The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is the catalyst for growth and success of UK advanced manufacturing. Our centres offer access to world-class equipment, expertise and collaborative opportunities. We help manufacturing businesses of all sizes and sectors turn ideas into commercial applications by addressing the gap between technology concept and commercialisation.
Yamazaki Mazak is the world's largest manufacturer of computer controlled (CNC) metal-cutting machines. With over 260 different models, the Mazak product range includes CNC lathes, machining centres, multi-tasking machines and flexible manufacturing systems as well as laser processing machines.
Mazak's European manufacturing plant in Worcester, established in 1987 and expanded three times since, is the most advanced machine tool manufacturing plant in Europe, handling all key operations in-house, from raw material to the finished product. More than 80% of the machine tools we build in Worcester are exported to over 30 countries around Europe, contributing to the export economy of the UK.
Inspiring tomorrow's engineers - We aim to inspire, engage and inform the next generation of engineers via programmes designed to excite young people about the variety and opportunity presented by a career in modern engineering and give them the chance to meet people already working as engineers.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. By investing in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation.
Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future UK prosperity by contributing to a healthy, connected, resilient, productive nation.
EPSRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.
Way back in 1856 the founders of The Engineer laid out a vision to document and report on the astonishing innovations and breakthroughs of the industrial revolution.
More than 160 years later – although the technological landscape would be unrecognisable to our Victorian predecessors - the publication remains true to this vision.
Via its website and monthly print magazine - and through a combination of news, in-depth reports and hard-hitting opinion – the publication gives engineers across all sectors early warning on the disruptive technologies, trends and products that will impact their roles; keeps them informed of developments in other areas of engineering and champions all that is great about UK engineering and manufacturing.
Today, at a time of accelerating technological change, when the role of the engineer is broader than ever before and cross sector collaboration is the key to maintaining a competitive edge, The Engineer has never been more relevant.