EDS 2016 – The hands-on innovation experience
11 October 2016The Engineering Design Show (EDS) returns to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry for its fifth year on 19-20 October with a fresh new look and feel.
There are great shifts occurring within the engineering industry. Some are even calling it the 4th industrial revolution. But, whether you place that much emphasis on it or not, there is no doubt that things are changing. Intelligence and connectivity are increasingly seeping in to products, as are exotic materials, which no longer seem so exotic. Design cycles are being compressed, innovation expectations heightened, and better products are getting to market faster than ever before.
It can all be a little overwhelming. So when productivity demands are greater than ever, is it really the time to start using virtual reality headsets to design you next product? Is 3D printing all it’s cracked up to be? Sometimes the best way, and only way, to make your mind up for sure is to get your hands on some equipment and ask loads of question from those in the know, and those that have made the endeavour. That is just why the Engineering Design Show was conceived.
And just as design engineering evolves, EDS has evolved too. It has always brought together industry experts, innovators and emerging technologies with those that can use them in ways to produce products that are better, faster, stronger, cheaper, or whatever it is that your market demands. Now, in 2016 there will be even more opportunities to try out the latest design tools and techniques and ask the experts probing questions.
This year’s Eureka! and New Electronics conference programmes will host three extended panel discussion sessions. In the Eureka conference on day 1, the changing face of engineering design tools will be debated followed by how to adopt advanced materials on day 2. Over in the New Electronics theatre, The Future of FPGA will be debated on day 1.
Both the thought leadership conference and more practical workshop sessions have been approved by the iED to have Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points awarded for those in attendance.
Finally, look out for the Future Zone on the show floor. This area gives visitors the opportunity to try out the latest design tools. Each year the demos will change but it in 2016 Virtual Reality is taking centre stage. So make sure you save some time to find out if your design could benefit from another dimension.