Advanced Engineering UK Show 2018 - PRODUCT NEWS

CMYUK to launch the Kongsberg X20 Digital kit cutting machine and CutFab nesting software at this year's Advanced Engineering Show

CMYUK is the nation's largest independent supplier of wide-format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials. For more than 15 years they have offered the most prominent industry products and an unrivalled service to the sign and graphics markets. Home to global, market-leading brands, they offer an entire portfolio of Kongsberg digital cutting tables.

At this year's Advanced Engineering Show, CMYUK will be launching the high-performance Kongsberg X20 Digital kit cutting machine. With conveyorised bed for roll-fed materials, 1680mm wide capacity, and Flexihead allowing three tools to be loaded simultaneously, including drag knife, oscillating knife and pen marking, this is a high-quality machine available at an affordable price.

In addition, they will be showcasing the high-performance nesting software, CutFab. This includes a highly efficient nesting algorithm that can easily build kits ready for nesting. Offering reduced material wastage it has a reliable, clear and simple user interface.

CMYUK recently opened an extensive demonstration and training facility in Shrewsbury. For all enquires, please contact Nick Reed at CMYUK or visit us for a demonstration on stand L95.

CzechTrade UK, a Czech government business body celebrating 5th year anniversary of the Czech Pavillion this year at the Advanced Engineering 2018 in Birmingham on 31.10-1.11, will be showcasing the best and the latest technologies in automotive, aerospace, composites and advanced materials industries including robotic composite machinery.

In addition, we are delighted to announce that we will be joined by the Moravian Aerospace Cluster this year who will act as a gateway to the Czech aerospace sector representing both the Czech manufacturers as well as suppliers within the aerospace industry.

Companies we are excited to feature this year are AV R&D, Brebeck Composite, GDP Koral, Radalytica, SpoluWorks Perfecta, Tvarmetal and 5M, all contributing to their industries with their latest innovations and excellence.

Czech Pavillon will officially open this year with a Czech Pavillion presentation session where some of our companies will present their innovations and discuss various latest industry relevant topics at 3pm on day one which will be followed by the official network reception to be held at 4pm at our Pavillion. Come and meet us and talk to our companies over a pint of excellent Czech beer.

CzechTrade UK & Ireland is the perfect gateway to connect Czech & UK business across various manufacturing sectors. Our core expertise is within supply chain where we champion tailored Czech partner search including in the field of engineering. Please get in touch with your sourcing needs.

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at Advanced Engineering
Laser Manufacturing Zone: M62

The University of Southampton's ORC is showcasing internationally-leading research in advanced optical fibres, high power lasers, novel glasses and silicon photonics, and the capabilities available from its £120M cleanroom complex - one of the world's best facilities for optical and high-spec nanofabrication.

Our demonstrations include a new Distributed Optical Fibre Vibration Sensor (DVS). This innovative sensing technology is capable of fully quantifying the location, frequency, amplitude, and phase of any dynamic event, at one metre intervals over tens of kilometres of sensing fibre. This is the equivalent of monitoring tens of thousands of very sensitive strain gauges with high accuracy.

We are also demonstrating our GLS (Gallium Lanthanum Sulphide) Infrared Transmitting Glass, a radically-new, high-durability, non-toxic chalcogenide glass with optical, thermal and mechanical properties. GLS boasts optical transparency from the visible to the thermal long-wave infrared wavelengths, offering 200 times greater performance and overall transmission in the 3-5 micron band as compared to other glasses of the same family. It has thermal stability up to 550 °C and can be produced using safer and more economical manufacturing methods.

Examples of our latest hollow core optical fibres, which replace the glass core of standard optical fibres with air or a vacuum to create hollow 'light pipes', will also be on show. Hollow core fibres offer vastly superior but largely unexplored potential for a huge range of vital applications, including enabling faster, cheaper and more secure communications, channelling of more intense laser light to manufacture goods and efficiently run combustion engines and real time imaging of cancer tissues inside the human body.
Optical components on display will include our SDM fibres (few-mode or multicore), incorporated in a collimator assembly. These fibres provide highly integrated solutions for high-capacity transmission at relatively low material costs and with the benefit of simple fabrication procedures.

We will also be providing information about our Silicon Photonics Fabrication capability which is free to access for UK academia until September 2019.

For more information on the Advanced Engineering 2018, or to register to secure your free ticket for the show, visit:

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