Manufacturing industry leaders to launch innovations at Advanced Engineering

~ The latest technologies, innovations and trends showcased at the NEC this October 30 and 31 ~

Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest annual exhibition for manufacturers and supply chain professionals takes place this week. On October 30 and 31 at the NEC, Birmingham, industry leaders in composites, medical device, automotive, aerospace and digital manufacturing will gather to offer their insights on the future of the industry.

See for yourself

Advanced Engineering prides itself on hosting some of the most exciting show floor features available at any event. These feature exhibits give attendees the opportunity to see, touch and experience some of the world’s leading engineering projects in action.

Visitors will be able to interact with technologies such as the NIO ES8 car. This high-performance electric flagship SUV is a mobile living space on wheels that has an in car intelligent AI system and an advanced driving assistant system to redefine car ownership.

WMG are also visiting from the University of Warwick to showcase the new design of incredibly lightweight Very Light Rail (VLR). This vehicle frame is weaved or braided from carbon fibre composites to create a lightweight structure that is also easily repairable, durable and long lasting. Visitors will also see the launch of the next generation of foldable bike. Cyclopic features wheels without spokes, has wheels that swing to fold the bike in five seconds and weighs about 11lb, which is half the weight of an average pedal bike.


Lightbulb moment

Over the two days companies will launch innovative products and ideas across the show floor. Lightbulbs have been added to exhibitor stands that are exhibiting innovative products or ideas, to make sure that visitors do not miss a thing.

The dedicated Enabling Innovation zone sponsored by PA Consulting will also host the ten small businesses shortlisted for their disruptive technologies. The zone will showcase technologies such as the first quad-acting compression device for thermal management, the world’s first portable, splash-proof, battery powered acoustic camera and equipment that can enable 3D weaving of composite materials.


Industry expertise

For 2019, the event has secured a wealth of industry professionals to participate in the 5 free Open Forums. Join discussions on the latest innovations, technologies, digitalisation, additive manufacturing, automation, sustainability and low carbon vehicles as well as other key issues within the engineering industry.

Five of the zones have dedicated open forums where representatives from associations, media and industry leading companies will present on topics that are disrupting their relevant industries.

On day one of the Aero Engineering Forum, Alex Hickson, Head of Technology in Structures, Manufacturing and Materials at ATI will give the first keynote presentation on the Future of Aerospace Structures and Manufacturing. Sarah Cruddas, Space Journalist and Broadcaster will deliver the keynote presentation in the Space Engineering and Technology Transfer session.

The Automotive Engineering open forum begins on day one with a Pecha Kucha and a keynote presentation from Alan Banks, Lightweight Innovation Structures Manager at Ford Motor Company on composite lightweight automotive systems.

Other keynote presentations include Ken Smart, Executive Director – Business Strategy and CLF Chair at McLaren Automotive Ltd on day one of the Composites Engineering Forum. Simon Keogh, UK Head of Factory Automation at Siemens Digital Industry will speak at the Connected Manufacturing Forum on how businesses can realise Industry 4.0.

Advanced Engineering takes place on October 30 to 31, 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. To meet the speakers, innovators and industry leaders, register for a free badge prior to Advanced Engineering by visiting: Advanced Engineering Registration.

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