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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Bowers Group Welcomes New Additions to UK Sales Team

Bowers Group is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members of its UK sales team: Conor Hitchin in the role of Central West Area Sales Manager, and Ben Brand as Mobile Metrology Centre Manager. Conor is responsible for the sales of Bowers Group manufactured products, Baty Vision products, Moore & Wright and our […]

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Oil mist exposure – HSE hype or a real health hazard?

Having worked in the field of oil mist extraction for over 50 years, Filtermist is the first to recognise that investing in a new oil mist filter does not cause the same level of excitement as the arrival of a new machine tool. However, it is a necessary purchase – not only from a regulatory […]

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Tebis Version 4.1 Release 4- Four Times Faster

Tebis CAD/CAM/MES is pleased to confirm that Tebis 4.1 Version Release 4 is now available. The new release focuses on your manufacturing performance and the key figure: 24/7 If possible, machines should operate uninterruptedly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This overall objective can only be achieved with CAM programming that’s even faster than manufacturing because programming offices are generally only staffed […]

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FOR SALE Manufacturing Assets formerly of Rettig (Myson), Newcastle West, Ireland

Rettig Ireland (formerly Myson Scanglo) Turning Shop YOM 2006 BUFFOLI TRB12 -10 CNC Flex Rotary Transfer Bar Machine YOM 2005 BUFFOLI  MULTI WAY with ABB Robot Rotary Transfer Machine YOM 2005 BUFFOLI  MULTI WAY 3D-TR8-11 Automatic Loading Rotary Transfer Machine BUFFOLI  MULTI WAY 1996 YOM 2006 WICKMAN 1″ 6 SPINDLE SERVO DRIVE (Variable Feed & […]

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SRD Engineering invests in MecWash parts washing system to improve efficiency

SRD Engineering, a British company that manufactures high quality precision engineering parts for challenging applications such as Formula One racing, required a parts washer to cope with the cleaning demands of its large workshop. SRD contacted MecWash to find out if the Tewkesbury-based company could  provide a system that could effectively clean machined parts  in […]

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What is Intelligent Manufacturing with Tebis CAD/CAM?

Tebis is well known as a premium CAD/CAM and MES software company who offers advanced solutions for model, pattern, die and mould making as well as mechanical component manufacturing. Tebis also helps customers to optimise CNC machining processes and to automate CAM work with Intelligent Manufacturing technologies. Tebis Intelligent Manufacturing software and associated services help […]

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MSP brings automation to Advanced Composite Manufacturer, Pentaxia

Leading composite tooling and component manufacturer, Pentaxia, has enhanced its capabilities by investing in automated technology from 5-axis CNC metrology specialist, MSP. Following an increase in demand for more complex composite components that had longer manual setup processes and more off-machine inspection requirements than their previous work, Pentaxia recognised now was the time to introduce […]

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VISION ENGINEERING AND ZEISS COLLABORATE TO PRODUCE DEEPFOCUS 1

We are delighted to be partnering with Zeiss Industrial Metrology to add an extended depth of focus inspection system to our range of microscopy systems for the first time. The new DeepFocus 1 system represents a significant collaboration between two of the world’s leading microscope innovators. DeepFocus 1 combines Vision Engineering’s technical and design expertise with Zeiss’ […]

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The 2022 Tebis Open House – Two days, Three Floors, Full Power

This year’s Tebis open house took place on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022 at Tebis’ headquarters in Martinsried. The 2022 Tebis Open House was once again held under the motto “We bring it all together.” More than 400 visitors had an opportunity to learn more about new and familiar CAD/CAM process solutions and […]

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Bowers Group’s Aman Athwal Wins Apprentice of the Year at West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Technical Engineering Apprentice Aman Athwal has been awarded Apprentice of the Year in the category of Engineering & Manufacturing at this year’s West Yorkshire Apprenticeship awards. The event took place at Bradford City Football Club on Thursday 9th June, where guests enjoyed a drinks reception, 3 course dinner, […]

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