An engineering and manufacturing road show on wheels has begun touring the UK to bring the latest and future technologies to businesses and schools.

MANTRA (The Manufacturing Technology Transporter) is a specially modified HGV packed with the latest machinery and simulators. The 14-meter-long truck will take to the road with a dedicated team to demonstrate the manufacturing and assembly line technology of the future and help to inspire young people to take up careers in engineering.

Established by the University of Sheffields Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing (AMRC) and with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and industry sponsors, MANTRA aims to introduce companies to the latest production engineering technology and techniques helping them to innovate with new products, increase productivity and keep UK manufacturing competitive.

It will also be used to show secondary school pupils how exciting manufacturing can be - using eye catching technologies such as virtual reality assembly and advanced modelling systems.

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