News from the UK

23 May 2016


The 2nd round of space allocations for Electronica 2016 are now taking place. Electronica will take place from the 8th – 11th November and this year the show has expanded this into 13 halls and we have space reserved for UK companies in 12 of these halls.

UK Trade & Investment are offering grants to UK companies to be present at this show at a rate of £1,500 per eligible company. With the UKTI funding a 9 sq. m. shell scheme stand is available from £1,600.

We have various stands sizes available in each hall, however, space needs to be allocated by the end of this month in order to secure a prime location.

If you would like to find out more about participating at Electronica and to find out if your company can benefti from the UKTI funding please contact me on either or telephone 023 9266 5133.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Rob Saunders
SCS Exhibitions Ltd.
275 London Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hants, PO2 9HE
Tel: +44 (0)23 9266 5133
Mobile: +44 (0)7710 753469


ICT Annual Symposium

   at the

  National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham
1st JUNE



Presentations from :                        Registration 09:30                    START – 10:00Alun Morgan will deliver the Keynote presentation on Vehicle Electronics

Steve Brewer of C-Tech Innovation will update on REPRIME 2 – the use of advanced ultrasonics to improve process efficiencies


Tamara den Dass will deliver a presentation from Ventec-Europe

Francesca Stern of FSC will give her annual ‘state of the nation’ address

Dr Andy Ballantyne  of Leicester University will present the MacFest project – the use of ionic liquids as replacement technology

Andy Cobley of Coventry University will update us on Research Projects supported by the ICT


A get-together dinner is being planned for the Tuesday Evening – let me know if you are interested

BEST WESTERN PLUS Manor Hotel Meriden
127 Main Road, Meriden, Solihull, West Midlands,
Have an ICT rate of £76 B&B and £96 DB&B and are holding rooms for two weeks.
01676 522735



Supported by Ventec-Europe



ICT 2016 Annual Symposium
Starts at 10:00 and will finish by 15:00 to allow time for the museum
Registration is £95:00 and will also include Museum EntryTabletops are available at £50:00




National Motorcycle Museum,
Coventry Road
Bickenhill, Solihull
West Midlands
B92 0EJ
01675 443311




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Book Review

“Materials and Processes for Spacecraft and High Reliability Applications”, by Barrie Dunn,

Springer book (published 2016), Heidelberg, Germany, hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-23361-1

The objective of this book is to assist scientists and engineers select the ideal material or manufacturing process for particular applications; these could cover a wide range of fields, from light-weight structures to electronic hardware. The book will help in problem solving as it also presents more than 100 case studies and failure investigations from the space sector that can, by analogy, be applied to other industries. Metallography and microstructural analysis are key features of the book. Difficult-to-find material data is included for reference. The sciences of metallic (primarily) and organic materials presented throughout the book demonstrate how they can be applied as an integral part of spacecraft product assurance schemes, which involve quality, material and processes evaluations, and the selection of mechanical, electronic materials and component parts.

In this new edition, engineering problems associated with critical spacecraft hardware and the space environment are highlighted by over 500 illustrations including micrographs and fractographs. Space hardware captured by astronauts and returned to Earth from long durations in space are examined in the metallurgical laboratory.

Information detailed in the Handbook is applicable to general terrestrial applications including consumer electronics as well as high reliability systems associated with aeronautics, medical equipment and ground transportation. This Handbook is also directed to those involved in maximizing the reliability of new materials and processes for space technology and space engineering. It will be invaluable to engineers concerned with the construction of advanced structures or mechanical and electronic sub-systems.

Dunn is an Honorary Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, UK and an expert to the European Commission. He was former Head of Materials and Processes at the European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands and has decades of experience in the space industry.

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