Explore the future of technology at Micro Nano MEMS

Micro Nano MEMS returns for its ninth year on 26 and 27 September 2017 in Hall 1 at the NEC Birmingham as part of the annual Sensors & Instrumentation show. Attendees of Micro Nano MEMS will benefit from access to a dedicated seminar theatre, an exclusive exhibitor line-up and brand new feature areas.

Expert-led seminars

The Micro Nano MEMS seminar theatre will incorporate a programme of talks on topics at the forefront of the industry. Professor Yi Qin of the University of Strathclyde will present ‘Manufacture of micro/miniature components by FAST sintering and microforming’. Yi comments: “A new manufacturing process and facility for the fabrication of miniature/micro-components directly from powders will be presented. The manufacturing practicians and researchers, not limited to micro and nano-manufacturing, should attend to gain useful information on such an alternative technique.”

David Tolfree, vice president of MANCEF will present ‘The Future Role of Micro-Nanotechnologies in Industry 4.0’. David says: “The Micro Nano Mems seminar programme will provide reviews of developments in emergent technologies that have enabled the production of new products which will be drivers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, known as Industry 4.0.

“My talk will provide awareness of recent developments in miniaturisation technologies to help those who need to make investment decisions for the future.”

Aaron Johnson, vice president of marketing & customer strategy at Accumold will present ‘Pushing the Limits: Micro Moulding’. He comments: “With the pressure on design engineers to deliver smaller, lighter and more cost-effective components many are turning to micro injection moulding for support. Challenges often arise when designing for micro moulding that can present unforeseen road blocks. Questions like – What is micro moulding? How is it different from standard moulding? Or, what do I need to know to be successful at moulding a micro plastic part? – are commonly asked by engineers.

“Pushing the Limits: Micro Moulding will explore the answers to these and other pertinent questions. Other topics include: design guidelines, understanding the prototyping challenges, and the material selection process for micro moulding.”

‘A few examples of ALD, CVD and Nanomaterial applications’ will be presented by Nigel Matthews from Strem Chemicals UK Ltd. Nigel says: “The talk should be of interest to people and organisations interested in the manufacture of high integrity nano thickness films. In addition I have added some application data for interest on some currently available nano materials.

The event will provide people and organisations with an insight into current manufacturing techniques and applications of nanofabrication and nanomaterial uses.”

The full programme of seminars can be viewed at: www.micronanomems.com/seminar-programme-2017

Introducing Alfie

Alfie is a brand new feature at Sensors & Instrumentation 2017. Displaying the intricate mechanisms and technology required to operate a fully functional robot, Alfie is a humanoid robot with a difference. With the mechanics of the system left exposed, visitors will be able to see in inner workings alongside interacting with Alife. Explore the process behind building a robot and the applications of micro technology at this exciting new feature.

Visitors at Micro Nano MEMS will have full access to all of the feature areas at the Sensors & Instrumentation Show, including the Drone Zone Demo Area, the Formula 1 Car Simulator, sponsored by PR Electronics, Connecting Industry LIVE and the Innovation Showcase, sponsored by Bronkhorst. The first 200 visitors through the doors before 10am on both days of the event will be treated to a free breakfast, sponsored by Keller.

Register for your free entry badge at www.micronanomems.com

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