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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 released our new forecasts for the UK machine tool and cutting tool market at the Forecast Seminar held yesterday at member company, Iscar Tools Ltd.  Delegates heard Adrian Cooper, CEO and Chief Economist at Oxford Economics (OE) paint a picture of a global economy that is still growing, albeit at a slower pace than in 2017, in the face of a range of issues including increased protectionism, the Chinese Government’s attempts to re-balance its economy, over-valued equity markets, rising...

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a small fall in total manufacturing output for August;  however, we prefer to focus on the 3-month rolling trend which shows output in the latest 3 months (June, July and August) grew by +0.8% compared to the 3 months (March, April  and May), with growth of +1.5% compared to the same months last year (June, July and August 2017).  This was largely due to good months in June and July which is a theme we will return to when...

Every year BSI and its partners offer young engineers the chance to take part in the IEC Young Professionals Programme, all-expenses paid.

The Programme brings together the world's upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers and provides them with opportunities to shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in the field of electrotechnology.

Future Engineering Ireland will take place on 17th January 2019 as part of the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, at Citywest in Dublin.

This one-day event will see over 4000 people from across Ireland’s manufacturing sector descend on Dublin. The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition has been running for a number of years, but for the first time the show is having a dedicated area for manufacturing technologies.

The MTA Business Survey for September has been running since the start of the week;  this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, but we hope that this won’t put you off from taking part.  The on-line form available at   We hope that as many MTA members as possible will take part in this survey as it provides a valuable counter-point to official data and other wider surveys - we lo

Finding skilled people is one of the greatest challenges that our members, and the rest of the engineering world, face.

A New Approach to Managing Common Health Problems at Work

This half-day workshop, delivered by Business Psychologist, Alan Bradshaw, explores the management of common health problems and introduces a new, evidence-based approach called the ‘Health <=> Work Toolbox’.

Last week the MTA, like many of its members attended the AMB exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. The show ran for five days and attracted over 90,000 visitors with nearly 20% of those visitors coming from outside of Germany. There was good British representation throughout the show from visitors and exhibiting companies.

IMTS is one of the world’s largest manufacturing technology shows in the world and delivers over 120,000 attendees to exhibitors showcasing the latest developments in the sector. This year was no exception.

The MTA were present at the show alongside our international counterparts to support and promote Members doing business across the Atlantic.

The MTA celebrates it's 100 year anniversary in 2019 and we are delighted to announce our annual dinner will return to celebrate. Join us at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on the 28th February.

There is just two week’s left to apply for your early bird tickets to this event where prices are held at the same as 2018’s dinner. From the 1st October prices will increase, so get in touch today and secure your place.