Putting on a display for services

New products exhibited at this year’s show by Midas Components include many TFT products such as letterbox style, mono products, optically bonded, IPS and all round view angles (ARVA) displays, as well as multi-touch capacitive and multi- touch resistive touchscreens, and various glass overlays. They complement the company’s

traditional VA technology LCDs, high-resolution graphic LCDs, RGB OLEDs, see-through OLED displays, mono alphanumeric LCDs, ultrasonic sensor ranges and EMC products. As well as design, manufacture,

and supply of display, sensor and EMC products, the company provides comprehensive technical assistance and designs. This is supported by a wide range of interface, interconnection, and driver board products, designed to work with a range of industry standard processors and controllers such as Raspberry-Pi, UC32, and Arduino. The UK-based engineering team

can support the chosen product evaluation time by supplying technical support. The company also offers over

700 of its lines through Farnell, RS Components, Rapid, and Maplin, for prototyping and low volume production.

Visit Midas Components at stand M67

Furnace or plant can be tailored for industry

Visit for samples of chemicals for electronics

Since inception, MG Chemicals has been developing and formulating high performance chemicals to the electronics manufacturing industry. It manufactures dusters and circuit coolers, electronic cleaners, flux removers, contact cleaners, protective coatings, epoxies, adhesives, RTV silicones, lubricants, EMI/RFI shielding coatings, thermal management products, prototyping supplies and solders This year, the company

introduced the 832FX black flexible epoxy encapsulating and potting compound, the 9200 structural epoxy adhesive and a line of fast, medium

Materials software controls

and slow cure time flowable thermally conductive adhesives. Samples can be viewed on the

stand. A team of experts will be pleased to discuss how they can contribute to meet, or surpass, requirements.

Visit MG Chemicals at stand F92

Foam alone creates a stand

To showcase its range, MSA Foams will exhibit in a stand made entirely from foam! Specialising in the design and manufacture of protective packaging for components or delicate equipment that requires safe transportation, the company, part of the Peli Group, uses the stand to showcase the various colours and foam densities available. The in-house design team

created the stand to demonstrate the product range, the design service and manufacturing capabilities. Separate panels interlock neatly using jigsaw tabs for the visible joints of the walls’ panels, showing the precision of the foam cutting and finish, in addition to strengthening the connection between the stand panels. To demonstrate the cutting

technology at the 31,000 sq ft facility, there is a complex water-jet cut map of the UK, showing the areas of the business development team and a laser engraved, precision-cut Aztec design. Even

scheduling to invoicing With over 25 years of sheet metal, engineering and fabrication experience, MIE Solutions has developed MIETrak Pro MRP (materials requirement planning) production control software. With hundreds of UK users, and thousands worldwide, it has become an industry- specific, complete MRP software solution that is affordable, easy to use, install and implement, says the company. Features and capabilities include

request for quotation, estimating, works order, purchasing, MRP, stock control, costing, production scheduling, planning and tracking software, reporting, shop floor data capture, delivery notes and

invoicing functionality. The support system guides

users as a business grows and develops, with access to a team for professional training and a support network, even after installation. The company continually

develops and enhances the software, learning from customers to continually adapting to the industry needs. It applies advance technology to improve efficiency, productivity and quality in the field of manufacturing and offers free, no-obligation demonstrations on site, remotely or at the company’s own premises.

Visit MIE Solutions UK at stand P67

Award-winning foundry has on-site support

the stand furniture is made of foam! Designing case inserts that are

cut to size for individual tool kits has been part of the business for over 20 years. As well as organising tools efficiently, inserts ensure missing items are easily identified. Durable custom foam ensures tools are secured in position and protected in transit. There is a range of returnable packaging and protective/presentation cases available. Sales presentation cases can be enhanced with the use of corporate colours and logos laser engraved with intricate detail in the foam.

Visit MSA Foams at stand N8

Turning heads is a speciality

Tempering, annealing, hardening and quenching, solution annealing, forging, curing, preheating, drying and ageing are just some of the applications that are possible with Nabertherm’s extensive program of furnaces and plants. It offers a range from the compact

hardening furnace to fully-automatic plants with conveying technology and process documentation, and believes it can find a solution tailored to your application.

Visit Nabertherm at stand N115

For almost 20 years, NC Precision has built a reputation for supplying turned parts in small to medium batches, on time and at competitive prices. The CNC sliding head machining company has a modern machining facility in Chard, Somerset. It consists of a range of Citizen CNC sliding head turning centres enabling skilled and experienced engineers to machine components in all materials from 0.5 to 35mm in diameter. Simultaneous multi-axis and sub-spindle machining with driven tooling in a single set-up means close tolerances down to five microns are achievable even for the most complex components. A long standing member of the

BTMA, the company is accredited to ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. Inspection and quality control throughout all stages of manufacture is in place and using the

Aluminium die casting and machining specialist, MRT Castings, will be exhibiting for the 12th time at Southern Manufacturing. Having won the Queen’s Award for

Enterprise: International Trade 2016, the company’s reputation has spread worldwide. The Andover-based foundry now exports over 55% of its output. It will promote its innovative, complete component manufacturing solutions at the show. It claims to operate one of the most

technically-advanced gravity and high-pressure die casting foundries in the UK, supported by an in-house CNC machine shop, surface finishing, and electro-mechanical assembly

latest high tech metrology equipment ensures that the highest standards are maintained. Additional services such as

lapping, vibro-finishing, magnetic de-burring and ultrasonic cleaning are in place, ensuring parts are supplied with that extra special gleam and perfect finish. Management of specialist

processes, such as heat treatment, grinding and honing, electroplating and anodising is via the network of ISO 9001-approved suppliers, giving buyers fast access to a one-stop manufacturing service.

Visit NC Precision at stand T104

facilities. Principal markets are in the medical device, aerospace, defence, lighting, and electronics industries. Many customers have little

experience of die casting as a manufacturing approach, and the experienced team enjoys working with customers’ design teams to optimise components for casting, to create the maximum competitive advantage for a component. It invites anyone with a new product on the drawing board and in need of a reliable partner to help develop cast or machined components to visit.

Visit MRT Castings at stand S73

Interactive demos show inspection requirements

Optical and mechanical 3D metrology solutions, vision measuring instruments, microscopes, X-ray and CT inspection systems will be demonstrated by Nikon Metrology. The innovative measuring and precision solutions respond to the advanced inspection requirements of manufacturers in consumer, automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical and other industries.

Visit Nikon Metrology at stand R140


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