Advanced Engineering 2016 - National Exhibition Centre, 02 - 03 November 2016

The UK's largest meeting place for advanced engineering professionals
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See the latest advanced engineering technology in action with our on-floor Feature Displays

In addition to its 700+ exhibiting suppliers and partners, Advanced Engineering gives you the opportunity to see, touch and experience some of the world’s leading engineering projects in action!


Typical Features hosted at previous events have included:

  • Sail Rocket 2 – The fastest sailing boat on the planet
  • MK3 Libralato Engine – the world’s first 1-stroke engine, and a game changing technology for affordable hybrid vehicles
  • Airbus A350 landing gear; and A320 with EGTS Video Display, from Safran Messier Dowty
  • Boeing 787 landing gear from Safran Messier Dowty
  • Flexible displays, printed electronics from Plastic Logic, Printed Electronics Ltd and more
  • Suzuki Hydrogen Scooter
  • Sensing technology applications
  • 3D printed push bike
  • Range Rover Car body
  • Ariel Atom Titanium Chassis
  • Formula E Battery from Williams Advanced Engineering

and many more...

New features for 2016

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Sapa supporting designers of the future

Sapa is the world’s leading manufacturer of Aluminium extrusion and has strong and essential relationships in Advanced Engineering industries. Extrusion, finishing, cutting and fabrication including welding, assembly and 12 metre CNC machining are just some of the in-house facilities that the business can offer.

Sapa’s success is largely to do with material – aluminium, which is not only a light solution; it is the right solution for many applications.

In addition to supporting designers of today, Sapa Profiles UK sponsors a Young Designers Competition which is aimed at final year design students at UK universities.  The objective is to encourage students to work with aluminium and exploit the design capabilities and possibilities the material allows, its physical and mechanical properties, ease of fabrication and recyclability at the end of a products’ service life.

Sapa has close working relationships with a number of UK Universities and submissions are sought which are subsequently judged for innovation and commercial viability. The winners are awarded certificates and cash prizes and the ‘best of the best’ are displayed on the Sapa-sponsored Young Designers Showcase at Advanced Engineering.

Hannah Nash, marketing executive and one of the coordinators of the competition with Sapa Profiles comments;

“The Sapa competition is an initiative intended to raise the awareness and understanding of young designers regarding the features, benefits and possibilities of design using aluminium extrusions. We encourage and welcome all UK Universities to engage with the programme, which is much more than a design competition. In addition to the offer of industrial visits, guest lectures, and a technical support, the display at the UK’s leading engineering event is designed to give the designers and engineers of the future a platform to display their own creative abilities to potential employers and/or investors – indeed, I am aware that a number of the students whose work has been on display at the NEC have gained jobs as a direct result of their involvement in the programme”.

To find out more and to take part contact:

Hannah Nash: hannah.nash@sapagroup.com

Laurie Prescott: laurieprescott@shawandunderwood.co.uk

Simon Trott:  simontrott@shawandunderwood.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 454 5584

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