Friday, 13 January 2012

Day 2 at Autosport Engineering


Engines on display at Autosport Engineering.

Autosport International’s dedicated trade show, Autosport Engineering, came to a close today following two successful days of product launches and networking opportunities for both exhibitors and attendees.
Gill Sensors returned to the show for 2012 to launch its Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Sensor, which uses proven ultrasonic measurement technology to detect bidirectional fuel flow rate to 0.3% accuracy in real time. The product was initiated at Gill Sensors’ last visit to Autosport International, when a casual meeting developed into the new project. 
“Last time we were here there was interest in one of our products and how it could be adapted to fulfill different requirements,” said Neville Meech, Gill Sensors’ Lead Consultant Engineer. “Now we’re back with our new sensor and a number of governing bodies and major series are interested in using it as part of a control system.
“At Autosport International the right mix of people attend; we’re very pleased with the quality of the show’s audience. The industry awareness of the show is very high and we’ve had visitors from as far away as Japan at the stand, which you don’t get at the other shows we attend.”
Precision machining company Renishaw launched its Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process to the automotive and motorsport industry at Autosport International. The new technology allows for a range of fine metal powders to be melted in tightly controlled atmospheres to manufacture a range of parts.
Renishaw’s UK and Ireland Sales Manager, Mathew Favell, said: “Among the visitors to our stand were Managing Directors and those within the higher levels of company management. This has resulted in very positive enquiries, so we’ve had a good show.”
It’s not just the motorsport industry that is benefiting from Renishaw’s developments: the manufacturing process can also be transferred to the aerospace and medical sectors.
Connector specialist Deutsch used Autosport Engineering as a platform to announce its plans for a new 24-hour assembly area at Servo Interconnect, based in Hastings, UK. The facility will provide a more focused service for teams during the winter development period and into the start of the season.
“We’ve had everyone from those working within Formula One all the way through to Formula Student showing interest,” said Paul Webb, Autosport Sales and Marketing Manager at Deutsch. “The mix has been excellent and we’ve had discussions with people from Australia, South Africa, Eastern Europe and the USA. There’s been a great vibe and a lot of enthusiasm.”
Although Autosport Engineering closed today, trade visitors are still welcomed to Autosport International as networking and business opportunities continue through to Sunday 15 January 2012 in the Trade and Technical Area.
Vistors can apply for trade registration on the day, with tickets costing from £25. For more information visit www.autosportinternational.com.