Manufacturing & Engineering 2018


The award-winning Manufacturing & Engineering exhibition and conference, returns to Newcastle on 4th – 5th July, and remains the place for industry professionals in the North of England to see new products and services, obtain high quality business advice, and try out the latest machines, production equipment or design tools.

An exciting development for Manufacturing & Engineering in 2018 is that the event will be participating in the Great Exhibition of the North’s “Inspired By” programme of events, celebrating manufacturing technology and design engineering and their importance to the economy of the Northern Powerhouse.

Manufacturing & Engineering comprises three key elements: keynote conference sessions from industry leaders, practical workshops and an exhibition of leading suppliers – and is delivered in association with Eureka, Machinery and Manufacturing Management magazines.

Education and knowledge sharing plays a pivotal role at Manufacturing & Engineering. Visitors can choose between a programme of keynote conference sessions and practical workshop seminars covering every element of the design and manufacturing process from CAD to customer.

Nissan will open day-one of the conference with Ian Green discussing how employers can champion careers in manufacturing for the benefit of the whole UK economy. Day-two opens with Stuart Reilly of Toyota Material Handling, looking at materials handling technology and innovation, where we are now and what the future holds.

Further highlights include the HypED team from the University of Edinburgh, who will demonstrate the design challenges behind Hyperloop technology developed for the SpaceX project. Rowan Crozier, Chairman of Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) discusses how collaboration has been the key to success for members of the MAN group. The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Philippa Oldham will discuss maintaining the UK’s leading position as an automotive manufacturer alongside the challenge of zero emission vehicle development.

The practical workshops at this year’s show offer a wide variety of learning opportunities to support industrial innovation. Spaces are limited so be sure to book your preferred sessions early. Sessions to note include those from Clarity Visual Management, 3D Systems and Toyota Material Handling.

In addition, the North East Maintenance Forum with the Automotive & Manufacturing Advance Practise (AMAP), will again be hosting their quarterly discussion and networking session at the event.

This year’s show will bring together even more local suppliers alongside global organisations. Exhibiting companies cover a wide range of technologies and services such as visual management tools from Clarity Visual Management, metrology technologies from Zeiss and GOM UK, design & manufacturing software from Autodesk and virtual & augmented reality technologies from Theorem Solutions, to name a few. Visitors will be able to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities and secure contracts that will help their businesses remain competitive on a global scale.

Alongside the exhibition and conference, there will be several new feature exhibits to inspire and enthuse visitors. Features include the UK’s first Hyperloop prototype pod, Nissan’s dissected all-electric Leaf car and Sunderland University’s Formula Student 2018 car.  The Hyperloop pod has been developed by the award-winning Hyped, University of Edinburgh Hyperloop team. The cut-away Leaf, on loan from Make-it-Sunderland, has been used in Nissan’s advertising campaign and demonstrates the engineering skills and expertise used to produce this advanced vehicle.  The Formula Student single seater has been developed by engineering students at Sunderland University to race in this year’s competition a Silverstone.

This free, two-day event allows visitors to tailor their agenda to suit their own specific interests and learning requirements.  It’s quick and easy to register.  Just visit


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