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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.

UK Manufacturing Output, May 2018:  Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that total manufacturing output fell slightly in July;  however, we prefer to focus on the 3-month rolling trend which shows output in the latest 3 months (May, June and July 2018) was unchanged compared to the previous 3 months (February, March and April 2018), with growth of +1.4% compared to the same month last year (May, June and July 2017).  The trend through the latest 3

One of the world’s most successful manufacturing research centres is to launch a new capability to support the UK government’s vision for a ‘Great British Space Age’.

The Indian economy is one of the strongest growing economies in the world, expecting to grow at 7% plus in the next few years. The Government of India has also placed strong emphasis on strengthening the manufacturing sector in India, with the target of increasing the contribution from manufacturing to India’s GDP from the present 17% to 25% by 2025. All this points to a substantial growth opportunity for manufacturing industries, and therefore for machine tool demand.

Call to tackle traditional outdated image of engineering with global photography competition. 

The IET's annual photography competition for 2018 was launched in a bid to challenge public misconceptions of engineering and technology and dispel its traditional image of hard hats and dirty overalls.

BEAMA Contract Price Adjustment Service:  Do you have long-term contracts, either with customers or suppliers?  Have you thought about incorporating something in the contract that allows you to adjust the price according to changes in input costs?


This year’s PPMA Show at the NEC, Birmingham (25-27 September 2018,) will be the UK’s largest ever event in the processing and packaging sector calendar.

With over 350 exhibitors (comprising over 1,500 brands) – showcasing a host of new product launches and the latest technological innovations – every aspect of the production line will be represented; from labelling, filling and packaging machinery, to processing equipment, robotics, automation and industrial vision systems.

Businesses from the performance and aftersales sector of the automotive industry are invited to join this Northern Powerhouse trade mission, organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT).

The mission will be around one of the leading automotive speciality products trade events - The Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show 2018 in Las Vegas.

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