The Engineering Design Show (EDS) 2019 included new feature areas allowed visitors to interact with design tools and robotics technology.
The Robotics Innovation Hub showcased latest in robotics technology from Comau, X-STK Applied Automation and Motion Impossible, and allowed visitors to both try out the technology on offer including an exoskeleton, a motion tracking camera dolly and cobots – robots intended to interact and work with humans.
Other features included the Dassault Systemes challenge, where visitors were tried to design the best drone capable of removing a reactive agent from a chemical spill. All submitted designs were then 3D printed during the show.
The show brought together over 200 exhibitors and 25 conference speakers, as well as hosting 30 practical workshop sessions, including an innovation management masterclass from the Institution of Engineering Designers and 3M, and a New Electronics conference stream.
Event director, Nicki Jackson, said: “The Engineering Design Show has always been a place for design engineers to discover new technologies, learn new design skills and meet supply chain partners. However, this year, when the business landscape is uncertain and many companies are being more cautious, it provided a great opportunity for both visitors and exhibitors to meet face to face in a dynamic, stimulating environment and build strong business relationships”.
The show was a success, experiencing a 3% increase in visitor numbers from the previous year, and will return in October 2020 to the Ricoh Arena.