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Northern showcase for manufacturing

14 July 2014

Following a successful debut last year, the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Show returns to Manchester’s EventCity on 1st and 2nd October 2014 and is again drawing strong support from all over the UK.

The event has adopted the same format as the successful Southern Manufacturing Show and, after a very respectable turnout last year, 2014 has an exhibitor list that will be about 20% longer than 2013.

For those looking to invest in machinery, Northern Manufacturing offers a chance to see working exhibits from some of the biggest names in the business gathered in one venue. Major global machinery makers and dealers, such as Amada, Bystronic, Haas Automation, Yamazaki Mazak, XYZ Machine Tools, 1st Machine Tool Accessories and many more, are exhibitors at both the Northern and Southern events. The show's Machinery Area makes it possible for visitors to see most of these state-of-the-art machines being put through their paces.

Northern 2014 will also be a useful place to investigate other types of essential production equipment, from high-tech metrology to industrial lighting. Faro Technologies, a regular exhibitor at both events, returns to Northern in 2014 along with many other well know names such as Renishaw, Nikon Metrology, Olympus, Carl Ziess and Delcam. Mecwash will once again be showcasing its aqueous component degreasing machines, while Trumpf will be on hand to demonstrate its range of tooling and machinery. Treston exhibits examples from its wide range of industrial furniture, EDL Lighting will feature its range of industrial LED luminaires, and flooring specialists Flowcrete and Ecotile Flooring will provide some ideas for high-performance floor coverings.

Some of the other interesting firms present this year include Allday Time Systems, providers of employee time recording since 1910. Air Liquide, a leading provider of gases for industry, health and the environment, exhibits for the first time. Foam Techniques will showcase its range of high performance foam materials employed in a variety of applications from medical to packaging. There are also a substantial number of OEM part manufacturers exhibiting. Kabelschlepp Metool provides a wide range of cable supports used in machine building and automation applications. Bernstein returns with its range of machine safety sensors. Trans-tronic is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of wound components and Itron (UK) will show examples from its EMC-resistant glass products.

Sub-contract services is the other key area covered by both Southern and Northern Manufacturing. Once again, there is no lack of variety or selection in the solutions on offer to visitors. Machining and fabrication contractors include DJJ Precision Engineering, Orbital Fabrications, Jenks & Cattell, Serious Engineering, Dawson Precision Components and lots of others. 

Combined with the thousands of components and products on show, Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is additionally an excellent spot to pick-up new know-how, courtesy of the free technical seminar programme that runs over both days of the show. A set of one-hour sessions delivered by experts in their relevant fields touches on a range of technical and business topics including CE Marking, product development, negotiation skills, the impact of additive manufacturing and quality assurance techniques. Presenters include CE Marking Association, Lucid Innovation and OptimumFX. The full programme and pre-registration is available on the show’s website at www.industrynorth.co.uk.

Admittance to Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2014 is free to business visitors, and EventCity features 3000 totally free on-site car parking spaces, with quick access by road, rail or air. To register online for free tickets, or to find out about exhibiting, visit www.industrynorth.co.uk.