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25 January 2013

The UK's premier manufacturing technologies event - MACH - opens its doors to visitors on 7 June 2010 for a week-long residency of the NEC. Almost 450 exhibitors will be presenting the latest in manufacturing technologies

The UK's premier manufacturing technologies event - MACH - opens its doors to visitors on 7 June 2010 for a week-long residency of the NEC. Almost 450 exhibitors will be presenting the latest in manufacturing technologies and precision engineering, and the two-yearly event will feature several new zones

MACH is owned and organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), a UK based trade association dealing specifically with engineering based manufacturing. The exhibition offers an opportunity to find out what's new in the industry, discover solutions to engineering problems and network with industry colleagues. It has a reputation of showcasing some of the best innovations and latest developments to come from the manufacturing technologies sector - all under one roof.

In 2008, MACH received more than 27,000 visitors keen to see the very latest in manufacturing technologies and to purchase such technology. Estimates suggest that well over £150million of sales were made as a direct result of the show. MACH2010 is looking to build on this success.

Areas covered include: Metalcutting, metalforming, automation and robotics, CAD/CAM, engineered lasers, measurement and inspection, tooling and workholding, welding and fabrication, rapid manufacturing and rapid prototyping.

New for 2010 This year,MACH boasts several new zones, such as a Supplier Zone, Grinding Solutions Zone, Solutions for Business Zone and an Education and Training Zone.

The Supplier Zone will showcase the UK's subcontracting sector. Featuring solely UK subcontractors, it aims to encourage visitors to use British suppliers. The Grinding Solutions Zone will cover all aspects of grinding and metal finishing from the latest production machines and grinding wheels to deburring, honing, abrasives and polishing.

The Solutions for Business Zone is an entirely new venture for MACH and will provide visitors (and exhibitors) with a number of business advisory services, offering information and assistance on all aspects of commerce and industry.

The Education & Training Zone is gearing up to be an exciting area for students and industry alike. Using the Education & Training Zone as a focal point, the MTA aims to inspire, prepare and motivate the next generation of British engineers. Key features include the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car (pictured), the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing's MANufacturing TRAnsporter, a British Gliding Association's Simulator, Formula Gravity and ABB Robotics. Visitors can also expect dynamic talks from educators and industry figures as part of an engaging seminar programme.

Seminar Programme Running alongside the exhibition is a comprehensive seminar programme featuring organisations such as UK Trade & Investment,Manufacturing Insight, and the Production Engineering Research Association. The seminars will cover a range of pertinent subjects, including: sustainable manufacturing, innovation and development, and culture change. For full seminar listings please visit www.mach2010.com.

Confidence returning Graham Shearsmith, exhibition manager for the Manufacturing Technologies Association, comments: "There are now nearly 450 exhibitors signed up for MACH2010, and the number of pre-registered visitors is already well above the incredible figures of 2008 - so we are confident the show is going to be an excellent event for both exhibitors and visitors. MACH has proven that it is still undoubtedly the market leading manufacturing technologies show in the UK and it is also a strong demonstration that confidence is returning to the UK manufacturing sector."

Beat the queues If you're involved in engineering-based manufacturing, a visit to MACH2010 should prove very worthwhile. Entry is free of charge and once inside the two exhibition halls, you'll discover some of the best metalforming, metalworking and manufacturing technologies available today.

For a free fast-track entry pack that gives immediate access to the show, simply register online at: www.mach2010.com