About Manufacturing Industries Division

Manufacturing Industries Division is one of our largest divisions and groups.

Who we are

Manufacturing Industries Division is the natural professional home for our members engaged in manufacturing-based industries, associated consultancy services, education and training at all levels and across the complete value stream, wherever they are based.

What we do

  • Represent the views and interests of our members within the Institution, and also on external forums, relevant opinion-forming bodies, influential organisations, government and devolved authorities; thus contributing to the continued development and maintenance of a thriving manufacturing sector in the UK
  • Identify and evaluate new developments and emerging technologies in mechanical engineering with the potential to impact the manufacturing industry
  • Provide opportunities to develop professionally through a high-quality, topical, geographically accessible programme of lectures, seminars, workshops and technical visits
  • Offer informed direction, appropriate guidance and support to UK universities providing programmes in manufacturing engineering
  • Support the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) which helps UK manufacturers, large and small, to identify sources of manufacturing related support and expertise.


  • Increase the profile of manufacturing industries through the celebration of excellence in manufacturing, design practice and research
  • Work closely with other Institutions and bodies, at national and regional level in the UK, and abroad, to maximise the impact of our work
  • Raise awareness of manufacturing industries among young people, their schools and teachers
  • Enable communication, networking and peer support, both nationally and internationally, for mutual benefit.

Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to get involved, contact our Governance and Engagement team.

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