Nothing is as fascinating to the AIE team than networking with others who also possess a keen interest in research and development (R&D).
This was definitely the case on 1 March 2017 as AIE (UK) Ltd joined Nucleus Expo 2017 at the prestigious Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) located in the Midlands area of Coventry, UK.
The event brought together ground-breaking science and technology companies under the roof of the MTC, a venue that is already home to some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, and leading experts in the field of engineering. The surroundings of the MTC, together with an exhibition area full of like-minded entrepreneurs and technological advancements, provided the perfect setting for the Nucleus Expo event.
Rotary Technology as Part of the Innovation Ecosystem
As part of the innovation technology showcase, AIE chose to exhibit their latest cutting-edge 40S compact Wankel rotary engine. The event was an ideal opportunity to highlight the versatility of this extremely small and ultra-lightweight power unit.
As visitors to the AIE stand picked-up and examined the compact engine, AIE revealed how through advanced engineering they have revived the rotary engine concept. With careful design and patented technology such as SPARCS (Self-Pressurising-Air Rotor Cooling System), AIE has developed an engine that is thermally balanced, reliable, efficient, clean and durable.
The 40S rotary engine required an extensive amount of R&D, so as an SME operating in the Midlands area, AIE was proud to showcase the technological success of this highly-efficient 2kg engine. An accomplishment which has contributed to establishing AIE as world leaders in rotary engine development.
The AIE rotary engine, therefore, not only represents the success of investing in R&D to develop reliable solutions with innovative technology, but this small engine also provides a valuable option for other R&D companies who require ultra-portable power for their applications, including those working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones and hybrid power.
For that reason, Nucleus Expo 2017 was a successful event for AIE, who enjoyed interacting first-hand with a diverse audience that values R&D advancements – showing them examples of the engine technology and discussing AIE’s vision, applications and future developments.
For further information on AIE’s patented SPARCS technology, feel free to download a datasheet.