The MTC represents a £40.5million publicly funded investment and has been developed in response to the Government's manufacturing strategy, which sets out an ambitious new vision for high technology manufacturing.
Based in Ansty Park in Coventry, MTC’s purpose built facility opened in 2011. The focus of the MTC is to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. The MTC provides a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale. Since the initial Manfucaturing Technology Centre a second such building has been developed as well as the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre.
Research partners and membership
The MTC is a unique collaboration between four of the leading universities and technology organisations in the UK: the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University , the University of Nottingham, and TWI Ltd.
Founder industrial members of the MTC include internationally renowned companies such as: Aero Engine Controls, Airbus and Rolls Royce. The MTC is currently working with companies across a range of industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, rail, healthcare and ICT.
The MTC specialises in a range of manufacturing processes that are particularly relevant to the high value manufacturing sector: net shape manufacturing; intelligent automation; advanced tooling and fixturing; high integrity electronics manufacturing; computerised engineering (modelling and simulation) and high integrity fabrication.
The MTC’s strength lies in its ability to work in a cross- functional, multi-disciplinary environment ensuring cutting edge technology solutions are developed in-line with industrial member’s requirements.
Working with the MTC
The MTC provides a flexible approach to working with both large and small companies and offers a tailored service designed to meet the needs of individual companies which ranges from consultancy support for specific problems to a long-term relationship for programme based projects through MTC membership.