The Engineering Design Show: Innovation on display

The Engineering Design Show (EDS) is the UK’s biggest event dedicated to engineering, electronics and embedded design – taking place on the 18-19 October 2017 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Successful design is always evolving and improving. The Engineering Design Show is no different.

EDS connects 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. With the largest number of exhibitors since the launch of the show in 2012, more than 220 suppliers of design components and services for you to pick the brains of, you will be able to find the solution to a design dilemma or discover new supply chain partners quickly and efficiently.

These exhibitors want to spread the word about their products and technologies, some of which will be expanded on in the workshop programmes. The conference schedule takes a broader look at the inspirational projects and trending technologies.

Both the conference and workshop sessions have been approved to have Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points awarded for those in attendance. This means that all our sessions have third party approval to meet content standards to help visitors work towards professional registration.

EDS is also co-located with the Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, reflecting the ever diversifying role of an engineer.

Car parking, entry and attendance to the conference and workshop programmes is completely free, but register for your visitor badge at www.engineering-design-show.co.uk to guarantee your place in conference and workshop session that have limited places on a first come first serve basis.

Here’s a sneak preview on what you can expect from this year’s exhibition…


This year’s conference sessions include world-class speakers from leading companies providing powerful content and insights into the future of engineering design.

Wednesday’s conference session includes talks from the UK Space Agency’s satellite launch programme director Claire Barcham, who will be talking about the opportunities the UK can offer the growing space sector in the area of launch facilities. BAE Systems’ head of mobility, Dr Marcus Potter, will be discussing lightweighting through metal replacement. And, Lenovo will also be talking about attainable augmented and virtual reality.

Day Two’s sessions include speakers from Autodesk/Hackrod discussing ways to break free of the traditional approach to manufacturing by using generative design and virtual reality as well as a talk on robotics from Tharsus’ CEO, Dave Swan. Lightpoint Medical’s CEO, David Tuch will be presenting a case study around the company’s LightPath Imaging System for acquiring molecular images of tissue specimens.


Learn new skills at high-quality workshops presenting new design solutions and discussing the trends driving design engineering forward, including:


  • Mentor, A Siemens Business– Thermal analysis without getting your fingers burnt (Wednesday) and Electronic product creation – getting closure with confidence (Thursday)
  • AKRO-PLASTIC – Enhanced direct bonding of plastic to metals using plasma technology
  • ANSYS – Optimisation for additive manufacturing
  • COMSOL – Simulating physics in product design
  • SKF – How to effectively implement electro-mechanical actuator solutions in the journey toward all-electric machinery

The Future Zone

Take part in hands-on demonstrations of the latest and emerging engineering design tools in the Future Zone.

This year features a cutting-edge desktop Virtual Reality engineering design systems from Lenovo alongside a PCB 3D printer featuring nanotechnology, and conductive and dielectric inks specifically for PCB designers

Where and when

Where: Ericsson Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry

                SATNAV POSTCODE: CV6 6GE

When:  18-19 October 2017

                Wednesday 18 October 10:00 – 17:00 (conference starts at 9:15)

                Thursday 19 October 10:00 – 16:00 (conference starts at 9:15)

5 reasons not to miss EDS 2017

  1. Learning from experts in engineering design including the UK Space Agency, Lenovo, Tharsus, BAE Systems and more
  2. Review supply chains and meet new design partners
  3. 220+ exhibitors showcasing the technologies, materials, tools, software and services to support your design projects
  4. The opportunity to try and test the very latest and emerging design tools in the Future Zone
  5. Earning CPD points at the IED approved conference and workshop sessions

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