Feature exhibits


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See, touch and experience the latest technologies

At Advanced Engineering we pride ourselves on our ability to host some of the most exciting show floor features available at any engineering event. In contrast to the commercially-focused 500+ exhibitors on the show floor, the feature exhibits provide industry attendees with the opportunity to see, touch and experience some of the world’s leading engineering projects in action!

Confirmed 2019 feature exhibits include:


Weaved design of Very Light Rail

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has worked with partners, to create a new design of incredibly lightweight Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicle frame which is weaved, or braided, from carbon fibre composites into a series of tubes to create a first prototype demonstrator frame.

Working with the lightweight structural composite components company Far, and Transport Design International Ltd in Stratford upon Avon the demonstrator can be easily assembled by adhesive and simple welding.

Dr Darren Hughes Associate Professor in Materials and Manufacturing at WMG at the University of Warwick said:

“Our BRAINSTORM VLR research partnership has achieved significant weight-saving, allowing VLR services to accommodate more passengers while reducing the energy required to propel the vehicle and the weight stress it will place on its rails and road surface.”

“The technology also ensures that the vehicle is tough for a long life in service, easily repairable when accidents happen and strong enough to protect the passengers on board.”


The Cyclopic bike

An electric penny farthing has been unveiled in London as the next generation of foldable bike.

Cyclopic features a large front and small rear wheel without spokes, which swing around to snap inside one another.

Its creators, South Bank University graduates Alan Rallings and Rishi Haraniya, say it is the world’s first spokeless electric bike and can be folded up “in five seconds”.

They presented their design at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders conference in Westminster yesterday. Its grey aluminium frame sits on two puncture-proof solid tyres and weighs about 11lb — around half the weight of the average pedal bike.


NIO ES8 car

The NIO ES8 is a High-Performance Electric Flagship SUV. It is a mobile living space on wheels with performance in its DNA. Both the on-board NIO Pilot system, an advanced driving assistant system, and in-car intelligent AI system NOMI redefine the car ownership experience.


Formula 3 - Student car

The launch event saw team sponsors, students and staff gather together to see the new livery for the very first time ahead of the first race of the 2019 season.

For the past three years, UWR has taken a top three position in the national F3 Cup Driver’s Championship.

As the only University competing in the MSVR F3 Cup, UWR is taking part in all 18 rounds of the competition at world famous tracks including Brands Hatch, home of the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, and Donington Park.

An investment of £10 million in the University’s engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus in Priorslee has created world class education facilities for engineering students including industry standard design, development and testing facilities. Students from across the School of Engineering and the wider University test, prepare and race the cars, learning all the skills required to be part of the highly competitive world of motorsport.

UWR takes part in the F3 Cup Championship, the IMechE Formula Student competition, the British Hillclimb Championship (driven by University of Wolverhampton Honorary Graduate, Graham Wynn OBE) and also race three Morgan development cars in the AR Morgan Challenge on behalf of the Morgan Motor Company.

New feature exhibits announced weekly, check back regularly for updates.