PECM Issue 23 2016 - Page 25

Composites Engineering Show For those interested in the everchanging world of advanced materials, the Composites Engineering Show will highlight the latest breakthroughs in composite materials, the most upto-date equipment used to produce the composites and the research & Aero Engineering Show The UK aerospace industry has been tasked to deliver new technologies to ensure that the next generation of civil aircraft is cleaner, quieter and more efficient than ever. development that takes place at every level of the industry. The UK’s only dedicated composite materials, design and processing event will host an array of exhibitors, many of whom will be using the show to present their latest technologies to the UK market, including Composites With this in mind, the Aero Engine ering UK, PREA Ltd, Swift Composites Show will feature a plethora of key Ltd, NetComposites, Irish Centre for industry suppliers and research institutes, Composites Research (IComp), epm many of whom are committed to finding Technology, Scott Bader and Gazechim new developments and innovations within Composites UK. the aerospace industry, including aero structures; power plants; R&D; materials and production. Sessions taking place at its dedicated conference include: ‘Manufacturing Confidence through Product Verification’ from Phil Cooper, National Product Verification Programme Leader at National Physical Laboratory and ‘Inclusive Engineering’ by Dawn Bonfield, Chief Executive of the Women's Engineering Society. Performance Metals Engineering The performance metals industry is worth £2.6 billion a year to the UK economy. It is Sessions that will take place at its conference include: ‘Simulation and virtual design for manufacturing technology of high performance metal parts’ by Dr Nikolay Biba, Technical Manager at MICAS Simulations Ltd. Dave MacLellan, Executive Secretary at the Association of Industrial Laser Users, will then explore ‘Better by laser: Saving weight, money and time with lasers in manufacturing’. Exhibitors More than just a conference, the UK’s largest annual engineering trade show 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. therefore no wonder that the Performance Metals Engineering show is one of the fastest-growing areas of Advanced Engineering UK. The show provides the latest information and trends for those involved in casting, extrusion, stamping and forging processes. It also caters to the areas of powder metallurgy, friction drilling, sheet forming processes, metal surface engineering and many more. It features four ‘shows within a show’ – Automotive Engineering Show, Aero Engineering Show, Composites Engineering Show and Performance Metals Engineering.