The Hub will be sponsored by Coventry-headquartered Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), which aims to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Andy Barnes, associate director for defence and security at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Manufacturing Hub at DSEI 2019 and look forward to showcasing how we can help the defence sector and its supply chain modernise processes, generate efficiencies and improve productivity through new technology.”

To be held at London’s Excel exhibition space from 10-13 September, the exhibition will, says the organiser, provide an opportunity for suppliers to penetrate the defence sector and strengthen their relationships within industry, including with the prime contractors that rely on their skills and technology to deliver complex equipment programmes. More than 35,000 visitors and 4,000+ system engineers/designers are expected to take part in the event.

Technology areas that are expected to feature in the hub include: CADCAM software; electronic components; additive manufacturing; turning; milling and machining; connectors and cables; high precision pressing.