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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.

Thursday 1st November, 1.30pm - 6.40pm

Followed by drinks reception & networking

During the teleconference organised by CECIMO at the beginning of September to discuss the follow-up to the meeting with the European Commission on the review of the Machinery Directive, it was agreed to develop a questionnaire that could be used by national associations to gather feedback from companies.

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, September 2018:  The UK manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) picked up in September and it continues to show a steady, but modest expansion in activity in the sector.  Both output and new orders accelerated compared to August and, in particular, IHS Markit (who compile the data) note that there was a stronger rate of increase for both the investment and intermediate goods sub-sectors.  Both domestic and export orders improved as did employment,

The last two weeks have seen the two largest UK political parties hold their annual conferences. Labour were in Liverpool and the Conservatives in Birmingham.

CECIMO has established a liaison agreement with the ISO Technical Committee on Additive Manufacturing (AM), with the objective of contributing to the development of standards that support the uptake of the technology at an industrial level.

With less than 200 days until the UK’s exit from the EU, the CBI are keen to understand how businesses are preparing for Brexit.

Over the past year the CBI has used the views of businesses to have a real impact on the Brexit debate, and your perspectives will help inform the CBI’s policy positions ahead of a critical phase in the negotiations.

The Process Monitoring & Control team at the AMRC are in the early stages of planning work to further develop methods and systems of condition monitoring for the application to machine tools. This survey is being circulated amongst all AMRC partners to gauge the appetite and current utilisation of condition monitoring across all industries to help drive this future work.

Ward CNC open house offers cost-effective manufacturing solutions for UK decision-makers.

A range of high-quality yet cost-effective machine tools, as well as a host of complementary manufacturing technologies, will be demonstrated on October 9 & 10 at the Redditch-based Midlands & South showroom of T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC).

Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance group CKMA, is set to encourage and educate students at its ‘Make it into Manufacturing’ events.

In line with the national Year of Engineering, CKMA aims to showcase the crucial role that manufacturing plays within the region, as well as raising awareness for precision machining and engineering skills, in the hope of inspiring students to consider a career in this field.

Yesterday saw the launch of the long awaited Made Smarter Commission. Its establishment was a recommendation of last year’s Made Smarter Review and it aims to give a senior industry lead to the UK’s push for industrial digitalisation.