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Advanced Engineering 2017: Show Floor Features Take Centre Stage

Advanced Engineering 2017: Show Floor Features Take Centre Stage

  • Tuesday, 24th October 2017
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Advanced Engineering 2017 has announced the show floor features that will be on display during the two-day exhibition and conference on 1-2 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

These include a hydrogen powered car, the latest in aircraft landing gear, a battery made 100% from recycled materials and a Libralato hybrid engine.

Visitors will see a variety of technology and materials from exhibitors as well as the show floor features that will be in various locations around the different zones. These include:

Aceleron – Low cost energy storage: A battery storage module made from 100% recycled materials including repurposed batteries which demonstrates how much energy and carbon savings can be made.

Riversimple – Hydrogen-powered electric vehicle: Riversimple’s Rasa prototype, which is reportedly capable of travelling 300 miles on a full tank of hydrogen, was designed to be as ecologically friendly as possible. Water is the only bi-product expelled from the exhaust. The vehicle incorporates an interior trim made from recycled plastic bottles and lightweight materials such as a carbon composite chassis.

Scott Bader – Caterham car: A Caterham car will be on show that has used Scott Bader’s Crestapol resin, which comes in two forms: glass reinforced plastic and carbon fibre reinforced plastic.

Safran – Landing gear: An innovative solution for a diverse range of aircraft which is reliable and robust, as well as weight efficient and environmentally responsible, thus providing overall value across the full life of an aircraft programme.

Elemental – Rp1 car: A light, strong and fast car. The tub and chassis weighs only 75 kg and the whole car weighs just 540 kg, which in turn improves speed and performance. The Rp1’s 550 bhp per tonne and 750 Nm per tonne are class leading. Although the car is light, Elemental optimised every part and employed cutting edge design, manufacturing and materials technology, to create exceptional structural rigidity and meets FIA side impact standards.

REAP – Bike: A UK-made carbon bike with high speed made possible with the use of composite materials. Partnered with Bentley, Gibbs and Boeing, these bikes have been made by experts in aerodynamics.

Libralato – Hybrid engine: A new kind of rotary engine with a new thermodynamic cycle. It is predicted to be the most efficient compact engine in the world – at least as efficient as a diesel engine using gasoline yet half the size and weight. Rigorous testing and analysis has proven that the engine’s nine-phase cycle is capable of exceptionally high efficiency and low emissions.

Contra Electric Propulsion Ltd – Test bed: Contra-rotating propellers driven by electric motors is thought to be a world first and after being fitted to a test rig, tests were successful and herald the start of a full trials programme. The test bed will be on display.

Transfiniti – Transmission (PPSI): An infinitely variable transmission with individual wheel speed and direction vectoring capability. This new transmission can offer a step change in vehicle performance, economy, fuel efficiency, handling and safety as well as reducing CO2 and noise emissions.

Cristex – Urban Land Rover: A Land Rover using composites processing technology from Cristex, which will show up close the use of visible cosmetic grade carbon fibre.

University of Wolverhampton – Formula 3 Morgan car: The Morgan Motor Company and University of Wolverhampton announced a partnership in March that will enhance student experience and future product development through motorsport.

“We’re very excited about this year’s exhibition,” says Alison Willis, Industrial Divisional Director at Easyfairs, the Event Organiser. “With pre-registration higher than this time last year and a wealth of names confirmed as exhibitors and conference speakers, such as Boeing, Nissan, Hexcel and Dassault Systèmes, we are set to have two interesting days! The show floor features this year are innovative and mostly focused on sustainable methods of travel, which is key to the ever-changing world of advanced engineering. Not only are these features great to look at but they are built by forward-thinking companies who are changing their industries.”

Advanced Engineering 2017 comprises five co-locating zones:

  • Aero Engineering;
  • Composites Engineering;
  • Automotive Engineering;
  • Performance Metals Engineering; and
  • Connected Manufacturing – new for 2017.

The show is the place where the UK supply chain meets face-to-face with engineering management, spanning process, control and plant industries, R&D, design, test, production and procurement from OEMs, integrators and top tier industry players within multiple industries.

Advanced Engineering 2017 is newly Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-accredited for this year by the CPD Certification Service. Recognised by employers, which complements the policies of professional institutes and academic bodies, it also acknowledges the effective professional development visitors of the conference can gain. Visitors will broaden their knowledge around the various advanced engineering sectors and the technical topics that will be discussed.

Now in its ninth year, the show is set for record breaking visitor numbers, Easyfairs reports, bringing together over 600 firms, all looking to source, specify and invest in the most up-to-date products and explore the latest industry innovations.

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