Airbus Defence & Space
We are delighted to announce that Airbus Defence & Space will be joining the MACH 2020 E&D Zone with their ExoMars Rover, ground demonstration model 'Bruno'. Bruno is the testing model here on planet Earth: his counterpart the 'Rosalind Franklin' Rover is due to launch in 2020 to examine the environment and ultimately search for life on Mars.
ExoMars will also help to prepare for other robotic missions and possible future human exploration.
You can find out more about the ExoMars and its mission at the AIRBUS WEBSITE.
At MACH The ExoMars will be demonstrating how to navigate the surface of Mars, staff from Airbus will also be on the stand showing how they communicate remotely with the rover and answering questions from young engineers who would like to learn more about engineering in the Air and Space sectors.
MANTRA (the MANufacturing TRAnsporter) is a 14m HGV, owned and operated by The University of Sheffield, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. It is kitted out with the lastest machinery, simulators and activities to offer aspiring engineers the chance to get hands-on with the type of equipment that todays engineers work with every day.
You can find out more at the MANTRA WEBSITE
At MACH 2020 MANTRA will be demonstrating:
Virtual reality welding
Interactive 3D VR jet engine
Video Presentations will also teach tomorrow's engineers about the latest technology in advanced machining and advanced assembly systems.