We at Extrude Hone are excited to participate in this year’s SubCon at NEC Birmingham, June 7-9. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, SubCon is the UK’s premier manufacturing supply chain show and is dedicated to outsourced engineering services and subcontracting.

SubCon’s British and international exhibitors cover all sectors of the manufacturing supply chain: automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, rail, oil and gas, and defense and security, plus — new this year — dedicated zones for software and for materials and composites. Also new this year, the conference’s Buyer’s Programme lets you book appointments with the exhibitors you’re most interested in before the conference even begins. This can give you a personalized SubCon experience that makes the most efficient and effective use of your time.

In addition to the networking opportunities, informational sessions will keep conference attendees up to date on issues important to the industry, including 3D printed production tooling, remanufacturing, SMEs, and mass customization. Also, a keynote address will be given on each day of the conference:

  • On Tuesday, Dave Atkinson, UK Head of Manufacturing for Lloyd’s Banking Group, will talk on the subject of investing to drive productivity.
  • On Wednesday, Mike Healy of Airbus Defence and Space will reveal supply chain trends and opportunities for satellite systems.
  • Thursday’s keynote speaker, Lambert Engineering’s Jon Sumner, will discuss Industry 4.0 and taking automation “to the next level.”

With an eye to the future and a focus on incorporating advanced manufacturing processes into existing systems, this year’s SubCon is sure to leave delegates with useful and practicable insights, new business relationships and opportunities, and a reinvigorated spirit to navigate their enterprises through the 21st century.

If some of those possibilities seem out of your reach because of a gap in either financing or expertise, Extrude Hone is here to help. We have built a network of contract shops throughout the world with the machinery and know-how that local markets need to take advantage of cutting-edge technology. Make sure you stop in to see us when you’re at SubCon to find out how we can help your company grow.

For more information and to register for SubCon, visit the SubCon website. To get the latest SubCon news and to follow the action when it arrives, follow @SubConShow on Twitter and monitor and use the hashtag #SubConShow.