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Corporates are currently facing into stubbornly high prices in the supply chain, increased energy costs and a tight labour market, all while consumer confidence hits a record low as the real income squeeze weighs on households. 

These conditions bring a challenge for Central Banks (particularly in the UK and Eurozone) who are under pressure to take action to control inflation while considering the needs of an economy that is facing into numerous headwinds.

We would like to update you on some news regarding our Forecast Seminar coming up in October. A location has been confirmed, the event will be held at Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd in Worcester.

The programme will follow our usual structure of three presentations.


Like all metalworking fluids, Bioconcept Fluids will need regular maintenance to ensure optimum conditions in order to be effective in use and avoid any harmful effects for operators. Although these types of fluids will not require regular dip slide testing or the addition of biocides, they will still require monitoring to ensure optimum conditions including close monitoring of pH levels and working concentration, to ensure they stay within the manufacturer's tolerances.

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Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.
Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/004 Industrial data and manufacturing interfaces, for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation.

CECIMO would like to inform you about the three funding opportunities, which are approaching the deadline at the end of this month and one funding opportunity with the deadline at the end of July.

Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA has picked up a concern about delays being caused by Customs stops by HMRC, in particular route 1 stops for document checks on shipments to China.

If any members have experienced an increase in customs checks recently – not just to China and/or also for imports – he would welcome feedback in confidence on this issue, ahead of possible discussion with government.

European Additive Manufacturing Survey, Spring 2022:  CECIMO has published the results of the Spring survey of the European market for Additive Manufacturing (AM).  This bi-annual survey covers machinery, products, materials and services in the AM sector and the UK element was carried out by MTA/AM-UK.

The May edition of the Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) compiled by J P Morgan using the data from S&P Global was very marginally higher than April’s low point, although the output element fell for the 2nd month running, mainly due to China (see below).

The MTA are looking at opportunities to offer our members access to high-quality cost-effective training solutions. To help us secure the training that you need we would like to get your views. Please take some time to complete the skills and training survey on the link below. If you have any questions please contact Danny Reed on 07989 078298 or email 

Jack Semple, Secretary of EAMA (of which MTA is a member) reports that the Scottish government has launched a four-year, £25 million innovation fund to speed up the adoption or development of low carbon products, services, technologies or processes in manufacturing.

The Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge Fund is administered by Scottish Enterprise and will give grants of £150,000 or more.