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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.

MTA chief executive James Selka is speaking at a conference on supporting high value manufacturing, and the future of international trade. Other speakers include MTA board member Rosa Wilkinson, communications director at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, and Clare Porter, head of manufacturing at the business department, BEIS.  The event is in London on December 12.

Mazak will be showcasing highlights from EMO 2019 from 3-5 December at the European Technology Centre in Worcester. If you missed the EMO event in Hannover this year, EMO ENCORE is the perfect opportunity to see new technology that was unveiled and experience the highlights from the Mazak stand.

Digital Catapult and Ericsson are looking for partners to explore and further understand the improvements to products and services through the adoption of 5G. Businesses do not need to be 5G ready - this open call will aid the adoption and development of 5G by addressing real life use cases in collaboration with large equipment providers and industrial end users.

In collaboration with the Sheffield City Region, the KPMG-Axillium Innovation Alliance invites you to join with innovators, industry & government at the AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre on November 27th  from 09.30 to 16.30.

The aim of the event is to foster advanced manufacturing collaborations by providing access to support to accelerate technology, innovation & skills specialisms for organisations of all sizes & sectors.

The MTA AGM will take place on 3rd December at Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield. As well as the usual AGM Business, the event will have the theme of business improvement and feature talks from Margaret Wood, MBE, Chairman, ICW (UK), Christopher Jewitt, Chairman, Footprint Sheffield and Dr. Bryan Allcock, FIMMM, Group CEO, TRL9 Limited.

BSI’s new PAS 1040:2019 Digital Readiness: Adopting digital technologies in manufacturing has now been published and is available to download free of charge here:

The annual Digitalising Manufacturing conference at the MTC, Coventry, takes place on November 4th and 5th. 

When:  Tuesday 10th December 2019

​Where:  Factory 2050, Sheffield

A Digital Twin Research Workshop is being held on 10th 2019 in Sheffield.

The workshop, hosted jointly by University of Sheffield, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and Faculty of Engineering, will be held in the new Factory 2050 on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park, (Europa Ave, Sheffield S9 1ZA).

Quick-fire validation testing by engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) helped put the UK’s largest manufacturer of magnetic material on the right path in finding a robot for automating some production processes.

UK Business; activity, size and location 2019:  At the heart of all the surveys that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out is a business register; this allows them to make estimates for the whole economy based on a sample of companies.  While this is not a publicly available document in terms of names and contacts, the ONS does publish an analysis each year of the number of businesses by their industry, size (employment and turnover bands) and location (region, country, local...

The leaders driving the UK’s digital manufacturing revolution are coming to Liverpool on 13-14 November for Smart Factory Expo. Will you be there too? The MTA will be....