MACH 2016 gears up for largest event yet

Posted on 8 Dec 2015 by Fred Tongue

With 119 days to go until MACH 2016, the upcoming exhibition is set to be twice the size of the 2014 event.

Mach 2016 will be hosted at the NEC from April 11 through to the 15, and sales of show space have already surpassed 2014’s figures.

Of the more than 600 exhibitors set to appear at the show, 130 will be new to MACH.

The event showcases live machinery and brings together manufacturers from across a wide range of industries and technologies including milling; turning; metrology; additive manufacturing, and tooling, among others.

The seminar programme is supported by two dedicated theatres with talks from such companies as Airbus; Messier-Dowty; McLaren; Cranfield University, and HS2.

The exhibition seminars will have cover Industry 4.0 on Wednesday (April 13) and Additive Manufacturing with a focus on the 3D printing revolution on the Thursday (April 14).

CEO of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), James Selka said of the event “MACH 2016 has all the hallmarks of being a fantastic showcase for the UK’s advanced manufacturing technologies sectors.

“With working demonstrations of machinery, a compelling seminar programme and some of the finest names in manufacturing all under one roof, visitors to this edition of the exhibition will need more than one day to experience everything show has to offer.”

As well as showcasing new technologies and products, MACH will also have a dedicated learning and development zone for student visitors.

The zone will act as a base for students as well as housing exhibits and a showcase of MTA members’ apprentices and graduates at work. Some of the organisations that will be in this area include the AMRC, Bloodhound SSC and the Ministry of Defence.