails no tariffs, frictionless movement of goods and people with the EU and regulatory alignment so as to minimise non‐tariff barriers...

UK Manufacturing Output, October 2018:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published some fairly gloomy data for manufacturing output this week, although as always, it is important to read beyond the headlines.  In this summary, we have focused on the 3-month rolling trend that compares the latest 3 months (August, September and October 2018) with the previous 3 months (May, June and July 2018) and with the same period a year earlier (August, September and October 2017)

intec is one of the leading trade fairs for the metal working industry in Europe. It is the industry get-together for manufacturing technology in metal processing and automation in Production and at the same time is the largest investment goods trade fair in eastern part of Germany. intec trade visitors come from all areas of mechanical engineering and plant construction, automotive and vehicle industry, electrical/electronics industry and metal trade.