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Advanced Engineering 2018


Headline Strategic Partners

Composites UK is the trade association for the UK composites industry.

The association acts to encourage continuous growth and development of the industry, promoting the best-practice use of composites materials. Its role is to bring companies throughout the supply chain together creating partnerships, as-well-as creating a unified voice to drive the industry forward, benefiting all of those involved.

Composites UK encourages members to be active – to get involved, ask questions, help others – and does so through offering members access to benefits in the categories of knowledge, support, network and growth.

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NetComposites is your partner for improving your composite products and processes. From our in-house material development centre, our experienced team of scientists and engineers is ready to support you with expert advice, trials, prototyping, testing and business support.

Our cutting edge conferencing connects you with your supply chain and customers. Affordable, accessible training courses equip your staff with the knowledge they need to work efficiently.

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Supporting Associations

The Engineering Integrity Society is a long-established charitable society, focusing on the areas of fatigue, testing and durability. It offers a unique forum for industrial engineers to exchange ideas and experience. Since its foundation in 1985 the Society has made an important contribution to engineering science, holding major National and International Conferences, organising and co-ordinating specialist task groups and presenting technical seminars. The EIS organises seminars, exhibitions and training programmes, which are valued for their informal yet informed character. The Society also holds an annual Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing exhibition, including forums on topics of current interest to engineers. 

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GTMA is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.

We have a committed strategy to focus on major market sector opportunities, from aerospace and automotive to medical and marine.

Our work with OEMs and Tier 1s has seen initiatives to raise standards in our membership base which is now seen as a valuable resource for buyers building manufacturing supply chains.

These initiatives include the launch three years ago of the Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC) specifically dedicated to providing supply chain solutions.

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As a Trade Association, The SEA endeavour to be the voice that represents our members in areas surrounding legislation and government that affect our ability to produce and compete successfully in an increasingly competitive global market. We are very proud of the contribution that the UK treatment industries have made to current technology employed around the world and as an association, we work tirelessly to offer our members the very best advice and assistance in all aspects of their activities.

Environmental and Health & Safety issues dominate our industry as legislation continues to be passed down from the EU without any real consideration of its impact on day to day operations. The SEA has been instrumental in making sure that members are kept informed of these changes and are well represented in various forums to protect our members' interests.

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The North West Aerospace Alliance represents the cluster of Aerospace companies in the North West of England. The NWAA Cluster is the fourth largest in the world with 230 member companies and a turnover in excess of £7billion representing one third of the UK’s Aerospace Industry. The NWAA’s mission is to support our members from the aerospace defence sectors in three key areas; supply chain development, skills and innovation. Our work consistently raises the international profile of our members and positions the region as a global centre of excellence.

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The UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) actively represents member company’s interests both at home and overseas.Representing the majority of the UK Lubricants Industry, the UKLA is actively engaged with other trade associations on matters impacting the industry through participation in consultation, representation and lobbying to UK and European Government and industry authorities. In addition to our core representation role and activity, we also provide our membership with industry networking events and knowledge sharing, through training, seminars, communications on industry developments and relevant legislation.

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Headline Media Partners

Since its launch at the 2006 Farnborough Airshow, Aerospace Manufacturing has grown to become the leading B2B publication focusing on the design, production and supply chain of the civil and defence aerospace sectors.

Published 10 times each year, the magazine provides news and exclusive features on the latest technologies, along with comment from key organisations and industry figureheads.

Distributed to 14,280 industry professionals within Europe, Aerospace Manufacturing’s informed editorial content serves as a regular source of information for those within the industry making decisions that will shape the aircraft of tomorrow.

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Circulated to an ABC-audited readership of 10,023, Composites in Manufacturing (CiM) delivers the latest news, product developments, topical features, application stories and event previews from across the UK composites industry every quarter.

Published 5 times a year, each issue of CiM will include exclusive application stories reporting on the latest news affecting the aerospace, automotive/auto sport, construction, marine, medical, military, sports equipment, wind energy/power generation and railway industries.

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The editorial team on Production Engineering Solutions is dedicated to covering all of the technological areas pertinent to mechanical and production engineers everywhere. Machine tools, tooling, quality, workholding, sheet metalworking, computer aided engineering and e-enabled manufacturing are all regularly featured along with vital services offered by the UK’s leading subcontract specialists. With an ABC-audited circulation of over 15,000 recipients, this mix of information provides the readers – key decision makers within the industry – with the knowledge and insight required to make informed engineering choices.

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Supporting Media

AviTrader has become the leading electronic source for up-to-date commercial aviation news. Since launching in 2005, AviTrader Publications has expanded to produce daily, weekly and monthly products providing our readership with breaking news, global perspective and exclusive insight into the topics that most concern the worldwide aviation community.

In addition to the AviTrader DAILY NEWS ALERT, AviTrader WEEKLY AVIATION HEADLINES and the AviTrader MRO e-magazine, AviTrader also publishes a weekly Aircraft and Engine Marketplace, available in a convenient pdf format.

Our publications are all available free-of-charge and delivered straight to your inbox, every day, week and month, all year round. 

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CERAMIC APPLICATIONS is the platform for advances in the development of ceramic components and systems for sustainable, economic applications in their wide range of industrial sectors. Design engineers need regular updates on innovative applications of ceramic materials as they can provide extraordinary combinations of mechanical, electrical, thermal and chemical properties for enhanced system engineering.

CERAMIC APPLICATIONS heightens awareness for the strengths of ceramic components on a broad, technically detailed basis and provides a medium to exchange professional expertise, knowledge and ideas.

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Lube Magazine is published by the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) and is the Official Journal of UEIL – the European lubricants industry organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. UKLA is the UK Delegation to UEIL. Lube is a bi-monthly magazine provided free to qualified subscribers. It is distributed to readers in 119 countries and via relevant sector Trade Events.

Lube includes European and worldwide features and technical articles on: Automotive and Industrial sector developments; Metalworking Fluids; Automotive and Industrial Greases; Base Oil issues; the impact of new and modified product specifications; forthcoming legislation; industry news; profiles; plus a 'Forthcoming Events' diary.

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In the market for a new or used machine tool? Then you’ll find it in Machinery Market, the leading weekly news magazine for new and used machinery – in print and digital formats as well as online via our website. With in-depth news plus extensive advertising for new or used machinery and equipment from around the world, it is the essential source of information for the engineering industry every week.

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Launched in 2003, MTI magazine provides a simple and expedient method of facilitating used machine tool transactions, and boasts an international monthly magazine circulation of 20,000. The complementary MTI websites and not only host a digital version of the magazine but many other advanced features such as videos of the latest machines for sale.

In print and online, MTI’s use of full colour machine photo panels, offered at low cost, together with the first real weekly international circulation, has revolutionised the way used machine tools are bought and sold

With a global circulation that stretches across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Far East as well as the UK, Western Europe and North America, MTI addresses the needs of a truly worldwide manufacturing audience, whatever the language.

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Process Engineering Control & Manufacturing is a lively, engaging, insightful independent publication that targets over 300,000 specifiers. The publication offers practical advice & solutions on the technical and management challenges faced by engineers and managers in the process & manufacturing industries.

Every issue of the magazine contains the latest news, in-depth features, together with the latest product innovations, case studies showing how process engineers are implementing new technologies to reduce costs and the impact on the environment.

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Inside Composites is a digital news and information platform, which publishes daily news, comment, features, interviews and reports on the composites sector. Its unique free content is complemented by customisable daily news alerts and weekly e-newsletters.

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Innovation in textiles delivers unique news content, comment and features on new products, processes and technologies for the technical textiles industry. This dynamic website, where all content is free to access, was created in 2009 as a fresh alternative to traditionally printed trade magazines and continues to enjoy a growing following year on year.

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Founded in 2006 MTD Ltd is now the UK's leading online marketing portal for machine tool and tooling suppliers in the UK.

Boasting over 1000 visitors every day MTD works tirelessly to provide a platform that engineers can use to save time and money when purchasing machinery and accessories.

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Prototype Today is an informational resource website for prototyping, 3d printing, and manufacturing videos, news and events. The site contains over 6000 videos broken down into 60+ categories for easy access. There are also over 5500 articles and press releases available to search by a variety of criteria including company, most recent, tags, most popular and by month.

For more than 50 years Reinforced Plastics magazine has been providing designers, manufacturers and end-users of composite products impartial and informed information on the global composites industry. Each issue of the magazine brings you the latest business, technology and applications news, plus feature articles covering topical and technical issues in more detail.

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As well as our three main areas of focus – precision robots, collaborative robots and next generation automation – RoboPro will examine the investment scene surrounding the industry. Investors are on the hunt for global growth situations that span robotics and automation applications. And these range across all the key industrial areas, from technology, manufacturing, transportation, defence and healthcare. And although the robotics sector is changing on an almost daily basis, we should remember that it is still at an early age.

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