07 January 2011
07 January 2011
Building on their success in 2010, the Aero Engineering and Composites Engineering Shows are set to become even more crucial events in the UK engineering calendar this year.
Co-located in 2011 at the NEC, Birmingham, on the 9th and 10th November, each will continue to provide a technology showcase and business forum for these crucial UK advanced engineering sectors, with major new expansion in exhibitors, visitors and content. They will also benefit from the synergies provided by two new co-locating events addressing the UKs advanced engineering capabilities: Energy Engineering 2011, and the Plastic Electronics Show 2011.
Following its hugely successful launch in September 2010, the Composites Engineering Show expands further in 2011 to consolidate its place as the UKs only annual exhibition showcase of suppliers and partners to the UKs rapidly growing composites design and manufacturing industries. 2011 has already been enjoying an impressive exhibitor booking rate, with organisations offering products and solutions across: raw materials; semi-finished products; design, analysis, simulation and processing technologies; composite parts, components and structures; equipment and ancillary services such as machining, tooling, joining, finishing, curing, testing and so on; as well as maintenance and recycling technologies.
Also new for 2011, attendees can listen to expert presentations on composites design and manufacturing, within a two-day programme of applications sessions delivered by composites customer groups, industry stakeholders, and in association with leading industry bodies, addressing: energy and renewables; automotive/mass transit; motorsport; defence; construction and civil engineering; medical/healthcare; aerospace/aviation; performance sports and leisure; plus consumer and industrial products.
Showcasing all levels of the UK composites value chain contributing to high volume consumer products through to high performance advanced engineered products, the show is intended for design, materials and manufacturing engineers from aerospace to automotive, motorsport, marine, civil engineering, defence, medical, energy, consumer and industrial products and so much more. With integrated B2B meetings, open technology forums and UK Strategic Briefing, the 2011 event is set to be the focal point for the UK composites sector.
The two new co-locating shows, Energy Engineering 2011 and the Plastic Electronics Show will ensure an interdisciplinary forum of technology and business opportunities across some of the UKs most important high growth advanced engineering sectors Aerospace, Composites, Energy Generation and Plastic Electronics.
Ian Stone states: Collectively hosted to form UK Advanced Engineering 2011, the four shows will provide a hugely synergetic showcasing of current and future technology, innovation and supply chain partners, supported by key business briefing and B2B networking opportunities.
The UKs future lies in advanced engineering and innovation. The challenge is ensuring that value chain partners, available technologies and supply chains are harnessed to deliver continuing commercial success for UK industry at home and abroad. UK Advanced Engineering 2011 will be a key facilitator providing a concentrated, energized annual platform for technical advancement and commercial supply chain capability and development in several high growth critical individual engineering sectors, at the same time encouraging vital cross-sector dialogue, technology and commercial transfer.
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Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
The UK's Engineering Industries Association (EIA) and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have received confirmation of government funding for UK engineering companies to exhibit at overseas trade shows.