Welcoming the makers of the future

Discover Axminster is back, bigger and better than ever before. It's a great opportunity for students and makers of the future, teachers, lecturers and technicians. You’re all welcome! Find out more below and read our show preview.

What's on?

Some of the highlights...

  • Live interactive demonstrations
  • Network with industry links
  • Learn and share with like-minded people
  • Careers advice
  • Guest speakers
  • Meet the makers of today
Bluetooth speaker

Free bluetooth speaker! Plus a goodie bag worth £20

The first 200 guests through the door on the day will receive a free Bluetooth speaker!

Windsor chair

Windsor chair charity auction

The team from the Axminster Skill Centre are demonstrating how to make a windsor chair from start to finish. One lucky person will take the chair home when we auction it for charity at the end of the day.

Win a Festool SYSROCK Radio

Win a Festool DAB+ Radio worth £149

Simply sign up to the Discover Axminster event online and register your attendance on the day for your chance to win! Terms and conditions apply.

Meet the BLOODHOUND team

Following the success of BLOODHOUND SSC’s first public land speed test run, we are delighted to announce the team's attendance at Discover Axminster.

BLOODHOUND SSC

The BLOODHOUND project is a global engineering adventure, using a 1,000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Learn more about BLOODHOUND SSC...

BLOODHOUND SSC

BLOODHOUND SSC is a supersonic car designed to go over 1,000mph, covering a mile in just 3.6 seconds. Without a doubt the most complicated car ever built, BLOODHOUND SSC is very difficult to describe. The team are bringing with them a scale model of the car to give Discover Axminster guests a greater insight.

Who's coming?

Matt Estlea

Matt Estlea

Hear how Matt got into the furniture industry and why it's his chosen career. The importance of social media, now and for the future of the industry and how he approaches content creation.

Dr Lynn Jones

Dr Lynn Jones

A passionate advocate of inspiring young people to design, make and engineer, Lynn has a wealth of knowledge on CV’s, portfolios, personal statements, employers and all aspects of getting into work following school, college or university.

The Furniture Makers’ Company

The Furniture Makers' Company

This is your chance to find out how The Furniture Makers’ Company can help you.

Numatic

Numatic

Pete Simpson from the specialised product department at Numatic International has prepared some experiments to be performed live during his talk.

The Design & Technology Association

The Design & Technology Association

Ensure your workshop is running efficiently and complies to the correct standards.

University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton are represented on the day by Faculty of Arts lecturer Robert Cooksey.

Sharps

Sharps

As an employer and provider of apprenticeships Sharps are in a great position to offer advice on getting a job in the industry.

Newcastle Racing

Newcastle Racing

The team are joining us to talk about their 10th vehicle NRX, their 3rd electric entry into the Institute of Mechanical Engineers event.

9:30am Registration
10am Welcome from Axminster
10:15am The Furniture Makers' Company
10:45am Sharps Bedrooms
11:15am Matt Estlea
11:45am Dr Lynn Jones
12:15pm Lunch
1:15pm Roundhouse
1:45pm Numatic
2:15pm Wolverhampton University
2:45pm The Design & Technology Association
3:15pm Newcastle Racing
3:40pm Festool prize draw, Windsor chair auction, thank you from Axminster
4pm Finish

Latest innovations presented by Axminster

The venue

  • Close to the M6 J9
  • Free parking onsite
  • Short walk from Bescot train station
  • Hotel accommodation onsite
  • Free WiFi
  • Food & refreshments available to purchase

Finding the event

Walsall Football Club

The Banks's Stadium

Bescot Crescent

Walsall

West Midlands

WS1 4SA

The venue

  • Close to the M6 J9
  • Free parking onsite
  • Short walk from Bescot train station
  • Hotel accommodation onsite
  • Free WiFi
  • Food & refreshments available to purchase

Finding the event

Walsall Football Club

The Banks's Stadium

Bescot Crescent

Walsall

West Midlands

WS1 4SA

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