Major manufacturing exhibition launched at Telford

The University of Wolverhampton hosted a high profile launch event at its Telford Innovation Campus - showcasing its investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) launched its manufacturing exhibition, MACH 2020, at the Campus, inviting trade press and key stakeholders to take a tour of the £10 million investment in engineering facilities.

The University has recently invested in advanced, new engineering facilities and enhanced courses in response to the regional and national shortage of qualified engineering graduates, focusing on providing students with access to technology at the forefront of engineering developments.

Facilities also include a High Value Manufacturing Suite, Composite Materials Lab, Wind Tunnel and Additive Manufacturing Suite.

As well as hosting the launch event, the University will have a presence in the new Training Zone at MACH 2020.

James Selka, Chief Executive Officer at the MTA, said: “We are delighted that the University of Wolverhampton will be at MACH 2020. It is our mission to keep pushing boundaries within the sector and the only way to do this is through high quality education and application of those skills.

“The University of Wolverhampton has a growing reputation as a top-class institution and shares our values for promoting, developing and harnessing the skills of UK engineers.”

Syed Hasan, Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We are really pleased to be attending MACH 2020. It is the perfect platform for us to showcase the excellent facilities and the range of engineering and manufacturing courses we offer at our Telford Innovation Campus.

“Manufacturing Technology is something we’re very focused on and being at the UK’s market leading exhibition will provide additional opportunities for us to engage with future talent in order to help address the skills gap in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.”

Courses at Telford include BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering and BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering will be complemented by specialist equipment: a design and visualisation facility, wind tunnels, engine test facilities, 3D printing facilities, and laboratories dedicated to electronics and telecommunications, metrology and materials testing research.

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For further information about MACH 2020 please contact: Thomas Lane - tlane@mta.org.uk  - 020 7298 6243 – 07735450951  

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