Delegates attending Advanced Engineering 2017 could find this year’s visit particularly productive, thanks to a range of demonstrations by MetLase - the joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart Group.

The mechanical engineering consultancy specialises in increasing productivity by designing and manufacturing complex tooling, fixturing and components for a wide range of industries, often bringing lead times of months down to just days.

It’s the first time that MetLase has attended the major exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC, which already hosts big names such as Boeing, Nissan, Hexcel and Dassault Systèmes.

Steve Dunn, Managing Director of MetLase said: “We developed our process and launched our innovative technology two years ago; since then the business has doubled in size but the future potential is huge. That’s why we’ve decided to widen our reach to other parts of the industry by attending this prestigious and established event.”

This year, MetLase became a partner on a collaborative R&D project with the University of Sheffield’s AMRC and Meggitt Plc to develop an intelligent, digitally enabled Smart Workbench, and has also been working with Williams Advanced Engineering producing bonding fixtures to assemble a complete Lightweight Electric Car Platform in just nine days.

MetLase will be at stand M54 in the Performance Metals Engineering section. For further information about MetLase, please visit