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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.

BSI is running a FREE webinar on 14 July at 14:00 - 16:00 UK time to discuss the challenge and highlight the issues of how the UK is banning the sale of new combustion-engine vehicles from 2030, but this is only half the story.  

A webinar to explain the government’s £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio is being presented by the business department, BEIS and the Knowledge Transfer Network, KTN.   

Established in 2019, new MTA Member Loopcycle is a product traceability platform that redefines the management, recovery and resale of valuable secondary products, driving integrity within the reuse marketplace. 

The MTA have partnered with @MediaplanetUK on a 5G campaign this week which was launched both online and in the Guardian. A link to the campaign which includes a piece by our CEO James Selka can be found at 

ECTA - the European Cutting Tools Association - held its Spotlight meeting on-line last week.  We now have the presentations and you can download the key one below.  These cover:

We have received the below from Jack Semple of EAMA with regard to engineers travelling overseas:

Join Razor and The University of Sheffield AMRC’s one hour webinar and discover how you can make your data work harder.

It is estimated over 60% of UK businesses will have adopted data and machine learning technologies by 2022. We know enough to know this is the future, but where do you begin? How about here.

Please can you spare 7-10 minutes to take part in a short survey?

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is carrying out research into upcoming changes to regulations that will affect some manufacturing businesses.
Results will help BEIS to understand how government can effectively support businesses to adapt to the changing requirements.

The government has confirmed that it will end its trade credit re-insurance scheme at the end of June.

The decision has been criticised by the Confederation of British Metalworking (CBM), which says its members have received warnings from members that their cover will be withdrawn when the scheme comes to an end.  Insurers will no longer have short-term government guarantees.

European Industrial Production, April 2021:  The latest data from Eurostat shows that industrial production in April increased (compared to March) by +0.8% in the Euro-zone and by +0.5% in the EU.  The comparisons to a year earlier are heavily distorted as this was the month with the largest impact from the Coronavirus pandemic but, for the record, Euro-zone output increased by +39.3% and for the EU growth was +38.7% compared to April 2020.