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MTC works on aerospace world-first

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre is playing a major role in a ground-breaking project to develop the world’s first unmanned variable buoyancy-powered ultra-long endurance aircraft. The autonomously-controlled Phoenix aircraft has undergone successful test flights and has the potential to take the lead in the world development of pseudo-satellites. Pseudo-satellites are …

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Michigan mission to the MTC

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre has hosted a visit by top level officials from the US state of Michigan, keen to learn about the MTC’s world-leading capabilities in advanced manufacturing. The visitors included senior representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, along with manufacturing experts from the US  Institute for  …

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MTC aids big productivity gains at family run company

A family owned precision engineering company in Coventry has achieved a 10 per cent increase in its forward order book and has made double-digit productivity gains with the help of experts from the Manufacturing Technology Centre. An SME team from the MTC’s Manufacturing Support Services operation worked with managers and …

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MTC in major conference centre refurb

A major refurbishment of the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s conference theatre will future-proof the centre’s facilities for years to come and make it one of the most technologically advanced conference venues in the region. In partnership with Mustard Presentations, the MTC has embarked on a major revamp of its conference theatre …

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“Factory in a Box” launched at the MTC

An innovative “Factory in a Box” demonstrator to show businesses how they can grow through the adoption of smart manufacturing techniques and processes has been launched at the Manufacturing Technology Centre. Developed by the Coventry-based MTC working alongside the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University and a team of industrial partners, …

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AMTC and Lloyds Bank support SME apprenticeships

The Coventry-based Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre has partnered with Lloyds Bank to offer financial support to recruit and train badly-needed manufacturing apprentices. Lloyds Bank already supports apprenticeship training at the AMTC with £10 million funding over 10 years. Now Lloyds is partnering with the AMTC – based on the Manufacturing …

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MTC encourages UK businesses to join the space race

Industry leaders at the Manufacturing Technology Centre are encouraging UK businesses to grasp the opportunities presented by the growth in the global and UK space sectors. The global space industry is booming and is forecast to be worth £400 billion by 2030. Now the Coventry-based MTC is to hold a …

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Microsoft accolade for the MTC

The Manufacturing Technology Centre has won a much-coveted accolade from Microsoft for its work in the fields of augmented, virtual and mixed reality. The visualisation team at the Coventry-based MTC has been made a partner of Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Programme – one of a select group of organisations in Europe …

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MTC chief executive developing technology partnership between UK and India

Manufacturing Technology Centre chief executive Dr Clive Hickman is spearheading a drive to establish a technology partnership with India. The far-reaching link-up aims to increase trade, investment, technology and skills transfers between the UK and the sub-continent. The initiative follows the launch of the UK-India Technology Partnership by Prime Minister …

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MTC apprentice in SEMTA Skills final

A Manufacturing Technology Centre apprentice is in the running for a top award, after being short-listed for Apprentice of the Year (SME) in the prestigious SEMTA Skills Awards 2019. Christian Attewell achieved his apprenticeship training through the Lloyds Bank sponsored Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC) in Coventry, while being employed …

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