Running from 6th – 8th June at the NEC Birmingham the Advanced Manufacturing Show 2017 (AMS) is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in finding out about and specifying the latest manufacturing technology.
The event, which runs every two years offers visitors the opportunity to meet suppliers, view live demonstrations, and benchmark and source the latest technologies. Product areas on show include machine tools, tooling and work-holding equipment, additive manufacturing systems and specialist metrology solutions.
For exhibitors, the show offers an opportunity to meet with senior buyers fro across industry and rub shoulders with key decision makers from the Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, F1/Motorsport, Oil & Gas, Medical sectors.
The 2017 event looks set to build on the success of its last outing with many of the big names from 2015 eagerly awaiting this year’s iteration.
One company hoping to repeat the successes it enjoyed in 2015 is Renishaw.
Reflecting on the 2015 show UK national sales manager Jonathan Archer said, “We found the show to be well attended and by people working in our key target industries. We met with existing and potential new customers at the show and this resulted in a good amount of quality leads being taken by our sales team over the course of the show. “
At this year’s event as well as showcasing its well-established expertise in metrology, and promoting the benefits of its unique 5-axi probing technology, Archer said that Renishaw is particularly looking forward to demonstrating its expanded additive manufacturing product line and the exciting new system developments in that area.
Key technologies on display will b the RenAM 500M additive manufacturing system; the REVO-2 five-axis CMM measuring head; the newly launched XM-60 multi-axis calibrator and the Equator gauging system.
Commenting on his hopes for this year’s event Archer added, “We hope to further develop our relationships with existing customers and show new visitors the possibilities that Renishaw products can offer in terms of process control and productivity.”
Archer added that Renishaw’s emphasis on helping customers get te best form existing equipment will become increasingly relevant in the economically uncertain times ahead. “Political and economic changes in the UK and indeed the world have brought a certain degree of uncertainty to manufacturing companies across most industries,” he said, “and this has led to a continuing trend of many manufacturers looking to improve the products and processes that they already have in place. Our emphasis on getting the best from existing equipment and improving manufacturing processes aligns with our customers concerns.”
The Advanced Manufacturing Show represents the perfect event to meet the kind of visitors we aim our products at
Another key exhibitor returning to AMS is 3D scanning specialist Measurement Solutions which will be showcasing its expertise in automated inspection solutions using industrial robots. Managing Director Iain Caville is looking forward to building on a very successful 2016 at the show. “2016 was our return to AMS after trying various other shows.” he said. “We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and level of interest in our products and services, such that we had no hesitation to book a larger booth for 2017. The show works for us as it is not too long yet provides ample opportunity for visitors to see what they need to see.
These sentiments were echoed by Chris Davies, business development manager at Gloucester metrology specialist Aberlink. “The Advanced Manufacturing Show represents the perfect event to meet the kind of visitors we aim our products at,” he told The Engineer. “Each year, the number and quality of enquiries we receive has been excellent.”
As in 2015 – AMS will be running alongside Subcon – the UK’s only dedicated event for engineering contract and subcontract manufacturing, and The Engineer Design and Innovation Show.
Together the three shows provide a one-stop destination for the complete manufacturing cycle from concept to component, bringing together design engineering, product development, in-house production and outsourced supply chains.
Commenting on the value of the three events running alongside each other Tom Mongan, General Manager at Subcon Laser, said: “When the three shows first ran together two years ago, it ranked among the best events I have ever exhibited at. We were inundated with good-quality visitors and exceptional leads. It works very well having Subcon alongside the Advanced Manufacturing Show and The Engineer Design & Innovation Show because it brings together subcontract buyers, production engineers and designers under one roof. I have every expectation that this year’s event will be at least as good, if not better.”