Knowledge Hubs initiative to launch at MACH 2024

February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

MACH will feature the Knowledge Hub programme, highlighting technologies particularly relevant to advancing UK industry (Courtesy MTA)
MACH will feature the Knowledge Hub programme, highlighting technologies particularly relevant to advancing UK industry (Courtesy MTA)

The UK’s Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) will launch its new Knowledge Hubs initiative at this year’s MACH event, taking place April 15-19 in Birmingham, UK. The initiative will showcase new technology, including Additive Manufacturing, and help manufacturers understand the potential this can bring to their operation, as well as when to adopt and how to implement it.

The Knowledge Hubs initiative will have stands focused on specific technologies, including Automation and Robotics, Sustainable Solutions, Additive Manufacturing, Consumable Tooling, and Data and Artificial Intelligence.

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Recognising the importance being placed on these hubs, each is being managed by one of the specialist centres from the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, such as the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The Catapult network collaborates with thousands of innovative businesses across a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, space, health, digital, energy, transport, telecoms, the urban environment and many others.

The MTA, which organises the MACH event on behalf of the engineering-based manufacturing community, has been campaigning for greater adoption of new technology for some time. It will expand upon this at MACH 2024 by explaining that implementing proven, readily available techniques in manufacturing processes is the fastest way to boost the UK’s output.

“The MTA is part of a united front of UK manufacturing organisations, along with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and MACH 2024 Headline Sponsor Lloyds Bank, to increase the uptake of technologies such as automation and robotics,” stated James Selka DL, CEO of the MTA. “Only by embracing what the hubs are trying to achieve will the UK restore its position as a sovereign manufacturer, re-establishing itself as a major player on the global stage.”

“To have brand agnostic input from the High Value Manufacturing Catapult network, running our Knowledge Hubs, is an indication of the importance these organisations place on our initiative. Combined with the ability to see advanced technology, live and in action, in a fully working state – MACH 2024 is a must-visit for all the UK’s manufacturing community.”

Those who wish to register for the event can do so here.

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