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Welcome to the AMF

Connecting manufacturers and providing support to drive collaboration and business growth

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) is a membership network which connects manufacturers and engineers, providing support to drive sustainable growth, innovation, best practice and collaboration with our members.

A community of passionate industry experts, we work with our members, strategic partners, and associates to grow the North East manufacturing and engineering sector.

What we do

Connecting and supporting manufacturing and engineering businesses

The AMF offers a range of services in partnership with industry experts to encourage collaboration, champion best practice and facilitate knowledge sharing – all with the aim of creating success opportunities.

Manufacturing
matchmaking

Making Owt is an initiative to encourage collaboration and growth within the North East manufacturing and engineering sectors and to support businesses in strengthening their regional supply chain.

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Connect with the
AMF community

AMF Connect is an online portal which offers members a community hub to share opportunities, initiate collaborations, connect with fellow members, and seek advice and support – all in real-time.

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Practical and expert
industry insights

Expertise Exchange captures all our practical industry insights from our events to content, advice, sector updates, real-life stories and other key resources to help manufacturing and engineering businesses grow.

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Make the most of
your membership

New AMF members will initially be partnered with a member of the AMF Board who will welcome you into the community and ensure you maximise on the many benefits of your membership.

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Why choose us?

AMF membership benefits

The AMF offers a range of exclusive benefits, vital signposting, and access to industry experts to support you at every stage of your business journey and to encourage collaboration, growth, and knowledge sharing.

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25+ free events per year

Peer to peer networking

Expert advice and support

Share knowledge and best practice

Free content support

Promote your business

Exclusive opportunities

Connect and collaborate

HOW WE CAN HELP

Connecting manufacturers and providing support to drive collaboration.

The AMF provides an extensive range of benefits, insightful events, and exclusive opportunities to support our members in growing and developing their businesses.

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Practical Industry Insights

Keep up to date with the latest manufacturing and engineering news

The latest news from the Advanced Manufacturing Forum and our members, including collaboration stories, and advice and insights from industry experts.

June 23rd 2022

AMF and Newcastle Business School Agree Strategic Partnership

Northumbria University’s Newcastle Business School has entered into a strategic partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF).

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May 18th 2022

AMF – Fully Funded Training Solutions

If you are an SME business based in Tyne & Wear, you can take advantage of fully

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April 22nd 2022

AMTECH Target the Difficult to Process Carbon Fibre Nylon 12 Material

Among their many expert services Amtech Rapid Prototyping continue to expand and now have an additional site

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March 24th 2022

BTS Facades & Fabrications wins ‘Family Business of the Year’ at local FSB award ceremony

BTS Facades & Fabrications are delighted to announce that we have won the Federation of Small Businesses,

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March 7th 2022

Statement from Richard Swart, Chair, Advanced Manufacturing Forum

The AMF supports the continuity of Ukrainian sovereignty and condemns the actions of Russia. We stand in

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February 22nd 2022

South Tyneside based Cell Pack Solutions shortlisted for export award following a year of growth

Following the Acquisition of the Tracer Brand of Lithium Rechargeable Batteries in January 2021, Cell Pack Solutions

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Our events provide expert insights, practical tips and advice on specialised areas

From our Monthly Meetings to our Focused Forums, each of our events sees guest speakers share their real-life experiences and first-hand knowledge of the things that effect your business. With networking and Q&As, our events allow you to connect with and learn from leading industry experts.

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06/07/2022

8:00 am

Business Improvement Forum

AMF Breakfast Networking @ RTC North

14/07/2022

8:30 am

Process Improvement Forum

AMF Process Improvement Forum

20/07/2022

12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

AMF Monthly Meeting – BTS Facades & Fabrications

21/09/2022

12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

AMF Monthly Meeting – Tharsus; site tour

19/10/2022

12:00 am

Monthly Meeting

Tyne Coast College – Attracting Talent Into Engineering