The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as
an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the
objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often
referred to as ‘the valley of death’.
It represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and, after four years of planning and a 16 month
build, the facility opened at Ansty Park in Coventry at the end of 2011.
In December 2011, there were 16 industrial members, 44 staff and just a few key pieces of equipment in the ‘workshop’.
Over the following seven years the MTC’s rapid growth has seen the expansion of our campus with the construction of three more facilities, including the opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing.
Our role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design.
We now have over 700 talented employees working with us.
During this time we have helped hundreds of companies across a range of industries and over 100 of them have become members of the MTC.
College for Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
North Park Road,
CALM is the centre of expertise in Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) at
the University of Exeter, specialising in the use of high temperature
and high performance polymers and composite materials for Additive
Manufacturing. It is a leading research centre, working at multiple
Technology Readiness Levels, on both fundamental and applied research.
are funded through research councils (e.g. EPSRC), government
organisations (e.g. Innovate UK and EU), or directly with industry
partners through short and long term contract research. We aim to
achieve maximum impact from our work and therefore collaborate with a
wide range of organisations.
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
The majority of our research activities are conducted in collaboration
with industrial partners and encompass a broad range of sectors
including: aerospace, defence, design, health, medicine, and
electronics. Much of our work is cross-disciplinary and as such is
conducted across multiple academic schools of the University and
externally, both in the UK and internationally. The AMRG is working with
many leading international companies. We have comprehensive additive
manufacturing laboratories, supported by state-of-the-art testing and
The Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham is widely regarded as the world’s leading Centre for Additive Manufacturing research, development and dissemination. Their aim is to push forward the development and application of next-generation, multi-material and multifunctional Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing technologies with a focus on end-use functionalised 3D structures and components.
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way, Catcliffe
We specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced
machining, manufacturing and materials, which is of practical use to
industry.Our 100-plus industrial partners range from global giants like Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus to small companies. Businesses can work with us on a one-off project, or join us as a member for long-term collaboration.The AMRC now employs around 500 highly qualified researchers and engineers from around the globe, on the Advanced Manufacturing Park and Sheffield Business Park in South Yorkshire.Our operations have grown significantly since we were founded in 2001 and in 2003 we became the anchor tenant on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, South Yorkshire.In 2015 we opened the doors to our first facility on a new Advanced Manufacturing Campus on the nearby Sheffield Business Park. Further expansion into this site is underway.