Best of Black Country manufacturing showcased at event

The West Midlands Manufacturing Club – a sub-division of the University of Wolverhampton – is organising the event to support local businesses.

The event, taking place at The Copthorne Hotel in Dudley, on Tuesday, October 1, will feature manufacturing sectors like automotive, aerospace, rail and construction, and will feature a host of designers, manufacturers and innovators all looking to exhibit their services.

It is the second time the event has been held, after a successful launch earlier this year.

There will also be a series of special interest presentations and seminars discussing computer aided design, digital manufacturing simulation and new product introduction.

The exhibition opens at 9am and there will be an itinerary of events throughout the day.

The West Midlands Manufacturing Club was formed in 2000 to facilitate knowledge and technology exchange between academia and industry. It is funded by the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The club aims to identify opportunities to work with industry in to apply the faculty’s knowledge, research and development to assist local economy.

Alec Gillham, speaking on behalf of the University’s Department of Engineering and Technology, said: “The University is committed to supporting manufacturing in the region and its continued funding and support of the Manufacturing Club is testimony to that commitment.”

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For more information please contact Chris Jones in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

Date Issued: Monday 30 September 2013

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