Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering resources

The following resources provide support to businesses in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector:

Trade Organisations/Associations

Gauge and Tool Makers Association (GTMA)
UK-based trade association for the engineering supply chain, including precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other related products and services.

Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA)
Trade association for the advanced engineering sector. Members can benefit from a range of services and market intelligence.

Manufacturing Technology Centre – An independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) representing UK manufacturing. Helps businesses with R&D, training, including management training and factory design.

EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation
Members organisation helping support manufacturers across the UK. They offer advice, consultancy and training to help manufacturing businesses to grow whist complying with changing regulations.

Part of EEF, NDI offer supply chain sourcing and development services to businesses of all sizes in the defence, aerospace, space and security sectors.

Made in the Midlands
A privately run peer group for MD's and CEO's of Manufacturing and Engineering firms in the Midlands, but which is now growing across the UK as a whole.

BEMA (British Engineering Manufacturers Association)
Trade association based in the South West although its reach is fairly wide, stretching into the West Midlands and the South East.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
One of the largest science, engineering and technology institutions in the world.


Made Smarter Review (Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)
The Made Smarter Review was launched in January 2017 as part of the Industrial Strategy announcement, setting out the aim for the UK to be a leader in Industrial Digitalisation (ID) and identify ways to exploit the benefits of applying digital technology to the manufacturing industry through a strong industry and government partnership. This has now been followed by the Made Smarter Commission , which met for the first time in Sept 2018.

Trade publication (online and print).

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