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MACH 2018 is open

The exhibits are in place, the visitors have registered and MACH 2018 officially opens on Monday 9th April at NEC in Birmingham.

MACH 2018 is set to be even bigger and better than before, with more manufacturing technologies under one roof. With a new look and location, excitement for the UK’s premier advanced engineering showcase has reached fever pitch.

MACH 2018 exhibitors will display more innovations under one roof than ever before, bringing them to life through live machinery.

MACH 2018 is the best place to witness the actual impact of the new industrial revolution and visualise the future of engineering. MACH exhibitors stand at the centre of this new age of data-driven technology, as they provide solutions for manufacturers to produce increasingly close to the consumer.

MTA CEO James Selka, said “with two years of planning going into this show we’re are so excited about welcoming all the visitors and exhibitors to the NEC. We know MACH 2018 will live long in the memory and will be the best possible showcase of the great and good of UK engineering know how.”

As well as digitalisation, which serves as an unofficial thread throughout MACH 2018, the show will feature the latest and best developments in additive manufacturing – industrial 3D Printing, which is one of the other major factors in making the manufacturing process more efficient and creating more lightweight parts. Major processes such as milling, turning, metrology and tooling are well represented too.

With close to 600 exhibitors and  over 25,000 visitors expected, the five-day show provides an unrivalled platform to create valuable connections, generate new business and gain an understanding of the great breadth of progress in UK advanced engineering today.

Head of Events at the MTA James Fudge added “we know we have created a fertile environment for business to be done, MACH has a worldwide reputation of being a fantastic engineering and advanced manufacturing show and in 2018 we have taken this to another level, we can’t wait to get started”

MACH 2018 in its new home in Hall’s 17, 18, 19, 20, 6 and 7. This is the first move of the show since relocating to the NEC when it opened in 1976.

Visitors can register for their Entrance Pass, via the MACH exhibition website at