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Manufacturer Measurement Network

Helping the UK supply chain to enhance productivity, agility and competitiveness

Manufacturing standards that support industrial innovation

The manufacturing supply chain is the lifeblood of UK industry, providing parts and services to primes and other high tier assembly businesses either directly or indirectly. As a manufacturer or innovator in this space you need to meet measurement standards and produce high quality parts, but in doing so you can face challenges to enhance your productivity, agility and competitiveness.  

We work across the entire manufacturing sector and help industry to implement measurement science and standards within their business so they are able to validate the components they manufacture.

Our Manufacturer Measurement Network (MMN) supports the UK manufacturing supply chain by disseminating information, sharing best practise and offering training. Our role is to help the prosperity of advanced manufacturing so that:

  • The production of non-conforming parts is minimised
  • Upskilling and building staff awareness to use the right measurement equipment at the right time in the production process.
  • Building confidence in a manufacturer’s quality system, which can be demonstrated to auditors, customers or other third parties.
  • Enhance processes, production and efficiency to help competitiveness

We have vast experience in industrial metrology and frequent exposure to the latest measurement equipment and methodologies. We evaluate new measurement systems to identify their strengths and weaknesses and to provide practical training on measurement methods.

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MMN events 2024

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The MMN is a fantastic knowledge transfer platform, hosting free, online and hybrid events to meet the needs of our audience. We like to engage with our members as much as possible and the involvement we require can vary from suggesting a topic or speaker, to hosting or speaking at an event. Being part of an MMN event will help connect you with potential customers and give you the opportunity to share knowledge with likeminded people. If this sounds of interest, please fill in this form and someone from the MMN will get back to you

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About the MMN

The MMN is an event based knowledge exchange network for the UK supply chain, innovators and academia who want to learn more about emerging technologies, best practices and to discover new and related developments in their business areas. 

The MMN aim to supports manufacturers by enhancing their productivity, improving their agility and as a result making them more competitive. We do this by sharing and adopting best practice in measurement science and standards. In addition, we support manufacturers transition to net zero and adopt sustainable materials and processes – see our work programmes for more information. 

Why not join the network, there’s no obligation.

  • Free to join
  • The MMN provides a number of networking and dissemination services:
  • Free online webinars
  • Free in person events
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Case studies
  • Access to webinar recordings , newsletters  and NPL’s resources
  • Special Interest Groups

Manufacturing supply chain success


 The Manufacturer Measurement Network offers small businesses:

  • an opportunity to see first-hand how their peers and their customers meet new manufacturing challenges, with an emphasis on part validation
  • free events proposed and chosen by the MMN network
  • the opportunity to network with other manufacturers at different tiers in supply chains
  • closer links to NPL engineers and scientists at events who are available to speak to members about their measurement challenges

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