Ceramic matrix composites continue to spark interest in high-performance engineering markets – phenomenal growth is forecast in aerospace and defense, in particular, and North America is the leading market.


A number of leading exhibitors and speakers at Ceramics Expo & Conference 2018 will address the steady advance of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), and rightly so as they remain an exciting materials group loaded with potential.

The CMC market was already headed towards $2 billion by 2016 and authors of one of the more recent reports reckon that figure will hit $7.5 billion by 2026, so it’s most definitely serious business. This family of materials – whether it is C/C, oxide/oxide or the increasingly employed SiC/SiC – offers a game-changing combination of lighter weight, ultra-high temperature capabilities, high strength, reduced cooling requirements,…

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The Electric Space Tech Tour

Calling all electronic and electrical systems engineers! Are you visiting Space Tech Expo on Wednesday May 23 and want to ensure you make the most of this electronics day? Make sure you come armed with our itinerary below to best prepare yourself for your visit – and not to miss a thing!


Electronics & Electrical Systems Morning at the Open Tech Forum

Kick your day off with a coffee (available in the hall and in the Starbucks around the corner) and settle yourself down at the Open Tech Forum theater in the exhibition hall for some good old presentations on electronics and electrical systems. The morning of the Open Tech Forum completely focuses on electronics and we have the following six presentations and tutorials to offer:

  • 9:25am: Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Fast-Paced Electrical Systems Design from Prototyping to Production by Sanu Warrier, Technical Marketing Manager at Zuken USA
  • 9:45am: Optimizing Payload Design using ASSPs (Application…

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North America’s leading technical foam expo reveals a vibrant, growing industry

Foam Expo 2018 closed its doors in March, having proved yet again that this is the must-attend event for everyone involved in the technical foam manufacturing supply chain. 

The show featured 291 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge technologies and concepts to 4,859 visitors including representatives of industry titans such as Nike, Honeywell, Ford, Toyota, Amazon, BASF, Apple and Bose. The event attracted considerable international interest, with attendees flying in from all over the world, including Mexico, Japan and China in addition to more local visitors from the USA and Canada. Werner Van Peteghem of Recticel explained why his company had travelled from Belgium to exhibit at the show: “It’s a global market. We’re an important player in Europe but we want to be much more global. There is so much we can learn from both continents because the issues are the same for everyone. That’s what brings us here.”

Many companies were exhibiting at Foam Expo for the second time, following their overwhelmingly positive experience at the inaugural event in 2017. Dimitri Dounis of NCFI, a manufacturer of spray, OEM and flexible polyurethane foam, spoke for all…

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Touchdown: Space Tech Expo lands in Europe with cutting-edge industry solutions

Space Tech Expo Europe launched at Germany’s Messe Bremen last month to record numbers.

Over the course of three days, 3,354 industry figures from across the supply chain flocked to the exhibition hall, mingling with 1,721 unique companies and 333 exhibiting companies. Pre-registrations were up 28% from 2015 and attendees arrived from almost 50 countries, underlining the global nature of the event. Free to attend, the show is dedicated to innovation and developments in the European space industry. Attendees engage in immersive sessions, explore an interactive exhibition hall featuring cutting-edge technologies and network with leaders from the region’s space industry, who share their perspectives on the future of space technology.

European Space Agency (ESA) Director-General Johann-Dietrich Wörner opened the conversation on day one, probing into the hot topic of cooperation over competition and the idea of a united space in Europe. “Right now we have the International Space Station (ISS)… The next big step should be to work globally together,” he said. “Global cooperation is more than something for industry, it’s something for society on our tiny…

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Two new material-focused exhibitions join the Smarter Shows portfolio

We are excited to announce the official launch of Foam Expo Europe and Sustainable Materials for Transportation Expo, both taking place 16-18 October, 2018, Hanover, Germany. Following major success and acclaim in North America, Foam Expo will launch in Europe – bringing with it industry expertise, new innovative products, live demonstrations and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Foam Expo Europe will showcase all types of foam and raw materials used in the manufacture of foam and foam related products. The exhibition will profile moulded, rigid and flexible foam solutions utilising materials ranging from urethanes to elastomeric materials such as rubber and PVC, as well as a full range of equipment and machinery manufacturers plus a wide range of foam service providers.

Co-located with Sustainable Materials for Transportation Expo (SMT 18) – the focused meeting place where sustainable material manufacturers and any company involved in the advanced sustainable material supply chain may engage with the full spectrum of transportation industry buyers and partners.

The combined expos will feature a three-day, free-to-attend exhibition with 300+…

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The Battery Show Preview Magazine - Out Now!

With less than six weeks to go until the doors open to The Battery Show (September 12-14, 2017, Novi, MI), we give you a first look of what's to come at the event, including features from the industry's leading companies in technical innovation, exclusive speaker interviews and the full list of 600+ exhibitors.

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Space Tech Expo Europe Agenda Launch - Key Senior Industry Figures Confirmed

Space Tech Expo Europe Agenda Launch — featuring senior level speakers from ESA, DLR, CNES and NASA

Space Tech Expo Europe (24 - 26 October, 2017, Bremen, Germany) is delighted to announce the full Industry Forum agenda at a glance featuring speakers from ESA, DLR, CNES, Bundestag, Airbus, NASA and NanoRacks — view the agenda here.

The two track forum runs alongside a 300+ strong exhibition hall and entry to both hall and forums is free making the event Europe’s only free-to-attend high-level space industry forum. Confirmed speakers include:



The free-to-attend Industry and Technology Forum bring together professionals in the space industry in Europe and beyond to discuss…

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GM, Ford, A123 Systems and FCA confirmed to speak at The Battery Show Conference

The Battery Show Conference recently announced its full agenda with yet another top line-up of OEMs, tier 1s, government, academic and research organisations confirmed to speak. 

Co-located with Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology, the three-track conference returns to Novi, Michigan (September 12-14, 2017) for an unrivalled knowledge-sharing and networking experience attracting thought leaders and experienced professionals from across the battery and H/EV supply chain, as well as key government representatives, academics and technical experts.

Speakers The Battery Show Conferenceconfirmed include Mike Tinskey, Global Director, Emerging Services, Connectivity & Electrification, Ford Motor Company, Joe Walicki, Vice President and President, Johnson Controls, Venkat Srinivasan, Director, ACCESS; Deputy Director Research and Development, JCESR, Mohamad Abdul-Hak, Manager, High Voltage Systems & Power Electronics, Mercedes-Benz, Brian Sisk, VP Cell Development,…

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Universal industry representation at Space Tech Expo 2017

Space Tech Expo USA 2017 successfully re-entered Pasadena last month as industry insiders clustered at America’s premier free-to-attend space event.

Drawing in more attendees than ever before, the Pasadena Convention Center thrummed with activity as industry peers gathered to share ideas, showcase new products, and discover the very latest in space-related technology. More than 5,000 people registered to see and test out new products and technologies from technical designers, sub-systems suppliers, and manufacturers who serve the civil, military, and commercial space sectors. Together, they made up the highest visitor count in Space Tech Expo’s six-year history. 

As well as being a place to network, source new business opportunities, and share knowledge, 2017’s the show delivered a unique insight into the evolution of the sector. Speakers, topics, and products were carefully curated and aligned closely with the interests of visitors, with content chosen for its industry-wide relevance. The calibre and diversity of attendees was testament to this. 

Space Tech Expo 2017

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Superb Platform Established for Future Success - Ceramics Expo

The third Ceramics Expo closed its doors on April 27, 2017 following another year of attendee growth and a great wave of optimism for the future.

More than 300 exhibitors set out their stalls in Cleveland’s impressive I-X Center, and they didn’t have to wait long for an excited response from thousands of visitors. “I’m really impressed with the amount of traffic we’ve had this year,” said Wendy Evans of Morgan Advanced Materials. “It’s definitely increased from the previous two years and the footprint has expanded, which is really exciting.”

This year’s expo offered more booths, a broader selection of technologies, a record number of live demos, and more countries represented than ever before, bringing an altogether wider perspective and a real panorama of innovation.

Exhibition - CEXLittle wonder, then, that Ceramics Expo 2017 attracted numerous C-suite executives drawn from right across the manufacturing, engineering design, supply, and R&D spectra, providing them all with not only presentations of…

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