Engineering Materials Live: Making materials matter

Connecting the right material, for the right application, with right people

The UK is renowned for world-leading engineering design and innovation. At the heart of every product or design is the need to select appropriate materials and forming methods, which means working with partners that have the right materials engineering expertise and applications knowledge early in the process.

Engineering Materials Live aims to help design engineers and UK manufacturers do this. Organised by MA Business, publishers of Eureka! and FAST magazines among more, this one-day exhibition meets the needs of UK engineering professionals who are tasked with sourcing and specifying plastic mouldings, composites, prototyped parts and advanced engineering materials.

Taking place on 10th May 2018 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, the event will provide a platform for materials buyers, production engineers, design engineers and their suppliers to meet, learn, solve problems and develop new business.

Engineering Materials Live has welcomed support from significant names in this industry. Exhibitors include: Albis, Arrk Europe, Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, Distrupol, EMS-GRIVORY, K.D Feddersen, Laser Lines, Midas Pattern Co., Pentagon Plastics, Plastic Products International and Ultrapolymers.

Just as important as selecting the right materials, is knowing which fastening and bonding methods to use. Engineering Materials Live is co-located with the established Fastening & Assembly Solutions and Technology Exhibition (FAST), now re-branded as FAST Live. Running since 2005, FAST Live provides visitors with direct access to experienced application experts in fastening, bonding and assembly.

A number of technical seminars will also run during these co-located events, focused on helping visitors solve design challenges in lightweighting, materials selection and multi-materials joining. The co-location of these two high-quality exhibitions will allow so much more to be achieved in a single visit for delegates.

Pre-registering for the event is easy and ensures free entry to the exhibition and seminar sessions. VIP visitors will also qualify for free access to the museum to experience the world’s largest collection of British motorcycles. The exhibitor list and seminar programme can be found online.  To register please visit:


5 reasons to attend…

  1. Solve materials engineering challenges in design and production
  2. Discover ideas and solutions in lightweighting, materials selection, metal replacement, glass replacement, reinforced materials, structural materials, sustainable materials, multi-material joining and more
  3. Learn how to best apply new techniques and technologies in the free practical seminars and workshops
  4. Meet some of the most experienced and knowledgeable leading suppliers
  5. Free parking right outside the event, free refreshments on arrival and a free pass to see the Motorcycle Museum collection (otherwise priced at £9.95)