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The Manufacturing Technologies Association and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), have partnered to put together a unique feature to demonstrate cost effective adaption of Industry 4.0 Technologies at MACH 2018.

MACH 2018 is the place to discover new technologies that shape the world we live in. The AMRC’s Factory 2050 is the UK’s first state of the art factory entirely dedicated to conducting collaborative research into digital assembly and flexible component manufacturing.

Reacting to today’s budget James Selka, CEO of the Manufacturing Technologies Association said:

“We welcome the funding that is being made available for Research and Development in connection with the Industrial Strategy and look forward to the imminent White Paper. We also welcome the increase in the R&D Expenditure Credit for large companies from 11% to 12%. The current pace of technological change means that we have a once in a generation opportunity to re-industrialise the UK’s economy.

This week saw the long awaited release of the Government’s Industrial Digitalisation Review - Made Smarter - which was chaired by Professor Juergen Maier, CEO of Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) member Siemens UK.

The review outlines proposals to boost the economy using advanced digital technologies including robotics, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, as well as artificial intelligence.

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.