The Manchester Association of Engineers or MAE was formally  established on the 14th January 1856.

The original purpose of the Manchester Association of Engineers was set down as :-

The bringing together of those engaged in the design, direction or superintendence of engineering works and operations, for mutual improvement and assistance, increase of acquaintance and for promoting frequent exchange of opinion on interesting questions constantly arising from the progressive nature of engineering.

Throughout its life The Manchester Association of Engineers has included within its membership many eminent engineers and others representing the great and small in manufacturing, design and educational establishments of the area.  It attracts many distinguished speakers and its transactions have been regularly sought by libraries and other organisations in many countries.

Our members are involved with and give lectures on many prestigious projects with subjects including Roller Coaster Design, The London Eye, Wembley Stadium, Welding In Construction and The Museum of Science & Technology to name just a few.
Forthcoming Lecture
The next meeting will be Airship R101 - Triumph or Tragedy ?

Presented by Peter Bradbury - School of Computing, Science &
Engineering.  The meeting is the usual time of 18:00 for 18:30 on
Tuesday 25th October however:-

Future meeting will be at Hough End Centre, Mauldeth Rd West
Chorlton, M21 7SX

This meeting will be joint with the Welding Institute

New Programme

The New Programme for 2016-17 is now available on the Programme
MAE Airbus Site Visit

Members visited the Airbus Factory at Broughton  on the 1st September 2016.  The trip consisted of a short lecture and film presentation followed by a trip around the Airbus A380 Wing fabrication  facility.  A large purpose built factory with impressive automation of drilling bolting and riveting.  The tour highlighted the manufacturing  method and flow of the wing through part machining assembly checking and delivery to the assembly plant in Toulousse.