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

Our partnership with the MTC provides us with a collaborative environment, allowing for the realisation of a joint vision for UK Manufacturing. ATS are able to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience that both the MTC, and other member organisations offer, which in turn delivers real value from our investment.

Kevin Partington

UK Managing Director, ATS Global

News & Events


Date: Monday 20 April 2015

Double Success for the Manufacturing ...

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Date: Tuesday 14 April 2015

MTC pledges its commitment to apprent...

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Date: Monday 13 April 2015

MTC listed in London Stock Exchange's...

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Date: Monday 30 March 2015

Circuit board machinery supplier join...

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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 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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Smethwick Drop Forge Ltd: Smethwick Drop Forge is one of the first SMEs in the West Midlands to gain technical support from the Manufacturing Technology Centre through the CASiM2 programme. ..

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Over the last 3.5 years a consortium of eight UK organisations have been working together to develop a new method of repairing (remanufacturing) high value engineering products. The work, under..

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