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Cubik Innovation made its debut appearance at the Engineering Design Show 2019 (EDS) alongside over 200 exhibitors at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

On Wednesday 16 October, we opened our exhibition stand doors for the final time this year at one of the biggest engineering exhibitions in the UK. Dedicated entirely to engineering, electronics and embedded design, EDS gives visitors access to the latest products, services and innovations available in the industry. Having got a sneak peek at what was on offer during set up day, we knew we were in for something special.

Matt, Shannon & Paul

Throughout the 2-day event, a steady stream of visitors made their way to stand C22 to meet Cubik, talk to our experts and watch demonstrations of our automated assembly line. As usual, our trusty pick and place machine was on hand to build our interactive business cards and showcase our in-house manufacturing capabilities. Programmed with a challenging LED game, the business cards get quicker and more complicated as you complete each level. They quickly became one of the exhibitions must have items with people stopping by to pick one up.

Pick & Place

As well as the vast number of exhibitions, visitors also had the opportunity to hear from 25 of the industry’s most prominent conference speakers and attend over 30 practical workshops on the show floor.

Cubik’s own Matt Weatherburn (Senior Project Manager) attended a workshop delivered by John Karlsson (Perforce Software) exploring how to build better products by using a combination of Project Management methods including SCRUM, Gantt Scheduling and Kanban:

“The workshop was an excellent opportunity to hear from a leading industry expert, meet likeminded people and make new connections. Insightful, innovative and certainly provided some food for thought”.

On the show floor the Robotics Innovation Hub provided opportunities to discuss and try the very latest in robotics technology from Comau, X-STK Applied Automation and Motion Impossible. Visitors were able to try out an exoskeleton, a motion tracking camera dolly and cobots.

Shannon Cribb (Junior Engineer) couldn’t resist the opportunity to try out the exoskeleton which supports the user when carrying out repetitive, weight intensive tasks.

Shannon in Exoskeleton

On Day 2, we took part in Made in Britain’s #MIBHour, an online networking event where tagged companies take part in an online conversation. After mentioning that we were tweeting from the EDS, spring manufacturer European Springs tweeted us to say that they were also exhibiting and headed over to our stand to introduce themselves. Virtual connectivity leading to real life connections!

Matt & Shannon talking to delegates

If you managed to pick up one of our interactive business cards, don’t forget to tweet us to let us know what level you’ve reached. Twitter: @CubikInnovation