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Mazak will be showcasing highlights from EMO 2019 from 3-5 December at the European Technology Centre in Worcester. If you missed the EMO event in Hannover this year, EMO ENCORE is the perfect opportunity to see new technology that was unveiled and experience the highlights from the Mazak stand.

Digital Catapult and Ericsson are looking for partners to explore and further understand the improvements to products and services through the adoption of 5G. Businesses do not need to be 5G ready - this open call will aid the adoption and development of 5G by addressing real life use cases in collaboration with large equipment providers and industrial end users.

In collaboration with the Sheffield City Region, the KPMG-Axillium Innovation Alliance invites you to join with innovators, industry & government at the AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre on November 27th  from 09.30 to 16.30.

The aim of the event is to foster advanced manufacturing collaborations by providing access to support to accelerate technology, innovation & skills specialisms for organisations of all sizes & sectors.

World renowned physicist and TV astronomer Professor Brian Cox will be the star of a stellar new education event being supported by the AMRC which aims to inspire the North’s next generation of scientists and engineers.

Particle physicist Prof Cox is coming to Rotherham next year for a northern leg of his London-based Science Summer School, which was founded nine years ago through a partnership created with social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson.

The MTA AGM will take place on 3rd December at Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield. As well as the usual AGM Business, the event will have the theme of business improvement and feature talks from Margaret Wood, MBE, Chairman, ICW (UK), Christopher Jewitt, Chairman, Footprint Sheffield and Dr. Bryan Allcock, FIMMM, Group CEO, TRL9 Limited.

The government has conceded that the way it assesses inward investment trends is inadequate and has committed to working with the Office of Nation al Statistics to address shortcomings.  It made the admissions in a response last week to a report by the House of Commons’ international trade committee, which highlighted the problem.

BSI’s new PAS 1040:2019 Digital Readiness: Adopting digital technologies in manufacturing has now been published and is available to download free of charge here: https://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail?pid=000000000030389634

The annual Digitalising Manufacturing conference at the MTC, Coventry, takes place on November 4th and 5th. 

– MTA urges tax reform

MTA has responded to the announcement that Autumn Budget Day will be on Wednesday, November 6th.  Chief executive James Selka has written to the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, to reprise policies we would like him to adopt. These include setting the Annual Investment Allowance at £1 million on a permanent basis, rather than as a temporary measure, and raising the rate at which the writing down allowance is set for digital technologies.

A huge week for the UK has raised new Brexit issues and we would welcome feedback from members.  Jack Semple, secretary of the Engineering and Machinery Alliance, who is covering for Paul O’Donnell over the next month, looks at the issues for business.

When:  Tuesday 10th December 2019

​Where:  Factory 2050, Sheffield

A Digital Twin Research Workshop is being held on 10th 2019 in Sheffield.

The workshop, hosted jointly by University of Sheffield, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and Faculty of Engineering, will be held in the new Factory 2050 on the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park, (Europa Ave, Sheffield S9 1ZA).

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