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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.

This document explains the Government’s latest assessment of the implications for business and international trade in the UK, if it leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.

The Government’s primary aim is to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 29 March with a negotiated deal which will honour the result of the referendum. However, as a responsible government, it continues to plan for all eventualities, including one in which the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

EMO Hannover 2019 will show how smart technologies meet the production requirements of electro-mobility

BSI would like to inform you and your organization of the development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 on Additive Manufacturing.

A PAS is a sponsored, fast-track informal standard that is developed through a consensus-building process facilitated by BSI Standards Limited. A PAS should not be regarded as a BS, EN or ISO standard.

The development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 has been sponsored by Innovate UK.

A new ISO 45001 standard for Health and Safety Management Systems will be published in March 2018. It specifies that it is suitable for business of all sizes, including SMEs.

To make sure that it works effectively and proportionately for SMEs, supporting guidance needs to be suitable for an SME audience. BSI would therefore like SMEs’ input to help get the tone and content of the guidance right.

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, February 2019:  Manufacturers responding to the CBI survey reported that output growth slowed in the 3 months to February and was at its weakest since May 2018;  however, this is still growth and is just above the long-run average level.  Output expanded in 9 of the 17 sub-sectors covered by the survey with the main drivers of growth being the Chemicals and Food & Drink industries.  It is of concern to MTA members, however, that the main drag

This year’s international Tooling Conference is a world event being held in Germany from 26th to 29th June.  Registration for the WCTC 2019 is now open:


There is new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans. The Workplace Health Expert Committee has endorsed the reclassification of mild steel welding fume as a human carcinogen.


A retired Silicon Valley CEO whose life was changed by an apprenticeship has thrown his full support behind the 2019 AMRC Training Centre’s Apprentice of the Year ceremony - putting his name to two new achievement awards.

Nominations are made by employers and trainers who want to recognise the achievement, innovation, fresh thinking or other contributions to industry shown by our apprentices, and are judged by a panel of AMRC Training Centre staff and award sponsors.

UK Manufacturing Output, December, 4th Quarter and 2018:  The manufacturing output data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reflects the impact of a number of factors on the sector in the latter part of 2018.  In this report we will focus on the quarterly and annual data.  The overall trend for the manufacturing sector showed a fall of -1.0% for the 4th quarter, although thanks to some better figures earlier in the year, the annual tota

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Join the EEF policy team as we take you through the latest Brexit developments and reveal the practical implications for Trade, Customs issues, Tariff costs, EU and mobile UK workers.