Now in its eighth year and firmly established as the UK”s leading event for small and ultra-precision technology, Micro Nano MEMS opens its doors in Hall 3 at the NEC, Birmingham tomorrow (28th) and will run until Thursday
Exhibitors including Accumold, BAE Systems, Advance Technology Solutions, Celoplás S.A., euspen, IDB Technologies, Inex Microtechnology, JEMI, Laser Lines, Laser Micromachining, nano tech 2017 Japan, OpTek Systems, Optimax, Oxford Lasers, Physik Instrumente, Plasma Therm, Scitech Precision, Smart Systems Integration – and more- will showcase the latest technologies at the event tomorrow and Thursday.
Marcos Sampaio, technical manager for Celoplás, explains the company’s area of expertise. He says: “We have more than 25 years of experience on injection moulding and tools development. More recently good efforts have been made on the micro area as an opportunity identified on the markets it works for, mainly automotive, electronics, electrical, telecommunications and medical.
“This is our second year attending the show and again we are expecting to meet high quality visitors with highly challenging technological projects and show how our competences on micro-moulding and micro-manufacturing can fulfil and surprise them. We are proud to show the world our outstanding and emerging technologies on a microscale! Come and visit us on stand H10.”
The European Society for Precision Engineering & Nanotechnology will also be there. Business development manager, Dishi Phillips says the show is a good opportunity for the society to showcase its recently launched education programme ECP2 to the delegates and exhibitors attending the show. Dishi says that visitors will benefit from “opportunities for collaborating with euspen on events and activities and networking with the precision engineering community.”
Aaron Johnson, vice president of marketing & customer Strategy for Accumold comments: “The future is small, or should we say micro?! Fortunately for companies like Accumold, focusing on micro technologies is actually huge. The demand for the ever shrinking device has never been higher. The interest is not just size but complex and very challenging components to boot. This demand requires an expertise in micro manufacturing techniques and there’s no better place than Micro | Nano | MEMS to find these experts! We hope to see you there.”
Duncan Cooper, CEO for Scitech Precision says: “We are supporting the show to communicate our services to the Micro engineering community in the UK and beyond, as well as network with other suppliers in the UK.
“You can expect to see novel and highly cost effective solutions to challenging engineering issues in the form of highly skilled micro engineering, MEMS and optical engineering.”
Commenting on upcoming trends and what visitors can expect to see from PI at the show, marketing manager Richard Moss says: “With a forecasted growth in grant funding over the coming months and years within the research sector, the market opportunity is expected to grow significantly within Micro/Nano ultra-precision motion and in particular for those applications within extreme environments like Vacuum or Radiation.
“We will be presenting our portfolio of ultra-precision motion and positioning systems, with a broad array of products being demonstrated including Piezo drives suitable for both ambient and those non-ambient conditions.
“Also on demonstration will be a series of magnetic drive technologies, which are increasing in application popularity, due to their incredible velocities and resolution capabilities.
“To conclude a compelling display, we will also present friction free levitation drive technologies with both rotary and linear air bearing stages, which no doubt will be of significant interest to so many.”
Barry Dunne is director of engineering at INEX Technologies. He says: “In straight forward terms, INEX Microtechnology collaborates with customers to develop micro & nano scale devices. Micro Nano MEMS is a unique show in the UK. It represents the core of what INEX does. We are here to understand what prospective companies are looking for and to explore how to help them create competitive product.”
Ian Burnett and Alec Reader are directors of JEMI. JEMI is a trade association representing the interests of its members who are from the semiconductor Microsystems and Nanotechnology sector, equipment and materials suppliers in the UK. Ian comments: “This show is important for our sector as it gives members the opportunity to gather together and meet a great cross section of the customer base in the UK and beyond who access this and the other shows running in parallel with it.”
Ian is also the CEO of IDB Technologies. He says: “IDB Tech has supported this event for many years and it provides a valuable and quite unique opportunity to meet existing and new customers in a relaxed environment and share ideas. We will be launching our new range of wafers and chip scale probers at the show and of course also the plasma tools and wafers and substrates for which we are already well known. Our technical staff will be on hand to discuss your projects and how we can help.”.
Global seminar programme
The Micro Nano MEMS CPD accredited seminar programme is characterised by high quality presentations from key industry experts from across the globe. Some of the presentations already confirmed include: Silicon nano-sensor and printed electronics integration in future lab on a chip biosensing for early heart disease diagnosis; Recent Advances in High Precision Laser Micromachining; Precision actuation with a focus on piezo technologies; Nano fabrication of Next Generation Products and more.
For more information and to register visit www.micronanomems.com