MACH is gearing up to host hundreds of exhibitors with as much as 5000 tonnes of working machinery booked in.
The latest in metalcutting, forming and grinding that has long been at the heart of the exhibition will be on show, but visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to see emerging technologies and new processes from a wide range of global companies.
Initial visitor pre-registration is already well ahead of 2010 and 2008 levels – pointing to a buoyant manufacturing sector.
As well as working machinery and new technology, MACH 2012 will feature a vibrant Education and Training zone, designed to further the Manufacturing Technology Association’s (MTA) goal of promoting engineering-based manufacturing as a career to bright, young engineers. The zone will feature the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s MANTRA 3D manufacturing simulator as well as Bloodhound, the supersonic car being built to showcase British engineering capability.
A seminar programme will also feature, offering networking opportunities for participants. The seminars continue the MACH 2012 theme of providing sector specific applications for new technologies and processes and will be a busy part of the event.
Commenting on the progress of MACH 2012, MTA president Simon Pollard said: “I’m delighted with the progress of MACH and the positive response from visitors to our programme of new features, zones and seminars which has been developed for 2012.”
“Combined with the buoyant data the MTA has released on engineering output and the capital goods sectors, the 2012 event is poised to be a fitting 100th anniversary for MACH,” he added.