Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

The Manufacturing Technology Centre was established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.

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Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)



Strengthening UK Manufacturing

The MTC is committed to responding to the critical challenges that the UK, its academic colleagues and industrial partners face, from supporting the generation of zero carbon economic growth and the UK’s green manufacturing revolution, to strengthening UK manufacturing by accelerating reshoring.

Cross-Sector Expertise in Advanced Manufacturing

The MTC provides integrated manufacturing system solutions for customers large and small, across sectors as diverse as automotive, aerospace, rail, informatics, food & drink, construction/civil engineering, electronics, oil & gas and defence.

Skills & Training

The MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre aims to redress the manufacturing skills gaps inhibiting the high value manufacturing sector and develop the skills needed for delivering the technologies of the future.

SME Support

The MTC helps SMEs across the UK supply chain increase productivity and bring concepts to market using the latest manufacturing technology.

Industrial members

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industrial projects completed

With industrial members including some of the UK’s major global manufacturers, the MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions.

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Breakthrough in intelligent robotics

The MTC has made a breakthrough in intelligent robotics by developing a system that can teach itself how to pick up unknown objects, without the need for expensive sensors or lengthy programming.

3 February 2022


Decision making robot could revolutionise manufacturing

Using a combination of machine learning and visual recognition, the robot can be taught to make assembly decisions based on the components put in front of it, in a breakthrough development which could save manufacturers the costs of expensive fixed tooling.

3 February 2022


End-to-end hydrogen – supporting critical infrastructure

Hydrogen is a powerful fuel source that has the potential to revolutionise a number of sectors, including transport. With almost zero carbon emissions and a high energy density, this abundant gas promises to be a key element of delivering net zero whilst satisfying the increasing national need for energy.

3 February 2022

Large manufacturing equipment


Dental aerosol protection equipment to safeguard against airborne particles

To help address this, the MTC has developed ‘Halo’. Designed to protect dentistry staff and patients against contaminated aerosol particles, it provides up to 99% protection when used in conjunction with standard dental high-volume extraction equipment.

3 February 2022


Developing an aerosol-generating procedure shield to protect NHS workers

Identified as an opportunity to reduce the exposure our healthcare workers face when treating patients, the enhancement offers a number of benefits, including a substantial weight reduction from 9kg to 4.5kg, improved visual clarity and ease of use.

3 February 2022


Helping an SME halve lead times and boost sales

The MTC created and supported Raybloc through a development journey to achieve the goals of the business that began with coaching and mentoring the workforce and helping the business to understand the priorities, issues, culture and opportunities of the current-state.

3 February 2022

Contact us

If you have any questions, we’d like to hear from you. Whether you’re interested in working with us or would simply like to know more about the MTC, please get in touch.


Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
MTC Limited
Ansty Park

+44 (0) 2476 701 600

Manufacturing Technology Centre (Liverpool)
Liverpool Science Park
131 Mount Pleasant
Knowledge Quarter
L3 5TF

Manufacturing Technology Centre (Oxford)
Culham Science Centre
OX14 3DB

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