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MACH 2018 seminar programme launches

March 8th, 2018 10:47 am | by Rob

MACH 2018 is much more than the technology on show; it is the place where the leading minds in UK advanced engineering come to share ideas that will help shape the future. The seminar programme for MACH 2018 is live at You can find full listings and timings as well as book your space.

Industry and academia use MACH to introduce new ideas and this is reflected in the strength of the seminar programme at the 2018 show. Throughout the week, hot topics such as Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, workforce development and modern production processes will be discussed, as well as looking at key sectors of importance to advanced engineering in the UK like aerospace and motorsport.

James Selka, CEO of the MTA, says: “Emerging technology is at the heart of what MACH 2018 is about. Of course, the machinery and equipment on show are a great way of presenting what’s new, but so are the seminars running throughout the week. They can help put the kit into context, give new ideas to help adapt your business and give SMEs a chance to engage with OEMs.

“MACH plays a vital role in the development and spread of new ideas, we have a compelling array of speakers, from some leading companies and institutions who are ready to engage and enlighten visitors to the show.”

Giving just a flavour of what’s in store over the course of the show, the week kicks off with Sir Ben Ainslie officially opening the exhibition and giving the first seminar. That will be followed up by Andy Green, OBE, pilot of Bloodhound SSC talking about the progress on the high-technology project to design and build a car that will break the 1,000 mph barrier and set a new world land speed record. Designed and constructed in the UK, BLOODHOUND SSC includes components and sponsorship from many companies exhibiting at the show.

Other speakers over the week will come from Added Scientific, Valuechain, Anisa Group, Consultant Designer 3M Buckley Innovation, Stratasys, MTC, Safran Landing Systems, The Machining Group, AMRC, BEA Systems and Cranfield University.

The seminar aspect of MACH has always been popular and in 2016 many of the talks were oversubscribed, particularly the additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 sessions. Registration for all seminars in now open on the MACH 2018 website, where full listings and timings can be found. It is advised to register early to avoid disappointment.

MACH 2018 takes place between 9th-13th April and visitors can register for their entrance pass and fast track entry pack now, via the MACH exhibition website at