Whilst Micro, Nano and MEMS technologies have already made a significant impact on the manufacturing landscape through their ability to offer new and innovative products that have significantly enhanced performance, there remains a wealth of innovative potential for manufacturers to exploit.
Focusing on the technologies that will ultimately change the way manufacturers operate, MM Live, together with MEMS Live and NANO Live stages the UK’s largest annual showcase from this truly groundbreaking technology sector. Providing you with access to a market leading resource of Micro, Nano and MEMS manufacturing expertise, this event presents an essential venue for almost any manufacturing and engineering organisation’s calendar.
Free-to-attend, the conference and seminar programmes that accompany the exhibition are packed full of the very latest technologies, trends and application based case studies — all presented by many of the industry’s leading figures. From fundamental processes through to the latest technological advances for next generation products, the programmes are designed to enhance the knowledge of visitors whether new to the technologies or to the most advanced practitioners.
Target visitor groups include senior level managers and directors responsible for research and development, design, production and validation within almost any engineering or manufacturing organisation — applications range from medical, transport, energy, electronics and telecoms though to consumer product manufacturing sectors to name a few.
On the show floor, MM, MEMS & NANO Live will play host to over 100 exhibiting companies who aim to showcase the most innovative and dynamic technologies available on the market. With a focus on live machine demonstrations, technologies on display include: Micro and Precision Machining, Precision Diamond Machining, Micro Milling, Turning, Grinding Machines, Micro Injection Moulding, Laser Micro machining, Photo Etching, Chemical Machining, Electroforming, Lithography, Inspection, Metrology and Test equipment, Microscopy, Photo masking, Micro and Precision cutting tools, Surface abraders, Micro EDM, Contract manufacturing services, Rapid Prototyping, Nano materials, Micro-fluidics fabrication, MEMS fabrication, assembly and testing equipment, Precision stamping, Chemical Vapour Deposition and Etching solutions.
Alongside the exhibition is the Micro Manufacturing Conference. Characterised by high quality presentations from leading users of the technologies and industry commentators, the event features leading practitioners and technology experts from across the globe. Speaker in 2012 include: Svetan Ratchev, University Nottingham; Stefan Dimov, Professor of Micro Manufacturing and Director of the Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Birmingham; Martin Sharp, President, Association of Laser Users (AILU); Professor Kai Cheng Head, Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise Engineering - Brunel University; Andrew Ramsey, CT Specialist, Nikon; and Adriano Nascuiti, Ultra-precision Program manager, GF Agie Charmilles; plus many more.
As well as the dedicated Micro Conference, a series of technical seminars also take place focusing on MEMS & NANO technologies. Held in association with JEMI, Nanotechnology KTN and MANCEF this two-day programme explores a full range of technical seminars and workshops under the main theme of Advances in MEMS and NANO Processes for Electronics, Industrial and Biomedical applications. Nano technology and MEMS often work together to bridge many other areas of technology as a key enabler. In both areas the UK has global leadership and significant employment and wealth has been created as a result. The UK industry is represented by strong trade bodies who are actively networking to build supply chains and collaborative relationships to secure high growth. The MEMS and NANO Live Seminar programme has been created to support these goals.
Speakers already confirmed include: Stephane Gervais-Ducouret, Freescale Semiconductor; Chris Walker, Diamond Hard Coatings; Dr Alec Reader, Director, Nano KTN; Graham Arthur, Scitech Precision; Steve Walsh, University of New Mexico; Dr Frank Niklaus, KTH Royal Institute of Technology; and Dr David Burt Kelvin Nanotechnology; to name a few.
With a strong focus on growth manufacturing sectors, MM, MEMS & NANO Live runs alongside four other co-located events: TCT Live —the forum for everyone involved in the concept, design, specification and manufacturing process to learn about the latest in Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and other cutting edge product development software and technology; Mediplas — a uniquely focused event for the highly specialised area of manufacturing plastic parts for the medical industry; PPMA — machinery and equipment for processing & packaging; and Sensing Technology — the UK’s only dedicated national sensors, test, measurement & instrumentation event. These events combined make up one of the largest gatherings of engineering professionals in the UK in 2012.
The MM, MEMS & NANO Live Exhibition and Conference is free of charge to attend and takes place 25-26 September 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham. For full exhibitor list, conference and seminar programme details and to register your attendance, please visit www.mmnliveuk.com.