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The UK’s premier manufacturing technologies exhibition 90% of exhibitor space allocated New look and new location for 2018 Easily accessible for International visitors

The UK’s premier manufacturing technologies exhibition, MACH 2018, is set to return to the NEC in Birmingham, England, from 9th to 13th April 2018 with a new a look and new location. The biennial exhibition has over 100 years of heritage and a reputation for being at the forefront of the latest advances in engineering.

Sandvik Coromant Supports the E&D Zone for the Fourth Time

As well as being the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase, MACH 2018 plays host to an Education & Development (E&D) Zone specifically designed for students aged 11-19. The E&D Zone will bring together some the leading advanced engineering companies and educational institutions from across the UK, with the aim to shine a light on the vocational education and training that is imperative to closing the skills gap around the world.

MACH 2018 is excited to announce that world leading aircraft landing and braking systems company Safran Landing Systems (ex-Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) will be at next year’s exhibition.

After, successful exhibits at MACH 2014 and 2016, Safran Landing Systems will once again provide an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) exhibit, at the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase.

The final of this year’s national Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge took place on Wednesday 5th July at Yamakazi Mazak’s headquarters in Worcester.

The finalists for this year’s Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge have been announced.

The prestigious competition enables talented young people to showcase their work and helps them to understand the sophistication and dynamism of advanced manufacturing.

Manufacturing Technologies Association CEO James Selka used his speech at the Stuttgart Moulding Expo to deliver an upbeat message to European counterparts on Brexit and doing business in the UK.

Mr Selka emphasised that “the UK are open for business” and explain the background as to why the UK made this historic decision last June.

The speech was delivered at the European Tooling Platform seminar, which was located at the ISTMA Lounge at the Moulding Expo on 31st May 2017.

MTA CEO James Selka used his key note speech at the National Manufacturing Debate (NMB) hosted by Cranfield University to highlight the importance of Industry collaboration in tackling the skills gap.

The NMB is an annual event hosted by Cranfield University and took place on 24th May. The event brings together manufacturing professionals from a range of sectors to discuss and debate current challenges in the industry as well as encourage networking and collaboration across manufacturing to enable continued and long-term growth.

Manufacturing Technologies Association CEO James Selka will be speaking at the Stuttgart Moulding Expo which takes place from 30th May to 2nd June.  Mr Selka will address the European Tooling Platform seminar, which will be located at the ISTMA Lounge in Hall 4 – C30. The seminar will take place on Wednesday May 31st at 14:30 (CET) and the theme of the talk will be Brexit and Manufacturing in UK.

Sales for MACH 2018 are being described as “a very encouraging sign for the industry’” by MTA CEO James Selka. Over 75% of the exhibition’s space has already been sold, with just under a year to go before the show opens.

Engineering and manufacturing companies are being urged exploit the untapped value in their intellectual property to avoid losing money on lost designs, systems and patents, and create new revenues, says the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).

Each year millions of pounds in IPR – intellectual property rights – are being neglected by the UK’s engineering sector, because companies do not understand these rights and the IP wrapped up in their designs and processes, the leading manufacturing technology business group says.

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