The one-day engineering exhibition Engineering Solutions Live returned to the National Motor Museum in Gaydon on 24 March.

Some 300 people attending had the opportunity to meet 40 exhibitors and attend presentations on fastening, materials developments and in PCB design and manufacturing.

Popular seminar topics included engineering graphene for applications by Dr Liam Britnell at the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at the University of Manchester, an overview of plastic welding and thermal joining techniques by Dr Mike Troughton from TWI, and exploring thermal challenges and the benefits of simulation to explore risk by Matt Evans from Future Facilities.

Stefan Freeman, commercial director of exhibitor PPI, a toolmaking and injection moulding company, said that the event had been a good show and produced varied leads. He added that PPI is planning to host an educational visit from a delegation of students from a college in Portsmouth who attended the exhibition.

Mechanical fastening system supplier Zygology used the event to promote a range of surface-mount fasteners for printed circuit boards, including nuts, spacers and micro fasteners from its agency PennEngineering.