Report reveals ‘True Impact’ of manufacturing is nearly a quarter of UK GDP

Manufacturing is having a far greater impact on the UK economy than first thought according to a major new report released today. ‘The True Impact of UK Manufacturing’, which will be unveiled at MACH 2024 in Birmingham later, shows industry is worth £518billion and supports 7.3million UK jobs directly and across the supply chains/communities it […]

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The Children’s Hospital Charity chosen as the New MTA President’s Charity

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) traditionally support two charities during the year and for the first time, the President’s Charity has been chosen as the Children’s Hospital Charity, supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital to provide world-class care to children from all over the world. One of three standalone children’s hospital in the UK, Sheffield Children’s Hospital […]

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New MTA President officially takes office

Tony Bowkett, CEO of Nikken, has officially taken office as the President of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), having served as Acting President for the previous six months. Tony succeeded outgoing MTA President Dave Burley in May this year but had to wait until the association’s Annual General Meeting in November, which took place on […]

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National broadcaster highlights MTA’s pioneering commitment to sustainability

The pioneering work conducted by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) in its quest to encourage manufacturers to decarbonise their production processes has attracted the interest of national broadcaster, ITN. The broadcaster will highlight the association’s work in a new series appropriately named Sustainable Solutions Towards Net Zero, which is being broadcast on the eve of […]

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TDI Challenge continues to showcase the spirit of innovation

The Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA) flagship Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge competition has continued to showcase the imagination and design skills of a new generation of young engineers. The TDI Challenge 2023 encouraged students between 16 and 18 years old and enthusiastic about engineering and science, to demonstrate their creative talent to an industry […]

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Green Manufacturing

As part of our new series of Thought Leadership pieces, we talk to James Selka, CEO of the MTA about the potentials of green manufacturing.

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MTA expands support for engineering-based manufacturers with the launch of a new cluster of trade associations and events

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has expanded its support to the engineering-based manufacturing sector with the formation of a new cluster of trade associations and events. The move has seen the Engineering Industries Association (EIA) and Additive Manufacturing UK (AMUK) join the MTA portfolio to create a unique alliance dedicated to promoting excellence in the […]

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Basic Facts 2022

The 2022 edition of the MTA Basic Facts, which summarises the data for the manufacturing technology sector in the UK, has just been published. This edition has the figures up to 2021 and focuses on the four elements of the sector for which published data is readily available – machine tools, cutting tools, tool/work-holding equipment […]

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MACH 2022 proves major catalyst for manufacturing investment

MACH 2022, the largest display of new machinery and manufacturing technologies under one roof in the UK for four years, lived up to its billing as a major catalyst for investment with scores of exhibitors reporting strong sales and positive interest in their products during the five-day event at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. And in […]

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The Significance Of Apprenticeships In The UK For Lifelong Learning – NAW 2024

Introducing National Apprenticeship Week 2024 National Apprenticeship Week is taking place this year from 5 to 11 February 2024. It brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to celebrate the value, benefit and opportunity that they bring. This year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is “Skills for Life”, and today in particular is focused on […]

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Bowers Group Celebrate Success at SteelFab 2024

Bowers Group is celebrating yet another successful exhibition on the international stage as the team reap the rewards of a busy SteelFab 2024. A prominent event in the global metal manufacturing and steel fabrication industry in the Middle East, Bowers Group’s impressive Baty Venture Plus XT stole the spotlight at the exhibition. This four-in-one system, […]

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Group Rhodes Granted Worldwide Patents for its Superplastic Forming Technology

Group Rhodes is delighted to announce it has been granted patents in Europe and China, adding to its already extensive intellectual property protection of its industry leading Superplastic Forming (SPF) and Diffusion Bonding (DB) technology. This technology, which is used in the production of large, complex components can involve the diffusion bonding of multiple layers […]

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Neida sponsor St Joseph’s College for the Young Engineer of the Year Competition 2024/2025

Neida will support local students to design, build and race a Greenpower Electric Car. What is the Young Engineer of the Year? KMF’s Young Engineer of the Year is a local competition that has reached more than 25,000 students, worked with over 60 sponsor organisations and invested over £1M in encouraging students into STEM subjects, […]

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Autumn Statement 2023: what innovative businesses need to know

On 22 November 2023, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, proclaimed his Autumn Statement as “the biggest ever boost to business investment”. We’ve taken a look behind the headlines to highlight the key announcements for innovative businesses of all sizes. Merged scheme start date confirmed The Autumn Statement confirms that a merged scheme for […]

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Connected Metrology with Bowers Group: Huge Time Savings Achieved with Excel Precision’s SYLVAC Solution

Excel Precision, a prominent player in the UK’s EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) sector, recently worked with Bowers Group to address a complex machining challenge faced by a machine tool company. The solution cut the client’s component setting time from around a week to less than an hour, also resulting in a 12-week reduction in production […]

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Ecoclean: Superior cleaning efficiency through better task adaptation

Purpose-designed water-based cleaning systems The application fields of part cleaning processes using aqueous media range from coarse through intermediate to fine and ultrafine cleaning. Before an investment in suitable cleaning equipment is made, key questions regarding cleaning quality, throughput, cycle times, process stability and cost efficiency must be answered. Ecoclean addresses these aspects via different […]

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Ecoclean: The choice of the right cleaning technology decides

Solvents are often a superior alternative in terms of cost efficiency and sustainability. When it comes to obtaining oil and grease-free surfaces in a stable process, a solvent-based part cleaning method will commonly provide benefits at the process technology, economic and ecological levels. Given the polar nature of both the contaminant and the cleaning medium, […]

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The Wogaard A/B Box, another great cost-saving product that has a positive impact on Health and Safety and Sustainability in manufacturing.

The significance of sustainable manufacturing has seen a notable rise in recent years, driven by growing environmental awareness, regulatory pressures, and the pursuit of energy efficiency, among other factors. It encompasses not only environmental protection but also economic viability, competitiveness, regulatory compliance, and future preparedness.  Within the metal manufacturing industry, cutting fluids represent a substantial […]

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Bruderer enjoys post-pandemic resurgence

A UK manufacturing boom has helped one of the world’s leading press manufacturers secure its biggest pipeline of new machine orders for years. Bruderer UK, which employs 12 people at its factory in Luton, is in the process of installing its seventh new high-speed press in the last 12 months – a 50% increase on […]

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