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The MTA offers a wide range of services to our members: Marketing, Grants for Training and Apprenticeships, Representation, Networking and Information. You can find out more about what we and our members have achieved together.

We have some new members of the MTA this week and we would like to say a big welcome to Cambridge Numerical Control, Datron Technology Ltd and Thread Rolling Technology Ltd. You can find out more about these new members below.

Cambridge Numerical Control - www.cnc.uk.com

Cambridge Numerical Control was established in 1981.

MTA members Engineering Technology Group (ETG) are tackling the skills gap head on after making a £6m commitment to developing a network of Technical Academies.

Martin Doyle, Managing Director of the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), made the announcement at the launch of its first facility at Norton Motorcycles in Castle Donington on 20th July and laid out the vision to create a further 14 centres across the UK.

The 2017 edition of our Basic Facts Booklet has just been published.  We will be sending copies to all members in the next few days, but if you would like more copies, please let us know and we will get them off to you.

You can also download a “soft copy” from the MTA web-site at  

https://www.mta.org.uk/sites/default/files/page/downloads/Basic%20Facts%202017.pdf

MACH is the largest industrial showcase in the UK and is the place to learn about and source the technology that is changing the world we live in. Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 9th – 13th April 2018, the exhibition is already over 75% full and spaces on the floor plans are filling up quickly.

CLOUDNC - www.cloudnc.com

Cloud NC are researching and applying methods to control machines automatically and more optimally.

CloudNC’s mission is to make milling machines one click devices that can produce a part easily, efficiently and with minimal human intervention.

FREDDY PRODUCTS LTD -  www.freddy-products.co.uk

The MTA Business Survey for May was launched yesterday and we would encourage all MTA members to take part; this is designed to be quick to complete and the survey provides a valuable indicator of the health (or otherwise) of the manufacturing technology sector.  You can access the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-may17 - we look forward to hearing from you.

The MTA is looking to setup a new Technical Committee which will look at and discuss all things Additive Manufacturing. The aim of this AM Technical Committee will be to provide an opportunity for MTA members to discuss the latest technology, issues, standards, legislation, skills, and events related to AM, as well as provide an opportunity to network and look for collaborative working opportunities.

The MTA has had a few new members join the association in the past few weeks, we’ll like to wish all of them a big welcome. More details on the companies who have joined are listed below.

Biesse Group UK

http://www.biesse.com/uk/

Sawcraft UK Ltd

http://www.sawcraft.co.uk/

Master Abrasives Ltd

Bank of England’s Agents’ Summary and Inflation Report:  The latest review of business conditions by the Bank of England’s Agents showed a strengthening of growth in manufacturing output, with Automotive and Aerospace companies particularly strong - this picks up on the manufacturing output data we discussed last week.  More generally, activity growth in export supply chains had increased, reflecting the earlier fall in Sterling, with further growth predicted for this year.

Just a quick reminder that, subject to operational considerations, we will close the April edition of the MTA Business Survey early next week, but there is still time to get your return to us for inclusion in the analysis.  The on-line form is the best way to do this and you can access this at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-apr17 (you won’t need to login to access this form).  We value the input of MTA members to what is a very

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