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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.

Join the University of Wolverhampton and their project partners Autodesk, Hurco and Tungaloy, take part in tech demos and contribute on industrial themes such as:

Graduate Recruitment – find your workforce of tomorrow

Upskilling – retain and nurture your workforce

Apprenticeships – make the most of the Apprenticeship Levy and Non Levy Incentives

Sheffield City Region schools are taking part in nationally recognised Primary Engineer programmes supported by the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to inspire the creative engineering talent of tomorrow.

Rhodes Interform, a specialist in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, has recently completed the installation and testing of a ‘world class’ composite forming facility at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The company was celebrating this week when Senior Design Engineer Ben Jennings won Composites UK’s Employee of the Year Award for his work on the Project.

There’s just one month to go to register for Europe’s largest manufacturing technologies exhibition.  Taking place from 16th- 21st September 2019, Exhibitors travel to EMO Hannover from all over the world and from all sectors of metalworking technology. With a share of foreign exhibitors running at approximately 60%, EMO Hannover is the world's most international metalworking trade fair.

Budgets are not only when the Chancellor raises or lowers taxes or agrees to fund particular schemes, they are also a moment when the nation’s finances are laid bare. Yesterday saw the Chancellor produce a budget in circumstances which were both difficult and surprisingly favourable. The difficulty, of course, results from the continuing slow growth of the UK economy and the uncertainty around Brexit.

The flags of three great global brands fluttered in the breeze today as the Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark, officially opened Boeing’s first production facility in Europe on what was once the runway of Sheffield city airport.

Wednesday 21st November 2018


Radcliffe House, University of Warwick

Do you want to improve manufacturing with better data and better digital process but don’t know how? Join this breakfast meeting at WMG to find out how to improve data across the manufacturing line.

A toolkit designed specifically to help small and medium sized manufacturing firms tackle business challenges will be available free of charge to firms who take part in an innovative AMRC project looking at how productivity in SMEs is linked to effective leadership and talent management.

An MTA member company at the forefront of precision metrology software development and implementation, scooped two awards last week. The work metrology software products ltd (MSP) do within the technology and manufacturing industry was honoured and celebrated when they were awarded ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the Dynamites 18 Awards and winner in the 'Digital Engineering / Technology’ category at Insider Media’s Made in the North East Awards.

Have you ever thought about what your email account says about you? It might give away more than you think. As our offline lives are becoming more intrinsically linked to our online lives, an email account can reveal some of our most private information.