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Four shows within one

30 September 2016

Engineering professionals will have plenty to see at Advanced Engineering, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 2nd and 3rd November 2016. 

The show, which has become the hub for the high performance engineering sector, brings together OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to meet and do business with all levels of the engineering supply chain. Visitors will have access to leading international suppliers who will showcase their latest products and innovations to the UK market. With more than 700 companies anticipated to exhibit, it is set to have its largest exhibitor base yet. 

Featuring four ‘shows within a show’, Advanced Engineering will span key industry sectors, including aerospace, automotive, motorsport, marine, civil engineering, performance metals and composite materials. This dynamic combination allows visitors to interact with peers whilst encouraging the cross-pollination of skills across all industries. 

Automotive Engineering 

With 2.6 million new cars registered in 2015, and the number expected to rise in 2016, it is no wonder there is a need for an event like Automotive Engineering. It brings together some of the best and brightest from the UK’s auto community, offering numerous opportunities to do business and find the very latest technologies from leading automotive suppliers. 

Visitors will be able to see presentations from the likes of Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover and Magna International, and will have access to big name exhibitors such as SMMT, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, North East Automotive Alliance, MIA and National Instruments.

Aero Engineering 

The UK aerospace industry employs almost 130,000 people and has grown by 39% since 2010, boasting a turnover of £31 billion. It has also been tasked to deliver new technologies to ensure that the next generation of civil aircraft is cleaner, quieter and more efficient than ever. With this in mind, Aero Engineering will feature a plethora of key industry suppliers and research institutes, many of whom are committed to finding new developments and innovations within the aerospace industry, including aero structures; power plants; R&D; materials and production.  

Sessions taking place at this dedicated conference include presentations from the likes of ADS, North West Aerospace Alliance, British Institute of Non Destructive Testing, HVM Catapult, RAPRA, Airbus, ATI, National Aerospace Technology Programme, National Physical Laboratory and many more.   

Performance Metals Engineering

Performance Metals Engineering is one of the fastest-growing areas of Advanced Engineering, which is not surprising given the performance metals industry is worth £2.6 billion a year to the UK economy. The show provides the latest information and trends for those involved in casting, extrusion, stamping and forging processes. Plus, it also caters to the areas of powder metallurgy, friction drilling, sheet forming processes, metal surface engineering and many more. 

There will be a number of educational sessions taking place at its dedicated conference, which will include presentations from Aluminium Federation, Association of Industrial Laser Users, Metalysis, Confederation of British Metalforming, MICAS Simulations Ltd and Uddeholm UK. 

Composites Engineering

The total global composites market is estimated to be worth £80 billion and in the UK alone, the market for affordable composites for just the automotive industry, is predicted to grow to in excess of £3 billion by 2030, demonstrating the magnitude of this sector. For those interested in the ever-changing world of advanced materials, Composites Engineering will highlight the latest breakthroughs in composite materials, the most up-to-date equipment used to produce the composites and the research and development that takes place at every level of the industry. 

Visitors will have access to leading organisations in the field including Composites UK, PREA Ltd, Swift Composites, NetComposites and Gazechim Composites UK. Presentation themes that will be covered include large structures, nanocomposites, sport & leisure, thermoplastic composites and affordable composites.