Made for Space: New manufacturing opportunities

Made for Space: New manufacturing opportunities

Industry Events Made for Space: New manufacturing opportunities

Register now for our Made for Space event on 2nd-3rd May 2019 to explore opportunities in the space industry.

Date: Thursday 2nd - Friday 3rd May 2019
Venue: The MTC Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU. Click here for directions.
Time: 9:00 - 16:30
Price: From £125 +VAT


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The global space industry is booming and is set to be worth over £400 billion by 2030. The UK space sector has trebled in size since 2000 and with further significant growth predicted, presents a major opportunity for high-value manufacturing companies.

Made for Space is a two-day intensive conference examining the opportunities and challenges for manufacturing within the global space sector. With sessions focusing on key advanced manufacturing technologies, such as: additive manufacturing, surface engineering and advanced coatings, robotics and automation, and joining, Made for Space brings together international experts from both the space and advanced manufacturing sectors who will show how these new manufacturing technologies can help to address the challenge of producing the next generation of space hardware.

Why attend?

  • Get an insight into the opportunities for manufacturers in the space sector
  • Hear from leading international experts from both the space and manufacturing sectors
  • Visit our all-day exhibition accompanied by refreshments and networking
  • Take a tour of the MTC's state-of-the-art facilities

Keynote Speakers

  • How can the UK space sector lead the world?
    Graham Peters, Chairman, UK Space
  • What does the future hold for space manufacturing in the UK?
    Tony Mears, Technology Roadmapping and Harmonisation Lead, UK Space Agency
  • Future manufacturing challenges in Space
    Thomas Rohr
    , Head of Materials & Processes, ESA
  • Manufacturing the future
  • Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Advanced Manufacturing: An extraordinary technology ecosystem
    John Vickers, Principal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
  • How will Industry 4.0 change the Space sector and deliver novel value propositions?
    Maria Kalama, Innovations Lead, Satellite Communications, Innovate UK
  • A bright future for the UK space sector
    Tim Just, Head of Department of Materials, Loughborough University

Technical presentations from experts in the following organisations: 
Airbus Defence & Space, Autodesk, BAE Systems, Cranfield University, ESA, FAIR-SPACE / SSC, Fraunhofer IWS, Heriot-Watt University, Innovate UK, Keronite, Lockheed Martin UK, Loughborough University, MTC, NASA, Nitropep, Oxford Space Systems, Satellite Applications Catapult, Sensor Coating Systems, The University of Manchester, TWI, UKAEA, ULC Robotics, University of Southampton, VTT, Wallwork, 3TRPD

We are expecting a sell-out event so if you are interested in attending Made for Space on 2-3 May 2019, please register now. 
Early bird tickets are now available up until 31st March, get yours while they're on offer.

Additive Manufacturing

Topics covered include:
  • Case studies from the world's leading space companies
  • Development of high performance materials for directed energy deposition and power bed AM processes
  • New approaches to ensure AM parts meet space requirements
  • Maximising part performance through effective design for AM
Topics covered include:
  • Development of precision laser joining methods
  • Novel joining techniques for dissimilar materials
  • Manufacturing large space components using friction welding
  • High performance structures for extreme conditions

Click here to see the full list of presentations in the Advanced Joining Technology sessions

Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Topics covered include:
  • Development of new approaches for space manufacture, assembly and repair
  • How modular assembly methods can be used to generate and maintain space assets
  • New robotic systems which address the needs of the space sector
  • Deployment of robotics and autonomous systems in space
  • The future role of artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems in space

Click here to see the full list of presentations in the Robotics & Autonomous Systems sessions

Surface Engineering & High Performance Coatings

Topics covered include:
  • Finishing methods for complex AM parts
  • Antimicrobial and smart coatings for space applications
  • Laser and plasma finishing methods to improve surface quality and part performance
  • New thermal coatings for spacecraft and satellites using metamaterials


Exhibitors Zone:

Increase your impact at Made for Space by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship packages include an exhibition space and provide a broad range of opportunities to raise your profile and engagement with delegates. We have a limited number of sponsorship packages available, if you are interested please email us at:

Download our sponsorship brochure

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It has been a life changing experience to work with MTC since my graduation. The chance to work on leading projects with nice and intelligent colleagues in a modern R&D environment has been great. I don't regret joining!
Qinqin Zhang
Research Engineer - Net Shape Manufacturing