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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World-renowned firm unveils state-of-the-art plans for Telford move

A world leading manufacturer of high-speed presses has unveiled its plans for its new factory and showroom in Telford in a move which will also create jobs. Swiss-based Bruderer has reinforced its 55-year commitment to the UK by announcing a significant investment in the dedicated site on Hortonwood – a 48,000 sq ft new factory and showroom […]

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Productive Machines Launches Web App for Force Optimization

A smart cloud-based application designed to enhance machining strategies by offering cutting forces predictions and feed rate optimization for the $153.8 billion Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tool market is being launched today by Productive Machines, one of just ten ambitious start-ups around the world to have been invited to the Boeing innovation accelerator programme. The new Feed Rate Calculator web […]

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Engineering Firm Enhances Offering with Funding From Paragon

Engineering firm enhances offering with funding  | Insider Media

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CTPE Limited Increase Inspection Capability with Trimos Height Gauge from Bowers Group

Leading sub-contract supplier for machined components, CTPE Limited, chose Bowers Group to assist in enhancing its inspection capabilities by investing in a Trimos V3 Height Gauge. CTPE has been established for over 30 years, providing high-quality, precision CNC machined components to a range of high-tech industries including the medical, scientific, electronics, defence, and marine sectors. […]

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MecWash drives Automotive Component Cleaning

MecWash drives Automotive Component Cleaning MecWash Systems is helping the automotive industry to deliver on environmental performance and high precision cleaning using the latest in aqueous parts washing technology. MecWash has kept pace with the evolution of the motor industry by embedding advanced technologies in their industrial parts washers, providing real-time monitoring and feedback to […]

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Star GB open house to host UK premiere of new sliding head lathe from 7-9 November 2023

Market-leading sliding head lathe supplier, Star GB, will host its annual open house event from 7-9 November 2023 at its Technology Centre in Derby. The educational event will be packed with the latest technology from Star and its technical partners, with machining demonstrations across its portfolio and the UK premiere of the new SP-23 sliding […]

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Moore & Wright Fuel the University of Wolverhampton Racing Team in Formula Student Competition

The University of Wolverhampton Racing Team (UWR) has set its sights on success at the prestigious Formula Student (FS) competition with the help of Moore & Wright metrology tools from Bowers Group. Formula Student is one of the most established international educational engineering competitions that aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers, as well […]

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Eye for Success: Bowers Group partner with ASH to add Digital Inspection to product portfolio

Bowers Group is delighted to announce a new partnership with ASH, allowing the group to offer an exciting and innovative range of digital inspection solutions. Headquartered in Ireland, ASH is renowned for designing and building a highly sophisticated range of inspection systems for a wide range of industries. The innovative range of products is now […]

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Unison’s flagship tube bender for FABTECH 2023 to go to Sharpe Products

Sharpe Products, one of North America’s leading specialists in custom tube and pipe bending and tube laser cutting, has ordered the all-electric Unison Breeze CNC tube bending machine that will form the centrepiece of Unison Tube LLC’s display at FABTECH in Chicago, September 11 – 14. The machine, a 100 mm (4”) single-stack model, will […]

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Boosting Efficiency in Compliance: Bowers Group Custom Measurement Solution Accelerates Inspection Speed by 92% at Virtue Aerospace

Bowers Group has successfully supported precision engineering company Virtue Aerospace with its compliance procedures using a bespoke measurement solution, supplied to them by Bowers Group’s popular distribution partner in the Southeast, Mech Metrology, that has been designed to speed up the inspection process of aviation fuel pump impellers. Based in Hampshire, Virtue Aerospace manufactures and […]

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