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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.

On the occasion of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) held in Brussels on 6 December and the ongoing discussion on the European Labour Authority, CECIMO would like to bring the failings of the Posting of Workers Directive to the attention of the EU Ministers responsible for Employment.

The Government of Karnataka is developing an “Integrated Machine Tools Park” with state of the art Industrial infrastructure couple with an eco-friendly layout  in an extent of 530 acres of land with assistance from Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India to attract investments in the machine tools sector. It is located adjacent to the proposed Japan Industrial Park. 

CECIMO has created a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) committee. The new committee will be the preeminent platform to discuss EU policy challenges and opportunities in the field of AM.

During its General Assembly in Barcelona, CECIMO reported that its machine tool production is likely to see an 8% gain in 2018. The turnover of CECIMO manufacturers should reach €27.8 billion, continuing its extraordinary growth for the second year in a row and increasing our global market share from 33% to 34%. Nevertheless, weak global trade might affect foreign demand and slow down European machine tool market growth.

Lightweighting & Composites

Since battery and electric motor drive systems are less power-dense than internal combustion engine / conventional aero engines, the bodies of cars, trucks, aircraft and rail vehicles need to be made more lightweight. A considerable amount of funding is going into research in composites to achieve lower weight. Hear from leading scientists who are exploring how to speed up the uptake of the key technologies.

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, November 2018:  The latest results from the CBI survey show an acceleration in the rate of growth of output for manufacturing in the latest 3 months.  The CBI note that output grew in 13 of the 17 sub-sectors that they cover, with a particular mention for “motor vehicles & transport equipment” (unfortunately, a single category in the CBI analysis) as one of three sub-sectors driving the growth (the others were food and chemicals).  However, looking forward...

The MTA are currently signed up to the Safety and Health in Engineering Partnership (SHEP). The purpose of the partnership is to enable the engineering industry to influence and inform HSE so that we can all act together in line with HSE’s Helping GB work well strategy to improve health and safety standards within the engineering sector.

EEPC INDIA is organizing a Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) on 26 & 27 January 2019 at IMTEX 2019, Bangalore. 

Yamazaki Mazak’s traditional November Open House will boast a star-studded cast of machines, guest speakers, tours and live machining demonstrations.

The Open House, which will run from 20-22nd November 2018 at Mazak’s European Technology

05 Dec 2018

Type: Symposia

Location: Cranfield campus