Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2014 – Manchester

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the free-to-attend industrial technology and electronics show, returns to EventCity, Manchester, after a successful launch last year. This year’s event takes place on October 1st and 2nd and promises to be the biggest and best show yet.

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is the largest exhibition serving the electronics, electrical components and manufacturing industries in the North. This year’s show, which hosts over 250 exhibitors, is anticipated to be 20% bigger than last, bringing even more exhibitors to its home in Manchester. The event promises to be a very interesting one for component buyers, design engineers and specifiers within the medical, automotive, military and aerospace industries. The wealth of electronics components, production, and automation will no doubt make it an interesting event for CIE readers to visit and learn. In fact, components were considered a significant reason for visiting the show last year, for 40% of all visitors. 

The show brings together a varied range of attractions from its demonstration areas to its seminar programme. The seminar programme is rich in high quality, engaging content and gives visitors the opportunity to meet and learn from industry experts. Technology, innovation, business management, marketing and the most recent legislation all feature in the Northern Manufacturing and Electronics Show’s extremely popular seminar sessions.

Seminars expected to be of high interest to CIE readers include; ‘Let’s sharpen your commercial negotiation skills’, by Stephen Ashcroft; CE Marking 2014 and Beyond by Peter Evans, of the CE Marketing Association; ‘Three simple steps to improve your manufacturing performance’ and ‘How to use design and new product development for commercial success’ by Samir Shah. ‘An introduction to 3D Print and the exciting benefits it brings to manufacturers’ is also likely to be a highly popular session.

The list of high profile exhibitors worth seeing includes DMS Technologies, LCL Electronics, SIC Ltd, Trans-Tronic Ltd and Haredata. However, this year introduces many new exhibitors, including Midas Components Ltd, who bring sunlight-readable TFTs, high resolution graphic LCDs, and new ultrasonic sensor ranges. Also in attendance are Pacer International that will be showcasing electroluminescent (EL), transparent EL and OLED technologies, and PowerPax, suppliers of power conversion products including a range of AC-DC power supplies. Companies launching brand new products at the event include, Lemo Ltd, introducing its tiny 6mm 5-way 00 series connector, and a new range of small diameter waterproof IP68 push-pull connectors, the T series, and Itron Ltd, with its range of VFD modules and EMI filter glass. Local businesses on display include UK Electronics Ltd that offers an electronics capability service, aimed at companies that outsource their PCB assembly, electronic design and test.

However, components are merely a part of a much larger show that encompasses everything connected with manufacturing industry. Robotics & automation, sensors, enclosures, test equipment, optical inspection, hand tools, storage and many others will all be on display. Technology trails lead attendees around the event, enabling them to make the most efficient use of time at the show. Subcontract services at the show include 3D design, electronic assembly, sub-contract manufacturing, tool making and production equipment. The show also features many big-name machinery manufacturers such as Amada, Bystronic and Haas Automation giving live demonstrations throughout the two-day event.

Business services are also widely available at the show. STEGTA, the training and apprenticeships facilitator will be in attendance to discuss all apprenticeship and training needs.  Trade bodies, such as the North West Aerospace Alliance will be onsite to give advice on subjects including funding and project delivery support. Finance support companies covering topics such as Asset Finance and Tax will be available and consultancies covering barcode solutions, waste management, electronic design and manufacturing software will be on hand to discuss their products and services. Furthermore, business support services such as graphic design, patent & trademark advice and printers are also in attendance. Companies providing industrial cleaning, industrial consumables, machine services, stock control products and  consumables are just some of the many companies on show from the works management and maintenance category.

Entry to Northern Manufacturing & Electronics and participation in the technical seminars is free. Simply register at . EventCity is the premier event and exhibition Center in the North, its location makes EventCity easily accessible by road and public transport from Manchester and its environs. EventCity has 3000 free on-site parking spaces.


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