Welcome to the MTC

Challenging the boundaries of manufacturing

We have a clear vision - to inspire Great British manufacturing, on the global stage.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. We focus on delivering bespoke manufacturing system solutions for our customers. 

We operate some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, and employ a team of highly skilled engineers, many of whom are leading experts in their field. This creates a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new processes and technologies on an industrial scale.

The MTC’s areas of expertise are directly relevant to both large and small companies, and are applicable across a wide range of industry sectors. The MTC’s members include global manufacturing companies from multiple sectors. Research partners include the University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and TWI Ltd.

The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult which is supported by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board).

“When I look back on how much we’ve achieved in just a few short years, I can't help but feel excited by the prospect of what we will achieve by 2020."

Clive Hickman

The MTC is an excellent networking opportunity and we have gained real insight into the future of manufacturing. SQS supports the MTC in producing a higher quality manufacturing sector.

David Rigler


News & Events


Date: Thursday 19 November 2015

MTC Opens New Manufacturing Training ...

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Date: Thursday 12 November 2015

Learning and development specialist t...

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Date: Wednesday 7 October 2015

MTC Event to de-mystify Industry 4.0

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Date: Friday 25 September 2015

Countdown to opening

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Our Technologies

The MTC provides a unique environment bringing the country's leading academics, engineers and industry professionals together to develop and demonstrate new technologies on an industrial scale.

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The MTC helps TTI develop a phased implementation plan to create a fully functional manufacturing facility to supply high value components produced by advanced powder metallurgy techniques. “TTI found..

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The MTC helps Arrowsmith Engineering develop new manufacturing processes, while keeping quality high, manufacturing costs down and making the company a technology leader in its field. “The MTC enginee..

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The MTC utilises its immersive virtual reality CAVE system for its own site development “The virtual reality CAVE has been used for the projects Fairhursts Design Group has designed for the MTC. It ha..

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Assembled Electronic Solutions (AES) is one of the first SMEs in the West Midlands to reap commercial benefits as a result of the technical expertise delivered through the CASiM2 programme. In onl..

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