Renishaw set to demo 3D printing at the Big Bang Fair 2015.
As part of its ongoing commitment to develop the UK's next generation of engineers and scientists, the UK’s sole manufacturer of metal additive manufacturing systems will support this year’s event with a focus on 3D printing technology.
Attracting over 75,000 visitors aged 7-19 last year, the Big Bang Fair aims to highlight the exciting and rewarding opportunities available in STEM subjects when it comes to the NEC, Birmingham on 11 – 14 March. Visitors will experience a wide range of theatre shows and interactive exhibits, as well as the opportunity to meet some of the country's leading scientists and engineers.
Renishaw's Education Liaison Manager, Julie Collins, commented: “We are absolutely committed to developing the skills of young people to help address the national shortage of engineers and scientists. This year we are recruiting 70 graduates, 30 apprentices and giving placements to 100 students. Events like the Big Bang Fair really help to spark the interest of young people and inspire them to keep studying STEM subjects.”
Renishaw is working with education establishments and national skills providers to promote the importance of STEM subjects and help combat the nationwide shortage of skilled individuals. Visitors to the company's stand will get the chance to put these skills to the test and build a Homopolar motor.
Led by Engineering UK, the Big Bang Fair is delivered by over 200 organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors, including Young Engineers, the British Science Association and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
For more info, take a look at the TCT Big Bang Fair Diary from last year's event.