T he UK’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase, MACH 2018 also plays host to an Education & Development (E&D) Zone specifi cally designed for students aged 11-19. The E&D Zone will bring together some leading advanced engineering companies and educational institutions in the UK, shining a light on the vocational education and training needed to close the engineering skills gap. The E&D Zone is again supported by Sandvik Coromant, one of the world’s leading suppliers of tools and metalworking solutions.
“Engineering knowledge and skills are in short supply and we need to secure enough skilled people in the future to meet demand,” said Kim Olander, Marketing Manager at Sandvik Coromant. “Sandvik Coromant is proud to partner with the Education and Development Zone once again.

Kim Olander, Sandvik Coromant

We hope to enthuse young people about the vast range of careers engineering can off er them.” Laura Pickering, Education and Development Co-ordinator at the MTA, said: “We are really pleased to have Sandvik Coromant partner with the E&D Zone for the fourth show running and that some of their young engineers will be on-hand to help inspire visiting students.”

“We hope to enthuse young people about the vast range of careers that engineering can offer them” Kim Olander, Sandvik Coromant



• 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing • CNC • Automation and Robotics• Machine Learning • Artificial Intelligence• Cyber Security • Computer Aided Engineering In 2016, over 3,500 students visited the exhibition over five days

The E&D Zone will be manned by a team of apprentices and graduates from exhibiting companies at MACH. The apprentices and graduates will be giving guided tours to the students around the entire exhibition. There will be a range of interactive activities and educational seminars throughout the week in the E&D Seminar Theatre.
Sandvik Coromant will also be present to share its passion for the vast range of careers that engineering can offer, with the aim to attract, inspire, and motivate the next generation of British engineers. This is a great chance for young and aspiring engineers to speak with future manufacturing employees, to show them the career opportunities that are available. Olander added: “As digital natives, it’s important to show students about the future of manufacturing, not just what is happening now.
Further to the launch of our CoroPlus® monitoring solution, we can now show students a connected shop fl oor from cutting tools to software solutions and on multiple devices.” In 2016, over 3,500 students visited the exhibition over five days, which looks set to increase in 2018 with more compelling exhibits to attract tomorrow’s engineers to the show. With over 600 exhibitors showcasing live, working machinery, MACH 2018 is a great place to get a feel for what manufacturing is all about.
MACH is free to attend for students and school groups. Students are also welcome to attend with a parent/guardian.


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