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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.

This year’s MTA Annual Golf Day took place at The Leicestershire Golf Club on Wednesday 5th July.

Citizen Machinery and Mollart came a close second to the winning team Star Micronics GB who took home the team trophy with a score of 82.

Carl Musticone’s of Mollart’s won the Best Individual score of 36 and David Whitworth of Citizen Machinery came a close second with a score of 33.

The Longest Drive award went to Ian Wilson of Sandvik.

Stars of the South West aerospace and defence sector were honoured at the WEAF Aerospace Ambassadors Awards celebration dinner at Bristol Museum this week.

Organised by West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF), the inaugural awards celebrate the sector’s unsung heroes and shine a spotlight on their outstanding achievements. 

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) helps manufacturers of any size to become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies and processes.

Bank of England’s Agents’ Summary of Business Conditions, 2nd Quarter 2017:  The latest report from the Bank of England’s Agents reflects a pick-up in manufacturing output;  in the domestic market, both the aerospace and automotive industries were highlighted as being among those with the fastest growth, as well as a note that “a very modest recovery in output for those in the oil & gas supply chain was in train”.

We have learnt of a scam which is affecting manufacturing, engineering and machinery companies in Yorkshire and the east of England. 

UK Exports/Imports by Industry, 1st Quarter 2017:  Analysis of the latest trade data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that exports of all manufactured products grew by +0.9% compared to the previous quarter (Q4-16) and by +17.0% above the level a year earlier (Q1-16).  The Metal Engineering sub-sector (metal products, machinery, automotive and other transport equipment, including aerospace), which accounted for 53% of total manufactured exports, di

As international trade takes place across borders, with companies that are unlikely to be familiar with one another, there are various risks to deal with. Trade finance exists to mitigate, or reduce, the risks involved in an international trade transaction.

Brussels, 20 June 2017 – The CECIMO General Assembly that took place in Rotterdam confirmed:

European GDP, 1st Quarter 2017:  The latest figures from Eurostat have revised up the estimates for GDP at the start of the year;  the quarter-on-quarter growth rate for both the Euro-Zone and the EU28 is now put at +0.6% (having been +0.5% in the previous estimate).  The annualised growth rate is now 1.9% for the Euro-zone (up from +1.7% in the previous release) and +2.1% for the EU28 (was +2.0% previously).

The annual conference of the European Cutting Tool Association (ECTA) was held recently in Barcelona;  as well as the general business of the association, it featured a range of presentations on the following topics: