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12th July 2017, Devon

Rise of composite materials continues

Now in its ninth year, the Composites Engineering Show brings together over 700 firms. © Inside Composites Advanced Engineering 2017 has announced that its Composites zone was over 90% full, with only 10 stands remaining, with companies such as Meggitt Polymers and Composites and Hexcel participating in the event. The Composites Engineering zone has already attracted leading names from the industry, including Mercedes Amg F1 and 3M Advanced Materials UK, who will be looking to meet and do business with other industry individuals.

The show has established itself as one of the most important composite raw material, design, processing and applications events. New for this year are: a dedicated zone for industry 4.0, Connected Manufacturing; an expanded zone for start-ups sponsored by Magna International; and a brand new co-locating show, Lab Innovations, for laboratory manufacturers and suppliers.

Advanced Engineering 2017 also announced a competition to all exhibitors with prizes for those who bring the most visitors to the 2017 show through registering using their trackable link. The two exhibitors who bring the most visitors will win a free 6sqm stand in the 2018 show and a free full-page advert in the 2018 show guide, organisers report.

Visitors will see cutting edge technology and materials, including: raw materials and chemicals; semi-finished and intermediate products; composites design, analysis and simulation; trade processors and fabricators; processing technology equipment; tooling and ancillaries; composites machining and joining; composite assembly and automation technology; composites finishing technologies; composites maintenance and recycling; composites training; and more.

Rise of composite materials

The rise of composite materials continues across an ever-increasing number of applications. The advances provided by composite materials within automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, construction and oil and gas, are revolutionising businesses and benefiting millions of people.

“The composites industry is growing at a fantastic rate, and the Composites Engineering zone is the place to be to see the latest technological developments. These are revolutionising a raft of markets, from planes, trains and automobiles, through to oil and gas; benefitting millions of people worldwide who consume these products – which means practically everyone on the planet,” said Alison Willis, industrial divisional director at Easyfairs.

“And the industry shows no sign of slowing down. This year, as in previous years, we will welcome thousands of visitors and exhibitors whose businesses are in composites. Come along and see for yourself the fantastic industry we have.”

Advanced Engineering

“This will be our seventh year exhibiting at the Composites Engineering Show. We wouldn’t miss it. It is the place to be to experience at first hand the latest the industry has to offer. So, sign up for a ticket, put the dates in your diary and come and see for yourself the wide range of composites engineering innovations the UK has to offer. That includes Rockwood Composites, and we’re on stand M140,” said Mark Crouchen, managing director of Rockwood Composites.

Organised by Easyfairs, the Composites Engineering Show, which is one of five zones of Advanced Engineering 2017, takes place from 1-2 November at the NEC Birmingham. It is the UK's largest annual gathering of composites professionals. It connects the entire supply chain of the UK’s advanced engineering industry with RandD, design, test, production and procurement from large and small companies, through to top tier industry players in a two-day free to attend exhibition and high-level conference.

Now in its ninth year, the Composites Engineering Show brings together over 700 firms, as well as thousands of engineers, procurement managers and senior decision makers from large and small companies – all looking to source, specify and invest in the most up-to-date products and explore the latest industry innovations.

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