Thursday 11th May 2017
National Motorcycle Museum - Birmingham

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.

So Engineering Materials Live has been created to help design engineers and UK manufacturers do this. Organised by MA Business, publishers of Engineering Materials, Eureka! and FAST magazines amongst more, this brand new event meets the needs of UK engineering professionals who are tasked with sourcing and specifying plastic mouldings, composites, prototyped parts and advanced engineering materials – one of the fastest moving sectors in manufacturing.


  • Solve materials engineering challenges in design and production
  • Discover ideas and solutions in lightweighting, materials selection, metal replacement, glass replacement, reinforced materials, structural materials, sustainable materials, multi-material joining and more
  • Learn how to best apply new techniques and technologies in the free practical seminars and workshops
  • Meet some of the most experienced and knowledgeable leading suppliers
  • The unique ‘Roadshow’ format provides answers for busy people who want to get in, get round, get answers/solutions and get back to work with the minimum of time and fuss. Just a morning or afternoon is all you need.
  • Your time here won’t just save project or production time and money – it can also open up new and rewarding opportunities that you may not otherwise have considered!
  • Bring samples or drawings for expert appraisal and discussion there and then
  • The Exhibition opens for business at 08:30 especially for those wishing to make an early start. Entry to the event at the National Motorcycle Museum is by pre-registration ONLY
  • Free parking right outside the event, a free breakfast roll and tea/coffee on arrival and a free pass to see the Motorcycle Museum collection (otherwise priced at £9.95)
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Engineering Materials Live continues the unique roadshow format that has proved an outstanding success for visitors to the co-located FAST Exhibition since 2005. The FAST Exhibition is a fastening, bonding and assembly exhibition for engineers seeking to put advanced materials and components together better.

Exhibitors will be on hand to provide advice relating to the following areas; plastics, rubbers, metals, composites, ceramics, alloys, lightweighting solutions, injection moulding, rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, metal fabricators, design software (simulation, FEA, CFD), materials testing, surface measurement, design consultancy, minerals and natural fibres, sustainable materials, glass, carbon fibre, expanded materials, foams, coatings & finishing, conductive materials, surface treatment and more!

The co-location of Engineering Materials Live and the FAST Exhibition will allow so much more to be achieved in a single visit! Click here to register for your free VIP visitor badge



National Motorcycle Museum Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull,
West Midlands, B92 0EJ, UK
It’s right outside the NEC!

Engineering Materials Live will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum. As a visitor, you will have the opportunity to view the largest collection of British motorcycles in the world.

The Opening Hours will be from 8:30 until 14:30 on Thursday 11th May 2017

The National Motorcycle Museum is situated in the very centre of England, in the West Midlands near both Solihull & Birmingham with easy access from both London/the South and the North of the UK.

By Car: The National Motorcycle Museum is located directly on the J6 island of the M42 motorway, directly opposite the NEC near Solihull in the West Midlands. Once you are on the A45 and in the vicinity of the NEC and Airport, please look for the highway brown signs.

Sat Nav Postcode : B92 0ED

Parking is free to all pre-registered Engineering Materials Live visitors and exhibitors.

By Bus: The nearest convenient bus stops are situated at Birmingham International railway station or at Birmingham International airport. Both of these transport hubs which are only a very short taxi journey from the Museum. For more details, see

By Rail: The nearest main line station is Birmingham International which also serves Birmingham Airport, the NEC & the Museum. There is a taxi rank at the station with a journey time of less than 5 minutes to the Museum.

Birmingham International station is well served via Birmingham New Street Station which in turn has regular services from both London and all major UK cities. See

For more information click here


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