June saw a strong set of orders for Manufacturing Technology according to the latest survey by the MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Association) with both exporters and domestically focussed companies reporting order growth totalling 65%. After an encouraging first quarter for 2010, orders had slowed in April and May – perhaps as political and economic uncertainty gripped Europe – but June saw a powerful return to growth.
MACH2010, held at the NEC Birmingham from 7 – 11 June, was an exhibition that had it all. The biennial show, owned and organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), is known as the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event. 2010 was no exception.
Yesterday saw the Manufacturing Technology Association’s annual TDI Awards final. The prestigious prize is open to students of Engineering and Design & Technology in two age groups; 14 to 16 and 17 to 19.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, officially opens MACH, the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, at the NEC Birmingham. After ‘cutting’ a laser beam by hand, HRH walked the halls of the biennial show, which is open till Friday 11 June.