June 20, 2023


On Monday 19th June, the Master Cutler & Hallamshire Mistress had a busy day visiting manufacturing companies located in the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. They visited four different companies, each showcasing the innovative and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, projects and plans.



The Master Cutler and Hallamshire Mistress were hosted by Steve Belcher at McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield. During the visit, they were given a tour of the state-of-the-art facility and learned about the technology used throughout the centre. Thank you to all involved at McLaren for hosting the event.

Castings Technology International Ltd (CTI)

Following the visit to McLaren, the Master & Hallamshire Mistress were pleased to attend Castings Technology International Ltd to celebrate with them on their 100th anniversary. It was an honour for both the Master Cutler & Hallamshire Mistress to be a part of such a special moment for CTI. The celebration is a remarkable achievement and was also attended by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, the Mayor of Rotherham and Richard Caborn. The day involved a factory tour which was fascinating to hear about the journey of the company.  Raising the company’s 100th anniversary flag, cutting the ribbon, and the cake were all momentous occasions that the Master Cutler was honoured to be a part of. Thank you to Kevin Parkin and Richard Cook for hosting the event. Well done and congratulations to all at Castings Technology International Ltd.


After, the Master Cutler and Hallamshire Mistress were delighted to visit Metlase, it was wonderful to hear all about the journey of the company, their projects and plans for the future. Some of the solutions they have engineered for companies have been really game changing and it is so incredible to have such innovative companies in our region. Thank you so much to Richard Gould and Mat Marsh for hosting us and well done to all the team at Metlase.

Addition – Design + Additive Manufacturing 

Finally, the Master and Hallamshire Mistress visited Addition, with over 25 years in industrial design and additive manufacturing expertise. Their products range from consumer goods to industrial products and medical devices, they also have several patents in 3D printing. The Master Cutler & Hallamshire Mistress saw firsthand the potential of additive manufacturing to revolutionise the way products are designed, developed, and produced.


The day was a great success and showcased the cutting-edge technology and expertise in these companies. Thank you to all for your hospitality, both the Master Cutler & Hallamshire Mistresses enjoyed learning about the different companies, products and services, and their importance within engineering and manufacturing in the South Yorkshire Region and UK.