Rutland Plastics will be at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2022

Southern Manufacturing is returning to the Farnborough International Exhibition centre 8-10th February 2022. The show is the biggest event in Southern England showcasing technology and innovation for UK manufacturing and its supply chain and we will be there. There will be thousands of design, engineering, production and procurement solutions encompassing state of the art manufacturing techniques, metalworking machinery, new materials, electronic assembly, automation, tooling, advanced components, 3D print and subcontracting services.

Over 600 industry suppliers will exhibit at this powerful manufacturing event, serving the procurement needs of major supply chain hubs across Aerospace & Defence, Electronics, Automotive, Space Engineering, Additive Manufacturing, Medical, Marine, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, IT and Software Development.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is without doubt one of the most important and popular engineering shows in the UK calendar. From modest beginnings as a regional event, it has evolved into a fully-fledged national show, with increasing influence across continental Europe and further afield. In 2018, the event entered its third decade with a move into its new permanent home, the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre and is easily accessible from motorway links.

With its trademark diversity of suppliers, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is an event that rises above any particular sector of the engineering industry. It is certainly an event important enough to attract big name manufacturers, but it’s also an extremely accessible show for the rich ecosystem of engineering SMEs operating across the UK, and increasingly, continental Europe too. As well as giving the show its unique character, it also makes it one of the most effective shows for addressing multiple sourcing issues in a very time-efficient way.

There is a free seminar programme which gives you access to high-calibre technical and business expertise delivered by industry professionals covering key poignant topics, strategic thinking and the latest concepts in manufacturing. Tickets are free and available to book at

The Rutland Plastics’ stand will contain a range of injection moulding products we have produced along with examples of our 3D printed work. Members of our technical team will be on hand to discuss your projects with you and offer free advice for optimising design for injection moulding. We will be on stand J315 next to the seminar room (and next to the food and drink area). We look forward to seeing you in February.

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We can provide advice and quotes on anything from a simple sketch to a 3D computer model. Most drawing formats can be handled although we find STEP, Parasolid and DXF translate most successfully.