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BSI would like to inform you and your organization of the development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 on Additive Manufacturing.

A PAS is a sponsored, fast-track informal standard that is developed through a consensus-building process facilitated by BSI Standards Limited. A PAS should not be regarded as a BS, EN or ISO standard.

The development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 has been sponsored by Innovate UK.

Our Spring Update presentation this year will be held on Tuesday 30th April at the premises of Fanuc UK in Coventry.  The keynote presentation will be by Andy Goodwin from Oxford Economics who will give an overview of the economic situation, including, of course, some estimates of the likely impact of Brexit – whatever and whenever that might yet turn out to be!  This will be complimented by Geoff Noon (MTA) who will look at the outlook for the manufacturing and engineering industries.

The March edition of the MTA Business Survey will be closing early next week, but there is still time to get your returns to us via the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-mar19 - we look forward to hearing from you.  This survey also provides the opportunity to feed in to the MTA’s policy regarding Brexit, but if you would like to do this but prefer not to take part in the full Business Survey, you can access just t

The MTA will be hosting the first of our open access Technology Days[PO1]  will take place on 22nd May at the Jaguar Experience - Castle Bromwich. The half day event aims to promote the benefits of additive and digital manufacturing technologies and connect companies looking to work with our members and the wider industry.

Sponsors Alliance (who represent 40 trade associations promoting overseas trade) have lobbied Government to assist more companies to expand their worldwide operations.

The new simplified criteria is that a company is an SME, wishes to grow their exports beyond the EU or in up to six markets, and have not yet already received more than six grants.

This brings into line Government Policy on assisting to increase UK exports for both new and experienced exporters.

Our Spring Update presentation this year will be held on Tuesday 30th April at the premises of Fanuc UK in Coventry.  As in the past couple of years, Andy Goodwin from Oxford Economics will give an overview of the economic situation, including, of course, some estimates of the impact of Brexit - whatever that might be!

Many members will remember the tour de force performance Professor Anand Menon gave at the MTA AGM in December, explaining the politics and economics of Brexit in a clear, comprehensible and well informed way. Several members have asked for an opportunity to hear his take on how the negotiations have progressed since then. We have news of just that. Prof Menon will be talking to the All Party Manufacturing Group, of which MTA is a member, in Parliament on the 3rd April 4:00-6:00pm.

UK Manufacturing Output, January 2019:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed total manufacturing output grew by +0.8% in January, but our preferred measure using the 3-month rolling trend has output in the latest period (November and December 2018 and January 2019) falling by -0.6% compared to the previous period (August, September and October 2018) and by -1.5% compared to a year earlier (November and December 2017 and January 2018).

The February edition of the MTA Business Survey will be closing on Monday, so there is just time to get your return back to us if you have not done so already (thank you to those who have replied).  The on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-feb19 remains open - we look forward to hearing from you.

The MTA are pleased to advise that the Department for International Trade (DIT) has confirmed funding for engineering overseas shows for 2019/2020. All eligible UK companies will receive from £1,500 - £2,500 towards eligible costs under the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), depending on the location of the event. The full list can be found on: https://lnkd.in/e_Xf9My

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