The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) exists to promote the interests of the manufacturing technologies sector in the UK. MTA members design, create and supply the advanced machinery, equipment and intellectual property that enable the creation of the products we rely on day to day and that drive our economy.

Established in 1919, the MTA has been at the core of the UK’s engineering based manufacturing economy for almost a century.

Key aspects of manufacturing technology include; machine tools, cutting tools, metrology (measuring) equipment, additive manufacturing (3D printing), surface finishing, robotics and computer aided design and manufacturing products (CAD/CAM) which combine to make up complete systems - increasingly automated and adaptive - that manufacturers deploy, making the sector fundamental to the nation’s economy.

The MTA delivers: marketing support and networking opportunities; specific and relevant economic and technical information; representation to Government and other stakeholders; help for exporters; and support for learning and development within member companies and beyond. The Association also owns and delivers MACH, a biennial exhibition which is the UK’s largest showcase for manufacturing technology.