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HVM Catapult Trail is the go-to place at MACH 2020

The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult is the go-to place for manufacturing technologies in the UK, supporting organisations of all sizes in their success. MACH 2020 is pleased to announce that the HVM Catapult will be exhibiting at the UK’s national manufacturing showcase this April.

Their Catapult Trail, consisting of four stands across the exhibition, will demonstrate how they can help companies harness key Industry 4.0 technologies to improve their bottom line. All seven of the HVM Catapult’s world-leading centres of innovation will be on display along the trail, with special features on the future of machining, additive manufacturing, digitalisation and automation.

With the continued push in the sector towards (near) netshape manufacturing, the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s (MTC) expertise in additive manufacturing will be on show, with a cutting-edge carbon fibre printer producing components throughout the event.

Making their way along the trail to the Advanced Forming Research Centre’s (AFRC) stand, visitors can then discuss Machining 4.0. This is an Intereg-funded project for SMEs to innovate with new machining technologies, including hybrid systems.

To complete your journey along the supply chain, the Catapult Trail ends with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) display of their automation and digitalisation capabilities. On the stand, you’ll see an eye-catching Caterham sports car which forms the centrepiece of their ELLI (ELectrification and Lightweighting in Industry 4.0) project. Their demos will tie into an overarching Digital Twin, providing real time manufacturing data.

Dick Elsy, Chief Executive of the HVM Catapult, said: “Since 2011, the HVM Catapult has worked with thousands of companies of all sizes to raise their game through innovation. It’s right that we are part of MACH 2020 to connect with more manufacturers we can help along the road to success.

Our team of specialists will be on hand across the Catapult Trail to help you achieve step-change in your company’s performance.”

James Selka, MTA, CEO, said “This is a fantastic addition to MACH 2020 and another good reason to attend the UK’s national manufacturing exhibition. We’re so pleased to have such strong support from the HVM Catapult network, they play an integral role in ensure UK firms adapt to new technologies and help improve productivity.”

MACH 2020 will take place from 20th to 24th April 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham and you can find the Catapult Trail across the event. Their stands are located in:

HVM Catapult – Hall 6, Stand 622

AFRC - Hall 6, Stand 520

AMRC - Hall 6, Stand 810

MTC - Hall 17, Stand 602

Visitor registration is now open at  https://www.machexhibition.com/#/