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Future of Manufacturing: Practical steps for SMEs

November 19 @ 09:00 - 16:00 UTC+0

Join us on 19th November 2019 to take part in our interactive workshops and learn more about the new technologies available for SME manufacturers.

The day aims to help SMEs understand the future of manufacturing and how productivity improvements and new technology can support each other.

The programme of interactive workshops cover the following key areas:

Digital Manufacturing

  • This session aims to demystify industrial digitalisation whilst providing an overview on the MTC’s approach to supporting manufacturers on their digitalisation journey.

Additive Manufacturing

  • Additive Manufacturing has many potential benefits for manufacturers, from reduced tooling costs to quicker speed to market. At this event, the MTC will demonstrate how to start with Additive Manufacturing and how the MTC can support SMEs.

Robotics and Automation

  • The MTC supports companies with the adoption of robotics and automation from understanding your process, helping you select appropriate technologies and suppliers to assisting with cultural and business change. Join us to learn more about starting your journey with robotics and automation.

Skills and Training

  • Get an insight into the apprenticeship scheme, further education and life-long training courses available from the AMTC.

Productivity Improvement

  • The MTC’s Manufacturing Support Services team support SMEs in becoming more efficient and productive. Join this session to find out more and improve your quality, cost and delivery performance.


09:30 – Registration / Networking / Exhibition
10:30 – Welcome to the conference
10:40 – Keynote speech
11:15 – Refreshments
11:30 – Practical workshops / tour of MTC
12:15 – Practical workshops / tour of MTC
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Practical workshops / tour of MTC
14:45 – Practical workshops / tour of MTC
15:30 – Closing remarks
16:00 – Conference close

Register today:

This event is free to attend, but registration is essential. We only have limited places available, so book early to avoid disappointment. Delegates will be provided with food and refreshments throughout the day and free parking is available on site.

Please note: If you would like to attend a tour of the MTC workshop, you MUST bring photographic ID on the day. This is a security measure and is required in order for you to gain access to the MTC building. This should be in the form of a valid UK passport or driving licence.

Due to MTC security requirements, we require a minimum of 20 working days to allow entry for Russian and Chinese nationals.

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Date and Time

Tue, 19 November 2019

09:30 – 16:00 GMT

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The Manufacturing Technology Centre

Pilot Way

Ansty Business Park



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Organiser The Manufacturing Technology Centre

Organiser of Future of Manufacturing: Practical steps for SMEs

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is inspiring Great British manufacturing globally by developing innovative manufacturing technologies and processes in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.

Founded in 2010, the MTC has some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world enabling it to provide a specialised environment for the development and demonstration of innovation to be used on an industrial scale.

A leading proponent of Digitalising Manufacturing and home to the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, the MTC has expertise across a range of technologies. The MTC works collaboratively with companies of all sizes from start-ups to global corporations in diverse industry sectors including aerospace, marine, defence, construction and food and drink.

The MTC has more than 100 industrial members, who play an active role in the steering of the technological path of the organisation. The membership scheme promotes long term relationships, however, the MTC works with any company seeking a manufacturing solution.

The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, which is supported by Innovate UK.

Further information: The MTC, Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU.

Tel: 02476 701600

Twitter Handle : @the_mtc_org

LinkedIn Handle : the mtc


The Manufacturing Technology Centre


The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Pilot Way Ansty Business Park
Coventry, CV7 9JU United Kingdom
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The Manufacturing Technology Centre


The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Pilot Way Ansty Business Park
Coventry, CV7 9JU United Kingdom
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